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

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport
Charles Lamb

Have the courage to do something which deserves transportation if you want to be somebody
Juvenal

I totally wanted to fix up my health and to challenge myself. I've never attempted to keep fit or do any sports at all.
Lisa Mafia

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

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

This sport is just as much about your teammates as you and your individual performance.
Mia Hamm

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

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

Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

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

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

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

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

Of all the talking points which make international sport fascinating, selecting a team to represent the country surely takes pride of place.
E W Swanton

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

For I must go where lazy Peace
Will hide her drowsy head;
And, for the sport of kings, increase
The number of the dead.
William Davenant

Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out.
Ty Cobb

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

We're used to comeback stories in the world of sports, but the Gail Devers story is remarkable. This is a comeback from an illness which almost killed her.
Bob Costas

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

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

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

All sports for all people.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

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

Sport is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending.
Neil Simon

Sportsmanship, next to the Church, is the greatest teacher of morals.
Herbert Hoover

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

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

When people come together, go to each other's country, and watch a conflict being played out on the field of sport, as opposed to the field of battle... then why can't that same spirit, that same philosophy, infect other aspects of relations? [Hoping India and Pakistan would develop their relationship off the pitch]
Colin Powell

Amazing, this is absolutely amazing - the year I have had has been amazing [on Sports personality award]
Zara Phillips

I'm fanatical about sport: there seems to me something almost religious about the fact that human beings can organize play, the spirit of play.
Simon Gray

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

Sure, winning isn't everything. It's the only thing. (Sports Illustrated, 1955)
Henry Sanders

Even now I want to keep my amateur spirit, to spend my time, to be in the sport with all my heart.
Sergei Bubka

Start a lie and a truth together, like hare and hound: the lie will run fast and smooth, and no man will ever turn it aside; but at the truth most hands will fling a stone, and so hinder it for sport's sake, if they can.
Ouida

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

It is a poor sport that is not worth a candle.
George Herbert

The understanding of being is clarified by sport.
Howard Slusher

There is only one emotion that I know of which has absolutely no place in spectator sport and death to it - laughter.
René Maheu

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

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

All sports are games of inches.
Dick Ritger

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'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

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

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

My favourite sport at school was rugby. All sports are teamwork, but rugby particularly is about teamwork and I think teamwork is the essence of this.
Gordon Brown

As I understand it, sport is har work for which you do not get paid.
Irvin S Cobb

Sport, rightly conceived, is an occupation carried out by the whole man.
Pope Pius XII



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