Wrestling quotes

  • Television in the 1960s & 70s had just as much dross and the programmes were a lot more tediously patronising than they are now. Memory truncates occasional gems into a glittering skein of brilliance. More television, more channels means more good television and, of course, more bad. The same equation applies to publishing, film and, I expect, sumo wrestling.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Memories #Mean #Wrestling

  • When we give children advice or instant solutions, we deprive them of the experience that comes from wrestling with their own problems.
    -- Adele Faber

    #Children #Wrestling #Giving

  • What does everybody want? HEAD!
    -- Al Snow

    #Wrestling #Doe #Want

  • Midget wrestling on channel 3, it costs me 50 bucks a month.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Art #Wrestling #Media

  • I am Alberto Del Rio, but you already knew that.
    -- Alberto Del Rio


  • Fear of failure is what fuels me, keeps me on edge and sharp. I'm not as good when I'm comfortable.
    -- Alex Rodriguez

    #Wrestling #Fuel #Fear Of Failure

  • Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Inspirational #Inspiring #Wrestling

  • "Exciting" is a dull world to describe the wrestling business.
    -- Alexander Nderitu

    #Wrestling #World #Dull

  • Only death can seperate me from the wrestling world.
    -- Alexander Nderitu

    #Wrestling #World

  • Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny.
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Wrestling #Destiny #Action

  • There is no doubt about it that it is more difficult for a woman to follow a career than for a man. Through the centuries his time has been considered more valuable, and he has consequently been excused from wrestling with many of 'life's minor damnabilities.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Wrestling #Men #Careers

  • I encourage you to find your punk-rock, your lucha-libre, your pro-wrestling
    -- Amy Dumas

    #Wrestling #Rocks #Punk

  • Even though i have no other choice but to marry you... I Just want to make it clear that i love and will always love Matt Hardy
    -- Amy Dumas

    #Wrestling #Choices #Want

  • I'm just going to take this in a minute. The wrestling world, we're kind of our own breed and different from maybe some movie stars who have their big speeches that they do that ends their long career in a roast. You're entire career in the WWE kind of like one big roast, but this is the moment where you get to soak it in and just see what's going on for a minute.
    -- Amy Dumas

    #Stars #Wrestling #Wwe

  • I read Claire Messud's 'The Emperor's Children,' I read Joseph O'Neill's 'Netherland' - but to me, they're not 9/11 novels. In 'The Emperor's Children,' 9/11 felt to me like a piece of the plot; the novel wasn't wrestling with what 9/11 meant. And 'Netherland' felt the same way. I liked both books a lot but I don't see them as 9/11 novels.
    -- Amy Waldman

    #Children #Book #Wrestling

  • The Patriot wears that mask EVERYWHERE! Even in the shower!
    -- Anderson Luis de Abreu Oliveira

    #Wrestling #Patriot #Mask

  • If I don't do what I need to do to win, I won't win, no matter who is on the other side of the net.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Wrestling #Winning #Needs

  • To be present - really, truly present - in art and life requires empathizing with uncertainty and wrestling with risk.
    -- Andy Greenwald

    #Art #Wrestling #Risk

  • Theres no drama like wrestling.
    -- Andy Kaufman

    #Drama #Wrestling #No Drama

  • If I play my cards right, I could bring network wrestling back to TV. Unfortunately, to most people, wrestling is a laughingstock. But fortunately, I'm reaching people who otherwise wouldn't watch it.
    -- Andy Kaufman

    #Wrestling #Play #People

  • If I'd known how many problems I was going to run into before I finished, I can't remember a single project I would have started.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Running #Wrestling #Remember

  • I like to make my fights exciting and different. Everybody in UFC can fight. We're capable of kickboxing, wrestling, but I like to stand out. That's what I really pride myself on. What can I do to stand out from the other people in my sport.
    -- Anthony Pettis

    #Sports #Wrestling #Fighting

  • We wrestle with our own opponents on a daily basis. These challengers can come in numerous forms whether it be a physical challenge, emotional, or even relational issues that can overtake us. No matter what opponent we are wrestling against we can be UNSTOPPABLE.
    -- Anthony Robles

    #Wrestling #Emotional #Issues

  • They were wrestling with canvases, using violent colors and huge brush strokes. I arrived with gray, silent, sober, oppressed paintings. One critic said they were paintings that thought.
    -- Antoni Tapies

