This collection of my favorite (serious) quotes is from hockey. A high proportion of these quotes are either by possibly the greatest player ever Wayne Gretzky, or are about him.
"You miss 100% of the shots you never take."
"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."
"Either you give it right back or the next thing you know everyone and his brother will be trying you on for size."
"Some guys play hockey. Gretzky plays 40 mph chess."
Hockey players have fire in their hearts and ice in their veins.
I don't like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don't like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it's essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.
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.
The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile. And hopefully we will also see that the lessons we're teaching - not only the fundamentals of hockey, but also the life values - are sinking in.