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Game Of Soccer Quotes


"If I'd just paid money to watch a soccer game, I'd want to kill someone too (once the buzz wore off and I realized where I was, because the only thing that would make me pay to watch a soccer game is perhaps a half gallon of whiskey)." - Tom O'Brien

"Soccer is a continuous game, rugby is a continuous game, but for the physical elements that are involved in playing a football game and the number of plays that you play, I don't know that it was ever intended to be a continuous game." - Nick Saban

"Soccer is a man's game, not an outing for mamby-pambies." - Jack Charlton

"...I've spent the last fifteen years of my life railing against the game of soccer, an exercise that has been lauded as "the sport of the future" since 1977. Thankfully, that future dystopia has never come." - Chuck Klosterman

"Great genetics are not necessarily a precursor for success in the game. Brazilian Legend Pele has often said that soccer stars are not born. Without proper soccer training a player will never reach his full potential. It is true that great speed would benefit someone who plays as a winger but would not be as useful for a goalkeeper. The greatest advantage of soccer is that it is not as discriminating as basketball or volleyball. There are no limitations when it comes to physique and it all comes down to individual soccer skills." - Pele

"Soccer is one of the most unifying activities amongst us." - Nelson Mandela

"If this can be termed the century of the common man, then soccer, of all sports, is surely his game.... In a world haunted by the hydrogen and napalm bomb, the football field is a place where sanity and hope are still left unmolested." - Stanley Rous

"I play for the intense challenges that the game on the highest levels present. The whole team enjoys playng exciting soccer for the fans and my part in that makes me feel good about myself. The whole concept of teamwork is what keeps us all going. It's my role to create scoring chances, and to come through for my teammates is extremely satisfying." - Mia Hamm

"Considerable research on successful soccer players and their developmental history, affirms that a good percentage of them have spent time in isolation, working on soccer skills." - Pele

"The roots of our Soccer Tribe lie deep in our primeval past." - Desmond Morris

"There's the beauty of the stage. I don't like filmed theater or opera because you're kind of playing soccer in a hockey game. Either or, they don't do justice to the media and you end up with a hybrid that is purely sensationalistic. Opera is a very theatrical medium that should be seen on a stage with the musicians in the pit in the audience." - Christoph Waltz

"At a youth soccer game you'll probably hear parents and coaches on the sidelines yelling, 'Pass the ball! Pass the ball!' ... When we continually tell our young players to pass the ball, we're not allowing them to develop their full potential, especially those who have the ability to take their opponents on and beat them one-on-one. As a result, we run the risk of diminishing a player's artistry and potential." - Tony DiCicco

"You know, in ten years you're gonna be playing soccer with your tits, what do you think of that?" - Bernardo Bertolucci

"How much soccer training is it needed to become a top player? It depends on the efficiency of your training routine. Setting long and short-term goals is a must. When planning out a soccer training regime, one must strive for realistic and consistent program that will diminish specific weaknesses. Broad versatility of soccer skills is the Nirvana of every dedicated trainee." - Pele

"The rest of the world loves soccer. Surely we must be missing something. Uh, isn't that what the Russians told us about communism? There's a good reason why you don't care about soccer - it's because you are an American and hating soccer is more American than mom's apple pie, driving a pick-up and spending Saturday afternoon channel-surfing with the remote control." - Tom Weir

"I think Barcelona and the Spanish national team have been good for soccer because there are a lot of teams that come up playing from the back : with the goalie, the defense, moving up a defender to midfield, playing attacking soccer. I think fans want to see that. They want to see beautiful soccer, a spectacle, and Barcelona does that." - Xavi

"The game of baseball is a clean, straight game." - William Howard Taft

"There's no honor in soccer" - Alexi Lalas

"Soccer is a magical game." - David Beckham

"Soccer and sports are entertainment ... You can't call Beethoven's 9th Symphony or a work of Shakespeare `entertainment.' It's not `entertainment.' It's culture." - Riccardo Muti

"I guess I was a bit of a tomboy. I liked to catch frogs in the ditch, play soccer with my brother's friends and play video games." - Jud Tylor

