Looking for some fun bowling quotes and sayings? If all you know about bowling is what you learned from the movies Kingpin or The Big Lebowski, we can help.
Bowling is a game meant for everyone. Whether you are looking to spend some time by yourself after a stressful day or as part of a group, it is an inexpensive and entertaining way to spend your time. You can go bowling with friends or family and play it in different ways. One of the reasons it’s so popular is that it’s so simple. Anyone can start playing it without having to learn many rules.
Bowling alleys are open all year round and give you the opportunity to expand your social circle. You can come across new people and have great fun. The game is so simple yet sophisticated that bowling is often referred to as an art. Here are some famous bowling quotes and sayings that tell you why it is so popular.
Quotes About Bowling
1.) Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
2.) Baseball is the only sport there is — next to bowling, that is.
Luella Lorraine Lavell
3.) Bowling is all physics and energy distribution. It’s F = ma. So it is actually one of the most science sports because it literally is just a ball and a surface and objects to knock down.
4.) I was a little, skinny, runt kid, and I decided that bowling was what I was going to do in life.
5.) There is a great sense of satisfaction when I see the ball roll into the pocket. It lets me know that I’m It’s not how you bowl. It’s how you roll. Bowling makes me like eating infinite bowls of rice!
Good Bowling Quotations
6.) You want perfection, go to a bowling alley!
7.) Spare no one!
8.) Every bowling center should have a house pro.
9.) One of the advantages bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball.
10.) I like bowling. I suck at it, but I like it. Do 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.
11.) Oh, come on, I love bowling! It’s the perfect workout. Six seconds of exercise, drink beer half an hour.
12.) In bowling and in life, if a person made the spares, the strikes would take care of themselves.
13.) 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.
14.) The bowling alley is the poor man’s country club.
15.) Crabgrass can grow on bowling balls in airless rooms, and there is no known way to kill it that does not involve nuclear weapons.
16.) Never eat in a restaurant that has a bowling trophy on the cash register.
17.) You don’t have to be in shape to bowl. It’s the only sport where there’s a way to signal for a cocktail waitress.
18.) It would be difficult to convince me that learning has no effect whatsoever on the outcome of my bowling.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Funny Bowling Quotes
19.) Why should I give up bowling? It’s my only relaxation. Besides, the exercise is good for me to keep my weight down.
20.) Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball.
21.) 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.
22.) Shopping tip: You can get shoes for 85 cents at the bowling alley.
23.) I love bowling almost as much as I love not bowling.
23.) You can never find the right bowling ball. This one’s too heavy. This one’s good, but it’s pink!
24.) My favorite nights out are the most random ones – when they start at a bowling alley and end up someplace you don’t even know where. Those are my favorite.
25.) Thank you for a memorable afternoon; usually, one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature.
26.) 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.
27.) The bowling alley is the poor man’s country club.
28.) 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.
Bowling Sayings Funny
29.) I am an avid drinker with a serious bowling problem.
30.) You can never find the right bowling ball. This one’s too heavy. This one’s good, but it’s pink!
31.) If you could see the insides of bowling ball holes, nobody would ever bowl again.
33.) I’ve been getting into this bowling thing. It’s kinda fun.
34.) 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.
35.) A boy without mischief is like a bowling ball without a liquid center.
36.) I bowled for two years in college because I was drunk and needed shoes.
37.) If I had been on ‘Bowling for Dollars’ I’d end up owing them money.
38.) Bowling is not a sport because you have to rent the shoes.
39.) Every bowling center should have a house pro.
40.) I’m a bowling pin; even when I fall I’ll always stand back up.
Hilarious Bowling Insights
41.) One of the advantages bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball.
42.) In bowling and in life, if a person made the spares, the strikes would take care of themselves.
43.) Here potions for the fine arts, such as painting, sculpture, music, and bowling.
Dexter Morgan (Dexter TV Show)
44.) Error increases with distance. It’s true with bowling, and it’s true with families.
45.) Bowlers keep their minds out of the gutter.
46.) 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!”
47.) Some people throw a bit of their personality after their bad arguments as if that might straighten their paths and turn them into right and good arguments-just as a man in a bowling alley, after he has let go of the ball, still tries to direct it with gestures.
Best Bowling Sayings
48.) Smokey, this is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.
49.) Really, there are two types of people who go bowling. There are people who really, really love bowling. Then there are the people that are like: wouldn’t it be hysterical if we went bowling?
50.) A rough should have high grass. When you go bowling they don’t give you anything for landing in the gutter, do they?
51.) What’s society going to be like when the kids today are phenomenally good at text messaging and spend a huge amount of on-screen time but have never gone bowling together?
52.) Bowling would be more interesting if it were slightly uphill.
53.) Some people have their own bowling ball and their own bowling shoes… and no friends.
