I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
Hunter S. Thompson
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.
Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward
If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
Golf is a good walk spoiled.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it.
I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Billie Jean King
People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
George Bernard Shaw
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
- Father's Day
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