45 Sidney Crosby Quotes On Loving What You Do

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Which are your favorite Sidney Crosby quotes?

Sidney Crosby is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is most popularly known for being the captain of his team, the ‘Pittsburgh Penguins’, which competes in the biggest ice hockey championship in North America, the ‘National Hockey League (NHL)’.

Throughout his career, Crosby has amassed a string of accolades including winning gold medals for Canada in the 2005 World Junior Championship, ‘2010 Winter Olympics, and World Cup of Hockey. Crosby then received the honor of being named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history.

Here’s a collection of the most inspirational Sidney Crosby quotes:


45 Sidney Crosby Quotes On Loving What You Do

1. “I am putting pressure on myself to do my best and perform to my potential.” – Sidney Crosby

2. “I want to be the best. So whatever comes with that, I have to accept it.” – Sidney Crosby

3. “Wouldn’t it be amazing, getting up every day and playing; doing something that you love to do?” – Sidney Crosby

4. “I promise to play for the logo on the front, not the name on the back” – Sidney Crosby

5. “Chestnut brown canary, ruby-throated sparrow, sing a song, don’t belong, thrill me to the marrow.” – Sidney Crosby

6. “I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous.” – Sidney Crosby

7. “For me, I’ve learned that the best thing is to focus on the team you play for and yourself and what you need to do.” – Sidney Crosby

8. “I don’t think there’s ever a time where I step back and say I wish I was something different. I’m doing what I love to do.” – Sidney Crosby

9. “I feel comfortable, I’m definitely feeling challenged but with each day I gain more experience. I’m just trying to improve each day.” – Sidney Crosby


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10. “It’s really football, tennis, and golf that I watch other than hockey.” – Sidney Crosby


11. “I think every athlete will tell you no matter what sport you’re in when you train so hard and when you care so much about doing what you do, there’s a little bit of nerves that come with that. But nerves that won’t prevent you form performing, nerves that, hopefully, allow you to be that much more motivated and inspired to do well.” – Sidney Crosby

12. “It seems like yesterday I was up there watching my first NHL game, and I was skating on the ice this time. It brings back memories, but at the same time it’s something I’ll remember forever.” – Sidney Crosby

13. “The more you hesitate in a game, the more your chance of getting hit. Your focus isn’t there. When you hesitate, usually you’re in trouble.” – Sidney Crosby

14. “Fear is the lock and laughter the key to your heart.” – Sidney Crosby

15. “People are going to have their opinions. Whether it’s good or bad, I don’t really think about it either way.” – Sidney Crosby

16. “I’ve always had a passion for hockey, … That’s the key. You can’t be putting in time. You have to enjoy doing what you do.” – Sidney Crosby

17. “Whether you’re trying to learn in hockey or trying to learn in life, I’ve always tried to be observant and tried to learn more, tried to evolve, whether it’s as a hockey player or as a person. With each year, I try to do that.” – Sidney Crosby

18. “I realize there will not be another Gretzky, and I will be the first one to say I will not break his records. But for him to say that I could, it means I am doing something right. It was probably the best compliment I could get. I’m going to remember it.” – Sidney Crosby

19. “When I saw that goal, the first thing I said was, ‘You won’t see a goal like that ever again.’ It’s one thing to have second effort but, on top of that, the athleticism he showed. It’s just an example of the talent that he has.” – Sidney Crosby


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20. “Individual honors and scoring championships are great, but my No. 1 goal is to win the Stanley Cup.” – Sidney Crosby


21. “For every whack, I’ve given, I’ve gotten four or five.” – Sidney Crosby

22. “I always wanted to be the best and to get the most out of myself.” – Sidney Crosby

23. “I think as a Canadian hockey player, you go through it in your mind so many times, being able to stand on that blue line and hear your national anthem play and being a gold medal champion, you dream of that. And then to be able to accomplish that and actually win a gold medal and represent your country it’s an amazing feeling.” – Sidney Crosby

