36 Sports Illustrated Quotes On Success In Life

These sports illustrated quotes will inspire you. Sports Illustrated (SI) is an American sports magazine owned by Authentic Brands Group and was first published in August 1954.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging sports illustrated quotes, sports illustrated sayings, and sports illustrated proverbs.

Best Sports Illustrated Quotes

  1. “Running isn’t a sport because anyone can do it. Anything we can all do can’t be a sport. I can run, you can run. My mother can run, you don’t see her on the cover of Sports Illustrated do you?” ~ George Carlin
  2. “My dream was always to be on the cover of ‘Sports Illustrated.'” ~ Kate Upton
  3. “Playboy exploits sex the way Sports Illustrated exploits sports.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  4. “I didn’t even think about hiding anything – I honestly went into it [with the idea that] I’m going to show myself off because no one of my size has ever been in this magazine [Sports Illustrated] and I need other women to know that they are just as beautiful.” ~ Ashley Graham
  5. “Even if I did have, you know, a ‘Sports Illustrated’ body, I’d still wear elegant clothes.” ~ Adele

  6. “The ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover was the last thing I shot. That week, I told my agent, ‘You know what, I really… I don’t want to be a model anymore. I really want to do movies.’ And I think he wanted to wring my neck at the moment.” ~ Brooklyn Decker
  7. “A supermodel needed to be able to be on ‘Sports Illustrated,’ to be able to walk runways, to be able to do beauty ads, to be on covers. And the girls now can no longer be on covers and be in the ads because your actresses have taken over all the jobs. I don’t know what happened, but we want our jobs back.” ~ Kim Alexis
  8. “It’s surely no accident that there are horoscopes in Vogue, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Woman, New Woman, Elle and Cosmo … but not Sports Illustrated, GQ, Esquire, Field & Stream or Guns & Ammo.” ~ Merrill Markoe
  9. “For a writer, mail is not just a collection of bills and letters and offers to subscribe to Sports Illustrated. It’s an umbilical cord, a connection to the outside world, the giver of pleasure and pain. It shapes the day, is the moment, inexorable as the tide, toward which all the hours rise and fall.” ~ Mameve Medwed
  10. “Every single model wants to be in Sports Illustrated, and I feel extremely blessed to have that opportunity.” ~ Katherine Webb

  11. “When we do ‘Sports Illustrated,’ it starts the night before. You do a St. Tropez tan that night, then baby oil gel, then body color.” ~ Chrissy Teigen
  12. “I admired those girls who did Playboy, Sports Illustrated, and Victoria’s Secret. I love looking at them too, but I never went in that direction. I just stayed in fashion.” ~ Linda Evangelista
  13. “It’s all about setting new goals. I reached one goal when I got the Sports Illustrated cover, which was such a surprise to me. Then after that I had a meeting with my agency who asked, “What do you want to do next?” I’d love to do more TV, I want to do more editorials, more high-fashion stuff. It’s like picking it all and doing it.” ~ Nina Agdal
  14. “For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America.” ~ Elle Macpherson
  15. “These ‘Sports Illustrated’ people, they know how to hold a secret.” ~ Bar Refaeli

  16. “If you’re doing a column, you kind of have to. Like in the back of Sports Illustrated, Rick Reilly has to find something to be mad about. It’s not really the way I approach things.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke
  17. “It’s become another dimension to who I am. I don’t think Sports Illustrated is going to be wanting me. But who cares? I’m at a different place in my life.” ~ Cindy Crawford
  18. “The main thing is healthy eating, exercise, which I do for special events, like if it’s Sports Illustrated, or the swim suit catalogue for Victoria’s Secret, or my own calendar that I did for the year 2000.” ~ Heidi Klum
  19. “When my TV show, ‘Sports Jobs with Junior Seau,’ assigned me to be a ‘Sports Illustrated’ reporter for a weekend, I didn’t realize I’d have to squeeze it in around another sports job. I had planned to retire from the NFL to enjoy the cushy lifestyle of a full-time reality TV star, but I wound up getting run over by a bull.” ~ Junior Seau
  20. “Old age is when you resent the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated because there are fewer articles to read.” ~ George Burns

  21. “First of all, it’s a curse. Voodoo. As soon as a guy gets put on the cover of The Hockey News, it’s like Sports Illustrated. He goes right into the tank.” ~ Dean Lombardi
  22. “The week before the (US Open) I gave a few interviews for CNN, USA Network, New York Times, USA Today and Sports Illustrated which had been arranged beforehand. The reason for giving these interviews is not only because working with the media is just part of the job, it is much more my desire to contribute to the promotion of tennis in the U.S.” ~ Roger Federer
  23. “Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues” ~ Esther Williams
  24. “I love my curves. You know, I’m healthy and I think thats what Sports Illustrated represents: healthy, confident women who love their bodies.” ~ Kate Upton
  25. “Sports Illustrated is very serious about their covers. They’ll never say, like, ‘Oh you got it.'” ~ Ronda Rousey

  26. “It doesn’t look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary dietary advice. And then we hear that she’s out eating ribs at 1500 calories a serving with 141 grams of fat … No, I’m trying to say that our first lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  27. “My fitness inspiration has always been athletes, my whole life. Serena Williams is a great friend of mine and Ronda Rousey – we did Sports Illustrated together. Obviously, following powerful women and seeing their bodies and how hard they work is really inspiring to me.” ~ Gigi Hadid
  28. “I had almost nothing published until I had something published in Sports Illustrated. I started there as a fact-checker two weeks after I got out of college and was there for almost 20 years.” ~ Steve Rushin
  29. “I really think that ‘Sports Illustrated’ is a big step in the “healthy is the new skinny” movement.” ~ Ronda Rousey

  30. “The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue really sets the social standard for what people expect the perfect woman’s body to look like, and a lot of those bodies usually look the same.” ~ Ronda Rousey
  31. “I gave birth to my first son in April 1986. I thought it would be a good goal to get back in shape after having a baby if I ran the New York City Marathon. I ran in it November 1986. I had just shot the ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit issue, so I was in great shape.” ~ Kim Alexis
  32. “I might sound like a crazy person, but that’s the way I pump myself up. You know how some people are just like ‘I have to talk about it’? Sometimes I’ll call my husband and we’ll talk about it, sometimes I have to talk to myself in the mirror. So I start talking to myself: ‘You got this. Don’t think of this as Sports Illustrated, just think about this as the best swimsuit campaign you’ve done in your life. And just kill it and own it and don’t put that pressure on yourself.'” ~ Ashley Graham
  33. “It was a very bold step for Sports Illustrated, and a lot of people are taking notice. I want it to be so normal that people don’t even notice anymore.” ~ Ronda Rousey

  34. “I wasn’t put on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a plus-size model, I was put on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a model, as a rookie, as Ashley Graham. This is exactly where we’re headed, and yes, there are so many more things we need to do in the curve/plus-size industry.” ~ Ashley Graham
  35. “I got a job in the tear-sheets department, ripping up magazines like People, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, and Time, and delivering the editorial pages…. So I began to use a camera to make fake photographs of the ads. By re-photographing a magazine page and then developing the film in a cheap lab, the photos came out very strange.” ~ Richard Prince
  36. “Peter Gammons went on to Sports Illustrated and ESPN, and was on everyone`s shortlist of best baseball writers ever.” ~ Donald Trump

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