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  I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment.  
 -  Michael East
  

  I don't think there are many larger lessons to be found in sports.  
 -  Michael East
  

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

  Sports is like a war without the killing.  
 -  Ted Turner
  

  Many forms, sizes and colors, I think there are heroes in sports, in life... It would be cliche to say my dad, my granddad. I think I'm a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.  
 -  George Eads
  

  Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  I've been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I've come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks.  
 -  Immanuel Kant
  

  Aries are hungry for success. They want to be good at sports, studies and almost everything they get involved in.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You know, we - we start with a mentality that we'll take a sports project if its good. And we're certainly not on the lookout for them, because to be honest we don't have to. They walk in the door.  
 -  Jim Lampley
  

  I originally wanted to go into sports, but my first concert was KISS at the shooting of 'KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park.' The minute I saw Gene and Paul... it was all over. I knew that's what I wanted to do.  
 -  Steven Adler
  

  I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are.  
 -  Angelina Jolie
  

  The truth is that for those 86 long years when the Red Sox went without a World Series win, fans were not only in a recession, but trapped in a longstanding, deeply entrenched sports depression.  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.  
 -  Tiger Woods
  

  Because I just like sports, I like athletics and I like competition.  
 -  Trishelle Cannatella
  

  I didn't play sports, I was in spelling bees.  
 -  Kevin Hart
  

  I'm not into extreme sports or something. I just live a quiet life.  
 -  Charlie Kaufman
  

  I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports.  
 -  Richard M. Nixon
  

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

  I don't follow sports that much now, but I was a Phoenix Suns fanatic in the early '90s.  
 -  Jesse Eisenberg
  

  I'm not good at anything except writing jokes. I wasn't good at sports, I wasn't good at anything artsy, ever. I think there was a real worry for a while about what I would be good at. I was just this chubby little Indian kid who looked like a nerd.  
 -  Mindy Kaling
  

  I am not a sports girl.  
 -  Dianna Agron
  

  I grew up being into sports and I wasn't trained to move my body in the right way for dancing. I'm the last one to get any moves correct. In rehearsals it's always, 'OK, one more take for Zac.'  
 -  Zac Efron
  

  I am simply the very best sports entertainer alive!  
 -  Shawn Michaels
  

  A rabid sports fan is one that boos a TV set.  
 -  Jimmy Cannon
  

  That's the difference between golf and many other sports. You go to some other sporting events, they just leave you or give you the cold shoulder and move on.  
 -  Bernhard Langer
  

  I think that every single person should play sports.  
 -  Donovan Bailey
  

  We should confine booing in sports arenas to sport. I love a good boo as much as the next football fan.  
 -  Alastair Campbell
  

  If you're a sports fan you realize that when you meet somebody, like a girlfriend, they kind of have to root for your team. They don't have a choice.  
 -  Jimmy Fallon
  

  I sort of try to write everything for me. 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. I'm trying to make sure the jokes are self-contained so they're accessible to everyone.  
 -  Norm MacDonald
  

  I don't really like politics that much. And I like the order and simplicity of sports. They have an ending. You can argue with your friends about it, but in the end you still like sports. I almost love the fantasy world of sports more than the real world.  
 -  Norm MacDonald
  

  A buddy of mine actually read of me being in the names of Tiger Woods and Roger Federer. That is a pretty big accomplishment and definitely something I'm proud of. They have changed their sports themselves, so hopefully I can do the same in swimming.  
 -  Michael Phelps
  

  I love sports. Anytime I can combine sports with a film I'm a happy guy. It's such a natural fit, because sports always seems to be a metaphor for life. Always, always, always.  
 -  Dean Cain
  

  Professionalism is not sportsmanship. If you don't succeed, you won't be in your profession for long. In our society, it's not about good or bad. It's about who's on top.  
 -  Chili Davis
  

  When I was a kid, I was always an athlete. I played a lot of sports. I played football, basketball, baseball and soccer.  
 -  Scott Caan
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  I hate to let people down. I was like that in sports and I was like that in comedy. I was like that at work. When I worked General Motors and stuff like that, when I say something, I mean it.  
 -  Bernie Mac
  

  But I was so wrapped up in sports growing up as a kid, that I think I was going to grow to be a pro ball player. But I found out real quick that was not going to happen.  
 -  Tim McGraw
  

  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
  

  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
  

  As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman.  
 -  Lynn Davies
  

  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.  
 -  John Davidson
  

  That's the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl.  
 -  John Madden
  

  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.  
 -  Aleqa Hammond
  

  I learned early on, stay away from politics, stay away from religion and don't talk about sports. Those three right there will get you in trouble.  
 -  Gabriel Iglesias
  

  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
  

  Sports do not build character. They reveal it.  
 -  John Wooden
  

  My father was a motorsports journalist and a motorbike fan. He gave me my motocross bike.  
 -  Jacky Ickx
  

  I look at athletes in all sports and try to picture what kind of football player they'd be, what position they'd play and so on.  
 -  Lou Holtz
  

  It doesn't matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts, or life in general: The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline.  
 -  Connie Mack
  

  If I wasn't dyslexic, I probably wouldn't have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily... and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.  
 -  Bruce Jenner
  

  I grew up in New Jersey and my father was a golf pro, so I was groomed for sports, but I wasn't very good, so my interests lay elsewhere.  
 -  Joe Dante
  

  We really love all sports, but we don't think in the long term. The reason we did Kingpin was because there was a script we really liked and we saw the possibilities.  
 -  Peter Farrelly
  

  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.  
 -  Allyson Felix
  

  Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement.  
 -  Warren Farrell
  

  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
  

  American sports are quite masculine. And football - although it's still played by men all over the world - football compared to American football is quite feminine in its artistry. And there's no padding. It's America's loss, though.  
 -  Noel Gallagher
  

  My biggest pet peeve are just girls who go to sports bars who have no intention on caring what teams are playing, like they're looking for just a night out. That drives me more crazy than anything else. Like, don't pretend to be a sports fan.  
 -  Jerry Ferrara
  

  I do appreciate a woman who has a passion for sports and knows their stuff.  
 -  Jerry Ferrara
  

  I didn't like books where people played on a sports team and won a bunch of games, or went to summer camp and had a wonderful time. I really liked a book where a witch might cut a child's head off or a pack of angry dogs might burst through a door and terrorize a family.  
 -  Daniel Handler
  

  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
  

  I'm a mad lover of sport. You cannot say a bad word to me about sports. So I know business is involved and I know it can be cynical, and, of course, I watch it, but for me it's pure.  
 -  Hugh Jackman
  

  But sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.  
 -  LeBron James
  

  As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, I am committed to educating parents and especially young people on ways to live a long, healthy and active life.  
 -  Lee Haney
  

  As parents, we need to send our kids back to 'old-fashioned' outdoor summer camps, which have been on the decline as the demand for sports and academics-based camps has risen. We need to fight budget cuts to public parks programs and resist closures of public swimming pools and playgrounds.  
 -  Aleqa Hammond
  

  We're taking sports too far and starting kids too early.  
 -  Aleqa Hammond
  

  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.  
 -  Aleqa Hammond
  

  In England, it's a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it's much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more susceptible to injury.  
 -  Alex Ferguson
  

  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
  

  When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.  
 -  LeBron James
  

  I like to feel that I understand little things about sports.  
 -  Bill James
  

  I would never encourage my children to be athletes - first because my children are not athletes and second because there are so many people pushing to get to the top in sports that 100 people are crushed for each one who breaks through. This is unfortunate.  
 -  Bill James
  

  I had my boy in Boston on Easter Sunday. That kills me, from a sports perspective. He's a Boston baby and I'm a New York guy.  
 -  Kevin James
  

  Part of my growing up was always trying to make my parents proud and always trying to keep them happy. I think part of what held them together was my involvement in sports.  
 -  Jeff Garcia
  

  I come from a sports family and my husband is a rugby player.  
 -  Kirsty Gallacher
  

  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
  

  Sports are not for everyone.  
 -  Dante Hall
  

  I love all sports.  
 -  Dante Hall
  

  I have to wear two sports bras when I do my cardio. It takes a lot to hold these puppies up!  
 -  Rio Ferdinand
  

  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
  

  I don't watch a lot of television. Sports and news, that's it.  
 -  Larry Hagman