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Sport is my passion but I have a way to go. Seal
Every sport needs its temple, its cathedral. Thomas Friedman
Boxing, mixed martial arts and tennis are the hardest sports to train for. Andy Murray
Mental strength is really important because you either win or lose in your mind. And I'm not solely talking about sporting matches, boxing events - anything you do, you do it first with your mental strength. And you can actually train and develop it, and I am responsible for what I'm saying because I have experience with that. Wladimir Klitschko
I never in my wildest imagination dreamed that I would somehow become a sports commentator. Joe Rogan
I don't feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat. Hank Aaron
I've played sports and been active my whole life. Warren Christie
I'm a rah, rah guy's guy. I like to talk about sports and put people in headlocks. Kevin Connolly
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match. Mia Hamm
I never knew that Americans would take up soccer, and it's a gender-free sport in high school there. Mal Peet
Sport crosses party lines and ethnic lines. It occupies a greater realm, and it's all the more disappointing when sports figures turn out to be like everyone else. Philip Kerr
Fantasy sports went a long way toward developing the sabermetrics formulas used not only by oddsmakers but general managers in hiring players. So the amateur fantasists ended up creating some of the algorithms that Oakland GM Billy Bean's statisticians used to win games with less salary money available for star players. Douglas Rushkoff
I have long been one of those tedious people who rails against the coronation of 'student-athletes.' I have heard the argument that big-time athletics bring in loads of money to universities. I don't believe the money goes anywhere other than back into the sports teams, but that's another story. Susan Orlean
In sports, every day you can be the hero or the goat. Geoff Stults
I never played sports or got into the whole guy camaraderie of, like, 'I love you, man! Seniors forever!' So suddenly being in the military with these guys who were under these very heightened circumstances, isolated from their families, living this very kind of Greek lifestyle, it changed my life in a really big way. Adam Driver
Growing up, sports was my outlet, my way to portray a personality. I was very shy around people but, through sports, something I was good at, I was able to make friends. Curtis Joseph
The Olympics is a time primarily for sport and celebration, but diplomacy does not stop at the door of the U.N., and for it to work, it must be sustained and consistent. Douglas Alexander
No one pretends anymore that the Olympics are just about sports. It's routine to talk about what effect holding the Games in this or that capital will have on the host country's international reputation, how a nation's prestige can be raised by its medal count. George Packer
You know you have a gambling problem when it's 4 A.M. at the Mirage Sports Book and you're walking around going, 'Hey you get the lacrosse scores?' Artie Lange
Unlike other sports, which are largely determined by individual athletic ability or team strength, NASCAR requires its competitors to cooperate in order to win. Charles Duhigg
My work ethic is from sports. Magic Johnson
I am big into water sports and just being out on the water. That is second nature to me, being from Florida. Jake Owen
Actually, I always dreamed about getting a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in Olympic swimming. I always thought that would be the epic award in sports to get. Chris Klein
I think the Cowboys are one of only two teams in all of sports that engender love and hate to that extreme. The other is the Yankees. You love the Yankees or you hate the Yankees. Al Michaels
Maybe if Graziano make another work or another sport I wouldn't have had this passion to be a rider. Valentino Rossi
I always wanted to help make tennis a team sport. Billie Jean King
My four older brothers were my favorite players. That's why I got into football and sports. Tony Dorsett
Even now I want to keep my amateur spirit, to spend my time, to be in the sport with all my heart. Sergei Bubka
Whatever sport you choose, do it because you love it, and don't expect to be an expert first thing. It takes time to do well at anything, but if you love it, you'll stick with it. Ryan Sheckler
I used to practice at the hockey ground on synthetic surface while I was in the sports hostel, so Test cricket is certainly going to be a challenge for me. Suresh Raina
I've always been into sports and yoga and running. I actually study a martial arts self-defense program called Krav Maga. I can't quite say it's easy, but it's fun for me and I love to do it. Kari Matchett
Sports broadcasting is very open now. In the beginning you did encounter more traditional attitudes and get comments. But I'm talking about 12 years ago. Kirsty Gallacher
My whole life I've actually been training to be a stunt man without realising it. I've always loved extreme sports, and I now I get paid for it. Steve Truglia
I never went to stage school or anything like that. It was always plays, productions at school and things like that. The thing for me with acting was it was the only thing I could fully concentrate on. I loved playing sports. I didn't really love studying. Ed Speleers
I wrote poetry off and on in high school, when I could manage to get out of gym classes and sports - using my allergies as an excuse - and climb the hill behind school till I found a nice place to settle down with a notebook and look at Spokane spread out below. Carolyn Kizer
I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships. Brian McBride
I was born with this heart condition, but it's never affected me - I've been able to play every sport I wanted to, and the doctors were amazed. Dan Feuerriegel
I'll go out, but I leave early, before the shenanigans. I don't really do the Hollywood party thing. I'd rather watch sports or play videogames or work out or sleep, to be totally honest. Cory Monteith
I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes. Al McGuire
Kids tend to look up to sports figures and entertainers, probably more than they should, but I've tried to use that in a positive way. Warren Moon
He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen. Jack Nicklaus
We've finally told the world that this is sports entertainment, and I think one of the best forms of entertainment is anything that's fun or funny, something that you really enjoy watching or listening to. Jerry Lawler
I grew up a Michael Jordan fan; that was my first idol. But my true sports idol was Deion Sanders: he was the person I always wanted to be. I wanted to play two sports professionally, which would never happen, but to me, that was every kid's dream. Tim Howard
It's a fine line of doing what's good for your life and what your parents want you to do, but also following your dreams. With my parents, when I was younger, I always had to do two things. If I was acting, I always had to do a sport or something on the arts side of things along with that. Kaley Cuoco
When you join the NFL, you start from scratch. As long as I've been playing - which has been since I was eight years old - the game becomes harder at every level. Little league, high school, college - they're different stages you have to go through, and professional sport is completely different again. Reggie Bush
My tastes in all things lean towards the arty and boring. I like sports documentaries about Scrabble players, bands that play quiet, unassuming music, and TV shows that win awards. In that way, I am an elitist snob. Michael Ian Black
I've realized the extraordinary power of sports to heal, unite and inspire. I believe the Olympics will serve as the ultimate platform to provide positive changes and I hope to inspire all of Japan through my strong showing there. Kohei Uchimura
There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation. Umberto Eco
'Potato-chip news' is news that's repetitive, requires little effort to absorb, and is consumable in massive quantities: true crime, natural disasters, political punditry, celebrity gossip, sports gossip, or endless photographs of beautiful houses, food, or clothes. Gretchen Rubin
We need a system where all of our teams have the opportunity to compete and to make a few dollars. That's not a bad desire for collective bargaining for a sports league, and it's great for our fans. David Stern
Although it is disappointing that softball was not reinstated into the Olympics, we are going to continue to keep growing the sport. Jennie Finch
But sports photography isn't something you just pick up overnight. You can't do it once a year for fun and expect to do a good job. And I take pride in what I do. Drew Carey
I've always called L.A. 'the world capital of sport.' Tommy Lasorda
I started off dancing and playing sports, and I joined the drama stuff, the theatre stuff in middle school because my friends were involved, and it was kind of the cool thing to do. Kara Lindsay
There isn't quite a feeling you get from playing video games that you get when you're playing sports, which is like a sense of euphoria. You just get the satisfaction of doing something active and feeling good after. Patrick Chan
I am just a guy that watches sports all day. Brian McKnight
Unless you're a vegan freak of nature like Tony Gonzalez, I don't think you can play sports much past your early 30s. Jeff Ament
Radio is the art form of sports casting. If you're any good, you can do a great job on radio. Chick Hearn
Just as the blurring between childhood and adulthood has produced the kidult, so the stretching of middle into old age has fostered another peculiar chimera: septuagenarians with apoptosis sporting the depeche mode. Will Self
Enrolling your child in a recreational sport sponsored by your neighborhood recreation community centers is a great way to keep kids active. Lee Haney
Because I just like sports, I like athletics and I like competition. Trishelle Cannatella
There is no question that the minority party always makes a sport of going after the governor. Bob McDonnell
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
Boston is really a small town, and the pro sports here are almost like a college sport. Stephen Pagliuca
As a matter of fact, believe it or not guys, you can actually lose money in sports! I know that you'll find that shocking. Stan Kroenke
I think video games are a huge part of our society now. Having kids play baseball video games helps them understand and love the game. It could actually push them to get out there and play the game for real. That's great for the sport. Justin Verlander
Sports journalism is in the midst of an identity crisis so profound that we no longer know whether we're made up of one word or two. Jane Leavy
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
I read a lot growing up. It was kind of my comfort, you know; I loved it. I love story. I love narrative. I was academic. I wasn't particularly athletic. I didn't make the drill team. I didn't go out for sports. Julianne Moore
It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport. Fridtjof Nansen
If I make a change to a young kid to play any sport, not only tennis, instead of spending time in front of the TV or computer, that is good. I want to give them a good example: 'Hey, go out and play and see the world.' Ana Ivanovic
If architecture is, as is sometimes said, music set in concrete, then football and basketball may be said to be creativity embodied in team sports. Michael Mandelbaum
I hate the fact that public schools like the one I went to have fantastic sports facilities, and state schools don't. That's not fair. That's outrageous. Clare Balding
I'm a huge sports fan but have no interest in minutiae. I don't remember who won Super Bowls five years ago or listen to sports talk radio. Norm MacDonald
I'm doing a book, 'Chasing Science,' about the pleasures of science as a spectator sport. Frederik Pohl
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
You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games. Harry Caray
I do like all different kinds of sports and stuff. I've taken up gymnastics and slacklining - you know, tightroping, basically. Wilson Bethel
Well, dating has become a sport and not about finding the person you love. Rashida Jones
As a result of Title IX, and a new generation of parents who want their daughters to have the opportunities they never had, women's sports have arrived. Sheryl Swoopes
Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment. Bret Easton Ellis
It is surprising how many professional athletes, along with their families and friends, are gaga over movie and music stars, and the reverse is true with entertainers and sports stars. Cheech Marin
I don't think there are many larger lessons to be found in sports. Gregg Easterbrook
The resilience of these people is amazing. I am a great believer that the sooner we get things up and running in terms of sport in this area, the better. Ian Botham
Serious sport is war minus the shooting. George Orwell
Volleyball is a Jewish sport. It's fun, and nobody can get hurt. Gail Parent
In most sports, your brain and your body will cooperate... But in rock climbing, it is the other way around. Your brain doesn't see the point in climbing upwards. Your brain will tell you to keep as low as possible, to cling to the wall and not get any higher. You have to have your brain persuading your body to do the right movements. Jo Nesbo
The sport would not survive today if drivers were being killed at the rate they were in the 1960s and '70s. It would have been taken off the air. It is beamed into people's living rooms on Sunday afternoons, with children watching. Damon Hill
Swimming is one of the hardest sports. Stephanie Rice
Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending. Neil Simon
There are similarities between business and sport, in the pressures involved and in the fitness aspect too. Peter Shilton
I had good skills, but my lack of size and speed kept me a little behind the best kids in the other sports. Golf offered a more level field. I would have rather played other sports, but golf picked me. Zach Johnson
When doing sports... on the water, it's crucial to stop aging by protecting your skin. Christie Brinkley
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. Barry Switzer
I sport a cave-man mentality. Nikki Sixx
I was born with an extremely negative attitude. I was the kid who wouldn't smile in Christmas photos, was a poor sport, and hated a lot of things. I eventually grew out of my negativity when I matured. Colton Haynes
I love both sports, but the deciding factor was, being a left-handed pitcher, I had a huge advantage in baseball because of that, and I didn't have that type of advantage in hockey. Tom Glavine
The commercialization of sport is the democratization of sport. Andrew Young
Sports is a bunch of people gathering around, watching something that they're not actually connected to - they're just emotionally connected. George Stroumboulopoulos
One of my first jobs was at the Boston Globe. I worked in the sports department six months a year. When I was ready to graduate, the sports editor gave me a job as a schoolboy sports writer. Will McDonough
I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain. Ben Hecht
Sporting achievements bestow a sense of unification on the cultures and societies in which they take place and create an outpouring of nationalism and pride. Richard Attias
As a sportsman, my aim was to help sportspersons grow. The idea is to see what is good for sport rather than what's good for individuals. Kapil Dev
Pro wrestling is not fake; it's sports entertainment. We go out there and we perform, and a lot of what we do out there is real, but we're not going to insult anyone's intelligence - there is a predetermined winner. It's just the fans don't know who it is, and that's what makes it so intriguing. Kurt Angle
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
It's very warm there, so we were outdoors all the time. The local people had programs for us year-round, where as kids we had the opportunity to play football, basketball, baseball, track and field - we just went from one sport to the next, year-round. Rafer Johnson
Chicago will give you a chance. The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago. Lincoln Steffens
When my parents were paying for my sport, it wasn't just me out on the ice. Pretty much every dollar my mom made teaching went into my skating. Ashley Wagner
Apart from education, you need good health, and for that, you need to play sports. Kapil Dev
The sport of shooting is my life. Michael Diamond
I started, actually, in journalism when I was - well. I started at the 'New York Times' when I was 18 years old, actually, but really got into journalism when I was 15 years old and had started a sports magazine which was trying to become a national sports magazine. Andrew Ross Sorkin
I played college basketball in West Virginia for two years, and then I graduated from NYU with a sports management degree because I realized the NBA's not going to happen. Ramon Rodriguez
You would never see me driving around in a sports car. I feel like you're so low and squish-able by transport trucks. Inga Cadranel
All of my free time is made up of motor sports endeavors, be them motorcycles or off-road racing or track days. I just love anything with an engine. That is one of my main loves. Obviously, my other well-known love is Kristen Bell. Dax Shepard
Where I came from, sports were the only way to get out front. Joe Namath
Americans' addiction to sports, with the NFL at the top, is based on the excitement generated by the potential for the unexpected great play which can only happen with honest competition from great athletes. Arlen Specter
The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter. Dave Barry
I never thought I'd make the pages of 'Sports Illustrated', because I've always been skinny. Carolyn Murphy
I have been a sports fan my whole life. To be able to talk about sports in an intelligent, journalistic fashion and to do things of a serious nature is a dream job. Bryant Gumbel
Sporting competitions seem to be what we obsess over, frankly. So if we can put engineering, science, technology into a format of healthy, fun competition, we can attract all sorts of kids that might not see the kind of activity we do as accessible or rewarding. Dean Kamen
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. Vince Lombardi
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
I was always into sports and a lot of physical activities. My dad was a kickboxer and a body builder. My mom was an aerobics teacher. Billy Magnussen
Boxing is my real passion. I can go to ballet, theatre, movies, or other sporting events... and nothing is like the fights to me. I'm excited by the visual beauty of it. A boxer can look so spectacular by doing a good job. LeRoy Neiman
Skiing is always so huge, you need so many talents to be fast and be good at this sport. Tina Maze
We are raising today's children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs, and instead cultivating a generation of children who can follow the rules in organized sports games, sit for hours in front of screens and mark bubbles on standardized tests. Darell Hammond
I literally couldn't get anyone to hire me. Having a woman do sports was seen as too risky. Hannah Storm
In the organization of any major sporting event or the planning of a building, long-term thinking is key. Richard Attias
I've always been a reserved cat. When I play sports, there's people used to get mad at me because I didn't hang out and things like that. I've never been that kind of person. Nothing has changed in that regard. I've never been posse, and all that. I'm a quiet storm. Bernie Mac
Of course, no one wants to ban the vote. Voting should remain available for sporting and recreational purposes. But certain types of votes clearly should be curtailed - 'assault votes,' for example, in which the only purpose of the vote is to harm others. P. J. O'Rourke
Sports is my passion. Kapil Dev
Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing. Warren Spahn
You hit one level of the sport, and then you want to get to the next level. Until, eventually, the Olympics becomes part of that dream, part of that goal set and the mindset of wanting to get there. And then you realize there's so much incredible hard work and determination and effort that you need to put in along the way. Mitch Gaylord
On the court, Jason Collins is not a huge basketball star, but he has already claimed his place in civil rights history as the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the four major U.S. sports leagues. Nancy Gibbs
There are two aspects to being competitive; one is to do with sports, and the other is about technical skills. Being able to recollect the moves and apply them when necessary is a critical aspect. Viswanathan Anand
I always step back and look at - you know, look at my background in playing team sports my whole life and taking that approach into Congress. It's not about me going, and you know, feeding my ego going to Congress. Jon Runyan
I know many sports fans that don't enjoy soccer. The argument is that there's no action, not enough of it. Rabih Alameddine
When you're a child, no matter if you're doing show business or sports or school or anything, you just want to make the adults happy. Anna Chlumsky
He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win. Gary McCord
Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement. Warren Farrell
Oh God, I'm awful at sports. In gym I just try and avoid getting hit in the face. Tavi Gevinson
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
When you do a movie the clock is ticking. It's like a sport. Benicio Del Toro
Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers, that's why our sport is so in the air now because we don't have people who have the capability to not only train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world. Alexis Arguello
During my childhood, I played just about every sport imaginable, which became less feasible at Juilliard... Although I remember our annual dodge-ball game as a highlight. The Juilliard 'Fighting Penguins' are a force to be reckoned with. Seth Numrich
I have spoken with many former athletes, and they tell me the best time they had was in sports. I listen to them and use their experience in my career. Sergei Bubka
I was always active as a child. My dad tried to place me in every sport imaginable. I had so much energy, he wanted to push me in a direction where that energy was used appropriately to keep me out of trouble and focused while I was in school. Apolo Ohno
At 16, 17, you have no fear. You don't think or analyze. You just play on automatic. You can get smarter as you get older, but in sports you can be too smart, you know? Anna Kournikova
Since my induction into the Sports Hall of Fame, I have wanted to have my No. 3 Chevy on exhibit for sports fans to see. I hope others will enjoy the car as much as I have. Junior Johnson
Having inched closer and accomplished some of my major goals in the sport of golf, no pun intended, why not work as hard as I can to attain those goals if I'm already feeling like I'm playing well and getting more and more comfortable. Jordan Spieth
I have spent much of my life where the boys are, first as a tomboy and then on Wall Street. Growing up, I loved every and any sport. I was frustrated by girls who didn't, so I spent most of my afternoons with the boys. Karen Finerman
I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him. Hedy Lamarr
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
When I was young, I never thought I was going to be a writer! I was academically orientated and active at sports, but I didn't have one creative bone in my body. Amish Tripathi
I like every single actor or actress in the world, because we never know what the conditions are like when they are working. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt and root for them like a psychotic sports fan. Judd Nelson
Why should sports men and women get punished harsher than people in the normal world? David Millar
I was born in a poor family, a lower middle class family. My father was a clerk in the forest department. I was very bad at studies. I was not very good at sports, also. Anupam Kher
Pittsburgh felt like the perfect size of a city to me. There's enough to do, but it's not like living in a circus. I also really loved how sports-enthusiastic Pittsburgh people are: how proud of their sports they are. Joel Edgerton
Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier, because it's inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless something is, the funnier it is, you know? And the more grave or important things are... You know, some comedians can get this disease where they get serious all the time. Norm MacDonald
People can say whatever they want about the sport of bodybuilding, but to get prepared to do a contest or even think about doing a contest, or even to get into decent shape, it requires a certain amount of discipline, and it comes from taking a new year's resolution to a lifestyle. John Cena
As you become a legend in the game, you build more doubters than you build supporters. And that's fine. I think that comes with anything that's challenging. I think it even comes with sports. The older that Michael Jordan got, I think the more doubted he became. Nelly
Some people train for certain sports and I want to train to be able to hold a super heavy electric guitar and carry luggage around myself because I always have to have 7,000 pairs of shoes. Who cares about sports? Lisa Loeb
When I was a child, I saw in the news that a person from Belitung had done well in sports in Jakarta, and I just couldn't imagine that it was possible for someone from here to become famous, and it's still very isolated out here. Andrea Hirata
Polo is the most inviting sport I've ever seen. Nacho Figueras
I think girls have a harder time than guys do if you're switching schools. Guys don't get picked on as long as you're OK in sports. Pierce Brown
On television, I have watched countless athletes from different countries, sports and Olympics stand proudly at the top of the podium and shed tears. They symbolized the Olympics for me because Olympic medals represent all of the hard work and sacrifices made by the athletes as well as the people who helped them reach the top of their sports. Hannah Kearney
I don't see many people as heroes and, though I love sport, I believe athletes rarely deserve that praise. Giles Duley
Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent? Dave Barry
I always expect unexpected challenges. Boxing is not an easy sport. Sugar Ray Leonard
I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy. Shimon Peres
God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure. Eric Liddell
Middle grade fiction, to me, is really about emergence of self. It's about expressing the idea that the world is going to start affecting you more, and your parents' influence is going to wane. Middle grade is when a lot of kids discover their passions - art, music, sports, what have you. Greg van Eekhout
The more expensive and/or exclusive a sport, the whiter it tends to be: the fact almost has the force of a law. That is the main reason why the Rugby World Cup, the Pacific islands excepted, was so desperately white, the Springboks included. Martin Jacques
I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie. I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it. Todd English
Chess as a sport requires a lot of mental stamina, and this is what that makes it different from a physical sport. Chess players have a unique ability of taking in a lot of information and remembering relevant bits. So, memory and mental stamina are the key attributes. Viswanathan Anand
My position in the army is as sport instructor. This allows me generous time off for travel and competition. I also receive a monthly salary from the army. Roman Sebrle
We have been deformed by educational and religious institutions that treat us as members of an audience instead of actors in a drama, so we become adults who treat democracy as a spectator sport. Parker Palmer
Traveling around, it's difficult to follow much TV. Mainly I'm somebody who watches sports. Retief Goosen
For me, basketball kind of mirrors life. It sounds deep, but the sport has transformed my personality and my daily coping mechanisms. It has meant a lot. Robbie Jones
The mentality we have in India is not very sporting. Mahesh Bhupathi
Athletics at the highest level is a sport within a sport. Lindsey Vonn
I did a shoot for 'Sports Illustrated,' and my grandpa called me and asked when my issue of 'Playboy' was coming out. It was hilarious as well as embarrassing. Jasmine Tookes
Filmmaking is the ultimate team sport. Michael Keaton
J.J. Watt is larger than life and Houston's newest sports hero, in every sense of the word. He is a guy who spends NFL Fridays at high school football games and actively seeks out those in need of his kindness. Hannah Storm
I literally came out of high school thinking that I was going to do something in the sports world because I grew up with a very sports-oriented family. My last year of school, I got involved with playing guitar and singing, and I joined a band and I just decided that year somehow that I was going to play music. Dean Geyer
Sports are sports. Its all about how we carry ourselves out of the ring. George Foreman
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport. William Shakespeare
Baseball is only a game, a game of inches and a lot of luck. During a time of all-out war, sports are very insignificant. Bob Feller
We don't see a lot of models for male social interaction. There's sports and barn raisings. Chuck Palahniuk
Most of us have had that experience - at around puberty - of realising that, despite whatever efforts we put into our chosen sports, we will become at best competent. Will Self
I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment, so dry documentary narration is not for me. Jack Brickhouse
Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. Paul Rodriguez
I hate ready-made suits, button-down collars, and sports shirts. Bobby Fischer
Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory. Max Euwe
Politics in Philadelphia is a contact sport. Michael Nutter
That's how most of us would feel. But the sport has a few deviants without consciences. Joe Henderson
Wrestling is such a competitive sport worldwide. Kurt Angle
I like both athletic girls and girly girls. It depends on their personality. I like girls who can go out and play sports with me and throw the football around, but you don't want a girl who's too much tougher than you. I like brainy girls who can respond to what I'm saying. Josh Hutcherson
I think sports is one of the places where race plays itself out publicly. Although we pretend it doesn't. Claudia Rankine
You shouldn't turn on C-SPAN to get your sports update. Jason Chaffetz
Sports has kept me on the straight and narrow path. Tommy Lasorda
Good spectator sports share certain fundamentals. Their competitors battle head-to-head. Their winners are determined objectively: fastest runner, most points. They are refereed, not judged. Alex Berenson
I would never tell anybody to give up hockey - the great sports we have here - basketball, lacrosse - rugby coming into its own - we've got so many great team sports, and I say hold on to them. George Vecsey
In sports teams, apart from talk of sporting prowess and the imparting of inspirational thought, an extraordinary amount of time is spent discussing, and flaunting, material possessions. Harsha Bhogle
I don't consider lacrosse a sport. To me that's just a frat activity that got out of hand. Judah Friedlander
If you have the athletic ability, why waste it in one sport? Isaiah Mustafa
We players are as normal human beings as anyone else, and we also have the right to live a normal life. I don't understand why people talk so much about the way we dress up, how we walk, what we eat, and every little detail of ours. Players are the real heroes. Sports have both respect and fame, and I am fortunate enough to be a sportsperson. Sania Mirza
I love playing sports. I'm overly eager and aggressive and not very skilled, so it leads to many small injuries. Rachel Platten
Linguistics is a good way of defining the culture of a brand. The vocabulary used by sports and lifestyle brands - running, fitness, training, motorsports - is all about functionality, whereas the vocabulary of the luxury business - handbags, ready-to-wear - is all about the product. Francois-Henri Pinault
There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes. Ian Botham
My English teacher always gave me scripts for plays, but I was into sports. My friend said there were small parts I could go up for, but the director gave me the part of Mozart, which was kind of the lead role. From then on I just loved it. Santiago Cabrera
You've got to be a disciplined person if you want to succeed both in sport and in life. Lynn Davies
I think sports makes for good drama because it has all the same ingredients as anything worth reading or listening to or watching. Conflict, desire, heartbreak - it's all there. Jay Baruchel
I'm very passionate about the use of sports in young people's lives to build self-esteem and self-discipline and self-confidence. It's been a big thing for me. Ed Skrein
I come from an area where it's mostly, like, football and basketball, those are the sports. So my brother started surfing... I used to make fun of him for it, and then he challenged me to do it, and I'm a huge competitor, and I did it ,and I got hooked. Manny Montana
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
Writing is not a competitive sport. Everyone that writes has his or her own voice. Raymond E. Feist
To compare Olympic sport with cricket would not be fair. Years back, cricket was a sport only for the classes, and we will also have to make other sports masses from classes like cricket. Gagan Narang
I've never met anybody who says they don't like the World Cup. If you're a soccer fan or not, everybody loves watching it, and I think it could be the same for other sports. Landon Donovan
The NFL is such a large, multibillion dollar enterprise with fan loyalty because they have provided not only entertainment for sports fans, but memories, good memories, family memories to these fans, that can only bring about good will. Wendell Pierce
I just wanted to defend football, which is not always easy to do. Those of us who have been in the sport so many years now realise we must protect it and look after it. I was speaking about football, what it means. It is our profession, it has been our lives, and we must take care of it a little. Vicente del Bosque
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 love all motor sports at the top level. Mario Andretti
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
I lost more then 6 kilograms when I ceased with the top sport. That were all muscles. They are now gone. Gabriela Sabatini
Golf is a game in which you yell 'fore,' shoot six, and write down five. Paul Harvey
Football is the No. 1 sport in America. Michael Ovitz
When I was given the opportunity to direct 'Senna,' I decided the film had to work for audiences who disliked sport or had never seen a Formula One race in their lives. It had to thrill and emotionally engage people who had never heard of Ayrton Senna. Asif Kapadia
In terms of merit, sports has mathematical statistics. That's how you know who the best player is. Norm MacDonald
Sports, entertainment and aviation are three of the most exciting professions in the world; you are dealing with the same magnitude. John Travolta
In sports and in business, the greatest leaders are those who make the best decisions in the most crucial of situations. They are the ones who focus their energy on turning tough decisions into winning decisions. Don Yaeger
There is no life without sport and no sport without competition. Randeep Hooda
Sport is a great equalizer that can build bridges, transcend borders and cultures, and render even the fiercest conflicts temporarily irrelevant. Richard Attias
Being nerdy just means being passionate about something, including everyone - the coolest people on Earth are passionate and therefore nerdy about something whatever it is, whether it's sports, or gaming, or technology, or fashion, or beauty, or food, or whatever. Zachary Levi
When launching a product called an Energy Drink and named Red Bull, a product that stimulates body and mind, it is a short step to the roots where Red Bull came from. We have been doing this for 20 years - now it's called adventure sports, extreme sports, and outdoor sports. Dietrich Mateschitz
I played sports in high school and in college. Jon Bernthal
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
Both my parents were amateur badminton players. My father is a scientist and wanted me to be a doctor. But my mom was very aggressive and loved badminton. She pushed me right from the age of nine to take up the sport. Saina Nehwal
Being an Olympian is the ultimate test of one's sporting ability. Russell Mark
When I joined in 1990, as they say in the sport of sailing, Puma was in the doldrums. It was a difficult time, and Puma had gone to sleep. Jochen Zeitz
The thing that all sports have in common is that they have no fantasy elements, which is a little weird. Jesse Schell
You can't completely control the sport - Tiger Woods comes close. The test is against yourself and nature's own way. I find golf a particularly good metaphor for this story. Robert Redford
My brothers and I love playing outside and climbing trees. We really love sports, too - I think football's probably my favorite. Madeline Carroll
I played baseball up until my freshman year of high school. That was my main sport. I played third base. Macklemore
I'm very down-to-earth and approachable, and I can be one of the guys and watch sports... I like to cook - I'm like the girl next door. Marisa Miller
I've never been a fan of individual awards because football is such a team sport. There's so many things that goes into making plays. It's about teammates trusting one another and working together. Troy Polamalu
Alexander Wang is a young designer, and his style is so profound. He took sports and street and kind of combined it into upscale high fashion. He made a white T-shirt a luxury. ASAP Ferg
I was a huge athlete as a kid. I was on every sports team. Bonnie Bassler
I enjoy sports, and love being involved in any outdoor sport from volleyball to softball. I'm not being immodest when I say I'm a natural athlete. Ginger Rogers
I gave birth to my first son in April 1986. I thought it would be a good goal to get back in shape after having a baby if I ran the New York City Marathon. I ran in it November 1986. I had just shot the 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit issue, so I was in great shape. Kim Alexis
Receiving the Newcombe Medal for a third year in a row is an amazing honour. The Newcombe Medal is a great occasion for the Australian tennis community to come together and celebrate our sport, recognise people's achievements and contributions to Australian tennis. Samantha Stosur
If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up. Tommy Bolt
The Indonesian brands aren't interested in sports people, only movie stars, because they can get more exposure in the media. Taufik Hidayat
That's one thing you learn in sports. You don't give up; you fight to the finish. Louis Zamperini
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
I love hockey. That's actually one of my favorite sports. Ashley Wagner
Being injured is something that happens in this sport. Anybody who gets into it understands that. Bobby Rahal
The thing about ballet that I never knew about is that it's one of the most excruciating sports that I've ever been a part of. I say sports because they train constantly, every single day. Mila Kunis
Most Indians go into education. Their parents just push them into education like parents in Australia push them into sports. Mahesh Bhupathi
Since childhood, sports has been one of the most important influences in my life. Lindsey Vonn
For me, drawing was an outlet. No one in school said, 'Oh, she can do sports,' or, 'She's pretty,' but I could draw. Roz Chast
As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by using your fists. Tim Conway
My concentration level blocks out everything. Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet. Edwin Moses
You had to be into sport and, sad to say, I'm a traitor to my country because I don't have a sporting bone in my body. Geoffrey Rush
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
Sports formed me. I was always decently skilled but lacked size, so I had to resort to using my skill versus my power. I strategically play golf because that's all I can do. It's the same on the basketball court. I try to get open and shoot it. Or I use the open space on the soccer field. Zach Johnson
You cannot say, 'Go! Go! Rah! Rah! Good move!' People want some emotion. Chess is an art and not a spectator sport. Garry Kasparov
Baseball is a man maker. Al Spalding
What happens is once you start to understand football, you realise that it's not just about the physical side of the game and chasing after a ball. It's a strategic sport which requires a lot of intelligence. It's a very mental game. Shakira
Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster. Joe Adcock
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
In sport, there is always room for improvement. Whenever I see my innings against the West Indies or Australia, I think, 'Maybe, I could have done this better or should have changed that.' See, cricket is a skill game, and one can always improve upon the impact one has on an innings. Yuvraj Singh
A career in entertainment has a lifespan, like one in sport. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
I'm more into MMA than any other sport. I watch a lot of the UFC fights. I have since it first came onto the scene. Jason Statham
I've aways been good at picking up certain things, like sports and dancing. Channing Tatum
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
Everyone thought I was going to die like a year later, they didn't know. So I helped educate sports, and then the world, that a man living with HIV can play basketball. He's not going to give it to anybody by playing basketball. Magic Johnson
I think it is easier for thinner people to build on a frame once you get lean muscle. I get bored lifting weights at the gym, and it isn't enough as your body becomes stiff. So I train in different ways such as core training, cardio with weights, playing sports such as tennis, cycling, swimming and running 10 km once a week. Arjun Rampal
