~Wonderful Sports Quotes~
"Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning." Fred Perry
"What's the difference between a 3-week-old puppy and a sportswriter? In 6 weeks, the puppy will stop whining." Mike Ditka
"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
"The greatest efforts in sports came when the mind is as still as a glass lake." Timothy Gallwey
"There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis'." Arthur Ashe
"People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected. Being feminine meant being a cheerleader, not being an athlete. The image of women is changing now. You don't have to be pretty for people to come and see you play. At the same time, if you're a good athlete, it doesn't mean you're not a woman." Martina Navratilova
"I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."
The Philadelphia Phillies~
"I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense." Henry Louis Mencken
"Why did I restore the Olympic Games? To ennoble and strengthen sports, to ensure their independence and duration, and thus to enable them better to fulfil the educational role incumbent upon them in the modern world. For the glorification of the individual athlete, whose muscular activity is necessary for the community, and whose prowess is necessary for the maintenance of a general spirit of competition." Pierre de Coubertin
"All sports must be treated on the basis of equality." Pierre de Coubertin
"Doctors and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead."
"When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition." Katrina Witt
"When I step onto the court, I don't have to think about anything. If I have a problem off the court, I find that after I play, my mind is clearer and I can come up with a better solution. It's like therapy. It relaxes me and allows me to solve problems." Michael Jordan
"When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important."
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club wont be worth a dime." Babe Ruth
"The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players." Don Coryell
"When you're playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you'll fight for the winners circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor." Pat Riley
"If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average."
"Sports is human life in a microcosm." Howard Cosell
"The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break." John Madden
"The trouble with referees is that they just don't care which side wins."
"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other." Jack Handey
"The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle."
"Professional wrestling's most mysterious hold is on its audience."
"The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the opposition." Nick Seitz
"Most games are lost, not won." Casey Stengel
"Baseball and football are very different games. In a way, both of them are easy. Football is easy if you're crazy as hell. Baseball is easy if you've got patience. They'd both be easier for me if I were a little more crazy-and a little more patient." Bo Jackson
"Sport is where an entire life can be compressed into a few hours, where the emotions of a lifetime can be felt on an acre or two of ground, where a person can suffer and die and rise again on six miles of trails through a New York City park. Sport is a theater where sinner can turn saint and a common man become an uncommon hero, where the past and the future can fuse with the present. Sport is singularly able to give us peak experiences where we feel completely one with the world and transcend all conflicts as we finally become our own potential." George A. Sheehan
"If you make every game a life-and-death thing, you're going to have problems. You'll be dead a lot." Dean Smith
"I think you enjoy the game more if you don't know the rules. Anyway you're on the same wavelength as the referees." Jonathan Davies
"The essence of sports is that while you're doing it, nothing else matters, but after you stop, there is a place, generally not very important, where you would put it." Roger Bannister
"An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head." Emil Zatopek
"If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ass." Randall Cobb
"He has turned defensive boxing into a poetic art. Trouble is, nobody ever knocked anybody out with a poem." Eddie Shaw
"All sports are games of inches." Dick Ritger
"I'm fanatical about sport: there seems to me something almost religious about the fact that human beings can organise play, the spirit of play." Simon Gray
"There's more to boxing than hitting. There's not getting hit, for instance." George Foreman
"The key is not the will to win-everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." Bobby Knight
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