Top 100 Rivalry Quotes

In this post, you will find great Rivalry Quotes from famous people, such as Vincent Kompany, Graeme Souness, James Nesbitt, Paul Pierce, Anderson Silva. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I love the derby because of the banter and rivalry. If

I love the derby because of the banter and rivalry. If you live outside of Manchester, you can take it out of context sometimes, where you can think it’s all hate, and I don’t think it is.
I first learned what a rivalry really was at White Hart Lane.
I think often there is great rivalry between neurosurgeons and cardiac surgeons. I think I maybe have a bit of bias with neurosurgeons’ opinion that nothing tops neurosurgery! But that makes for a quite interesting conflict between the two.
Dislike is what creates rivalries.
I don’t think there is rivalry between the teams in Brazil. We each do our jobs, and we each have our part in MMA.
I was born and raised in Laval and my first memory of the Canadiens was their rivalry with the Nordiques and that series in the 1993 playoffs. I was only in grade school but I remember everyone going crazy about the Canadiens that year.
England against France is such a massive match; you can’t get much bigger than that in European football. It’s a huge rivalry.
There’s been moments where I’ve felt, as an indigenous woman growing up in Australia, there’s been that kind of rivalry of being indigenous… I’ve had that experience of someone saying, ‘I don’t know if she‘s going to go that far.’
This is boxing, not tennis. Everyone likes a bit of rivalry, it makes for a good fight.
I see the rivalry in Alberta now between Calgary and Edmonton on the men’s side and I’d love to see it on the women‘s side as well. I’d love to bring a team home. I think that would be a great legacy to leave.
I had this odd sibling rivalry with America.
Don’t get me wrong, growing up in Edinburgh, I was all too familiar with the Hibs and Hearts rivalry. My father grew up in Leith – Hibee territoryjust off of Easter Road on Albert Street.
When actors are vying for the same kinds of roles, there’s bound to be a little rivalry. Deep friendships cannot be forged when you are competing with each other.
Being part of the Dutch national team is about unity and not about rivalry.
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Customers don’t care about rivalries between corporations, they care about getting the best value for their money.
Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions – of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.
James Mark Baldwin
New York is always claiming East, and Los Angeles is always claiming West. It’s in everything: acting, hip-hop, sports. But I love it. That rivalry makes you work harder.
The rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona is very big.
People often ask CIA Directors what keeps them up at night. Between rogue WMD programs, cyber threats, terrorist organizations, great power rivalries, and other global threats, there’s bound to be more than a single reason I’m losing sleep on any given night.
Sheamus and I did have a rivalry and then became a team, and we went from being work acquaintances to becoming best friends.
Boxers Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank would not have missed their rivalry for all the world, and I don’t mind a bit of needle in darts if it helps to pay the bills.
I feel like most movies about female friends derive their conflict from an extension of the high school movie rivalries, or there’s some petty grievance: a competition over a guy or a wedding date or something. And I don’t relate to any of that.
Empiredeals with the black experience, the human experience, sibling rivalry, what it feels like to be ignored or doted upon by a parent, illness, death. There are so many things that I think the audience can identify with.
The European girls, like the Russians, tend to stick together, but there’s never any rivalry. Sometimes there’s a little bit of tension with the older girls because they might feel a little threatened by the younger models, but it’s not between personalities.
Abbey Lee Kershaw
As a Spurs fan I’ve watched the games and the rivalries throughout the years, so to play against Arsenal you have the bit between your teeth.
Following college sports as a kid, I’d be like: Clemson. Where the hell is Clemson? By learning sports rivalries, you learn the regions and the culture of a state.
The pressure people put on themselves and the rivalry between the teams is much more marked. And I think that’s a good thing. As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it con only spur everyone on.
I will accept no commission that would tend to create a rivalry with Grant. I want him to hold what he has earned and got. I have all the rank I want.
There is a healthy fraternal rivalry, but nothing serious and we both have been looking for a project to do together. I guess he may direct me in a project some day.
There will always be rivalry on the field. Off the field, we are friends, but on it, we have to do our job.
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My siblings’ first songs in Bollywood – ‘Baabuji Zara Dheere’ and ‘Saawan Aaya Hai’ were huge hits. There is no rivalry between us, and we love and support each other.
Rivalry is one of the factors pushing me. While my back was turned, the Norwegians managed to achieve the first Arctic crossing in winter. I didn’t want the same to happen in the Antarctic.
Ranulph Fiennes
I love fan bases where it matters so much. In that state, with both Alabama and Auburn in the same state, it just makes that rivalry so unique. You guys live it 52 weeks out of the year. Ohio State fans live it 52 weeks out of the year, but their counterpart, Michigan, doesn’t.
Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we’ll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.
