The Best Wayne Gretzky quotes

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There are a lot of qualities that make a successful entrepreneur. Determination, creativity, resilience are all key factors. But one quality that is often overlooked is the importance of inspiration. And there’s no greater source of inspiration than someone who has achieved incredible success against all odds. That’s why today we’re taking a look at the quotes compilation of Wayne Gretzky, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. Despite starting out with practically nothing, Gretzky became one of the most accomplished athletes in history, and later went on to become an incredibly successful business man. His story is full of lessons that can inspire anyone looking to start their own business.

Here are the most known Love, Hockey, Playing, Player, Life quotes from Wayne Gretzky, and much more.


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About Wayne Gretzky

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January 26, 1961

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6 Ft 0 In

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I love everything about hockey. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

I heard people say, ‘Why would he want to do this?’ My answer is ‘Why not?’ It is what I love. It’s what I know. โ€” Wayne Gretzky

My answer is, why not? … It’s what I love, it’s what I know. Glen Sather was the best coach that I had and what made him good was his confidence in what he did. I believe that I’m going to be a good coach. โ€” Wayne Gretzky

I can remember hockey. It was my life, my passion. It’s what I love the most. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

Nothing can replace the Olympics. I love the Olympics. I was so proud when I played in ’98 and I was so proud when we won in 2002. โ€” Wayne Gretzky

We feel fortunate [with Canada hockey team]. We have got a lot of guys who love to play, but they also love to win even more. We are pretty happy. Although we are young, we like our group of players. โ€” Wayne Gretzky


And people who know me would tell you that away from hockey I’m really not that competitive. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

Everything I did in hockey, I worked for. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

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. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

Sometimes people ask, ‘Are hockey fights real?’ I say, ‘If they weren’t, I’d get in more of them. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

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. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

Kids don’t fight in minor hockey anymore. There’s very few fights in junior and college hockey. So growing up, all these guys are not fighting. โ€” Wayne Gretzky

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. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky


Hockey is my life. I love every minute of it. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

I think a lot of parents live their lives through the kids. Because they didn’t make it [achieve something], they want their kids to make it. It puts a lot of undue pressure on the kids. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

The Power of WHO provides great lessons about how to succeed in business and in life. If you surround yourself with quality people and great friends, the sky’s the limit. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

We played in an era where you were taught to hate your opponent. But life changes. I raise my kids differently than my mom and dad raised their kids. โ€” Wayne Gretzky


Most players go where the puck is. I go where the puck will be. โ€” Wayne Gretzky

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Good players skate to the puck. Great players skate to where the puck is going to be. โ€” Wayne Gretzky

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If I had to pick three players to start a franchise, I’d choose Hasek, Peter Forsberg and Eric Lindros. โ€” Wayne Gretzky

When emotions are high, things are said, things are done. Ultimately, these players want to play. I know too many of them love the game too much. โ€” Wayne Gretzky

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

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. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

I think the Americans are ready to play, they want to beat us. I think that players like Chris Chelios and his leadership over there goes a long way. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

I’m very proud of our NHL players. I think they all handle themselves extremely well and they all work really hard. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

That’s the hardest part of this whole process. The best part is picking the players and the worst part is telling basically five players they are not going to play tonight. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky


I don’t think any, one person will ever be bigger than the game. โ€” Wayne Gretzky

I can’t remember the last time I went to a game and there was a fight. I think they fight more in baseball now than they do in hockey. โ€” Wayne Douglas Gretzky

i don t think any one person will ever be bigger than the game Wayne Gretzky quote

The game is played out of instinct, but everyone on the ice has habitsโ€“good and bad. So the key to the game is to exploit the bad habits of your opponent. โ€” Wayne Gretzky

One of the key qualities that you need to be a great hockey player is fantastic anticipation and feel for the gameโ€“if you know where the puck is going before it is hit, that is half the battle. โ€” Wayne Gretzky

WAYNE GRETZKY Quotes Take Away

Check out our online courses for more ways to improve your hockey game. Gretzkyโ€™s words of wisdom are sure to give you the boost you need to succeed on the ice. With a little bit of practice and some helpful advice, you can skate circles around your opponents.

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