At school I pretended I had a normal life, but I felt lonely all the time and different from everyone else. I never felt like I fit in, and I wasn't allowed to participate in after-school activities, go to sports events or parties or date boys. Many times I had to make up stories about why I couldn't do anything with my classmates. Joyce Meyer
It needs to be said, over and over again, that Stan the Man was voted by 'The Sporting News' as the best baseball player of the postwar decade, from 1946 through 1955. George Vecsey
I have a fond place in my heart for Seattle, so I hope that an NBA team comes back to this great city, this great sports city. Magic Johnson
There's no doubt about it that my participation in sports allowed me to compete in the business world in a very gender-neutral way. Beth Brooke
I grew up playing sports. There is a clear line between success and failure. Tiki Barber
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
I was more interested in playing sports than acting. I didn't take acting too seriously until the end of my junior year. Ving Rhames
I want to compete in the next Olympics. If I go to Rio, it will be my third time, which is a rare feat for an Indian athlete. For me, Olympics is important because it's the biggest event on earth for a sports person. I hope this time around I come back with a medal. Vijender Singh
I have strong interests in supporting sport, primarily football, and also in developing cultural relationships within national communities and their diasporas, with special reference to Ethiopia. Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi
The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports - football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported. Novak Djokovic
One of my true dreams is to do a sports talk radio show and take calls. Joshua Morrow
If you don't eat right as an athlete, you'll get tired and won't be as sharp. It's simple to drink sodas and sports drinks, but water is the most essential drink to put in your body. Troy Polamalu
People try to read a lot into what 'digital' means. It's just another platform. There are very attractive things that happen if you invest in content - movies, TV production, acquired series, specialty genres, digital distribution of our magazines, sports rights. Jeffrey Bewkes
Even in the most peaceful communities, an appetite for violence shows up in dreams, fantasies, sports, play, literature, movies and television. And, so long as we don't transform into angels, violence and the threat of violence - as in punishment and deterrence - is needed to rein in our worst instincts. Paul Bloom
If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. Erma Bombeck
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
I was a hyper kid, so I didn't want to play baseball and wait for the ball to come to me. I wanted to play a sport where I could go get the ball. Shane Larkin
Faith, family, academics and then sports was the order of priorities in my family. My parents really stuck to these principles when raising me and my two brothers. As long as we took care of everything, they let us play as much basketball as we wanted. Jeremy Lin
This occasional sports columnist, who has been to his share of Super Bowls, had been glad to be home on Super Bowl Sunday, but the scary commercials made me want to be in the melee of the arena, where you are not aware of commercials. George Vecsey
And I highly recommend for all the women in the world, even if they're 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you. It's always good to flirt with him. It's a great sport. Salma Hayek
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers. Herbert Hoover
I am a sports fanatic and being able to perform at halftime for the fans of the Steelers and the Jets is such a thrill for me. Joe Nichols
I was a judo athlete, while taking modeling as my side job, before I eventually quit my professional sports career over a knee injury. Joe Taslim
In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty. Pierre de Coubertin
Theatre sports is the best improv training period. Wayne Brady
Companies that support sports developmental programs in our communities should also be applauded. Mary Lou Retton
I wanted to perform well for my mom and dad, because in high school, I didn't have a job. My brothers, they worked at Pizza Hut or places like that, but sports, that was my way of giving back. Junior Seau
My parents never forced things on my brother and me: not our faith, not our sports, not our friends. Yet they taught us about surrounding ourselves with the right people: the kind of people we want to be. Amanda Borden
If you're a dope like me, you get every sports channel you can get. I'm watching, you know, Netherlands soccer. Michael Keaton
I used to play football at school, and I enjoyed really physical sports, but I now try to avoid any sports that might build up different muscles. That might have a negative impact on my archery. Im Dong-Hyun
Golf is a weird sport. Some days you got it. Some days you don't. Dustin Johnson
Major sports are major parts of society. It's not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society. A. Bartlett Giamatti
Comparisons are really no good in sport, especially if it is a comparison between different eras and generations, for there are so many variables that come into play, starting from the quality of the opposition to playing conditions. Sunil Gavaskar
I want to see more sports in schools. Saina Nehwal
For me, it is about creating a career - I'm very interested in the sports side and want to continue to do more stuff in that. But ultimately, what I consider myself to be is an actor, and the more variety I can play will continue to round me out. Brian Baumgartner
If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. Jack Lemmon
A lot of times I watch sporting events, and there are things I want to say and things I see that don't get said or talked about. Landon Donovan
My son is trying to be a sports writer, and my daughter is a college student. She wants to be a comedy writer, and she's at film school. I discouraged both of them early on from getting involved in Starbucks. I didn't think it would be fair; plus, they didn't have any interest anyway. Howard Schultz
As anyone who has read 'Sports Illustrated's Steve Rushin knows, it's quite possible to write an unreadable column without being a TV pundit. But if you want to be a consistently good columnist, you can't be on television. Stephen Rodrick
I think extreme sports are really good for relieving stress. Dave Chappelle
There were two very distinct voices going on in my head and I moved easily between them. One had to do with sports, street life and establishing myself as a male... The other voice, the one I had from my street friends and teammates, was increasingly dealing with the vocabulary of literature. Walter Dean Myers
I'm about 5' 10", and my hair is the length of my whole body now. We grow our hair because of faith, but it's getting heavy. Most of the rastas I know with hair my length are elders, and they keep it tied up, but for a young person who's active and running around, the weight is a big thing. So to play sports, I put it in a backpack. Damian Marley
Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier, because it's inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless something is, the funnier it is, you know? Norm MacDonald
I've always wanted to buy a sports car. After the England series, I went up to my dad and said that I wanted to buy a sports car and got his consent. On his birthday, I surprised him by bringing it home. It's a Porsche Boxter Limited Edition, and my family was thrilled to see it. Suresh Raina
Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life. Jackie Robinson
Every sport has its own cast of characters. Randy Savage
Perhaps future space probes will be plastered in commercial logos, just as Formula One cars are now. Perhaps Robot Wars in space will be a lucrative spectator sport. If humans venture back to the moon, and even beyond, they may carry commercial insignia rather than national flags. Martin Rees
I also have a soft spot for spicy chicken wings. They are always best eaten at dives and sports bars, like Wogie's in the West Village, New York City, near my house. Gail Simmons
I never thought of what I was doing as a way to sell the NFL. I was making movies about a sport that I loved, about players and coaches that I respected. I wanted to convey my love of the game through film. And most artists convey their love through art. And my art and my love was expressed through film. Steve Sabol
Video games offer violent messages, and even the sports video games include taunting and teasing. Geoffrey Canada
I hate the cliche of 'just have fun,' but what I've seen in today's sports, especially with parents, is they put so much pressure on the kids. Hope Solo
I didn't get a ton of interest from colleges in baseball and football, but I was outstanding in track and had the sense that this would be my meal ticket... Track was a sport where I saw immediate improvement, and I had a lot of good support behind me... and the coaches had a lot of experience and pushed me in that direction for sure. Dan O'Brien
I'm a runner from sports. I've been a runner, but I wasn't a cross-country runner or anything like that. I played a lot of soccer growing up. Scott Bakula
But yet I don't think I should be labeled just a black quarterback, because it's bigger things in this sport that need to be accomplished. Cam Newton
We wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour. Phil Knight
You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you. Yogi Berra
Very much like that, and very much a loner, do you know and I didn't fit really into sport or all kind of group activities as a kid, I couldn't find a niche. And music was not really part of the kind of village curriculum it would, you know. Eric Clapton
You can't win unless you learn how to lose. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I always wanted to create a site that was sports and pop culture. '30 for 30' had a big impact because I loved how that was about finding, empowering and working with these incredible directors, and I thought the same thing could work for writers. Bill Simmons
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up. Red Auerbach
People aren't familiar with wheelchair sports. The only film crew in Athens for the Paralympics was the documentary crew. Mark Zupan
One reason outfielders don't have stronger arms might be they don't practice as much as we did. Most teams today don't take outfield practice. Another reason is baseball has to compete with other sports now - basketball, football, soccer - for the better athletes that might have more skills and stronger arms. Al Kaline
Growing up in Minnesota, I had a lot of freedom to run around, and we had go-carts and four-wheelers and all that stuff. I like that adrenalin-rush stuff. I did a little bit of dance, but mostly sports. Beth Riesgraf
The sport needs a personality, not a fighter. We've got plenty of great fighters in the sport, but no personalities. No one is standing for anything. The last personality we had was Mike Tyson. He stood for something. It wasn't much, but he stood for something. George Foreman
After my first 'Sports Illustrated' cover, I felt terrible about myself for a solid month. People deal with models like they are children. They think they can pull one over on you. I'm not a toy; I'm a human. I'm not here to be used. Kate Upton
I'm sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car. Billy Corgan
As an Olympic champion gymnast, I have always stayed involved in my sport. Nadia Comaneci
I like to feel that I understand little things about sports. Bill James
The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures. Barbara Walters
Tennis is not like other sports where the coach is hired by an independent entity, and that makes a huge difference in the dynamic. Ivan Lendl
Anthologizing is a dusty sport, half antique hunting and half literary gossip fest, and I love it. Michael Sims
This match is about sport and I separate that completely from politics. Oliver Kahn
The only consistent hobby I've had is studying Spanish and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world. I love sports but usually I'm looking for the next job. William Sanderson
Where there is peace, there is sports; where there is sports, there is peace. Peace is what allows us, especially young people, to dream, go after one's goals and prepare you for the next challenge in life. Kim Yuna
It's so important for kids to get involved with sports in general at a young age. Lindsey Vonn
Sports is entertainment. George Stroumboulopoulos
Well, my favorite sport as a kid was clearly baseball. Leigh Steinberg
It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come. Jennie Finch
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
Sports have become increasingly more specialized, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be fun. Mia Hamm
Arizona was the best place. I like the competition in baseball, and the football program has been great for the past five years. I think I'll be playing as a freshman in both sports, and I think I can play with them. Terry Vaughn
I'm not in this sport to take punishment. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
International sport is a lonely journey. You compete with one's self and try to grow as a cricketer. Harbhajan Singh
You can be a little lonely because it's an individual sport. Guy Forget
I've always liked speed. I own a car that I shouldn't be talking about because I'm an environmentalist, but the 1955 Porsche Spyder 550 RS is the finest sports car ever made. Robert Redford
I think they need to get a more reliable way of watching television on the laptop. Because I travel so much, if I want to watch my favorite sports team it might not be showing in that place, so I want a reliable way to watch whatever I want to watch on my laptop. John Legend
My priority is to turn people - especially kids - on to sports and being active so they don't even have to think about it being good for their health. If people participate for the fun of it, and believe me - it is fun, then fitness programs will be much more successful. Alan Thicke
I love how my sport reaches out to people with the music and story lines, the glory of standing up for three or four minutes of tough, arduous, gravity-defying skating and all the stuff that goes with it. Kurt Browning
They say Formula One is a market which it can't be, obviously. Our market is independent, it's a sport. Bernie Ecclestone
I don't know that on-demand sports is remarkably better than live sports. Ted Sarandos
Being wrong on facts, that's something you have a real responsibility to correct. But being wrong in the fun sports way is part of the interplay. Joe Posnanski
I think sports are extremely beneficial for our youth. They parallel life in so many ways. Kerri Strug
My first motion capture game was with Sony - 'NBA: The Life.' It was very ahead of its time. Brandon Akiaten, he was the writer and director. He had a real vision of what this game was meant to be; it was a basketball game where I was the Jerry Maguire sports agent type guy. And it was great! Nolan North
I am confident of doing well because I am enjoying my sport again. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
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
It's not just the kid who's spent every penny from his job to upgrade his car to tell the world he cares about sports cars, it's also the person driving around in a fuel-conscious hybrid electric car, because it's more a message to the world than an effective means of saving fuel, to be quite honest. Richard Hammond
To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless. Mike Krzyzewski
Sports betting is all about money management, so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing. Bruce Dern
Sports and politics don't mix. Eric Heiden
Sports saved my life. Caitlyn Jenner
It felt when I was growing up that sport was, like, the only thing you should do... if you do music, you're really different and a bit weird. Olly Murs
If wanted to play a sport, I played a sport. If I wanted to do things that many girls born in 1950 didn't do, I did it. Victoria Principal
Obviously, signing on with Puma right when I turned pro, it's been a great fit for me to show off my colorful lifestyle as far as where I grew up and how I grew up, growing up on a public driving range and growing up around action sports my whole life. Not exactly the normal road that guys take to get to the PGA Tour. Rickie Fowler
We ought to ban hunting, I suggest, if there isn't a purpose other than sport and fun. That should be against the law. It's time now. Cass Sunstein
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
I don't think there's anything that is a greater area of discrimination against women today than the fact that nowhere in the world is there a female role model in team sports that more than half of a general audience would recognize. Warren Farrell
I don't own designer clothes, or a sports car, or a huge house, but I am seeing the world, experiencing amazing things, and I have become an environmental campaigner. Roz Savage
To me, doing the Olympics in 1992 in Barcelona for NBC, just seeing the Dream Team take the floor, was a thrill for me. I don't think there was another team in any sport with that high level of athletes playing together. Marv Albert
My heart lies in music and acting, however, my inspiration comes from adrenaline rush I get from sports... and life. Alexander Ludwig
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
You always hear that tragedies put sports in perspective, that they prove we shouldn't care this much about the successes and failures of a bunch of wealthy strangers. I'm going the other way - sometimes, sports put everything else in perspective. Bill Simmons
I worked at my high school newspaper at Andover, which came out weekly, unusual for a high school paper. Then my first day at Penn I went right to the 'Daily Pennsylvanian' and pretty much spent most of my college career working both as the sports editor and then editor of the editorial page. H. G. Bissinger
My life in Hollywood surrounded by celebrities became a point of view for me - sports, fashion, music, film, arts, and politics as a media play. John Van Hamersveld
I do enjoy playing some sports, even though none of them are organized. I enjoy football most of all. Nathan Kress
I was an All-American in wrestling in high school, was National Champion in Chinese kickboxing in 1999 and have spent a lot of time around professional athletes, which includes my eight-plus years as CEO of a sports nutrition company. Tim Ferriss
On Sundays, I'm up at five and in the office by six. After the show, around midday, I flip the switch, and it's all family. Our kids play sports, so we're running around. David Gregory
When I was a kid, my father brought home the autobiography of Sid Luckman, the great Chicago Bears quarterback - probably an extra copy from the sports department where he worked. It was the first sports biography I ever read. George Vecsey
People really criticize professional athletes going into the Olympics. People don't like change. A bunch of people don't like the Olympics now because we've added skateboarding... We're modernizing the sport. Larry Ellison
Folks have a common misconception that Mississippi is strictly a rural, outdoors state. While we are famous for our hunting, sport fishing and year-round golf, we also have leading manufacturers like Peavey Electronics and Viking Range Corp. Gregg Harper
I know netball is the number one female sport in Australia, but hockey also offers a lot. Casey Eastham
There will always be cheaters. It is human nature. It will never be 100 percent clean, in any sport. David Millar
There are old-money Asians that would never be caught dead with a Chanel handbag or sporting anything that has a label it. Kevin Kwan
The sport of competitive memorizing is driven by a kind of arms race where every year somebody comes up with a new way to remember more stuff more quickly, and then the rest of the field has to play catch-up. Joshua Foer
I long for the days when athletes were revered. I want to see the romance return to sports, to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players. Mike Piazza
The Internet is changing what entertainment and sports is. It's not just a few people authoring an experience for others. It's really growing out of what everybody does. Gabe Newell
We have Al Jazeera Arabic news, Al Jazeera English news, of course; we have three sports channels, and we have Al Jazeera Mubasher, which is a live channel that broadcasts live press conferences and symposiums and meetings. And, of course, we have Al Jazeera commentary in Arabic. Wadah Khanfar
We should reach out to people to try to go after the fans the way other sports do. Because we can't just depend on the fact that it is a great game. John McEnroe
Nike used to be known as Blue Ribbon Sports. What's now Sara Lee used to be Consolidated Foods. And Exxon was once Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. These were name changes that worked. But for all the ones that do, there are 10 or 20 that don't. James Surowiecki
I've been involved with sports my whole life, which made clothes and makeup and handbags not that important as a kid. I just didn't care. Jessica Biel
I mean, sports are big, big, big business. Phil Lesh
Spain used to be very individualistic in its sporting activities. Now we are showing we are pretty good in teams - that is an improvement. Vicente del Bosque
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.
