Our heroes say it best and we will always be inspired by them, but those heroes don’t have to be real do they?!
When it comes to sport, movies really have produced some gems. Some of them will live on forever in movie and indeed sports culture. They are also famous for their hilarious and sometime truly inspiring motivational quotes.
“If you’re not first, you’re last.” – Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
“I piss excellence” – more Ricky Bobby
“It really don’t matter if this guy opens my head, either. ‘Cause all I wanna do is go the distance.” – Rocky
“Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong.” Babe Ruth, The Sandlot
“Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory last forever!” The Replacements
“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball”. Patches O”Houlihan, Dodgeball may have been a foul mouthed hardass but he had a very good point on this line:
“The inches we need are all around us. They’re in every break of the game, every minute, every second”. Tony D’Amato, Any Given Sunday
Kenny Powers from East Bound and Down on the topic of Triathlons: “I play real sports. Not trying to be the best at exercising”.
Kenny Powers on flaws: “I’ve been blessed with many things in this life: an arm like a damn rocket, a cock like a Burmese python, and the mind of a fucking scientist. So people often ask me, Kenny, what are your weaknesses? Do you have any? I would say that my biggest flaw, my Achilles heel, is my tireless work ethic.”
“Anytime someone mentions pressure, harness the energy”. Happy Gilmore
Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Forrest Gump
These are not fictional but worth adding!
“Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.”
“Competitive sports are played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch court, the space between your ears.”
“Statistics are like bikinis — they show a lot but not everything.”
And we’ll leave you with our favourite from the GOAT, the legend himself –
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 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.”
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to great sports movie quotes so why don’t you comment with your favourite on and we’ll add it to the list.
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