48+ Best Herb Brooks Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Herbert Paul Brooks Jr. was an American ice hockey player and coach. Profoundly inspirational Herb Brooks quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Herb Brooks Quotes

And maybe I’m a little smarter now than I was before for all the stupid things I’ve done. Herb Brooks

You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This is your time. Now get out there and take it. Herb Brooks

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

The legs feed the wolf. Herb Brooks

You can’t be common; the common man goes nowhere; you have to be uncommon. Herb Brooks

Great moments are born from great opportunities. Herb Brooks

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

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Herb Brooks

You’re playing worse every day, and right now, you’re playing like it’s next month. Herb Brooks

Write your own book instead of reading someone else’s book about success. Herb Brooks

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

Risk something or forever sit with your dreams. Herb Brooks

I wanted people with a sound value system as you cannot buy values. You’re only as good as your values. Herb Brooks

You’re looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country. Herb Brooks

Everything goes in cycles, to a degree. Herb Brooks

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

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

You can’t be common, the common man goes nowhere; you have to be uncommon. Herb Brooks

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

Success is won by those who believe in winning and then prepare for that moment. Many want to win, but how many prepare? That is the big difference. A sound value system held water then, holds water today, and will hold water in the future. Herb Brooks

Maybe I’m sort of like the players there’s still a lot of little boy in me. Herb Brooks

Great moments are born from great opportunity, and that’s what you have here tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight. One game; if we played them ten times, they might win nine. But not this game, not tonight. Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight we stay with them, and we shut them down because we can. 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. 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. Screw em. This is your time. Now go out there and take it. Herb Brooks

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

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

Write your own book instead of reading someone else’s book about success. Herb Brooks

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

My recruiting key I looked for people first, athletes second. Herb Brooks

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Herb Brooks

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

You’re looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country. Herb Brooks

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

Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world! Herb Brooks

Win, lose, or tie, you’re gonna play like champions! Herb Brooks

And maybe I’m a little smarter now than I was before for all the stupid things I’ve done. Herb Brooks

Risk something or forever sit with your dreams. Herb Brooks

Everything goes in cycles, to a degree. Herb Brooks

If you give 99 percent, you will make my job very easy. Herb Brooks

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. I dare you to be better than you are. I dare you to be a thoroughbred. Herb Brooks

Great moments are born from great opportunities. Herb Brooks

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

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

You’re only as good as your values. Herb Brooks

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

It was a lot more than a hockey game, not only for those who watched it but for those who played in it. Herb Brooks

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

Write your own book instead of reading someone else’s book about success. Herb Brooks

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