Quotes and Sayings about Sports



"There is a syndrome in sports called "paralysis by analysis.""
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Sports)

"I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Sports, Medicine)

"I think that every single person should play sports."
- Donovan Bailey
(Related: Sports, Play)

"A lot of these angles are really about trying to mimic broadcast sports angles in order to anchor the scene, to sort of normalize it before it becomes abstracted."
- Matthew Barney
(Related: Sports, Order, Trying)

"The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Sports, Winter)

"I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Love, Sports, Respect)

"Attacks of divine transports are of pride and I accept the part assigned."
- Elizabeth Barton
(Related: Pride)

"I like to walk around my apartment naked. I like sitting around in the nude watching sports, actually."
- Kylie Bax
(Related: Sports)

"I like all the adventure sports but I like to do them in a safe way."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Sports, Adventure)

"By the time I was 8 years old, sports had pretty much taken over my life."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Life, Sports, Time, Old, Pretty, Years)

"Most Indians go into education. Their parents just push them into education like parents in Australia push them into sports."
- Mahesh Bhupathi
(Related: Education, Sports, Parents)

"I've been involved with sports my whole life, which made clothes and makeup and handbags not that important as a kid. I just didn't care."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Sports, Life, Care, Clothes, Makeup)

"My commitment to Atlanta and passion for sports and competition make this acquisition a perfect fit for me."
- Arthur Blank
(Related: Sports, Commitment, Competition, Passion)

"Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will."
- Ron Blomberg
(Related: Sports, Will)

"Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Sports, Being, Cricket, Growing up, Profession, Soccer, Trials)

"This year my role is clear: I am a coach, a coach to sportsmen."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Coach)

"Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Sports, Athletes, Difficulty, Metaphor, Obstacles, Overcoming)

"And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Sports, Events)

"Theatre sports is the best improv training period."
- Wayne Brady
(Related: Sports, Theatre, Training)

"I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment, so dry documentary narration is not for me."
- Jack Brickhouse
(Related: Sports, Entertainment, First)

"And then I got into sports and gave my guitar to my brother Jeff who was just a little kid at that time."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Sports, Time, Brother, Guitar)

"Nah, I don't watch TV either, apart from a few sports programmes. I just don't have the time."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Sports, Time)

"I like to follow my favorite team and talk sports with my band or fans. You won't believe how many musicians are sports fans. We have so much time on tour that we need these outlets for relaxation."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Sports, Time, Fans, Favorite, Musicians, Relaxation, Talk)

"Sports do not build character. They reveal it."
- Heywood Broun
(Related: Sports, Character)

"The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation."
- Avery Brundage
(Related: Education, Life, Goal, Amusement, Eyes, Recreation, Vocation)

"The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people."
- Avery Brundage
(Related: Education, Sports, People, End, Games)

"Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment."
- Avery Brundage
(Related: Sports, Entertainment)

"I have spoken with many former athletes, and they tell me the best time they had was in sports. I listen to them and use their experience in my career."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Experience, Time, Sports, Athletes, Career)

"My policy was just to give good things for sports in my region."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Sports, Policy)

"My main idea was to create a sports facility for the basics. This is why I established the club."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Sports, Idea)

"I decided to create a sports club during the Soviet times. It was my dream."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Sports, Dream)

"Sports life is very short."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Life, Sports)

"I'm not a big sports fan, but I love it when they "slam dunk." That's sexy."
- Emma Bunton
(Related: Love, Sports)

"Because I just like sports, I like athletics and I like competition."
- Trishelle Cannatella
(Related: Sports, Competition)

"A rabid sports fan is one that boos a TV set."
- Jimmy Cannon
(Related: Sports)

"I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports."
- Vince Carter
(Related: Sports, Fighting, Games, Play)

"Just like music, sports elevates us to new levels of achievment."
- Randy Castillo
(Related: Sports, Music)

"I grew up in Baltimore. And yes, I am a big sports fan, especially when it comes to my local teams."
- Josh Charles
(Related: Sports)

"Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like the Women's Sports Foundation Dinner, where we get to not only do a good thing for the community but we get to hang out with one another again."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Sports, Work, Women, Community, Events, Fun)

"You'll be dedicated and that's what you should want to be in anything in life - whether it's sports or academics or your relationship. It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill, that excitement."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Life, Sports, Excitement, Fun, Want)

