„Yes, my biggest game, but not my best game. My best game is when I drive in the winning run.“

—  Roberto Clemente, Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1967</big>, Bemoaning his wasted 3-home run/7-RBI performance of May 15, 1967; as quoted in “Biggest Game Wasted: Roberto Collects 3 HRs, 7 RBIs As Bucs Lose, 8-7” by Les Biederman, in The Pittsburgh Press (Tuesday, May 16, 1967), p. 34
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„My work is a game, a very serious game.“

—  M. C. Escher Dutch graphic artist 1898 - 1972
disputed quotes, No known direct citation to a work or interview with Escher; it appears in The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Cover Letter (1997) by Susan Ireland, p. 258 http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9OMcWS5K-JMC&pg=PA258, and The Universal Book of Mathematics : From Abracadabra to Zeno's Paradoxes (2004) by David Darling, p. 107

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„Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games“

—  Babe Ruth American baseball player 1895 - 1948
Disputed, The earliest quotes similar to this are presented as unattributed folk wisdom, such as this example from 1959: As Brother Allen of Newsweek indicated, it has been fun, but don't try to rest on your laurels. Always remember, “YESTERDAY’S HOME-RUN DOESN’T COUNT IN TODAY’S GAME,” and today’s game is well under way. Source: F. N. Abbott, "On Your Marks", in [The Palm, vol lxxix, no. 1 (February 1959), Harry L., Bird (ed.), 1959, Champaign, IL, Alpha Tau Omega, 17, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiuc.1744313v0079?urlappend=%3Bseq=19] The quote does not begin to be attributed to Babe Ruth until the 1980s, nearly 30 years after its first appearance. Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=cQsKAQAAMAAJ&dq=%22Yesterday%27s+home+runs%22&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=Ruth

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„They had no game plan for losing.... Because when you can't win a game, you need to run the clock, don't let it stop, don't throw passes incomplete... get the game over with, get on the bus and go home.“

—  Barry Switzer American football player and coach 1937
Switzer on Oklahoma 79-10 defeat of North Texas in 2007. [Another BCS nightmare may be brewing, http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dufresne10sep10,0,4827957,full.column, LATimes.com, 2007-09-10, 2007-09-10, Chris, Dufresne]

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„It's the last thing I want to see. It's not a game of the best of three.“

—  Nigel Farage British politician and former commodity broker 1964
2016, Interviewed by the Mirror after the EU referendum result http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nigel-farage-says-brexit-referendum-8283500, commenting on the petition to the UK Parliament for a second referendum https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215 (25 June 2016)

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„Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game, 'You've got to find Chavez to kill him.“

—  Hugo Chávez 48th President of Venezuela 1954 - 2013
2010, Chávez referring to the videogame Mercenaries 2: World in Flames where the player has to kill a Venezuelan general. Quoted in Chavez Sets His Sights On Banks And Barbie http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/15530090

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„I respect a lot of players in this league. But to me basketball is just a little aspect of my life. I enjoy the game because it's fun. But it is a game.“

—  Hakeem Olajuwon Nigerian–American basketball player 1963
Sourced Quotes, Slam dunk - interview with basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon - Interview, Feb, 1994 by Spike Lee.

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„As you might imagine, for Barack, running for president is nothing compared to that first game of basketball with my brother, Craig.“

—  Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
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„I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career.
I've lost almost 300 games.
26 times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
As quoted in Nike Culture : The Sign of the Swoosh (1998), by Robert Goldman and Stephen Papson, p. 49

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„Lamps is Lamps. When he plays well he is best in the game, when he plays bad, he is the second or the third best.“

—  Frank Lampard English association football player 1978
Jose Mourinho http://www.chelseafc.com/xxchelsea180706/index.html#/page/ArchiveNews/list_2210603_107

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„Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
Context: I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying [no hard work]. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. (p. 20, 24) Jordan, Michael. I Can't Accept Not Trying : Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. p. 129

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