Robinson Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Robinson Quotes from famous authors such as Emanuel Steward, Cheech Marin, William Sanderson, Victoria Monet, Patrick Macnee. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

I used to love to see Willie Pep and Ray Robinson. To me, the epitome of a great athlete is a great boxer. I just love the rhythm of seeing a man dance, slip punches. I loved the dancers and boxers. I would see them and be mesmerized.
Emanuel Steward
I liked Jackie Robinson because he was cool to watch, not because he was black. Every time you turned around, he was hitting a triple or making a great play in the field or, best of all, stealing home.
Cheech Marin
I like Edward G. Robinson – he started as a character actor and became a lead, which is probably why I like him.
William Sanderson
I have dreams of working with some of the greatest to ever do it, including Sade, Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Babyface, Smokey Robinson, and Timbaland.
Victoria Monet
I like most of the Humphrey Bogart movies because they had to act then, and they acted very well. Edward G. Robinson is probably the best actor I’ve ever seen on the movies.
Patrick Macnee
The three toughest fighters I fought were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Sugar Ray Robinson.
Jake LaMotta
Every year we discuss Jackie Robinson Day, which is April 15. We talk about it throughout baseball, promote it throughout baseball.
Curtis Granderson
The appeal of travel books is also the sense that you are different, an outsider, almost like the Robinson Crusoe or Christopher Columbus notion of being the first person in a new place.
Paul Theroux
You want to get something changed, you send sport. Look what happened when Pee Wee Reese puts his arm around Jackie Robinson. That did more for racial relations in the United States through sport.
John Layfield
Jerry Robinson illustrated some of the defining images of pop culture’s greatest icons. As an artist myself, it’s impossible not to feel humbled by his body of work. Everyone who loves comics owes Jerry a debt of gratitude for the rich legacy that he leaves behind.
Jim Lee
Before I start, I create a set list that I listen to while I’m writing. For ‘Intimate Apparel,’ I loaded Erik Satie, Scott Joplin, klezmer music, and the American jazz performer and composer Reginald Robinson.
Lynn Nottage
My favorite player, growing up, was David Robinson. He was really the first person that I actually knew about and actually watched.
Greg Oden
I have the background singers of Ray Charles, the background singers of Smokey Robinson, and the background singers of Barry White and I built a choir around that.
Della Reese
I love Motown, that whole era. Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson. I just put on Pandora, and put it on Motown, and it makes me smile; makes me smile so much.
Tika Sumpter
I used to tell Jackie (Robinson) sometimes when they were throwing at him, ‘Jackie, they aren’t throwing at you because you are black. They are throwing at you because they don’t like you.
Pee Wee Reese
A manager should stay as far away as possible from his players. I don’t know if I said ten words to Frank Robinson while he played for me.
Earl Weaver
Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson.
Willie Mays
The world of ‘Terra Nova’ as we joined it… there is a certain amount of prosperity there, and in fact I would say that I was a bit surprised when I first got there to see how it had all developed and how sophisticated the colony was – I had envisioned it being a bit more Swiss Family Robinson, but that wasn’t my call.
Stephen Lang
When my younger son was 13 years old, he asked me to read ‘Swallows and Amazons’ to him while he made models. He liked it so much that I ended up reading all thirteen of Ransome’s books, including the ones that I missed out on. This led my son to ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and ‘Coral Island.’
Michelle Magorian
Robinson was important to all blacks. To make it into the majors and to take all the name calling, he had to be something special. He had to take all this for years, not just for Jackie Robinson, but for the nation.
Willie Mays
The story of Jackie Robinson is also the story of Branch Rickey. He had many reasons for doing what he did, but he stood up against his own people.
Jim Brown
I want to work with Peter Robinson as first minister in a positive, constructive way and leave the elections to the electorate.
Martin McGuinness
Electing Barack Obama president was a glorious Jackie Robinson moment for the United States of America. Obama didn’t just win; he became the first Democrat since Jimmy Carter to win a popular-vote majority.
Timothy Noah
I remember seeing Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, and the old films of Sugar Ray Robinson.
Gennady Golovkin
I think the most-played record in our house was the ‘Big Chill’ Soundtrack – so Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Otis Redding. I think that’s where I got my love for a good hook, a good soul hook – really smooth and warm and from the heart.
Chet Faker
Nate Robinson has a lot of jumping ability, but I don’t see Josh losing.
Dominique Wilkins
I was part of a group called Casanova Fly, doing bouncer work, attending college and working in a pizza shop when I first met producer Sylvia Robinson who came into the pizza shop where I was flipping the dough. I was rapping in the park in Englewood, and she heard about what I was doing.
Big Bank Hank
Mrs. Robinson is a little dated now, but it has nothing to do with Joe DiMaggio.
