Games and sports quotes page 1
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of
Men do not quit playing because they grow old - they grow old because they quit playing.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful
Miguel de Cervantes
Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our
privacy with the last honesty and truth.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Slow and steady wins the race.
We have become more and more not a nation of athletes but a nation of spectators.
John F. Kennedy
Games lubricate the body and the mind.
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she
choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.
One gets to know people during games and on journeys.
The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same
outfit in public.
At the end of the game the king and the pawn go into the same bag.
Practically every game played internationally today was invented in Britain, and when
foreigners became good enough to match or even defeat the British, the British quickly
invented a new game.
Sir Peter Ustinov
I watched a cricket match for three hours waiting for it to start.
Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today
it's called golf.
I'm afraid that sometimes you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win because
play against you.
You have to give 100% in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second
you have to give what's left.
One of the most difficult tasks men can perform, however much others may despise it, is
invention of good games and it cannot be done by men out of touch with their instinctive
They call it football, but the object of the game is to bash the other guy so hard that
eventually carried off the field on a stretcher. I can't watch football anymore. My psychiatrist
said it's better that way. I used to watch a game, see the players in a huddle - and think
they were talking about me.
Better play for nothing than work for nothing.
Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world.
When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip
his heart and show it to him.
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all
back from defeat.
To play without passion is inexcusable.
Ludwig von Beethoven
Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that
bullfighting does to
Life must be lived as play.
As I moved to the top of pro tennis, though, cockiness became a survival
mechanism. I don't
care who you are, Borg or Sampras or Michael Chang - you can't exist at the top without it.
Self-confidence is a must, and so is selfishness.
Sports is like a war without the killing.
In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: hit the line hard.
I started making a list of the lessons I learned from playing poker that could also be
- Be patient and think long-term.
- The players with the most stamina and focus usually win.
- Differentiate yourself. Do the opposite of what the rest of the table is doing.
- Hope is not a good plan.
I love golf now. But it's more addictive than cocaine.
The reason why some people love to engage in dangerous activities, such as mountain
climbing, car racing, and so on, although they may not be aware of it, is that it forces them
into the Now - that intensely alive state that is free of time, free of problems, free of
thinking, free of the burden of the personality.