Volleyball Quotes

Quotes and sayings about volleyball reveal more about the sport, the teamwork involved as well as the funny side of it. Here is a compilation of such quotes based on this sport.
Quotabulary Staff
Volleyball is one of the most fascinating games in the world. It inculcates nearly all qualities required in any sport like team spirit, sportsmanship, team work, etc. Here are some famous volleyball quotes and sayings by players or coaches that inspire amateur players, and also tell us more about this sport.
Inspirational Volleyball Sayings
It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.
- Evander Holyfield
Practice is the effort that makes winning possible!
- Anonymous
I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
- Mia Hamm
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.
- Hasidic Saying
Volleyball is my life, everything else is just details!
- Anonymous
The Six W's: Work will win when wishing won't.
- Todd Blackledge
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius
It takes a lot of hard work and dedication just like any pro sport. Especially for beach volleyball you don't have to be tall or as fast as other sports. You just have to have the skills.
- Misty May
I never compete against the competition. The only one I compete against is myself, because one day I will beat the competition and then who will I compete against?
- Billie Akauola
Quotes About Teamwork
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie
Volleyball is the sport through which I am able to express my God-given talents of being an athlete. It is a sport which involves relating, pushing, and encouraging your teammates.
- David Beard
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
- Magic Johnson
Anyone can support a team that is winning - it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.
- Bart Starr
My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team.
- Don Shula
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
- Babe Ruth
Where there is unity, there is always victory.
- Publilius Syrus
Funny Quotes about Volleyball
You touch every other ball and, if you screw up, you only have one more person to back you up. You can't go hide in the corner.
- Kerri Walsh
A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about.
- Newt Gingrich
Life's tough and it's gonna get worse after I beat you!
- Anonymous
It's not whether or not 'you' win or lose, it's whether or not 'I' win or lose.
- Anonymous
When you're playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. It's more important than that.
- Duffy Daugherty
Anyone serious about playing indoor, you should play outdoor.
- Sean Scott
Carnivorous volleyball: win or be eaten!!!
- Anonymous
Lastly, remember the popular saying about volleyball by an anonymous author:

All it takes is a little sand and lots of balls!!!
Female player in action
Friends playing volleyball in a pool
Portrait of young volleyball player
Female volleyball player
Heart made with hands