It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
~ Muhammad Ali
There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of the sorrows of Arnolphe orAndromaque.
~ Roland Barthes
One of the advantages bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball.
~ Don Carter, pro bowler
The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.
~ Peggy Fleming
Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.
~ Sir Edmund Hillary
The trouble with me is that every match I play against five opponents: umpire, crowd, ball boys, court, and myself.
~ Goran Ivanisevic
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
~ Magic Johnson
It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.
~ Eric Lindros
Sports should always be fun.
~ Charles Mann
You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.
~ Joe Namath
This is the second most exciting indoor sport, and the other one shouldn't have spectators.
~ Dick Vertleib (on Basketball)
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
~ John Wooden