Wrestling Sayings and Quotes

Whether you prefer WWE or Lucha Libre, the art of wrestling has captured audiences all over the world. Who can blame them? It’s got drama, athleticism, and spectacle. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and humorous wrestling quotes.

Wrestling is one of the last truly rebellious American things left. Billy Corgan
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. James A. Baldwin
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. Marilyn vos Savant
My advice to young wrestlers is that your surroundings really make a difference. You want to put yourself in good, positive surroundings. Dan Gable
If you want to be a champion you cannot have any kind of an outside negative force coming in to deflect you. Arnold Schwarzenegger
There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of the sorrows of Arnolphe or Andromaque. Roland Barthes
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are. Muhammad Ali
Our attitude is the primary force that will determine whether we succeed or fail. John C. Maxwell
A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done. Vince Lombardi
More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill. None have wrestled without pride. Dan Gable
Practice without improvement is meaningless. Chuck Knox
Sports do not build character. They reveal it. Heywood Broun
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential. These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. Confucius
I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler. Socrates
Wrestling is an art form. I don't worry about those who don't get it. I worry about satisfying those who do. Paul Heyman