Sporting Quotes

American comedian Bob Hope

'US President Gerald Ford's golf was so bad we thought he was a 'Hitman for the PGA!'

Indian cricket commentator Navjot Sidhu

'An optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist sees the whole.'

English actor Stephen Fry

'The other man's arse is always cleaner!'

The late Welsh rugby international Ray Gravell - on hard marking of your opponent

'You've got to get your first tackle in early, even if it's late!'

Great former World Heavyweight boxer George Foreman

'No doubt about it, in my career Ron Lyle hit me the hardest. One time he hit me so hard I didn't see it until I saw it on film when I woke up!'

From Bill Veeck, the one time owner of the Chicago White Sox baseball team

'I have found in my time moving around sports grounds - that the knowledge of the game from the crowd is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.'

From 1940s and 50s boxer Rocky Graziano who was raised in tough circumstances

'I never stole nuttin' unless it began with an 'A' - A truck, a car, a payroll...!'

Welsh actor Richard Burton who lived for the game

'Rugby is three things; its ballet, opera and bloody murder!'

From Jude Ellis; the ex-New Zealand female rugby rep and Trans Atlantic rower; used this quote she tore from a magazine for her sporting inspiration.

From American motivational speaker Paul J.Meyer; 'Whatever you vividly imagine; Ardently desire; Sincerely believe in and Enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.'

Irish Rugby Forward Anthony Foley

'I always try to remember that praise and a slap on your back is only 6 inches away from a kick up the arse!'

Former Wallaby Coach Bob Dwyer

'God somehow makes sure that in international rugby nobody wins ALL the time!'

All Black Jerry Collins

'To prepare for a really big match you don't have to be in a good mood, or even a bad just have to be in the right mood!'

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