The general fact is that the most effective way of utilizing human energy is through an organized rivalry, which by specialization and social control is, at the same time, organized co-operation.
There is no rivalry between Google and traditional advertising.
Look around. There are no enemies here. There’s just good, old-fashioned rivalry.
Bob Wells
Manny Pacquiao has a whole country behind him. His journey and his rise, from a career standpoint, he was fortunate to have a lot of great opponents and rivalries for years. People forget about Barrera and Morales and those guys. That’s how he built his legacy. Plus he had a country behind him.
I’ve always said the players don’t build up rivalries themselves, people from the outside build up the rivalries. I just want to play good golf. I want to try and keep winning golf tournaments.
What makes great rivalries is when individual or team matchups occur, something’s got to be on the line, and usually that’s a championship.
I noticed that when my daughter was born, my son really, really liked her. But then as she started getting older, and as she started crawling around our house and touching different things that were his, sibling rivalry issues started appearing.
As a kid, you always wanna play for either the Lakers or Boston just for the rivalry alone.
When I looked at the state of women’s MMA, what I saw was that it was missing rivalries or anything theatrical about it. Everybody was trying to be Miss America, unwilling to go under any kind of criticism, and taking the safe answers. I thought I needed to do whatever I could to get attention.
‘Birdman’ is basically ‘All About Eve’ – the 1950 comedy about rehearsal rivalries in a Broadway show, and another Best Picture laureate – reimagined as a Batman suicide mission. The movie couldn’t be actor-ier.
That whole rivalry with the fans is not something that I can pay attention to right now. This is my new home, and whatever I can do to help out Seattle is what I need to do.
B. J. Daniels
I scored eight goals in 12 games against Spurs. I’m proud of this achievement because I know this rivalry is very important for the Arsenal fans – when you score eight times against Spurs you are an idol for them. And I know the Spurs fans hate me. I know this and it is a good sensation.
There’s no facade; it’s very real. I just don’t get along with Ronda, and we don’t see eye to eye on anything. We’re just two completely different people. People can tell that our rivalry is very raw. It’s very, very real.
There is the regional rivalry between Saudi and Iran that is getting more and more dangerous, leading to proxy wars. There is the need for recognition of Israel‘s borders.
Between the ’80s with The Midnight Express and the ’90s with The Heavenly Bodies, and then in the 2000s on the reunions with The Midnights, I think only Bobo Brazil and The Sheik had a longer-running rivalry.
A rivalry is me and James DeGale. That is ingrained in people now.
To be honest, there are no problems between me and Messi. People have their own opinions about who they think is the better player. It is what it is, but there is no rivalry beyond games and what happens on the pitch.
You don’t have a real rivalry unless both sides are great teams.
So I don’t really have much rivalry, or if there is any, I don’t really know anything about it. Because, you know, I’m not around girls like that. The friends I have in the business, I’m always really happy for them. I think we’re always happy for each other. That sounds crap, but it’s true.
It was a pretty fierce rivalry. I’m just speaking for myself, but I think it was general through the clubs. We didn’t like them, and they didn’t like us.
Bobby Thomson
Letting emotion get into it isn’t part of my game. Letting animosity or a rivalry come into it, that’s all for the show.
There is no overt rivalry among our children.
Martin Milner
I believe it is still true that conflicts among major powers usually stem from geopolitical rivalries but rarely from economic competition.
Robert Kagan
There’s a fiercely competitive rivalry between myself and Virat Kohli – but also enormous mutual respect.
I’m actually an only child with very supportive parents, so I didn’t have the sibling rivalry to draw from.
Regardless of the great rivalry between Brazil and Argentina, one only rivals who he admires.
In the UK brand, I would personally like to have a continued rivalry with Mark Andrews, he’s always my favorite opponent and if I could do that in different stages with WWE then I would be really happy.
You live each rivalry in a different way.

You live each rivalry in a different way.
I not only hope that YouTube channels compete with television shows for viewers and revenue, I hope they develop a bitter rivalry which could only be settled by an elaborate medieval tournament where the two entities fight to the death in a steel cage.
For me being the youngest, there was never ever anything that was an issue to cause rivalry between me and my sisters.
Nicole Appleton
The Midnight Express and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express were the greatest tag team rivalry of all time and drew more money than any other tag team rivalry probably in history, and I did manage the WWF champion and WWF Tag Team champion at different points in time but my phone hasn’t rung and I haven‘t lost sleep over it.
I love the Copa America. It showcases all the classic rivalries of South America, all those neighbours, up against each other.
When Margaret Thatcher was leader, she and Michael Heseltine were hardly soulmates, but she would not have allowed personal rivalry to take the heat off the Labour Party, whose own deep internal divisions are buried in other news now, nor would she have countenanced any attempt to have a show trial.
