Top 444 Sport Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Sport Quotes from famous people such as Maya Rudolph, Phil Taylor, Douglas Coupland, Roger Bannister, Pete Rose, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I like comedy as a group sport.

I like comedy as a group sport.
Maya Rudolph
So much of sport is that mental attitude.
Phil Taylor
In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich.
Douglas Coupland
The reason sport is attractive to many of the general public is that it’s filled with reversals. What you think may happen doesn’t happen. A champion is beaten, an unknown becomes a champion.
Roger Bannister
I don’t think there’s any honor bigger than going to your Hall of Fame for your sport.
Pete Rose
You can play a particular sport as long as you take good care of your body and you’re confident enough and still have that hunger to where you want to be a part of an organization, a group of individuals where you feel you can contribute to the success of that team.
Alonzo Mourning
Cock-fighting, which has attained to the dignity of a literature of its own, is the popular Malay sport; but the grand sport is a tiger and buffalo fight, reserved for rare occasions, however, on account of its expense. Cock-fighting is a source of gigantic gambling and desperate feuds.
Isabella Bird
Everybody had a bad day. It’s possible to have two bad days in a row. And in this sport, it’s so unforgiving.
Cat Zingano
The one thing I miss is hitchhiking. Now there’s no more of that. When’s the last time you saw a hitchhiker? It’s not that I consider it a great sport, but it was my way of seeing the country. The open road, especially in the western United States, is still very pristine, but everything else around it has changed.
Edward Ruscha
There is no doubt that Formula 1 has the best risk management of any sport and any industry in the world.
Jackie Stewart
You can’t prove Rembrandt is better than Norman Rockwell – although if you actually do prefer Rockwell, I’d say you were shunning complexity, were secretly conservative, and hadn’t really looked at either painter’s work. Taste is a blood sport.
Jerry Saltz
Tennis is a psychological sport, you have to keep a clear head. That is why I stopped playing.
Boris Becker
I love sport, I grew up playing sports, that’s all I did, and it is so invigorating now that I’m supposedly adult to learn something completely new, from the bottom up.
Elliot Page
Golf is a whole different sport, a whole different challenge, everything.
Kyle Lowry
The programs I do with my trainer are amazing for overall strength and have a major focus on building my core. We do a lot of unique exercises that shake up the nervous system, which builds my balance and propreception. That’s really important for my sport.
Gretchen Bleiler
This is a time when the United States should be standing tall. There is no other leader in the world today. We shouldn’t be approaching conflicts as a team sport. We either get in an we lead and we do a good job, or you don’t get in at all.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
You will never have great tennis champions from England because of the cold and dark, but most of all because people only care about the sport for two weeks a year, and then they’re on to something else. There’s just not a great love of the sport there.
Monica Seles
A woman can beat any man; it’s difficult to imagine another kind of sport where a woman can beat a man. That’s why I like chess.
Alexandra Kosteniuk
It was the Michael Jordan/Nike phenomenon that really let people see that athletes were OK, and black athletes were OK. Defying a previous wisdom – not only that black athletes wouldn’t sell in white America, but that the NBA as a predominantly black sport could not sell in white America.
David Stern
What I will say is that there is no governing body in strongman. There’s no federation. There’s no group of people or person that overlooks the sport, or says that this is a world record, or ‘we’ll count this as a world record.’
Brian Shaw
If skating got into the Olympics, I would be tempted to hold off on shredding for a year and just skate, to make that my new goal. In that sport, I’m still the underdog.
Shaun White
Every sport has to set itself up for long-term growth and unless you engage with a wider audience and have numbers coming into your sport globally, you’re not quite there.
Abhinav Bindra
A lot needs to be done for Indian sport and with our potential we are nowhere near where we can be.
Abhinav Bindra
I just wanted to play tennis. I started because I wanted to pick up another sport and then as I was slowly getting better I wanted to see how far I can go but I always wanted to be myself. I wanted to be original. I didn’t want to copy anybody’s style.
Jana Novotna
More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill – none have wrestled without pride.
Dan Gable
The tennis ball doesn’t know how old I am. The ball doesn’t know if I’m a man or a woman or if I come from a communist country or not. Sport has always broken down these barriers.
Martina Navratilova
Horseracing already has the highest mortality rate of any sport in the world per capita to the people who do it. If you crash in Nascar you still have a roll bar, and a cage, and a lot of protection. It’s built to crash, but if you fall off a racehorse we all know what can happen, so it’s tremendously dangerous.
Gary Ross
In secondary school I was floating – I wasn’t passionate about anything. I did a little sport, but it was pretty joyless because the competitiveness was too much to bear.
Andrew Garfield
Everyone loves a winner. That’s just how the world is. And Ayrton Senna was one of the greatest winners this sport has ever had.
Lewis Hamilton
Rivalries don’t necessarily mean races being close at major championships. I had a rivalry with Butch Reynolds for many years. I won all the races, but Butch was the world record holder before I came into the sport, he was extremely talented and he was the only other man running 43 seconds.
Michael Johnson
Absolutely. I think that this is – politics is a tough business. I describe it as a full contact sport. You have to be prepared to get in there and mix it up.
John Thune
Life must continue, even with the security situation so

Life must continue, even with the security situation so bad, because I have ambitions. I love this sport too much.
Dana Hussein
Football is a sport of emotions, and we have to capture that in our films.
Steve Sabol
Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.
Lord Byron
I’m not in this sport to say a guy can beat me.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Business is a team sport.
Greg Brenneman
I don’t know the history of my sport. I’m not like those people who know everything.
Usain Bolt
Everyone loves sport. And everyone loves a quiz.
Sue Barker
How can I intimidate Tiger Woods? I mean, the guy’s got 75 or whatever PGA Tour wins, 14 majors. He’s been the biggest thing ever in our sport. How could some little 23-year-old from Northern Ireland with a few wins come up and intimidate him.
Rory McIlroy
F1 is a team sport, not an individual sport.
Lance Stroll
I have ‘the first’ attached to my name in a whole lot of different aspects when it comes to the sport of basketball.
Lisa Leslie
Just because I am a Muslim doesn’t mean that I need to live in a certain way and sport a certain look.
Shamna Kasim
You’re not going to eliminate concussions. Anytime you hit your head, you have a chance of getting a concussion, in any sport, too. I think we have to learn more about it. Part of it is rules, part of it is equipment, part of it is medical studies, knowing more about the brain.
John Madden
Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful.
Wayne Gretzky
You know, everybody has a slogan, and once you beat people over the head with it so much, then that’s what you’ll eventually be called once you retire from the sport or whatever.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
I was foreign and Jewish, with a funny name, and was very small and hated sport, a real problem at an English prep school. So the way to get round it was to become the school joker, which I did quite effectively – I was always fooling around to make the people who would otherwise dump me in the loo laugh.
Alain de Botton
Sport can never be scripted. What I had in my control was to be the best that I could be every single shot.
Abhinav Bindra
We’re different people. Politics and films were an ambition for Arnold, but never for me. But I would say that his contribution in broad-basing the sport can hardly be matched.
Dorian Yates
Discipline, focus, endurance is what it takes to be the greatest at this sport.
Jordan Burroughs
I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There’s no better time to try this than now.
Michael Phelps
My favourite sport is cheerleading!
Miley Cyrus
Sport is my passion but I have a way to go.
Seal
If somebody asks me whether I’d rather sink the winning putt in the Ryder Cup or win a major, it’s the major every day. World championship or Ryder Cup? Win a world championship. At the end of the day you’re going to be remembered for what you achieve in an individual sport.
Rory McIlroy
Sport is not maths.
Abhinav Bindra
Someone asked me what part of the body is the most important to be strong – it’s the big toe. The big toe especially, and the inner front-third of your feet, are what give you balance and will make you infinitely better at any sport, any physical activity and, as you get older, will keep you from falling.
Scott Glenn
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
Wrestling is a team sport, and an individual sport all rolled into one.
William Baldwin
I just love to play the sport. It maybe a cliche, but it’s true for me. I’m constantly trying to be the best cricketer I can be. The sport has become a lifestyle.
Dinesh Karthik
When I was minister of sport in Brazil, I tried to bring in a law that would make the chairmen of clubs reveal their accounts like other businesses. It was turned down, but I think it is an important story that will make a good film.
Pele
Cricket is such a sport that you get to learn something from someone every day.
Ravindra Jadeja
I’d had 35 professional fights and mentally I was tired of it. I’d sort ot fallen out of love with the sport.
Barry McGuigan
I love playing sport.
Damian Lewis
It was not long before I was struck with the idea that

