quote by Ronnie O'Sullivan

Looking for perfection is the only way to motivate yourself.

— Ronnie O'Sullivan

Astonishing Snooker quotations

Whoever called snooker "chess with balls" was rude, but right.

God is a snooker player, that's why all the planets are turning!

Snooker is just chess with balls.

The most important thing, the biggest love of my life, is my snooker.

Ive never been so emotionally ingrained in something - in a person, an object, anything - as I have in snooker.


Fred Davis, the doyen of snooker, now 67 years of age and too old to get his leg over, prefers to use his left hand.

My favourite pub game is, of course, snooker.

Any game whose rules basically amount to finding a table covered in mess and slowly and methodically putting it all away out of sight is one with which I can empathise emphatically.

I started out as a teenager I was a snooker player, or pool player.

Through that I met some other teenagers that were gamblers, if you will, who started basement games. I was just sort of learning on the go, losing my $10.

I like to play snooker, golf as well.

Obviously, like Wembley is synonymous with tennis, snooker is synonymous with Sheffield.


My dad's method in his madness was to try every sport and then observe what I liked. I played football, tennis, golf, cricket but I loved my snooker.

Great Britain have won 40% of their medals in cycling.

If only there was snooker, darts and a dog show.

I've been semi-successful. I've done all right but I'm not the player I was. Who do I think will win the world championship? John Higgins. Have I been good for snooker? I don't know.

I don't think I suffered with depression, I don't think I'm a depressed type of person - I just think I suffered a depression to do with snooker, and I just couldn't handle it. I could go out and play, but take me out of there and I couldn't do life. It was a nightmare, my life just felt like a bit of a nightmare.

I am a gay man who loves James Bond films and snooker - all kinds of working-class pursuits.


In a weird Snookers world, like me and Snookers would make the best, like, little guidos and guidettes, little poofs and blow-outs on our little kids.

At twenty life was like wrestling an octopus.

Every moment mattered. At thirty it was a walk in the country. Most of the time your mind was somewhere else. By the time you got to seventy, it was probably like watching snooker on the telly.

In America everyone plays bang ball, eight ball, nine ball, that kind of stupid crap, but in Canada and Europe they play snooker which is a much more skillful game and I enjoy that. I play pool now with friends, if we go to a bar we will play, but I am nowhere near as good as I once was.

Snooker has just been a British-based sport for such a long time and when I started at 18 the furthest you'd go would be London.

People have been to jail when they're innocent.

I knew I would never miss a single ball on a snooker table on purpose and, until then, I was sure the evidence would support me.


Snooker players go into steady decline and lose their intensity after a while.

But I will have real purpose the next five years. I want to prove people wrong and win a lot more tournaments.

It was fantastic when I came into snooker, when tobacco was throwing lots of money at it, and even when they fell away we thought others would come in because of all the TV exposure. But it didn't happen.

The Scooby gang doesn't travel because they are looking for crimes to solve.

They travel because they're one step ahead of the deprogrammers. Somehow, Fred's got them all snookered. It probably has something to do with the Scooby Snacks.