Good Sports quotes: Best famous quotes about Sports

Good Sports quotes: Best famous quotes about Sports

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched. – Roger Kahn

Is it normal to wake up in the morning in a sweat because you can’t wait to beat another human’s guts out? – Joe Kapp

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

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

You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball. – Bobby Knight

I have lost this battle but I will win the war. – Anna Kournikova

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

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

If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. – Jack Lemmon

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

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. – Greg LeMond

You don’t suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing. – Greg LeMond

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

I play in the low 80s. If it’s any hotter than that, I won’t play. – Joe E. Lewis

Life is about timing. – Carl Lewis

My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: “Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you’ll win… channel your energy. Focus.” – Carl Lewis

The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that anyone cares that much about a baseball player. – Bernie Lincicome

If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that’s a big accomplishment… quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there’s going to be a life after tennis that’s a lot longer than your tennis life. – Chris Evert Lloyd

Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser. – Vince Lombardi

Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. – Vince Lombardi

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

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

Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. – Vince Lombardi

Winners never quit and quitters never win. – Vince Lombardi

Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is. – Vince Lombardi

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

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

If you drink don’t drive. Don’t even putt. – Dean Martin

Tiger is the best athlete that this level of golf has seen. He’s lean, he’s strong, his swing is marvelous. – Buddy Marucci

I couldn’t see the ball come off the club for the first 27 holes. It came off the club that fast. – Buddy Marucci

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

He’s in the mold of a Tom Watson, in that he’ll hit the ball in the trees and undaunted go it there, flail it out and make something out of it. – 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. – Gary McCord

I’ll let the racket do the talking. – John McEnroe

I dunno. I never smoked any Astroturf. – Tug McGraw

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. – Al McGuire

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

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. – Jim Murray

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. – Jack Nicklaus

He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I’ve ever seen. – 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. – Jack Nicklaus

What’s a good tournament for him? Winning it. He’s good enough. – Greg Norman

I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok. – 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. – Shaquille O’Neal

Boxing has become America’s tragic theater. – Joyce Carol Oates

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. – George Orwell

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

Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you. – Satchel Paige

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

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. – Blaise Pascal

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold. – Joseph Chilton Pearce

The first time I ever saw Arnold Palmer, I said, “There’s a star.” The first time I saw Jack Nicklaus, I said, “Superstar.” I feel the same way about Tiger Woods. – Gary Player

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. – Nick Price

Bobby Knight told me this: ‘There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.’ In other words a good offense wins. – Dan Quayle

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

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. – Will Rogers

It’s a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square. – Pete Rose

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture. – Juan Antonio Samaranch

Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. – George Bernard Shaw

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

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

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing. – Warren Spahn

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. – Charles Spalding

Most ball games are lost, not won. – Casey Stengel

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

Victory goes to the player who makes the next to last mistake. – Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower

Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein. – Joe Theisman

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. – Hunter S. Thompson

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

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. – Lee Trevino

Golf is a good walk spoiled. – Mark Twain

It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling. – Mark Twain

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. – Mike Tyson

The integrity of the game is everything. – Peter Ueberroth

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

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

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. – Bobby Unser

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. – John Updike

Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. – Harry Vardon

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. – Bill Veeck

Wrestling is ballet with violence. – Jesse Ventura

You can’t be compared to a Hogan or a Nicklaus until you do it. But… after having dinner with Tiger, he’s the most mature 18-year-old golfer I’ve known. – Ken Venturi

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

What’s unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million is that he carries no warranty. – Bob Verdi

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. – William A. Ward

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

I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game. – Walt Whitman

Scholars concede but cannot explain the amazing chemistry of Cub fans’ loyalty. But their unique steadfastness through thin and thin has something to do with the team’s Franciscan simplicity. – George Will

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

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

When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition. – Katarina Witt

I don’t know if I even have an aura, man. I just try to win. – Tiger Woods

My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That’s why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works. – 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. – Tiger Woods

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. – William Wordsworth

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