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1. "Damn referees, I'll miss them less than anybody."
Author: Abe Lemons
2. "I do my own analysis on the teams I am refereeing. I will know some of the personalities, the players who could be difficult customers in a scrum situation, the ones I am going to have to really work hard on early in the game to get what I want."
Author: Alan Lewis
3. "The objective of a referee is not to get mentioned. I tell a lot of young referees that not being mentioned is king. If you can achieve that, that then it has been a pretty good game."
Author: Alan Lewis
4. "Coaches do so much research about a referee because they believe refereeing is such a crucial part of the game that the result may hinge on what we say or do. They probably know more about me than I know myself!"
Author: Alan Lewis
5. "Coaches will do what they can but it doesn't necessarily bother me. You are an international referee for a reason. If things like that are going to ruffle your feathers, don't bother doing the job."
Author: Alan Lewis
6. "But then southern hemisphere teams are more skilful than their northern hemisphere counterparts, which means games can be easier to referee."
Author: Alan Lewis
7. "You can't applaud a referee."
Author: Alex Ferguson
8. "I am so sorry to hear of Asher's passing. I will miss his scientific insight and advice, but even more his humor and stubborn integrity. I remember when one of his colleagues complained about Asher's always rejecting his manuscript when they were sent to him to referee. Asher said in effect, 'You should thank me. I am only trying to protect your reputation.' He often pretended to consult me, a fellow atheist, on matters of religious protocol.{Charles H. Bennett's letter written to the family of Israeli physicist, Asher Peres}"
Author: Asher
9. "The human race is the most stupid and unfair kind of race. A lot of the runners don't even get decent sneakers or clean drinking water.Some runners are born with a massive head start, every possible help along the way and still the referees seem to be on their side.It's not surprising a lot of people have given up compeating altogether and gone to sit in the grandstand, eat junk and shout abuse.What the human race needs is a lot more streakers."
Author: Banksy
10. "No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal."
Author: Bill Cosby
11. "The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game."
Author: Bill Shankly
12. "The referee will now keep track of the time on the field and the shootouts have finally been banned."
Author: Cobi Jones
13. "Time is only linear for engineers and referees."
Author: Craig Ferguson
14. "A decision has been called for. The Nodders sit paralyzed. The Men crouch in their various holes. Tradition and Revolution, having spoken, perch high and unflinching. Fear and Loathing quietly cha-cha down the table's length.A distant referee's whistle."
Author: Dale McGowan
15. "Having one child makes you a parent; having two, you are a referee."
Author: David Frost
16. "I would say the referees have the toughest game to call. I would say that there's a lot of officiating done by announcers, local announcers. Sometimes you should listen to a game from both feeds, and you'd think you were listening to completely different games."
Author: David Stern
17. "I'm aware that the World Cup is probably the greatest spectacle in the world of sport, and that's despite the referees that have been found to have fixed games specifically."
Author: David Stern
18. "You don't notice the referee during the game unless he makes a bad call."
Author: Drew Curtis
19. "In the high school classroom you are a drill sergent, a rabbi, a shoulder to cry on, a disciplinarian, a singer, a low-level scholar, a clerk, a referee, a clown, a counselor, a dress-code enforcer, a conductor, an apologist, a philosopher, a collaborator, a tap dancer, a politician, a therapist, a fool, a traffic cop, a priest, a mother-father-brother-sister-uncle-aunt, a bookeeper, a critic, a psychologist, the last straw."
Author: Frank McCourt
20. "I did think there were one or two referees who had a personal thing against me. It wasn't them versus Celtic - it was them against me! I just think they wanted to take me on."
Author: Gordon Strachan
21. "As all of us with any involvement in sports knows, no two umpires or no two referees have the same strike zone or call the same kind of a basketball game."
Author: Herb Kohl
22. "Although people rarely died playing Quidditch, referees had been known to vanish and turn up months later in the Sahara Desert."
Author: J.K. Rowling
23. "I would not employ an author to referee a Ping-Pong match. By their very nature they are biased and bloody-minded. Better put a fox in a henhouse than to ask an author to judge his peers. (in a letter to the Governor General about the GA's Literary Awards & his issue--among others--with the judging system, 1981)"
Author: Jack McClelland
24. "What American people and what the markets want is a fair and level playing-field, where the rules are clearly elucidated, where the referees are competent, and where we know that the game is not rigged."
Author: James Chanos
25. "The referee told me this league has never had a brawl of that magnitude," said Mr. Penderwick after a long, painful silence. "Of course, at the time I was pretending to be a casual passerby and not a father at all."
Author: Jeanne Birdsall
26. "If she were in a race for her life, that roar was the starter pistol. If God were the referee, He had just shouted Go."
Author: Jim Butcher
27. "It annoys me when people who don't know what they're talking about boo the referee."
Author: Jonah Lomu
28. "Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose."
Author: Joseph Brodsky
29. "We don't know the final outcome, or even know how long the battle will last, but we do know the referee."
Author: K. Howard Joslin
30. "Family gatherings were... um, let's see, what's the word I'm looking for?... Hell. They were hell. Being the middle child, I served and referee and confidante, hostess and martyr. Did I feel we should get together once in a while? Sure. Did I want my family all together? Theoretically, yes. In reality, dear God, no."
Author: Kristan Higgins
31. "Fighters today are much bigger, stronger and quicker and not only that but referees, judges and doctors back then were very strict and if your head got busted up the fight would be stopped."
Author: Larry Holmes
32. "Once the referee throws the ball in the air, it's either your ball or their ball and you have to just take your shot."
Author: LL Cool J
33. "Single moms: You are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman. Wear your cape proudly."
Author: Mandy Hale
34. "Anyhow, isn't it a bit wrong to think happiness is all smooth and serene. Isn't it mostly a great energetic struggle - you against the universe - a great whopping opponent, with the referee in its pocket?"
Author: Margaret Mahy
35. "Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player."
Author: Milton Friedman
36. "He does not depend on insider tips, crooked referees, or other sorts of hustles to make his bets. Nor does he have a "system" of any kind. He uses computer simulations, but does not rely upon them exclusively."
Author: Nate Silver
37. "We talked to the referees before the game; there's always new situations to adjust, for the refs and for us as well. Even on the ice, it's good for players to talk and interact with the referee."
Author: Peter Bondra
38. "In sum, do not insult me with the beheadings, finger choppings or the lung-deflations you plan for my works. I need my head to shake or nod, my hand to wave or make into a fist, my lungs to shout or whisper with. I will not go gently onto a shelf, degutted, to become a non-book. All you umpires, back to the bleachers. Referees, hit the showers. It's my game. I pitch, I hit, I catch. I run the bases. At sunset I've won or lost. At sunrise, I'm out again, giving it the old try. And no one can help me. Not even you."
Author: Ray Bradbury
39. "I tell you, Professor, growing up is a full contact sport. Somewhere in our brains, foolishness and naïveté join forces with a false sense of invincibility. Together, they score own-goals against their host's interests. All this happens while that referee known as ‘reason' is collapsed in a drunken stupor, unable to stop the madness. When he finally wakes up, all he can do is grant the useless penalty known as ‘hindsight'. But the outcome remains unchanged. The game is lost …"
Author: Taona Dumisani Chiveneko
40. "Every neurosis I have battles for supremacy of my head, enlisting me as referee so I cannot function as a normal person…"
Author: Thomm Quackenbush

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