Sports Quotes

Running isn't a sport because anyone can do it. Anything we can all do can't be a sport. I can run, you can run. My mother can run, you don't see her on the cover of Sports Illustrated do you?

George Denis Patrick Carlin

Sports constantly make demands on the participant for top performance, and they develop integrity, self-reliance and initiative. They teach you a lot about working in groups, without being unduly submerged in the group.

Byron R. White

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

Mike Schmidt

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

Jim Sensenbrenner

Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you still don't know the ending.

Neil Simon

Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.

Lewis H Lapham

Golf isn't like other sports where you can take a player out if he's having a bad day. You have to play the whole game

Phil Blackmar

Drugs are very much a part of professional sports today, but when you think about it, golf is the only sport where the players aren't penalized for being on grass

Bob Hope

Sports are positively essential. It is healthy to engage in sports, they are beautiful and liberal, liberal in the sense that nothing serves quite as well to integrate social classes, etc., than street or public games.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love

Bryant Gumbel

The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.

Ken Doherty

Basketball is the MTV of sports.

Sara Levinson

Sports is like a war without the killing.

Ted Turner

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

John Wooden

Golf is the cruelest of sports. Like life, it's unfair. It's a harlot. A trollop. It leads you on. It never lives up to its promises.... It's a boulevard of broken dreams. It plays with men. And runs off with the butcher.

Jim Murray

Sports plays a societal role in engendering jingoist and chauvinist attitudes. They're designed to organize a community to be committed to their gladiators.

Avram Noam Chomsky

The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature

Thorstein Veblen

What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle.

Joe Paterno

The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.

Paul Fussell

Sports is the toy department of human life.

Howard Cosell

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

William Sloan Coffin

Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV.

Thomas Sowell

Books had instant replay long before televised sports.

Bern Williams

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love

Bryant Gumbel
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