"I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Sports, Mom, Son, Environment, Feeling, Kids, Now, Parents, Saying, Soccer, Want)

"I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Children, Football, Games, Interest, Play, School)

"Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Sports, Travel, Family, Wife, Being, Children, Growing up, Job, Kids)

"My style has been pretty much like a newspaper. It's got politics in it, it's got media, sports, family relations, you know, all the sections you would expect, and wonderful religion things."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Family, Politics, Religion, Sports, Media, Pretty, Style)

"It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, for all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly."
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
(Related: Life, Sports, Being, Exercise, Risk)

"As an example, one of the schools I have been studying is too small to compete effectively in most sports, but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Music, Sports, Example, Schools, State)

"If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this new book it would be that every parent, every counselor, every teacher, every professor, every sports coach that deals with young people would understand the three circle concept."
- James Collins
(Related: Sports, People, Ideas, Coach, Deals)

"As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by using your fists."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Sports, Comedy, Defense)

"Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth."
- Jack Kent Cooke
(Related: Sports, Earth)

"All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Sports, Management, Boxing, Fighting, Now, Safety)

"I'm sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Car, Sports)

"Sports is human life in microcosm."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Life, Sports)

"Sports is the toy department of human life."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Life, Sports)

"The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Society, Sports, People, Religion, Country, Football, Importance)

"I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Sports, Movies, Joy)

"The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Happiness, Power, Balance, Day, Effort, Interest, Thinking, Vanity, Will)

"All sports must be treated on the basis of equality."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Equality, Sports)

"All sports for all people."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Sports, People)

"It's become another dimension to who I am. I don't think Sports Illustrated is going to be wanting me. But who cares? I'm at a different place in my life."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Life, Sports)

"Can they do both? That's a huge balance, I think, with kids- trying to find the right- it's everything, you know, it's social life, it's academics, it's sports."
- Joan Cusack
(Related: Sports, Life, Balance, Kids, Right, Trying)

"The Lord taught me to love everybody, but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters."
- Alvin Dark
(Related: Love)

"For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards, they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It's not like we're denying them hospital care."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Sports, People, Care)

"As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Ambition)

"I have just come from a couple of raids, where we had a very lively time, and some of them had to pull their guns. I found it necessary to punch a few sports myself."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Sports, Time)

"There is no such thing as sportsmanship."
- Terrell Davis
"Sports betting is all about money management, so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing."
- Bruce Dern
(Related: Money, Sports, Management)

"I also watched a lot of football and sports. I haven't had much time to watch too much TV lately."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Time, Sports, Football)

"Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: God, Alcohol, Comfort, Destiny, Folly, Man)

"I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Sports, Entertainment, Example, Football)

"I don't think there are many larger lessons to be found in sports."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Sports)

"I grew up being into sports and I wasn't trained to move my body in the right way for dancing. I'm the last one to get any moves correct. In rehearsals it's always, 'OK, one more take for Zac.'"
- Zac Efron
(Related: Sports, Being, Body, Dancing, Right)

"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
(Related: Sports, Action, Coach, Cooking, Energy, Kitchen)

"Boxing, for me, it's the beginning of all sports. I'm willing to bet that the first sport was a man against another man in a fight, so I think that's something innate in all of us."
- Omar Epps
(Related: Sports, Beginning, Boxing, Fight, First, Man)

"The tourist transports his own values and demands to his destinations and implants them like an infectious disease, decimating whatever values existed before."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Values, Disease)

"One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Family, Life, Sports, Experience, Mind, Want)

"I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Sports, Time, Life)

"We knew it was going to be the biggest event scheduled in the history of women's sports, but we didn't ever fathom we would be playing before sold-out stadiums all over the country."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: History, Sports, Women, Country)

"If you're a sports fan you realize that when you meet somebody, like a girlfriend, they kind of have to root for your team. They don't have a choice."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Sports, Girlfriend, Choice)

"Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Sports, Men, Achievement, Balance, Focus)

"I don't think there's anything that is a greater area of discrimination against women today than the fact that nowhere in the world is there a female role model in team sports that more than half of a general audience would recognize."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Sports, Women, Discrimination, Fact, Today, World)

"We really love all sports, but we don't think in the long term. The reason we did Kingpin was because there was a script we really liked and we saw the possibilities."
- Peter Farrelly
(Related: Love, Sports, Possibilities, Reason)

