Game Quotes Proverbs and Sayings - Page 6



The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that’s it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it.
Ty Cobb

When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch.
Ty Cobb

The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
Tom Wolfe

I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.
Walt Whitman

I haven’t had sex in eight months. To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling.
Kimberly Jones

If churches want to play the game of politics, let them pay admission like everyone else.
George Carlin

The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution.
Stephen Sondheim

It’s silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game.
Arsene Wenger

Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success.
Bo Bennett

I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win.
Tom Hopkins

Life’s too short for chess.
Henry James Byron

Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody’s going down.
Lance Armstrong

Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success.
Sparky Anderson

I have found that the players who have played in that game really do have respect for their adversaries.
Darrell Royal

The goals made such a difference to the way this game went.
John Motson

‘Oh yes,’ he thinks, ‘Women. With their subversive sexual tactics have no place in this game. It is no accident that the queen is the deadliest of pieces; the manly pawn: the weakest.’
Luis Camara Silva

I can never do better than Fawlty Towers whatever I do. Now I very much want to teach young talent some rules of the game.
John Cleese

I didn’t really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time.
George Bernard Shaw

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
Le Corbusier

Don’t do anything in practice that you wouldn’t do in the game.
George Halas

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
Ambrose Bierce

With spots quadrangular of diamond form,
Ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife,
And spades, the emblems of untimely graves.
William Cowper

‘Tis all a chequer board of nights and days,
Where destiny with men for pieces plays;
Hither and thither, and mates, and slays.
Edward Fitzgerald

An apocryphal story – the word “apocryphal” here means “obviously untrue” – tells of two people, long ago, who were very bored, and that instead of complaining about it they sat up all night and invented the game of chess so that everyone else in the world, on evenings when there is nothing to do, can also be bored by the perplexing and tedious game they invented.
Lemony Snicket

My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.
Timothy Leary

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