We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Rob Cross Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I get to see great places like Vegas – there’s a lot to take in, isn’t there? – and to have big names tell you that you’re great, it’s amazing.
I was someone who used to live a sheltered life.
When the crowd’s against you, sometimes that can spur you on alone.
I’m always altering things to try and get better. It’s not always about the darts too, I’m trying to eat healthier and look after myself, I even bought a dog to walk.
Crowds can play massive parts in games, we all know that.
I was going into things believing I can win it but now I know I can it – the difference in that is massive for me and it will make me work harder.
Darts is more psychological than anything… staying mentally strong.
Obviously going from an electrician to doing what I do now, the money is great. I can go on holidays now and do different things.
Once I got my card, I had a goal to make the top 64 and to try and keep my Tour card for the following year and to progress nicely. But to progress at the rate I have, and to feel as comfortable as I am starting to feel – I have to pinch myself.
Ability gets you so far, but having bottle and staying strong when you’re getting pounded, staying in a game, that’s a mental quality.
When you win the Worlds, everyone expects a little bit more which is fair enough, but just the first crack of a whole year doing all the World Series and the Premier League; it adds up.
Everything you get in life, you have to work hard for. And if you’re not willing to get out of bed and work then you’re not going to progress.
I believe in my own ability and I think the belief is there to win anything in the world.
Obviously the crowds are massive on the Premier League so it took me a bit of time to actually settle and get some results.
Darts has changed my life but it won’t change me as a person – if anything, winning has put more hunger in me, I want to win more.
My chest problem was a major worry because it was exactly the same symptoms as a heart attack.
The only thing I wanted to buy was an Audi R8 – but my missus won’t let me get it because she says it’s too fast!
My opponents are irrelevant. It’s all about which Rob turns up. If I get it right, I can win anything.
Darts is a proper job now. There are a lot of people earning some very good money playing this game and we have to thank the PDC and all the sponsors of our tournaments for backing us.
I actually gave up playing darts for three years after my little boy was born.
As long as I do the right things for me, I can go in there and win anything.
I can be a little bit guilty of being too nice.
Being a world champion was great, don’t get me wrong, but it also caused me a lot of problems.
The money financially is more for the family because I just enjoy playing darts. It’s great situation to be able to earn money out of it.
There is no reason why women cannot be as good as the men.
I was never a big traveller – if I wasn’t working, I would have a job to get out of my own postcode.
I’ve never cheated at anything.
I’ve never been a big person. I was about 14 stone when I was working, but when you go up to 18 stone then you know you’ve got issues.
If you can deliver the big shots at the right time, they hurt.
As long as I feel good in myself I think I will perform better.’
My old life was really hard. I had to get up at 4:30 A.M. in the morning to pay the bills. You know that if you don’t turn up you don’t get paid. It has really helped me knuckle down as a dart player and treat it like a job.
We all dream about winning the Premier League. We all set our stall out to qualify and we worry about positions afterwards.
What do you want? It’s a massive question in life and I wanted to win the world championship and provide for my family.
My wife looked after children with disabilities. She is brilliant at it. I admire her because I could not do it, it would be heart-wrenching. It takes a real sort of person to do that and not get attached because I would.
I’m going to balance my schedule so I’m still getting everything I need and just making sure I’m happy really, because when you’re happy it is easier to play darts.
I’ll just try and try and perform to the best of my capabilities.
When I used to work, I used to come home every evening and see my kids. Now sometimes we can be on the road for six days a week or three weeks at a time.
I wouldn’t wish my worst enemy bad luck.
I want to look after myself and have a long-lasting career if I can. I want it in my hands and choose when I want to stop playing. I also want to be around for my kids to watch them grow up.
Having a house with seven-and-a-half acres of land and a swimming pool wasn’t really on my agenda when in my old job and while I haven’t spent too much money on cars or any other expensive gadgets, I did treat myself to a JCB digger.
This game is a profession now, it’s not a hobby any more. You can earn great money and there are loads of people earning a living out of the game.
I had to get used to the TV tournaments and the big stages.
I’ve had moments of brilliance but on my busier weeks when I haven’t had my practice regime, it is hard-work.
I spend a lot of time away from my family but they are so supportive and have been brilliant – the confidence you get from them, cheering you up when you feel a bit low.
Just in myself the motivation side of it, maybe just being a little bit more aggressive to get something out of myself a little bit more. I definitely play better with it.
To get up in the morning and do what I love doing is a dream and it has come to reality for me.
I’ve got a good backing behind me with my management team, and my family are all down to earth.
I always had a phobia of heights, but since I’ve been flying more regularly I have no problem with it now. I just go to sleep.
If you want to do well you have to sacrifice certain things.
I have been able to buy a house with a swimming pool and everything we do now is completely transformed compared to what it was like when I was an electrician.