Wayne Gretzky Quotes

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Wayne Douglas Gretzky is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach.

Born January 26, 1961

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Best 25 Quotes by 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

“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

“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 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

“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

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

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 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

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

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“It’s easier to lose than to win.”

Wayne Gretzky

“Maybe it wasn’t the talent the Lord gave me – maybe it was the passion.”

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“Most people marry their mother. I married my father.”

Wayne Gretzky

“Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical.”

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

“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

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

Wayne Gretzky

“The day I stop giving is the day I stop receiving. The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing.”

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

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

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.”

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“Upon winning, say nothing, if you should lose keep your lips sealed shut.”

Wayne Gretzky

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

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

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

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