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150+ Wayne Gretzky Quotes and Sayings

Wayne Gretzky Quotes: In this article, we compiled the best Wayne Gretzky quotes you miss 100, Wayne Gretzky hockey quotes, Wayne Gretzky quotes on teamwork, Wayne Gretzky philosophy, Wayne Gretzky quote the office, etc.

Wayne Gretzky Quotes

  • You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. – Wayne Gretzky
  • I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been. – 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
  • Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. – Wayne Gretzky
  • When you win, say nothing, when you lose say less. – Wayne Gretzky
  • If you surround yourself with quality people and great friends, the sky’s the limit. – Wayne Gretzky

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it. – Wayne Gretzky

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

Not doing it is certainly the best way to not getting it. – Wayne Gretzky

Maybe it wasn’t the talent the Lord gave me-maybe it was the passion. – Wayne Gretzky

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

It’s easier to lose than to win. – Wayne Gretzky

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

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

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

The only way a kid is going to practice is if it’s total fun for him… and it was for me. – Wayne Gretzky

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

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

He brings something special. I don’t know what it is, but if you ask him, you couldn’t understand his answer. – Wayne Gretzky

The day I stop giving is the day I stop receiving. The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

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

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

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

I miss all the shots I don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

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

Ninety percent of hockey is mental, and the other half is physical. – Wayne Gretzky

I heard people say, ‘Why would he want to do this?’ My answer is ‘Why not?’ It is what I love. It’s what I know. – Wayne Gretzky

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

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

Growing up, I was always the small guy. – Wayne Gretzky

I get a feeling about where a teammate is going to be. A lot of times, I can turn and pass without even looking. – Wayne Gretzky

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

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

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

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

The biggest difference between L.A. and Edmonton was that instead of people looking at me I was looking at them. – Wayne Gretzky

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

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

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

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

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

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

My kids are no different than anyone else’s – they tend to disagree with everything I say! – Wayne Gretzky

A lot of times, I can turn and pass without even looking. – Wayne Gretzky

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

Listen, everything I have in my life is because of the NHL and because of hockey, and I love the game and I loved every minute of being a player, I loved coaching, I loved being involved in the NHL. – Wayne Gretzky

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

I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse, that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game. – Wayne Gretzky

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

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

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

I think that from the time you start playing sports as a child you see that your responsibility to your team is to play the best that you can play as an individual… and yet, not take anything away from being part of a team. – Wayne Gretzky

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

I love everything about hockey. – Wayne Gretzky

I’m not sure Mario is going to get accolades he deserves, especially from outside the game. But from within, the players, the people who follow closely, realize exactly what he’s brought to the table, exactly what he has done. People tend to forget… hockey was dying in Pittsburgh before he got there. I played there. It was almost dead. I’m sorry, but the NHL would not have a franchise in Pittsburgh today had Mario not come along. Think about it, no hockey in Pittsburgh. – Wayne Gretzky

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

When I was 5 and playing against 11-year-olds, who were bigger, stronger, faster, I just had to figure out a way to play with them. – Wayne Gretzky

It’s kind of ironic when I broke in at 17, I was told I was too small, too slow and I wouldn’t make the NHL. – Wayne Gretzky

Look at guys like Larry Bird and George Brett and John McEnroe; that’s what they did in their careers. They all wanted to be the guy under the microscope late in the game or late in the match. So you just take on that know-how that that’s part of your responsibility, and you learn that’s what makes it exciting. That’s what makes it fun! – Wayne Gretzky

Hockey is my life. I love every minute of it. – Wayne Gretzky

As a player, you have one responsibility, to focus yourself and be ready for the game. As a coach, your responsibility is to get 20 guys ready and have them all on the same page. If you can’t get every guy ready every night, you’re going to struggle. – Wayne Gretzky

I just like to keep my money in the bank; I’m not a big risk-taker. I don’t know anything about the stock market… I stay away from things I don’t know anything about. – Wayne Gretzky

Most people marry their mother. I married my father. – Wayne Gretzky

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