Sport Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

A sporting hero has been born in South Africa, and the country needs somebody young, fresh, enthusiastic and committed. This is a guy who you know will climb Everest for South Africa. [on Graeme Smith]
Ali Bacher

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

He mistrusts anyone who reads past the sports pages of the tabloids [on Mickey Stewart]
Peter Roebuck

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

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

If you spend a lot of time on sportsmanship, you're going to spend a lot of time losing.
Glenn Dobbs

The understanding of being is clarified by sport.
Howard Slusher

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

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 have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honour for me. There's no better time to try this than now.
Michael Phelps

When you get a game like that I don't think there can be any other sport in the world that is quite as exciting.
Earl Tatum

Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth.
Jack Kent Cooke

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

Sport is a preserver of life.

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

To receive it from Ian, my boyhood hero, makes it all the more sweet [on winning sports personality of the year, 2005]
Andrew Flintoff

A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport.
Pierre De Coubertin

Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four. We own this shit. Basketball, baseball, football, golf, tennis, and as soon as they make a heated hockey rink we'll take that shit too.
Chris Rock

Sporting Lisbon in their green and white hoops, looking like a team of zebras.
Peter Jones

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

Boxing is an incredible sport and one of the oldest and most basic, and all the more prestigious for that.
Joe Frazier

I keep getting these extraordinary letters from American sports stars saying: 'I've always thought you were one pretty lady and now you're single I want to meet you for a drink.
Liz Hurley

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

Not every age is fit for childish sports.
Titus Maccius Plautus

For someone who's grown up in a sports-mad family and a bit of an Olympic junkie, I can't think of a better way to get fit. [on C4 show The Games]
Anna Walker

There is something for everyone in sports.
Arnold Beisser

The Lord taught me to love everybody, but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters.
Alvin Dark

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

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

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

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

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

Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.
Lord Byron

The man that has no friend at court,
Must make the laws confine his sport,
But he that has, by dint of flaws,
may make his sport confine the laws.
Thomas Chatterton

Sport went hand in hand with science.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

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

Olympic figure skating - a sport where competitors are dressed as dinner mints.
Jere Longman

Fishing is the king of sports, there is nothing as relaxing as a day fishing and nothing as satisfying as landing a big catch.
Rex Hunt

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

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Haywood Hale Broun

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

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

Theatre sports is the best improv training period.
Wayne Brady

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

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