56 Bowling Quotes Full of Humor and Witty Remarks
Bowling is not only a fun and social activity, but it also has many health benefits. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a casual bowler, there is no denying that bowling is a timeless and enjoyable activity for people of all ages. Read these 56 bowling quotes to help you appreciate the game more.
Bowling is a popular sport and recreational activity that involves rolling a heavy ball down a lane to knock down as many pins as possible. The game is typically played indoors, in a specially designed bowling alley.
The origins of bowling can be traced back to 5200 B.C. Colonial Americans also enjoyed the game long before modern bowling evolved in the United States. It has become a popular pastime, with over 67 million Americans playing the game yearly.
Despite the health benefits of the game, many bowlers see it as a recreational activity rather than an actual sport. Read these 56 bowling quotes that give insight into some bowlers' minds.
George Carlin's quote: "Bowling is not a sport because you have to rent the shoes."| Image: AmoDays
Bowling Quotes Full of Inspiration
"You want perfection, go to a bowling alley!" — John Calipari
"There's kind of a Zen aspect to bowling. The pins are either staying up or down before you even throw your arm back. It's kind of a mind-set. You want to be in this perfect mind-set before you released the ball." — Jeff Bridges
"One of the advantages bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball." — Don Carter
"Bowling, I like bowling. I've been getting into this bowling thing. It's kinda fun." — Queen Latifah
"Beside a perfectly-timed boundary hit on a hard ground from fast bowling, all other delights of this life are a nothingness." — Willow the King
John Calipari's quote: "You want perfection, go to a bowling alley!" | Image: AmoDays
"I saw this college team bowling championship. Each team had their own coach. What kind of strategy advice is a bowling coach giving? 'You know what? This time Timmy, I want you to knock down all the pins.' 'You sure?' 'Trust me. Just do it, son!'" — Jim Gaffigan
"I was a little, skinny, runt kid, and I decided that bowling was what I was going to do in life." — Don Johnson
"Bowling makes me happy like eating infinite bowls of rice!" — Yôsuke Kuroda
"I usually love to go bowling when I'm in Vegas. There's something about Vegas and bowling, do you know what I mean? You know what I mean. Bowling is just the thing to do." — Rutina Wesley
"Baseball is the only sport there is - next to bowling, that is." — Luella Lorraine Lavell
Don Johnson's quote: "I was a little, skinny, runt kid, and I decided that bowling was what I was going to do in life." | Image: AmoDays
"Now I do bowling, golf, and tennis. I want to be a good bowler." ― Andy Lau
"The bowling alley is the poor man's country club." — Sanford Hansell
"It would be hilarious if I worked in a bowling alley." — Aubrey Plaza
"Sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It's what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutter ball when you're bowling with the girls in the league. True sorrow is as rare as true love." — Stephen King
"Just a couple of minutes ago, I signed a couple of bowling pins for some people. That's a normal thing. Somebody will hand me something and say, 'Draw a picture! Draw the Dude!' They're probably selling them on eBay or something." — Jeff Bridges
Andy Lau's quote: "Now I do bowling, golf, and tennis. I want to be a good bowler." | Image: AmoDays
"I would say think about the thing that makes you happiest, and do that. If it's drawing or dancing or listening to music or bowling, whatever it is that makes you happy, I would focus on that, and you'll definitely gain some confidence." — Ad-Rock
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules." — John Goodman, "The Big Lebowski"
"I'm a bowling pin, even when I fall, I'll always stand back up." — Jay Park
Bowling Quotes Full of Valuable Experience
"If I had been on 'Bowling for Dollars,' I'd wind up owing them money." — Ricki Lake
"In bowling and in life, if a person made the spares the strikes would take care of themselves." — Stephen King
Jay Park's quote: "I'm a bowling pin, even when I fall, I'll always stand back up." | Image: AmoDays
"Well, my hand never fell off, and within no time, I was bowling competitively in leagues and tournaments." ― Joe Tex
"Bowling is a game of mistakes. Generally, whoever makes the fewest comes out the best." — Earl Anthony
"Every bowling center should have a house pro." — Don Johnson
"Error increases with distance. It's true with bowling, and it's true with families." — Steve Farrar
Joe Tex's quote: "Well, my hand never fell off, and within no time, I was bowling competitively in leagues and tournaments." | Image: AmoDays
"That's the first thing they teach you in bowling, by the way. Don't press the ball against your nose. The other one is don't lick the pins." — David Letterman
"It would be difficult to convince me that leaning has no effect whatsoever on the outcome of my bowling." — Amy Krouse Rosenthal
"I can't tell you how many life lessons I've learned through bowling. Time management, finding balance in life, how to lose, how to win, how to bowl as a team, and deal with people. How to do something I love to do and inspire other people." — Diandra Asbaty