    #Wrestling #Color #Painting

  • One of the things I discovered in Japan was from watching sumo wrestling. At the end you can never tell who has won the fight, and who has lost, because they do not show their emotion because it could embarrass the loser. It is unbelievable. That is why I try to teach my team politeness. It is only here in England that everybody pokes their tongue out when they win.
    -- Arsene Wenger

    #Team #Wrestling #Fighting

  • We tottered together upon the brink of the fall. I have some knowledge, however, of baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling, which has more than once been very useful to me. I slipped through his grip, and he with a horrible scream kicked madly for a few seconds and clawed the air with both his hands.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Art #Fall #Wrestling

  • It was my pork chop. But that's ok. I ate his dog food.
    -- Bam Bam Bigelow

    #Dog #Wrestling #Pork

  • Find your own picture, your own self in anything that goes bad. It's awfully easy to mouth off at your staff or chew out players, but if it's bad, and your the head coach, you're responsible. If we have an intercepted pass, I threw it. I'm the head coach. If we get a punt blocked, I caused it. A bad practice, a bad game, it's up to the head coach to assume his responsibility.
    -- Bear Bryant

    #Wrestling #Responsibility #Player

  • Don't overwork your squad. If you're going to make a mistake, under-work them.
    -- Bear Bryant

    #Mistake #Wrestling #Squad

  • ...good-Samaritanism in London is considered an extreme sport - like base-jumping or crocodile-wrestling.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Sports #Wrestling #Jumping

  • Being a seasoned Londoner, Martin gave the body the "London once-over" - a quick glance to determine whether this was a drunk, a crazy or a human being in distress. The fact that it was entirely possible for someone to be all three simultaneously is why good-Samaritanism in London is considered an extreme sport - like BASE jumping or crocodile wrestling.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Sports #Crazy #Wrestling

  • The cutthroat part of it is that professional wrestling has no union. There are a number of people that are taken advantage of on a daily basis.
    -- Bill Goldberg

    #Taken #Wrestling #Numbers

  • Confidence is only born out of one thing ­ demonstrated ability. It is not born of anything else. You cannot dream up confidence. You cannot fabricate it. You cannot wish it. You have to accomplish it.
    -- Bill Parcells

    #Dream #Wrestling #Wish

  • Winning comes down to who can execute under pressure.
    -- Billie Jean King

    #Wrestling #Winning #Pressure

  • Tennis is a game of angles. You never have time to figure the angles. It's practiced. It's so practiced that it becomes an instinct. You just know where to put the ball. You just feel it. It has been computed into your brain so many times ­ it is there.
    -- Billie Jean King

    #Wrestling #Games #Tennis

  • I'm the man of the hour, the man with the power, too sweet to be sour.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Sweet #Wrestling #Men

  • I would wrestle Hulk Hogan when I'm 50 years old.
    -- Bob Backlund

    #Wrestling #Years

  • I'm a huge wrestling fan. Wrestlers have so many great qualities that athletes need to have.
    -- Bob Stoops

    #Athlete #Wrestling #Quality

  • It's very hard to get out of this hold, that's why you either have to scoot backwards, move forwards, or try to get up.
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Moving #Wrestling #Trying

  • [On Sting] He threw a sucker punch. There's the sucker who threw the punch. Him the the Bart Simpson hair doo.
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Wrestling #Hair #Sucker Punch

  • You don't have to yell at me Schiavone. I'm not blind!
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Wrestling #Blind

  • He looks like something that fell out of a deck of cards!
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Wrestling #Cards #Looks

  • Once you wrestke Rikki Atakki, an hour later you want to wrestle him again.
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Wrestling #Want #Hours

  • Just look at the way he hangs in mid air!
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Wrestling #Air #Looks

  • There's a counter for every hold and a hold for every counter, and a lunch counter for every person that you know Schivone.
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Wrestling #Lunch #Persons

  • I once asked him what came at the end of the sentence... and he said "parole".
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Wrestling #Ends #Parole

  • He's the only man I know of who can hide his own easter eggs.
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Easter #Wrestling #Men

  • When's the last time you went into a barber shop and saw everyone there unconsious?
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Wrestling #Lasts #Saws

  • Tito Santana is like a cue-ball. The more you strike him, the more english you get out of him.
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Wrestling #Balls #Tito

  • The two things that scare me most about wrestling fans is that they're allowed to vote and allowed to reproduce.
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Wrestling #Wwe #Two