"There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: History, Sports, Disasters, England, Responsibility)

"That's what Major League Baseball's steroid scandal was all about, the hidden harm in competitive sports that sends the wrong message to the young."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Sports, Baseball, Harm, Scandal, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Sports, Ability, Athletes, Competition, Exercise, Tests)

"I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Love, Sports)

"At times during high school and college I wished to be a sportswriter."
- Luke Ford
(Related: College, School)

"When you are a professional sportsman all the guys are great competitors in the top 50."
- Guy Forget
"The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class."
- Paul Fussell
(Related: Sports, Body, Class)

"Consular cards were not designed to be identification and no treaty recognizes them as such. Legal travelers, visitors and long-term residents carried passports, visas or green cards for that purpose."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Legal, Purpose, Cards)

"In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are."
- Althea Gibson
(Related: Sports)

"In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best."
- Althea Gibson
(Related: Sports, Winning)

"When I did sports cartoons, I used to uh, go to fights."
- Rube Goldberg
(Related: Sports, Cartoons)

"I'm not that clued up on the American sports yet, really."
- Retief Goosen
(Related: Sports, American)

"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
(Related: Fitness, Health, Sports, People, Positive, Mental health, Results)

"A lot of the high-level sports are really in your mind."
- Ronald Graham
(Related: Sports, Mind)

"I think a big part of our attraction to sport movies are the stories contained within the sports."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Movies, Sports)

"In the morning, I reach for the sports page."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Sports)

"On my morning run, I listen to sports talk radio."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Sports, Talk)

"I've always been around dudes and sports."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Sports)

"I love all sports."
- Dante Hall
(Related: Love, Sports)

"Sports are not for everyone."
- Dante Hall
(Related: Sports)

"As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, I am committed to educating parents and especially young people on ways to live a long, healthy and active life."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Fitness, Life, Sports, Father, People, Parents, Past)

"I'm thrilled, I'm grateful, I'm blessed. I played for the world's greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy."
- Bob Hayes
(Related: Sports, History, World)

"It's a little bit in the genes because my brother is a journalist and my father was a sports writer."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Sports, Father, Brother, Writer)

"I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Sports, Hollywood, Writer)

"Sports and politics don't mix."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Politics, Sports)

"Before Huey was 5, I could take him to work with me. Now, though, he has sports and lessons and friends, and it's not fair to remove him from his whole life."
- Marg Helgenberger
(Related: Life, Sports, Work, Friends, Now)

"But I was very much into sports when I was a child."
- Eva Herzigova
(Related: Sports)

"I don't have the insight with the Longhorns that I do with the two teams that I own, but as a fan and reading the sports pages, I'm bullish about the Longhorns."
- Tom Hicks
(Related: Sports, Reading)

"I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA. We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Sports, Women)

"I learned easily and had time to follow my inclination for sports (light athletics and skiing) and chemistry, which I taught myself by reading all textbooks I could get."
- Robert Huber
(Related: Sports, Time, Reading)

"I keep getting these extraordinary letteres, really weird ones from American sports stars - I've always thought you were one pretty lady and now that you're single I want to meet you for a drink."
- Elizabeth Hurley
(Related: Sports, Thought, American, Lady, Now, Pretty, Stars, Want)

"My father was a motorsports journalist and a motorbike fan. He gave me my motocross bike."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Father)

"I Worked in the family auto body shop, lifted weights, and rode a few Victory Sports Indoors."
- Ben Jackson
(Related: Family, Sports, Victory, Body)

"Don't sell yourself short because without that you can't go far in life because after sports the only thing you know is sports and you can't do anything else with that."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Life, Sports)

"I come from a background of hanging out with friends and shooting videos with them, with funny stuff coming out of the group. I guess we got the same charge jocks get out of sports."
- Michael Patrick Jann
(Related: Funny, Sports, Friends)

"While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor, publisher, book publisher, executive, etc., so I was established in publishing. three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports stars and really opened doors for me in that area."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Sports, Books, First, Publishing, Stars, Writing)

"If I wasn't dyslexic, I probably wouldn't have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily... and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Life, Sports, Work, Games, Hard work)

"I love sports. I love animals. I love kids. I want to save the world. So how do I combine all those things? I don't know."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Love, Sports, Animals, Kids, Want, World)

