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Quotations: Sports

Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.
Dave Barry

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

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

It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer.
Larry Bird

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.
Winston Churchill

Sports is the toy department of human life.
Howard Cosell

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.
Pierre de Coubertin

Games lubricate the body and the mind.
Benjamin Franklin

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

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
Mia Hamm

I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
Rogers Hornsby

A good catcher is the quarterback, the carburetor, the lead dog, the pulse taker, the traffic cop and sometimes a lot of unprintable things, but no team gets very far without one.
Miller Huggins

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan

Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts.
Tommy Lasorda

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defences, or the problems of modern society.
Vince Lombardi

The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time.
Vince Lombardi

One of the most fascinating things about golf is how it reflects the cycle of life. No matter what you shoot, the next day you have to go back to the first tee and begin all over again and make yourself into something.
Peter Marshall

Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
A. A. Milne

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100% dedication, you won't be able to do this.
Wilson Mizner

I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports.
Richard M. Nixon

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

Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.
Arnold Palmer

When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, it is ready to climb.
Patanjali

What is sport to the cat is death to the mouse
German Proverb

A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.
Pat Riley

Sport is a very important subject at school, that's why I gave Quidditch such an important place at Hogwarts. I was very bad in sports, so I gave Harry a talent I would really loved to have. Who wouldn't want to fly?
Joanne Kathleen Rowling

The triumph cannot be had without the struggle. And I know what struggle is. I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams.
Wilma Rudolph

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
Babe Ruth

Our philosophy precedes from the belief that sport is an inalienable part of the educational process and a factor for promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding among peoples.
Juan Antonio Samaranch

When a man wants to murder a tiger, it's called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it's called ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw

Sports is like a war without the killing.
Ted Turner

Golf is a good walk spoiled.
Mark Twain

In all my years of play, I never saw an ump deliberately make an unfair decision. They really called them as they saw 'em.
Honus Wagner

No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer's mind.
Tom Watson

The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers.
Earl Weaver

You are only as good as the coach thinks you are.
Brian Williams

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
John Wooden

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