Stanley Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Stanley Quotes from George Vecsey, David Hewlett, Stanley Hauerwas, Alexander Ovechkin, Andy Biersack. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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For good reasons, there are no ties during the Stanley Cup season. Somebody needs to win so the lads can get out to their cottages on the lakes, where all hockey players spend their summers, or so I have been told.
George Vecsey
My father took me and my about-to-be-traumatized friends to Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001’ for my 10th birthday party.
David Hewlett
I was named Stanley because the week before I was born, my mother and father saw a movie – ‘Stanley and Livingstone.’
Stanley Hauerwas
Anyone who plays in the NHL dreams to win the Stanley Cup and I dreamed as well to be one of them and raise the cup in Washington and bring it home to Moscow and celebrate with my friends and my parents.
Alexander Ovechkin
As far as being onstage, commanding presence, I’ve always looked up to people like Axl Rose and Freddie Mercury and Paul Stanley – the rock gods. I’ve always wanted to be able to achieve that level of commanding nature onstage and really leading people at a show.
Andy Biersack
Certainly, I’ve loved musicals for a while, so I did some short films in college that had musical numbers and things like that, so I’ve kind of been obsessed with Fred and Ginger and Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen and Jaques Demy forever.
Damien Chazelle
After watching ‘Stanley ka Dabba,’ I just told myself that the one guy I have to work with is Amol Gupte. The reason being, his films are very simple and they create such a magical world around.
Saqib Saleem
It’s a Stanley Cup thing. The boys mangle one another for a series, performing all kinds of nasty tricks, then they make nice, shaking soggy hands as the teams shuffle in opposite directions.
George Vecsey
Stanley Kramer? Spencer Tracy? No one turns down being in a movie with them.
Phil Silvers
We have to get better at that. All of the Stanley Cup winning teams throughout the past few seasons, when they needed to play defense, they did it. If you can play defense, that’s when you know it’s game over.
Steve Yzerman
In Filey, you eat early to prepare for the highlight of the evening: social intercourse of a kind one thought relegated to Stanley Holloway monologues.
David Hewson
Stanley Tucci is a classy actor, and Ian Holm is very short but equally classy – and both are also amazing.
Kayvan Novak
I started acting in junior high. I was in ‘Guys and Dolls.’ I was Stanley Kowalski. In my head, before coming to Hollywood, I thought, ‘I can play anything.’
Maz Jobrani
Here in Denver, we want to thank Jeremy Jacobs for the way he runs his business. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have gotten Ray Bourque and won a Stanley Cup.
Joe Sakic
My sporting heroes were Ken Jones, Stanley Matthews, and Cliff Morgan.
Lynn Davies
The best conversation with Stanley Kubrick is a silent one: you sit in a theatre and watch his films and you learn so much.
Peter Weir
I played to the best of my ability. Played to win and was fortunate enough to have won a Stanley Cup and a couple gold medals and played on some really good teams… I’m not going to look back and say I wish I could have done this or that.
Chris Pronger
I’ve been around long enough now and have learned to be flexible enough to know that every movie isn’t going to be ‘Apocalypse Now,’ and every director doesn’t have to be Stanley Kubrick.
Laurence Fishburne
I hate Stanley Clark, but I have to admit he’s playing Jazz whether I like it or not.
Lester Bangs
I wrote ‘Yellow Submarine’ for the Beatles. I wrote the screenplay for ‘The Games,’ about the Olympic Games. I wrote ‘Love Story,’ both the novel and the screenplay. I wrote ‘RPM’ for Stanley Kramer. Plus, I wrote two scholarly books and a 400-page translation from the Latin, and I dated June Wilkinson!
Erich Segal
All the people that come out and show their support and their pride for your accomplishments, I think it really reminds you that without people you don’t ever to get to live that dream. To play in the NHL is one thing, but to win the Stanley Cup and come back and share it with everyone is another thing.
Jonathan Toews
Certain Stanley Cup traditions remain intact, including the handshake line between players who had been belting one another for a couple of weeks.
George Vecsey
My favourite place in the world to run is Stanley Park in Vancouver. One loop around there is perfect.
Matthew Morrison
I love Stanley Clark. I love George Duke and Stanley Clark.
I like David Lynch; I like Stanley Kubrick. I’m a big fan of Kubrick.
Olivier Megaton
It’s an honor to put on the Habs uniform and hopefully have the opportunity to play here a lot longer now. Now I can just focus on the goal of winning a Stanley Cup and I don’t have to worry about re-signing every other year, so I’m looking forward to working towards our goal.
Carey Price
He’s only 4 years old, so I don’t think he realized, you know, that I played so many years. Of course, we watch tapes here from the Stanley Cup years, but I don’t think he realized how many years I played.
Mario Lemieux
I’ve seen 48 Stanley Cups in my life. I was about six or seven when I started going to games with my dad.
Al Jourgensen
The bravery of Stanley Kramer’s ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ amounted to two Hollywood legends – Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy – telling the world that a black son-in-law is something they can live with, and so should you, especially if he looks like Sidney Poitier and has degrees.
Wesley Morris
I’ve always thought of myself as being extremely lucky. The idea is to keep that luck going. Headlining the Stanley was a real kick. I think it’s the type of thing I could get used to.
Donnie Iris
I’d done my time in corporate America, from McDonald’s making shakes to Morgan Stanley making deals and, yet, I felt awfully constrained by the uniform – not just my clothes, but how I felt I needed to conform – that a traditional job required me to wear.
Chip Conley
For me the most moving moment came when I first started working on 2001. I was already in awe of him, and he had very much already become Stanley Kubrick by the time the film started.
