Players Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old players quotes, players sayings, and players proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


I don't have any tricky plays, I'd rather have tricky players.     

Abe Lemons

No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it's what his players know that counts.     

Paul Bryant

Every great player has learned the two Cs: how to concentrate and how to maintain composure.     

Byron Nelson

Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities.     

Tom Brady

I think it's the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations.     

John McEnroe

Some players you pat their butts, some players you kick their butts, some players you leave alone.     

Pete Rose

Although I wanted my players to work to win, I tried to convince them they had always won when they had done their best.     

John Wooden

Talent is secondary to whether players are confident.     

Jack Gibson

Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.     

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The players make the manager, it's never the other way.     

Sparky Anderson

The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules.     

Sparky Anderson

Players have two things to do. Play and keep their mouths shut.     

Sparky Anderson

The best players will play. That's the way it will always be.     

Larry Bird

He who gets the best players usually wins.     

Bobby Bowden

People have to understand how important it is for the players to let off steam, switch off and relax.     

Will Carling

Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.     

Scottie Pippen

I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them.     

Elizabeth Banks

So if the players trust the coach, it's not a problem. If the players don't trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa.     

Bill Parcells

Players are artists who create their own reality within the game.     

Shigeru Miyamoto

Players respond to coaches who really have their best interests at heart.     

Mike Singletary

Players must do what you want them to do in pressure situations.     

Don Meyer

The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less.     

Pete Sampras

Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.     

Casey Stengel

Players play, tough players win.     

Tom Izzo

Everyone knows the game is about the players.     

Mike Quade

It's not the name that makes the player. It's the player.     

Barry Bonds

Most players prepare for disaster. A good player prepares for success.     

Tony Alfonso

The one thing about players today is that they're very sensitive, and very fragile. They didn't grow up with tough coaches.     

Doug Collins

I think every player should think that he's a difference maker.     

Brett Favre

I don't believe a player is ever a finished product.     

Anthony Rizzo