It was not long before I was struck with the idea that base ball was just the game for a national sport for Americans.
Henry Chadwick
Running for me is a sport. It’s not a joke. It’s serious.
J. R. Martinez
It is a violent sport that we choose as men, and that we as parents allow our children to play.
Troy Vincent
Because I used to play a lot of sport, I’ve always been in decent enough shape. When I used to get asked to do a bit of body work before a photo shoot I’d lie and say, ‘Yeah, I’m going to the gym.’ I literally never did anything.
Jamie Dornan
As the only girl growing up among three brothers, I was always afraid of being excluded. If there was a game to be played, a sport to be learned, a competition to join, I was on my feet and ready. I didn’t spend much time alone for fear that I’d miss out.
Elisabeth Shue
I want to see where I measure up against everyone in the world and everyone who has ever competed in the sport, and there’s that innate sense of wanting to challenge myself. I’m competitive in all aspects.
Ashton Eaton
I don’t really like the sport of tennis that much.
Nick Kyrgios
Basketball isn’t as popular in Canada as it is in the US. Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada.
Steve Nash
There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes.
Ian Botham
As an Olympic champion gymnast, I have always stayed involved in my sport.
Nadia Comaneci
I contribute my best in my sport and I also have a ton of respect for myself and my family.
Venus Williams
I like to thrift. I think it’s the funnest thing ever. But it’s a sport: You have to wake up, eat, and then it’s a whole day.
Ravyn Lenae
I only really watch sport. That’s where you see real joy. I don’t like watching much else on TV, because it’s generally either twisted or sad.
Roger Milla
I have no problem with battling for a position. I have no problem trying to beat somebody out. It’s a sport, competition, so I’m used to it.
Chris Bell
Togetherness is huge. I just can’t see anybody getting results in team sport without being together.
Chris Wilder
In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.
Willie Mays
I look at myself, and how much I’ve gotten just because I play a sport well.
Angela Ruggiero
To stay at the elite end of professional sport you need to show an awful lot of dedication.
James Haskell
For me it’s a simple sport and a simple way to live these seven or eight years of maximum sport.
Fernando Alonso
If I was the Jackie Robinson of golf, I sure didn’t do a very good job of it. Jackie was followed by hundreds of great black ballplayers who have transformed their sport… But there are hardly any black kids coming up through the ranks of golf today.
Charlie Sifford
‘Just Do It’ is exactly what you need to hear when you’re in a moment of doubt. When you’re struggling, especially with sport… just do it. Stop talking about it, stop complaining about the cellulite, or that you’re not able to run fast enough for the bus… just do it.
Jessie J
I run in practically every single road race in my country, 5k, 10k just to promote the sport.
Alberto Juantorena
It’s cool just because I’ve had this dream of changing the sport of swimming and it’s finally happening.
Michael Phelps
Squash has the credentials to become an olympic event and our goal is to see the sport in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We are working towards this and will keep trying even if our bid is not successful.
Jahangir Khan
Politics is a blood sport.
Aneurin Bevan
Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually.
Curt Schilling
Being involved in sports and having a very sport orientated family just helped the transition extremely well. I guess, in a way, your school colleagues saw you out and about, and you were part of the team you were getting into the Australian way, learning the language. The transition was extremely smooth.
Saroo Brierley
Throughout your career, whether you’re getting into the sport or have been it in for a number of years like me, there will always be obstacles. The important thing is how you deal with those obstacles and come back from any disappointment or setback, no matter how big or small.
Kyle Busch
It has nothing to do with swimming. That happens to be my sport. I’m trying to see how far I can go.
Mark Spitz
I’d like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right.
Brad Pitt
Sport is a great equalizer that can build bridges, transcend borders and cultures, and render even the fiercest conflicts temporarily irrelevant.
Richard Attias
I played baseball up until my freshman year of high sch

I played baseball up until my freshman year of high school. That was my main sport. I played third base.
Macklemore
A career in entertainment has a lifespan, like one in sport.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Waterpolo is my life. Our relationship is that of predetermination I’ll never be better at anything than waterpolo and that is why it is my duty to pursue this sport as long as I can, and to the best of my abilities.
Tibor Benedek
I do genuinely believe that young people who play sport at a competitive level, sensibly controlled, sensibly organised, that has to be a good thing. It will teach them to win, it will teach them to lose with dignity and magnanimity – all the things you want. It’s a pretty good metaphor for life.
Sebastian Coe
Biography, like big game hunting, is one of the recognized forms of sport, and it is as unfair as only sport can be.
Philip Guedalla
I think the sport of wrestling, which I became involved with at the age of 14… I competed until I was 34, kind of old for a contact sport. I coached the sport until I was 47. I think the discipline of wrestling has given me the discipline I have to write.
John Irving
You’d like more people to recognise what you do is special. But I take the attitude that the best thing I can do for my sport is to be the best at it. The best way people will come to recognise that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it. Which is what I intend to do.
Maurice Greene
Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.
Avery Brundage
If I’m in Maui, I play soccer and tennis and go kite-surfing. I prefer doing a sport as opposed to going to a gym. I’m not big on gyms. When I did ‘Rampart,’ I lost 30 pounds because I felt it was better for the character. I worked out constantly, maybe twice a day, and minimized caloric intake.
Woody Harrelson
Leadership is an individual sport, one that has to be fine-tuned to each of the people that reports to you. Leaders also need to provide the direction, energy, encouragement and inspiration for each person who reports directly to the leader as well as for the overall organization.
David Petraeus
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.
Ronnie O’Sullivan
Everyday there’s something that reminds me why I love this sport.
Bernard Hinault
My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.
Roger Bannister
I’ve always found the secret is to stay fit and treat sport as a profession. I chose sport as a passion.
Eliud Kipchoge
Swimming is a life-saving skill, so just the fact that the sport that I love can give so much back to other people – and inspire them to join something that they never thought they could do or go after their dreams – is something that is really special to me.
Simone Manuel
Sport instils discipline, and it’s a distraction.
Dillian Whyte
It is tough when you’re by yourself, and I think that’s why team sport is so appealing.
Ashleigh Barty
When I was in school, before age 10 I hated any kind of sport.
Abhinav Bindra
I love badminton. That’s my sport!
Olga Kurylenko
In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained.
Robert Graves
I’ve fought everybody without ducking anyone. I have beaten 10 undefeated guys, and I never was comparing myself to the greatest in the sport. I was not thinking of breaking any records. I’m just enjoying my time in boxing.
Wladimir Klitschko
Kids of this day and age know you don’t necessarily have to specialize in one sport no matter how much society and your coaches are pushing you towards that.
Pat Connaughton
I want to be a champion, and win races as much as I can and elevate my platforms and become an icon in the sport. It’s going to take a lot of hard work and determination from my camp and for myself to get to where we need to be. I’m excited about the journey.
Bubba Wallace
Squash has been my life and I owe a lot to the sport.
Jahangir Khan
I was born in Argentina where polo is popular, and my father always loved horses, so he encouraged me to play. He’s the main reason I started to play polo and get involved with the sport.
Nacho Figueras
It’s true that being in an individual sport, you have to be a little bit selfish.
Victoria Azarenka
Hockey’s filled with great people, and it’s a great sport, and I encourage a lot of people to play it because of the relationships that you make in hockey.
P.K. Subban
Golf can be tougher than tennis when things go wrong, because you can’t explain things by saying that your opponent played better than you. It’s a cruel sport in that way.
Caroline Wozniacki
Hard courts are very negative for the body. I know the sport is a business and creating these courts is easier than clay or grass, but I am 100 per cent sure it is wrong.
Rafael Nadal
Skating is a sport that I found a lot of interest in from a very, very young age. Ultimately, I think that being on the ice, being in the cold, and trying things and challenging myself in different ways is something that made me really interested in skating.
Nathan Chen
You know, if you need 100 rounds to kill a deer, maybe hunting isn’t your sport.
Elayne Boosler
The only sport I'm not interested in is horse racing. T

