You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone.
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
When we've got the puck, they can't score.
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
Hockey s a funny game. You have to prove yourself every shift, every game. It's not up to anybody else. You have to take pride in yourself.
We know that hockey is where we live, where we can best meet and overcome pain and wrong and death. Life is just a place where we spend time between games.
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
How would you like a job where, if you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?
Yeah, I'm cocky and I am arrogant. But that doesn't mean I'm not a nice person.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
It's not who wins the fight that's important, it's being willing to fight. If you get challenged and renege, everyone wants to take a shot at you.
A puck is a hard rubber disk that hockey players strike when they can't hit one another.
Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept.
By the age of 18, the average American has witnessed 200,000 acts of violence on television, most of them occurring during Game 1 of an NHL playoff series.
Half the game is mental, the other half is being mental.
Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Hockey captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive.
We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital.
Arrive at the net with the puck and in ill humor.
Hockey belongs to the Cartoon Network, where a person can be pancaked by an ACME anvil, then expanded - accordion-style - back to full stature, without any lasting side effect.
The only difference between this and Custer's last stand was that Custer didn't have to look at the tape afterward.
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