"Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment."
"I've missed more than 9000 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."Avery Brundage on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Avery Brundage on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Avery Brundage on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Avery Brundage on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Avery Brundage on Henry David Thoreau
"The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people."