30+ Best Stuart Scott Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Stuart Orlando Scott was an American sportscaster and anchor on ESPN, most notably on SportsCenter. Profoundly inspirational Stuart Scott quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

Famous Stuart Scott Quotes

That was just kind of a surprise when the doctor said, ‘We did a biopsy on your appendix, and you have cancer.’ – Stuart Scott

When they told me I had cancer – a very rare form called appendiceal cancer – I was shocked. But I went straight into battle mode. Every morning, I’d wake up and have an internal conversation with cancer. ‘All right, dude,’ I’d tell it, ‘go ahead and hit me. But I’m going to hit you back even harder.’ – Stuart Scott

When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer, you beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live. – Stuart Scott

Every day, I am reminded that our life’s journey is really about the people who touch us. When you die, it does not mean you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live. So live. Live! Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. – Stuart Scott

So live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. – Stuart Scott

And the Lord said you got to rise Up! – Stuart Scott

Hope is not defined by the absence of hardship. Rather, hope is found in God’s grace in the midst of hardship. Hope is found in his promise to give us a future. – Stuart Scott

The most important thing I do is I’m a dad. – Stuart Scott

You beat Cancer by how you live. – Stuart Scott

Diversity means understanding. – Stuart Scott

All of Scripture is for us but not all of Scripture is to us. – Stuart Scott

I can’t ever give up, because I can’t ever leave my daughters. – Stuart Scott

You gotta know that you’re better than anybody, ’cause to me, if you don’t go in like that, you’re gonna lose! They’re gonna punk you out! On any stage, court, business venture, on the anchor desk – whatever. You’ve got to go in believing, ‘I can do this better than anybody.’ – Stuart Scott

People always talk about the nausea that comes with chemotherapy. For me, it’s more like a queasiness. And it can be intense. It’s an uncomfortable, gross kind of ‘blech’ feeling. – Stuart Scott

Working out is my way of saying to cancer, ‘You’re trying to invade my body; you’re trying to take me away from my daughters, but I’m stronger than you. And I’m going to hit harder than you.’ – Stuart Scott

I’ve got corporate executives, my bosses… this is true… who will text message me… and say, ‘Hey a, heard you had chemotherapy today, want me to stop by and pick you up something to eat and bring it to you?’ Whose boss does that? My bosses do that. – Stuart Scott

A lot of rappers say ‘I’m talking about stuff that goes on, what I grew up in, that I know about.’ And these journalists say, ‘Yeah, but you’re making 80 million dollars, that stuff’s not about you.’ Look how long he’s been making 80 million. He grew up poor in an urban city and the things he’s experienced and knows. – Stuart Scott

When I’m sitting around watching a game with some friends, and we’re all excited, and Jordan is driving in, we might say, ‘Come on Mike, break me off a little somethin’-somethin’.’ I decided to take that and translate it into what I do on ‘SportsCenter.’ Just add statistics. – Stuart Scott

For almost 20 years, I’ve reported on some amazing feats of athleticism for ESPN. But the one thing that stood out, game after game, is that it takes a team to win. When I got cancer, that lesson got personal. And Team Livestrong became my team. – Stuart Scott

I practice a lot. I practice in the winter when it’s cold in Connecticut – a lot. I practice in my bedroom on the carpet – a lot. For all the practice I do, I should be a better golfer than I am. – Stuart Scott

I keep working out for me, but I also keep working out for my daughters. I want Taelor and Sydni to know that I’m still strong. I want to walk them both down the aisle. And I still plan to. I hope to. I don’t know. That’s what cancer robs you of. Cancer robs you of the ability to look past today. – Stuart Scott

I’m probably not as big of a hip-hop fan as people may think. I’m not up on all the artists and know all their stuff. – Stuart Scott

I’m blind in my left eye. Contrary to what people say, it is not a glass eye, so I have to protect my eyes at all cost. – Stuart Scott

I started playing in ’98, but I got hooked by playing celebrity golf tournaments. Tiger had a lot to do with it – his passion, the way that he plays. He’s unique and different, and he inspired a lot of my passion. It’s a sport you can’t master. If you’re an athlete, you can do almost anything, but golf is not like that. – Stuart Scott

I knew I heard the doctor correctly. I didn’t think he said something else, I didn’t think for a second, ‘Well maybe he didn’t say it.’ No, I knew I heard him! But I still couldn’t comprehend… in my mind… in my soul… he just said, ‘cancer.’ – Stuart Scott

In the South we experienced, you know, some black kids who gave us a hard time because – cause ‘you talk white.’ We didn’t talk white. We talked fairly proper. Plus, we had a Midwestern accent, so we didn’t have a Southern accent, either. So it wasn’t really talking white; it was talking different. – Stuart Scott

Writing is better if it’s kept simple. Every sentence doesn’t need to have perfect noun/verb agreement. I’ve said ‘ain’t’ on the air. Because I sometimes use ‘ain’t’ when I’m talking. – Stuart Scott

You’ve got to be true to who you are and what you do. I’m more of a hip-hop feel person. Music is how you feel. The younger the mind, that’s how I wanna be. – Stuart Scott

I make myself have energy. It’s stubbornness in the face of cancer. – Stuart Scott

I grew up on hip-hop. I grew up on Run-D.M.C., Whodini, LL when I was in college, so I’m more of a music fan. I probably have the most eclectic collection of music in my Grand Cherokee. Literally, in a span of a week, I’ll go from 2Pac to Boyz II Men to Sister Hazel, right down to West Side Story or the Wiz. I love show tunes. – Stuart Scott

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