Wrestling Quotes

Quotes tagged as "wrestling" (showing 1-30 of 40)
John Irving
“You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.”
John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire

Ming-Dao Deng
“Grappling with fate is like meeting an expert wrestler: to escape, you have to accept the fall when you are thrown. The only thing that counts is whether you get back up.”
Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony

Amit Ray
“Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.”
Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

“I'm the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.”
Bret Hart

Amit Ray
“Champions never sleep, the eternal spirit keep them alert and awake.”
Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

George R.R. Martin
“Inside the room, a man and a woman were wrestling. They were both naked.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“If I've heard this saying once, I've heard it a thousand times - Everything happens for a reason. And it possibly does. I just haven't found the reason that this all happened yet.”
Jerry "The King" Lawler

Matt Hardy, The Hardy Boyz

Hedy Lamarr
“I have never seen a wrestling match or prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.”
Hedy Lamarr

Terry Eagleton
“The liberal state has no view on whether witchcraft is more valuable than all-in wrestling. Like a tactful publican, it has as few opinions as possible. Many liberals suspect passionate convictions are latently authoritarian. But liberalism should surely be a passionate conviction. Liberals are not necessarily lukewarm. Only the more macho leftist suspects that they have no balls. You can be ardently neutral, and fiercely indifferent.”
Terry Eagleton

Linda Rodríguez McRobbie
“In Mongolian culture, Khutulun is remembered by the sport in which she so excelled. These days when Mongolian men wrestle, they wear a sort of long-sleeved vest that is open in the front to prove tp their opponents they don't have breasts. It's a tribute to the woman wrestler who was never defeated.”
Linda Rodríguez McRobbie, Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History—without the Fairy-Tale Endings

Greg Oliver
“From the managerial perspective, Sir Oliver Humperdink, a heinous sort for most of his career, said the release of pentup emotions might even have been healthy for mind and soul. "As heels, we were able to be as annoying and politically incorrect’ as possible.We were able to say and do what everyone probably wanted to say and do, but, for one reason or another, could never, ever get away with. And, by being able to do so, I generally found that my fellow heels were much more 'easygoing' than our babyface counterparts who had to 'toe the line.”
Greg Oliver, The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels

Yusaku Hanakuma
“--What's going on in there?
--Let me see.
--Some kind of homo grappling shit.”
Yusaku Hanakuma, Tokyo Zombie

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A tie is what you get after ice cubes have wrestled with hot water.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“[The Spartans] ordered the maidens to exercise themselves with wrestling, running, throwing the quoit, and casting the dart, to the end that the fruit they conceived might, in strong and healthy bodies, take firmer root and find better growth, and withal that they, with this greater vigour, might be the more able to undergo the pains of childbearing.”
Plutarch, Plutarch's Lives, Vol 1

Stevie Pearson
“It’s a work kid, a fucking lie. Our business is built on bullshit, every square inch of it. Call it deception, call it untruth, call it what you will. It is what it is. A work a dirty downright stinking fucking work. And whether it’s the dumb marks who pay to see this shit, or the dumb fucks who lace up every night to do it, they're all fair game, each and every one of em; suckers born to be fleeced for all their worth Anyone who says otherwise is probably working you twice as hard as I am. But hey, you already knew that, didn’t you? Welcome to the beast, that is, pro wrestling kid.

Harvey Wallbanger Wrestling Promoter Extraordinaire”
Stevie Pearson, Real in Memphis: A Tale of Territory, Treachery and Turbulence

Bill Apter
“Years later I saw McMahon in a St. Louis hotel lobby and explained the situation to him, but he shrugged it off as "No big thing, Bill." He was already a multi-millionaire and at this point, that show meant little him, if anything at all.”
Bill Apter, Is Wrestling Fixed? I Didn't Know It Was Broken: From Photo Shoots and Sensational Stories to the WWE Network _ Bill Apter's Incredible Pro Wrestling Journey

“Whenever anyone has asked me if wrestling is “worth it,” meaning is the reward worth the pain, worth the travel, worth the being away from your family, I’ve always answered yes. And it always felt like it was. But I naïvely assumed that when I was done wrestling, I could always go home and make up for all the time I’ve missed with my family and friends. Now, going home isn’t the same, and there is nothing I can do to make up for all the time I’ve spent away from my father. Instead of being proud of my accomplishments, all I feel is regret about not being there for the most important people in my life, the people who have loved me in a way that had nothing to do with wrestling. If you were to ask me today if all the reward was worth the sacrifices, I would say no. Yet I keep on because I’m not quite sure what else to do with myself and because stopping now won’t give me any more time with my father.”
Daniel Bryan

