40 Wayne Gretzky Quotes That Will Motivate You

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1. “Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful.” – Wayne Gretzky

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2. “You’ll never catch me bragging about goals, but I’ll talk all you want about my assists.” – Wayne Gretzky

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3. “It doesn’t matter what I think. It doesn’t matter what other people think. You have to get on the ice and participate and play and the best team wins.” – Wayne Gretzky

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4. “It really doesn’t matter or concern me what people are saying or who thinks who is the favorite. The bottom line is you have to play.” – Wayne Gretzky

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5. “But I don’t think you should force your kid to become a professional athlete.” – Wayne Gretzky

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6. “You get this creativity and this imagination that comes from within, just having fun on the pond.” – Wayne Gretzky

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7. “I’m probably the only guy in hockey who can win a scoring title and everybody is saying I had a bad year. I don’t worry about it.” – Wayne Gretzky

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8. “I think sports for kids is the greatest thing in the world because it teaches you how to share, about winning and losing and pressure.” – Wayne Gretzky

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9. “Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical.” – Wayne Gretzky

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10. “I wasn’t naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that’s the way I’ll be as a coach.” – Wayne Gretzky

11. “When I was five years old, I played against eleven-year-olds, who were bigger, stronger, and faster. I just had to figure out a way to play with them.”Wayne Gretzky

12. “I love everything about hockey.”Wayne Gretzky

13. “There’s no perfect coach in the world. Coaches are human, too. Mistakes are made. But, fundamentally, if you’re sound, you eliminate as many mistakes as possible.”Wayne Gretzky

14. “I grew up such a fan. It was my life. Everything I did was hockey-related and everything I have is because of hockey and the NHL.”Wayne Gretzky

15. “Skating alone is an art. Doing it on a substance? I don’t know. That’s got to be tough.”Wayne Gretzky

16. “I can’t remember the last time I went to a game and there was a fight. I think they fight more in baseball now than they do in hockey.”Wayne Gretzky

17. “I can remember hockey. It was my life, my passion. It’s what I love the most.”Wayne Gretzky

18. “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.”Wayne Gretzky

19. “Sometimes people ask, ‘Are hockey fights real?’ I say, ‘If they weren’t, I’d get in more of them.’”Wayne Gretzky

20. “It’s just amazing how many companies suddenly want you to hold up their products after you’ve held up the Stanley Cup.” – Wayne Gretzky

21. “And people who know me would tell you that away from hockey I’m really not that competitive.”Wayne Gretzky

22. “People, in general, want to build somebody up and then try to knock them down. They always root for the underdog.”Wayne Gretzky

23. “It’s an honor and a thrill and a privilege just to play in the NHL.”Wayne Gretzky

24. “In one sense we are a favorite because we won a gold medal in 2002.”Wayne Gretzky

25. “You know, I’ve held women and babies and jewels and money, but nothing will ever feel as good as holding that Cup.”Wayne Gretzky

26. “That’s the hardest part of this whole process. The best part is picking the players and the worst part is telling basically five players they are not going to play tonight.”Wayne Gretzky

27. “By no means could I play at the level of these kids who play in the NHL now but as 50-year-olds go, I feel really good and I feel blessed that I’m still healthy.”Wayne Gretzky

28. “I’m very proud of our NHL players. I think they all handle themselves extremely well and they all work really hard.”Wayne Gretzky

29. “Now kids are so focused on team play, and the coaches are so focused on positioning. You can’t change it at the NHL level.”Wayne Gretzky

30. “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” – Wayne Gretzky

31. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

32. “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”Wayne Gretzky

33. “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”Wayne Gretzky

34. “I’m not a big risk-taker. I stay away from things I don’t know anything about.”Wayne Gretzky

35. “When you win, say nothing, when you lose, say less.”Wayne Gretzky

36. “Only one thing is ever guaranteed, that is that you will definitely not achieve the goal if you don’t take the shot.”Wayne Gretzky

37. “If you surround yourself with quality people and great friends, the sky’s the limit.”Wayne Gretzky

38. “Competitive spirit is still at a premium. The more you win, the better you play, the more money you make, so they all have that in mind.”Wayne Gretzky

39. “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never do it.”Wayne Gretzky

40. “I think the greatest thing about playing obviously is winning, and you can’t replace that experience with anything.” – Wayne Gretzky

41. “The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing.”Wayne Gretzky

42. “It’s easier to lose than to win.”Wayne Gretzky

43. “I think it’s essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.”Wayne Gretzky

44. “No matter who you are, we’re creatures of habit. The better your habits are, the better they will be in pressure situations.”Wayne Gretzky

45. “I don’t think any one person will ever be bigger than the game.”Wayne Gretzky

46. “I couldn’t beat people with my strength; I don’t have a hard shot; I’m not the quickest skater in the league. My eyes and my mind have to do most of the work.”Wayne Gretzky

47. “Maybe it wasn’t the talent the Lord gave me—maybe it was the passion.”Wayne Gretzky

48. “Not doing it is certainly the best way to not getting it.”Wayne Gretzky

49. “When you’re playing an exhibition, you’re kind of letting everyone get an opportunity.”Wayne Gretzky

50. “The day I stop giving is the day I stop receiving.” – Wayne Gretzky

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