Sports

I think that from the time you start playing sports as a child you see that your responsibility to your team is to play the best that you can play as an individual... and yet, not take anything away from being part of a team.
- Wayne Gretzky
Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.
- Billie Jean King
Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four.
- Chris Rock
Hockey is the original extreme sport.
- Tom Ward
I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.
- Peggy Fleming
But sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.
- LeBron James
I think the sport of wrestling, which I became involved with at the age of 14... I competed until I was 34, kind of old for a contact sport. I coached the sport until I was 47. I think the discipline of wrestling has given me the discipline I have to write.
- John Irving
In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure.
- Mike Krzyzewski
My favourite sport is cheerleading!
- Miley Cyrus
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
- P. G. Wodehouse
In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.
- Julia Child
When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.
- LeBron James
It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.
- Fridtjof Nansen
Great American sport. Horseshoes is a very great game. I love it.
- Dan Quayle
The opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics are mass satanic rituals disguised as a celebration of Britain and sport. Their medium is the language of symbolism.
- David Icke
Every sport evolves. Every sport gets bigger and more athletic, and you have to keep up.
- Tiger Woods
Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.
- Camille Paglia
Politics is a blood sport.
- Aneurin Bevan
The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons.
- Samuel Richardson
Photography is a demanding action sport. The light can change so quickly. I often find myself sprinting so that I can catch the perfect light falling on a photogenic subject.
- Steven Pinker
I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio.
- Gerald R. Ford
I enjoy sports in person.
- Shania Twain
I hated golf when we first started, but a big part of the training process was falling in love with this sport, so I went on tour with the UCLA Team.
- Shia LaBeouf
Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion.
- Ernie Harwell
As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
- Irvin S. Cobb
I wanted to be a football player. Football is a sport that I love, but the more I started playing basketball, the more I started dreaming of playing in the NBA.
- Dwyane Wade
You cannot mix sports with politics.
- Jackie Chan
In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.
- Russell Baker
In the sports arena I would say there is nothing like training and preparation. You have to train your mind as much as your body.
- Venus Williams
The ban on sports betting does exactly what Prohibition did. It makes criminals rich.
- James Surowiecki
Sports is like a war without the killing.
- Ted Turner
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
- Bernard Williams
Field hockey is my strongest sport, and if I lose a game, I take a long, hot bath and moan about it.
- Emma Watson
I think sometimes when it comes to sports, and especially relationships between players and coaches, that people lose track, lose a sense of reality.
- Ricky Williams
I love outdoor sports, like volleyball, and I play them whenever I can.
- Gisele Bundchen
I think extreme sports are really good for relieving stress.
- Dave Chappelle
Well, dating has become a sport and not about finding the person you love.
- Rashida Jones
My father was an army champion boxer... in the British army. And so he loved boxing and talked it up as a sport. But then when my brother and I were beating the crap out of each other, he was always trying to tone it down. But I am a fan of boxing.
- Hugh Jackman
I think the biggest things I am looking forward to is getting new faces into the sport. Getting kids who could be afraid of water to feel comfortable in the pool.
- Michael Phelps
I had fun pretending to be a sportscaster. People always think that was a down thing for me. I had the best job in sports broadcasting for two years.
- Dennis Miller
Basketball was not my main sport in grade school, or even the first year of high school.
- Mike Krzyzewski
I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up. Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts.
- Mike Krzyzewski
That is not enough. Sport has been great for me, a great learning place that if you want to achieve you can, even if you are from the poorest part of Africa.
- Haile Gebrselassie
I went to a football school, which meant that I went to a university that served up education and was simultaneously operating a sports franchise.
- Susan Orlean
Sports is human life in microcosm.
- Howard Cosell
Nobody wants to buy a $60,000 electric Civic. But people will pay $90,000 for an electric sports car.
- Elon Musk
Selling an electric sports car creates an opportunity to fundamentally change the way America drives.
- Elon Musk
The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport.
- Bill Rodgers
I contribute my best in my sport and I also have a ton of respect for myself and my family.
- Venus Williams
When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman.
- Billie Jean King
When a man wants to relax, he will slob out and really relax. Or he will pursue a hobby - anything from building models to watching sport.
- Julie Burchill
Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.
- George Matthew Adams
You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three. Sport teaches you that.
- Haile Gebrselassie
Political columnists and sports pundits are rewarded for being overconfident.
- Daniel Kahneman
Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually.
- Curt Schilling
Being a celebrity you always get really good seats to sporting events but you never get as good seats as the photographers get. And I really love sports. So one of the scams I have going now is I want to learn sports photography so I can get better seats at a sporting event.
- Drew Carey
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