24. “I was anxious to get started, There was so much anticipation. I wanted to get in the routine of playing games. It was just nice to be on a team, not competing against these guys in camp [but] trying to work together to win.” – Sidney Crosby

25. “Love isn’t lying, it’s loose in a lady who lingers, saying she is lost, and choking on hello.” – Sidney Crosby

26. “I was better at both ends, defensively and offensively, It was more of a well-rounded game. I want to add to that.” – Sidney Crosby

27. “Dreams are so important. You need to have big goals and expect a lot of yourself but you have to enjoy the ride too.” – Sidney Crosby

28. “I think that everyone has an equal right to play and I think we’ve been supportive of that. With the Olympics and the controversy around that I think those decisions and those laws aren’t necessarily something that I agree with personally … their laws and their views.” – Sidney Crosby

29. “It’s more frustrating. My expectation probably wasn’t that I’d play [during the playoffs], but I was just trying to make sure that if there was any chance that it was possible to come back that I was ready and that I’d done everything I could to be ready. It’s frustrating, disappointing. But can’t really control any of that.” – Sidney Crosby


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30. “I want to play as soon as possible, You want to play but I don’t pick and choose. It’s not my job.” – Sidney Crosby


31. “I’m most comfortable definitely when I’m on the ice. I love to play. It’s something that I just love to do.” – Sidney Crosby

32. “I have been practicing since I was 4 or 5 years old, but that wasn’t really practice. I was just having fun… I just loved to play hockey.” – Sidney Crosby

33. “It’s not that hard to stay grounded. It’s the way I was brought up.” – Sidney Crosby

34. “It’s been really slow obviously, but I’m not worried about that. I feel like from where I was a couple months ago, things are a lot better. Just being able to skate and stuff was encouraging. Hopefully, the next step doesn’t have any hurdles.” – Sidney Crosby

35. “It didn’t feel like it was anything too major, but if you had to look at one hit that would be it.” – Sidney Crosby

36. “Challenging someone is good. You need to do it. Sometimes they don’t even realize you’re doing it, like when you joke with a goalie, ‘What’s wrong today? You losing it?” – Sidney Crosby

37. “I’ll be the first one to admit my first couple of years I was pretty hard on the refs.” – Sidney Crosby

38. “It was amazing. You don’t have a choice but to play your best. They force you do do that because they’re smart and that’s the fun part for me, I’m being challenged to think faster and be creative.” – Sidney Crosby

39. “It’s tough, it’s not the scenario that we wanted for sure. I thought our desperation was there, we worked hard, but it was one game, a lot can happen, they’re a good team, and unfortunately we didn’t win. We had some bad bounces, and in one game those make a big difference, and unfortunately, it didn’t go our way. But if we play hard like that, we play desperate like that and control the puck the way we did down low, I like our chances against any team.” – Sidney Crosby


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40. “The biggest thing for me is the passion that I’ve always had for hockey. I remember growing up, no matter what I did in life, my parents always told me to try to do my best at it and be my best. I can say going through different things that passion is the most important part. It’s not skills or talent or any of that stuff.” – Sidney Crosby


41. “I’d never complain about the attention – ever. I feel very fortunate to be doing what I love to do. Not everyone gets that chance every day. This is just part of it, and it comes down to managing my time to make sure I concentrate on my passion, which is the hockey, and have time away from hockey.” – Sidney Crosby

42. “Growing up in Canada, I didn’t watch football much.” – Sidney Crosby

43. “It is so important to me to have my time away from hockey. Obviously, hockey is my passion; I love it. But definitely, for me, time away from the rink and time when my mind isn’t thinking about hockey is important.” – Sidney Crosby

44. “I don’t have one favorite band. I like everything.” – Sidney Crosby

45. “I look at it as a challenge, … I’m not going to put too much added pressure on myself. I want to play in the NHL, and after that [happens], I can worry about things beyond that.” – Sidney Crosby



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Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.


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