Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.
During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at-bats a season. That means I played 7 years without ever hitting the ball.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.
When I step onto the court, I don't have to think about anything. If I have a problem off the court, I find that after I play, my mind is clearer and I can come up with a better solution. It's like therapy. It relaxes me and allows me to solve problems.
Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.
You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.
What is love? Love is playing every game as if it's your last!
You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
I love playing sport.
I grew up playing sports, football, basketball, baseball, everything, and acting was such a different environment and different world for me.
Girls playing sports is not about winning gold medals. It's about self-esteem, learning to compete and learning how hard you have to work in order to achieve your goals.
First off, do everything they can to give their kids the opportunities to play sports; asthma is not a deterrent to playing sports.
I never went to stage school or anything like that. It was always plays, productions at school and things like that. The thing for me with acting was it was the only thing I could fully concentrate on. I loved playing sports. I didn't really love studying.