"Results, are the name of the game..." - Jim Rohn

"Excellence is the name of the game..." - Judith Jamison

"Soccer isn't brain surgery, have fun." - Michelle Akers

"I would rather get out of the game than stay in the game to change the game." - Danielle LaPorte

"Officials from the soccer organization FIFA, which decides which cities get to host the World Cup, are accused of accepting bribes when making their decision. Of course the toughest part for the soccer officials was taking bribes without using their hands." - Jimmy Fallon

"Instead of playing the game "Making Life Wonderful", we often play the game called "Who's Right". Do you know that game? It's a game where everybody loses." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments." - Mike Krzyzewski

"I'm a total soccer freak. I total soccer freak. Absolute total." - Robert Plant

"Golf is just a game - and an idiotic game most of the time." - Mark Calcavecchia

"When you watch the game, be a student of the game." - Don Meyer

"The game we are playing her is closest to the old game of 'Christians and lions.'" - Robert Crandall

"In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team." - Luis Suarez

"Foosball screwed up my perception of soccer. I though you had to kick the ball and then spin around and around. I can't do a back flip, much less several simultaneously with two other guys." - Mitch Hedberg

"Soccer is my first love. Ive been playing since I was 4 years old. I traveled the world doing it. I broke my leg when I was 16 or 17, and acting kind of filled the void." - Kyle Schmid

"Get the best player because whether it's soccer or whether it's anything else the team with the best players wins. So focus your energy on getting the best and getting rid of the weakest." - Jack Welch

"A normal adolescent is so restless and twitchy and awkward that he can mange to injure his knee-not playing soccer, not playing football-but by falling off his chair in the middle of French class." - Judith Viorst

"For me, acting in scenes with other people is like playing soccer with a bunch of legless five year olds. It's not really fair to them, but what else can I do, you know?" - Zach Braff

"Today was about execution, period. Every single player, all of us in the dressing room right now, we're embarrassed because that's not the way we want to play soccer." - Abby Wambach

"Love the game of baseball and baseball will love you." - Babe Ruth

"Stay in the game until the end of time." - Tupac Shakur

"In golf, humiliations are the essence of the game." - Alistair Cooke

"The ball is an essential part of the game." - Johan Cruijff

"Cersei in Game of Thrones is quite solid and stiff." - Lena Headey

"Golf is a game of precision, not strength." - Jack Nicklaus

"This wild swan of a world is no hunter's game." - Robinson Jeffers

"Life seemed even more of a guessing game than usual." - Julian Barnes

"We were outplayed in every facet of the game" - Michael Clarke

"Matrimony is the only game of chance the clergy favor." - Emily Murphy

"Decorating is like math, a game of adding and subtracting." - Charlotte Moss

"There is this concept of politics as a dirty game." - Georgios A. Papandreou

"Daikatana will be the greatest game of all time" - John Romero

"Feelings can't be a part of this game." - Simone Elkeles

"Baseball teaches that errors are part of the game." - Ernest Kurtz

"Ninety percent of this game is half mental." - Yogi Berra

"A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play." - James P. Carse

"Whoever invented soccer should be worshipped as God." - Hugo Sanchez

"Soccer is easy if you work hard at it." - Ian Feuer

"Soccer, metaphor for war, at times turns into real war." - Eduardo Galeano

"I am going to be a professional soccer player." - Hope Solo

"Soccer was invented by man but perfected by women." - Julie Foudy

"Leaving the game plan is a sign of panic, and panic is not in our game plan." - Chuck Noll

"Playing the game is a form of winning the game. In those competitions, we win by being resilient." - Seth Godin

"Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"The game itself is an autonomous game, but everybody is a part of it. No contribution is too small." - Joe Torre

"A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time" - Shigeru Miyamoto

"I thought of love as a game. It is not a game. It is more serious than death." - Cassandra Clare

"Soccer is a game in which everyone does a lot of running around. Twenty-one guys stand around and one guy does a tap dance with the ball." - James Patrick Murray

"Think of war as a game of Russian roulette. It is a game of chance with your life as the grand prize." - Ramman Kenoun

