Sports

Golf is a good walk spoiled.
- Mark Twain
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
- Hunter S. Thompson
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
- Michael Jordan
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
- Wayne Gretzky
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
- George Bernard Shaw
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
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
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
- Rodney Dangerfield
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 am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
- Mia Hamm
If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
- Erma Bombeck
The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
- Billy Graham
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
Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
- Babe Ruth
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
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
- Hank Aaron
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
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
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
- Heywood Broun
I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
- Billie Jean King
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
- Mike Singletary
God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
- Knute Rockne
Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
- Jack Benny
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach
You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
- Dale Earnhardt
A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
- Jesse Owens
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover
Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard
Life is about timing.
- Carl Lewis
Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
- Dave Barry
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- William Wordsworth
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
- Bobby Unser
Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
- Woodrow Wilson
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
I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford
Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce
The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
- Martin Mull
If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
- Phil Jackson
The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
- Bob Lemon
Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
- Billie Jean King
Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura
Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop
Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.
- Warren Spahn
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron
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
The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
- Ben Hogan
You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
- Jim Bouton
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
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