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Picture quote by Mark Zandi about life

I only have two thing in my life, my family and work. If there's any time left over, then I play sports. ⏤ Mark Zandi

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That's the beauty of sport. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry.

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Winners never quit and quitters never win.

Vince Lombardi, coach

Sports without music, it's nothing but a game. Music adds the emotion.

Ice Cube, musician

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

John Wooden, coach

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

George S. Patton, soldier

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it-as long as you really believe 100 percent.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.

Mike Singletary, athlete

The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.

Peggy Fleming, athlete

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

If you drink don't drive. Don't even putt.

Dean Martin, actor

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?

Vince Lombardi, coach

You can't win unless you learn how to lose.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, athlete

In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.

Althea Gibson, athlete

There is a syndrome in sports called paralysis by analysis.

Arthur Ashe, athlete

You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

Michael Phelps, swimmer

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.

William Arthur Ward, writer

It ain't over till it's over.

Yogi Berra, athlete

You win some, lose some, and wreck some.

Dale Earnhardt, celebrity

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.

Gordie Howe, athlete

In sports... you play from the time you're eight years old, and then you're done forever.

Joe Montana, athlete

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.

Yogi Berra, athlete

Sports should always be fun.

Charles Mann,

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.

Rodney Dangerfield, comedian

I like people who are enthused about things they do, like travel, sports, work. I like being with people who have things they're excited about.

Parker Stevenson, actor

Skiing: the art of catching cold and going broke while rapidly heading nowhere at great personal risk.


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.

Michael Jordan, basketball player

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

Mia Hamm, athlete

The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.

George Shultz,

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.

Bill Bradley, politician

I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything.

Demetri Martin, comedian

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.

Bobby Unser, celebrity

Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.

Bill Russell, athlete

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

George Will, journalist

The problem with winter sports is that -- follow me closely here -- they generally take place in winter.

Dave Barry, journalist

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.

Bobby Knight, basketball coach

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.

Wayne Gretzky, athlete

I've been on enough sports teams in my life to have experienced the magic of what can happen when a group of people care for and love each other.

Tim Ryan, politician

I have long recognized a link between fitness and mental health and I think we need to encourage young people to take part in sports and team activities because we know it has such positive results.

Tipper Gore, celebrity

I have my parents to thank for that, they raised me to be active and play all sports. They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do.

Kiana Tom, model

How many charming talents have been spoiled by the instilled desire to do 'important' work! Some people are born to lift heavy weights. Some are born to juggle with golden balls.

Max Beerbohm, actor

Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going?


The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.

Ernie Banks, athlete

My dad told us up front, 'Guys, if you want to play sports, go ahead, but it's your decision.'

Peyton Manning, athlete

I live by 'Go big or go home.' That's with everything. It's like either commit and go for it or don't do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That's what I live by. That's how I like it.

Paul Walker, actor

I learned easily and had time to follow my inclination for sports (light athletics and skiing) and chemistry, which I taught myself by reading all textbooks I could get.

Robert Huber, scientist

I never played sports. I wasn't any good at them.

Leighton Meester, actress

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.

Charles Barkley, basketball player

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.

John Leonard, poet

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.

Herbert Hoover, president

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.

William Wordsworth, poet

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.

Rogers Hornsby, athlete

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.

Tiger Woods, athlete

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.

Ben Hogan, athlete

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Hunter S. Thompson, journalist

My parents couldn't handle my energy so they enrolled me in every sport the school was offering. I didn't resent it because I loved sports and picked them up easily.

Channing Tatum, actor

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.

Dave Barry, journalist

Athletes need 'freedom of excess'. That is why we gave them this motto

Pierre de Coubertin, leader

If luck weren't involved, I'd win every tournament!

Phil Hellmuth,

I strongly believe the black culture spends too much time, energy and effort raising, praising, and teasing our black children about the dubious glories of professional sports.

Arthur Ashe, athlete

I liked sports but I never really had the confidence. I was always coordinated and it came easy to me, but I didn't have the confidence to go along with the physical skill.

Bradley Cooper, actor

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.

Charles Barkley, basketball player

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.

Jesse Owens, athlete

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.

Michael Jordan, basketball player

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.

Warren Spahn, athlete

Tiger Woods is the only sports star who's worth every penny he makes.

Mark Wahlberg, actor

No matter how many years you play, it's always something new and exciting. It's sports, you never know what may happen.

Curtis Joseph, athlete

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.

John Madden, entertainer

Seems like most of the kids today are into other sports other than tennis.

Jana Novotna, athlete

Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.

Vince Lombardi, coach

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, athlete

I used to play a lot of racket sports, tennis and squash.

Jason Statham, actor

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.

Bill Toomey, athlete

I think all of us are looking for that which does not admit of bullshit . . . If you tell me you can bench press 450, hell, we'll load up the bar and put you under it. Either you can do it or you can't do it—you can't bullshit. Ultimately, sports are just about as close to what one would call the truth as it is possible to get in this world.

Harry Crews, novelist

There is no such thing as sportsmanship.

Terrell Davis, athlete

I'm a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.

Sasha Cohen, athlete

There is so much hypocrisy in sports.

Dennis Rodman, basketball player

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.

Dan Gable, athlete

Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world.

Esther Williams, actress

Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.

Esther Williams, actress

Despite the amazing diversity we're blessed with in this country, schools are still in large part segregated because of economic disparity. Sports are one of the few areas where kids are really given the opportunity to interact with those of different races and religions.

Steve Kerr, athlete

I'm thrilled, I'm grateful, I'm blessed. I played for the world's greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy.

Bob Hayes, athlete

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.

Phil Jackson, coach

The newspapers loved pinup pictures of pretty young swimmers, and as a national champion, I got more than my share of space in the sports pages.

Esther Williams, actress

Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up.

Roy Clark, entertainer

Sometimes in football you have to score goals.

Thierry Henry, athlete

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.

Knute Rockne, coach

Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids.

Jim Sensenbrenner, politician

Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I'm on the court. People like the fact that I model. My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports, but also want to be a model like me and I think that's great.

Lisa Leslie, athlete

I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports.

Vince Carter, athlete

These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.

Jim Sensenbrenner, politician

Football, basketball, and the Olympic sports all have their problems with banned substances.

Jim Sensenbrenner, politician

The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom.

Michael Lewis,

All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on.

Gerry Cooney, athlete

The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics, hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports career with a couple of years in the WNBA.

Marion Jones, athlete

As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.

Marion Jones, athlete

For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards, they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It's not like we're denying them hospital care.

Mike Davidson,

People who think they know what they are talking about when they talk about baseball include the announcers and all of the sports press - no matter how much evidence you present them to the contrary they will continue to think that what they think is right.

Michael Lewis,

Boxing, for me, it's the beginning of all sports. I'm willing to bet that the first sport was a man against another man in a fight, so I think that's something innate in all of us.

Omar Epps, actor

When you have a background in combat sports, people think you're this martial arts expert, but really I'm just a guy who is able to do certain things without making a mess of himself.

Rick Yune, actor

Sports is like rock 'n' roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions.

Phil Knight, businessman

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.

Jack Benny, comedian

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