Wayne Gretzky Quotes About Success In Life

Wayne Douglas Gretzky, a former head coach and professional ice hockey player from Canada, was born on January 26, 1961. From 1979 to 1999, he participated in 20 NHL seasons for four different teams. Based on extensive surveys of hockey writers, former players, general managers, and coaches, he is known as “the Great One” and has been hailed as the greatest hockey player of all time by many sportswriters, players, The Hockey News, and the NHL itself. Gretzky is the top scorer in NHL history in terms of goals, assists, and points.

56 Wayne Gretzky Quotes

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  1. “The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing.”
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2. “When you win, say nothing, when you lose say less.”

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3. “You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.”

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4. “Not doing it is certainly the best way to not getting it.”

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

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

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

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

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9. “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.” 

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10. “You miss every shot you don’t take.”

11. “Hopefully, they can come up with a compromise that everyone’s happy with because it would be great to see us keep playing hockey.”

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12. “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”

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

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

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

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16. “It’s easier to lose than to win.”

17. “The success of Team Canada got me interested in teaching again which is something I really enjoy doing.”

18. “I don’t think any, one person will ever be bigger than the game.”

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

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

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

22. “Growing up, I was always the small guy.”

23. “The greatest thing about playing obviously is winning, and you can’t replace that experience with anything.” 

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

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

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

27. “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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28. “Not doing it is certainly the best way to not getting it.”

29. “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.”

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

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31. “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”

32. “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.”

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

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

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35. “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day.”

36. “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.”

37. “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.” 

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

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

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

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

42. “The day I stop giving is the day I stop receiving.”

43. “Hopefully, they can come up with a compromise that everyone’s happy with because it would be great to see us keep playing hockey.”

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

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45. “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.”

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.”

47. “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.”

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

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

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

51. “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.”

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

53. “I don’t think you should force your kid to become a professional athlete.”

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

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

56. “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.”

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