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  1. 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

  2. Picture quote about sports

    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

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

Ice Cube

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

John Wooden

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

George S. Patton

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

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

Dean Martin

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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

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

Peggy Fleming

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

Mike Singletary

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

Vince Lombardi

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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

There is a syndrome in sports called paralysis by analysis.

Arthur Ashe

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

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

William Arthur Ward

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

Michael Phelps

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

Gordie Howe

It ain't over till it's over.

Yogi Berra

You win some, lose some, and wreck some.

Dale Earnhardt

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

Yogi Berra

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

Rodney Dangerfield

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

Joe Montana

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

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

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


Sports should always be fun.

Charles Mann

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

Mia Hamm

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.

Bobby Unser

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

Bill Bradley

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

George Shultz

Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.

Bill Russell

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

Dave Barry

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

George Will

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

Demetri Martin

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

Bobby Knight

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

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

Wayne Gretzky

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

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

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

Charles Barkley

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

Herbert Hoover

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

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

William Wordsworth

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

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

Dave Barry

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

Ernie Banks

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

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

Pierre de Coubertin

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

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?


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

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

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

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

John Madden

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.

Jesse Owens

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

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.

Warren Spahn

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

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

Mark Wahlberg

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

Peyton Manning

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

Leighton Meester

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

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

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

John Leonard

Swimming is one of the hardest sports.

Stephanie Rice

They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there.

Mike Schmidt

Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.

Ty Cobb

You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.

Joe Dimaggio

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.

Christy Mathewson

I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.

Whitey Herzog

He's got everything. He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships, but it's a matter of time. He's an outstanding talent. I didn't realize how tall he is.

Nick Price

Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.

George Bernard Shaw

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Life is about timing.

Carl Lewis

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.

Satchel Paige

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.

Hank Aaron

New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.

Jimmy Connors

Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.

Peter Ueberroth

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.

Robert Frost

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.

Roger Kahn

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.

Roger Kahn

There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.

Charles Spalding

The integrity of the game is everything.

Peter Ueberroth

Sports is like a war without the killing.

Ted Turner

Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on.

Peter Ueberroth

It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, for all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly.

William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.

Hugo Black

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.

Erma Bombeck

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

Muhammad Ali

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.

Blaise Pascal

Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.

Frank Gifford

The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.

Steve Garvey

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.

William James

I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.

Earl Warren

The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie.

George Deukmejian

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.

Woodrow Wilson

Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.

Harry Vardon

It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.

Mark Twain

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