Top 95 Rivalry Quotes

Here we have the best Rivalry Quotes from famous authors such as Patti Davis, Luciano Pavarotti, Jordi Alba, Shikhar Dhawan, Ranulph Fiennes. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

I had this odd sibling rivalry with America.
I had this odd sibling rivalry with America.

The rivalry is with ourself. I try to be better than is possible. I fight against myself, not against the other.

Luciano Pavarotti
The rivalry between Barca and Madrid is very big.

There will always be rivalry on the field. Off the field, we are friends, but on it, we have to do our job.

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
Each goal, each win, going to different buildings, the rivalries, the excitement – it is something. I try to catch myself, you know, in the warm-ups, when you’re on the line and the anthem and you get to some milestones and stuff. It’s such a neat experience.

As far as I’m concerned I’ve never had a problem with anybody, no rivalry.

People really want to set up these rivalries because there’s a lot of vampire books out there. People want to believe we’re all fierce rivals, and really there’s just so much camaraderie with authors. Everyone kind of boosts each other.

Richelle Mead
Ineptitude and negligence directed British policies in India more than any cynical desire to divide and rule, but the British were not above exploiting rivalries.

The thing is, I don’t hate North Carolina. I know we’re rivals now, but I almost went there. For me it was UNC or Duke. So I love that school. And at the end of the day, the rivalry stuff, that’s just fun.

Look around. There are no enemies here. There’s just good, old-fashioned rivalry.

Bob Wells
To most people in the U.K., indeed throughout Western Europe, space exploration is primarily perceived as ‘what NASA does‘. This perception is – in many respects – a valid one. Superpower rivalry during the Cold War ramped up U.S. and Soviet space efforts to a scale that Western Europe had no motive to match.

Customers don’t care about rivalries between corporations, they care about getting the best value for their money.

The biggest rivalries I’ve had were with Eddie Guerrero and The Undertaker. I had long, long feuds with both of these men, and both were groomsmen at my wedding.

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.

We’re all just playing our own game. I don’t see it as a rivalry. We’re just trying to play our best.

Michelle Wie
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.

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.

Rivalry doesn’t help anybody.

As a kid, you always wanna play for either the Lakers or Boston just for the rivalry alone.

There is no rivalry between Google and traditional advertising.

The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.

There are several rivalries in MMA and vale tudo history, like jiu-jitsu vs. luta livre and Chute Boxe vs. Brazilian Top Team. SBG and Pitbull Brothers can start another one that can last a generation.

In every city where there are two teams, the rivalry is very intense. Rome, Milan, everywhere – it’s very strong.

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.

Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we’ll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.

I do believe that the international community cannot act based on a rivalries or things of that sort.

This is boxing, not tennis. Everyone likes a bit of rivalry, it makes for a good fight.

For me being the youngest, there was never ever anything that was an issue to cause rivalry between me and my sisters.

Nicole Appleton
I believe it is still true that conflicts among major powers usually stem from geopolitical rivalries but rarely from economic competition.

Robert Kagan
That would be a lot of fun if a Devil-Ranger rivalry was kind of heated up again.

Jack Hughes
Sergio and I have played a lot of golf together since we were 14 years old. We have a great friendship and a good rivalry.

Sheamus and I did have a rivalry and then became a team, and we went from being work acquaintances to becoming best friends.

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.

There is no overt rivalry among our children.

Martin Milner
I don’t remember any sibling rivalry growing up, because by the time I was really conscious, Tom was going away to college. My relationship with him, which is a very close one, really developed in more recent years.

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.

My wife is from Brighton so I got a bit of stick for going to Palace even though in my first three-and-a-half years at Brighton I didn’t actually face them. So I don’t think I completely understood the rivalry.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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
There’s really not much friendship between the girls on tour. There’s so much rivalry and jealousy, so everyone just hangs out in their own camp. In the locker room and playerslounge, you can feel the jealousy.

However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day.

Football is definitely present in the tennis world. Given the mix of nationalities that exists in the changing rooms, there’s inevitably a bit of a rivalry between the players, especially in terms of the UEFA Champions League or competitions in which national teams compete.

Working on a film, you don’t get time to develop rivalries, but the theatre is like a little village, and the differences between me, Lionel and Georgia grew.

It is still worth talking to Iran to see if there is a way through and to prevent the huge rivalry between Saudi and Iran turning into another version of the Iran-Iraq war. That is what all countries that have influence have to be thinking about.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mothers and daughters have that rivalry thing.

Gretchen Wilson
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 Big Five is a competition played in the University of Pennsylvania‘s Palestra among five Philadelphia-area Division I schools: Saint Joseph‘s, La Salle, Penn, Temple, and Villanova. ‘The Big Five’ was immensely popular, and rivalries quickly grew to intense proportions.

Italy is one of the great footballing nations, with whom we have a great sporting rivalry.

Rivalries don’t necessarily mean races being close at major championships. I had a rivalry with Butch Reynolds for many years. I won all the races, but Butch was the world record holder before I came into the sport, he was extremely talented and he was the only other man running 43 seconds.

Michael Johnson
The tension between the Capulets and the Montagues is like a gang rivalry, and that has everything to do with Compton.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dislike is what creates rivalries.

Activity in politics also produces eager competition and sharp rivalry.

John George Nicolay
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.

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.

‘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.

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 territory – just off of Easter Road on Albert Street.

People mouth all the time. I was involved in a rivalry with N.C. State where two coaches tackled each other in the middle of the field after the game. That one was kind of nasty, I thought.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I think the Swansea-Cardiff rivalry is good.

I don’t find any real rivalries with crime and thriller writers anyway. That might sound a little Pollyanna, but for the most part the writers I compete with, if you want to use that word, it’s a pretty friendly rivalry. I think we all realise that the boat rises and sinks together.

I’ve been in rivalries. Utah-BYU. Bowling Green-Toledo. Florida, we had three: Florida State, Tennessee and Georgia. You make them personal, but they’re not. I didn’t grow up disliking Georgia.

We had a backyard pool. There was often a bit of fun rivalry between us.

England against France is such a massive match; you can’t get much bigger than that in European football. It’s a huge rivalry.

The ruling classes today nourish the conviction that national hatreds and rivalries are inevitable.

Charles Trevelyan
When you talk in terms of a rivalry game, it’s always important for our guys to understand the history of the rivalry and the history of the game.

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.

Jews don’t care about ancient rivalries. We worry about humidity in Miami.

Evan Sayet
There’s a fiercely competitive rivalry between myself and Virat Kohli – but also enormous mutual respect.

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.’

Nothing will ensure war more certainly or entrench rivalries more seriously than for or against thinking!

Patricia Sun
There was a time period where I was obsessed with the rivalry between the Lakers and the Celtics in the 1980s.

There’s so much of a rivalry there, the Devils and Rangers.

The media thinks that you have to make science sexy and concentrate on themes such as rivalry and the human issues.

In addition to removing our democratically elected government, Israel wants to sow dissent among Palestinians by claiming that there is a serious leadership rivalry among us. I am compelled to dispel this notion definitively.

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.

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?

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.