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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Bobby Orr on hockey, ice, home, Canada, proud, style, worry, win, lose, game, worry, results, goal, tough, friends, hope and life.

35 Motivational Quotes By Bobby Orr That Will Not Let You Give Up

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Born On
20 March 1948 AD

Born In
Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

Age
69

Bobby Orr is a former Canadian ice hockey player, counted among the best players of the game. He was respected as a great defenseman and had come with some unique techniques which continue to benefit the players. He started playing from an early age, and his exemplary defense skills made him join the ‘Metro Junior A League’ as a junior with the ‘Boston Bruins Club’. He kept on sharpening his talent to start off his professional career. He scored many goals and was honored with ‘Calder Memorial Trophy’ for being an outstanding rookie. He further followed up by significantly contributing in winning various championships which enhanced his reputation as a player. All through his career, he has made many records including the record for most points in a game by a defender. He has been honored with many awards including ‘Lou Marsh Trophy’. He is one of the greatest player of all time and has given some insightful pieces of wisdom both on-field and off-field. His thoughts and quotes are quoted extensively by people from all walks of life. Take a look at the famous quotes and sayings by Bobby Orr which are sure to inspire you and keep you going.

You never know how a single interaction with a person might affect their life, so you must constantly try to be at your best.

- Orr: My Story, Bobby Orr

Always remember that those who are closest to you will be affected by your dreams. Somewhere along the way, they will undoubtedly have to sacrifice something in order to help you realize your goals.

- Orr: My Story, Bobby Orr

Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros.

- Bobby Orr

Forget about style; worry about results.

- Bobby Orr

There are no environments where you're only going to win, because life just isn't like that.

- Bobby Orr

If a player is trying to intimidate a skilled player on your team, what do we want? We want our skilled players playing, so we shouldn't be doing that.

- Bobby Orr

I didn't want to do a book just to do a book. I wanted to do a book that, if you should read it, you might take one thing from it. Until that was clear in my mind, I wasn't going to do one.

- Bobby Orr

Once you turn pro and you're making the big money and kids are buying your sneakers and your skates and your gloves and so on, you are a member of that role model club.

- Bobby Orr

If you talk to most athletes, the place you're most comfortable is your playing field. I'm not so comfortable at a podium or talking about events.

- Bobby Orr

I don't spend a lot of time here in New York. I didn't realize there were so many Bruins fans in New York.

- Bobby Orr

We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone.

- Bobby Orr

The fat lady hasn't sung yet. We'll wait until we get a look at what is in the motion passed on third reading.

- Bobby Orr

My Dad was my biggest supporter. He never put pressure on me.

- Bobby Orr

You hear peewee coaches teaching the 'trap'. What the heck are we doing teaching the 'trap'? Let the kids go, let them have fun; that's how you improve.

- Bobby Orr

Sidney Crosby, our greatest player, I don't want to see Sidney Crosby in the penalty box. I don't want to see Sidney Crosby hurt. I want to see Sidney Crosby play.

- Bobby Orr

I was the happiest guy in the world when I was on the ice. You're being paid to play a game! That's pretty special.

- Bobby Orr

I'm a terrible dancer! Oh, I'm an awful dancer!

- Bobby Orr

The love and passion I had for the game was my key. I never had that taken out of me by my parents or a silly coach.

- Bobby Orr

I couldn't wait to get on the ice. I couldn't wait to get to practice. As a kid, I couldn't wait to shoot pucks or play in parking lots, or play on the river or play on the bay.

- Bobby Orr

I was an offensive defenseman. I was up the ice as much as I was back.

- Bobby Orr

So many of today's programs are about trophies and jackets, and we think that's a big mistake.

- Bobby Orr

We're professional athletes. People know who we are, and if there's some way we can help with a friend or someone in need, that's a responsibility we have. I really strongly believe that.

- Bobby Orr

When you're young, you don't realize the sacrifices that people are making for you.

- Bobby Orr

The kids wait for it to be organized. They want to go play all of these tournaments, for a little practice time. I learned my skills by dropping the puck just with the kids. I think that's missing today.

- Bobby Orr

Growing up in Canada, most kids from Canada dream of playing in the NHL, and they also hope one day to be on a Stanley Cup team. That was a big goal.

- Bobby Orr

Staying out of the penalty box will really help.

- Bobby Orr

Everyone should have the same opportunity, and in many areas that's not the case because programs are built around the elite.

- Bobby Orr

Minor sports in the community is fun and recreation for everyone, not just the elite. I think back to my days in minor hockey and those are my fondest memories, having fun.

- Bobby Orr

The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile. And hopefully we will also see that the lessons we're teaching - not only the fundamentals of hockey, but also the life values - are sinking in.

- Bobby Orr

Hockey is a tough game.

- Bobby Orr

If you're going to help somebody, sneak in, sneak out, do what you can. I just sneak along and do my thing and meet wonderful people, some people I've never met, new friends.

- Bobby Orr

I never looked at hockey as work. Now that I'd finished playing, I had to go to work.

- Bobby Orr

I've been a very lucky guy. I played on championship teams. I played for Canada. I've won some awards and I'm very proud of those accomplishments. But I don't think there's anything greater than to come home and to be recognized at home. This is the pinnacle.

- Bobby Orr

Growing up, if I hadn't had sports, I don't know where I'd be. God only knows what street corners I'd have been standing on and God only knows what I'd have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble.

- Bobby Orr

You hear all the time about European players playing the game. These players that come over at 17, 18 and 19, they just don't all of a sudden become skilled. From the time they were little fellas, they learned the fundamentals of the game. Let them create.

- Bobby Orr