Inspirational Wayne Gretzky Quotes

Inspirational Quotes - Inspirational Wayne Gretzky QuotesWayne Gretzky


Occupation(s): Former professional ice hockey player and former head coach

Nationality: Canadian and American (dual citizenship)

Born: January 26, 1961

Greatest achievement(s): Earning the title of "the greatest hockey player ever" from sportswriters, fellow hockey players and the NHL itself (he's nicknamed "The Great One").

Best known for: Being the leading scorer in NHL history (with more goals and assists than any other player), the only NHL player to tally over 200 points in one season (four times) and the holder of 60 unbroken NHL records (as of 2014).

Wayne Gretzky Quotes

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

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

"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."

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

It’s easier to lose than to win.

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.

You'll never catch me bragging about goals, but I'll talk all you want about my assists.

Not doing it is certainly the best way to not getting it

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.

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.

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.

Your friends, family, and kids have to understand that's your priority. It's the only way you can be successful.

My kids are no different than anyone else's. They tend to disagree with everything I say!

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.

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