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When you are drumming and really feeling the music, the beat, it is like you are transported to a different place, where you feel so exhilirated and calm through your whole body.
Mickey Hart

Oscar is probably going to change the world of Paralympic sport in ways that we never imagined [on Oscar Pistorius]
Tanni Grey Thompson

Baseball is the only major sport that appears backward in a mirror.
George Carlin

If they [England] do well without me in India, then good on 'em. I'm a sports fan. Whatever's good for England is good for me.
Darren Gough

I don't take sports seriously although I like that Scottish thing where they throw the poles. I'm down with that.
Peter Buck

Perhaps sport should accept sponsorship from the Mafia. They kill fewer people than smoking.
Alan Hubbard

We all owe a little debt of gratitude for what he's done because he's transcended the sport to become an international superstar, more so than any other tennis player over the last 20 years. [Agassi]
James Blake

I love prawns and calamari at the moment.

I'd love to eat them on my sofa, transported to a little trattoria.
Clair-Hope Ashitey

Why they call a fellow that keeps losing all the time a 'good sports' gets one.
Charles E Hughes

Sport is a preserver of life.
Hippocrates

Theatre sports is the best improv training period.
Wayne Brady

One thing that rugby is generally is incredibly fair, and with it being a team sport no individual is bigger than the game itself
Jeremy Guscott

I didn't aspire to be a good sport; 'champion' was good enough for me.
Fred Perry

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

Sports beget tumultuous strife and wrath, and wrath begets fierce quarrels.
Horace

There is more energy locked up in sources around the solar system than we could ever reasonably expect to need, the problem would be transporting them back to earth and using them in a cost efficient manner.
Wilson Greatbatch

I don't believe she will ever be able to repair her image. For the sake of her own well-being and the sport, it would be best if she went away quietly.
[Marion Jones]
Michael Johnson

I never did like working out - it bears the same relationship to real sport as masturbation does to sex.
David Lodge

When I was young, I did not see a single soccer match. Where I came from, football wasn't played. The sport simply did not exist...now some of us, the old guys, are beginning to understand how important the World Cup is for the entire world
George W Bush

Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.
To James Smith, 1822.
Thomas Jefferson

Baseball is a sport that gives you the highest highs and lows, there is nothing like a great game to get the adrenaline flowing and make you feel alive.
Dwight Gooden

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

Sports broadcasters are the only reporters who describe past events in the future tense.
Burnett Anderson

There is something for everyone in sports.
Arnold Beisser

I'm glad to say that this is the first Saturday in four weeks that sport will be weather-free [classic Colemanball!]
David Coleman

When you play a sport, you have two things in mind. One is to get into the Hall of Fame and the other is to go to heaven when you die.
Lee Trevino

Sports plays a societal role in engendering jingoist and chauvinist attitudes. They're designed to organize a community to be committed to their gladiators.
Noam Chomsky

Such challenges [test cricket] require people who are more than 100% committed, dedicated, disciplined and passionate about the game, what it seeks to achieve and how those involved in the game can best serve cricket, sport and the wider community. [On retiring from test cricket]
Damien Martyn

When drugs are used in any sport it is not a great day for that sport and this not a great day for cricket
Andrew Strauss

Being an Olympian is the ultimate test of one's sporting ability.
Russell Mark

Sport is the bloom and glow of perfect health.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've got a kid six years old. He likes sports, but I definitely won't let him pitch. There would be too many things against him.
Gaylord Perry

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

My successes in the Army are owing in great measure to the manly sports of Great Britain, and one sport above all - cricket.
Arthur Wellesley Wellington

One of the strange things about winning gold in this sport is that people know you more in other countries than in your own.
Bob Hayes

Top class sport needs cut and thrust: Test matches, played over five days, ebb and flow.
Jonathan Agnew

What on earth has this synchronized swimming got to do with anything, let alone sport?
Frank Keating

British ferries have stopped transporting live animals to the Continent. This has made it very difficult for England fans to get to away matches.
Jo Brand

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

A healthy Amtrak is an integral part of New York and the Nation's economy and transportation systems.
Timothy H Bishop

I always turn to the sports section first... the front page has nothing but man's failures.
Earl Warren

For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis'.
Arthur Ashe

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

Attacks of divine transports are of pride and I accept the part assigned.
Elizabeth Barton

It's virtually a different sport, a different game... in the World Cup when they fancy themselves against you and you fancy yourself against them.
Michael Owen

I'd seen it on top of the pops [son of my father]. The band were proper platform heeleed, tank top sporting, chest wig wearing glam rockers, and I'm pretty sure it was top of the charts for several weeks.
Hugh Fearnley-whittingstall

I'm afraid I'm not really interested in starting off someone's career and trying to turn a nobody into a someone. All my expertise, and all my recent knowledge, lies at the top end of the sport.
Colin Jackson

Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen.
P J O'Rourke

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw



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