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35 Inspirational Wayne Gretzky Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational Wayne Gretzky Quotes On Success

Wayne Gretzky is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed ‘The Great One’, he has been called ‘the greatest hockey player ever’ by many sportswriters, players, and the league itself. Gretzky is the leading scorer in NHL history, with more goals and assists than any other player. He garnered more assists than any other player scored total points, and is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season – a feat he accomplished four times. In addition, Gretzky tallied over 100 points in 16 professional seasons, 14 of them consecutive. After his retirement in 1999, Gretzky was immediately inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, making him the most recent player to have the waiting period waived. He holds 61 NHL records: 40 regular season records, 15 playoff records, and six All-Star records. Despite his unimpressive stature, strength, and speed, Gretzky’s intelligence and reading of the game were unrivaled. He was adept at dodging checks from opposing players and consistently anticipated where the puck was going to be and executed the right move at the right time. Gretzky became known for setting up behind his opponent’s net, an area that was nicknamed ‘Gretzky’s office’. In October 2016, he became a partner and vice-chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group. The NHL retired his jersey number 99 league-wide, making him the only player to receive such an honor. May these Wayne Gretzky Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse, that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game.” Wayne Gretzky

2. “Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful.” Wayne Gretzky

3. “Skating alone is an art. Doing it on a substance? I don’t know. That’s got to be tough.” Wayne Gretzky

4. “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” Wayne Gretzky

5. “Most people marry their mother. I married my father.” Wayne Gretzky

6. “When I was 5 and playing against 11-year-olds, who were bigger, stronger, faster, I just had to figure out a way to play with them.” Wayne Gretzky

7. “Competitive spirit is still at a premium. The more you win, the better you play, the more money you make, so they all have that in mind.” Wayne Gretzky

8. “I couldn’t beat people with my strength; I don’t have a hard shot; I’m not the quickest skater in the league. My eyes and my mind have to do most of the work.” Wayne Gretzky

9. “Only one thing is ever guaranteed, that is that you will definitely not achieve the goal if you don’t take the shot.” Wayne Gretzky

10. “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” Wayne Gretzky

11. “It’s just amazing how many companies suddenly want you to hold up their products after you’ve held up the Stanley Cup.” Wayne Gretzky

12. “When you’re playing an exhibition, you’re kind of letting everyone get an opportunity.” Wayne Gretzky

13. “The only way a kid is going to practice is if it’s total fun for him – and it was for me.” Wayne Gretzky

14. “Listen, everything I have in my life is because of the NHL and because of hockey, and I love the game and I loved every minute of being a player, I loved coaching, I loved being involved in the NHL.” Wayne Gretzky

15. “Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical.” Wayne Gretzky

16. “By no means could I play at the level of these kids who play in the NHL now but as 50-year-olds go, I feel really good and I feel blessed that I’m still healthy.” Wayne Gretzky

17. “It’s an honor and a thrill and a privilege just to play in the NHL.” Wayne Gretzky

18. “I love everything about hockey.” Wayne Gretzky

19. “I get a feeling about where a teammate is going to be. A lot of times, I can turn and pass without even looking.” Wayne Gretzky

20. “I wasn’t naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that’s the way I’ll be as a coach.” Wayne Gretzky

21. “The day I stop giving is the day I stop receiving. The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing.” Wayne Gretzky

22. “I don’t think any one person will ever be bigger than the game.” Wayne Gretzky

23. “I don’t like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don’t like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it’s essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.” Wayne Gretzky

24. “I just like to keep my money in the bank; I’m not a big risk-taker. I don’t know anything about the stock market. I stay away from things I don’t know anything about.” Wayne Gretzky

25. “I think the greatest thing about playing obviously is winning, and you can’t replace that experience with anything.” Wayne Gretzky

26. “It really doesn’t matter or concern me what people are saying or who thinks who is the favorite. The bottom line is you have to play.” Wayne Gretzky

27. “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day.” Wayne Gretzky

28. “If you surround yourself with quality people and great friends, the sky’s the limit.” Wayne Gretzky

29. “You know, I’ve held women and babies and jewels and money, but nothing will ever feel as good as holding that Cup.” Wayne Gretzky

30. “People in general want to build somebody up and then try to knock them down. They always root for the underdog.” Wayne Gretzky

31. “Not doing it is certainly the best way to not getting it.” Wayne Gretzky

32. “You’ll never catch me bragging about goals, but I’ll talk all you want about my assists.” Wayne Gretzky

33. “I’m probably the only guy in hockey who can win a scoring title and everybody is saying I had a bad year. I don’t worry about it.” Wayne Gretzky

34. “Maybe it wasn’t the talent the Lord gave me -maybe it was the passion.” Wayne Gretzky

35. “You always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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