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    Billie Jean King

    Champions keep playing until they get it right.

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    Charley Lau

    There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works.

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    Harry Caray

    You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games.

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    Billy Graham

    The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.

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    Earl Warren

    I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.

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    Michael Phelps

    I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.

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    Mark Twain

    Golf is a good walk spoiled.

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    Christy Mathewson

    Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.

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    Satchel Paige

    Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.

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    Hank Aaron

    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.

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    Joe Garagiola

    Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.

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    Joe DiMaggio

    You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.

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    Hunter S. Thompson

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

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    Arnold Palmer

    What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.

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    Vince Lombardi

    If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?

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    Pierre de Coubertin

    All sports for all people.

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    Phil Jackson

    Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.

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    Jim Bouton

    Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?

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    Ted Williams

    Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.

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    Rogers Hornsby

    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.

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    Charles Barkley

    You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.

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    Dale Earnhardt

    You win some, lose some, and wreck some.

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    Steve Garvey

    The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.

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    Paul Harvey

    Golf is a game in which you yell "fore," shoot six, and write down five.

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    Ernie Banks

    The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.

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    Bob Verdi

    The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.

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    Vince Lombardi

    Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.

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    William Arthur Ward

    Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

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    George Deukmejian

    The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie.

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    Eric Liddell

    God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.

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    Gary McCord

    He's got an overall flair for the game. It looks to me like he really loves what he does and he can't wait to get up in the morning, go hit some balls and go play.

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    John Updike

    Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.

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    Jack Nicklaus

    He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.

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    Heywood Broun

    Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

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    Greg Norman

    What's a good tournament for him? Winning it. He's good enough.

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    James Patrick Murray

    Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.

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    Knute Rockne

    One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.

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    Roger Kahn

    I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.

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    Nick Faldo

    He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young and has great elasticity.

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    Tommy Bolt

    If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up.

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    Bob Hope

    If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.

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    Peter Ueberroth

    The integrity of the game is everything.

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    Gerald R. Ford

    I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.

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    Robert Wilson Lynd

    It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.

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    Vince Lombardi

    Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

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    Kurt Russell

    I started playing ball when I was a kid. My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.

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    Herbert Hoover

    Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.

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    Gilbert K. Chesterton

    I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.

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    Ernest Hemingway

    The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.

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    Joyce Carol Oates

    Boxing has become America's tragic theater.

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    Thierry Henry

    Sometimes in football you have to score goals.

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    Doug Collins

    Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.

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    Jack Lemmon

    If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.

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    Nick Price

    He's got everything. He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships, but it's a matter of time. He's an outstanding talent. I didn't realize how tall he is.

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    Nolan Ryan

    Baseball life is a tough life on the family.

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    Wayne Gretzky

    A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.

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    George Orwell

    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.

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    Barry Switzer

    Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.

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    Whitey Herzog

    I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.

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    Peter Ueberroth

    Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.

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    Dan Gable

    Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.

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    Robert Frost

    I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.

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    John Madden

    The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

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    Sasha Cohen

    I'm a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.

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    Ben Hogan

    The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.

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    Gerald R. Ford

    I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    You can't win unless you learn how to lose.

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    Hugo Black

    When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.

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    Bob Lemon

    The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.

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    Charles Barkley

    If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.

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    Billie Jean King

    Sports are a microcosm of society.

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    Walt Whitman

    I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.

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    Gary McCord

    He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.

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    Mike Singletary

    Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.

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    Lee Trevino

    You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.

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    Michael Jordan

    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.

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    Erma Bombeck

    If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.

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    Mia Hamm

    I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

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    Roger Kahn

    Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.

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    John McEnroe

    I'll let the racket do the talking.

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    Hank Aaron

    The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.

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    Shaquille O'Neal

    I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.

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    Jack Nicklaus

    He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can.

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    Billie Jean King

    Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.

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    Woodrow Wilson

    Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.

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    Pete Rose

    It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.

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    Frank Gifford

    Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.

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    Grantland Rice

    Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.

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    Paul Coffey

    Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.

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    Casey Stengel

    Most ball games are lost, not won.

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    Frank Gifford

    Gray skies are just clouds passing over.

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    Wilt Chamberlain

    Nobody roots for Goliath.

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    Norman Ralph Augustine

    Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.

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    Michael Jordan

    Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

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    Rogers Hornsby

    I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.

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    Bob Verdi

    What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million is that he carries no warranty.

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    Red Auerbach

    Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.

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    Michael Jordan

    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.

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    Bobby Unser

    Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.

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    Joe E. Lewis

    I play in the low 80s. If it's any hotter than that, I won't play.

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    Nick Price

    Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders. He's got a kind of presence.

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    Will Rogers

    I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.

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    Muhammad Ali

    It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

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    Greg LeMond

    Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.

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    Dean Martin

    If you drink don't drive. Don't even putt.

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    John Leonard

    Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.

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    William James

    Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.

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    Gordie Howe

    All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.

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    Jesse Owens

    A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.

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    Phil Jackson

    If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.

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    Yogi Berra

    Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.

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    Roger Kahn

    Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.

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    Bill Veeck

    Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.

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    Joe Adcock

    Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.

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    Tiger Woods

    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.

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    Shaquille O'Neal

    If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.

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    Dave Barry

    Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.

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    Jimmy Connors

    New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.

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    Charles Spalding

    There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.

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    Sam Snead

    If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.

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    Reggie Jackson

    Fans don't boo nobodies.

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    Ben Hogan

    Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.

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    William Wordsworth

    Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.

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    Greg LeMond

    You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing.

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    Charles Barkley

    These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it.

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    Jim Bishop

    Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.

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    Mark Twain

    It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.

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    Bill Toomey

    My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.

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    Blaise Pascal

    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.

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    Jim Bouton

    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.

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    Peter Ueberroth

    Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on.

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    Al Boliska

    Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?

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    Ben Hogan

    Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don't you?

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    Jack Benny

    Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.

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    Joseph Chilton Pearce

    Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.

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    Tom Landry

    Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.

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    Dan Quayle

    Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins.

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    Joe Garagiola

    I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."

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    Warren Spahn

    Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.

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    Al McGuire

    I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.

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    Michael Phelps

    You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

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    Harry Vardon

    Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.

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    Rodney Dangerfield

    I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.

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    Carl Lewis

    Life is about timing.

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    George Brett

    If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.

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    Juan Antonio Samaranch

    Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.

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    Jesse Ventura

    Wrestling is ballet with violence.

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    Yogi Berra

    You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.

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    Martin Mull

    The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.

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    Joe Garagiola

    One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: when you bought you ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.

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    Jack Nicklaus

    There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid.

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    Mike Tyson

    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.

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    Bobby Knight

    You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.

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    Tim Duncan

    Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.

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