The only sport I’m not interested in is horse racing. That’s because I don’t know the horses personally.
Nat King Cole
I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport.
Todd Barry
Even if you do all the right things, it may not ensure that the sponsors line up to support your sport.
Abhinav Bindra
You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you’re remembered for. It’s how you’re measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it’s at.
Tiger Woods
If you think back to the days of Phil Anderson, when there were very few Australians to now when you have a Tour de France winner in Cadel Evans, a professional team in GreenEDGE, and classics winners in Stuart O’Grady and Matt Goss – the sport is bigger and bigger in Australia.
Eddy Merckx
If I could be good at any sport, it’d be javelin. I know a few people I would love to throw a spear at.
Cheryl Cole
I ski, I surf, I scuba dive… any sport that starts with an ‘s.’
Reid Scott
I was very sporty at school, and sport was probably the thing I was best at, but my real passion was for fashion.
Kirsty Gallacher
Soccer was the first sport that my parents put me in, and ultimately, all the parents kind of came over to my mom and were, ‘We think Channing would be better at football…. We love him, he’s really great, but he’s kind of hurting our children.’ I was just a little wild.
Channing Tatum
I was sporty in high school. I played tennis and hockey, and was basketball captain. Then I went to university and stopped doing sport and started eating ice cream.
Rebel Wilson
I love football and it’s the sport I would really like to play. I’ve said on national television here that I would really love to play for one of our football clubs when I finished my tennis career.
Novak Djokovic
To its great credit, Wimbledon has been a leader in bringing about change and improvement in the sport.
Fred Perry
People think because there’s only 24 hours in a day, we’re just supposed to play our sport and then go home and think some more about our sport. They don’t think that we should care about other things, but the reality is that you can be really good at what you do for a living and have other hobbies.
C. J. McCollum
A career in sport is almost impossible to manage without the support, and guidance, and reassurance of family and friends. During tough times, and there always are, this is whom we go to.
Rahul Dravid
Hockey’s my favorite sport.
Denis Leary
The dullest Olympic sport is curling, whatever ‘curling’ means.
Andy Rooney
When you do a movie the clock is ticking. It’s like a sport.
Benicio Del Toro
As a kid we moved around a fair bit as a family. It was difficult to make friends but sport helped. Once people saw you kick a football it broke down barriers. Instead of being the new skinny black kid you were the kid everyone wanted on their team.
Adam Goodes
If you look at any superior athlete, you will find a strong parental influence. Parents introduce their children to a sport, and then they support them.
Ivan Lendl
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw
I’m extremely well recognized in Korea just because of what I do on the ice, and there is a lack of that in Canada because hockey is our sport and it will be for eternity.
Patrick Chan
I’m doing a book, ‘Chasing Science,’ about the pleasures of science as a spectator sport.
Frederik Pohl
The opportunity and the concept of merging music culture with actual boxing is exciting. It’s bringing a younger demographic to the sport.
Curtis Jackson
Without Ring of Honor, I wouldn’t be the wrestler I am or have the confidence needed to continue to grow in this ever-challenging sport.
Adam Cole
As an older woman now, I feel the pressure more, I feel all those different aspects, I’m more aware of that. Whereas as a 13-year-old, as a 17-year-old, you just do swimming, you’re just doing it as sport where you don’t really think of all the outside bits.
Ellie Simmonds
I don’t think I was a naturally born talent, surely I had some natural attributes, which perhaps helped me in my sport, but generally speaking I wasn’t competitive in nature.
Abhinav Bindra
Strategy is not really a solo sport – even If you’re the CEO.
Max McKeown
Bowling really was a big American sport in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, and then it kind of died off in the ’80s.
Chris Hardwick
See, I respect boxing because it has given me so much and that’s why I will never allow anyone to mistreat the sport of boxing if I can help it.
Alexis Arguello
Sooner or later a rider will emerge who will win more Tours. In every sport we have seen how the records eventually get broken and cycling is no exception.
Miguel Indurain
In sport you always think the strongest guy should be going for it and getting the best results. The thing is, cycling also has a very important team aspect, which I don’t think that a lot of people fully grasp.
Chris Froome
People regularly practice playing a sport like golf or