54.) I’m a bowling pin; even when I fall I’ll always stand back up.
55.) In the Bowling Alley of Tomorrow, there will even be machines that wear rental shoes and throw the ball for you. Your sole function will be to drink beer.
56.) You can make a very heavy and kind of dangerous 3-way shot glass out of a bowling ball.
57.) This man I was going with asked me for my finger measurements. I thought he was going to buy me a ring for Christmas, but he gave me a bowling ball.
58.) Just a lucky strike!
59.) Bowling: a sport for people with talent to spare.
60.) My favorite sport must be bowling because I always strike out with women.
61.) I hear the bowling thunder.
62.) Bowling is fun in your spare time.
Earl Anthony Quotes
63.) It’s the bowler who makes the least number of mistakes that prevails; a perfectionist doesn’t exist.
64.) Bowling is a game of mistakes. Generally, whoever makes the fewest comes out the best.
65.) I’d like to be remembered as a good bowler, not a left-handed bowler. I’m really getting tired of hearing and reading about my being left-handed. I just want to be known as a good bowler.
Peter Weber Quotations
Peter Weber’s bowling quotes are some of the most memorable. His “Who do you think you are? I am,” may be the most famous bowling quote of all time.
66.) Who do you think you are? I am!
67.) It’s been an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Professional Bowlers Association for 41 years. This is it.
68.) I appreciate all the fans I had. Hate me or love me, you watched.
69.) I’ve never cared what other people thought about me… I haven’t changed my attitude, my approach to the game one bit. I’m very emotional out there; nothing I do is planned or rehearsed. When I react, it’s a spur-of-the-moment thing. I like to show my emotion, and I think that helps keep me loose.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2016)
70.) If you’re a fan and have sentimental interests, chances are you’re going to lose.
71.) It just seems every time I bowl him for a title, he gets good breaks, and I get bad ones. I hit the pocket. It’s 100 percent skill; then you let the ball go. Then, it’s 100 percent luck.
72.) He’s a better teacher than he ever was a bowler.
(On his brother Pete)
Famous Bowlers’ Sayings
Some great bowling quotes from stars of the game are featured here.
73.) Mine is a straight, nothing-fancy, down-and-in delivery with a small hook at the end.
74.) If you got the money, I got the time.
75.) I don’t know how many pins I’ve knocked over in my life because someone always put them back up for me.
76.) 10th frame of a perfect game, this is where you separate the pretenders from the real thing.
77.) The scoreboard tells the story.
Nelson Burton, Jr.
78.) I go bowling once every four years to make sure I still hate it.
79.) Bowling is a simple game. Roll a perfectly round object on a flat surface at pins that don’t move.
Douglas L. Wiedman
80.) I miss the final round. I don’t miss qualifying.(And) I don’t miss doing my laundry on the Tour. I don’t miss the 800-mile drives, but with eight games to go or four games to go, being in the top ten with butterflies in your stomach, wondering if you’re going to come through or not … I’ll always miss that.
81.) I don’t think I’ve ever bowled as good as I could have bowled. Bowling is a game of mistakes. Generally, whoever makes the fewest comes out the best.
Humorous Bowling Takes
82.) Bowling is the ideal sport. It’s basically an hour of drinking beer, occasionally interrupted by six seconds of exercise.
83.) I have always hated bowling, and I don’t mind admitting it. I can’t even tolerate naked bowling because of my tragic encounters with the “sport” and everything it stands for. The sound of a heavy black ball crashing down on anything made of wood makes me sick.
Hunter S. Thompson
84.) A bowling lane oiled for amateurs is like a slow country road. The bowler can maneuver his ball with ease over the lane’s evenly oiled, slightly worn surface. But a bowling lane oiled for professionals is like the Autobahn covered with thin ice.
85.) 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.
Short Bowling Quotes
These short bowling quotes can be used for captions.
86.) This is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules. (The Big Lebowski)
87.) Bowling means having fun in your spare time.
88.) What happens in the gutter stays in the gutter.
89.) It’s not how you score but how you roll.
90.) Some people have their own bowling ball and their own bowling shoes… and no friends.
91.) Leave no pin standing.
92.) Split happens!
93.) Set ’em up and knock ’em down!
94.) Rock and Bowl!
95.) All the cool kids are bowling.
96.) Bowling > Baseball. Why? You get three strikes in bowling, and you’re not out!
97.) Strikes ‘R Us.
98.) One pin at a time.
99.) No smoking – just a lucky strike!
100.) Bowling = cheap rental shoes.
101.) Let the good times roll!
102.) Striking it Big!
103.) Bowling, because the axe-throwing place was booked.
If you have any suggestions for our bowling quotes and sayings, please let us know via the Contact page. Thanks!
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.
You might like: