Sports

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.
- Drew Carey
Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining.
- Ice Cube
Floyd Mayweather is in the sport to give great performances.
- Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
The BBC sports department when I was there was seriously to the right of Ghengis Khan, and if people think I am strange, they should have met some of the production staff I worked with. Margaret Thatcher and the Queen were the pin up girls for many of them.
- David Icke
I always look back to my first Olympic medal in 2004 in Athens. I was very new to the sport, and it was my first big win at the Olympics.
- Allyson Felix
I love extreme sports, I like snowboarding and motorcross and rollerblading and hockey.
- Jeremy London
Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.
- Pope Francis
In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry.
- Roger Staubach
What drives me now is the fact that I feel like I still have so many tricks that I want to learn and so many things that I can still do. And so many cool things outside of sports that I have been doing.
- Shaun White
Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
- Bill Bradley
I want people to see the passion I have for swimming and become more involved in the sport.
- Ryan Lochte
I was a better basketball player growing up in high school than I was a swimmer. Basketball to this day is my favorite sport.
- Ryan Lochte
The families of many athletes - incensed at the sports leagues and hoping to make games safer overall - are increasingly making the brains of players who die prematurely and suspiciously available for study. Some athletes are even making the bequest themselves.
- Jeffrey Kluger
I have long recognized a link between fitness and mental health and I think we need to encourage young people to take part in sports and team activities because we know it has such positive results.
- Tipper Gore
There is so much hypocrisy in sports.
- Dennis Rodman
It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.
- Jennie Finch
As the render is to the building, and the blueprint to the machine, so sport is to social existence.
- Will Self
It is not that sport, over-indulged in, coarsens the mind; it is that it dulls it.
- Will Self
I wanted to use sports for social change.
- Billie Jean King
Believe it or not, I worked four summers in college as a sports writer covering baseball for a parks and rec department in Bayonne, N.J.
- George R. R. Martin
Tennis is a hard sport. There is a lot of competition all year and you play alone.
- Rafael Nadal
Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products.
- Bob Uecker
A rabid sports fan is one that boos a TV set.
- Jimmy Cannon
I played sports year around: basketball, soccer, softball and I ran track year around, from the time I was, like, six, seven.
- Gabrielle Union
Every sport needs its temple, its cathedral.
- Thomas Friedman
I love sporting events and popcorn and pizza and being outside, like at a baseball or football game. I love amusement parks, going to ride roller coasters.
- Carrie Underwood
Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe about five total minutes.
- Dan Rather
Sports is the toy department of human life.
- Howard Cosell
Never in a million years did I think the sport of poker would blow up the way it did.
- Chris Moneymaker
There is no greater anesthetic than sport.
- John Oliver
There are two things that come very easily to me: rooting for New York sports teams and making mistakes.
- Harvey Weinstein
I am so fidgety - I swear I have ADD - and I always need to be doing something or being outside, just playing sports.
- Kellan Lutz
Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world.
- Frank Bruno
The commercialization of sport is the democratization of sport.
- Andrew Young
I never in my wildest imagination dreamed that I would somehow become a sports commentator.
- Joe Rogan
I always wanted to help make tennis a team sport.
- Billie Jean King
I love to promote our sport. I love grass-roots tennis. I love coaching. I love all parts of the sport. I love the business side.
- Billie Jean King
The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports - football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported.
- Novak Djokovic
Big sporting events and spectacles might give the national morale a shot in the arm, but they are too transient and taste-specific to stand as robust symbols of nationhood.
- Julian Baggini
I always separated sports and my personal life.
- Carl Lewis
I went to Ohio University studying arts and history, and playing football. But I was only interested in girls, my pals and sports. I only did the minimum for school.
- Matthew McConaughey
Just as the blurring between childhood and adulthood has produced the kidult, so the stretching of middle into old age has fostered another peculiar chimera: septuagenarians with apoptosis sporting the depeche mode.
- Will Self
It is fair to say that insofar as sport is taken seriously by those who play it, then to that extent their conduct in play - their ability to deal with loss or victory, their ability to meld strategic thinking and brute force - can be taken as a small-scale model of how they, or others like them, mi
- Will Self
Most of us have had that experience - at around puberty - of realising that, despite whatever efforts we put into our chosen sports, we will become at best competent.
- Will Self
If the government announced that it was going to allocate a vast tranche of education funding purely to the pupils at the best public schools, there would be a national outcry - and yet this is precisely what the Olympics represents in terms of sports funding.
- Will Self
I play sports.
- Josh Hutcherson
We all know that Americans love their statistics - in sport, obviously. And in finance too.
- Evan Davis
Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making.
- Sugar Ray Leonard
I was focused on athletics, outdoors, sports.
- Joe Namath
I was lucky enough when it came to sports and work ethic to be taught some basics that continue to be important.
- Joe Namath
Where I came from, sports were the only way to get out front.
- Joe Namath
All equestrians, if they last long enough, learn that riding in whatever form is a lifelong sport and art, an endeavor that is both familiar and new every time you take the horse out of his stall or pasture.
- Jane Smiley
I love playing sport.
- Damian Lewis
I have always thought you could take the measure of a man by his sports manners - that is to say, the way in which he conducts himself on the playing field, or even over a game of chess or cards.
- Graydon Carter
Baseball is only a game, a game of inches and a lot of luck. During a time of all-out war, sports are very insignificant.
- Bob Feller
I never really participated in specific sports or anything, but once I hit 40, I started to get a little bit more active and began swimming more.
- Shigeru Miyamoto
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