"Since my induction into the Sports Hall of Fame, I have wanted to have my No. 3 Chevy on exhibit for sports fans to see. I hope others will enjoy the car as much as I have."
- Junior Johnson
(Related: Car, Sports, Hope, Fame, Fans, Will)

"I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Love, Sports, Dad, Cheating, Children)

"I lived in a town of 400 until I was like nine or ten. My dad coached all the sports - he was a gym teacher and health teacher for grades K-12."
- January Jones
(Related: Dad, Health, Sports)

"The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics, hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports career with a couple of years in the WNBA."
- Marion Jones
(Related: Sports, Career, Wind, World, Years)

"As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion."
- Marion Jones
(Related: Age, Sports)

"I've been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I've come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Sports, Negative, Positive, Winning, Language, Losing)

"Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Years)

"Despite the amazing diversity we're blessed with in this country, schools are still in large part segregated because of economic disparity. Sports are one of the few areas where kids are really given the opportunity to interact with those of different races and religions."
- Steve Kerr
(Related: Sports, Opportunity, Country, Diversity, Kids, Schools)

"The American people are sheep. They're comfortable, rich, working. It's like the Romans, they're happy with bread and their spectator sports. The Super Bowl means more to them than any right."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Sports, People, American, Right, Sheep)

"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
(Related: Life, Sports, Character, Play, Rules)

"In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Sports, Women, People, Athletes, Girls)

"Sports are a microcosm of society."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Society, Sports)

"There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Life, Sports, Thought, Girls, Golf, Past, Tennis)

"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
(Related: Sports, Women, Business, Successful, Fortune, Woman)

"Women's sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women's sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Sports, Women, Beginning, Girls, states, United)

"I wanted to use sports for social change."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Change, Sports)

"If they asked me, I did two shifts. I did sports, I did news, because I loved it."
- Larry King
(Related: Sports, News)

"We're not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Sports, Clothes, Conservative, Fashion)

"We coaches have to learn how to deal with that: How do I get to each one best - with a talk, with video analysis? And what sort of tone? We need our own coaches for that. The sports psychologist coaches me too."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Sports, Coaches, Talk)

"The main thing is healthy eating, exercise, which I do for special events, like if it's Sports Illustrated, or the swim suit catalogue for Victoria's Secret, or my own calendar that I did for the year 2000."
- Heidi Klum
(Related: Sports, Eating, Events, Exercise)

"Sports is like rock 'n' roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions."
- Phil Knight
(Related: Sports, Emotions, Language)

"We wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour."
- Philip Knight
(Related: Fitness, Sports, Company, End, Focus, World)

"As all of us with any involvement in sports knows, no two umpires or no two referees have the same strike zone or call the same kind of a basketball game."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Sports, Basketball, Zone)

"When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: God, Man)

"When you look at golf films before us they're all - garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can't beat him."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Sports, Golf, Opposition, Satire)

"I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Sports, Fight, Man, Want, Wrestling)

"You know, we - we start with a mentality that we'll take a sports project if its good. And we're certainly not on the lookout for them, because to be honest we don't have to. They walk in the door."
- Jim Lampley
(Related: Sports, Project)

"That's the difference between golf and many other sports. You go to some other sporting events, they just leave you or give you the cold shoulder and move on."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Sports, Difference, Events, Golf)

"All pro sports, as well as the NCAA, should thank God every day we have sports betting here... We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games."
- Meyer Lansky
(Related: Sports, God, Honesty, Day, Games, World)

"Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence."
- Lewis H. Lapham
(Related: Business, Sports, Illusion, Innocence, states, United)

"We've finally told the world that this is sports entertainment, and I think one of the best forms of entertainment is anything that's fun or funny, something that you really enjoy watching or listening to."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Sports, Funny, Entertainment, Listening, World)

"A sportsman is a man who every now and then, simply has to get out and kill something."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Man, Now)

"When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up. It's like the Constitution, which says separate church and state. You have to separate mind and body."
- Bill Lee
(Related: Sports, Church, Body, Constitution, Mind, State)

"Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick."
- George Leonard
(Related: Sports, Competition)

"I mean, sports are big, big, big business."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Business, Sports)

"Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I'm on the court. People like the fact that I model. My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports, but also want to be a model like me and I think that's great."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Sports, People, Compliment, Court, Fact, Fans, Femininity, Girls, Play, Want)

"People who think they know what they are talking about when they talk about baseball include the announcers and all of the sports press - no matter how much evidence you present them to the contrary they will continue to think that what they think is right."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: Sports, People, Baseball, Present, Press, Right, Talk, Talking, Will)

"The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: Sports, Manager, Echo, World)

"As a kid I was fascinated with sports, and I loved sports more than anything else. The first books I read were about sports, like books about Baseball Joe, as one baseball hero was called."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Sports, Baseball, Books, First)

"There's nothing masculine about being competitive. There's nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do, nor is there anything wrong with it. I don't know why a female athlete has to defend her femininity just because she chooses to play sports."
- Rebecca Lobo
(Related: Sports, Being, Femininity, Nothing, Play, Trying, Wrong)

"I love extreme sports, I like snowboarding and motorcross and rollerblading and hockey."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Love, Sports, Extreme)

"There's three things men always talk about - women, sports, and cars."
- Mario Lopez
(Related: Men, Sports, Women, Talk)

"In sports, people reach their peak very early. You have to move on. I don't know if I will ever surpass what I did at the Olympics, but I'm still doing the work I always wanted to do."
- Greg Louganis
(Related: Work, Sports, People, Will)

"The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn't."
- Greg Louganis
(Related: Sports, People, Opportunity, Positive, Games, Self)

"When you're a kid growing up, and you think you're gay, you know that you're different; you're often teased and it can really destroy your self-esteem. But sports can be great for building self-esteem."
- Greg Louganis
(Related: Sports, Building, Gay, Growing up, Self)

"When you look at where team sports are going, the National Football League is turning into organized warfare."
- Oren Lyons, Jr.
(Related: Sports, Football)

"For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America."
- Elle Macpherson
(Related: Sports, Success, America)

"I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything."
- Demetri Martin
(Related: Sports, Now, Play)

"When I was in Birmingham I used to go to a place called Redwood Field. I used to get there for a two o'clock game. Where can you make this kind of money playing sports? It was just a pleasure to go out and enjoy myself and get paid for it."
- Willie Mays
(Related: Money, Sports, Pleasure)

"I was very fortunate to play sports. All the anger in me went out. I had to do what I had to do. If you stay angry all the time, then you really don't have a good life."
- Willie Mays
(Related: Anger, Life, Sports, Time, Play)

"At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports."
- Willie Mays
(Related: Sports)

"I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships."
- Brian McBride
(Related: Sports, Being)

"One of my first jobs was at the Boston Globe. I worked in the sports department six months a year. When I was ready to graduate, the sports editor gave me a job as a schoolboy sports writer."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Sports, Boston, First, Job, Jobs, Months, Writer)

"The two major things that changed the makeup of all professional sports are money generated by television and courts that players went to in order to win their freedom as free agents."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Money, Sports, Freedom, Makeup, Order, Television)

"I think money in general hurts all sports."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Money, Sports)

"We should reach out to people to try to go after the fans the way other sports do. Because we can't just depend on the fact that it is a great game."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Sports, People, Fact, Fans)

"Sportsmanship and easygoing methods are all right, but it is the prospect of a hot fight that brings out the crowds."
- John McGraw
(Related: Crowds, Fight, Right)

"But I was so wrapped up in sports growing up as a kid, that I think I was going to grow to be a pro ball player. But I found out real quick that was not going to happen."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Sports, Growing up, Quick)

"I think Bob Costas is terrific. He's so knowledgeable. He can talk about any subject, not just sports."
- Jim McKay
(Related: Sports, Talk)

"I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Sports, Common sense, Hate)

"I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Education, Finance, Women, Athletes, Effort, Example)

"It certainly is dangerous that there are only a few clubs left in Europe that can afford to pay millions. At the end of the day however, the spectators decide the rates of pay - by watching the games and consuming the goods and services advertised on sports TV programmes."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Sports, Day, End, Europe, Games)

"I think that people who have played sports have an ability to relate to people because when you're playing you have to work on teams and with opposing players."
- Michael Michele
(Related: Sports, Work, People, Ability)

"I had a great interest in sports. I had three older brothers who were great athletes. I was not."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Sports, Athletes, Brothers, Interest)

