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Britain never had a greater sporting ambassador. [on Bobby Charlton]
Jimmy Greaves

It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is. [On the effects of alcohol]
Marguerite Duras

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

Ice skating - with its meticulously preordinated choreography, fanciful dress and movements that consists of wandering around in apparently pointless, ever decreasing circles - is closer to Trooping the colour than to a sport.
Julie Burchill

Transportation made sublimation literal. It conveyed evil to another world.
Robert Hughes

A rabid sports fan is one that boos a TV set.
Jimmy Cannon

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

I played in a golf charity match to raise money for a boy injured in a car accident. I had to drive like a lunatic to get here. [Ironically explaining why he was late for a talksport show]
Ray Houghton

There is no doubt that to be an elite athlete in whatever sport it is that you do, you need to have that certain X-factor that sets you apart from the rest.
Dante Hall

Women's tennis is the leader in women's sports. Equal prize money is a no-brainer
Billie Jean King

I like nice normal basic sports like football and golf. But then you look at Darren Gough and you realize that you might be up to the challenge. Darren made it legit, he made me realize that you could step out of your comfort zone, and have fun and see what you could do
Mark Ramprakash

Man is a sporting as well as a praying animal.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Mother... just because I wear trackies and play sports does not make me a lesbian! (Bend It Like Beckham)
Keira Knightley

There should be no place whatsoever in any sport for people who take these performance enhancing drugs
Asif Iqbal

The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.
Paul Fussell

There's probably no other sport [than tennis], and very few professions in this world, where a woman can earn as much as a man.
John McEnroe

Sport is a preserver of life.
Hippocrates

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

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

The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
Douglas William Jerrold

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

The understanding of being is clarified by sport.
Howard Slusher

Our sports are totally different, if Lance Armstrong himself were to come and train with us he'd be completely exhausted after half and hour.
Joachim Low

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

The capacity of sporting journalists to wax lyrical in the face of the exceptional is matched only by the speed with which they run out of adjectives in doing so.
Derek Malcolm

The Minister of Transport issued this appeal to motorists: Can anyone give him a lift to Leicester?
Eric Idle

I don't watch movies a lot. I watch sporting events. Because you can never tell how they're going to end.
Michael Douglas

Not only do they know nothing about football, but if you were to shut them up in a room by themselves, they couldn't even write a letter to mother [on sports journalists]
Cesar Menotti

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

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

I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports.
Richard Nixon

But yet not cloy thy lips with loathed satiety, but rather famish them amid their plenty, making them red and pale with fresh variety, ten kisses short as one, one long as twenty! a summer´s day will seem an hour but short, being wasted in such time beguiling sport. (venus´n´adonis, poem)
William Shakespeare

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

People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected.
Martina Navratilova

If there has not been such a thing as gymnastics, I would have had to invent it because I feel at one with the sport.
Olga Korbut

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

It will send a clear message to those who would seek to exploit athletes: get out of the sports world now or go to jail.
Howard Berman

Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns.
W S Gilbert

Playing for Success is working tremendously well since its launch five years ago. It's getting lots of schoolkids more involved with their local sports teams while teaching them the basics in a way that interests them.' - on initiatives to improve English rugby
Jonny Wilkinson

I have recently taken up two new sports: roller skating and ankle spraining, in that order. I am getting quite good at both.
Miles Kington

Volleyball is a Jewish sport. It's fun, and nobody can get hurt.
Gail Parent

It's the best thing to happen to a sport, that you have a superstar. In football there is always something to write about the Beckhams, same as people want to write about Rooney or Hooney or whatever his bloody name is.
Bernie Ecclestone

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

I am here to propose a toast to sportswriters. It's up to you whether you stand up or not.
Fred Trueman

Baseball was the one sport my dad shared with us as kids.
Marvin Bush

Great sport has intellectual beauty.
R Carlisle

All sports are games of inches.
Dick Ritger

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

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.
Avery Brundage



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