30+ Herb Brooks Quotes From The Iconic Ice Hockey Player And Coach

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Herb brooks, a notable American ice hockey player who later became a coach, is incredibly the most inspiring man you could ever look up to.

Herb Brooks is known for his leading responsibility in the men's Olympic ice hockey team. Herb Brooks formed a team made up of college kids and went to defeat the Soviet Union back in 1980.

His team won the gold at Placid Olympic Games, which was further known as The Miracle On Ice. This was made into the movie 'Miracle' in 2004, directed by Gavin O'Connor where Kurt Russell portrays  Brooks and shows how his team defeated the invincible Soviet team. It is one of the most inspiring movies of all time.

Apart from his career as a lead player in the ice hockey team and a coach, Herb Brooks has said some really motivating quotes. Herb Brooks' best quotes are the ones that would help you achieve your goals too and imbibe the rules of discipline just like this victor did. Herb Brooks quotes are the best to discover and will definitely inspire you.

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Best Hockey Quotes Herb Brooks

These Herb Brooks quotes are a true image of inspiration.

This legendary man has said a lot of inspirational things from which we can take away our bits and pieces and end up being a better person. Herb Brooks' best quotes about hockey will enhance your perspective of handling circumstances.

1. "And maybe I'm a little smarter now than I was before for all the stupid things I've done."

- Herb Brooks.

2. "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."

- Herb Brooks.

3. "You can't be common; the common man goes nowhere; you have to be uncommon."

- Herb Brooks.

4. "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."

- Herb Brooks.

5. "You're playing worse every day, and right now, you're playing like it's next month."

- Herb Brooks.

6. "Many want to win, but how many prepare? That is a big difference. A sound value system held water then, holds water today, and will hold water in the future."

- Herb Brooks.

7. "I wanted people with a sound value system as you cannot buy values. You're only as good as your values."

- Herb Brooks.

8. "Everything goes in cycles, to a degree."

- Herb Brooks.

9. "You win with people, not with talent. So the quality of the people is very important in building your team."

- Herb Brooks.

10. "Success is won by those who believe in winning and then prepare for that moment."

- Herb Brooks.

11. "Maybe I'm sort of like the players - there's still a lot of little boy in me."

- Herb Brooks.

12. "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."

- Herb Brooks.

13. "I learned early on that you do not put greatness into people...but somehow try to pull it out."

- Herb Brooks.

14. "Write your own book instead of reading someone else's book about success."

- Herb Brooks.

Inspirational Quotes By Herb Brooks

Herb Brooks' quotes will take you through a motivational drive and uplift you to make the most out of your day.

15. "My recruiting key - I looked for people first, athletes second."

- Herb Brooks.

16. "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."

- Herb Brooks.

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

- Herb Brooks.

18. "Win, lose, or tie, you're gonna play like champions!"

- Herb Brooks.

19. "Risk something or forever sit with your dreams."

- Herb Brooks.

20. "If you give 99 percent, you will make my job very easy."

- Herb Brooks.

21. "Great moments are born from great opportunities."

- Herb Brooks.

22. "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."

-Herb Brooks.

Herb Brooks Miracle Quotes

These Herb Brooks' quotes will leave you feeling encouraged.

'Miracle' is a 2004 film written by Eric Guggenheim, based on Herb Brooks leading and winning the 1980s Olympics. Here are some Herb Brooks quotes from miracle on ice and some various other sayings that will motivate you to do better.

23. "A group of remarkable young men gave the nation what it needed most: a chance, for one night, not only to dream but a chance, once again, to believe."

- Herb Brooks, 'Miracle'.

24. "You were born to be hockey players. Every one of you. And you were meant to be here tonight."

- Herb Brooks, 'Miracle'.

25. "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. This is your time. Now go out there and take it!"

- Herb Brooks, 'Miracle'.

26. "The name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back."

- Herb Brooks, 'Miracle'.

27. "When you pull on that jersey, you represent yourself and your teammates, and the name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back. Get that through your head!"

- Herb Brooks, 'Miracle'.

28. "If we play 'em 10 times, they might win nine, but not this game."

- Herb Brooks, 'Miracle'.

29. "You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone."

- Herb Brooks, 'Miracle'.

30. "Every single one of those players was chosen for a specific reason. I've seen them, I've watched them, and I coached a lot of them."

- Herb Brooks, 'Miracle'.

31. "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."

- Herb Brooks, 'Miracle'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Herb Brooks quotes then why not take a look at [Lou Holtz quotes], or Stuart Scott quotes.

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