I was a sports nut. I stayed after school probably three hours every day - from fall, to winter, to spring. I went from football to basketball to track, and it started all over again. I loved all of it. I just loved being an athlete and all that it entailed. It really accounts for who I am today and even how I think today. Terry Crews
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
When I was a kid, I played sports a lot. My mom and dad were divorced, but I hung out in the neighborhood a lot, and it was all about sports. I would be out all day on the sand lot or on the hockey rink. My dad would take me to baseball games, but he worked so hard, and he would always fall asleep. Alex Gibney
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
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
I ran track, and basically played every sport. Leigh Steinberg
The important thing about a sport is the people who devote their lives to it. Robert Redford
Beckham is unusual. He was desperate to be a footballer. His mind was made up when he was nine or ten. Many kids think that it's beyond them. But you can't succeed without practising at any sport. Bobby Charlton
Even while modeling, I was still practicing kung fu and boxing as sports. Djimon Hounsou
It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero. Dick Schaap
I started writing stories in sixth grade. But writing wasn't cool, like being good at sports, or being part of the in crowd, or winning fights on the playground. Rodman Philbrick
It's not my style to either wear minimum clothes, to strip, or to even be comfortable with a sex-symbol label. I just want to do good work instead of sporting such meaningless tags. Sex sells, but to a small extent, not always. And this is what filmmakers have to accept. Katrina Kaif
I'm the biggest draw in the sport, and I'm a woman. Ronda Rousey
I don't know anyone in the hunting or sporting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. Joe Manchin
Well, I'm not a big sports fan. Jeff Bridges
Slow parents understand that childrearing should not be a cross between a competitive sport and product-development. It is not a project; it's a journey. Slow parenting is about giving kids lots of love and attention with no conditions attached. Carl Honore
Politics should not interfere with sports. And sports should impact politics. Vladimir Putin
I am really passionate about sports in general - especially water sports. Enrique Iglesias
Skating, I think I was told once, is the second most expensive sport. My family's had to refinance three times - they really want to do anything that it takes for my dreams to come true. I hope to one day have a family that I can do that for and kind of give back in the same way that my family gave to me. Jeremy Abbott
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
I saw women's boxing on television for the first time when I was 18, and that's when I wanted to do it. So, it didn't come from me watching my father. I didn't know the sport existed; therefore, I wasn't really interested in it until I saw it. Laila Ali
I was very fortunate to play sports. All the anger in me went out. I had to do what I had to do. If you stay angry all the time, then you really don't have a good life. Willie Mays
Judo was one of those sports where they give you guidelines but then try to tell you to develop your own style. Ronda Rousey
The weird thing about rap is that you don't get compared in the same way that athletes do, even though it's probably the most competitive sport in music. In basketball, they look at a player and say: 'This guy was the best in his prime at this sport.' But in rap it's not until you're dead or retired that people think about it like that. Chance The Rapper
Almost every single commercial on television for shampoo, sports shoes, drinks, food, clothes, perfume, cars, etc., is a short fairy tale, for they are given magical qualities. Jack Zipes
I have entered the sports equipment business with 'Bhajji Sports.' I am applying for ICC clearance so that cricket bats with 'Bhajji Sports' logos could be used for international matches. In domestic circuit, the Punjab team is already wearing Bhajji Sports dresses for the Ranji Trophy matches. Harbhajan Singh
I'm a sports fan. I'm not just an athlete who plays football. Reggie Bush
Reading was my hobby, my sport and my activity of choice. It was the prime pleasure of my days, an unfailing escape from whatever realities were distressing me, and the only source of pride I knew, other vanities lying beyond my grasp. I couldn't do anything else well, but I could do words. Cynthia Voigt
In sport there is never any moment that is the same as the other. I have been in Formula One for 12 years, and out of that I had one year with the perfect car. Michael Schumacher
Pete Rozelle used television to get the game to the American public by creating the Super Bowl and making it the biggest sporting event in the world. Will McDonough
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
First impressions matter more in basketball than in any other sport, and they can be savored only in person. Players can't hide behind pads or helmets, so we can stare at them, evaluate every move they make: running, jumping, walking, even ogling the cheerleaders. We can see every ripple and tattoo. If they're lazy, we can tell. Bill Simmons
I've never really understood the criticism that climbing is inherently selfish, since it could equally be argued about virtually any other hobby or sport. Is gardening selfish? Alex Honnold
Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment. Avery Brundage
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 missed the Olympic team in 1996 - missed making the team. I tried to make a comeback in my sport, and soon after the Olympic trials, Johann Olav Koss, who is a Norwegian speed-skater, called me up and asked me to be a part of Olympic Aid. Now Olympic Aid is Right to Play. It's a wonderful, narrow focus. Summer Sanders
Growing up, around the dinner table my father and I didn't talk sports. We talked business. Jared Kushner
Before Huey was 5, I could take him to work with me. Now, though, he has sports and lessons and friends, and it's not fair to remove him from his whole life. Marg Helgenberger
With athletes, it's never fully understood the level to which we push ourselves. Especially in an endurance sport. Clara Hughes
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. Satchel Paige
In real life I am a bit of a tomboy. I like the footy and sports. I am more comfortable in running gear than I am in heels, because I usually trip up in them. Anna Hutchison
Making movies was more a reaction to not being chosen for sports. Other kids were out there playing at whatever; I was off making something blow up and filming it, or making a mould of my sister's head using alginating plaster. J. J. Abrams
It's become another dimension to who I am. I don't think Sports Illustrated is going to be wanting me. But who cares? I'm at a different place in my life. Cindy Crawford
Professional sports are something they can't control. Troy Vincent
If the Age of Sport has been all champagne and roses hitherto, then expect our love affair with its newly-acquired prominence to become increasingly tainted by scandals about cheating. Sport is losing its shine and allure. Martin Jacques
He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young and has great elasticity. Nick Faldo
I've dated athletes before but it's too tough because we have the same job, we deal with the same problems and both do a very selfish sport. Tyson Gay
I think money in general hurts all sports. Will McDonough
I love snowboarding. It's probably my favorite sport. I love sitting on top of the mountain and the snow falling and that silence, that snow silence. That's, like, a very peaceful, happy place for me. Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
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
Japan had the big earthquake in 2011, and the Olympics will be a good opportunity to bring strength to the people of the Tohoku region - and also to show everyone around the world that Japan is doing fine again. These are messages we have to convey through the power of sport. Kohei Uchimura
There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen. Rio Ferdinand
You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball. Bobby Knight
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
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
From 17 to 21, I was obsessed by sport and art. In art, I loved the pre-Raphaelites and Rembrandt first. Then I discovered Salvador Dali, and it was like finding something I already knew. Anthony Browne
I would like to do a sports movie. Sean Durkin
Football is only once a week. NASCAR is once a week. Those sports are insanely popular. Horse racing is oversaturated. Unless tracks cut back to three days a week of full fields, a lot of people will really hurt down the road. Horse racing, to survive, has to go to that. Let's face it: Churchill Downs only does well on Derby Week. Rick Pitino
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
The true value of sport is more than the skills that young people learn. Thomas Menino
Sporting culture is needed where marks are given to students for sports in schools, jobs are assured for sportsperson, and sponsors are willing to support them through rough times. Gagan Narang
Some boys accepted me, some didn't. And my family had comments made to them. Brazil is still a very macho society, and sports are mainly for boys, so people would say to them: 'What is this girl doing? Why is she always out there in the soccer games with the boys?' Marta
Sporting events like the Olympics have developed and maintained a clear message of promoting gender equality as an essential criterion in the success of any international event. Richard Attias
Ruth was probably the greatest athlete to perform in any sport. Never has there been anybody like him. George Steinbrenner
In football, it's the ultimate team sport. You have to have good people around you as a quarterback for things to happen. Warren Moon
Sport and life is about losing. It's about understanding how to lose. Lynn Davies
I was so tired of playing tennis, so tired of traveling, of hotels, everything related to this sport. Thomas Muster
I think team sports probably teach you more about giving - about being unselfish and being flexible. Chris Evert
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
I love sports. I've played basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, track and field growing up. Michael B. Jordan
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
My first love is the sport, and it will always be my priority. Linford Christie
My favorite sports movies, I like 'Remember the Titans' and 'Hoosiers' Jimmy Chitwood, from the corner. Shaun Alexander
I believe God created sports for a good reason. It's recreation. It's something that we enjoy. It teaches us a lot as well... I believe God is a sports fan. Luke Scott
You cannot win if you cannot run. Hank Stram
Fighting in the air is not a sport. It is scientific murder. Eddie Rickenbacker
Amateurism is the strongest form of discrimination in sports. Because it discriminates against the underprivileged, it discriminates against the poor. If we want sports to go back to the wealthy, let's make it amateur again. Carl Lewis
I love sporting events and popcorn and pizza and being outside, like at a baseball or football game. I love amusement parks, going to ride roller coasters. Carrie Underwood
The time leading up to the 1996 Olympics was the most demanding and stressful of my career. The sport I had loved so much was slowly becoming a nightmare as I trained with Bela and Marta Karolyi the summer before the Olympics. Dominique Moceanu
While receiving radiation treatment for a thyroid illness, I had refused to take beta-blockers - a medication that would have eased its side effects - because they were deemed illegal by the sport's governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations. Gail Devers
The world of extreme sports is also one of big business. Kids might think that snowboarding is the ultimate freedom, but this freedom is being marketed to them by commercial sponsors. Lucy Walker
Most remember the groundbreaking first in sports; few remember the third or fourth to follow in those tracks. That's not downplaying anyone's achievements but rather recognizing that there comes a time when simply being there is no longer good enough for the record books. LZ Granderson
Many of those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom have come through the wrestling ranks. We need to honor them and win this decision to have wrestling - the world's oldest sport - remain a part of the most prestigious athletic competition in the world, the Olympics. Dan Gable
My heroes, I couldn't imagine them practicing. Like Bob Dylan, you know? Bob Dylan's a very, very good guitar player, but it's like he's trying to hide it. I always loved this attitude. When you're very good... it's like being an athlete - and I always hated sports! Laurent Brancowitz
When a man wants to relax, he will slob out and really relax. Or he will pursue a hobby - anything from building models to watching sport. Julie Burchill
The integration of a headgear in professional boxing would do so much to make it safer for young men. They could go into the sport, make a lot of money and then come out and be good grandfathers. George Foreman
I hate it when politics play too large part in the sport. Jacques Villeneuve
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
The mind is absolutely instrumental in achieving results, even for athletes. Sports psychology is a very small part, but it's extremely important when you're winning and losing races by hundredths and even thousandths of a second. Michael Johnson
Mantle didn't want to stick out, but he did. He didn't wish to be treated as special, but he was. He was uncomfortable being the center of attention, but he was the centerfielder for the most famous franchise in sports. Jane Leavy
Cheerleading gave me a love of sports, which I brought to the Senate. I can talk to the good ol' boys about college sports because I follow it like they do. Kay Bailey Hutchison
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
I think that kids aren't even exploring the option of sports anymore, and they don't even know what they could do. Allyson Felix
I don't know if comedy is a male sport. I always wondered that. Maya Rudolph
My deep dark secret is that I was a nerd in school. I liked the theater. I liked to study. I wasn't very good at sports. Rob Lowe
I was so afraid to make mistakes and get reprimanded by my coaches that the joy of the sport started slipping away. Dominique Moceanu
I was a jock, hardcore sports all the way down the line, but I heard that if you auditioned for this arts school, you got time off school, and that sounded good to me. Jake Epstein
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
I grew up as a sports fan, and I know that a hall of fame is very different than an award for being the best of the year. It's a nod to the longevity of our accomplishment. Chuck D
Surely, sport is not fundamentally about the safety of athletes. If it were, we'd probably have to ban professional football, right after boxing. Alice Dreger
Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of a mainstream popular sport. Magnus Carlsen
Isn't cricket supposed to be a team sport? I feel people should decide first whether cricket is a team game or an individual sport. Sachin Tendulkar
Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe about five total minutes. Dan Rather
Sports life is very short. Sergei Bubka
People need to take as much interest in other sports as they take in cricket, and that's where we come across a vicious cycle of performance, sponsorship, recognition, jobs and TV visibility. It's a typical chicken-and-egg story; each one is directly related to the other without an answer for what comes first. Gagan Narang
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
My childhood ambition was to be an Olympic swimmer like my aunt, but that died a quick death when I discovered other sports. I swam very competitively till I was 15, then I swam for fun until I was 18. But athletics remain a very big part of my life. Teddy Sears
The thing about sport, any sport, is that swearing is very much part of it. Jimmy Greaves
I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport. Todd Barry
Comedy has sort of been my life-long obsession. I literally obsessed over comedy. I really didn't play sports - for me it was just comedy, computers and chess club; those were my big things. Chris Hardwick
It's our responsibility for the village to say, 'Hey we're going to create these programs,' whether it's sports, creative arts, music, we need some things to give young people positive things to do, and that's including jobs. Common
I was a sports fan long before I had any interest in film-making. Asif Kapadia
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
I played a lot of sports when I was a kid so I get in that ballgame mindset of being really, really respectful, but at same time saying to yourself, 'Don't back down a single inch, hang with these guys if you can.' If they throw it high and tight you have to stand in there, you can't take yourself out of that moment. Michael Keaton
Many sports, not just football, have kind of the macho meathead mentality where innovation is almost frowned upon. Lawrence Jackson
I don't ride a sport bike. If I'm riding a sport bike and trying to do tricks, and going 200 miles down the highway, that's probably pretty stupid. But when you're riding a Harley or a chopper, and you're riding with a group of people and you're not on the highway and you're cruising, you're relaxing. Ben Roethlisberger
When I create a sports costume, I remember that it must not look - how do you say? - 'bedraggled.' Jean Patou
I haven't watched that much TV, to be honest. To be honest, I don't watch that many films anymore - partly because I don't have time; secondly, because I watch a lot of sports, and I love watching sports. Mads Mikkelsen
We might not make what athletes in other sports make, but we have greater longevity and we do have certain freedoms to do things they can't do. Like stay home one week and play the next week. David Duval
