Quotes About Sports

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

“Winning isn't everything--but wanting to win is.”
Vince Lombardi Jr.

“The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
John Bingham, No Need for Speed: A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running

Dave Barry
“The problem with winter sports is that -- follow me closely here -- they generally take place in winter.”
Dave Barry

Mae West
“The score never interested me, only the game.”
Mae West

James Patterson
“Hello, Max," he said quietly, searching my face. "How do you feel?"

Which was a ten on the "imbecilic question" scale of one to ten.

Why, I feel fine, Jeb," I said brightly. "How about you?"

Any nausea? Headache?"

Yep. And it's standing here talking to me.”
James Patterson

“Running isn't a sport for pretty boys...It's about the sweat in your hair and the blisters on your feet. Its the frozen spit on your chin and the nausea in your gut. It's about throbbing calves and cramps at midnight that are strong enough to wake the dead. It's about getting out the door and running when the rest of the world is only dreaming about having the passion that you need to live each and every day with. It's about being on a lonely road and running like a champion even when there's not a single soul in sight to cheer you on. Running is all about having the desire to train and persevere until every fiber in your legs, mind, and heart is turned to steel. And when you've finally forged hard enough, you will have become the best runner you can be. And that's all that you can ask for.”
Paul Maurer, The Gift - A Runner's Story

Yogi Berra
“It ain't over 'til it's over.”
Yogi Berra

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

Michael Jordan
“I've never lost a game I just ran out of time.”
Michael Jordan, For the Love of the Game

“I feel the need to endanger myself every so often.”
Tim Daly

Mia Hamm
“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

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

“Winning is a habit. Unfortunately so is losing.”
Vince Lombardi Jr.

Dave Barry
“Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent? ”
Dave Barry

Dave Barry
“I love the Olympics, because they enable people from all over the world to come together and--regardless of their political or cultural differences--accuse each other of cheating.”
Dave Barry, Boogers Are My Beat: More Lies, But Some Actual Journalism!

Dean Karnazes
“Some seek the comfort of their therapist's office, other head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but I chose running as my therapy.”
Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

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

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

Michael Jordan
“Don't let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in.”
Michael Jordan, I Can't Accept Not Trying: Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence

Dave Barry
“Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.”
Dave Barry

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

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

Criss Jami
“If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Terry Pratchett
“The thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.”
Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

David Halberstam
“[On writing:] "There's a great quote by Julius Irving that went, 'Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don't feel like doing them.'"

(One On 1, interview with Budd Mishkin; NY1, March 25, 2007.)”
David Halberstam, Everything They Had: Sports Writing

Haven Kimmel
“I later discovered that in order to be a good athlete one must care intensely what is happening with a ball, even if one doesn't have possession of it. This was ultimately my failure: my inability to work up a passion for the location of balls.”
Haven Kimmel, Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana

Harry Crews
“I think all of us are looking for that which does not admit of bullshit . . . If you tell me you can bench press 450, hell, we'll load up the bar and put you under it. Either you can do it or you can't do it—you can't bullshit. Ultimately, sports are just about as close to what one would call the truth as it is possible to get in this world.”
Harry Crews, Getting Naked with Harry Crews: Interviews

Criss Jami
“With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Dave Barry
“Guys care about sports teams. I'm not talking about simply rooting; I'm talking about a relationship that guys develop, a commitment to a sport team that guys take way more seriously than, for example, wedding vows.”
Dave Barry, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys

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