Quotes About Sports

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Sports

Quotations & Citations:

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
~ Babe Ruth



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.


~ Steve Garvey



Winning isn’t everything–but wanting to win is.
~ Vince Lombardi Jr.



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


~ John Madden



The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
~ John Bingham



I don’t believe professional athletes should be role models. I believe parents should be role models…. It’s not like it was when I was growing up. My mom and my grandmother told me how it was going to be. If I didn’t like it, they said, “Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.” Parents have to take better control.


~ Charles Barkley



It ain’t over ’til it’s over.
~ Yogi Berra



We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.


~ Vince Lombardi



Many people say I’m the best women’s soccer player in the world. I don’t think so. And because of that, someday I just might be.
~ Mia Hamm



With the money I’m making, I should be playing two positions.


~ Pete Rose



Winning is a habit. Unfortunately so is losing.
~ Vince Lombardi Jr.



To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there’s no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.


~ Jack Handey



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



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


~ Jason Love



Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
~ William Arthur Ward



One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn’t do you any good.


~ Abe Lemmons



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.
~ Tiger Woods



I wanted to have a career in sports when I was young, but I had to give it up. I’m only six feet tall, so I couldn’t play basketball. I’m only 190 pounds, so I couldn’t play football. And I have 20-20 vision, so I couldn’t be a referee.


~ Jay Leno



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



Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake.


~ Sylvester Stallone



Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game
~ Babe Ruth



Professional wrestling’s most mysterious hold is on its audience.


~ Luke Neely



Football is like life – it requires perserverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
~ Vince Lombardi Jr.


The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s the opposition.


~ Nick Seitz


The more I practice, the luckier I get.


~ Jerry Barber



The thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.
~ Terry Pratchett



Baseball and football are very different games. In a way, both of them are easy. Football is easy if you’re crazy as hell. Baseball is easy if you’ve got patience. They’d both be easier for me if I were a little more crazy — and a little more patient.


~ Bo Jackson



You don’t just want to beat a team. You want to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see your face again.
~ Mia Hamm



I figure practice puts your brains in your muscles.


~ Sam Snead



It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. It took one afternoon on the golf course.
~ Hank Aaron



Winning is overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war.


~ Al McGuire



Why is luge a sport? You dress up like a giant sperm and go sledding really fast. That’s hardly athletic. Phallic and sexy, yes. But hardly athletic.
~ Jessica Park



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


~ Vince Lombardi



You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn’t enough, in the second half, you have to give what’s left.
~ Yogi Berra



An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.


~ Emil Zatopek



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



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


~ Ron Bolton



Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.
~ Knute Rockne



If you screw things up in tennis, it’s 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it’s your ass.


~ Randall “Tex” Cobb



I like cup holders—in cars, as well as in jockstraps. I would have played football, but the only helmet I had belonged to a bicycle that coach said was illegal on the field.
~ Jarod Kintz, Xazaqazax



I was called “Rembrandt” Hope in my boxing days, because I spent so much time on the canvas.


~ Bob Hope



I’m the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.
~ Bret Hart



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



All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
~ Gordie Howe



In play there are two pleasures for your choosing –
The one is winning, and the other losing.
~ Lord Byron



Champions keep playing until they get it right.
~ Billie Jean King


All sports are games of inches.


~ Dick Ritger



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



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


~ Rita Mae Brown



If you gone come in second, you’re just the first loser!
~ Tiger Woods


Cricket is baseball on valium.


~ Robin Williams



I realize I’m black, but id like to be viewed as a person, and that is everybody’s wish.
~ Michael Jordan



Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever.


~ Vince McKewin



The strong one doesn’t win, the one that wins is strong.
~ Franz Beckenbauer



Sports is a preserver of health.


~ Hippocrates



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



The bowling alley is the poor man’s country club.


~ Sanford Hansell



Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable.
~ Tom Landry



There’s more to boxing than hitting. There’s not getting hit, for instance.


~ George Foreman



Approach the game with no preset agendas and you’ll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
~ Phil Jackson



Prize fighters can sometimes read and write when they start — but they can’t when they finish.


~ Martin H. Fischer



A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
~ Jesse Owens



Finish last in your league and they call you Idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you Doctor.


~ Abe Lemons



An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame – Southern Methodist University game and doesn’t care who wins.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower