Sport Quotes

 A day for toil, an hour for sport, But for a friend is life too short. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 All I want out of life, is that when I walk down the street folks will say, 'There goes the greatest hitter that ever lived. ' 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 An Australian and an American were leaning across the sticky counter - both big, well-muscled men with tough faces. The doughboy turned around to prop his back against the bar and grinned at the Australian. 'Hi ya, Aussie he said cheerfully. 'G'day, sport', replied the Australian. 'You guys must feel better now that we've come over to save the day'. 'What d'ya mean - save the day?' sputtered the Australian. Then, suddenly remembering the currently favourite wise crack, added 'why, we thought all you blokes were fugitives from Pearl Harbour!' 
Author: George Johnston
Nationality: American   
 As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports. . . all others are games. 
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1899  - d. 2 July 1961
  
 Baseball must be the greatest game to survive the men who run it. 
Author: Harold Parrott
Nationality: American
b. December 1909  - d.  December 1987
  
 Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalised for too many players on the field. 
Author: Jim Bouton
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1939
  
 Billy Almon has all of his in-laws and outlaws here this afternoon. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Bob Davis has his hair differently this year, short with curls like Randy Jones wears. I think you call it a Frisbee. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Boros is not with the team today because he's attending his daughter's funeral. Oh, wait, it's her wedding. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Business is a combination of war and sport. 
Author: Andre Maurois
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1885  - d. 9 October 1967
  
 Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen for what they don't want to hear. 
Author: John Madden
Nationality: American
b. December 1936
  
 Democracy is a contact sport. 
Author: Aaron Sorkin
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1961
  
 Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Football is a sport that bears the same relationship to education that bullfighting does to agriculture. 
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1856  - d. 7 May 1915
  
 For 'tis the sport to have the engineer Hoist with his own petar. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 For I must go where lazy Peace Will hide her drowsy head; And, for the sport of kings, increase The number of the dead. 
Author: William Davenant
Nationality: English
b. 28 February 1605  - d. 7 April 1668
  
 For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn? 
Author: Jane Austen
Nationality: English
b. 16 December 1775  - d. 18 July 1817
  
 Gaylord Perry and Willie McCovey should know each other like a book. They've been ex-teammates for years now. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Gene Richards swings, the ball bounces foul and hits him in the head. No harm done. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at. 
Author: Jimmy Demaret
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1910  - d. 28 December 1983
  
 He can be lethal death. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 He may not be hurt as much as he really is. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Hector Torrez, how can you communicate with Enzo Hernandez when he speaks Spanish and you speak Mexican? 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman's feelings; and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of. 
Author: Jane Austen
Nationality: English
b. 16 December 1775  - d. 18 July 1817
  
 I like to use big words so people will think I know what I'm talking about. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 I think they were a disgrace. These people standing behind the fence drinking beer, most of them are about 50 kilos overweight, making ridiculous comments. Gee whiz, as far as I'm concerned it's easy for someone to say that from behind the fence. While they pay their money and all that sort of stuff, gee whiz, I reckon there's some sort of integrity in life. 
Author: Justin Langer
Nationality: Australian   
 I used to love to come to the ballpark. Now I hate it. Every day becomes a little tougher because of all this. Writers, tape recorders, microphones, cameras, questions and more questions. Roger Maris lost his hair the season he hit sixty-one. I still have all my hair, but when it's over, I'm going home to Mobile and fish for a long time. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I've never looked forward to a birthday like I'm looking forward to my new daughter's birthday, because two days after that is when I can apply for reinstatement. 
Author: Pete Rose
Nationality: American
b. 14 April 1941
  
 I've never seen a game like this. Every game this year has been like this. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team. 
Author: Bud Wilkinson
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1916  - d. 09 February 1994
  
 If a walker is indeed an individualist there is nowhere he can't go at dawn and not many places he can't go at noon. But just as it demeans life to live alongside a great river you can no longer swim in or drink from, to be crowded into safer areas and hours takes much of the gloss off walking - one sport you shouldn't have to reserve a time and a court for. 
Author: Edward Hoagland
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1932
  
 If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 If Pete Rose brings the Reds in first, they ought to bronze him and put him in cement. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears. 
Author: Glenn Clark
Nationality: American
b. 01 December 1969
  
 Last night's homer was Willie Stargell's 399th career home run, leaving him one shy of 500. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Let the other guy have whatever he wants before the fight. Once the bell rings he's gonna be disappointed anyway. 
Author: George Edward Foreman
Nationality: American
b. December 1949
  
 Man, living, feeling man, is the easy sport of the over-mastering present. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 Men forget everything; women remember everything. That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 Montreal leads Atlanta by three, 5-1. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 In N.S.W., the only judges politicians can safely talk to these days are touch judges. 
Author: Kevin Stewart
Nationality: Australian
b. 20 September 1928  - d. 22 August 2006
  
 National League umpires wear inside chest protesters 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Nobody ever beats Wales at rugby, they just score more points. 
Author: Graham Mourie
Nationality: New Zealander
b. 08 September 1952
  
 Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. 
Author: George Stanley Halas
Nationality: American
b. 02 February 1895  - d. 31 October 1983
  
 Not every age is fit for childish sports. 
Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 254  - d.  December 184
  
 That's not football, mate, it's aerial ping pong. 
Author: Frank Hardy
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 April 1917  - d. 28 January 1994
  
 On the mound for the Padres is Randy Jones, the lefthander with the Karl Marx hairdo. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn't do you any good. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 Ozzie Smith just made a play that I have never seen before. And he's done it more times than anyone else. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Politics is a blood sport 
Author: Aneurin Bevan
Nationality: British
b. 15 November 1897  - d. 6 July 1960
  
 Ron Guidry is not very big, maybe 140 pounds, but he has an arm like a lion. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Serious sport is war minus the shooting. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Sports Do Not Build Character... They Reveal It 
Author: John Robert Wooden
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1910
  
 Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Statesmen are not only liable to give an account of what they say or do in public, but there is a busy inquiry made into their very meals, beds, marriages, and every other sportive or serious action. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 That action is best which procures the greatest happiness of the greatest number. 
Author: Francis Hutcheson
Nationality: Irish
b. 8 August 1694  - d. 8 August 1746
  
 That's Hendrick's 19th home run. One more and he reaches double figures. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 The average Australian youth is a weedy individual with a weak, dirty and contemptible vocabulary, and a cramped mind devoted to sport; his god is a two legged brute with unnaturally developed muscles and no brains. The average Australian man has not been developed yet. 
Author: Henry Lawson
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 June 1867  - d. 2 September 1922
  
 The gods play games with men as balls... In wondrous ways do the gods make sport with men. 
Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 254  - d.  December 184
  
 The mistakes are all waiting to be made. 
Author: Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1887  - d. 04 February 1956
  
 The new Haitian baseball can't weigh more than four ounces or less than five. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 The older I grow, the more I listen to people who don't talk much. 
Author: Germain G. Glidden
Nationality: American
b. December 1913  - d. 09 February 1999
  
 The only thing dumber than a pitcher is two pitchers. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love. 
Author: Bryant Charles Gumbel
Nationality: American
b. 29 September 1948
  
 The Phillies beat the Cubs today in a doubleheader. That puts another keg in the Cubs' coffin. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 There is someone warming up in the Giants' bullpen, but he's obscured by his number. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 There's two heads to every coin. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Those amateur umpires are certainly flexing their fangs tonight. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 What man that sees the ever-whirling wheel Of Change, the which all mortal things doth sway But that thereby doth find, and plainly feel, How mutability in them doth play Her cruel sports, to many men's decay? 
Author: Edmund Spenser
Nationality: English
b. December 1552  - d. 13 January 1599
  
 When I play with my cat, who knows whether I do not make her more sport than she makes me? 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 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. 
Author: James A. Froude
Nationality: English
b. 23 April 1818  - d. 20 October 1894
  
 Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing. 
Author: Phil Douglas Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1945
  
 Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing. 
Author: Red Sanders
Nationality: American
b. 07 March 1905  - d. 14 August 1958
  
 You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life. 
Author: Pete Rose
Nationality: American
b. 14 April 1941
  
 Victory goes to the player who makes the next to last mistake. 
Author: Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1887  - d. 04 February 1956
  
 Football brings out the sociologist that lurks in some otherwise respectable citizens. They say football is a metaphor for America's sinfulness. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Scholars concede but cannot explain the amazing chemistry of Cub fans' loyalty. But their unique steadfastness through thin and thin has something to do with the team's Franciscan simplicity. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 You really don't want a president who is a football fan. Football combines the worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Volleyball is a Jewish sport. It's fun, and nobody can get hurt. 
Author: Gail Parent
Nationality: American
b. December 1941
  
 About the time called Christmas I observed many people, both in town and from the country, resorting to public-houses, and spending their time in drinking and vain sports, tending to corrupt one another; on which account I was much troubled. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 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. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 I was all set to go to North Carolina State. I wasn't raised catholic. I didn't have that Notre Dame tradition drilled into me, I just thought Notre Dame was a great football school. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I think we should have more than 45 dressed for games. They should dress 50. The physical demands of the game over a season requires five more players. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I think parents have this vision of their son running into some other youngster who is 250 pounds. That's not the way it is. Strict weight categories are so important to the safety record of Pop Warner. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I stayed skinny through high school because of Pop Warner. I watched my diet. It was a pretty good way to keep our weight down. A lot of my teammates were the same way. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 All of us growing up in South River stuck together. We won a Pop Warner Championship. Then, we played freshman football together, then Junior Varsity, then varsity. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Everybody is looking for that minor league of high school football and cheerleading, and I think Pop Warner is the perfect program for that.  
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Anybody can throw an incomplete pass, but if you can deliver when the opportunity is there, you're going to be a success. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 At the age of 12, between the coaches and my prompting, my mother finally relented and let me participate in Pop Warner football. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 At the University of Notre Dame, I majored in sociology and business, but I never really thought how those subjects would lead to any kind of gainful occupation. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Each phase of life presents a new set of challenges. I think life is just a series of lessons. Life is a library. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Don't ever give up on your dream. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Football and society changed me as a person. I had to take a look at who I was and had to rebuild myself after my injury. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Football was suddenly taken away. I had gone through a divorce, with three children involved, and I had become very ungrounded, caught up in the world of high society. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I found out what a magnificent machine the human body is. The endorphins had kicked in, and I was not in pain. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I could not go to football practice until my homework was done. It taught me priorities. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I had a chance to play professional baseball with the Minnesota Twins as a shortstop. I turned it down to play football. I did all kinds of athletics growing up. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I played football for 23 years, and to this day I think some of the best fundamentals I have carried through my entire career, and some of the most important lessons were learned through Pop Warner football. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I had a tough time when I was successful. I started to live my life based upon the image people had of me. It was all wrong, my head got turned. What brought me back to reality was breaking my leg. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I really like the way American football is run. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I was always told that I was too small, too skinny, too slow, not tough enough, and I never ever believed what people told me. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I was feeling some pressure, and the next thing I knew, I heard what sounded like a shotgun going off-Pow! and felt this excruciating pain. Then I was on the ground. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 If you put your best effort out, you may not always win, but if you don't, you'll never have a chance to win. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I'll go to a boxing event live. I watched some of Mike Tyson's fights. Sugar Ray Leonard is a good friend. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I was given a chance to do some broadcasting. I've never been satisfied with just being a participant. I want to be the best. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I was lucky enough to get into broadcasting-perhaps because I was never afraid to speak my mind. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I worked hard. I worked late. I went in early. I did everything I could to gain an advantage. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 If you're given an opportunity, you have to be able to capitalize on it.  
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 In competition, everybody has talent, but the question is, who gets noticed? 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 It took me three years psychologically and mentally to adjust to being away from the game. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Life's a marathon, you just have to keep plugging. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 My 11th year as a professional, I was 35. I was considered the best. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 My family had not been professional sports people. They worked hard and sacrificed so much for me. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 No matter how great you are, the next great one is already sitting there waiting to take your place. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 On November 18, 1985, I was one of the best-known professional football players in America, and at 10 p.m. I was a hospital patient with a compound fracture of my leg, my career over. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Pop Warner Little Scholars teaches kids how to prepare for that next challenge. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 The first recollection I have of a major sporting occasion was going with my father to see the New York Giants. I was 12. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Rugby is great. The players don't wear helmets or padding; they just beat the living daylights out of each other and then go for a beer. I love that. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 There's always the concern from parents that football is a contact sport. But I try to explain to them that if a 100-pound mouse runs into another 100-pound mouse, neither one of them should get hurt. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Sport was the only thing I knew and all I wanted to know. The Good Lord blessed me with athletic ability, and I wanted to make the best of what I had. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Some of the closest friendships I've had throughout my life have stemmed from my Pop Warner experience. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 This is a game, first and foremost. There was only one Vince Lombardi, and he died. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 When I can 10 or 11, my mom was the one out there catching passes for me. She was my prime receiver. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 When you're coaching kids, it's vital to teach them that football is a game that you should have fun playing. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 You have to love what you're doing. If you love it, you never give up on it. The only time anybody is ever a failure is when they quit trying. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 You never know when opportunities are going to come. It could be blocking a kick, it could be recovering a fumble. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 You learn to be part of a team or a squad. You learn to depend on one another. Isn't it great when you're a young halfback and a defensive linemen knocks you down, that he also helps you up? 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 You're the only person who can decide whether you can or should do something. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 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. 
Author: Angelina Jolie
Nationality: American
b. 4 June 1975
  
 You got to play a hundred and fifty games a year, so pick your spots. You can miss two games a month; so pick the days you're gonna be hurt, or you're gonna rest or you're gonna have a drink or two. The rest of the time, be on that field.thout someone taking my picture?  
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I can't recall a day this year or last when I did not hear the name of Babe Ruth. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I don't feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I don't see pitches down the middle anymore - not even in batting practice. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn't throw it past me, none of them. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.  
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious. When I get out on the field, nothing's a joke to me. I don't feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 I'm hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I'd be pulling for him. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 It took me seventeen years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 On the field, blacks have been able to be super giants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting. 
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.  
Author: Hank Aaron
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1934
  
 All sport... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged. 
Author: Spiro Agnew
Nationality: American
b. 9 November 1918  - d. 17 September 1996
  
 Finally the last thing I'll say to the people who don't believe in cycling, the cynics and the skeptics. I'm sorry for you. I'm sorry that you can't dream big. I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles. But this is one hell of a race. This is a great sporting event and you should stand around and believe it. You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people. I'll be a fan of the Tour de France for as long as I live. And there are no secrets - this is a hard sporting event and hard work wins it. So Vive le Tour. Forever. 
Author: Lance Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 18 September 1971
  
 But that stuff I'm talking about - I'm not talking about doing that for 20 years; I'm talking about taking a year or however long I need to just step back from the sport, decompress, download, figure out where I am in my life, where my children are in their lives. 
Author: Lance Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 18 September 1971
  
 But when you're hurting and you hear on the radio that you've got 10 seconds on your biggest rival, and now it's 20 seconds, or in 2001 two minutes on Ullrich - that's a true sporting high. 
Author: Lance Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 18 September 1971
  
 I love sport because I love life, and sport is one of the basic joys of life. 
Author: Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Nationality: Russian
b. 18 July 1933
  
 Even when we did win, we were using a rifle against a club. It's our sunburned minds. We need more Crocodile Dundees down here. 
Author: Ben Lexcen
Nationality: Australian
b. 19 March 1936  - d. 1 May 1988
  
 Now listen mate, you're not getting 110 per cent. You can forget it. This is a fucking Boulevard Hotel special, this is. The trouble is we are dealing with a sports junkie here (gesturing towards Bob Hawke). I go out for a piss and they pull this one on me. Well that's the last time I leave you two alone. From now on, I'm sticking to you two like shit to a blanket. 
Author: Paul Keating
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1944
  
 You know that a given in life in human nature, is that at a sporting event, a baseball game, a football game, you never introduce a politician, is because he'll be booed. I don't care if he's the most beloved person in the world, its part of the game. 
Author: Mark Russell
Nationality: American
b. 23 August 1932
  
 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. 
Author: Heidi Klum
Nationality: German
b. 1 June 1973
  
 I'd like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right. 
Author: Brad Pitt
Nationality: American
b. 18 December 1963
  
 I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 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. 
Author: Cindy Crawford
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1966
  
 Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart. 
Author: Phil Douglas Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1945
  
 Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. 
Author: Phil Douglas Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1945
  
 Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts. 
Author: Phil Douglas Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1945
  
 Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together. 
Author: Phil Douglas Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1945
  
 I gave it my body and mind, but I have kept my soul. 
Author: Phil Douglas Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1945
  
 If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball. 
Author: Phil Douglas Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1945
  
 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. 
Author: John Irving
Nationality: American
b. 2 March 1942
  
 In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. 
Author: Julia Child
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1912  - d. 13 August 2004
  
 We're not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears. 
Author: Calvin Klein
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1942
  
 I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain. 
Author: Ben Hecht
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1894  - d. 18 April 1964
  
 Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and aesthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one. 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 Of all the people in sports I'd like to throw through a plate glass window, Reilly's not one of them. It's a shame though, skinny white boys looks real aerodynamic. 
Author: Charles Barkley
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1963
  
 When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures. 
Author: Barbara Walters
Nationality: American
b. 25 September 1929
  
 Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent? 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 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. 
Author: Joseph Wood Krutch
Nationality: American
b. 25 November 1893  - d. 22 May 1970
  
 Whilst sporting waves smil'd on the rising sun . 
Author: John Crowne
Nationality: English
b. December 1641  - d.  December 1712
  
 The Second Amendment guarantees the individual right to own, possess, and use personal firearms, and as President I will ensure that this right is not compromised. People convicted of violent crime should forfeit their right to own firearms, but sportsmen, hunters, & law-abiding Americans should be allowed to use guns for pleasure or personal or family safety. Private ownership of guns gives citizens of this free republic the means to protect life, liberty and property - and I will fully & faithfully protect that right. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failures. 
Author: Earl Warren
Nationality: American
b. December 1891  - d.  December 1974
  
 I don't plan to be one of those people who, as soon as they turn 18, suddenly buy themselves a massive sports car collection or something similar. I don't think I'll be particularly extravagant. The things I like buying are things that cost about 10 pounds -- books, CDs and DVDs. 
Author: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
Nationality: English
b. 23 July 1989
  
 In my view, wholesome pleasure, sport, and recreation are as vital to this nation as productive work and should have a large share in the national budget. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 As happens with sports and hobbies, his enjoyment was solemnized by expertise, the rites of comparing, collating, a half-deliberate parody of scholarship like the recitation of batting averages. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it. 
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 I am a sportsman all over, and to the back-bone - Hunting is all that's worth living for - all time is lost wot is not spent in 'unting -it is like the hair we breathe - if we have it not we die - it's the sport of kings, the image of war without its guilt, and only five-and-twenty per cent of its danger. 
Author: Robert S. Surtees
Nationality: English
b. 17 May 1805  - d. 26 March 1864
  
 Untin' fills my thoughts by day, and many a good run I have in my sleep. Many a dig in the ribs I gives Mrs. J. when I think they're runnin' into the warmint. No man is fit to be called a sportsman wot doesn't kick his wife out of bed on a haverage once in three weeks! 
Author: Robert S. Surtees
Nationality: English
b. 17 May 1805  - d. 26 March 1864
  
 What is more Australian than the tall poppy syndrome? Every Australian of the Year has to expect to cop a bagging, especially on Australia Day. It is our national sport. 
Author: Miranda Devine
Nationality: Australian   
 The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 The essential is to go on squirming forever at the end of the line, as long as there are waters and banks and ravening in heaven a sporting god to plague his creatures, per pro his chosen shits. 
Author: Samuel Beckett
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 March 1906  - d. 22 December 1989
  
 If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end. 
Author: Julius Winfield Erving
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1950
  
 If the country had been flooded with several 100,000 troops, as Shinseki advised, and if the orders had not been so grotesque - stand by quietly while the cultural wealth of Iraq, and humanity, was destroyed in a way reminiscent of the Mongol invasion; treat the population with contempt and brutality; allow the society to reconstruct instead of imposing ultra-liberal measures bound to destroy it, etc., then the place might have been pacified as well as northern Europe was under the Nazis - or the Philippines, after a decade of extreme brutality, victory having been declared repeatedly during those years. Just how one judges such an outcome depends on other choices. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 If, say, you say that Iran is a terrorist state, you don't need evidence. If you say that the US is a terrorist state, you need plenty. Here, that is. In Iran it's reversed. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 In certain intellectual circles in France, the very basis for discussion - a minimal respect for facts and logic - has been virtually abandoned. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Immediately after the 1954 Geneva Accords on a peaceful settlement for Indochina, which Washington refused to accept, the National Security Council secretly decreed that even in the case of "local Communist subversion or rebellion - Not constituting armed attack - the US would consider the use of military force, including an attack on China if it is "determined to be the source" of the "subversion"; the NSC also called for converting Thailand into "the focal point of U.S. covert and psychological operations in Southeast Asia," undertaking "covert operations on a large and effective scale" throughout Indochina, and in general, acting forcefully to undermine the Accords and the UN Charter. The wording, repeated verbatim annually in planning documents, was chosen so as to make explicit the US right to violate Article 51 of the Charter, which permits the use of force only in immediate self-defense against "armed attack." The US proceeded to define "aggression" to include "political warfare, or subversion," what UN Ambassador Adlai Stevenson called "internal aggression" while defending JFK's escalation in South Vietnam. US attacks were therefore transmuted into "self-defense" against "internal aggression." When the US bombed Libyan cities in 1986, the official justification was "self defense against future attack," a ludicrous distortion of the Charter applauded by legal specialists in the national press. The US invasion of Panama was defended in the Security Council by appeal to Article 51, which, US Ambassador Pickering declared, "provides for the use of armed force to defend a country, to defend our interests and our people," and permits the U.S. to invade Panama to prevent its "territory from being used as a base for smuggling drugs into the United States" - an astonishing concept of "armed attack," which passed without criticism. In June 1993, when Clinton launched a missile attack on Baghdad, killing civilians, UN Ambassador Albright appealed to Article 51, explaining that the bombing was in "self-defense against armed attack"- namely, an alleged attempt to assassinate former president Bush two months earlier. The claim would have been remarkable even if the US had had credible evidence of Iraqi involvement, which, officials conceded, they did not. These and innumerable other examples illustrate far-reaching contempt for the rule of law. The US has always relied on the rule of force in international affairs. International law, treaties, the World Court, War Crimes Tribunals, moral judgment, etc., are regularly invoked against enemies, often quite accurately. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 If any of you have ever looked at your FBI file, you discover that intelligence agencies in general are extremely incompetent. That's one of the reasons why there are so many intelligence failures. They just never get anything straight, for all kinds of reasons. Part of it is because of the information they get. The information they get comes from ideological fanatics, typically, who always misunderstand things in their own crazy way. If you look at an FBI file, say, about yourself, where you know what the facts are, you'll see that the information has some kind of relation to the facts, you can figure out what they're talking about, but by the time it works its way through the ideological fanaticism of the intelligence agencies, there's always weird distortion. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 If you look into the history of what is called the CIA, which means the US White House, its secret wars, clandestine warfare, the trail of drug production just follows. It started in France after the Second World War when the United States was essentially trying to reinstitute the traditional social order, to rehabilitate Fascist collaborators, wipe out the Resistance and destroy the unions and so on. The first thing they did was reconstitute the Mafia, as strikebreakers or for other such useful services. And the Mafia doesn't do it for fun, so there was a tradeoff: Essentially, they allowed them to reinstitute the heroin production system, which had been destroyed by the Fascists. The Fascists tended to run a pretty tight ship; they didn't want any competition, so they wiped out the Mafia. But the US reconstituted it, first in southern Italy, and then in southern France with the Corsican Mafia. That's where the famous French Connection comes from. That was the main heroin center for many years. Then US terrorist activities shifted over to Southeast Asia. If you want to carry out terrorist activities, you need local people to do it for you, and you also need secret money to pay for it, clandestine hidden money. Well, if you need to hire thugs and murderers with secret money, there aren't many options. One of them is the drug connection. The so-called Golden Triangle around Burma, Laos and Thailand became a big drug producing area with the help of the United States, as part of the secret wars against those populations. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 I've often been struck by the extensive knowledge that people have of sports, and particularly, their self-confidence in discussing it with "experts." While driving, I sometimes turn on radio talk shows on sports, and am always struck by this. People calling in have no hesitation in criticizing the coaches, the judgments of the people running the shows, etc. In contrast, when discussing matters of concern to human lives - their own and others - people tend to defer to "experts," though for the most part the expert knowledge is no more beyond them than how the local professional sports team should play their next game. That's where the indoctrination comes in: in the intensive training that brings people to feel that they must defer to alleged "experts" on matters of very direct concern to them, far more so than sports. I do, however, agree that there can be negative aspects to the heavily promoted frenzy on spectator sports, loyalty to the home team, etc. Depends very much on how it is carried out. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 In a dictatorship, taxation is theft. In a true democratic community, people make decisions, including decisions about how to deal with problems of concern to the community, like schools, health services, transportation, etc. Insofar as this leads to expenditures, they make decisions about taxes or some counterpart. There is no theft. Societies like ours are somewhere in between. To take your case, suppose your neighbor never uses a road or a bus at the other end of town. Why should he fund it? Maybe we should each just pay for the roads we use - and that means, of course, that we have to prevent others from using them, so we hire private armies, and if someone comes along with a bigger army we get nuclear weapons to keep them from using our road. Actually, proposals like this are made, in all seriousness, in literature that is taken seriously. And it extends to everything else, leading to a world in which no sane person would want to live, even if it would be possible to survive in it. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Clay swings with his left, Clay swings with his right, Look at young Cassius carry the fight. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 While I'm talking to you I'm thinking up the greatest short poem of all time. This poem tells how it feels to be great as I am: Me ó wheee! 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 This is the legend of Cassius Clay, The most beautiful fighter in the world today. He talks a great deal, and brags indeed-y, Of a muscular punch that's incredibly speed-y. The fistic world was dull and weary, but with a champ like Liston, things had to be dreary. Then someone with color and someone with dash, brought fight fans are runnin' with Cash. This brash young boxer is something to see and the heavyweight championship is his destiny. This kid's got a left, this kid's got a right, if he hit you once, you're asleep for the night. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 I knew I had him in the first round. Almighty God was with me. I want everyone to bear witness, I am the greatest! I'm the greatest thing that ever lived. I don't have a mark on my face, and I upset Sonny Liston, and I just turned twenty-two years old. I must be the greatest. I showed the world. I talk to God everyday. I shook up the world, I'm the king of the world. You must listen to me. I am the greatest! I can't be beat! 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 I think Terrell will catch hell at the sound of the bell. He's going around saying that he's a championship-fighter, but when he meets me he fall 20 pound lighter. He thinks that he's the reall heavy weight champ but when he meets me, he'll just be a tramp Now I'm not sayin' just to be funny, But I'm fightin' Ernie because he needs the money. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 Ain't no reason for me to kill nobody in the ring, unless they deserve it. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 Last night I had a dream, When I got to Africa, I had one hell of a rumble. I had to beat Tarzanís behind first, For claiming to be King of the Jungle. For this fight, Iíve wrestled with alligators, Iíve tustled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning And throw thunder in jail. You know Iím bad. just last week, I murdered a rock, Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick. Iím so mean, I make medicine sick. Iím so fast, man, I can run through a hurricane and don't get wet. When George Foreman meets me, Heíll pay his debt. I can drown the drink of water, and kill a dead tree. Wait till you see Muhammad Ali. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 If you were surprised when Nixon resigned, just watch what happens when I whup Foreman's behind! 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 You been hearing about how bad I am since you were a little kid with mess in your pants! Tonight, I'm gonna whip you till you cry like a baby. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 That's the only way you gonna save this sucker. He's doomed. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 If Ali says a mosquito can pull a plow, don't ask how. Hitch him up. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 I'm retiring because there are more pleasant things to do than beat up people. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 Joe Frazier is so ugly that when he cries, the tears turn around and go down the back of his head. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wildlife. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 For centuries, New York has served as the gateway for millions of people from all over the world in search of the American dream. It only makes sense that it would now serve as a gateway for the world's greatest athletes. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 Bobby Knight told me this: `There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.` In other words a good offense wins. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 It's always better to sacrifice your opponent's men. 
Author: Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1887  - d. 04 February 1956
  
 An isolated pawn spreads gloom all over the chessboard. 
Author: Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1887  - d. 04 February 1956
  
 The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made. 
Author: Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1887  - d. 04 February 1956
  
 The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. 
Author: Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1887  - d. 04 February 1956
  
 The move is there, but you must see it. 
Author: Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1887  - d. 04 February 1956
  
 No game was ever won by resigning. 
Author: Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1887  - d. 04 February 1956
  
 I never defeated a healthy opponent. 
Author: Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1887  - d. 04 February 1956
  
 Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do. 
Author: Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1887  - d. 04 February 1956
  
 Moral victories do not count. 
Author: Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1887  - d. 04 February 1956
  
 My goal is 3,000. If I can play 150 games for the next five years, Iíll reach 3,000 on July 16, 1977 - no, make that 1978. 
Author: Pete Rose
Nationality: American
b. 14 April 1941
  
 I'd walk through Hell in a gasoline suit just to play baseball. 
Author: Pete Rose
Nationality: American
b. 14 April 1941
  
 Beating 'SC is not a matter of life or death, It's more important than that 
Author: Red Sanders
Nationality: American
b. 07 March 1905  - d. 14 August 1958
  
 No one could throw a fastball past me. God could come down from Heaven and he couldn't throw it past me. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it's the greatest game there is! 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 I hope somebody hits .400 soon. Then people can start pestering that guy with questions about the last guy to hit .400. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 Hitting is fifty percent above the shoulders. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 A man has to have goals - for a day, for a lifetime - and that was mine, to have people say, 'There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived." 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 They give you a round ball and a round bat and tell you to hit it square." (Pete Rose and Willie Stargell have also been credited with similar versions of this quote.) 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 The greatest team I played for was the Marine Corps. 
Author: Ted Williams
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1918  - d. 5 July 2002
  
 Before he cleans out his office have Paul Tagliabue show you where he keeps Gene Upshaw's leash. By making the docile head of the players union his personal pet, your predecessor has kept the peace without giving players the kind of guarantees other pros take for granted. Try to make sure no one competent ever replaces Upshaw on your watch. 
Author: Bryant Charles Gumbel
Nationality: American
b. 29 September 1948
  
 Black people dominate this shit! Basketball, baseball, football, boxing, track! Even golf and tennis! And as soon they make a heated hockey rink, we're gonna take that shit too. Motherfuck Wayne Gretzky. Wait 'till you see LeBron on some skates. You ain't seen nothing yet! He just gonna have one skate, chilling. He won't even have a stick, he'll just smack the puck in with his dick. Pow! Slapshot, bitch! 
Author: Chris Rock
Nationality: African-American
b. 07 February 1965
  
 You out rebounded a dead man by one. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 You may be big in New York, but in Walters, Oklahoma, you're nobody. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 If you had come with me, you could be the principal of a high school by now. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 Damn referees. I'll miss them less than anybody. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 Hey, some places this would be a foul! 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 You mean in the state? 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 That foul wouldn't have killed a gnat. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 How hard is it to coach track? Tell 'em to stay to the left and get back as fast as you can. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 Finish last in your league and they call you 'Idiot'. Finish last in medical school and they call you 'Doctor'. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 I never substitute just to substitute. I play my regulars. The only way a guy gets off the floor is if he dies. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn't do you any good. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 I don't jog. If I die I want to be sick. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 I hope they notice the mistletoe tied to my coattails as I leave town. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 We don't pray after a game. That's too late. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 It was the toughest seven man zone we faced all year. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 I'm not playing favorites. All my favorites have graduated. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 We ran all over Texas-Arlington last season, 84-83. Ozie and Rich scored 71 points for us. After the game a reporter asked me how I thought we'd have done without them. I said, "Figure it out for yourself. We'da got beat 83-13. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 We went to Alaska once and they made us honorary Alaskans. Then we went to Hawaii and they made us honorary Hawaiians. We're going to the Virgin Islands this year. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 I was at OCU 23 years and today I can give you the addresses of every kid who played for me, and what he's doing now. To me, that's what coaching is all about. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 Just give every coach the same amount of money and tell them they can keep whatís left over. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 There are only two plays that I know, Romeo and Juliet and put the damn ball in the basket. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 It was a hole in one contest and I had a three. 
Author: Abe Lemmons
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1922  - d. 02 September 2002
  
 You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. 
Author: Jim Bouton
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1939
  
 This winter I'm working out every day, throwing against a wall. I'm 11-0 against the wall. 
Author: Jim Bouton
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1939
  
 For a hundred years the owners screwed the players. For 25 years the players have screwed the owners - they've got 75 years to go. 
Author: Jim Bouton
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1939
  
 They call baseball a game because it's too screwed up to be a business. 
Author: Jim Bouton
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1939
  
 All is well, thank God, but victory will not be complete, definitive or stable, as long as Masonry is in our Spain. And how will it disappear? What to do? Ask Mussolini. 
Author: General Francisco Franco
Nationality: Spanish
b. 04 December 1892  - d. 20 November 1975
  




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