„I wasn't given the genetics for football. This is my gift right here. I was always well-built. You can't do certain sports without the genetics, and talent, too, of course.“
Ellen Mazo (May 1, 1999) "Building the Image of a Role Model", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, p. A-1.
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Zdroj: The Boy Crisis (2018), pp. 253
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
1993-12-30 at the Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
„I am embarrassingly incompetent at football or any kind of team sport. I’m so bad it would anger you.“
— Derren Brown British illusionist 1971
TV Series and Specials (Includes DVDs), Trick of the Mind (2004–2006)
„He had zero experience but he was really good. The irony is, given the fact that the character can't play very well, is that he's actually a brilliant footballer.“
— Helena Bonham Carter British actress 1966
Of co-star Greg Sulkin in film "66"; Evening Times (Glasgow); Nov 2, 2006; Andy Dougan; p. 3
„I used to always say when I went on the football field, 'You know I'm the best player out here on this field.“
— Lawrence Taylor All-American college football player, professional football player, linebacker, Pro Football Hall of Fame member 1959
Is that being cocky? Maybe it is.
Zdroj: Taylor made: 'L.T.' has a date with Canton, destiny http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/news/1999/08/06/pageone_lawrencetaylor/index.html, sportsillustrated.cnn.com, accessed January 29, 2007.
— Alex Ferguson Scottish footballer and manager 1941
„I have always been accused of taking the things I love - football, of course, but also books and records - much too seriously, and I do feel a kind of anger when I hear a bad record, or when someone is lukewarm about a book that means a lot to me.“
— Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch
Zdroj: Fever Pitch
„(After kicking an extra point in a Bengals preseason game) Esteban' Ochocinco is back, the most interesting footballer in the world. Everyone has to remember, I've always said that soccer is my No. 1 sport. I think Ronaldinho would be proud of me right now.“
— Chad Johnson American football player, wide receiver 1978
"Ochocinco kicks PAT vs. Pats" http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4412952&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines, ESPN.com (20 August 2009)
„There’s no future for me. All my life I’ve been stuck in a rigged game. The dice are loaded and I was declared a loser before I even began to play. These are not just words! What choice was I ever given? Only this one, right here, right now. I can swallow defeat meekly or I can throw the board up in the air and smash all the pieces. Well, I’ve been screwed from Day One—I have no intention whatsoever of being a good sport!“
— Michael Swanwick, kniha The Iron Dragon's Daughter
Zdroj: The Iron Dragon's Daughter (1993), Chapter 22 (p. 399)
„All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.“
— Willa Cather, kniha The Song of the Lark
Part II, Ch. 6
The Song of the Lark (1915)
„Whether it is tennis or any other sport, the situation for women now is far better than it was 10 years ago when I had started playing. Now, people support and promote their daughters to play and take up sports as their career. It wasn't the case during my time. I am glad that things are looking better for girls. Taking a step in this direction, I too have opened my training academy in Hyderabad. Sport for girls in India is in great shape now.“
— Sania Mirza Indian tennis player 1986
Zdroj: Ekta Yadav "Bhopal's adulation has energised me: Sania Mirza"
„If I pass away one day, I am happy because I tried to do my best. My sport allowed me to do so much because it’s the biggest sport in the world.“
— Pelé Brazilian association football player 1940
„When I was younger and started acting, I wasn't good at sports and didn't have any other special talents. Acting was my after-school activity. I never planned on growing up and becoming an actor. I always wanted to go to school and become a veterinarian so I think when I got older and suddenly realized that it was my passion, it was just a natural moment. I never felt pushed. My family has always supported me completely and kept me grounded. I never got lost in child Hollywood actor weirdness.“
— Sara Paxton American actress, model and singer 1988
„It is not my sport. I don’t like winning with 80% [possession]. Sorry that is not enough for me. Fighting football, not serenity football, that is what I like. What we call in German ‘English’ — rainy day, heavy pitch, 5-5, everybody is dirty in the face and goes home and cannot play for weeks after.“
— Jürgen Klopp German association football player and manager 1967
On Barcelona playing style
„I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen to own guns for sporting, hunting and so forth, or for home defense. But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon.“
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
At the University of Southern California (February 6, 1989) when asked his opinion on gun control after the January 17, 1989 Cleveland Elementary School shooting that killed five schoolchildren in Stockton ([Becklund, Laurie, `Saddled Up' Reagan Vows to Speak on Issues, Los Angeles Times, February 7, 1989, 1]).
„My idea, my dream, my goal, is to go out and legitimize this sport and compete at the Olympic Games with my peers in the football arena.“
— Emmitt Smith American football player and sports broadcaster 1969
Doug Robinson (February 10, 1996) "Honest! Emmitt Is Going For Gold", The Deseret News, p. D1.
„I wasn't driven to acting by any inner compulsion. I was running away from the sporting goods business.“
— Paul Newman American actor and film director 1925 - 2008
Quoted in John Skow, "Verdict on a Superstar," Time (1982-12-06)