People regularly practice playing a sport like golf or basketball – but few people think about ‘practicing being successful.’ I had practiced meeting the Queen of England – what I would wear, how I would stand, the handshake – so when I did meet her, I was comfortable – for I had practiced the moment for years.
Dan Pena
I don’t feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat.
Hank Aaron
Cricket is not a rational sport in India, and we go overboard.
Harsha Bhogle
When you see players coming into the new season with injuries and already carrying strapping on various parts of their bodies in January, then it only serves to highlight how hard the sport is and how demanding the schedule can be. There really isn’t an off-season and that’s the nature of the beast.
Tim Henman
Everything I have in this world, I owe to the sport of boxing, and I won’t ever forget that.
Oscar De La Hoya
If I miss anything about the sport, it’s the camaraderie of old teammates.
Bo Jackson
I always wanted to help make tennis a team sport.
Billie Jean King
Once you have selected a sport or a creative activity, the rules are pretty much the same.
Bill Toomey
The best thing about having your brother in the same sport as you means you can go out and train together every day, and we can push each other on. That’s something many of our rivals don’t have when training day in day out.
Alistair Brownlee
We all know that Americans love their statistics – in sport, obviously. And in finance too.
Evan Davis
I like a lot of sports. Especially football – it’s my favourite sport. My uncle played football in Barcelona for nine years and played for Spain in three World Cups.
Rafael Nadal
Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world. You’ve got all the fans, lots of hangers-on jumping up and shouting different words. But when you actually go in the ring, it’s a very lonely and scary place. It’s just you and the other guy.
Frank Bruno
I think, in general, the sport’s frustrating because I think it’s one of only a few sports in the world where you’ve got so many other variables. Not taking anything away from the winner, but the best man doesn’t always win. I think part of that makes the sport really exciting, and part of it makes it heartbreaking.
Daniel Ricciardo
I think that the two of them have been doing this for a really long time and it is more like sport. Yes, they would love to find a lasting relationship, but it’s not likely to happen the way they are going about it.
Jennifer Beals
First of all, what happens is, when you’re good at something, you spend a lot of time with it. People identify you with that sport, so it becomes part of your identity.
Mike Krzyzewski
In our sport you’re very lucky to find a horse of a lifetime and I found mine relatively early. He’s done everything for me and I owe him the world.
Zara Phillips
Soccer is Europe’s biggest sport and the world’s biggest sport, so as we look to go into Europe, soccer is the way to do it because of the sport’s size and scale, as well as its athletes who know and understand our brand.
Maverick Carter
Playing sport was somewhat frivolous, but I liked it. I rebelled a little bit, and wouldn’t go to music lessons and things like that, but I would go and play ball. My parents learned to love it because they saw how much I got out of it.
Mike Krzyzewski
For a kid who’s lost his mom and all the rage and grief that no one was able to talk out of me, football was a very therapeutic sport. Very.
Jon Hamm
I really just try to enjoy the game and hope that I can inspire young kids. I started playing tennis because of Monica Seles, and I try to promote the sport in the best possible way. Sometimes it’s hard because you get upset on court, but I think in life one learns through experiences in order to evolve as a person.
Ana Ivanovic
I’m not saying that the press is wrong to report any internal differences we have, but at the same time, I think it’s our job to keep them from becoming public issues, for anything that detracts from the purely athletic aspects of the sport is bad for us.
Pete Rozelle
I like playing sport. I’m a bit of a design enthusiast, and like spending time with my girlfriend and mates.
Nick D’Aloisio
Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport’s successful and you’re its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record.
Pete Rozelle
Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It’s a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
Ty Cobb
Serious sport is war minus the shooting.
George Orwell
That’s what I love about tennis: As an individual sport, you can’t hide behind teammates.
Caroline Wozniacki
Australians are hungry for sport. They love it. They’re addicted to it.
Ashleigh Barty
I want to leave a mark in this sport.
B. J. Penn
Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn’t allowed in a photo because I wasn’t wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport.
Billie Jean King
I told myself after 2008 that I was done for good. But they say you can’t keep a gymnast away from her sport.
Shawn Johnson
I grew up playing field hockey and lacrosse – prep school sport – and I was terrible at them.
Julie Bowen
Sport has given me drive and discipline. It also taught

Sport has given me drive and discipline. It also taught me to remain humble.
Charlene, Princess of Monaco
It’s the only sport that’s played in every country in the world. It’s played and watched all over the world, it’s the most popular sport in probably 90% of the countries, and then with the World Cup, you have the most viewed tournament of any sport in the world.
Claudio Reyna
The thing about sport, any sport, is that swearing is very much part of it.
Jimmy Greaves
Lion’s mane mushrooms are not your classic-looking cap-and-stem variety. These globular-shaped mushrooms sport cascading teeth-like spines rather than the more common gills.
Paul Stamets
Whenever people say ‘women’s soccer,’ I want to correct them to say ‘soccer.’ Every girl has had their sport diminished because they’re girls.
Alex Morgan
It’s a wonderful feeling to be a bridge to the past and to unite generations. The sport of baseball does that, and I am just a part of it.
Vin Scully
I got into figure skating for the art of it, as well as the sport, and how much I love it. And, you know, I do everything that I want. I march to my own drummer. Sometimes people have an issue with that, and I can’t control it.
Johnny Weir
The Soviet Union had only one party. You couldn’t express yourself freely; you couldn’t admit belief in God. And yet this terrible regime understood that human beings have to express themselves, through music, even at a bad level. All kids studied music automatically, just as they did maths or languages or sport.
Andris Nelsons
You don’t get to the highest levels of the sport without having the basics in order.
Daniel Cormier
As a competitor, you always want to receive the best rewards. But you understand that it is a team sport, and you understand the better your team plays, the more you are rewarded.
C. J. McCollum
I believe in greater self-sufficiency. International sport is tough, no doubt, but there shouldn’t be too many crutches. In most cases sports psychologists are crutches, and they tend to soften rather than harden the players.
Glenn Turner
Serena and I have done some great career planning, and we’re playing really at the peak of our tennis right now. I think tennis has been a sport where people play this insane schedule from 14 years old, so of course at 26, it’s over. We’ve really paced ourselves.
Venus Williams
We’ve got to have a radical rethink of the way the sport is funded to help the young players develop.
John Higgins
In fact cycling has always been ‘saved’ by judicial investigations and not by the anti-doping controls we put in place. That’s the harsh truth. We have relied on them to clean the sport up.
David Millar
I like to go wakeboarding. It’s my new favorite sport. It’s like skiing but on a snowboard that has little shoes on it.
Minka Kelly
Technique is the basis of every pursuit. If you’re a sportsman or you’re a singer or a swimmer, well that comes under sport but you have to develop a basic technique to know what you’re doing at any given time.
Joan Sutherland
So in fact the only thing you can judge in this sport its the longterm. You can judge a career or a season, but not one race.
Alain Prost
Fighting is still not a sport for me.
B. J. Penn
I try and work out as often as possible. Since I travel very often, it becomes very difficult to have a daily work out routine, but I practice yoga every day or try and play some sport. Also, I am very aware of what suits my body in terms of food and exercise.
Deepika Padukone
Politics is still the No. 1 sport in town and the scoreboard shows the U.S. attorney’s office leading.
Bill Kurtis
We may train or peek for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport.
Alberto Salazar
I don’t want to be competing in a sport where I feel that I’m here not on my talent and my hard work but because of a piece of equipment.
Oscar Pistorius
They say Formula One is a market which it can’t be, obviously. Our market is independent, it’s a sport.
Bernie Ecclestone
I happen to believe that video games will be the largest sport and entertainment in the world. The reason for that is a video game can be every sport. You can be anybody.
Jensen Huang
With athletes, it’s never fully understood the level to which we push ourselves. Especially in an endurance sport.
Clara Hughes
Here were these college kids beating the Soviets and going on to the Olympic Gold Medal. To me, that’s the greatest upset of all time in any sport that I can think of.
Jim McKay
I think it puts baseball back on the map as a sport. It’s America’s pastime and just look at everyone coming out to the ballpark. It has been an exciting year.
Mark McGwire
In response to the challenge of strangers, sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community’s armed might as well as its pride of place and clan.
John Thorn
To the general public, it’s the nature of the sport that it’s a car-dominant sport.
Lance Stroll
Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.
Katarina Witt
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
P. G. Wodehouse
We try to put on a show that people can be proud of whe