"So I developed very early a massive inferiority complex, and I've told the story often about how that inspired me later in life to get involved in other things, because I couldn't out-do my brothers in sports, and it's a very competitive relationship."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Life, Sports, Inferiority, Brothers)

"Not everyone likes sports. Gandhi and Malcolm X come to mind."
- Jay Mohr
(Related: Sports, Mind)

"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
(Related: Sports, Love, Affection, Behavior, Grace, Learning, Nurses, Words)

"For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Sports, Actions, Children)

"In sports... you play from the time you're eight years old, and then you're done forever."
- Joe Montana
(Related: Time, Sports, Old, Play, Years)

"Baseball was the darling of all sports back then."
- Marion Motley
(Related: Sports, Baseball)

"The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are their worst."
- Martina Navratilova
"People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected."
- Martina Navratilova
(Related: Sports, People, Girls, Sexuality, states)

"I like every single actor or actress in the world, because we never know what the conditions are like when they are working. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt and root for them like a psychotic sports fan."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Sports, Actor, Doubt, World)

"I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Sports, Will)

"Seems like most of the kids today are into other sports other than tennis."
- Jana Novotna
(Related: Sports, Kids, Tennis, Today)

"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."
- Ed O'Neill
(Related: History, Sports, Football, Girls, School, University)

"We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Sports, Chance, Community, Fun, Kids, Recreation)

"Growing up, if I hadn't had sports, I don't know where I'd be. God only knows what street corners I'd have been standing on and God only knows what I'd have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: God, Sports, Growing up, School, Trouble)

"I feel like football players are overworked and underpaid compared to any other sports."
- Terrell Owens
(Related: Sports, Football)

"I'm delighted about the track's success in the sports world, but the frustrating thing is, I don't think I got rich on it. The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Sports, Success, Deals, Songs, World)

"In Russia we had to have special visas in our passports, and when we had to show our passports at the Kremlin gates, we realized that, Oh my God, we're actually playing in THE Kremlin!"
- Alan Parsons
(Related: God, Russia)

"I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: History, Sports, Basketball, Interest, Literature, School)

"They wanted me to play more sports because they were acutely sensitive to their children being one hundred percent American, and they believed that all Americans played sports and loved sports."
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Related: Sports, American, Americans, Being, Children, Play)

"Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning."
- Fred Perry
(Related: Experience, Fitness, Winning, Ability, Adaptability)

"If I stayed a football player, my career would have been over 20 years ago. As it is, my knees are shot. I found I got the same good feeling in acting that I had in sports, but I found I could have a more profound impact on people."
- William Petersen
(Related: Sports, People, Acting, Career, Feeling, Football, Years)

"I long for the days when athletes were revered. I want to see the romance return to sports, to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players."
- Mike Piazza
(Related: Sports, Romance, People, Athletes, Want)

"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself."
- Ferdinand Porsche
(Related: Car, Sports, Dreams)

"Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played - skiing, baseball, fishing - there is no greater example than golf, because you're playing against yourself and nature."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Nature, Sports, Life, Baseball, Example, Fishing, Golf, Metaphor)

"I don't want to have to say, Honey, you know, could you turn off the sports channel because I'm not a big sports fan, and I don't love the television being on just for the sake of turning on. I'd like turning on for some thing specific."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Love, Sports, Being, Television, Want)

"Companies that support sports developmental programs in our communities should also be applauded."
- Mary Lou Retton
(Related: Sports, Support)

"We're a crazy country about sports, but for the longest time, only followed our own sports."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Sports, Time, Country)

"I think we have our sports within our own culture that are huge with baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Those are the sports in America that we grow up with and soccer isn't really there yet."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Sports, America, Baseball, Basketball, Culture, Football, Soccer)

"EA SPORTS has a strong partnership with adidas and through this relationship they approached adidas about using some of their top players from around the world."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Sports, Partnership, World)

"The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Sports, Work, Children, Labor)

"Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Sports, Truth, Baseball, Prejudice)

"I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Peace, Sports)

"They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter, you have to have played that sport, at some level; high school, college, junior college, somewhere. Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time."
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Time, College, Order, School)

"Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor's rights and the fight for peace."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Peace, Sports, People, Citizenship, Fight, Rights, Labor, Struggle, Years)

"Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four."
- Chris Rock
(Related: Sports, People, Population, states, United)

"One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Man, Teaching)

"There is so much hypocrisy in sports."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Sports, Hypocrisy)

