Here are the top 25 sports quotes on BrainyQuote.com:
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness… and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.
Golf is a good walk spoiled.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
~William Arthur Ward
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
~Henry David Thoreau
Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.
As athletes, we’re used to reacting quickly. Here, it’s ‘come, stop, come, stop.’ There’s a lot of downtime. That’s the toughest part of the day.
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.
Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.
People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
~Hunter S. Thompson
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.