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Twenty Top Snooker Quotes-The Snooker World Champions

Updated on June 5, 2012
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Snooker Champions

The world of snooker has always produced many great World Champions from Fred and Joe Davis, to the present day of Ronnie O,Sullivan and John Higgins

Snooker had it's heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, with the great champions such as Alex Higgins, Steve Davis and Steven Hendry.The rivalry was as fierce then as it has always been in the world of snooker.

Here are some of my favourite quotes involving the snooker World Champions.

Champions Quotes

When you are in sport you are tied into it.... it takes a strange person to give it up . It's a much more natural progress to try to fight. i don't think it's clever to retire at the top. I think it's best to go out screaming. Steve Davis

I can't remember anyone asking Who came second can you? Ray Reardon

Snooker is a game of simple shots played to perfection.  Joe Davies.

Hopefully snooker can learn from that, and hopefully for the future, great players do good for the game and there can be something in place to make sure they're not in the situation Alex found himself in towards the last few years of his life because it was sad to see. Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Less frames go to the colours because everyone's so bloody good. My solution: The inclusion of a mushroom on the table. If you knock it over your score would go back to zero points. Steve Davis

If I had to make the choice between staying married and playing snooker, snooker would win. Ray Reardon.

The time is right for more good companies to get on board and if that happens then snooker will be very big again, like it was in the 1980s. Shaun Murphy.

I didn’t make a 147 until few years ago - I just wasn’t the sort of player who went for them. But it’s like buses I suppose, one comes along and then a few more follow.  John Higgins.

A lot of snooker players are too intense and serious. I want to be like Billy the Kid.  Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Compared with the jobs I used to do this is money for old rope. Terry Griffiths.

I am not convinced Steve is as far out on his own as a lot of people believe, I aim to prove my point in our semi-final showdown. Jimmy White ( Next day he was beaten 9-0 by Steve Davis in the UK Championship.)

Frankly I would rather have a drink with Idi Amin . Alex Higgins on Steve Davis.

To be at the top of my sport you have to have that killer instinct and, when I'm at the table I'm an animal. Steven Hendry.

I think it's a great idea to talk during sex, as long as it's about snooker. Steve Davis.

I don't know if I'm still The Rocket - perhaps I'm more like Thomas the Tank Engine these days!
Ronnie O'Sullivan

I played like a slow puncture. John Parrot, after losing 1989 world final.

You have as much class as my backside. Cliff Thorburn on Steve Davis.

I noticed more and more people gathering around me. I had absolutely no idea I had converted to Islam and handed my life over to it. Ronnie O'Sullivan

Win lose or draw, I'm having a lot of fun. Shaun Murphy

Billiards is very similar to snooker except there are only three balls and nobody watches it. Steve Davis


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