Hockey Quotes

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."
- Wayne Gretzky

"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."
- Wayne Gretzky

"Either you give it right back or the next thing you know everyone and his brother will be trying you on for size."
- Doug Harvey

"Some guys play hockey. Gretzky plays 40 mph chess."
- Lowell Cohn

Hockey players have fire in their hearts and ice in their veins. 
- Author Unknown

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.
- Wayne Gretzky


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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.
- Stephen Leacock

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.
- Bobby Orr


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