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Why Play Sports Quotes By Joel Osteen

When I used to play sports, I'd be the one cheering the team on, 'Come on, we can beat these guys!' That's just in me. — Joel Osteen

Why Play Sports Quotes By Roger Federer

You always want to win. That is why you play tennis, because you love the sport and try to be the best you can at it. — Roger Federer

Why Play Sports Quotes By Bill Parcells

I only want my team to play to its potential, as I perceive it to be. I really don't have any regard for anyone else's perception. — Bill Parcells

Why Play Sports Quotes By Donovan Bailey

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

Why Play Sports Quotes By Steve Harvey

Newsflash: it's not the guy who determines whether you're a sports fisher or a keeper-it's you. (Don't hate the player, hate the game.) When a man approaches you you're the one with total control over the situation-whether he can talk to you, buy you a drink, dance with you, get your number, take you home, see you again, all of that. We certainly want these things from you; that's why we talked to you in the first place. But it's you who decides if you're going to give us any of the things we want, and how, exactly, we're going to get them. Where you stand in our eyes is dictated by YOUR control over the situation. Every word you say, every move you make, every signal you give to a man will help him determine whether he should try to play you, be straight with you, or move on to the next woman to do a little more sport fishing. — Steve Harvey

Why Play Sports Quotes By Hank Aaron

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them. — Hank Aaron

Why Play Sports Quotes By John Kessel

Play your heart out each game, so you can look your teammates in the eyes and ask, without saying it, 'I played full out, did you?' — John Kessel

Why Play Sports Quotes By Amit Ray

You don't need to play every ball on back foot. Some balls in life deserve to be played on front foot. Every ball needs good judgement to extend the limit. — Amit Ray

Why Play Sports Quotes By Richard Louv

The physical exercise and emotional stretching that children enjoy in unorganized play is more varied and less time-bound than is found in organized sports. Playtime - especially unstructured, imaginative, exploratory play - is increasingly recognized as an essential component of wholesome child development. — Richard Louv

Why Play Sports Quotes By Joyce Carol Oates

Baseball, football, basketball - these quintessentially American pastimes are recognizably sports because they involve play: they are games. One plays football, one doesn't play boxing ... The boxing match is the very image, the more terrifying for being so stylized, of mankind's collective aggression; its ongoing historical madness. — Joyce Carol Oates

Why Play Sports Quotes By Neil Hayes

He wants to play major college football at a university far away, where nobody will know about his tragic family history. Then he wants to play in the NFL.

Every catch brings him closer to that reality. That's how he thinks of it, anyway. Every time he runs downfield, sees the ball in the air, and hears the defensive back laboring to catch up, whenever he feels that ball fall out of the sky and into his waiting hands, he inches closer to his goals. — Neil Hayes

Why Play Sports Quotes By Rebecca Lobo

There's nothing masculine about being competitive. There's nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do, nor is there anything wrong with it. I don't know why a female athlete has to defend her femininity just because she chooses to play sports. — Rebecca Lobo

Why Play Sports Quotes By Frederick Lenz

If you have the sense of participation in sports or athletics, of being a player, then you are not really into the Zen mind. In Zen mind there is no sense of self in the play. — Frederick Lenz

Why Play Sports Quotes By Bill Hader

Growing up in Oklahoma, there wasn't much to do. Play sports, do a lot of drugs, or read and watch movies, which is what I did. — Bill Hader

Why Play Sports Quotes By Steve Waugh

I'd like to try to inspire the youth, that's obviously where our future is and the kids are the ones you can mould and you can give them ideas and opportunities and I'd like to try to inspire all the young kids because I had a dream when I was young, that was to play for Australia. — Steve Waugh

Why Play Sports Quotes By Bud Grant

I happened to be in a position in Superior where I could play three sports, and when I came to Minnesota, I had the understanding they would allow me to play three sports. Kids now don't have the same amount of time. You have coaches that think baseball is 10 months a year. Hockey is 11 or 12 months a year. — Bud Grant

Why Play Sports Quotes By Paul Oakenfold

I would give the same advice to anyone, celebrity or not. Produce your own music, keep in original, and be real. You need to earn the respect of your fans for your original work in music, and not rely on your celebrity in other mediums. The same would apply for actors who sing, dance, or even play sports. — Paul Oakenfold

Why Play Sports Quotes By Gigi Hadid

I love sports - I used to play volleyball really competitively ... I went to Junior Olympic qualifiers, and I've ridden horses my whole life. — Gigi Hadid

Why Play Sports Quotes By John Kessel

Study hard, practice hard, play ferociously. — John Kessel

Why Play Sports Quotes By David Beckham

Football's the biggest game in the world. America's the greatest sporting nation there is. To play some part in putting those two things together: why wouldn't I be excited about that? — David Beckham

Why Play Sports Quotes By Rogers Hornsby

I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it. — Rogers Hornsby

Why Play Sports Quotes By Marcus Holman

If you can pick up a ground ball you'll play for any team you want. — Marcus Holman

Why Play Sports Quotes By Jeff Ament

Unless you're a vegan freak of nature like Tony Gonzalez, I don't think you can play sports much past your early 30s. — Jeff Ament

Why Play Sports Quotes By Arnold Schwarzenegger

We had a strict routine that nothing could change: we'd get up at six, and it would be my job or Meinhard's to get milk from the farm door. When w were a little older and starting to play sports, exercises were added to the chores, and we had to earn our breakfast by doing sit-ups. In the afternoon, we'd finish our homework and chores, and my father would make us practice soccer no matter how bad the weather was. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Why Play Sports Quotes By Joe DiMaggio

The reporter asked, "why did you play so hard."
"Because there might have been somebody in the stands today who'd never seen my play before, and might never see me again"
-Joe DiMaggio — Joe DiMaggio

Why Play Sports Quotes By Warren Moon

That's the one regret I have in all the years that I've played professional sports, that I didn't win a championship in the N.F.L. And that's why you play on any level of team sports: you want to win a championship as part of a team. — Warren Moon

Why Play Sports Quotes By Dwight D. Eisenhower

And the other was this: the doctor did want to take off my leg because he thought it was necessary. But you must remember boys in those days were raised for two things: work, and then they made their play; and if you couldn't play baseball and box and play football, why, your life was ended. That was in our boyish minds. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Why Play Sports Quotes By Tite Kubo

The guys who play it [soccer] are kinda dumb. Why don't they just kick the crap out of the guy in front of the net? Then they could score all they want. — Tite Kubo

Why Play Sports Quotes By Matthew William Goode

Sport used to play a phenomenal part in my life, because I used to play a lot of county sport, a lot of sport for my school. I love team sports. Talk about being with the boys. I love the camaraderie. That's why I like acting. — Matthew William Goode

Why Play Sports Quotes By Eric Williams

I played baseball, and that's pretty much it. Basketball came late, this was, basketball was the sport that I tried to master, I kind of mastered baseball, so basketball was one of those things where I wanted to master this game, so that's why I probably play it the way I do. — Eric Williams

Why Play Sports Quotes By Bjorn Borg

On Rafael Nadal: Every point he plays is like match point. That's why he's the champion right now. — Bjorn Borg

Why Play Sports Quotes By Russell Crowe

Sport for me is about inspiring kids. Here's the rules, here's the play area, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. This is all about teaching kids how to approach life. If we're not playing sport to benefit kids, I'm not really sure why we play sport. — Russell Crowe

Why Play Sports Quotes By Mark Cuban

I love the competitive aspect of it [business]. It's like playing chess. Why do people play chess? Knowing the realm of moves? Even when you get to be a chess master, there are other chess masters you want to beat or outperform. And to me business is just a sport that I love to compete in; a continuous intellectual challenge that really motivates me. — Mark Cuban

Why Play Sports Quotes By Tobin Heath

It's really neat when you become a role model. It's also a lot of responsibility. But if you see it as a platform where you can pour into others for Jesus with love, that's where I want to be. Becoming known or noticed in my sport isn't what drives me to work hard and want to be the best I can be. It's Jesus. That's why I play. I play to glorify Him. I worship Him with the gifts I've been given. — Tobin Heath

Why Play Sports Quotes By Sue Monk Kidd

"Why is it sports is the only thing white people see us being successful at? I don't want to play football," he said. "I wanna be a lawyer." "That's fine with me," I said, a little annoyed. "I've just never heard of a Negro lawyer, that's all. You've got to hear of these things before you can imagine them." "Bullshit. You gotta imagine what's never been." — Sue Monk Kidd

Why Play Sports Quotes By Herman Edwards

You play to win the game ... Hello. You play to win the game. — Herman Edwards

Why Play Sports Quotes By Bill Sharman

It's a game of habit, or repetition. You can't play one way in practice and another way in a game. It's a reflex. The game is so quick you don't have time to think. — Bill Sharman

Why Play Sports Quotes By Brian Baumgartner

For me, it is about creating a career - I'm very interested in the sports side and want to continue to do more stuff in that. But ultimately, what I consider myself to be is an actor, and the more variety I can play will continue to round me out. — Brian Baumgartner

Why Play Sports Quotes By George Herbert

Play not for gain, but sport. Who plays for more
Than he can lose with pleasure, stakes his heart;
Perhaps his wife's too, and whom she hath bore. — George Herbert

Why Play Sports Quotes By John Madden

I tried golf for a while, but I wasn't very good at it, so I didn't play a lot of golf. I enjoy all sports, not just football. I like basketball, baseball, and I got into the World Cup. So really, sports in general are my life, and football specifically. — John Madden

Why Play Sports Quotes By Bubba Watson

My favorite thing about being linked to Oakley is getting to hang with the cool people, the cool athletes - like the X-Games guys. Those guys play sports where they can really hurt themselves, and, well, I just play golf. I'm like the wimpy guy over here. — Bubba Watson

Why Play Sports Quotes By David Charvet

For me, sports is a big part of my life. It helped me through high school. It helped me get better grades, because if you don't have good grades, you can't play sports. — David Charvet

Why Play Sports Quotes By Max Lucado

You were deliberately planned, specially gifted, and lovingly placed on this earth by God. In a world that decides your worth by the clothes you wear or the sports you play, let me tell you something - you are valuable because God created you. — Max Lucado

Why Play Sports Quotes By Gregg Popovich

We changed our rules. If a player does not have some sot of altercation on or off the court once each month, we fine him ... The guys that are our top four scorers, each of them will be required once every two months to appear on MTV. The guys who shoot the worst free throws over a one-month period, next time we have a TV game they're required to look into the camera and beat their chests after they make a good play. — Gregg Popovich

Why Play Sports Quotes By Celia Imrie

I was never a pretty girl, so I wasn't the one to get the boy. I used to cast myself as a good sport. Sometimes I wonder if I do that too much with roles I play, because if I'm absolutely truthful, I quite like being the best friend, or the supporting role, and actually I ought to gear-change and make myself the leading role. — Celia Imrie

Why Play Sports Quotes By Dwight D. Eisenhower

The more baseball the better. It is a healthful sport and develops team play and initiative, plus an independent attitude. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Why Play Sports Quotes By George Vecsey

Yankee caps pop up all over the world, not as a statement of loyalty to that team, but as a symbol of - what? Winning 27 so-called World Series? Much of the world doesn't even play that sport. — George Vecsey

Why Play Sports Quotes By Hunter S. Thompson

The reason most people play golf is to wear clothes they would not be caught dead in otherwise. — Hunter S. Thompson

Why Play Sports Quotes By Barbie Bohrman

He's that senior offensive lineman I told you about who's coming off the injured reserve list. Anyway, Coach is concerned that he won't be ready to play at full--"
Mimi drops her head on the bar and starts to snore out loud. Very loud. So loud that a couple of patrons stop and stare at us.
"Mimi," I say in a low voice, "what the hell?"
She pops her head back up and rubs her eyes as if she just woke up from a catnap. "Oh my God, I'm so sorry, Katy. I was just so bored I fell right to sleep while you were talking about sports. Again. For like the millionth time. — Barbie Bohrman

Why Play Sports Quotes By Jacques Villeneuve

I hate it when politics play too large part in the sport. — Jacques Villeneuve

Why Play Sports Quotes By Lou Holtz

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

Why Play Sports Quotes By Frederick Lenz

In the Zen of sports and athletics, we seek to bring discipline and control into our physical movements, but at the same time to eliminate the self that gets in the way of perfect play. — Frederick Lenz

Why Play Sports Quotes By Willie Mays

I was very fortunate to play sports. All the anger in me went out. I had to do what I had to do. If you stay angry all the time, then you really don't have a good life. — Willie Mays

Why Play Sports Quotes By Damian Marley

I'm about 5' 10, and my hair is the length of my whole body now. We grow our hair because of faith, but it's getting heavy. Most of the rastas I know with hair my length are elders, and they keep it tied up, but for a young person who's active and running around, the weight is a big thing. So to play sports, I put it in a backpack. — Damian Marley

Why Play Sports Quotes By Robert Knepper

What I say about actors is you always want to find an actor you can play ball with. You throw the ball at them and you want them to throw it back. Your ball playing is a lot better when you play with good ballplayers, like any sport. Every actor I know feels the same way. — Robert Knepper

Why Play Sports Quotes By M.C. Mary Kom

What did I hope to gain from my game and from putting my parents through all this? The truth is that I loved to play. My body was fit and my mind raring to go. But I also hoped that I would get a government job through the sports quota. — M.C. Mary Kom

Why Play Sports Quotes By Jay Leno

I wanted to have a career in sports when I was young, but I had to give up the idea. I'm only six feet tall, so I couldn't play basketball. I'm only 190 pounds, so I couldn't play football, and I have 20/20 vision, so I couldn't be a referee. — Jay Leno

Why Play Sports Quotes By Novak Djokovic

It is my goal to win every time I play. But on the other hand, I also seek a balance of compassion and respect for the other players. I understand that everyone goes through difficult times, either mentally or physically, to cope with their life, to live the sport. — Novak Djokovic

Why Play Sports Quotes By Patrick Chan

I tried all kinds of sports when I was a kid, like soccer and tennis and golf, and, in fact, started skating to be able to play hockey. — Patrick Chan

Why Play Sports Quotes By Hope Powell

In order to play some sports there's quite a big cost implication, whereas football is relatively cheap. All you need is a ball and a couple of jumpers to practise. — Hope Powell

Why Play Sports Quotes By Chade-Meng Tan

I was always very different from the other kids. I have an I.Q. of 156. I didn't play sports. I thought big. I thought I could achieve great things. I don't want to sound megalomaniac, but my whole life is about doing something for the world, from as far back as I can remember. — Chade-Meng Tan

Why Play Sports Quotes By Chris Gabrieli

Every child should have time for arts, music, sports, drama, robotics, school newspapers and the like, not to mention recess and play. — Chris Gabrieli