Keir Dullea
The only outlet in mainstream culture for classical and more experimental music to be heard is through movie soundtracks, and they’re such a wonderful display of emotion. I think the guy that did that best is Stanley Kubrick, working with Wendy Carlos who is an electronic composer.
Weyes Blood
It was a dream come true for me to play with the Montreal Canadiens, and the sad thing is that my promise to the city of bringing a Stanley Cup back and wanting to win one, I won’t be able to fulfill that promise.
P.K. Subban
Really, what I’m doing is an attempt to continue the best work of the people I adore: Francis Coppola and Scorsese and Robert Altman and Stanley Kubrick and those amazing directors whose work I grew up with and loved.
James Gray
Stanley Kubrick was a big inspiration. People accuse me of never using my own material. But when did Kubrick? You look at his films and they are completely unique… completely separate entities.
Frank Darabont
Growing up in Silicon Valley, during my time at Morgan Stanley and as a member of Stanford’s Board, I’ve had the opportunity to experience firsthand how tech companies can help people in their daily lives.
Ruth Porat
I had never won anything until I won my first Stanley Cup.
Martin Brodeur
Hopefully my time in Nashville has helped me. We’ve had a lot of different things happen to our hockey club, seen a lot of different situations and different types of clubs from an expansion team to a Stanley Cup playoff threat. I think any coach that’s gone through those things, you become a better coach.
Barry Trotz
Dedicating your life to something, dedicating time to something, ending up achieving it and maybe doing better than that. Me personally, that would be a Stanley Cup. That’s something I’ve dreamed of my whole life. I think that’s why every hockey player at this level plays.
Jack Hughes
Growing up in Canada, most kids from Canada dream of playing in the NHL, and they also hope one day to be on a Stanley Cup team. That was a big goal.
Bobby Orr
Winning the Stanley Cup in ’99 was a dream come true. I’ll never forget it.
Ed Belfour
To win the Stanley Cup is such a process and it takes everybody on board.
P.K. Subban
I worked with Stanley Kubrick for almost a year back in 1990, trying to develop the screen story for his project ‘Artificial Intelligence,’ which is about a robot boy who wishes to become a real boy, a future scientific fairy tale inspired in the myth of Pinocchio.
Ian Watson
Kiss will always be Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley to me.
Andy Biersack
Stanley Hauerwas is correct that Judaism insists on the bearing of children because it is essential to Jewish continuity. But to end the matter there is to miss an essential point: if we are to learn to love others, Judaism says, we must begin by loving those who are closest to us.
Meir Soloveichik
My first job after drama school was with Stanley Kubrick. It was only a few lines in ‘A Clockwork Orange’, but I was working with a master of cinema.
Carol Drinkwater
You do not play hockey for good seasons. You play to win the Stanley Cup. It has to be the objective.
Guy Lafleur
Stanley Kubrick knew we had good graphics around MIT and came to my lab to find out how to do it. We had some really good stuff. I was very impressed with Kubrick; he knew all the graphics work I had ever heard of, and probably more.
Marvin Minsky
War of attrition, war of wills. That’s what the Stanley Cup playoffs are – more intense, more physical and more prolonged than the playoffs of any other sport.
George Vecsey
My life would have been different without Paul Stanley or Ace Frehley. They would have to be the greatest on my list as an influence to my life at 11 years old.
Mike McCready
I was going to school thinking I was going to do something entirely different, thought acting was just a hobby at that point, met Stanley Kubrick and was like, ‘Whoa, this can be an art form, and you can really move people the way you do simply by acting.’
Vinessa Shaw
I’ve always dreamt of being on a Stanley Cup-winning team. That always stayed with me.
Jarome Iginla
We have never heard of laundering in Macau; money laundering is unheard of. Mind you, my casino, every bit of money – someone says Stanley Ho, you issue me a check of so much money – we don’t give that easy.
Stanley Ho
I wanted to be Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, and Hitchcock. I’d wanted to be a director since 13, and horror and the suspense thriller were the most powerful genres to me.
Jordan Peele
John Davidson is one of the premier executives in the National Hockey League. As we continue to build a team that can consistently compete for the Stanley Cup, John’s knowledge of the game and his experience and passion for the Rangers logo make him the ideal choice to oversee our Hockey Operations department.
James L. Dolan
I do everything I can to have a diverse career because I just want to have options. I know that I can do Hamlet or I can do Stanley Kowalski, you know.
Sam Rockwell
‘Interstellar’ may never equal the blast of scientific speculation and cinematic revelation that was Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ but its un-Earthly vistas are spectral and spectacular.
Richard Corliss
As a kid, you dream of winning the Stanley Cup. As you get older, you understand the importance of winning the Olympics.
Joe Sakic
I don’t listen to the radio too much, but usually I listen to Stanley Brothers and Ralph Stanley more than I do anybody!
Ralph Stanley
The most important thing for us is winning the Stanley Cup and I want to win.
Alexander Ovechkin
Months after I retired, the Kings won the Stanley Cup and I was there for that game… I happened to be there with a buddy of mine and I was like, ‘Oh, I miss this.’
Nnamdi Asomugha
I don’t even know what the odds are for one kid or one team to make it here. Obviously, being from Canada this is their Stanley Cup – they made it. It’s hard enough to get here and it’s hard enough to advance.
John Atkinson
Stanley Johnson’s going to be a great player in this league.
Jae Crowder
Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001’ was the door that opened up the possibility of science fiction for me. Everything else up to then was fine, but didn’t quite work for me.
Ridley Scott
Standing beneath the white light of an Apple store is like standing on a Stanley Kubrick movie set. His ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ predicted Jobs and a future where technology was our friend. Kubrick, of course, didn’t like what he saw. And occasionally, I have my doubts.
Wesley Morris