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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Sport:

Just give me 25 guys on the last year of their contracts; I'll win a pennant every year.
~ Sparky Anderson.

Life is simply a cricket match, with temptation as the bowler.
~ Author Unknown.

Losers quit when they're tired. Winners quit when they've won.
~ Author Unknown.

Losing is the great American sin.
~ Jerome Holtzman.

Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning, you get off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you're in a slump. If you lose at the end, you're choking.
~ Gene Mauch.

Many continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game.
~ George Mikes, How to Be an Alien, 1946.

Men forget everything; women remember everything. That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened.
~ Rita Rudner.

Most games are lost, not won.
~ Casey Stengel.

Most people are in a factory from nine till five. Their job may be to turn out 263 little circles. At the end of the week they're three short and somebody has a go at them. On Saturday afternoons they deserve something to go and shout about.
~ Rodney Marsh, 1969.

Motor racing's less of a sport these days than a commercial break doing 150 mph.
~ Peter Dunne, 1992.

My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky to be behind at the end of the game.
~ Duffy Daugherty.

October is not only a beautiful month but marks the precious yet fleeting overlap of hockey, baseball, basketball, and football.
~ Jason Love Quotes.

Officials are the only guys who can rob you and then get a police escort out of the stadium.
~ Ron Bolton.

Oh God, if there be cricket in heaven, let there also be rain.
~ Alec Douglas Home.

One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn't do you any good.
~ Abe Lemmons.

Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit.
~ Author Unknown.

People understand contests. You take a bunch of kids throwing rocks at random and people look askance, but if you go and hold a rock-throwing contest - people understand that.
~ Don Murray.

Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake.
~ Sylvester Stallone, 1990.

Prize fighters can sometimes read and write when they start - but they can't when they finish.
~ Martin H. Fischer.

Professional wrestling's most mysterious hold is on its audience.
~ Luke Neely, 1953.

Radio football is football reduced to its lowest common denominator. Shorn of the game's aesthetic pleasures, or the comfort of a crowd that feels the same way as you, or the sense of security that you get when you see that your defenders and goalkeeper are more or less where they should be, all that is left is naked fear.
~ Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch, 1992.

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting... there are quite enough real causes of trouble already, and we need not add to them by encouraging young men to kick each other on the shins amid the roars of infuriated spectators.
~ George Orwell Quotes.

Sport is a preserver of health.
~ Hippocrates.

Sport is where an entire life can be compressed into a few hours, where the emotions of a lifetime can be felt on an acre or two of ground, where a person can suffer and die and rise again on six miles of trails through a New York City park. Sport is a theater where sinner can turn saint and a common man become an uncommon hero, where the past and the future can fuse with the present. Sport is singularly able to give us peak experiences where we feel completely one with the world and transcend all conflicts as we finally become our own potential.
~ George A. Sheehan.

Sport strips away personality, letting the white bone of character shine through. Sport gives players an opportunity to know and test themselves.
~ Rita Mae Brown.

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