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30 of the Best Ronnie O’Sullivan Quotes (SNOOKER)

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“It’s so strange that the more successful you become, the more people want to give you things. And the more you can afford, the more people want to give you things for nothing. It doesn’t seem right.”

Ronnie O’Sullivan
The key to success in snooker, and in life, is to stay calm under pressure and believe in yourself.
The key to success in snooker, and in life, is to stay calm under pressure and believe in yourself.
My dad's method in his madness was to try every sport and then observe what I liked. I played football, tennis, golf, cricket but I loved my snooker.
My dad’s method in his madness was to try every sport and then observe what I liked. I played football, tennis, golf, cricket but I loved my snooker.
I just want to live for the moment. Tomorrow's not important, next month is not important, what's happened in the past is not important. That is my journey.
I just want to live for the moment. Tomorrow’s not important, next month is not important, what’s happened in the past is not important. That is my journey.
I just love playing snooker. That's my passion. I'm lucky that it also happens to be my job.
I just love playing snooker. That’s my passion. I’m lucky that it also happens to be my job.
It's not about winning or losing; it's about going out there and enjoying it.
It’s not about winning or losing; it’s about going out there and enjoying it.
Looking for perfection is the only way to motivate yourself.
Looking for perfection is the only way to motivate yourself.
The relentless pursuit of perfection has been my problem over the years. It's maybe held me back.
The relentless pursuit of perfection has been my problem over the years. It’s maybe held me back.
Running clears my mind, and gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
Running clears my mind, and gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
I don't really care what people think of me. I'm just here to play snooker and enjoy it.
I don’t really care what people think of me. I’m just here to play snooker and enjoy it.

13 Ronnie O’Sullivan Quotes About Snooker

“The most important thing, the biggest love of my life, is my snooker. I’ve never been so emotionally ingrained in something – in a person, an object, anything – as I have in snooker.”

Ronnie O’Sullivan
Snooker is a mental game. It's all about concentration and focus.
Snooker is a mental game. It’s all about concentration and focus.
Snooker is 70% cue action and 30% mental.
Snooker is 70% cue action and 30% mental.

“With all my demons, and my mum away, and dad away, and the drink and drugs, the kids, the maintenance, the keeping fit, the obsessions, the depressions, in between all that I’ve managed to win four world titles, four UKs and four Masters. I don’t know how. I’ve won 24 ranking events, 10 Premier Leagues, more than 50 tournaments altogether. It’s not bad going for such a fuck-up!”

Ronnie O’Sullivan
If I play like I practice, I'll win. If I don't, I won't.
If I play like I practice, I’ll win. If I don’t, I won’t.
Snooker is a beautiful game. It's an art form, really.
Snooker is a beautiful game. It’s an art form, really.

“A champion thinks: ‘That’s going in the hole, pot the blue and get on to the pink; that’s the shot.’ Embrace the moment, I told myself. This is what top sport is about, this is how you separate yourself from the pack. You grab these opportunities, and commit.”

Ronnie O’Sullivan
I just use snooker, rather than letting it use me.
I just use snooker, rather than letting it use me.
You can't win every match, but you can always give it your best shot.
You can’t win every match, but you can always give it your best shot.

“I’ve been semi-successful. I’ve done all right but I’m not the player I was. Who do I think will win the world championship? John Higgins. Have I been good for snooker? I don’t know.”

Ronnie O’Sullivan
A lot of snooker players are too intense and serious. I want to be like Billy the Kid.
A lot of snooker players are too intense and serious. I want to be like Billy the Kid.
I have a love-hate relationship with snooker. Sometimes I love it; sometimes I hate it. But it always brings me back.
I have a love-hate relationship with snooker. Sometimes I love it; sometimes I hate it. But it always brings me back.
This game can fk your head up like no other game. I have told my son he ain’t fking playing snooker, because I love him too much.
This game can f**k your head up like no other game. I have told my son he ain’t fking playing snooker, because I love him too much.

5 Ronnie O’Sullivan Quotes About Life

“People think I don’t like interviews but I don’t mind speaking about proper and interesting stuff. When it’s stupid stuff to build your image and you are told to mention this and mention that, I hate it.”

Ronnie O’Sullivan
I’ve tried a number of religions and gurus in my time, including Buddhism, but ultimately they didn’t do as much for my peace of mind as snooker.
I’ve tried a number of religions and gurus in my time, including Buddhism, but ultimately they didn’t do as much for my peace of mind as snooker.

“Even though I was still running well, I didn’t feel good in myself. It’s funny: to the outside world I looked in great nick – healthy, trim, fit. Everybody was saying, you’re looking well, but I was in pieces. I wasn’t eating my way out of depression, but I was running my way out of my depression. But even the running didn’t always do the trick.”

Ronnie O’Sullivan
I do entertain a lot of negative thoughts and I haven’t got any self-belief. But I haven’t done bad for someone without any self-belief.
I do entertain a lot of negative thoughts and I haven’t got any self-belief. But I haven’t done bad for someone without any self-belief.
My dream would probably be a property developer. I love Homes Under the Hammer.
My dream would probably be a property developer. I love Homes Under the Hammer.

2 Ronnie O’Sullivan Quotes on Substance Abuse

“When I stopped taking drugs I got really depressed. I was struggling with life. It’s a bit chicken and egg. I was depressed because I’d stopped drinking and taking drugs, but I only drank and took drugs in the first place because I was depressed. Ultimately I’d rather be clean and depressed than on drugs and depressed. At least there’s a way out, and you’re reliant on your natural feelings – if you’re down you really are down; if you’re up, you are genuinely up.”

Ronnie O’Sullivan
I remember getting to every World Championship and thinking, ‘I can’t wait till this tournament is over ‘cos then there’s no more drug tests, I can go out and smash it’.
I remember getting to every World Championship and thinking, ‘I can’t wait till this tournament is over ‘cos then there’s no more drug tests, I can go out and smash it’.

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