We try to put on a show that people can be proud of whether you are in Tuscaloosa, Baton Rouge, Austin, Tallahassee or Columbus, Ohio or wherever you are. We try to be symbolic of where you happen to be that Saturday. You tune into it, you see the energy, passion and love we have for the sport.
Kirk Herbstreit
I’m in this sport to be the champion. I want to be a great champion and go down in history for it.
Darren Till
Always looked up to Brian and his skating, I loved his skating and what he had done for the sport. And the triple axel, that was the thing, and I wanted a triple axel.
Elvis Stojko
It’s not about the organization, it’s about the fighter. So let’s put everyone to fight so we are going to know who is the best. It’s the next step for the sport. MMA deserves that and all the organizations and athletes deserve that.
Patricio Freire
I was heavily into sport from 10 to 15, I was in all the teams, and it was everything to me. But I was very young for my school year and when puberty kicked in for my classmates I got left behind.
Ben Barnes
I think I’ve been through all the phases of the sport. I won, I lost, I got injured. Now I get to do what I love, with my truth, without worrying about what people will say or things like that.
Anderson Silva
I love figure skating and what I am able to express creatively. I want to leave a legacy in the sport.
Patrick Chan
Fitness is the most important aspect in this sport. You’ve got to feel good.
Mario Gotze
Filmmaking is the ultimate team sport.
Michael Keaton
The fiesta of soccer, a feast for the legs that play and the eyes that watch, is much more than a big business run by overlords from Switzerland. The most popular sport in the world wants to serve the people who embrace it.
Eduardo Galeano
I call tennis the McDonald’s of sport – you go in, they make a quick buck out of you, and you’re out.
Pat Cash
A team sport is not very good for me, because I can’t take losing.
Donovan Bailey
That’s how most of us would feel. But the sport has a few deviants without consciences.
Joe Henderson
If I leave this sport, I think life will stop.
Dana Hussein
As an international sportsman, I am very lucky to be supported by people all over the world, many of who treat me as one of their own, no matter what their nationality, or indeed mine. This is the way sport should be.
Rory McIlroy
When things could’ve gone really bad, rugby caught my interest and I really stuck with it. The sport brought me, maybe off the streets where we’d be fighting, into putting in a good effort in the rugby field where you’re kind of rewarded for that rough behaviour instead of in trouble with the law.
Daniel Cudmore
The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand.
Howard Cosell
Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of a mainstream popular sport.
Magnus Carlsen
This is a highly competitive sport, and we are all very passionate when we are on the track.
Robby Gordon
They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter, you have to have played that sport, at some level; high school, college, junior college, somewhere. Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time.
Oscar Robertson
I love the sport and being competitive.
Zara Phillips
Wrestling is rooted in the Indian soil, yet there isn’t enough scope for kids who come from poorer families, but have the talent, to join the sport professionally.
Sangram Singh
So many people feel that once you reach a certain age then it’s time for you to retire from a sport you love. I don’t think that’s true at all. I think age should not dictate that.
Alonzo Mourning
I like to catch fish and release them. I probably haven’t killed a fish that I’ve caught in sport fishing for 20 years. No reason to kill it. You know, just take it and release it.
Jack Nicklaus
Playing football and being a tight end scoring points, it’s awesome to see so many members throughout the United States join to play fantasy football, to expand the sport, to make the game more interesting while you’re watching.
Rob Gronkowski
When the Japanese occupied Korea in the early 20th century, they brought their passion for baseball with them, and the game swiftly surpassed basketball and soccer as the nation’s pre-eminent sport.
Mina Kimes
There is talk that badminton may not make it as a sport in the 2020 Olympics. We must bear in mind that other sports are strongly lobbying to be included.
Taufik Hidayat
There was no money in the sport but we’d be out there day in, day out, rain or shine, doing it.
Linford Christie
For me, vision is just about the most important thing. So goggles play a huge role in my sport. I come to the competition with a bunch of different goggles and tons of different lenses in multiple tints. The weather can always be changing, and you have to have the right thing to make sure you can see perfectly.
Gretchen Bleiler
I always believed in my ability, but I think in any sport you need that little bit of luck.
Gareth Bale
I kept these games pretty intimate. You know, with this much money on the table, with this much risk, you wanted to make people feel safe. They don’t want to feel like they’re part of a spectator’s sport – well, the winners do, but the losers do not.
Molly Bloom
It is hard to compete with other sports. Badminton is a

It is hard to compete with other sports. Badminton is a sport which, when compared with football and tennis, still needs promotion.
Lin Dan
My sport is biking. I’m not much of a gym person, but I like being outside – hiking, canoeing, camping.
Diane Kruger
I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.
Barry Bonds
I don’t see many people as heroes and, though I love sport, I believe athletes rarely deserve that praise.
Giles Duley
Technique is everything and we play a contact sport.
Troy Vincent
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
Jean-Claude Killy
Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
Charles Lamb
In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball’s different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There’s a lot of great individual talent.
Kobe Bryant
Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.
Pope Francis
How can you be a giant of the sport when you are not consistent?
Jay-Jay Okocha
I walked away from the sport for 17 years, then started swimming again recently in a master’s program.
Mark Spitz
The first acting thing I ever did was my senior year I decided not to play a sport in the Spring and, in that Spring B.J. Novak who went to school with me, asked if I’d be in this show that was a parody of all the teachers in the school, ‘sure!’ That was the first acting thing I did.
John Krasinski
Be a player; don’t play yourself. And don’t play basketball. That’s not your sport, Jeb Bush.
DJ Khaled
We are all about the equality through society and sport.
Ben Stokes
Sport must be accessible to working class youth.
Pierre de Coubertin
I am excited to bring my deep knowledge, passion and expertise of soccer in this country to The New York Cosmos. They truly represent where this sport is headed on a national and international level, and I want to make history with them.
Cobi Jones
The sport I love has taken me around the world and shown me many things.
Bonnie Blair
Hockey is the original extreme sport.
Tom Ward
I loved playing every sport. Soccer, water polo, horses. Whatever. I just loved it – especially competing against my brothers.
Nikola Jokic
Ruth was probably the greatest athlete to perform in any sport. Never has there been anybody like him.
George Steinbrenner
I knew I was never going to play professional sport, but I loved playing and I went to all the games I could afford to.
Spike Lee
I grew up playing every sport.
Paula Creamer
I had too much respect for the game to leave it behind or to make it my second or third sport in college.
Ryne Sandberg
I did always dream of being a professional player. I think every kid does dream of being a pro, but to last the journey you have to love tennis as a sport and if you are lucky enough to make it in the pros, it is really a bonus.
Samantha Stosur
All of my activities are so pedestrian. The extreme sport I play is ping pong. And we play it hard. If any of you suckers want to step up to the table, be ready.
Seth Green
You can’t get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement.
Mike Piazza
As an athlete, you choose your sport and are drawn into it but your passion should never be driven by fame and fortune but a desire to create something special that people will always remember.
Katarina Witt
I admire a lot of people, but in terms of sport I’ve always loved the mentality of Tiger Woods on a golf course. I always love his eyes when he’s setting himself and focusing on his decision; he has a really strong, focused face and believes that he can make the shot.
Rafael Nadal
Sloppy casual has always been my default look. My preppier classmates in high school would sometimes sport two, three, even four shirts at a time – Lauren, Izod, Brooks Brothers, all collars-up – while I wore secondhand faded olive German-army fatigues and this cool T-shirt with a troll on it.
Michael Paterniti
With my sport, I am outside and in the water, which can be really drying and damaging to the skin, so I try to be vigilant about taking good care of it.
Amanda Beard
You can be a little lonely because it’s an individual sport.
Guy Forget
I play over-35s soccer on the weekend to get my fix of