Pittsburgh was a great team. Coach Noll, Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, L.C. Greenwood and all those guys did a great job. That’s the team that kept us from winning two Super Bowls. It was a great rivalry.
The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.
That would be a lot of fun if a Devil-Ranger rivalry was kind of heated up again.
Jack Hughes
I am tired of hearing about Coach Harbaugh; I think he needs to get in check with reality because, at the end of the day, you can’t talk smack about a rivalry when you haven’t won a rivalry game. You got to win ballgames to be able to talk behind it.
In boxing, it’s one fight, so it’s easier to build up rivalries, but everyone’s got huge respect for each other.
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Brooks Adams
There was always sibling rivalry. Tennis, football, boxing, whatever – you always want to come out on top of big sis.
There are certainly actors who I felt rivalries with, but then, as time goes on, you realize that you have to keep your eyes on your own paper because everybody‘s doing their own work.
If we have somebody who may be ranked a little higher than another person, if one of them wants to be a Buckeye, wants to play in that rivalry game, play in the Horseshoe, that matters to us. We take all those things into consideration and we try to be as aggressive as we can on the recruiting trail.
Ryan Day
When you play the Oakland Raiders when you’re the Kansas City Chiefs, you know they’re going to come out with that mentality that they’re going to win. They’re going to come out fighting. It’s a rivalry game.
My rivalry against Chandler – it was personal. On the same night he defeated my brother, he said he could beat my entire family. I made him pay for his words by knocking him out inside the cage in one minute.
There’s so much of a rivalry there, the Devils and Rangers.
In American politics, the deepest rivalry is between the rational world and the right wing of the GOP, who are increasingly marginalized in their view that America cannot take on the big challenges.
I never had a rivalry with Madonna. You don’t knock another sister, ever. There’s room for everybody on this planet; you don’t have to be like anyone else.
Italy is one of the great footballing nations, with whom we have a great sporting rivalry.
There was a time period where I was obsessed with the rivalry between the Lakers and the Celtics in the 1980s.
I think when you saw this year’s playoffs, Miami and Detroit have a pretty fierce rivalry now. Also, the Suns and San Antonio look like they’re starting to develop something there. I look forward to seeing those rivalries continue and develop.
John Starks
It’s impossible in heptathlon to have a proper rivalry – you’re spending two days together and seven events and dedicate your life to it. It’s like a marathon: two days of mental and physical exhaustion.
Arturo Gatti-Micky Ward. Joe Frazier-Muhammad Ali. You get these rivalries in boxing – not that often, so when you do get them, why do you want to sanitise it?
I have been compared to Mao since we were both junior skaters. We’ve felt the rivalry since then, so we wanted to avoid each other. However, she has been my motivation.
The ruling classes today nourish the conviction that national hatreds and rivalries are inevitable.
Charles Trevelyan
When I started writing, I did have some idealised notion of my dad as a writer. But I have less and less of a literary rivalry with him as I’ve gone on. I certainly don’t feel I need his approval, although maybe that’s because I’m confident that I’ve got it.
The day of parts of the country hating each other, or rivalries like that… I feel like that’s dead.
Sascha is an unbelievable player; he’s going to be a champion. Hopefully, I can get there one day. Hopefully, I can get to his level. I mean, he’s still better than me. But I’ll keep working hard, and hopefully we could start a little bit of a rivalry.
In my experience, there is more rivalry between male counterparts. Take ITV‘s Piers Morgan and Dan Walker, his BBC Breakfast double. The way they snipe at each other on Twitter makes me shudder. I would never speak about a colleague like that.
Some rivalries were personal, some professional. First,

Some rivalries were personal, some professional. First, the curious case of Gambhir. Oh, poor Gautam. He & his attitude problem. He who has no personality. He who is barely a character in the great scheme of cricket. He who has no great records, just a lot of attitude.
The rivalry between Barca and Madrid is very big.
Political rivalry is one thing but personal smear campaigns scrape the barrel of political infighting.
The Wyatt Family was a very special thing. The 3 of us came together at a perfect time. It was a perfect storm, and that rivalry with The Shield in 2014-2015 was a magical time.
The rivalry between the Montague and the Capulet kids seems very modern to me. Juliet is a free spirit, full of untapped love and passion. I think a lot of girls can relate to her. And it’s very relevant in terms of kids defying their parents.
People always ask me, ‘Is there a rivalry between the Nickelodeon and Disney stars? Do you guys hate each other?’ Like everyone has to be on one team. If you’re a Selena Gomez fan, you can’t be a Victoria Justice fan. We’re both half-Latin, and people put us in the same category.
I always wanted to have that brother-sister rivalry type of stuff. So now I’m happy that at least Dream and King won’t be the only child being super spoiled.