Paul Simon
I’ve got a basketball signed by all the greats from Julius Irving to Oscar Robinson. It was at an All Star game I got them all to sign it. So that ain’t going nowhere. I’m going to die with that in my casket.
Ice Cube
Most of my favorite writers are over forty, and so I suppose I’ll only name a few of the writers whose work I find myself constantly returning to: Edward P. Jones, Marilynne Robinson, Kazuo Ishiguro, V. S. Naipaul, Toni Morrison, and Philip Roth.
Dinaw Mengestu
I think ‘Lost in Space’ certainly shifted from being an ensemble adventure series about a family facing the unknown alien environment to this trio of comedians – Dr. Smith, the Robot, and Will Robinson being the straight guy. It definitely changed its tone over the three seasons and 84 episodes we did.
Bill Mumy
When I see players like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Robinson Cano, and Miguel Cabrera, I see they have a good season, but they also jump up the next year and do it over and over again. I want to be one of those players that do it every year.
Jose Altuve
As a master of graphic creation, as teacher, historian, and roving ambassador of comics, Jerry Robinson has ensured that future generations of talented kids will continue to imagine and then put marks on paper.
Pete Hamill
To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment, but I don’t think it’s necessarily deserved.
Sidney Poitier
Jackie Robinson is a true legend.
Sidney Poitier
Sugar Ray Robinson was probably the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson and Patrick Ewing will be among the best centers ever, but none of them affected the league the way Shaq and Tim Duncan have.
Jemele Hill
Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
We live in a global village. No country can live in isolation of others like Robinson Crusoe.
Li Keqiang
A cursory look at coverage of the so-called ‘Free Tommy’ brigade, centered around the alleged censorship of Tommy Robinson, a notorious anti-Islam campaigner, reveals how liberals shun defending the free-speech rights of the unpalatable.
Claire Fox
Baltimore was like a small town when I got there – the Colts, the Orioles, guys like Frank Robinson, we all knew and respected each other. Everyone would cross paths at one point at Lenny Moore’s Sportsman’s Lounge, trading stories and having some fun.
Earl Monroe
I was a huge David Robinson fan.
Ivan Moody
There were many stars in Motown’s firmament – among them, Stevie, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves and Diana Ross – but I happen to have loved the Four Tops most of all.
Jon Landau
I cannot express how much music got me through lockdown. I re-discovered Roberta Flack, Smokey Robinson, and Aretha Franklin.
Miquita Oliver
I don’t know where my romanticism comes from. My mom and dad would read to me a lot. ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe,’ tales of chivalry and knights, things like that. Those are the stories I loved growing up.
Daniel Radcliffe
I don’t deny the influence from the first Korn record, which was something we listened to and liked a lot. I liked the rawness of it, and what Ross Robinson did on it, which was why we ended up recording with Ross.
Max Cavalera
Since I was growing up, I liked love songs – Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke. That was the kind of songs getting the girls dancing.
Gregory Isaacs
David Robinson chose to stay at Navy. He talked about commitment, loyalty and values. I wonder how many of us would choose these virtues rather than the chance of becoming a millionaire, especially if you were a college sophomore when you had to make that choice.
Mario Cuomo
I’ve enjoyed my time in the game, whether it be managing Luton in the top flight, taking Spurs to Wembley or, as director of football, pinpointing players such as Jermain Defoe, Paul Robinson and Robbie Keane with real sell-on value.
David Pleat
Smokey Robinson writes the heartfelt songs, whereas it was my job to write the songs about weakness and failure in love.
Elvis Costello
My all-time favorite TED talks are Brene Brown’s ‘The Power of Vulnerability’ and Sir Ken Robinson’s ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity.’
Alexis Ren
Brooks Robinson belongs in a higher league.
Pete Rose
In Soviet times, the border was closed, so we couldn’t get out of the country, and I had been reading Robinson Crusoe. I wanted to see the ocean, I wanted to see boats, I wanted to see black people, because we didn’t have that in the Soviet Union. I was all excited by that stuff.
Wladimir Klitschko
Mostly I’ve never let record companies become involved with my music, which was a very smart thing that my first manager Dave Robinson did, to keep them out of it.
Graham Parker
Jackie was speaking at a drugstore, and I said, ‘I’m not going to get this opportunity again, so I better take my chances and listen to Jackie Robinson now.’ Little did I know, I got front row seats, and next to me was my father.
Hank Aaron
My trainer, Marty Jones, was trained by Billy Robinson, so was Johnny Saint and a lot of great British wrestlers.
William Regal
Training with Billy Robinson is just like any martial artist who would go to the old master of the art. He’s so knowledgeable.
Shayna Baszler
It’s not every day you get to be in a movie about Jackie Robinson, so you want to do it as right as you can.
Andre Holland
I guess what really made me a Dodgers fan from the beginning was that the team had Jackie Robinson, the first ‘Negro’ in the major leagues.