I play over-35s soccer on the weekend to get my fix of running into people and crashing and bashing, and I still have that desire to win in the sport that I play. I don’t think that’ll ever lose me.
Adam Goodes
I’m in this sport to win but win by being the best, not by being lucky.
Daniel Ricciardo
Shooting is a sport which has got us medals at the highest level in the last five to six years right from 2004. It’s a testimony to the talents that we have.
Abhinav Bindra
You’d like more people to recognise what you do is special. But I take the attitude that the best thing I can do for my sport is to be the best at it. The best way people will come to recognise that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it.
Maurice Greene
I think it turned the whole sport around. It got everybody’s attention. People who were watching TV live were jumping up and down in their living rooms.
Cale Yarborough
Life is a full-contact sport, and there’s a score up on the board.
Phil McGraw
Sometimes, quite out of the blue, sport will throw up a tender moment, when hostility ceases and an opponent is acknowledged.
Harsha Bhogle
I think the biggest things I am looking forward to is getting new faces into the sport. Getting kids who could be afraid of water to feel comfortable in the pool.
Michael Phelps
It’s been a lot of responsibility to be an ambassador for U.S. wrestling and the sport. It’s a tough journey. There’s a lot of obligations but also a lot of opportunity.
Jordan Burroughs
As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
Irvin S. Cobb
I hate whenever there’s a social issue that comes up in golf and people in the mainstream media who hate golf and who’ve conjured up all these stereotypes of people who are in the sport, the way they tear it down… I resent it, and I’ll defend golf and people in golf until my dying day.
Jim Nantz
Whirlyball is only the most awesome sport on the planet! It’s like bumper cars plus lacrosse meets basketball.
St. Vincent
Boxing was not the sport that I thought is was due to all the politics.
Gerry Cooney
I actually love pressure. I loved playing sport at school in front of a crowd; I love being on stage in front of a big audience. I buzz off that.
Alfie Allen
I grew up in a town with a great wrestling tradition. Then I was a team sport queen in high school; I played softball, volleyball, and soccer. Oh, and I also did ski racing.
Aimee Mullins
For some in Washington, it’s become sport to pick on the federal workforce. I think they do so unjustly. The very foundation of a stable America is having a government that functions well. Many countries have dysfunctional governments, because they don’t have a good government workforce.
Ken Salazar
I think I’m a crossover athlete to get the sport into the mainstream media.
Jordan Burroughs
Tennis is an individual sport, and I am quite a self-conscious person.
Andy Murray
My father is a huge horse racing fan, so I was introduced to the sport long before ‘Seabiscuit.’ But the role made me an even bigger fan. Horse racing is one of my favorite sports.
Elizabeth Banks
It is cycling as a professional sport that represents the problem. It can transform someone into a liar.
Greg LeMond
Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership.
Daley Thompson
I sincerely believe that sport, particularly in the hands of young people, has the power to change the world.
Cafu
I’m not here to judge Mike Tyson. I’m not here to judge nobody. I’m not here to monitor no other fighters. I respect him for what he did in the sport of boxing. He was an entertainer.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
I wanted to be a football player. Football is a sport that I love, but the more I started playing basketball, the more I started dreaming of playing in the NBA.
Dwyane Wade
Boxing is a sport. We allow each other to hit each other, but I’m not treating my opponent like my enemy. We’re doing a job to entertain people.
Manny Pacquiao
Baseball is a team sport played by individuals for themselves.
Joe Torre
My father was an army champion boxer… in the British army. And so he loved boxing and talked it up as a sport. But then when my brother and I were beating the crap out of each other, he was always trying to tone it down. But I am a fan of boxing.
Hugh Jackman
I think badminton has a real legacy with more youngsters taking up the sport. Badminton has done really well in that regard compared to other sports.
Rajiv Ouseph
Fear has been a big battle, it runs rampant in my sport so I love to overcome that, to challenge it head on, because there is nothing that feels as accomplished as overcoming a fear, and something that has blocked you in such a big way.
Laura Wilkinson
I never felt the same passion for the game in the States and there were a lot of headaches, a lot of obstacles to overcome – it didn’t just run itself for the love of the game because soccer is not the No. 1 sport as it is in Europe.
Hope Solo
Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.
Pierre de Coubertin
It's incredible to win an individual award in a team sp

It’s incredible to win an individual award in a team sport and also one where everybody wants to be able to say, ‘I’m the best.’
Kaka
Sport can bring communities together and can release a lot of pent-up emotions.
Ian Botham
I’d rather be a face for happiness and doing things that you have a passion for, rather than faking it and pretending like I’m this face of women’s basketball, when I can’t stand the sport at all.
Elena Delle Donne
You always see people coming back to the sport, and I’ve always thought, ‘Gosh, when you’re done playing, wouldn’t you just want to stay at home?’
Lindsay Davenport
This match is about sport and I separate that completely from politics.
Oliver Kahn
My dad has definitely sacrificed a lot for me, and I don’t know if I could do it if I was in his shoes. Leaving your life behind and chasing this dream because your kid is passionate about this sport.
Chloe Kim
I look at our sport as the same as tennis. Male and female tennis is very, very different. The men’s is more quick and powerful, and the women’s is more about finesse and has more rallies – and that’s the same with men’s and women’s football.
Karen Carney
I always expect unexpected challenges. Boxing is not an easy sport.
Sugar Ray Leonard
You know, martial arts is all about respect and discipline and it’s always been about that. But again, people are starting to forget that, people are missing that, and this is where I believe I can help and it’s good for our sport.
Alexander Volkanovski
Sometimes you have a bad day, and you’re like, ‘I’m over this, and I just want to play tennis,’ or do another sport that doesn’t require any other variables, but then you have a good day, and it’s like, it’s amazing, and the success makes up for it.
Daniel Ricciardo
It’s something we’re trying to change and NASCAR is as a whole trying to bring in a younger fan base, a different-looking fan base, we’re trying to change the whole demographic of the sport. Me going out to do that is something I’ll take responsibility for.
Bubba Wallace
The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.
Avery Brundage
Just because I have to deal with the stress and pressure and nerves of elite sport every day, it doesn’t mean it all comes easily. I have worked hard at the mental side of my game.
Jos Buttler
I really enjoy playing ‘Tiger Woods’ on the Wii, and you can set the levels to easy, medium, or hard, so I think it’s definitely a good way for kids to learn the motion of a golf swing if they want to get into the sport. It makes it more fun for them as well.
Rory McIlroy
I’m not a great athlete that can play any sport. But one thing I could always do is… fight back.
B. J. Penn
You know, I never looked down the road and said, ‘Hey look, one day, the Hall of Fame.’ It’s always about playing each and every game 100 percent and I thank my teammates for getting me into the Hall because football is a team sport, not an individual sport.
Jerry Rice
It is not that sport, over-indulged in, coarsens the mind; it is that it dulls it.
Will Self
In the Bible it says God has made everything good for man to eat and to wear their skins. Whenever we eat beef, we eat chicken, we have to kill to eat. But at the same time, hunting is a sport. I think it is a great sport… I would say most hunters are Christian men.
Luke Scott
I’ve always played sport, ever since I was little. I played volleyball and I believe sport teaches you a lot, such as teamwork, respect and discipline.
Gisele Bundchen
I think the real breakthrough will come when sport becomes a social activity, when a family chose sport over a movie on a Sunday afternoon and go and involve themselves in the sporting activity.
Abhinav Bindra
I’ve followed Leeds since I was a little kid. I used to come home from sport in the afternoon, me and my brother, and watch ‘Match of the Day.’ I love the club. I want nothing but success for the club.
Russell Crowe
For me tennis is a sport, you know? It’s not a job, it’s a sport.
Gael Monfils
Business is a combination of war and sport.
Andre Maurois
Dance is certainly a sport, and they are phenomenal athletes, and they’re also artists.
Neve Campbell
In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it’s a sport.
Dick Gregory
My stance has always been that there’s no place in our sport for drug users. I’ve always said it’s a ban for life if you come up positive. I stand by that.
Maurice Greene
I always start my campaigns early, and I run hard. Maybe it comes from the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco politics, where it’s not even a contact sport – it’s a blood sport. This is how I am as a candidate. This is how I run campaigns.
Kamala Harris
Boxing is a sport, but it’s also entertainment. I wanted to transcend the sport and be considered just not as a fighter, or a champion, but someone very special.
Sugar Ray Leonard
We play a violent sport.
Shaun Alexander
The whole of our national sport is not doing very well.
Ted Dexter
I’ve never boxed before in my life. I’ve had one day’s training at a boxing gym, and it’s an incredibly difficult sport.
Rupert Penry-Jones
I think as a 20-year-old you expect life to always be e