"I like bowling. I suck at it, but I like it. You know what's so funny? I have days when I'm absolutely great at doing it, and then I have days when I just don't understand it." — Lil' Kim
David Letterman's quote: "That's the first thing they teach you in bowling, by the way. Don't press the ball against your nose. The other one is don't lick the pins." | Image: AmoDays
"While you play bowling with one ball, you will be late because untill come in that ball it's need time so you need more than one ball in order to defeat the whole army." ― Ragir Saeed
"Bowling is all physics and energy distribution. It's F = ma. So it is actually one of the most science-y sports because it literally is just a ball and a surface and objects to knock down." — Chris Hardwick
"When I was a kid, I was at a bowling alley, and I ran into a soda machine. I still have the scar on my right eyebrow obviously." — Luke Perry
"Well, my grandpa always taught me to bowl 15 frames. It's like I told you before, we Amish, we do everything half again as hard as you do. Ten frames." — Ishmael, "Kingpin"
Andrew Vachss' quote: "Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball." | Image: AmoDays
Bowling Related Quotes
"Bowling is not a sport because you have to rent the shoes." — George Carlin
"Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain." — Martin Mull
"You ought to try surviving one of my family reunions. It's like having a bowling alley in your brain." — Edna Buchanan
"Camarin and I are both baffled by the pleasure humans find with bowling. The noise is maddening, the equipment unsanitary, and the repetition boring." ― Elizabeth Langston, "Wishing for You"
"I performed in a bowling alley before while people were still bowling. Cut the check, and I will perform anywhere." — Kevin Hart
Martin Mull's quote: "Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain." | Image: AmoDays
"I used to sit on the couch, and I could go through a pound of Brie cheese and a movie. I was like, 'That's enough,' because it feels like a bowling ball in your stomach." — JWoww
"I liked the movie 300, but the title is misleading. I thought it would be about scantily-clad professional bowlers." — Jarod Kintz, "Whenever You're Gone, I'm Here for You"
"Oh, my God! You're wearing your bowling shoes! Only you would wear bowling shoes to your child's sickbed." ― John Kennedy Toole, "A Confederacy of Dunces"
"Some people have their own bowling ball and their own bowling shoes… and no friends." — Jim Gaffigan
"You are entering a world of pain. You mark that frame an 8, and you're entering a world of pain!" — Walter Sobchak, "The Big Lebowski"
Jarod Kintz's "Whenever You're Gone, I'm Here for You" quote: "I liked the movie 300, but the title is misleading. I thought it would be about scantily clad professional bowlers." | Image: AmoDays
"I got the bowling ball blues. When I first started bowling. Just a spare was great. My score looked good at 108." — Mack Fields
"We're goin' bowling. If we don't come back, avenge our deaths." — Homer Simpson, "The Simpsons"
"You can never find the right bowling ball. This one's too heavy. This one's good, but it's pink!" — Jim Gaffigan
"Sometimes a bowler just has to face the music." — Ernie McCracken, "Kingpin"
"A boy without mischief is like a bowling ball without a liquid center." — Homer Simpson
Mack Fields' quote: "I got the bowling ball blues. When I first started bowling. Just a spare was great. My score looked good at 108." | Image: AmoDays
"There was no family-entertainment centers in the western suburbs. Bowling is fun family entertainment." — Tom Young
"Bowling would be more interesting if it were slightly uphill." — Demetri Martin
"Man: 'Come on, boy. Bowl.' Roy Munson: 'The name's not boy. It's Roy. Roy Munson.'" — "Kingpin"
"I have always hated bowling, and I don't mind admitting it." — Hunter S. Thompson
Tom Young's quote: "There was no family-entertainment centers in the western suburbs. Bowling is fun family entertainment." | Image: AmoDays
"Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball." — Andrew Vachss
"Drew's a funny guy. Because anything he gets into, he gets in 100%. Even when we were doing 'The Drew Carey Show,' he got into bowling, and suddenly he's phoning up pros for tips and carrying around 3 balls. It's just how he does it." — Ryan Stiles
Bowling Quotes for Cricket Fans
"Part of the art of bowling spin is to make the batsman think something special is happening when it isn't." — Shane Warne
"Fast bowling is an art, like spin bowling." — Kapil Dev
"It is always challenging bowling abroad—you don't get much spin, bounce. You do get bounce, but you don't get sideways spin. It is always drifting kind of spin you get." — Harbhajan Singh
Kapil Dev's quote: "Fast bowling is an art, like spin bowling." | Image: AmoDays
Bowling is a versatile activity that can be enjoyed individually and as a team sport. It can be a way to spend time with oneself and enjoy the game's rhythm or foster camaraderie, promote friendly competition, and create opportunities for socializing.
Whether played individually or as a team sport, bowling offers much. If you love sports and want to learn more from the famous and successful people in that field, read these popularity quotes.