The 7 Most Inspiring Gordie Howe Quotes Ever

Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe was hockey. He was the origin and myth of hockey as he literally placed time into his own hands as he bent it into his favor playing until he was 52. Howe was a small town boy who became a hockey genius as he began playing after the war had just ended. He won 4 Stanley Cups, played against the Russians, challenged The Rocket Richard, inspired Gretzky at age 10 and played with his sons in the NHL too. He did it all, and was one of the most humblest that ever played the game throughout 6 decades. Without further due let’s take a look at the 7 most inspiring and memorable quotes delivered by the late legend Gordie Howe who died at age 88. “If I had to live my life again, I wouldn’t change one bit.”


Quote #1.) Effort:

“You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave – win or lose.” – Gordie Howe

Quote #2.) Passion:

“You’ve got to love what you’re doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time.” – Gordie Howe

Quote #3.) Improve:

“There’s always something in the game you wish you would have done different. That’s why players improve, because they learn from what they did before. They might have been guessing before, but now they know.” – Gordie Howe

Quote #4.)

“Age has nothing to do with it. Heck, I played until I was 52 so I could play with my sons, Mark and Marty. In fact, at 52, I was leading scorer on the team until Christmas before they benched me.” Gordie Howe

Quote #5.

“My philosophy is never start talking about ‘if,’ ‘and,’ ‘but’ or the past, because 90 percent of what follows will be negative.” – Gordie Howe

Quote #6.

“I always tell kids, you have two eyes and one mouth. Keep two open and one closed. You never learn anything if you’re the one talking.” – Gordie Howe

Quote #7.

“I’m really just a lucky old farmboy. I remember when I came up I cut out all the newspaper pictures showing me in a Red Wing uniform just to prove to everyone that I played in the NHL. At first all I ever wanted to do was stick around for a while, but as time went by I decided I’d play 20 years if it killed me.” Gordie Howe

Bonus Gordie Howe Quote From Wayne Gretzky:

“Unfortunately we lost the greatest hockey player ever today, but more importantly the nicest man I have ever met. Sending our thoughts and prayers to the Howe family and to the millions of hockey fans who like me loved Gordie Howe. RIP Mr. Hockey.” – Gordie Howe

In the comments section below our sources, please let us know which Gordie Howe quotes inspired you the most, and if you have found a better one not on this list, please let us know! P.S – You Are An Authentic Genius – Find it within…

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