I think as a 20-year-old you expect life to always be easy. You get given a good hand and the chance to race in Formula One. You think the driver can make the difference, can make up for everything else within the team. But that is not the case. You are racing in such a competitive sport so that doesn’t happen.
Jenson Button
Overall, I think Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete in any particular sport. He dominated the game for the Chicago Bulls and brought the NBA to its greatest peak of popularity.
Will McDonough
I’m aware that the World Cup is probably the greatest spectacle in the world of sport, and that’s despite the referees that have been found to have fixed games specifically.
David Stern
If I was born again, I would be able to do any sport because I would have time to learn.
Andy Lau
The disabled people that do sport, they don’t think about what they don’t have but try to get better with what they do have. That is the same for me.
Johan Cruyff
I like the individualism about it. I like how each player is kind of different. It’s a team sport, but still, once you’ve got the ball in your hand, you can kind of create things. But I like the team dynamic about it also. You’ve got to work together in soccer to score a goal.
DeAndre Hopkins
All sport… is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
Spiro T. Agnew
I love sleeping and to inculcate the habit of early rising, my dad forced me to take up a sport. That was the only reason I started playing cricket in the first place. And thereafter it continued.
Mithali Raj
Sport is not my thing.
Rupert Friend
I want to contribute to sport and the community in a positive way.
Kyle Shewfelt
I’ve always loved sports and hockey is a sport I play as much as I can. I love it. In a weird way it’s like church and therapy and exercise all rolled up into one. I mean when I play hockey I don’t think about anything.
Michael Vartan
Philosophy is a performance sport – you have to play it with somebody back and forth.
Timothy Leary
I think we have tremendous media covering the sport of boxing, even if boxing is a little bit lost in popularity with MMA sports. And I think that with the show ‘Lights Out’ it’s going to get more attention to the sport, and it’s going to put more attention to the problems that athletes in general have.
Wladimir Klitschko
I think the best way to find out about something is to try to do it to the max. A lot of people take up a hobby or sport and then find an excuse not to carry on with it. Once I start something, I won’t stop until I’m as good at it as I’ll ever be.
Bruce Dickinson
One of the best sayings in tennis and sport is that pressure is a privilege.
Ashleigh Barty
There is a risk women’s football becomes the most popular spectator sport that fans tune into every four years but are not interested in parting with their money to watch the same players on their doorstep.
Eniola Aluko
I have accomplished everything I set out to accomplish when I started playing the sport at 7. And probably even more.
Sheryl Swoopes
I think if you go from show to show without doing that big PR blitz it’s helpful because people can get pretty sick of your face if you’re just out there all the time. And keep a low profile, hold in your stomach and be a good sport.
Jane Curtin
You always want to win. That is why you play tennis, because you love the sport and try to be the best you can at it.
Roger Federer
IndyCar is what it is and in the back of our minds we all know it is a dangerous sport.
Scott Dixon
Survival is the main objective. There are going to be some awful days, I know that from my background in the sport.
David Millar
I just – I fell in love with the sport when I started to ski gates. Once I was allowed to start training gates around 6 years old, then I really fell in love with it.
Mikaela Shiffrin
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
I’ve actually tried to roast somebody that I don’t like, and it doesn’t go well. Either they’re a bad sport or I’m not as funny as I could be.
Jeff Ross
All I can say is you don’t know what’s going to be on the front page of tomorrow’s newspaper. So I take no joy in what happens to another sport, whether it’s about a perfect game or an issue of conduct.
David Stern
Polo really is a European sport. It’s not really that popular in America. I’m not an expert on the sport, but it’s fun to watch.
David Lauren
Traditionally, sport has looked down at number crunchers, but the reality is that they give sport the financial sustenance it needs.
Harsha Bhogle
The true value of sport is more than the skills that young people learn.
Thomas Menino
I have lots of favorites movies. I say this only because it’s a favorite movie because it’s a sport I love. I’m a huge baseball fan. There are movies I like as much as this, but I sort of single this movie out because I’m a baseball nut, and that’s ‘Field of Dreams.’
Rick Santorum
Back then, 22, I just loved the sport so much. It was such an exciting time, it was fun. It was an amazing ride.
B. J. Penn
You need at least six or seven years to understand the philosophy and concentration of karate to know to clean your spirit of everything and dedicate your mind and body to the sport.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make

All the intelligence and talent in the world can’t make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can’t be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.
Willa Cather
I work out with our trainer, Jocelynne Boschen of Alpha Sport L.A., hike a lot, and eat healthy. I love cooking so prepare a lot of my own food and avoid processed foods. No fast food. No soda.
Elizabeth Banks
As a professional, I get in a dilemma between sport and entertainment. There’s these two sides.
Lyoto Machida
I never really hated any particular sport but out of all the sports, I used to prefer the team games to running and sprinting and those types of things.
Rachel Stevens
I think there’s a lot of deep-rooted history in England with racing. Lots of Formula One teams are based there. Formula One is obviously a huge sport over in England and Europe.
Danica Patrick
I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport. It’s always on. There is always someone trying to beat me.
Mark Cuban
Yeah, I am a little bit, and I think it is a natural progression of the sport, of going upwards in technical ability and everything like that.
Brian Boitano
I’m not going backwards in this sport ever, especially in pay. Why would I?
Nick Diaz
Field hockey is my strongest sport, and if I lose a game, I take a long, hot bath and moan about it.
Emma Watson
War of attrition, war of wills. That’s what the Stanley Cup playoffs are – more intense, more physical and more prolonged than the playoffs of any other sport.
George Vecsey
I like playing sport, and I like doing physical stuff. I like hiking and I like climbing and I like playing sport. I do a lot. But I don’t like the term ‘exercising.’ I feel like with sport, you’re playing games. But with exercise, you’re literally just trying to stop yourself from dying too young. It’s weird.
James McAvoy
Every fighter, when they box, wants to leave a mark in their sport, or a legacy, and I managed to do that beyond my wildest dreams.
Joe Calzaghe
People forget that I’m a human being, just because I play a sport that everybody loves. We’re human. We’re not invincible. We share the same feelings and emotions that people on the outside feel. I don’t think people really understand that.
Terrell Owens
Being injured is something that happens in this sport. Anybody who gets into it understands that.
Bobby Rahal
On the other hand, chess is a mass sport now and for chess organisers shorter time control is obviously more attractive. But I think that this control does not suit World Championship matches.
Boris Spassky
I was a very good athlete: actually professional in the sport of handball.
Cris Cyborg
I think sport in general affects what people see in movies. I always try to explain to people in Hollywood that we have to make movies more like sport because, in sport, everything can happen and it’s so much better than movies in some ways.
Roland Emmerich
I think maybe people see bands and musicians as some sort of superhero unrealistic sport that happens in another dimension where it’s not real people and not real emotions. So, I grew up listening to Beatles records on my floor. That’s how I learned how to play guitar. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be a musician.
Dave Grohl
My wife asks me daily to leave wrestling, but I will not leave my favourite sport. I will train others.
The Great Khali
I think some fans are very passionate, they just say what they want to say but they just need to slow it down a bit. We’re still only human. We’re not what people think. We might be famous but we love the sport and just want to play football.
Jadon Sancho
I don’t think that – you know, I’m sure that there’s guys that are doing it, because I’m sure in every sport there’s players who want to get the edge. But I think that it’s been blown overly – way more than guys are using it in our game.
Rafael Palmeiro
Sport and health are so important to our nation that they deserve to be right at the front of people’s minds.
Daley Thompson
My one complaint with my father as a parent is that, not only was he not a golfer, but also he was sort of opposed to golf. I was a country club kid growing up. I should have played golf, but my father thought golf was a sport for old men.
Mike Greenberg
The sport of shooting is my life.
Michael Diamond
Sport is a great thing to get involved with, it’s not just fitness but it also gets your competitive side out.
Ellie Simmonds
You really don’t do anything else in your life; it’s a very little bubble that you grow up in. And you have to live in that bubble because of the intensity of the sport.
Estella Warren
What’s endlessly complicated in thinking about women’s gymnastics is the way that vulnerability and power are threaded through the sport.
Meghan O’Rourke
The coach doesn’t have to play the sport as well as you do. They have to watch you and get you to be your best.
Eric Schmidt
My brother Barry was into all sports, and so was my late father. For me, hockey was the one sport I loved and played. I didn’t really pay much attention to the other sports.
Adam F. Goldberg
A different type of human has to play that sport. Hockey players keep fighting – nobody cares what’s wrong with you, as long as you have one foot to skate on, you keep playing.
Davis Webb
It’s important to just kind of get away from your sport until you miss it. It’s about taking time to enjoy other aspects of life or learn new things. It helps rejuvenate.
Misty May-Treanor
Hmm, the best thing about being in the NFL? In America