Cheech Marin
I want to go down, like my hero Sugar Ray Robinson, in history.
Kell Brook
When I met Rachel Robinson for the first time, she is a regal woman, and she was like a grandmother in that first meeting.
Chadwick Boseman
I was a piano major with Craig Robinson from ‘The Office.’ Me and Craig were very close in college at Illinois State University… It’s so bizarre to see us out here now doing things.
Sean Hayes
Sugar Ray Robinson is my favorite boxer of all time. He is a middleweight. I saw him and liked him.
Gennady Golovkin
As much as I loved Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Junior Gilliam, and Don Newcombe, I loved watching Willie Mays play more than all of them combined, even if he played for the ‘bad guys!’
Cheech Marin
I fought Sugar Ray Robinson so many times, it’s a wonder I don’t have diabetes.
Jake LaMotta
There’s nobody as sexy as Robinson Cano in the box. I had a coach, Chris Sheff, who always told me to be as sexy as you can in the box.
Bryce Harper
I always loved ‘The Weakest Link’ and how brutal Anne Robinson was on it.
Joe Lycett
If you play for managers like Karl Robinson, it’s about your development, but there are times when you have to stick up for yourself and let defenders know you are around when nobody is looking.
Patrick Bamford
It became my first passion, the first thing I really fell in love with. I joined the Ralph Robinson Ballet company, and then went to New York and became a dancer. I thought I’d die before I did anything else.
Lawrence Bender
When I went to Brooklyn in 1948 Jackie Robinson was at the height of his brilliant career.
Ernie Harwell
I don’t plan on writing biographies of great sports stars who are still playing ball. But I did write one on Jackie Robinson, who was playing ball in the 20th century.
David A. Adler
Full disclosure here – I had a terrible crush on Smokey Robinson, like every other female on the planet.
Linda Ronstadt
I am quite surprised, that with all my work, and some of it is very, very good, that nobody talks about The Miracle Worker. We’re talking about Mrs. Robinson. I understand the world… I’m just a little dismayed that people aren’t beyond it yet.
Anne Bancroft
Sugar Ray Robinson was at the top of the boxing world during the 1950’s when it seemed that he would either win or lose the championship about every three or four months.
Dick Schaap
The path was not easier for Jackie Robinson simply because he embraced God.
Ed Henry
I inhaled books. I loved Classics Illustrated comic books. These were books that I could afford to buy after I turned in pop bottles for change. ‘The Prince and the Pauper,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe,’ ‘A Journey to the Center of the Earth.’ Male narratives filled with adventure and self-discovery.
Jewell Parker Rhodes
I remember traveling around in Arkansas with Senator Robinson, and I told him what this little trick was. He felt very much part of it and had me take pictures of people unbeknownst to them.
Ben Shahn
Denard Robinson was my quarterback in high school. Never had his shoes tied. I don’t see how you can play like that.
Jason Pierre-Paul
Every Olympics, when I was growing up and playing basketball, my parents and I made it a point to sit down and watch the U.S.A. compete. To join that team later, and play and practice one-on-one with David Robinson, Larry Bird, Chris Mullens and all these guys I looked up to, was a dream come true.
Christian Laettner
Basketball’s eras are defined by teams – Celtics, Lakers, Bulls – and baseball’s epochs are defined by players – Ruth, Robinson, Mantle – but with football, it’s the sideline strategists, the nutty professors and top coated Lears.
J. R. Moehringer
I really never saw an obstacle for me in taking leadership positions because, in a very ridiculous way, I thought, ‘If Mary Robinson can do it then why can’t I?’
Sinead Burke
I did some really heavy, intensive clinics with Billy Robinson. Anyone that knows anything about Billy, he was a mean old dude! I survived training with him and Josh Barnett, right in the same vein, my head coach for, like, 12 years.
Shayna Baszler
I started playing the guitar when we started filming the pilot to ‘Lost in Space,’ which was way back in December of 1964, and there’s a little bit in the pilot that was used in the first season where Will Robinson is sitting around some bad foam rubber rock playing and singing ‘Greensleeves.’
Bill Mumy
Somebody said I sound like an old lady, and I was really insulted by that. I’m trying to sound like Skip James and Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye.
Tom Waits
I see similarities between Jackie Robinson and myself.
Fallon Fox
Films happened to me accidentally when I met Marc Robinson in a hotel in Goa, where my mum worked as a supervisor. I would often go there, and the manager there would see me and tell my mom that I should try being a model.
Ileana D’Cruz
I read Lorrie Moore and Marilynne Robinson and Jhumpa Lahiri and Richard Ford, John Updike, Anton Chekhov, Vladimir Nabokov – all of whom I really fell in love with.
Michelle Zauner
There were plenty of clubs wanting me but as soon as my agent Lee Robinson told me Derby were interested I had a good feeling.
Harry Wilson