"I'm nothing more than a sports slave."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Sports, Nothing)

"Academics often discount the value of top-rated sports programs in helping to develop a campus life and in contributing to the overall success of a college or university. Like it or not, the sports programs a college or university has are the front page of that university."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Life, Sports, Success, College, University, Value)

"Sportswriters. They were all my friends. They were racetrack guys and so was I."
- Art Rooney
(Related: Friends)

"However, we still have the problem of free travel and movement, since the Travel Documents issued by UNMIK as the substitute to passports, are not fully recognized yet by all countries."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Travel, Countries)

"The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Sports, Achievement, Behavior, Consequences, Crime, Race)

"What's more important than who's going to be the first black manager is who's going to be the first black sports editor of the New York Times."
- Bill Russell
(Related: Sports, Manager, First)

"I played professional level sports. When you're playing for money, it's a whole other level."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Money, Sports)

"For guys playing sports at a high level, for money, I can't put my finger on it, but in a man's world of sport, there is something visceral to beating another man."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Sports, Money, Man, World)

"I don't care what they say about me when I'm through with sports. I don't want to be known as anything else in life but a great father."
- Deion Sanders
(Related: Life, Sports, Father, Care, Want)

"The only consistent hobby I've had is studying Spanish and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world. I love sports but usually I'm looking for the next job."
- William Sanderson
(Related: Love, Sports, Work, Delusion, Job, World)

"It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero."
- Dick Schaap
(Related: Sports, Boxing, Racing)

"Sportswriters have changed more than sportswriting."
- Dick Schaap
"I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life."
- Dick Schaap
(Related: Business, Life, Learning)

"I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier."
- Dick Schaap
(Related: Sports)

"They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there."
- Mike Schmidt
(Related: Love, Sports, Fans, Hell, Houston, Statistics)

"I never got into sports at all until I was in my early 20s, after my music career got going."
- Neil Schon
(Related: Music, Sports, Career)

"Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Sports, Americans, Athletes, Example, Succeed)

"These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Sports, Athletes, Temptation)

"Football, basketball, and the Olympic sports all have their problems with banned substances."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Sports, Basketball, Football, Problems)

"Of course, in our grade school, in those days, there were no organized sports at all. We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Sports, School)

"I think it is that parents just don't kick their kids out the door as much as they used to. I think the demise of sandlot sports has had a lot to do with it."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Sports, Kids, Parents)

"The biggest lesson from Africa was that life's joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Sports, Time, Life, Friends, Fun, Relationships)

"Winning isn't everything, but playing and competing and striving and going through things can be a lot of fun and really important. As long as you're doing it in a way that's healthy, sports can be an incredible opportunity."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Sports, Opportunity, Winning, Fun)

"Talk radio has almost ruined the sports fan."
- Phil Simms
(Related: Sports, Talk)

"Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending."
- Neil Simon
(Related: Sports, Ending, Entertainment)

"We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school, are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Sports, Girls, School, Self)

"The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward. You can't limit alcohol in college sports, you have to get rid of it."
- Dean Smith
(Related: Sports, Courage, Alcohol, College)

"Everybody sort of questioned why we get married on New Year's Day, and of course, the avid sports fans wouldn't come, because they had to watch the Rose Bowl or whatever that is on that day."
- Yeardley Smith
(Related: Sports, Day, Fans, New year)

"One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too exciting after a while."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Sports, People, Successful, Living, Tomorrow, World, Years)

"I used to play a lot of racket sports, tennis and squash."
- Jason Statham
(Related: Sports, Play, Tennis)

"First, the firearms industry has been around and has been respected for generations. They provide a valuable service and a highly desirable product to millions of sportsmen and supporters of those second amendment rights."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: First, Rights, Generations, Service)

"You know, we don't look much alike, but Denzel Washington would make a great sports agent."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Sports, Washington)

"I like people who are enthused about things they do, like travel, sports, work. I like being with people who have things they're excited about."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Sports, Travel, Work, People, Being)

"Technique is the basis of every pursuit. If you're a sportsman or you're a singer or a swimmer, well that comes under sport but you have to develop a basic technique to know what you're doing at any given time."
- Joan Sutherland
(Related: Time, Pursuit)

"Professional sports is a business."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Business, Sports)

"Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Sports, Opportunity, African, Americans, Entertainment, Windows)