Natalya Vorobyova
“We can wrestle sometimes and see who is OK and who is KO.”
Natalya Vorobyova, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

Chris Matakas
“If you can wrestle but not play Jiu Jitsu, or you can play Jiu Jitsu but not wrestle, you are not a complete grappler and lack the sufficient skills to safely subdue an opponent.”
Chris Matakas, The Tao of Jiu Jitsu

“Each time I glanced into the rearview mirror, the black around my eyes was bigger and darker. Every once in a while Tom and I would look at each other with a silent acknowledgement that we had just worked our greatest match. When I think of it now, a quote from Georges Braque comes to mind: "Art is a wound turned to light." To my mind, that is also the beauty of pro wrestling.”
Bret Hart

Arthur Koestler
“While serving one of his countless sentences of imprisonment, he was given ex-wrestler Paul as cell companion. Paul was at that time a dock worker; he was in jail for having, during a strike riot, remembered his professional past and applied the grip known as a double Nelson to a policeman. This grip consisted in passing one's arms through the opponent's arm­pits from behind, locking one's hands behind his neck,
and pressing his head down until the neck vertebra began to crack. In the ring this had always brought him considerable applause, but he had learned to his regret that in the class struggle the double Nelson was not done.”
Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon

“Not since the Kennedy's of Massachusetts has an American family publicly suffered personal tragedy after personal tragedy like the Von Erichs of Denton County, Texas.”
Ron G. Mullinax

Ron Mullinax
“Jack Adkisson was more than a great athlete and professional wrestler. He was a very wonderful and kind man as well. After the doctors diagnosed Fritz with terminal cancer, he gave me some irreplaceable photos and videos. When I would not accept any compensation for the help I gave him during his illness, he said, “Why don’t you write a book about me, from me, to all my fans around the world like you, Ron, and let everyone hear the Von Erich story from me.”
Ron Mullinax

“I found myself on the edge of my chair screaming for Fritz to win. To this day, I am still not quite sure why I started cheering for Fritz Von Erich. Maybe it was the way he seemed to take total control of the match. About five minutes into the third round, he knocked Gene Kiniski down to the mat. With a sneer on his face, Fritz dropped to his knees in the center of the ring and clamped a very large right hand around the top of Gene Kiniski's head.”
Ron G. Mullinax

“To help Jack through his painful last months, I moved into his home on Lake Dallas in Denton County, Texas. In the months that followed, Jack Adkisson and I would become the closest of friends. I did my best to take care of him and make his final days as pleasant as possible until he passed away in September of that year. I considered it a privilege to spend those last few months with a man I have always considered my life-long hero. Being by his side as he passed from this world was an experience that has touched my life in so many ways.”
Ron G. Mullinax

Sam Lipsyte
“The Rough Beast snorted. “You don’t get it at all, buddy. It’s not about wrestling. It’s about stories. We’re storytellers.”

Caperton studied him. “Somebody at my job just said that.”

“It’s true! You have to be able to tell the story to get people on board for anything. A soft drink, a suck sesh, elective surgery, gardening, even your thing--public space? I prefer private space, but that’s cool. Anyway, nobody cares about anything if there isn’t a story attached. Ask the team that wrote the Bible. Ask Vincent Allan Poe.”

“But doesn’t it seem kind of creepy?” Caperton said. “All of us just going around calling ourselves storytellers?”

The Rough Beast shrugged. “Well, you can be negative. That’s the easy way out.”
Sam Lipsyte

Meg Cabot
“All those guys on the wrestling team, though - they scare me. And they're so homophobic... well, you can't help wondering about their sexual orientation, I mean they all think I'm gay, but you wouldn't catch me in a pair of tights grabbing some other guys inner thigh.”
Meg Cabot, Shadowland

Bill Apter
“The 5,500-squarefoot house was custom built with a Mediterranean decor. It was the exact opposite of the dingy hotel rooms he stayed in when he was on the road. This house was very open with high ceilings, so even giant-like friends like Kevin Nash could hang out with no issue...
Shawn conducted a class as I photographed away. Students Lance Cade, Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan), Brian Kendrick, Paul London and others did calisthenics and other exercises. After an hour or so they got into the ring to do some falls and learn a few holds....
Here I was face-to-face with Shawn Michaels, and he asked me, "What do you want to do?" My mouth spewed words faster than I could think, as I whispered so the students wouldn't hear, "Shoot me into the ropes. When I come back on the rebound I will give you a flying dropkick and then put you in the figure-four leglock for the win.”
Bill Apter, Is Wrestling Fixed? I Didn't Know It Was Broken: From Photo Shoots and Sensational Stories to the WWE Network _ Bill Apter's Incredible Pro Wrestling Journey

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