  • I don't want to give my opponent the satisfaction of watching me celebrate, which would make it look like a big deal that I beat him.
    -- Brent Metcalf

    #Wrestling #Giving #Looks

  • The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be
    -- Bret Hart


  • You have to believe you're great. You have to have an air about you. My success wasn't because I was a great talent, but because I wanted it more than anybody else. Every minute I step on that field, I want to prove I'm the best player in the league.
    -- Brett Favre

    #Believe #Wrestling #Player

  • Due to the injuries that I will have for the rest of my life, it is physically impossible for me to consider any career in wrestling.
    -- Brian Bosworth

    #Wrestling #Careers #Impossible

  • Assessing existence while failing to embrace the insights of modern physics would be like wrestling in the dark with an unknown opponent.
    -- Brian Greene

    #Wrestling #Dark #Would Be

  • I don't feel pain. I ain't got time for that. I let other people feel pain for me.
    -- Brock Lesnar

    #Pain #Wrestling #People

  • Professional wrestling is in my blood. I may have second guessed it in the past, but I know it now.
    -- Brock Lesnar

    #Motivational #Wrestling #Past

  • Knowing my husband they way I do, this is what he lives for - real competition. And I don't think he was ever satisfied when he was with the WWE. He just loves the thrill of competition.
    -- Brock Lesnar

    #Husband #Real #Wrestling

  • There are no little things.
    -- Bruce Barton

    #Wrestling #Littles #Little Things

  • Anyone can wrestle until they are tired.
    -- Cael Sanderson

    #Tired #Wrestling

  • Art is mainly about wrestling with material reality, not striving after a spiritual ideal.
    -- Calvin Seerveld

    #Spiritual #Art #Wrestling

  • This is a sport (wrestling) that has turned many boys into men and many men into leaders. And it is a sport in which you can be a giant regardless of how big you are.
    -- Carl Albert

    #Sports #Wrestling #Boys

  • I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out, that's when I've really learned.
    -- Carol Burnett

    #Adversity #Wrestling #Work Out

  • Marriage is a wrestling match where you hold on tight while your mate changes into a hundred different things. The trick is that you're changing into a hundred other things, but you can't let go. You can only try to match up and never turn into a wolf while he's a rabbit, or a mouse while he's still busy being an owl, a brawny black bull while he's a little blue crab scuttling for shelter. It's harder than it sounds.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Letting Go #Wrestling #Blue

  • I show more blind rage than Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles wrestling in a steel cage.
    -- Chino XL

    #Rap #Wrestling #Hip Hop

  • Ninety percent of my game is mental. It's my concentration that has gotten me this far. I won't even call a friend on the day of a match. I'm scared of disrupting my concentration. I don't allow any competition with tennis.
    -- Chris Evert

    #Wrestling #Games #Tennis

  • There were times when deep down inside I wanted to win so badly I could actually will it to happen. I think most of my career has been based on desire.
    -- Chris Evert

    #Wrestling #Winning #Thinking

  • Welcome to Raw, is, Jericho!
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Wrestling #Welcome #Jericho

  • I never want to hide my wrestling background.
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Wrestling #Want #Backgrounds

  • I am Chris Jericho, your new hero! And I am the new millenium for the World Wrestling Federation!
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Hero #Wrestling #World

  • As a matter of fact I could beat you two with both my arms and my legs tied. I'll roll down this ramp and score myself a 7-10 idiot split!
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Wrestling #Two #Legs

  • You'll never, eever, be the same, again!
    -- Chris Jericho


  • If Shakespeare was alive today, he'd be writing wrestling shows.
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Wrestling #Writing #Today

  • In Hollywood, there really is a stigma against wrestling. I think that's why people think wrestlers are Neanderthals who can't string two words together.
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Wrestling #Thinking #Two

  • A live performance is the same no matter what genre it is. Wrestling, rock 'n roll, hosting, acting - it's the same thing.
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Wrestling #Rocks #Acting

  • Think about it - pro wrestling as an Olympic sport would be pretty cool. Look at figure skating or gymnastics - what is it? It's a choreographed performance that is judged.
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Sports #Wrestling #Gymnastics

  • There's no unemployment insurance if you don't have a job in wrestling. You really have to be committed, to have a love and a passion for the sport, a belief in yourself that you can do it.
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Sports #Jobs #Wrestling

