Babe Didrikson Zaharias Quotes

You can’t win them all but you can try.

The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration.

Before I was ever in my teens, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived.

Winning has always meant much to me, but winning friends has meant the most.

The Babe is here. Who’s coming in second?

Golf is a game of coordination, rhythm, and grace; women have these to a high degree.

Practice, which some regard as a chore, should be approached as just about the most pleasant recreation ever devised.

If you win through bad sportsmanship that’s no real victory.

Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.

All of my life I have always had the urge to do things better than anybody else.

That little white ball won’t move until you hit it, and there’s nothing you can do after it has gone.

My philosophy? Practice, practice, practice and win.

It’s not just enough to swing at the ball. You’ve got to loosen your girdle and really let the ball have it.

Study the rules so that you won’t beat yourself by not knowing something.

I can beat any two players in this tournament by myself. If I need any help, I’ll let you know.

I expect to play golf until I am 90-even longer if anybody figures out a way to swing a club from a rocking chair.

It’s even harder to stay at the top in sports than it is to get there.

They say golf came easy to me because I was a good athlete, but there’s not any girl on the LPGA Tour who worked near as hard as I did in golf. It’s the toughest game I ever tackled.

I don’t see any point in playing the game if you don’t win, do you?

The more you practice, the better. But in any case, practice more than you play.

I just hitch up my girdle and let ‘er fly.

I came out to beat everybody in sight, and that’s just what I’m going to do.

I played many sports, but when that golf bug hit me, it was permanent.

I don’t seem able to do my best unless I’m behind or in trouble.

The mediocre golfer generally is one who is too lazy to play better.