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Gordie Howe Quotes and Sayings

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All hockey players are bilingual.
They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

Related topics: Sports

You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself,
get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was
a one hundred percent effort that you gave -
win or lose.
- Gordie Howe

American professional athletes are bilingual;
they speak English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

You've got to love what you're doing.
If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the
soreness or all the aches and pains,
and continue to play for a long, long time.
- Gordie Howe

 

A good hockey player plays where the puck is.
A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
- Wayne Gretzky

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
- Rodney Dangerfield

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Hockey is a sport for white men.
Basketball is a sport for black men.
Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
- Tiger Woods

Right now I like baseball, hockey and tennis players.
And horseback riders.
- Martina Hingis

I love hockey, and I don't love it for any other reason
than when I get out there and play,
I enjoy it.
- Brendan Fehr

But the truth is, growing up in California,
we knew nothing about hockey.
- Leigh Steinberg

My goal was to play in the NHL, because that is the
best hockey in the world.
- Jaromir Jagr

It's not only hockey, it's every sport.
You know, it's a big event.
- Peter Forsberg

People on the streets are ready for hockey.
- Eric Lindros

Like I said, a 30-year-old hockey player,
even when I came to New York when I was 30,
I was on the downside of my career, pretty much the end of my career.
- Mark Messier

I watch a lot of hockey.
There are some good hockey players and there are some
awfully stupid hockey players.
- Ted Lindsay

Canadian hockey fans...
They boo me every time I go anywhere.
Because I play for Team USA.
- Brett Hull

Nobody gives a crap about hockey down here -
nobody.
I coach kids' hockey down here and you can start to
see the disinterest in the game here with the kids.
- Bobby Hull

Usually when I wielded a hockey stick,
it meant somebody was going to get hurt.
This is just a friendly match.
- Stan Mikita

The greatest hockey player who ever lived:
Bobby Orr,
and I love him.
- Donald Stewart Cherry

I think the thing you always got to keep in mind,
you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles.
- Mark Messier

Hockey is the original extreme sport.
- Tom Ward

You can't get big in hockey.
You need to be pliable...
they've even taken fighting out of the game,
so there's no more of those big huge guys who just fight.
- Brett Hull

Hockey is a tough game.
- Bobby Orr

Playing hockey, there were a lot of guys bigger than me,
so I knew I was going to get hit and have to deal with it.
Gotta hit back.
- Mike Weir

People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup,
but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best.
It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far.
- Marcel Dionne

In terms of soccer, it wasn't really a thing that girls did.
In England it more kind of Net Ball and Hockey and
stuff like that in athletics.
It's to each their own, really.
- Parminder Nagra

It's only 60,000.
It's not a big town.
It's a big hockey town.
Everybody plays hockey when you grow up.
- Peter Forsberg

By 1946, I knew Detroit was the best hockey city in the Original Six.
- Ted Lindsay

When you think of hockey, when you think of Canada,
you think of Wayne Gretzky.
- Joe Sakic

When I was a kid, I remember playing hockey outside and whenever you did,
you thought about playing for Finland vs.
Sweden.
That's just the way it was.
- Teemu Selanne

I love extreme sports, I like snowboarding and motorcross
and rollerblading and hockey.
- Jeremy London

I went on and was still able to play some good hockey.
- Paul Coffey

Every day is a great day for hockey.
- Mario Lemeiux

Probably the biggest thing that surprises people is
that I am obsessed with hockey.
I grew up in the Boston area so I am obsessed with
hockey since I was a little kid.
- Rob Zombie

Canada is hockey.
- Mike Weir

It's not a sport you get famous at.
If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey.
- Eric Heiden

That's the awesome part.
Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer,
basketball, softball and now hockey -
and know they can win a gold medal,
too.
- Angela Ruggiero

There was a time there in the mid '80s to the '90s
there that we played six finals,
three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10
months a year for a long time there.
- Mark Messier

I love those hockey moms.
You know what they say the difference between a hockey
mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick.
- Sarah Palin

It was a fun ride.
I've enjoyed my time on the ice and I've enjoyed more
and more people getting interested in the game of hockey.
- Ron Francis

I wish I were a character actor.
Of course, if I played hockey without a mask,
I could become one.
- Michael Vartan