  • The most important thing about being in wrestling is that you have to connect with the crowd, connect with the fans, and you either want them to love you, or to hate you. Either way, so long as they're reacting to what you're doing.
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Hate #Love You #Wrestling

  • There are a lot of similarities between dancing and wrestling. The costumes are the same, the spandex and all that, but you have to be light on your feet to do both, and you have to remember choreography.
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Wrestling #Feet #Light

  • If you want to see Chris Jericho drink a beer with Stone Cold Steve Austin, give me a doo-a dee-dee-dam, dee-dee-doo.
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Wrestling #Beer #Giving

  • Practice without improvement is meaningless.
    -- Chuck Knox

    #Wrestling #Practice #Improvement

  • Always have a plan and believe in it. I tell my coaches not to compromise. Nothing good happens by accident. There must be a plan for everything and the plan will prevent you from overlooking little things. By having that plan, you'll be secure and self-doubts will never become a factor.
    -- Chuck Knox

    #Believe #Wrestling #Self

  • Repeated actions are stored as habits. If the repeated actions aren't fundamentally sound, then what comes out in a game can't be sound. What comes out will be bad habits.
    -- Chuck Knox

    #Wrestling #Games #Sound

  • Well, Im wrestling alligators.
    -- Claire McCaskill

    #Wrestling #Alligators #Wells

  • You're speechless sometimes when you think of the support you've had from the first day I've started wrestling to now.
    -- Clay Guida

    #Wrestling #Thinking #Support

  • I think pro wrestling doesn't seem to get a lot of mainstream attention until somebody dies.
    -- CM Punk

    #Wrestling #Thinking #Attention

  • Wrestling is pretty DIY. I've been doing it for 12 years, completely on my own. It's like being in a band or running a zine - except that I get to kick people in the face.
    -- CM Punk

    #Running #Wrestling #Zines

  • I think drugs and alcohol aren't a wrestling problem, it's a life problem, it's a people problem.
    -- CM Punk

    #Wrestling #Thinking #People

  • Pro wrestling has always been ingrained into American culture. It was one of the first things that was ever on television, so everybody watched it.
    -- CM Punk

    #Wrestling #Culture #Television

  • Don't let these tattoos fool you. I'm straight edge. I'm a man of great discipline; I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs... my addiction is wrestling - my obsession is competition. Discipline. My name is C...M...Punk.
    -- CM Punk

    #Inspiring #Tattoo #Wrestling

  • If I- if I competed in Bruno Sammartino's era, I'd have been champion for 20 years, too. No, I'd have been champion for 30 years. Because wrestling one night a month at Madison Square Garden is easy. You never see a Hulk Hogan wrestle TLC matches against a superstar like Ryback. Because he had it easy. I wrestle physically demanding matches on free television, week in and week out. So much that my one year equals 30 of theirs. And I have attained this success, not- not because of you. I am successful not because of you. I am successful in spite of you.
    -- CM Punk

    #Inspiring #Wrestling #Successful

  • I don't drink. I don't smoke. I don't do drugs. My addiction is wrestling.
    -- CM Punk

    #Wrestling #Addiction #Drug

  • I'm straight edge, and that means I'm better than you.
    -- CM Punk

    #Mean #Wrestling #Straight Edge

  • The bigger the game the better. I'm an adrenaline junkie. I feed off big crowds and noise.
    -- Curt Schilling

    #Wrestling #Games #Crowds

  • If the Bible has taught us nothing else, and it hasn't, it's that girls should stick to girls sports, such as hot oil wrestling, foxy boxing, and such and such.
    -- Dan Castellaneta

    #Girl #Sports #Wrestling

  • More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill - none have wrestled without pride.
    -- Dan Gable

    #Inspirational #Sports #Wrestling

  • If you're afraid to fail, you'll never succeed.
    -- Dan Gable

    #Wrestling #Succeed #Failing

  • I shoot, I score. He shoots, I score.
    -- Dan Gable

    #Wrestling #Score

  • I can take anyone down at anytime; they can't take me down; no one can ride or turn me; I can control anyone.
    -- Dan Gable

    #Wrestling #Turn Me #Turns

  • A clean, hard-fought wrestling match is the most honest of athletic contests. There is no technological interventions, no teammates to blame, no panel of judges to bias the score. In wrestling, you compete or you quit. No alibis. I like that
    -- Dan Gable

    #Wrestling #Judging #Athletic