Sports

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
- Joe Adcock
Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
- Al Boliska
Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
- Thierry Henry
All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin
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
Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan
Sports are a microcosm of society.
- Billie Jean King
I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.
- Gerald R. Ford
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
- Frank Gifford
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
- Arnold Palmer
Baseball life is a tough life on the family.
- Nolan Ryan
The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.
- John Madden
Nobody roots for Goliath.
- Wilt Chamberlain
One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: when you bought you ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
- Joe Garagiola
It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd
Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
- Doug Collins
Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
- Joe Garagiola
Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
The integrity of the game is everything.
- Peter Ueberroth
Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
- Grantland Rice
My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey
Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
- Peter Ueberroth
New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.
- Jimmy Connors
I started playing ball when I was a kid. My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.
- Kurt Russell
Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.
- Frank Gifford
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
He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.
- Gary McCord
Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth
Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson
I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn
Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn
The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.
- Bob Verdi
There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.
- William Shakespeare
If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race.
- Marilyn Monroe
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
- George Bernard Shaw
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.
- Joel Osteen
I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.
- H. L. Mencken
More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill - none have wrestled without pride.
- Dan Gable
Serious sport is war minus the shooting.
- George Orwell
Business is a combination of war and sport.
- Andre Maurois
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
- Jane Austen
Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful.
- Wayne Gretzky
I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie. I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it.
- Todd English
Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.
- Joe Frazier
I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything.
- Demetri Martin
To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.
- Mike Krzyzewski
The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter.
- Dave Barry
Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.
- Lord Byron
Cycling is a sport of the open road and spectators are lining that road.
- Lance Armstrong
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
- James Anthony Froude
In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich.
- Douglas Coupland
Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
- Michel de Montaigne
Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
- Charles Lamb
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