"You don't play triathlon. You play soccer; it's fun. You play baseball. Triathlon is work that you can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking on the roadside. It's the physical brutality of climbing Mount Everest without the great view from the top of the world. What kind of person keeps coming back for more of that?" - Chris McCormack

"Golf is not a game of great shots. It's a game of most accurate misses. The people who win make the smallest mistakes." - Gene Littler

"That's the name of the game ... pleasing the customer. If we ever lose sight of that fact, we've lost the ball game." - Ray Kroc

"(Baseball) is a game with a lot of waiting in it; it is a game with increasingly heightened anticipation of increasingly limited action" - John Irving

"The game of life is good, though all of life may be hurt, and though all lives lose the game in the end." - Jack London

"If it turns out that Mario doesn't really fit into the type of game I want, I wouldn't mind using Zelda as the basis of the new game." - Shigeru Miyamoto

"The placing of the center pawns determines the 'topography' of a game of chess." - Alexander Kotov

"All that proves is that most of the world is too poor to build bowling alleys, golf courses, tennis courts and baseball fields. There's hundreds of millions of poor people out there who still ain't got indoor plumbing, but that don't mean there's something great about an outhouse. Soccer is boring. I've never seen a more boring sport." - Mike Royko

"We have not made cricket and football [soccer] professional because of any astonishing avarice or new vulgarity. We have made them professional because we would have them perfect. We have dedicated men to them as to some god of inhuman excellence. We care more for football than for the fun of playing football." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"We wanted to create an environment where if a game player enjoyed the "writing style" of a particular game designer, he or she could look for the next game by that same author and not be disappointed." - David Crane

"Of course, errors are not good for a chess game, but errors are unavoidable and in any case, a game without ant errors, or as they say 'flawless game' is colorless." - Mikhail Tal

"My father was a basketball player, so I loved basketball because he did. It was a direct transference. But, more than that, basketball, in the United States at least, plays the same function that soccer does everyone else in the world. It's the sport of poverty. It's the sport born of poverty. It's the cheapest sport." - Sherman Alexie

"The crowds at West Ham haven't been rewarded by results, but they keep turning up because of the good football they see. Other clubs will suffer from the old bugbear that results count more than anything. This has been the ruination of English soccer." - Ron Greenwood

"They say football is America's greatest game, but it's not. The greatest game in America is called opportunity. Football is merely a great expression of it." - Joe Kapp

"The name of the game is no-limit Texas Hold'em, the game that takes a minute to learn but a lifetime to master." - Mike Sexton

"I came to see, in my time at IBM, that culture isn't just one aspect of the game; it is the game" - Lou Gerstner

"A proven theorem of game theory states that every game with complete information possesses a saddle point and therefore a solution." - Richard Arnold Epstein

"Baseball is really two sports - the summer game and the autumn game. One is the leisurely pastime of our national mythology. The other is not so gentle." - Thomas Boswell

"Humour is meant, in a literal sense, to make game of man; that is, to dethrone him from his official dignity and hunt him like game." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"If you cheat yourself in practice, you'll cheat yourself in a game; and if you cheat in a game, you'll cheat yourself for the rest of your life." - Vince Lombardi

"If you want to know the outcome of a game before the game has even started, you need to control each side." - David Icke

"I learned so much from Sue about the Xs and Os of the game of basketball." - Pat Summitt

"Football is a game of cliches, and I believe in every one of them." - Vince Lombardi

"Fortunately for me, its my most favorite drill, and that is finishing. However, from a young age, soccer players in this country are not taught how to properly finish, and I think you see that through the professional ranks, that we dont have that killer instinct of the forwards from other countries." - Landon Donovan

"I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead: 'A pretty move, for the love of God.' And when good soccer happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don't give a damn which team or country performs it." - Eduardo Galeano

"At a certain point, you cannot handle everything yourself; having a team around you is very important. To have a strong team of people in which you can rely and people that you've been working with for years. I relate it to soccer - you have different positions and you have to bring in the right person at the right position." - Ricardo Guadalupe

