45 Best Herb Brooks Quotes To Inspire You Greatly

Looking for famous quotes by Herb Brooks? We have rounded up the best collection of Herb Brooks quotes, sayings,  phrases, captions for Instagram, funny messages, (including images, wallpapers,  and pictures) which will not just inspire you to try hockey, but will also show how important is leadership and teamwork to achieve success.

Herbert Paul Brooks Jr. (August 5, 1937 – August 11, 2003) was an American ice hockey player and coach. His most notable achievement came in 1980 as head coach of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic hockey team at Lake Placid. At the Games, Brooks’ American team upset the heavily-favored Soviet team in a match that came to be known as the “Miracle on Ice.”

Famous Herb Brooks Quotes

  1. “I’m a dreamer.”                                                                                                                                                   
    Herb Brooks Quotes
    Herb Brooks Quotes

  2. “Play your game.”                                                                                                                                                           
    Quotes By Herb Brooks
    Quotes By Herb Brooks

  3. “This is your time.”                                                                                                                                               
    Famous Herb Brooks Quotes
    Famous Herb Brooks Quotes

  4. “Legs feed the wolf.”                                                                                                                             
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    Herb Brooks Coach Quotes.jpg

  5. “Prepare to grow through pain.”                                                                                                         
    Herb Brooks Hockey Quotes
    Herb Brooks Hockey Quotes

  6. “You’re only as good as your values.”                                                                                                               
    Inspirational Herb Brooks Quotes

  7. “Everything goes in cycles, to a degree.”

  8. “This is your time. Now go out there and take it.”

  9. “Risk something or forever sit with your dreams.”                                                                                               
    Best Herb Brooks Quotes
    Best Herb Brooks Quotes

  10. “Great moments are born from great opportunities.”

  11. “Win, lose, or tie, you’re gonna play like champions!”                                                                                     
    Herb Brooks Quotes Motivational
    Herb Brooks Quotes Motivational

  12. “You don’t have enough talent to win on talent alone.”

  13. “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”                                                                                           
    Herb Brooks Quotes Images
    Herb Brooks Quotes Images

  14. “Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world!”

  15. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”                                                                           
    Greatest Herb Brooks Quotes
    Greatest Herb Brooks Quotes

  16. “If you only give 99 percent, you will make my job very easy.”

  17. “If you lose this game, you’ll take it to your [expletive] graves.”

  18. “Hockey players have fire in their hearts and ice in their veins.”                                                       
    Herb Brooks Quote
    Herb Brooks Quote

  19. “Maybe I’m sort of like the players – there’s still a lot of little boy in me.”

  20. “I’m sick and tired of hearing about what a great team the Soviets have.”

  21. “Write your own book instead of reading someone else’s book about success.”

  22. “You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.”

  23. “You’re playing worse everyday and right now you’re playing like it’s next month.”

  24. “You can’t be common, the common man goes nowhere; you have to be uncommon.”                                                                                                                                                   
    Herb Brooks Quotes Posters
    Herb Brooks Quotes Posters

  25. “And maybe I’m a little smarter now than I was before for all the stupid things I’ve done.”

  26. “You know, Willie Wonka said it best: we are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams.”

  27. “Courage makes a man put out that extra something, when it seems there is nothing else to give.”

  28. “You must have goals in your life, or otherwise be prepared to be used by those who do have them.”

  29. “It was a lot more than a hockey game, not only for those who watched it but for those who played in it.”

  30. “When you pull on that jersey, the name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back.”

  31. “We’re not going to be hanging around waiting for something to happen. We’re going to make things happen ourselves.”

  32. “Nine out of ten times we play this team, the would beat us. But not tonight because tonight is our night, tonight we win.”

  33. “Let me start with issuing you a challenge: Be better than you are. Set a goal that seems unattainable, and when you reach that goal, set another one even higher.”

  34. “We should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we’re too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams.”

  35. “You’re looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country.”

  36. “If I’d have went on the ice when this thing happened, someone would have speared me or something. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. They had to do it; it was their moment.”

  37. “This sport is not for the biggest, strongest, or most talented; it is for the most committed, hardest working little guy who at times is the only one believing that what shouldn’t happen will happen.”

  38. “I want speed and excitement, and I want our players to go out there and have the times of their lives. We’re not going to be hanging around waiting for something to happen. We’re going to make things happen ourselves.”

  39. “What is courage? Let me tell you what I think it is. An indefinable quality that makes a man put out that extra something, when it seems there is nothing else to give. I dare you to be better than you are. I dare you to be a thoroughbred.”

  40. “Success is won by those who believe in winning and then prepare for that moment. Many want to win, but how many prepare? That is the big difference. A sound value system held water then, holds water today, and will hold water in the future.”

  41. “I don’t want the “best” players… I need the “right” players. You’re looking for players whose team name on the front matters more than their own name on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country.”

  42. “My recruiting key — I looked for PEOPLE first, athletes second. I wanted people with a sound value system as you cannot buy values. You’re only as good as your values. I learned early on that you do not put greatness into people…but somehow try to pull it out.”

  43. “You win with people, not with talent. So the quality of the people is very important in building your team. I always looked for people with a solid value system. Then I recruited kids from a cross-section of different personalities, talents and styles of play.”

  44. “We need to look at what Europe is doing to get better and try to get better ourselves. We need to make some changes and that can only be good for the game. Tolstoy once said, ‘Everybody wants to change the world, but they don’t want to change themselves.’ So we all have to change our thinking and focus on getting our kids better.”

  45. “Great moments are born from great opportunity, and that’s what you have here tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight. One game; if we played them ten times, they might win nine. But not this game, not tonight. Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight we stay with them, and we shut them down because we can. Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world. You were born to be hockey players—every one of you, and you were meant to be here tonight. This is your time. Their time is done. It’s over. I’m sick and tired of hearing about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. Screw ’em. This is your time. Now go out there and take it.”

 

Herb Brooks famous speech during the second half of the Finland game ( with the USA side down 2-1) was bang on target. His words pulled off the coup in sports history: “If you lose this game you will take it with you to your f***ig graves.” As he started to leave the locker room, he stopped, turned around and added, “Your f***in graves.” Due to the popularity of the 1980 Winter Olympics which was won by United States men’s ice hockey team led by head coach Herb Brooks, an American sports movie, ‘Miracle’ hit the screens in 2004.

 

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