"My parents couldn't handle my energy so they enrolled me in every sport the school was offering. I didn't resent it because I loved sports and picked them up easily."
- Channing Tatum
(Related: Sports, Energy, Parents, School)

"I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame or a professional career to practice clean living, fair play and good sportsmanship."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Career, Fame, Living, Play, Practice)

"On a selfish basis, I really enjoy sports and activity."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Sports)

"My priority is to turn people - especially kids - on to sports and being active so they don't even have to think about it being good for their health. If people participate for the fun of it, and believe me - it is fun, then fitness programs will be much more successful."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Fitness, Sports, Health, People, Successful, Being, Fun, Kids, Will)

"The difference between the more traditional sports clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really compete against another team."
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Sports, Congress, Difference)

"I have my parents to thank for that, they raised me to be active and play all sports. They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Sports, Goals, Being, Importance, Parents, Play)

"Then in a fraction of a second, I realized that these sportsmen were not anyone's enemies."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Enemies)

"I'm a big sports fan. College football is my favorite."
- Verne Troyer
(Related: Sports, College, Favorite, Football)

"Sports is like a war without the killing."
- Ted Turner
(Related: Sports, War, Killing)

"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Golf)

"Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day."
- Peter Ueberroth
(Related: Sports, Day, Play)

"Sure, women sportswriters look when they're in the clubhouse. Read their stories. How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?"
- Bob Uecker
(Related: Women, Word)

"The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature."
- Thorstein Veblen
(Related: Nature, Sports, Development, Addiction, Man)

"Professional sports are something they can't control."
- Troy Vincent
(Related: Sports, Control)

"Guys do not have a genetic blueprint that allows them to understand or love sports."
- Lesley Visser
(Related: Love, Sports)

"Tiger Woods is the only sports star who's worth every penny he makes."
- Mark Wahlberg
(Related: Sports, Worth)

"I don't read a lot of the sports, because I think people sometimes either build it up, or you have this guy that hates sports that is going to write bad about it, so I figure I'm not going to read it. Because I'm not going to let him put an idea into my head."
- Herschel Walker
(Related: Sports, People, Idea)

"I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket."
- John E. Walker
(Related: Cricket, School, Soccer)

"The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Sports, People, Accomplishments, Man, Nothing)

"The other thing is this industry has decided it only has one market. Unlike any other industry in the world, unlike film or books or sports even, this industry has decided it has only one market and that's 14 year old boys."
- Rob Walton
(Related: Sports, Books, Boys, Film, Old, World)

"I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Sports, People, Accomplishments, First, Man, Nothing)

"I think life is sort of like a competition, whether it's in sports, or it's achieving in school, or it's achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it's all about."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Life, Sports, People, Competition, Relationships, School)

"To be candid with you, free agency hurts all sports. It's great for athletes making an enormous amount of money. But to say it helps the sports, I don't believe that."
- Jerry West
(Related: Money, Sports, Athletes)

"I think sportsmanship is knowing that it is a game, that we are only as a good as our opponents, and whether you win or lose, to always give 100 percent."
- Sue Wicks
(Related: Opponents)

"I'm not really interested in sports psychology. It makes me feel like a crazy person."
- Michelle Wie
(Related: Sports, Psychology)

"People here don't identify themselves by their sports team."
- Michael Wilbon
(Related: Sports, People)

"Sports don't define us; it is not what we live for."
- Michael Wilbon
(Related: Sports)

"Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Dreams, Sports, Dance, Confidence, Self, Self confidence)

"Books had instant replay long before televised sports."
- Bern Williams
(Related: Sports, Books)

"The newspapers loved pinup pictures of pretty young swimmers, and as a national champion, I got more than my share of space in the sports pages."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Sports, Newspapers, Pretty, Space)

"Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Life, Sports, Girls)

"Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Sports, Events, Gold, News, World)

"Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports."
- Katarina Witt
(Related: Money, Sports, Motivation)

"Don't force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It's the child's desire to play that matters, not the parent's desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Dad, Sports, Day, Desire, Force, Fun, Golf, Kids, Play)

"When you have a background in combat sports, people think you're this martial arts expert, but really I'm just a guy who is able to do certain things without making a mess of himself."
- Rick Yune
(Related: Sports, People)

"When I was old enough to ride a motorcycle and got my license, I bought a '69 Sportster."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Old)