I used to collect hockey cards.
It was like Vegas at my school.
You'd go to school with your box of cards,
and at recess and lunchtime there were all these games we'd play.
- Steve Nash

Sometimes guys need to cry.
Some hockey players think they're too tough to cry.
- Brett Hull

I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed;
everything I did in hockey I worked for,
and that's the way I'll be as a coach.
- Wayne Gretzky

I would be surprised if there weren't some owners who
didn't want to get a deal done right now and get back to playing hockey.
- Luke Richardson

For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a professional hockey player.
- Mario Lemeiux

My job is to suggest and ratify and use any expertise
that I might have gained over the 23 years in professional
hockey to make our game a better game.
- Bobby Hull

Canadians send us great hockey players.
You also send us wonderful performers,
from the beginning, with Mary Pickford.
- Jamie Farr

I think now what you're seeing is guys that are in
the peaks of their careers anywhere from 27 to 35 years old,
seems to be when they play their best hockey.
- Mark Messier

I was thrilled one year when I was younger when not
only did my brothers get hockey sticks for Christmas -
but I did too!
- Nancy Kerrigan

But if kids take up things like hockey and football they will go back to it.
- Daley Thompson

Basketball isn't as popular in Canada as it is in the US.
Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada.
- Steve Nash

Of course, my family has been a big reason for me to come back,
especially my son who loves the game of hockey -
he was a big reason for me coming back.
- Mario Lemieux

I had a hard time with that hockey.
I hadn't grown up skating, so that was my biggest challenge.
We worked on it and worked on it.
But then when we first shot it, it was so hard for me.
- Woody Harrelson

I also developed an interest in sports,
and played in informal games at a nearby school yard
where the neighborhood children met to play touch football,
baseball, basketball and occasionally,
ice hockey.
- Steven Chu

I think we have our sports within our own culture that are huge with baseball,
football, basketball, and hockey.
Those are the sports in America that we grow up with
and soccer isn't really there yet.
- Claudio Reyna

If you're going to play hockey now, you have to be able to play.
If you have the ability to fight and play,
you're an unbelievable commodity.
But if you can only fight, there might be six of those guys left in the league,
and I can guarantee they're going fast.
- Brett Hull

A series of rumors about my attitude,
as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family
showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit
general manager toward me would make it impossible
for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit.
- Ted Lindsay

Since the beginning, I always loved the game.
When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be
a professional hockey player.
When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted.
- Mario Lemieux

I am like the Jack Nicholson of the Kings -
every single game.
If there was a game tonight I wouldn't be here.
I used to play hockey.
That was my original thing.
My first thing, I wanted to play professional hockey.
- Rob Zombie

Growing up, if I hadn't had sports, I don't know where I'd be.
God only knows what street corners I'd have been standing
on and God only knows what I'd have been doing,
but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble.
- Bobby Orr

That's another thing, we made up games.
We didn't have equipment.
When it snowed, we would play slow motion tackle football.
We would play hockey, but we wouldn't skate.
We just made things up.
I loved doing that.
- Mike Krzyzewski

For the next approximately three years,
I have got Nathan to take care of.
I know that once he graduates from high school,
he will be off doing whatever it is he is going to be doing -
probably playing ice hockey.
- Barbara Mandrell

I like ice hockey, but it's a frustrating game to watch.
It's hard to keep your eyes on both the puck and the
players and too much time passes between scoring in hockey.
There are usually more fights than there are points.
- Andy Rooney

My message to the kids and our fans is hockey's a great game.
There's a lot of hockey being played at all levels.
Get involved, do it.
We will be back and we will be back better than ever
and hopefully as soon as possible.
Don't give up on the game.
It's too good.
- Gary Bettman

I had all the usual ambition growing up.
I wanted to be a writer, a musician,
a hockey player.
I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five.
Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked.
- Michael J. Fox

I don't like my hockey sticks touching other sticks,
and I don't like them crossing one another,
and I kind of have them hidden in the corner.
I put baby powder on the ends.
I think it's essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.
- Wayne Gretzky

The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile.
And hopefully we will also see that the lessons we're teaching -
not only the fundamentals of hockey,
but also the life values - are sinking in.
- Bobby Orr

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke


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