Hmm, the best thing about being in the NFL? In America it’s the No.1 sport; it’s exciting, fun, so to me the best thing is the buzz that surrounds football on and off the field.
Reggie Bush
I roller skated when I was younger, but when you’re on a track that’s slanted and you’re with other people all skating in a pack, it’s a whole different sport.
Kristen Wiig
Sport is a universal language, building more bridges between people than anything else I can think of.
Sebastian Coe
With me, boxing’s a beautiful sport.
Nonito Donaire
Hunted for sport by the rich, then driven from large tracts of its natural habitat by agricultural and housing development, the giant panda deserves better than to be scrubbed from conservation’s ledger books through false accounting.
John Burnside
I am a sports enthusiast, and if given an opportunity, I want to be a sportsman, even today. I want to promote the sport that is indigenous to India. Kabaddi is a matter of national pride. Why can’t cricket, hockey, football and kabaddi be given equal platforms and co-exist? I believe that can happen.
Abhishek Bachchan
I go to my favourite tournament, I talk about my favourite sport and it’s just a great month of parading.
Boris Becker
I love the sport of snowboarding so much, but I just don’t want to talk about it, ever.
Shaun White
I don’t know if comedy is a male sport. I always wondered that.
Maya Rudolph
I wasn’t interested in sport or anything obvious, so I didn’t stand out. I was interested in music, but I couldn’t read music, so I wasn’t allowed to do the GCSE. I was interested in painting, but no one’s interested in a 16-year-old boy who’s interested in painting. I wanted to get out of school very, very quickly.
Matt Berry
I believe the reason for my early independence is sport, through which I learnt at an early stage to take care of myself and be disciplined.
Blanka Vlasic
The sport of horse racing which, at its best, showcases the majestic beauty of this animal and the athleticism of jockeys, has reached an alarming level of corruption and exploitation.
Tom Udall
You know, I love wearing heels. I wish I could wear them all the time, but, you know, my sport doesn’t really permit it.
Allyson Felix
Up until the age of 16, I was very focused on sport – I played a lot of football. Then I tore my ACL and had to stop playing.
Josh Hartnett
There’s ups and downs with boxing, layoffs are part of the sport and they can either help or hurt a guy.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Proving to my friends, family, and the people that I love that they were wrong – that in spite of my age and my lack of experience, I could change sport and achieve something really special – gives me a lot of satisfaction.
Alex Zanardi
Now there are two or three teams who are very ethical in their outlook who have opened up the economic benefits and that is probably going to be a turning point in the sport.
David Millar
The best thing about getting older is knowing history. The longer you live, the longer you have been in a sport, the more you know, and the more you know where things started.
John Madden
I literally tried every sport and was miserable. Soccer couldn’t hold my attention. I couldn’t figure skate. I’m afraid to swim. So I did dance for five years. It came a time where I was getting a little bit bored with it.
Alicia Sacramone
In Cuba we use our champions to promote the sport.
Alberto Juantorena
I played football in high school, I played baseball when I was younger, things like that, but I think it was the passion I had for track where you want to do an individual sport and be the best, I think – there’s nothing that can replace that.
Tyson Gay
When you play a team sport all your life, you need to get out there sometimes and show some individualism in a sport where you play against the nature.
Brian Lara
I respect all the fighters. I respect Georges St-Pierre because Georges has a great story in the UFC. I respect all the fighters in here because this is the biggest sport in the world.
Anderson Silva
The downfall of any leader in a sport’s team is when he gets carried away with his own ego.
Toto Wolff
A vote for Japan is a vote for the future of rugby. We will do our best to make rugby a global sport.
Yoshiro Mori
We’ve just got to be careful – with all sports, let alone cricket – I think there’s so much emphasis on doing the right thing all the time, but I think the public want to be entertained when they come to watch sport.
Shane Warne
Oh, this absolute loneliness and the game – loving to play the game, loving to go and tell stories to men that certainly weren’t true, just for the sport of it, just to see how they would react.
Jennifer Beals
The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted in the American baseball fan. It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons.
Michael Lewis
Baseball loyalists cite the game’s legendary numbers – 300 wins, 500 homers, 3,000 hits – as evidence of the sport’s elegance, beauty, and gravitas. What no one mentions is how wretched and painful it is to actually watch a former star gasp and sputter his way toward a legendary number.
Stephen Rodrick
The Olympic Games are highly commercialised. They purport to follow the traditions of an ancient athletics competition, but today it is the commercial aspect that is most apparent. I have seen how, through sport, cities and corporations compete against each other for financial gain.
Ai Weiwei
I was super insecure in middle school; I didn’t tell anyone I swam because it wasn’t the cool sport to be doing.
Caeleb Dressel
With soccer, it's such a dynamic sport. It's important

With soccer, it’s such a dynamic sport. It’s important that however you play, you should be training like that.
Becky Sauerbrunn
In a sport that’s as close as tennis, I feel like anything that you can do to give yourself an edge is definitely worth doing.
Kevin Anderson
It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.
Fridtjof Nansen
Lots of people still don’t think of golf as a sport.
Camilo Villegas
Take a martial art or a sport, something that gives you a skill, engages the body, and allows you the possibility of being great – or at least being active. You’ll find your confidence. Without it, you’re nothing. It’s the remedy for everything.
Jason Statham
When I got into the sport I was so fat that my manager said he should send me to boot camp to lose the weight!
Li Na
Boxing is a really difficult sport! So I don’t want to tell you I wouldn’t try it, but I guess everybody that does know about it, my friends, they tell me how difficult it is, and I’m like, ‘Eh.’
Romeo Santos
I love sport because I love life, and sport is one of the basic joys of life.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Athletics at the highest level is a sport within a sport.
Lindsey Vonn
Marriage is a blood sport. Marriage is jousting. It’s disembowelment. It’s just terrible, terrible visceral injuries. It’s not for everybody.
Aisha Tyler