"I get a kick out of soccer." - Anonymous

"The game of life looks cheerful when one carries a treasure safe in his heart." - Friedrich Schiller

"In the absence of truth, power is the only game in town." - Richard John Neuhaus

"Let's play a game of whose life sucks worse ... I'll win, I always win ..." - Ellen Pompeo

"The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time." - Vince Lombardi

"For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind." - Harry Vardon

"This is a game of misses. The guy who misses the best is going to win." - Ben Hogan

"You can't go into a shop and buy a good game of golf." - Sam Snead

"The most important thing for a forward is speed of thought. Top players read the game." - Samuel Eto'o

"I want to be one of the best players in the game." - Kevin Durant

"Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Golf is a game of coordination, rhythm, and grace; women have these to a high degree." - Babe Didrikson Zaharias

"The sweaty players in the game of life always have more fun than the supercilious spectators." - William Feather

"That game gave us a lot of confidence and the fans something to cheer for." - Bill Vaughan

"Game calls cant be just, Oh, by the way, as part of a larger discussion." - Marv Albert

"A helluva athlete, the best ever to play his position in the history of the game." - Al Davis

"Sailboat racing becomes a game of chance only when you are not prepared" - Buddy Melges

"We [Americans] are game-playing, fun-loving creatures; we are the otters of the universe." - Richard Bach

"Golf is a game of misses, and the winners are those who have the best misses" - Kathy Whitworth

"Make a game out of practice, you're still a child at heart" - Harvey Penick

"It's the end game that people dread and that's what I'm scared of" - Terry Pratchett

"I feel it's just some sort of game if it's just abstract." - Jeffrey Smart

"You don't win a game by hitting the ball out of the court." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"You've got to stay ahead of the game to be able to stay in it." - Kate Moss

"You can't run game on a rapper. I'm always 10 steps ahead of you." - Nicki Minaj

"Diplomacy is a game of chess in which the nations are checkmated." - Karl Kraus

"Cricket is full of theorists who can ruin your game in no time." - Ian Botham

"Always bring your "A" game and god will take care of the rest." - Jason Black

"Watching a ball game is one of the sweetest pleasures in the world." - Silvia Tennenbaum

"I cannot allow state government to continue to be consumed by this game of political 'gotcha." - Ernie Fletcher

"You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball." - Bob Knight

"I will see this game of life out to its bitter end" - Zane Grey

"Visualization lets you concentrate on all the positive aspects of your game." - Curtis Strange

"I had no chance of controlling a ball game until I first controlled myself." - Carl Hubbell

"Learn the fundamentals of the game and stick to them. Band-Aid remedies never last." - Jack Nicklaus

"Be warned! From Satan's viewpoint you are a pawn in his game of cosmic chess." - Adrian Rogers

"Find friends and not lovers; you will win the game of life." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"To retire at the top of the game, that's always been my aim." - Joe Calzaghe

"A man must consider what a blindman's-buff is this game of conformity." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Part of me wonders if this is a suicide mission disguised as a game." - Veronica Roth

"When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival." - Ellen Hopkins

"The point is that it looks like gambling because the language of the game is money." - Al Alvarez

"A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigour of the game." - Charles Lamb

"The pictures placed for ornament and use, The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Sorry, but the whole walking corpse epiphany kind of threw me off my game." - Rachel Vincent

"Always double-knot your sneakers. One of my teammates once lost a shoe during a game!" - Heather Mitts

"Master the rules of the game until you can play it better they can." - Michael Scott

"Young man, if that bat comes down, you're out of the game" - Bill Klem

"You can sum up the game of baseball in one word: 'You never know.'" - Joaquin Andujar

"Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins." - Johan Cruijff

"My part of the game is that I must live the best I can." - Charles Bukowski

"Life begins when you get out of the grandstand into the game." - P. L. Debevoise

"Love is only the game that is not called on account of darkness." - Magnus Hirschfeld

"The man who has no more problems to solve, is out of the game." - Elbert Hubbard

"I never lost a game. I just ran our of time." - Bobby Layne



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