I love sports and I love sports movies. James Van Der Beek
I've stayed calm when I'm winning and I've stayed calm when I've lost. Tennis is a sport where we have a lot of tournaments every week, so you can't celebrate a lot when you have big victories, and you cannot get too down when you're losing, as in a few days you'll be in the next tournament and you'll have to be ready with that. Rafael Nadal
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
Baseball was the darling of all sports back then. Marion Motley
There's discussion in athletics about how sport - where they say 'SportsCenter' has ruined the fundamentals of basketball because it's - it only applauds dunks and three point shots and blocks, and I think, you know, the cable news has done the same thing for politics. Dan Pfeiffer
I'm a filmmaker and I'm proud of the movies I've made. But in the background of my life I was also very involved in the creation of the sport. Joel Silver
Paralympic sport and other disability sport can and should be celebrated in its own right. Stella Young
The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior. J. Philippe Rushton
I'm not a big sports fan, but I love it when they 'slam dunk.' That's sexy. Emma Bunton
Fighting is a very emotionally draining sport. I don't want to waste time on drama beforehand. Holly Holm
My mom devised a plan to get me out of the house and gave me the choice between ballet or skating. She knew both of those sports were time-consuming and would keep me busy with hours of practice. Ashley Wagner
The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass. Martin Mull
I started modeling when I was about 2 or 3 years old; I started with Baby Guess, and I did Guess Kids, and that was the extent of my modeling career as a kid. I took all of my elementary, middle and high school years off to focus on school and sports. Gigi Hadid
My policy was just to give good things for sports in my region. Sergei Bubka
When I was in school, sport was given utmost importance. I think it's fantastic for character building, for team playing, and I think it's a great profile for a nation. One in every six people on Earth is an Indian, and I look forward to the day when we can compete with the heavyweights of the sporting world and do well in the medal tally. Abhishek Bachchan
Downhill track sports like luge are technology battles, as exciting as a NASCAR qualifying day. Alex Berenson
Most of the cricketers are doing side businesses apart from playing the sport, so why should I be left behind. I feel there is a lot of money in making films, and since Punjabi cinema is doing good, this is a lucrative option for me. Harbhajan Singh
I think the Winter Olympics are definitely on a smaller scale than the summer games, but with the inclusion of cool new sports like slope style skiing and snowboarding, it is going to breathe new life into them and attract a whole new crowd. Nick Goepper
I don't gamble at all, all my life. I am only interested in sports. Stanley Ho
Swimming is probably the ultimate of burnout sports. It's ironic because millions of people who swim as their regular exercise love the meditation aspect of it; you don't wind up with any orthopedic injuries. But when you swim at a world class level for hours and hours - the loneness of the long distance runner. Diana Nyad
In digital world, sport provides opportunity to bring people together. Edwin Moses
In America, we have three major sports - baseball, football and basketball. They get the most coverage. Then there's things like golf which mop up most of what is left. But track and field? We are way at the bottom of the totem pole. Maurice Greene
Though sporting a hideous mustache is in no way comparable to the physical pain and mental suffering men with these diseases endure, Movember still forces participants to challenge their manhood on a daily basis. Growing a moustache for men's cancer isn't as feel-good an activity as running a marathon for a cure. David Sax
For me it's a simple sport and a simple way to live these seven or eight years of maximum sport. Fernando Alonso
Men are domineering in rural Haryana, and that shows in sport, too. Saina Nehwal
L.A. is so focused on TV and film that theater is kind of an arcane sport. People look at you like you're doing something cute. Israel Horovitz
I remember being, like, 5 years old, and my dad took me to a Yankees-Mets game. My dad had me on his shoulders and taught me one of the most important lessons about sports. He said, 'Jesse, just remember one thing, the Mets suck.' Jesse McCartney
I always separated sports and my personal life. Carl Lewis
The stance I took was there is no room for racial bias anywhere in sports. I believe that was basically all I said about it. Certainly I was cast as an abolitionist. Death threats came. Hate mail came. Barry Larkin
Think about it - pro wrestling as an Olympic sport would be pretty cool. Look at figure skating or gymnastics - what is it? It's a choreographed performance that is judged. Chris Jericho
Wrestling is ballet with violence. Jesse Ventura
Life is about timing. Carl Lewis
I am just enjoying what cricket has given me. In sports, it's obviously really important for all of us to remain fit - and health is wealth, so health comes with the sport. Harbhajan Singh
I learned a long time ago from when I did 'Seinfeld' never to take anything seriously, and to be part of the joke is the best way to show what a good sport I was. Marlee Matlin
I hate sport. I like girlie things. Louise Nurding
As a father, I believe that involving children in sports at a young age is generally, a wise proposition. I believe that healthy competition is... well... healthy; that sporting events foster a spirit of teamwork that far surpasses the events themselves; and that active participation keeps children moving and is good for their self-esteem. Naveen Jain
It is not up to me whether I win or lose. Ultimately, this might not be my day. And it is that philosophy towards sports, something that I really truly live by. I am emotional. I want to win. I am hungry. I am a competitor. I have that fire. But deep down, I truly enjoy the art of competing so much more than the result. Apolo Ohno
I come from great stock. I didn't come from money. My parents both worked really hard to keep food on the table and give my sister and me opportunities to play sports and see what we were good at. Rickie Fowler
Basketball is my favorite sport, and I'm also a very passionate football fan. Abhishek Bachchan
Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball. James Patrick Murray
BMX is kind of a big guy sport, you know. Donny Robinson
These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it. Charles Barkley
The mental aspect of golf is what makes golf such a great sport. Johnny Miller
I'm a visual thinker, really bad at algebra. There's others that are a pattern thinker. These are the music and math minds. They think in patterns instead of pictures. Then there's another type that's not a visual thinker at all, and they're the ones that memorize all of the sports statistics, all of the weather statistics. Temple Grandin
Football is a sport of paradox. It requires reaction, not reflection. Yet you must use your mind to calculate, to anticipate - to think and not think at the same time. Dhani Jones
Once you become an owner of a team, you get so much more into the sport and you can't help it. So I really love NFL football now to the degree of following it much more than I did previously. Paul Allen
Maybe a day will come when we may have to just put on a pair of glasses and see sports events. Kapil Dev
All the minor sports injuries you acquire over the years begin to multiply like flies when you get over 70. Peter O'Toole
For reasons that baffle me still, my high school sports coaches put me in the first division of the rugby, cricket, and soccer teams. Hamish Bowles
Public scandals are America's favorite parlor sport. Learning about the flaws and misdeeds of the rich and famous seems to satisfy our egalitarian yearnings. Robert Dallek
There are certain things that I always dreamed of, like fighting in the UFC. There's just certain things that I feel like haven't been accomplished there. There's such great women coming up in the sport; seems like a wonderful time to be in women's MMA. Gina Carano
But I was very much into sports when I was a child. Eva Herzigova
When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up. It's like the Constitution, which says separate church and state. You have to separate mind and body. Bill Lee
I was always very different from the other kids. I have an I.Q. of 156. I didn't play sports. I thought big. I thought I could achieve great things. I don't want to sound megalomaniac, but my whole life is about doing something for the world, from as far back as I can remember. Chade-Meng Tan
Yeah, I miss it. You don't just break off a friendship you've had with a sport, and with all those you've met all over the country. We've got some friends, some very close friends, and you just sit back and think how fortunate you were having a career like that. And, actually, there's nothing in the game of baseball that hasn't happened to me. Lou Boudreau
A lot of people like to think that golf is a lazy man's sport. Or it's a rich man's sport, or it's a sport that they can't be involved in. Shia LaBeouf
I wasn't really a work-conscious type of person. I was a player. I loved to play sports. Michael Jordan
The goal for the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation is to give kids an opportunity to be involved in sports and hopefully learn some lessons along the way. We want to put them in a safe environment, help them if they need it and maybe they will get a scholarship to a school because of the skills that they learn. Sport is just a starting point. Martina Navratilova
All pro sports, as well as the NCAA, should thank God every day we have sports betting here... We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games. Meyer Lansky
I actually ended up in fashion as opposed to sport because I needed the money. And it turned out that it tapped all my skills. Peter Nygard
In one respect, it's easier to open a restaurant in New York because you get more media attention than anywhere else. Almost everyone will try a new place once, irrespective of the reviews, because it's a spectator sport. Danny Meyer
When we started in the early '60s, football had a little bit of a tradition. But, they didn't have a mythology. And NFL Films, through our music and our scripts and our photography, created a mythology for the sport. Steve Sabol
If you're not the brightest or if you're not great at sports, or if you're not artistic, then you've got to find a way to make your mark; otherwise you're just this tiny little insignificant dot. I didn't want to be insignificant, so I made people laugh. Sharon Horgan
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
I like comedy as a group sport. Maya Rudolph
Like the rabid fans of sports, the same goes for fans and their actors, TV shows and movies. You love what you love, and it bonds you with others who love the same thing. Kristoffer Polaha
The word 'geek' today does not mean what it used to mean. A geek isn't the skinny kid with a pocket protector and acne. There can be computer geeks, video game geeks, car geeks, military geeks, and sports geeks. Being a geek just means that you're passionate about something. Olivia Munn
I don't want to return to the past. I don't yearn for when I was 18 years old. I was in high school then. I had acne. I had a terrible hairdo. I'm sure I was sporting polyester pants. Joe Scarborough
I don't mind the sparkle - I think it's kind of a tradition in skating. I don't think the men really need sparkles, but for the women it's part of the glamour of our sport. Kristi Yamaguchi
I'm not a huge fan of improv theater or improv sports or whatever, because it still just looks like a tool. It looks like a technique to me. John Michael Higgins
We don't swim for the attention. We don't swim to be rock stars. There is something beautiful about being in an anonymous sport and being fairly anonymous. It enables you do something you love without any of the other effects. Aaron Peirsol
I don't have the insight with the Longhorns that I do with the two teams that I own, but as a fan and reading the sports pages, I'm bullish about the Longhorns. Tom Hicks
Our country's growing obsession with organized sports isn't just hurting our children, but also our communities. As play is siphoned off to gyms and fields, fewer kids are playing in our streets, parks, and playgrounds. Darell Hammond
For watching sports, I tend to drink Guinness; early evenings always begin well with a Grey Goose and tonic with plenty of lime; and on a cold winter's night, there's nothing quite like a glass of Black Maple Hill... an absolute peach of a bourbon. Martin Bashir
I'm a football fan, a sports fan, a fan of competition. Matthew McConaughey
85% of all video we watch is pre-recorded, so you can set your system to download it all the time. You're still going to need live television for certain things - like news, sporting events and emergencies - but increasingly it is going to be almost like the iPod, where you download content to look at later. Vint Cerf
Bringing more large sporting events to Africa would help the continent develop sports policies and at the same time optimize its peoples' chances of achieving competitive success. Richard Attias
I like watching baseball on TV. I love watching all the sports. Bradley Steven Perry
I have never cared especially for outdoor sports and have no desire to excel at tennis, swimming, or golf. I'll leave those things to the men. Marilyn Monroe
You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. Michael Phelps
The power of a sports team in a community it's almost indescribable. Wendell Pierce
Golf in India is considered an elite sport. It is not possible for everyone to play in private courses. We need to give opportunities to all who want to play the sport. And for that, we need public golf courses. Jeev Milkha Singh
It sounds like a cliche, but it... you do sing about what you know about. And I grew up in a small town, and I grew up in a place where your whole world revolved around friends, family, school, and church, and sports. Kenny Chesney
Not every child is cut out for an individual sport. Chris Evert
The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn't. Greg Louganis
I got to direct a human interest sports drama - to this day, one of my proudest achievements in my career and a source of undying pride. Bill Paxton
The Olympic Games are always in the head of every sports athlete. We work for that. The Olympics are the most important race. They're each four years, and everybody wants to show their best performance. Tina Maze
Believe it or not, I worked four summers in college as a sports writer covering baseball for a parks and rec department in Bayonne, N.J. George R. R. Martin
Everyone has those times when you feel like you don't fit in. Everyone struggles to a certain extent with being cool and popular, but I never really let it affect me. I played sports and did theater, and school was really important to me. I had fun in high school. Spencer Boldman
A significant piece of the wealth that the NFL owners garner is a result of the enormous TV revenues they get - and those revenues are supported by a legislatively granted exemption from the antitrust laws that has been made applicable to sports leagues, primarily the NFL. Eliot Spitzer
The entire existence of the NFL - and of football at any level, for all of that - rests on whether or not the game can keep fooling itself, and its paying fan base, that it is somehow superior to boxing and to the rest of our modern blood sports. Charlie Pierce
I like sports, and swimming is my favorite. Doing physical exercises keeps one fit and healthy and helps one work more efficiently. I think we all need to strike a balance between work and relaxation. This can keep us energetic and help us do our job better. Xi Jinping
You see so many different personalities and mind-sets in the world of sports, just like you do with actors. Marc Blucas
Acting is a sport - especially working with Mark Rylance. There is competition involved. I have to be muscular, challenging, get audiences on side. It's extraordinary how Globe audiences join in - it's like competing at an event - I love it. Samuel Barnett
It's always good to bat at the top, where you get more opportunities, but sometimes crucial 30s and 40s can be very helpful for the team. Ultimately it is a team sport. Personal records don't matter much if your team ends up on the losing side. Suresh Raina
I think that, generally, you need to live with your sport 24 hours a day. Sergei Bubka
Sports fans have been mistreated for a long time. They have overpaid for inferior food and they have had poor service. Dave Checketts
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
As a sophomore, I wanted to play varsity in three sports. And I accomplished that. It was a great feat that year, and something I held special. I wanted to bring a championship team to Oceanside High School, and it happened. It was a great year that I will never forget. Junior Seau
As an actor, acting is like playing a sport. You do this thing that's intangible, and while it's happening, it's great. But then when it's done, there's really no tangible product. Someone else is capturing it and turning it into something tangible. Chris Evans
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
We may train or peek for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport. Alberto Salazar
Maybe because I am from a sports background, I don't give up easily. I am a fighter. Deepika Padukone
The key to any good sports story is identifying the defining moment. In football games or a boxing match, it's usually pretty obvious. But in golf, sometimes it happens on Thursday. Usually it's Sunday, but guys who don't know the game, they can miss it. Dan Jenkins
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
Life must continue, even with the security situation so bad, because I have ambitions. I love this sport too much. Dana Hussein
I always look back to my first Olympic medal in 2004 in Athens. I was very new to the sport, and it was my first big win at the Olympics. Allyson Felix
We have never seen a sport as a business, and we have this great passion for football. QPR are not a trophy asset. If we had wanted a trophy asset, there were more glamorous clubs we could have bought. Amit Bhatia
I like a deep sports massage - a casual beating up. I try to get them whenever I can, usually more if I'm getting in shape for a role. Chris Pine
It feels silly to watch endless hours of winter sports every four years, when we never watch them any other time, and we don't even understand the rules, which doesn't stop us from scoring everyone, every run, every skate, every race. Jill Lepore
I think it's good for sports cars to be united, to be just one. I think it's good for the fans. When you have two different series, fans don't know which way to go, when you only have one I think it's good for the sport. Juan Pablo Montoya
I have to confess I'm addicted to Sky Sports News. Just the music can pull me in. And then whether it's badminton in the Czech Republic, snail pushing or mole hopping, I'm hooked. Andrew Buchan
I don't look at football as a violent, barbaric sport. It's a very spiritual sport, especially for someone facing the challenges during a game: the fear of failure, the fear of getting too big an ego, of making a mistake and everybody criticizing you. Troy Polamalu
There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball. Bill Veeck
I'll let the racket do the talking. John McEnroe
The situation in disability sport is growing, and girls like Ellie Cole are doing wonders. Natalie du Toit
We all know that Americans love their statistics - in sport, obviously. And in finance too. Evan Davis
You know that a given in life in human nature, is that at a sporting event, a baseball game, a football game, you never introduce a politician, is because he'll be booed. I don't care if he's the most beloved person in the world, its part of the game. Mark Russell
I've been around tennis, and I have a feeling for the sport. I still play tennis, and I can still do a lot of harm to a lot of people. Oleg Cassini
By the time I was 8 years old, sports had pretty much taken over my life. Michael Bergin
Political columnists and sports pundits are rewarded for being overconfident. Daniel Kahneman
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
So nonetheless given the importance that was placed on sport in Australia, I wanted to be part of that scene, particularly since I had felt very strongly in my early schooling being marginalised even in the Catholic school. Thomas Keneally
Sport and health are so important to our nation that they deserve to be right at the front of people's minds. Daley Thompson
I used to sports gamble a lot and I was getting killed on that but then I found poker and really enjoyed it. But it was a hobby more than anything else. I played it every day but only on pretty small stakes. Chris Moneymaker
I think that it's perhaps harder to learn from victory than it is from defeat. I think that we don't want defeat. We don't want defeat in sport. We don't want defeat in life. How are we going to be beaten? All right. We have to deal with those things. What's going to cause us to lose the game, whatever the game might be? Bobby Knight
The first thing I learned in boxing is to not get hit. That's the art of boxing. Execute your opponent without getting hit. In sports school, we were putting our hands behind our backs and having to defend ourselves with our shoulders, by rolling, by moving round the ring, moving out feet. Wladimir Klitschko
Tension is the greatest curse in sport. I've never had any tension. You give the best you have - you win or lose. What's the difference if you give all you've got to give? Chief Bender
People say the seats at sporting events are too small. My response is, 'That's why we're trying to work on the size of your rear end!' Mick Cornett
These 'Sports Illustrated' people, they know how to hold a secret. Bar Refaeli
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
All sports should get support from the government and corporate bodies. Saina Nehwal
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
I think a big part of our attraction to sport movies are the stories contained within the sports. Rachel Griffiths
Back in the day you wanted your albums to have a theme, and 'Sports' theme was really a collection of singles. It was really a record for its time. Huey Lewis
I work out, I play sports, I go to concerts. Angie Everhart
Acting is like a sporting match; a tennis game, but no one should win or lose. The game's the thing! Jon Polito
Sport can bring communities together and can release a lot of pent-up emotions. Ian Botham
A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport. Pierre de Coubertin
With my parents, when I was younger, I always had to do two things. If I was acting, I always had to do a sport or something on the arts side of things along with that. That way, if one fell apart, I always had something else to fall back on. Kaley Cuoco
Guys like Josh Gordon need to stay in his sport and mind his own business. Kyrie Irving
Someone who wants to write should make an effort to write a little something every day. Writing in this sense is the same as athletes who practice a sport every day to keep their skills honed. Anita Desai
I pick projects according to how fascinating they are to me, and it has resulted in a broad reach. My records are actually in five different sports: balloons, airplanes, airships, gliders, and sailboats. Steve Fossett
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'm playing right now a role, and the role is called the 'Heavyweight Champion of the World.' And it takes all of the time. And I love this role, and it takes a lot of attention for me for the sport, and I just don't want to lose the title, so that's why I have to stay focused and not become an actor. Wladimir Klitschko
I don't think on-demand brings anything extra to sports. Ted Sarandos
Sacrifice counts for a lot in sport. From a young age, I couldn't do the normal things that the boys of my age get to do. Maybe you have a nice car or a nice house, but at times you just want to be a normal guy and you can't. Mario Balotelli
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. Bobby Unser
I tried all kinds of sports when I was a kid, like soccer and tennis and golf, and, in fact, started skating to be able to play hockey. Patrick Chan
There's nothing masculine about being competitive. There's nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do, nor is there anything wrong with it. I don't know why a female athlete has to defend her femininity just because she chooses to play sports. Rebecca Lobo
When you're representing a sport, people are more likely to judge and comment as, unlike other fields, sport permits every viewer to participate to a certain level. Vijender Singh
If someone were to actually come to one of our training sessions, there's lots of flipping and sweating and crying and blood going on all over the place. I mean, if that doesn't qualify it as a sport, then I don't know what does. Meryl Davis
I've done a lot of training in martial arts. I started out in warring tempo, I did sports jujitsu, and I've also practiced extreme martial arts. Booboo Stewart
As a kid I was fascinated with sports, and I loved sports more than anything else. The first books I read were about sports, like books about Baseball Joe, as one baseball hero was called. Robert Jay Lifton
The great thing about sports is you constantly have to prove yourself. You constantly have to go out there and do it, day in and day out. Grant Hill
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
I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports. Richard Nixon
Sometimes people say that coach is a winner, but everyone wants to win. You must know how to behave in victory and in defeat, to look after what is our sport, football. Vicente del Bosque
Anybody can be a runner... We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport. Bill Rodgers
I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. 'Action sport' would be the least offensive categorization. Tony Hawk
Detroit - and I'm not blowing smoke at anybody - is probably the greatest fan sports town in the country. They'll support anything. William Clay Ford, Sr.
I've always had an interest in sports across the board. Gabrielle Union
We are essentially in the business of telling stories. We would like to think that most of our stories are basically human stories with sports as a backdrop. Bryant Gumbel
Soccer is the most widely played sport in the U.S. Rabih Alameddine
You have to list all your special skills on a form when you get an agent. There's fencing, stage combat, horse riding, motorbike riding, Spanish, French, German, whatever. I just ticked everything. I talk about 10 languages according to that form. I even ticked the extreme sports box. Isla Fisher
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
I would say my first golf memory was asking who Arnold Palmer was when he was always on the Pennzoil commercials. When I was a little kid I watched a lot of sports, but I didn't watch a lot of golf, and this guy was always on a tractor. Mike Greenberg
I won't have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can't see being competitive in sports any more. Michael Jordan
Pennant races drain the energy from the best of them. Old-fashioned baseball races are to me the most grueling daily test in any sport. Gotta keep coming out, every day, in the face of looming disaster. George Vecsey
It is just a crazy life as a sportsman. My daughter, Sam, wants to go into tennis, and I tell her, 'No, you don't want to go into professional sport.' Ernie Els
Televisa is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and the steps we have taken, which extend the tenure of our exclusive access to Televisa's premium Spanish-language telenovelas, sports, sitcoms, reality series, news programs and feature films, put Univision in a stronger competitive position. Randy Falco
I wasn't into sports when I was younger. I was one of those kids who always tried to get a note from the doctor to say I had a cold so I didn't have to go play hockey in bad weather and be miserable. Eliza Doolittle
Some religious guys in sports give the impression, 'I've got something you don't have.' George Vecsey
I'm reverent toward my sources. History is a team sport, and references are how you support your teammates. Rick Perlstein
I've got four brothers, so with them and all our friends we had these sports parties in the basement. We'd play basketball, mini-sticks, baseball in the backyard, football, whatever it was. We were busy 24/7. Rob Gronkowski
Some anthems are great for sports. You've got the Russian national anthem... 'O Canada,' how wonderful is that for hockey... but I chose the Italian national song because at my first World Cup, I saw the Italians play four times, and they won all four times - they won the championship. George Vecsey
I had spindly little ankles, and growing up in Canada, I couldn't skate. I was no good at any sports so was very much a pariah through those adolescent years. Neil Peart
I love the UFC. I love it. If they had had that back when I was coming up, in 1966, it would have been my sport. Man, I love it. And you know what? Nobody would have pulled the rope-a-dope on me. George Foreman
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 wanted to play sports my whole life. That's all I really wanted to do. David Boreanaz
We penalize and suspend players for making contact with the head while checking, in an effort to reduce head injuries, yet we still allow fighting. We're stuck in the middle and need to decide what kind of sport do we want to be. Either anything goes and we accept the consequences, or take the next step and eliminate fighting. Steve Yzerman
In Cuba we use our champions to promote the sport. Alberto Juantorena
We're taking sports too far and starting kids too early. Darell Hammond
At school, I would read the City pages before I read the sports pages. Lloyd Dorfman
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
One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won't have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it. Hunter S. Thompson
I was, and am, a frustrated filmmaker and film student, and my passion and love for movies was so broad that, in the earlier part of my career, I stumbled into doing 'Sports Night' and was a comedy director. Alex Graves
Every NBA player, every athlete, I think once you get to this level in life, whether you have kids or you're about to have kids, understands that this is so much bigger than this sport. Allan Houston
I never really did sports growing up. Maybe that's why they intrigue me. The technology that goes into that clothing is steps ahead, so it's always been something I look towards. Alexander Wang
If I was involved with the NFL, I'd seriously consider adopting some of the rules used in Canada. I've heard, unofficially, of course, some NFL club owners have talked about adding a feature or two. The NFL went for the two-point conversion. Professional sport is entertainment, and the CFL, I believe, is ahead of the NFL in that regard. Pat Gillick
That's what Major League Baseball's steroid scandal was all about, the hidden harm in competitive sports that sends the wrong message to the young. Suzanne Fields
I decided to create a sports club during the Soviet times. It was my dream. Sergei Bubka
Can you be a nicer gentleman, or a better man for your sport or your kids than Joe Paterno? Pete Rose
I'm not married, and I don't have any kids, so sometimes I envy that end of things when I see a family vacation or people at the beach with their kids or at sporting events with their kids; you wonder, 'Is that a part of your life that you want to go into?' Kevin Connolly
The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people. Avery Brundage
I collect misspellings of my last name. Jame McRoy, McGros, Legras - it's become kind of a sport. James LeGros
Photography is a demanding action sport. The light can change so quickly. I often find myself sprinting so that I can catch the perfect light falling on a photogenic subject. Steven Pinker
Pitching is the art of instilling fear. Sandy Koufax
I played sports year around: basketball, soccer, softball and I ran track year around, from the time I was, like, six, seven. Gabrielle Union
Stephen A. Smith is the hardest-working man in sports show business. The ubiquitous basketball pundit appears on ESPN about 10 times a day as a regular on the show 'NBA Fastbreak,' a guest commentator on 'Sports Center,' and a pundit on 'ESPNEWS.' Stephen Rodrick
Baseball may be our national pastime, but the age-old tradition of taking a swing at Congress is a sport with even deeper historical roots in the American experience. Since the founding of our country, citizens from Ben Franklin to David Letterman have made fun of their elected officials. Evan Bayh
Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that's really about it. Fran Drescher
Growing up, if I hadn't had sports, I don't know where I'd be. God only knows what street corners I'd have been standing on and God only knows what I'd have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble. Bobby Orr
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. Mike Singletary
My job is my sport so I have to make sure that I stay focussed on it. I train almost every day so it takes up a lot of my life and you don't want to bring any new distractions into your life. Sally Pearson
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
When I was at AOL, I was always on the web media side while much of the company was focused on the ISP business. We focused on big categories like celebrities and sports, and we created brands around that category like AOL Celebrities, AOL Movies and Fanhouse. Jim Bankoff
I would probably say that being a commissioner in sports is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Landon Donovan
I had no interest in sports so I didn't make friends in that traditional way where kids are in public school and they go and they join clubs, and play sports. So I kind of had to find my own way to make friends and get attention and so I just was the class clown. Zach Braff
In 1964, when Lee Iacocca said, 'Shelby, I want you to make a sports car out of the Mustang,' the first thing I said was, 'Lee, you can't make a race horse out of a mule. I don't want to do it.' He said, 'I didn't ask you to make it; you work for me.' Carroll Shelby
My father-in-law and I always had great interest in Indian sport. At the Athens Olympics, watching the wrestling event, we started discussing the state of Indian sport - inadequate representation, lack of satisfactory results etc. We thought we should do something about it. Amit Bhatia
I was always the youngest person in class, skinny, scrawny, no good at sports. I asserted myself by being smart. But then I got to college and started to get C's and D's. That was fantastic. I no longer had to be the smartest person in the room. Douglas Coupland
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
Sports exact too harsh a toll on our beautiful women. Like engendered species, they should be protected, and instead, we exploit them and demand they fly too close to the sun for our amusement. We send them into the arena for an exhausting three-setter, an 18-hole playoff, a 200th lap. The burnout factor is insurmountable. Kevin Bleyer
Once you have selected a sport or a creative activity, the rules are pretty much the same. Bill Toomey
I'm not in this sport to say a guy can beat me. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
I feel this pang of regret whenever I watch sport; this sense that I will never play a big match again. David Beckham
How does one control weight? By not overeating. How does one stay in shape? One plays sports. There are no magic pills here. Vladimir Putin
I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. Gerald R. Ford
Here's what I just realized: A world in which sport at its best is not seen as some kind of art is a world that doesn't deserve any art. Tom Bissell
Soccer and ping-pong are my two favorite sports to play. Judah Friedlander
I only had one player in my 33 years of sports that couldn't be traded. He wore No. 23 - and 45 when he played baseball. Jerry Reinsdorf
I'm a huge sports fan. Marc Anthony
I get the feeling a lot of politicians are there to help themselves financially, first and foremost. I don't really need to do that, and I thought if I could do something for sport in Scotland, that would be really fulfilling. Gordon Strachan
To win in Australia, for me, has to be the ultimate success because the Aussies live for sport. Ian Botham
One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too exciting after a while. Mark Spitz
I have always liked running, so it wasn't particularly difficult to make it a habit. All you need is a pair of running shoes and you can do it anywhere. It does not require anybody to do it with, and so I found the sport perfectly fits me as a person who tends to be independent and individualistic. Haruki Murakami
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
Ever since I was young, I played sports. Gregg Sulkin
Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk. Grantland Rice
I love team sports - they give me something to focus on rather than the fact that I can't breathe or my muscles are aching. Sanjeev Bhaskar
I definitely try to live my life in a very fearless manner, but there are no other sports that you jump from a three-story building and land on your hands! Diving is a lot like life. You just have to trust in what you know and allow it to happen. Keshia Knight Pulliam
Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story. Casey Stengel
Badminton in Beijing is huge - it's one of their top three sports. Howard Bach
My family actually owns an MMA promotion company, so it's kind of a family deal. It's called Fight Sports Entertainment, and they throw amateur fights in California. Because of that, I've given my mom a lot of the fighters to fight in a show. Jonathan Lipnicki
It is a violent sport that we choose as men, and that we as parents allow our children to play. Troy Vincent
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
I love my homeland, but it's an absurd country. Politics in the Philippines is like spectator sports! Miguel Syjuco
Tennis is an individual sport, and I am quite a self-conscious person. Andy Murray
Yankee caps pop up all over the world, not as a statement of loyalty to that team, but as a symbol of - what? Winning 27 so-called World Series? Much of the world doesn't even play that sport. George Vecsey
I'll always be into sports. Sports is part of my life forever. My TV stays on ESPN all day long, I'm one of those. I don't even listen to music in the car; all I listen to is sports talk. Action Bronson
My family is more a sports family, and I figure skated for a very long time, so movement and how I relate to movement is very integral to my process. Uzo Aduba
Democracy is not a spectator sport, it's a participatory event. If we don't participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy. Michael Moore
Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion. Ernie Harwell
We should confine booing in sports arenas to sport. I love a good boo as much as the next football fan. Alastair Campbell
As far as oligarchs who acquire sports team abroad, and invest money abroad, I wouldn't treat this phenomenon as something bad. Vladimir Putin
I had grand visions of being in professional sports. But when reality set in, I went, 'Oh, OK. I'll just move to Hollywood and be an actor.' I didn't want to look back on my life and wonder, 'What if I had done this? Or I had done that?' Bailey Chase
I played a million different sports when I was growing up. I started when I was probably five or six, and we'd just go from activity to activity to activity. I think, finally, my parents just realized that we were missing something in our lives. They realized that it was time for us as a family to start going to church. Sam Bradford
My motto is, you have to get in a sport a day. Paul Walker
Sometimes when you've reached a peak experience, you look for other peak experiences... I'd always been interested in art. I was looking for other experiences outside of sports. Art was a form of expression I had always liked a great deal. Bob Beamon
We used to flock to watch gladiators, public torture and executions. In more recent times, our appetite for mortal violence has been sublimated in sports, photorealistic video games, film and literature. Kenneth Oppel
I am very proud to align myself with Miken - a brand known as an innovator and leader in the development of high performance sports equipment. Brett Hull
I like to follow my favorite team and talk sports with my band or fans. You won't believe how many musicians are sports fans. We have so much time on tour that we need these outlets for relaxation. Garth Brooks
Squash has been my life and I owe a lot to the sport. Jahangir Khan
I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog. Whitey Herzog
In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. Julia Child
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
I'm not getting involved in sports anymore, except on film. I'm not agile unless a camera's going. Dennis Christopher
My mom played every sport possible. My dad is 'extremely' competitive. You can't even play Ping-Pong with him. Kate Upton
OKCupid's model is almost entirely based on advertising, which is the way most online media is monetized these days, whether it's the news or whether it's sports, and we think online dating is going to evolve in the exact same way. Sam Yagan
If the government announced that it was going to allocate a vast tranche of education funding purely to the pupils at the best public schools, there would be a national outcry - and yet this is precisely what the Olympics represents in terms of sports funding. Will Self
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
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
Stunt performing is a highly structured career path - you have to gain qualifications in six different sports to a high standard. It takes four or five years and costs at least £20,000; a black belt in a martial art from scratch costs a fortune. Steve Truglia
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
Boxing was not the sport that I thought is was due to all the politics. Gerry Cooney
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
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick. George Leonard
Jet-skiing is my favorite water sport. Sharni Vinson
One afternoon when I was 9, my dad told me I'd be skipping school the next day. Then we drove 12 hours from Melbourne to Sydney for the Centenary Test, a once-in-a-lifetime commemorative cricket match. It was great fun - especially for a kid who was a massive sports fan. Hugh Jackman
A supermodel needed to be able to be on 'Sports Illustrated,' to be able to walk runways, to be able to do beauty ads, to be on covers. And the girls now can no longer be on covers and be in the ads because your actresses have taken over all the jobs. I don't know what happened, but we want our jobs back. Kim Alexis
I've got to be honest and say that, growing up, I wasn't a big sports guy, but I love the camaraderie. I just love people getting together, fighting for a team and getting super-emotional about it. Aaron Paul
Funding for sports (and the arts) are often the first things facing the chop in difficult times. Lucy Powell
When you train six to seven hours a day to be the best in your sport, you don't want that to be overlooked. I don't train for my looks. Jennie Finch
We're in a leadership position in sports. People look up to the National Football League. Roger Goodell
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out. Rodney Dangerfield
Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort. Pierre de Coubertin
If you see in sports at a super high level, people get hurt or have injuries when there isn't that pleasure, the true pleasure of the sport, when they're tired or demoralized or they're not quite focused. David Belle
Restaurants and chefs have become followed by such a broad swath of the public, in a way that used to be reserved for sports stars, movie stars, and theater actors. Restaurants are in the firmament of today's common culture. Danny Meyer
When you've won a gold medal and you're at the top of your sport, everyone's trying to beat you. I find that incredibly motivating. Hannah Kearney
Sports teaches you there is always a second innings in life. If you fail today, there's a second innings maybe two days later. Maybe there's another opportunity coming up three or six months later. If you look at mistake as learnings and commit never to make a same mistake again, then you actually get better with every mistake that you make. Harsha Bhogle
I'm a huge fan of wrestling, and I would like to see the position of women in the sport continue to improve, so if I can be a part of it, great. Ronda Rousey
The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature. Thorstein Veblen
I just love sport; I love competing. I'm obsessed by it, to be honest. I can accept losing, sure, no question, but it just drives me crazy. Just ask my wife. James Spithill
I did everything - I did newscasts, I did sports, I did dramas. Alex Trebek
And I watch 'Saturday Night Live' religiously, I have since I was a little boy. I watch it basically like one of my favorite sports teams. Ty Burrell
I used to play a lot of racket sports, tennis and squash. Jason Statham
I love sport as long as it's kept as an entertainment - not a meaning of life. David Icke
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
I grew up in Westlake Villiage, a suburb of L.A. There was a guy there who was a fighter and was like, 'I'll teach you to box.' I started a little bit of boxing, then it crossed over into jiu-jitsu. I was into it for a little while, but then I started doing basketball, baseball, team sports. Jonathan Lipnicki
I have been listening to sport and watching sport on the BBC since I was a tiny boy. Allan McNish
Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. Dave Barry
If you qualify for a World Cup and expect to get an easy group, you are in the wrong sport. It doesn't work like that. Tim Howard
I play sports. Josh Hutcherson
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
I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up. Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts. Mike Krzyzewski
All sports for all people. Pierre de Coubertin
I love the relays. Track is such an individual sport, so it's fun to do something together. Allyson Felix
With me, boxing's a beautiful sport. Nonito Donaire
Sport is one of the few spaces where people can learn about different cultures in a spirit of trust and friendship. Richard Attias
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
Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining. Ice Cube
I did all the right things in so many tournaments. But like I said, sometimes in sports it just goes the other way. Maybe you've already won so much that it evens it out a bit sometimes. I don't know. Roger Federer
When I was about 18, I started to think that I could have a long sporting career. Tora Berger
A political race today, even a primary, is $150 million. The whole political system has become obscene in terms of the absurd amount of money that is required to compete. Just put it on ESPN and call it a sporting event. Mike Huckabee
I am just like all the jerks and idiots you know. I am just a guy that watches sports all day. Brian McKnight
Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television. Bob Greene
Hockey's my favorite sport. Denis Leary
I do appreciate a woman who has a passion for sports and knows their stuff. Jerry Ferrara
The history of soccer is a sad voyage from beauty to duty. When the sport became an industry, the beauty that blossoms from the joy of play got torn out by its very roots. Eduardo Galeano
Within an ensemble, like in sports, if you do your little job, it makes everybody look good. Stephen Hunter
In Romania, of course, gymnastics is among the most popular sports, and my parents had a dream of escaping the Ceausescu regime and giving their child a better life. So they came to the United States and put me in gymnastics. Dominique Moceanu
'Madden' is all about speed, and the Falcons have it on both sides of the ball. I love playing sports games. I played my PlayStation so much, I pretty much wore it out. Carl Crawford
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
In my sport, we're measured in millimeters and fractions of millimeters. Matt Emmons
I'm a weird dichotomy of nerd, sports fan, and musical theater, so I'd love to do a superhero musical on Broadway. But all the good superheroes are claimed. Taran Killam
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 have a love-hate relationship with the Grammys because I don't see the music world as a competitive sport. James Taylor
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
You can't explain the feeling of singing hit songs to an audience - it's like being a genuine sports star at the peak of their powers. Rick Astley
Cricket is not a rational sport in India, and we go overboard. Harsha Bhogle
Cricket is a self-sustaining industry; but corporates need to realise that other sports don't have that luxury. This is the time when they need to invest, and keep the faith. Every sport has the potential to create world champions. Imagine India as a country full of world champions. Why imagine? Let's just make it happen. Gagan Narang
I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports. Julius Erving
Sports is the common denominator in the world that brings everyone together. If there's any one place in the world where there is equality, it is probably sports. That was something that didn't always exist. We've come a long way in sports. Why can't society use sports as a way to bring people together and create change? Stephen M. Ross
All equestrians, if they last long enough, learn that riding in whatever form is a lifelong sport and art, an endeavor that is both familiar and new every time you take the horse out of his stall or pasture. Jane Smiley
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
I was focused on athletics, outdoors, sports. Joe Namath
I told another ESPN friend here, I love all sports. I can't think of any I don't love. I've even come to appreciate cricket. Maybe I could play a sportswriter. I don't know. Anything in the sports realm is appealing. Sean Astin
The more people who come from abroad who played soccer and are brought up playing it and watching it, then come over to America and bring what they know and what they play, that's how the sport will grow. Claudio Reyna
A geek isn't the skinny kid with a pocket protector and acne. There can be computer geeks, video game geeks, car geeks, military geeks, and sports geeks. Being a geek just means that you're passionate about something. Olivia Munn
When a sports movie really works, it gets you on all levels, because the stakes are high. It's black and white. It's win or lose. Carla Gugino
Playing football and rugby is the Samoan sport. It's part of the conversation at church. It's part of the conversation in their barbershops, in the grocery stores. It's what everyone is aware of and familiar with. They take a lot of pride in the beating you can take in the course of that sport. Junior Seau
Having loved sport my whole life, competing in a Paralympics would be a dream come true. Heather Mills
That's one of the magical things about the Olympics, Team GB will have someone challenging in a sport that we've never watched and all of a sudden it'll be the biggest thing ever. Gary Lineker
The only thing wrong with the NBA - or any other professional sport, for that matter - is a wild epidemic of Dumbness and overweening Greed. There is no Mystery about it, and no need to change any rules. Hunter S. Thompson
If you can be a good role model for people, well, great. You try and live your sporting life and the rest of your life as well as you can, and if it's something that people admire, well, fantastic. I don't sit at home and think about it too much, though - there's plenty of other things in my life going on. Brian O'Driscoll
Sports and entertainment are the only places where inner-city kids see themselves being able to succeed. Their intellectual development is something they don't relate to. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Just like I find men who talk sports who don't really know sports annoying, I think men might find women who don't really have a true passion and knowledge of sports maybe not so attractive. Gabrielle Union
Selling an electric sports car creates an opportunity to fundamentally change the way America drives. Elon Musk
I do yoga every day, some sport, have a meal once a day, eat some fruit, and drink one glass of wine. And once a month I gather together my close friends. But my wife and I do not like conspicuous luxury. Bidzina Ivanishvili
I've played sports pretty much my whole life, and that teaches you how to work with anyone, whether you like that person or you don't, and whether you get along with them or you don't. The circumstances don't matter. Team work is part of life. Mehcad Brooks
When I was 20, I was living in the Alps, snowboarding and studying political science. I blew out my knee, and I began to realize my days in the sport were numbered; the reality was I would never be a pro. Cary Fukunaga
When you look at golf films before us they're all - garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can't beat him. Shia LaBeouf
ESPN has this problem with sports, it's impossible to fill 24 hours with sports programming so they have to resort to things like poker and arm wrestling tournaments. Drew Curtis
He's got an overall flair for the game. It looks to me like he really loves what he does and he can't wait to get up in the morning, go hit some balls and go play. Gary McCord
As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman. Lynn Davies
What is nice about this sport is that I am responsible for most everything. Sergei Bubka
It's been one of those things where anybody that's played a sport at the professional level, there's always a lot of challenges. And the one thing that's always been a constant for me is Jesus Christ and my faith - and just knowing that my walk with Christ is steadily going up. Tim Hudson
Pumping iron is not what it used to be. It doesn't have the personality it used to. When we started out, people who worked out had nothing. Now there is so much money involved; back then it was the love of the sport. We appreciated what we have. Today it's not the same. Lou Ferrigno
I'm a golfer, and what are the two sports you can do till you drop? Golf and surfing. They're great for you limber-wise, they're great for you health-wise, and they put you in sweet locations. Matthew McConaughey
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
I'm a huge NBA fan and watch many games each year. Following any sport is kind of bringing us back to our tribal roots. John Mackey
There are times when a sports figure doesn't deserve sympathy. Stephen Rodrick
The truth is, the sport of skiing takes so much effort, setting up and traveling with equipment, that you can only train for a certain number of days in the summer. Most of my peers ski between 40 to 60 days. I ski about 55 days. Julia Mancuso
In U.S. sports, you tend to be pretty strictly limited by the size of your team's market. When we heard that Villa was a club here that might be available, I had a strong feeling that a team in the West Midlands could be the chance to create something very special. Randy Lerner
I don't like any sport except boxing and bull fighting. David Bailey
In sports, I refused to do any interviews that were just going to become human-interest stories. Don't turn me into a tragic heroine. Aimee Mullins
Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book. Joe Frazier
I think that from the time you start playing sports as a child you see that your responsibility to your team is to play the best that you can play as an individual... and yet, not take anything away from being part of a team. Wayne Gretzky
When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman. Billie Jean King
The Olympic Games are always in the head of every sports athlete. We work for that. Tina Maze
I grew up doing a lot of extreme sports. Daniella Monet
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
I think if you're writing about cricket, you're obviously writing about power, because cricket is such a loaded sport, much more so than soccer. Joseph O'Neill
Sports are a microcosm of society. Billie Jean King
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. Ellen Page
What I love most about animation is, it's a team sport, and everything we do is about pure imagination. Jeffrey Katzenberg
I sort of always had an inkling towards some kind of an art form. I grew up in a very small town, and I just figure-skated. My dad played hockey and I was surrounded by sports, but it wasn't quite doing it for me. I wasn't totally fulfilled, and I did a lot of skating. Rachel McAdams
I have accomplished everything I set out to accomplish when I started playing the sport at 7. And probably even more. Sheryl Swoopes
I come from a sports family and my husband is a rugby player. Kirsty Gallacher
We are a global sport. I mean, golf is obviously played all around the world. But when you have your National Championship, of course, everybody in America is rooting for an American. Paula Creamer
But as a practical matter, Detroit's the sports city in the country. Rick Snyder
I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok. Shaquille O'Neal
You can't do sports for the rest of your life; I don't care how good you are. You can be the best ever, but it's still going to go away. Terry Crews
I keep getting these extraordinary letteres, really weird ones from American sports stars - I've always thought you were one pretty lady and now that you're single I want to meet you for a drink. Elizabeth Hurley
Sports has always been a pass-through. You pay for something, and then you pass it through to television, you pass it through to advertisers, or you pass it through to season-ticket holders, luxury boxes and then the fans. Then it all adds up, and you take in more than you pass out. John Madden
Sometimes, sport is just plain pleasing to the eye, like watching La Belle France flit by on television during the Tour de France. I can do that for hours. George Vecsey
We coaches have to learn how to deal with that: How do I get to each one best - with a talk, with video analysis? And what sort of tone? We need our own coaches for that. The sports psychologist coaches me too. Jurgen Klinsmann
There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works. Charley Lau
Every child should try everything: sport, music, art, mathematics; they can do it all. Copying and competition are now seen as twin evils, but they are both useful tools. Tony Buzan
My greatest gift in life was being dyslexic. It made me special. It made me different. If I had not been dyslexic, I wouldn't have needed sports. Caitlyn Jenner
Baseball has been my favorite sport all my life. Tom Golisano
I don't pay much attention to sports. Jack Abramoff
Sport is and should remain a great school of life that supports young people in their personal development. It teaches respect for others and also for oneself. Richard Attias
I think everybody has something that takes them away or makes them happier. To some people it's baseball or sports or knitting or the movies. Sutton Foster
When one shows up in jeans and a T-shirt, I strongly feel that the audience reacts in a very different way than when you show up in a sport coat and a tie. Bill Nye
Dad played with me a great deal, as dads should do, and our chief sport was baseball. He bought me a hardball when I was three years old, and he used to sit in a rocker on the front porch while I sat on the grass in the yard, and we'd play catch by the hour. Mordecai Brown
I don't plan on writing biographies of great sports stars who are still playing ball. But I did write one on Jackie Robinson, who was playing ball in the 20th century. David A. Adler
Boxing has become America's tragic theater. Joyce Carol Oates
Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species. Melvin Maddocks
The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward. You can't limit alcohol in college sports, you have to get rid of it. Dean Smith
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
I grew up playing video games. And the cool thing about the EA Sports games is they took me through the whole motion-capture thing, where they put little sensors on my body so the video game really is me. It actually moves the way I move. Landon Donovan
I spend a little time every day to play sports. Vladimir Putin
That's what I'd like to do on the President's Council. Make sports and athletics available to every youth in America, not just one day a week like it was for me, but every day. Florence Griffith Joyner
Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don't rush. Be quick, but don't hurry. Earl Monroe
I try and find fun activities like mountain biking, hiking, or water sports for a workout rather than pushing weight in the gym. Nate Holland
Delaware is the only state east of the Rockies that is allowed under federal law to offer sports betting. Jack Markell
Mountaineering is one of the most difficult sports - we are away from routine life for days, living in tents, and it requires high degree of physical and mental strength. Samina Baig
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. Muhammad Ali
I have no problem with responsible gun owners who own weapons for self-protection, hunting, or just sport. The ones who believe they have a constitutional right to 100-round magazines to fight off I don't know what - a zombie apocalypse? - try to shut down dialogue with threats and other macho posing because of their flawed beliefs. Kurt Eichenwald
I think fans of the sport have a good understanding now of how fit Formula One drivers need to be. Jenson Button
I always played sports when I was young. I played football and baseball for eight years. I loved football. Taylor Lautner
I drink a lot of Body Armor - it's a sports drink. It offers great hydration, and it's the best before/after drink for workouts. Orange mango is my favorite. Strawberry banana is a close second. Andrew Luck
I don't cheer for anyone because my job is obviously more important, but the reason why I got into sports is because of my father. He's a giant sports fan and we are from New England, so he cheered for the Celtics and the Red Sox. Erin Andrews
I look at myself, and how much I've gotten just because I play a sport well. Angela Ruggiero
I was socially isolated as a kid. I had friends, but I wasn't very good at sports and that sort of thing so I became quite comfortable being by myself, exploring. The world was my private playground, and in it, I was supreme. Darwin, Faraday, Huxley and other great scientists were my companions. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
I suspect millions of people from my generation probably have comparable stories to tell: if not of sports simulations then of Dungeons & Dragons, or the geopolitical strategy of games like Diplomacy, a kind of chess superimposed onto actual history. Steven Johnson
I grew up playing every sport. Paula Creamer
Business is a combination of war and sport. Andre Maurois
Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth. Jack Kent Cooke
I don't know much about sports. Rene Russo
The Sooners are my religion. I've been back to watch the games several times. I'm into all their sports. I'm a tremendous fan. Joshua Morrow
We want to encourage the young ones to learn and get some confidence in sports. It's fun and keeps you active and moving. Christine Taylor
I am amused by cricket because it seems to take longer than baseball and I like that. It seems like a sport I could have made up it - it takes several days to play and everyone wears sweaters. I can't confess to knowing what's going on at all. John Hodgman
Cycling is a sport of the open road and spectators are lining that road. Lance Armstrong
I always loved the way music made me feel. I did sports at school and all, but when I got home, it was just music. Everybody in my neighborhood loved music. I could jump the back fence and be in the park where there were ghetto blasters everywhere. Dr. Dre
When I get into a bad mood, I do sports and then everything's OK. And then I go and make decisions, however painful they may be. Dmitry Medvedev
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
If you play the video game, you become more interested and you want to know more about it. You want to read as much about it as you can, see it live and watch as many games as you can. If you're the type who wants to be as involved as you can in the sport, you're probably going to want to play 'Madden NFL.' John Madden
I know sport can change the world, and that matters to me. Clare Balding
Well, if I hadn't have been an actor I would have gone on to play college sports. Joe Manganiello
Great American sport. Horseshoes is a very great game. I love it. Dan Quayle
I grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and I'm a huge Red Sox fan. I've probably been to Fenway 40 times. I've been pretty lucky as a sports fan because the Patriots have won Super Bowls and the Red Sox have won World Series during my lifetime. Peter Uihlein
I was all-state in four sports in New Jersey, but sometimes I couldn't get served at a restaurant two blocks from my high school. There were no job opportunities then... the only thing a black youth could aspire to be was a bellboy or a pullman or an elevator operator, or, maybe, a teacher. There was a time when all we had was black baseball. Monte Irvin
I think it is that parents just don't kick their kids out the door as much as they used to. I think the demise of sandlot sports has had a lot to do with it. Frank Shorter
Archery is not a sport for everyone. The equipment costs a lot, and it is not easy for everyone to find a place to play. It is perhaps similar to golf, but of course there are more golf courses than archery fields. Im Dong-Hyun
I've been asked a lot lately if tennis is clean or not. I don't know any more how you judge whether a sport is clean. If one in 100 players is doping, in my eyes that isn't a clean sport. Andy Murray
I didn't know anybody in show business, and I never thought it was the path I'd go down. I was hoping it was sports, like so many kids. D. B. Sweeney
My father thought sport was something fun - he didn't know it was a way to make money. Then I won a Mercedes at the world championships and I gave it to him. From the moment it arrived my father said: 'Good, you can support not just yourself but me too'. Haile Gebrselassie
I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press. Roger Kahn
As the render is to the building, and the blueprint to the machine, so sport is to social existence. Will Self
Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you're the best. Jack Nicklaus
Boxing should focus on pitting champion versus champion - those are the fights that everyone wants to see. The sports also needs to work on developing new heroes and personalities. I'd like to see more vignettes on fighters, focusing on their lives, goals and stories. Boxers need to be larger than life. Sugar Ray Leonard
I've been more or less vegetarian for about 40 years. Health diet really helps. I do meditation every day, and either yoga or sport several times a week. John McLaughlin
Cricket pays well, so a lot of people are naturally drawn towards the game. But to carve a niche in non-cricket sports is not easy. So state governments need to be proactive. Indians need to be made aware of the power of an Olympic medal. It should be treated at par with an Oscars or a Nobel Prize. Gagan Narang
Injuries are a huge thing for skating. I think skating is a very unnatural sport for the body, very tough on the joints. Patrick Chan
And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events. Ed Bradley
I am addicted to sport. Without sport, I feel bad. Mikhail Prokhorov
I did everything when I started. In Miami I did news, I did weather, I did sports, I did disk-jockeying. And I did a sports talk show every week - every Saturday night. Larry King
Most ball games are lost, not won. Casey Stengel
I began these clinics because I want to share my years of experience in around the ring, in addition to my proven winning methods. I have seen the good and the bad. I have learned valuable lessons, which I want to pass along to those truly interested in the sport. Emanuel Steward
So if you want great sports, Michigan's the place to be. Rick Snyder
In Boston, they love their sports celebrities. And it's great. Tom Brady
The world is not kind to whistleblowers - a term of art with particular resonance in football, the most hierarchical and repressive of organized sports, a world of 'systems' and 'programs' and scripted plays, where reading a medical report requires a security clearance, and practice fields are patrolled like Guantanamo Bay. Jane Leavy
The growth of women's soccer and women's sports all around the world has been slow. Abby Wambach
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
We play a violent sport. Shaun Alexander
As a kid who wasn't into sports, at school I felt almost alienated at times, whereas in the theatre community there was this amazing sense of camaraderie. Early on, we would go to rehearsals with my dad and I was like the mascot for the backstage crew. That was a big part of my childhood, so I dreamed of one day doing a play in London. Zach Braff
Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership. Daley Thompson
I'm not into extreme sports or something. I just live a quiet life. Charlie Kaufman
The American people are sheep. They're comfortable, rich, working. It's like the Romans, they're happy with bread and their spectator sports. The Super Bowl means more to them than any right. Jack Kevorkian
It certainly is dangerous that there are only a few clubs left in Europe that can afford to pay millions. At the end of the day however, the spectators decide the rates of pay - by watching the games and consuming the goods and services advertised on sports TV programmes. Angela Merkel
There's nothing I missed out on. I do everything a normal kid does. My parents keep me grounded. I still play sports. I still go to a rec center every day. Khleo
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
In this sport luck and tragedy are only a few hundredths of seconds apart from each other. Jacky Ickx
Sport is not just about entertainment. It is equally about winning and losing, pooling and galvanising the energy of the youth, upgrading people's physical fitness and mental prowess. Nita Ambani
Read the news section of the newspaper and there is confusion and uncertainty, a world buffeted by large forces people neither understand nor control. But turn to the sports section and it's all different. Michael Mandelbaum
In my opinion, the power of the mind in sport is vital. If you can overpower those physical risks mentally, you can get your body round it physically. I've made my body do things because of my mind that it shouldn't have been able to do. Tony McCoy
I was on the yearbook staff, so I would take out film cameras and Nikons and take photos around school and at sporting events and things like that. We had a darkroom as well. I just loved it. I also saved up for a video camera to video my friends and cut and paste the videos together and I gave them to all of my friends for graduation. Dianna Agron
I didn't make enough money in my sport to retire. Roger Staubach
Sports is the toy department of human life. Howard Cosell
A team sport is not very good for me, because I can't take losing. Donovan Bailey
All sports must be treated on the basis of equality. Pierre de Coubertin
Tennis is a hard sport. There is a lot of competition all year and you play alone. Rafael Nadal
Just getting young kids excited about hockey, then they'll want to skate, they'll want to start joining junior leagues, they'll want to play in high school, etc., so we're trying to expand at all levels. That's good for the sport, and it's good for the Ducks long term. Henry Samueli
I definitely think cheerleaders have no fear. When I took the 'Hellcats' job, I was like, 'Whoa, this is a sport.' Ashley Tisdale
Being a celebrity you always get really good seats to sporting events but you never get as good seats as the photographers get. And I really love sports. So one of the scams I have going now is I want to learn sports photography so I can get better seats at a sporting event. Drew Carey
It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf. Robert Wilson Lynd
I'm not the most delicate - I'm not the most graceful person, and I like playing a sport where being not delicate and not graceful is actually a good thing. Mary McCormack
Really, if you get in the ring and box with someone for real, I don't think it is a sport. As far as professional fighters, you are literally putting your life on the line. Ving Rhames