Sports Quotes

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People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.

— Rogers Hornsby

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.

— Knute Rockne

At school I pretended I had a normal life, but I felt lonely all the time and different from everyone else. I never felt like I fit in, and I wasn’t allowed to participate in after-school activities, go to sports events or parties or date boys. Many times I had to make up stories about why I couldn’t do anything with my classmates.

— Joyce Meyer

Life wasn’t easy growing up; it was frustrating. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily, everything would have come easily, and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.

— Caitlyn Jenner

That’s one thing you learn in sports. You don’t give up; you fight to the finish.

— Louis Zamperini

Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.

— Satchel Paige

I think what endurance sports teach you is to stay dedicated, stay focused, and also to understand you’re going to have ups and downs, but you need to keep running right through them.

— Kyrsten Sinema

Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don’t rush. Be quick, but don’t hurry.

— Earl Monroe

If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?

— Vince Lombardi

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.

— Jesse Owens

You know how sports teach kids teamwork and how to be strong and brave and confident? Improv was my sport. I learned how to not waffle and how to hold a conversation, how to take risks and actually be excited to fail.

— Emma Stone

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.

— Gerald R. Ford

I’m one of these people that likes adrenaline and new things, like extreme sports. It makes me feel alive.

— Gisele Bundchen

Video games offer violent messages, and even the sports video games include taunting and teasing.

— Geoffrey Canada

If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.

— Bob Hope

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.

— Gordie Howe

I live by ‘Go big or go home.’ That’s with everything. It’s like either commit and go for it or don’t do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That’s what I live by. That’s how I like it.

— Paul Walker

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.

— Warren Spahn

You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.

— Bobby Knight

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.

— Billie Jean King
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