Sports Quotes

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

The human spirit sublimates the impulses it thwarts; a healthy sex life mitigates the lust for other sports

Piet Hein

Men forget everything; women remember everything. That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened.

Rita Rudner

The day I became a poet was a sunny day of no particular ominousness. I was walking across the football field, not because I was sports-minded or had plans to smoke a cigarette behind the field house the only other reason for going there but because this was my normal way home from school. I was scuttling along in my usual furtive way, suspecting no ill, when a large invisible thumb descended from the sky and pressed down on the top of my head. A poem formed. It was quite a gloomy poem: the poems of the young usually are. It was a gift, this poem a gift from an anonymous donor, and, as such, both exciting and sinister at the same time. I suspect this is the way all poets begin writing poetry, only they don't want to admit it, so they make up more rational explanations. But this is the true explanation, and I defy anyone to disprove it.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

In sports, the U.S. Open is not actually held because it's more efficient just to mail the check to Tiger Woods.

Dave Barry

You are called to exercise the Spirit's gifts amidst the ups and downs of your daily life. Let your faith mature through your studies, work, sports, music and art. Let it be sustained by prayer and nurtured by the sacraments.

Pope Benedict XVI

It's unbelievable. But I've never been to a pro football game. I've never been to a pro hockey game, either. I guess I'm not much of a sports fan.

Larry Joe Bird
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