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    Harry Caray

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

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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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    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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    Jack Nicklaus

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

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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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    Joe Adcock

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

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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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    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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    Bobby Knight

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

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    Billie Jean King

    Sports are a microcosm of society.

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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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    Tom Landry

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

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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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    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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    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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    Joyce Carol Oates

    Boxing has become America's tragic theater.

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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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    Joe E. Lewis

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

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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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    Heywood Broun

    Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

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    Joe Garagiola

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

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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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    Joe Garagiola

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

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    William Arthur Ward

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

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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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    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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    Paul Harvey

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

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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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    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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    Dean Martin

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

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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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    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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    Joseph Chilton Pearce

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

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    Gordie Howe

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

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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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    William Wordsworth

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

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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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    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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    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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    Norman Ralph Augustine

    Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.

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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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    Michael Jordan

    Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

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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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    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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    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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    Michael Phelps

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

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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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    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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    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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    Vince Lombardi

    Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

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    Eric Liddell

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

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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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    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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    Gary McCord

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

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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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    Robert Frost

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

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    Dale Earnhardt

    You win some, lose some, and wreck some.

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    Rodney Dangerfield

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

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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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    Pete Rose

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

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    Charley Lau

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

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    Harry Vardon

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

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    Hunter S. Thompson

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

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    Jesse Ventura

    Wrestling is ballet with violence.

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    Frank Gifford

    Gray skies are just clouds passing over.

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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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    Warren Spahn

    Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.

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    Martin Mull

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

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    Al Boliska

    Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?

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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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    Gerald R. Ford

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

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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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    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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    Tim Duncan

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

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    Juan Antonio Samaranch

    Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.

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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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    John Madden

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

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    Bob Lemon

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

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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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    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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    Casey Stengel

    Most ball games are lost, not won.

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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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    Peter Ueberroth

    The integrity of the game is everything.

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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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    Muhammad Ali

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

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    Pierre de Coubertin

    All sports for all people.

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    Carl Lewis

    Life is about timing.

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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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    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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    Sasha Cohen

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

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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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    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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    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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    Nolan Ryan

    Baseball life is a tough life on the family.

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    Yogi Berra

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

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    Bobby Unser

    Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.

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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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    Mark Twain

    Golf is a good walk spoiled.

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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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    Gilbert K. Chesterton

    I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.

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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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    Knute Rockne

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

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    Phil Jackson

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

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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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    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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    Satchel Paige

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

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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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    Ben Hogan

    The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.

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    Thierry Henry

    Sometimes in football you have to score goals.

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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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    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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    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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    George Brett

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

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    Vince Lombardi

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

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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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    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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    Roger Kahn

    Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.

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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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    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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    Yogi Berra

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

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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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    Frank Gifford

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

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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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    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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    Reggie Jackson

    Fans don't boo nobodies.

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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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    Peter Ueberroth

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

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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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    Roger Kahn

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

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    Dave Barry

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Billy Graham

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

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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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    Barry Switzer

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

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    Vince Lombardi

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

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    George Bernard Shaw

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

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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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    Wilt Chamberlain

    Nobody roots for Goliath.

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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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    Walt Whitman

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

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

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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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    Billie Jean King

    Champions keep playing until they get it right.

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    Jesse Owens

    A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.

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    Ernie Banks

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

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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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    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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    John McEnroe

    I'll let the racket do the talking.

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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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    Bob Verdi

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

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    Greg Norman

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

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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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    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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    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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