We have collected the best Bench Quotes by famous authors including Anthony Martial, Caris LeVert, Alan Young, Jane Harman, Brin-Jonathan Butler and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
It’s annoying to be on the bench – it’s truly annoying – but it’s a test you have to overcome, and that’s how you progress. It’s difficult because all you want is to be able to help the team, and when you’re on the bench, you can’t.
I try to play with the same confidence whether I’m starting or coming off the bench.
Judges pretty much act independently once they get on the bench so I’m not really sure why Harper’s concerned that the court is currently being stacked with a lot of Liberal appointments.
There’s no deep bench there, Mahmoud Abbas is, I think, the best leader of the Palestinians we could field.
When I first asked my boxing coach, two-time Olympic champion Hector Vinent, what made the Cuban style of fighting distinct from the rest of the world, he smiled and told me to sit on a bench in Prado and watch the Cuban women walk.
Due to broken windows policing, the following interactions can lead to tickets, arrests and summonses, warrants if tickets go unpaid and, in some cases, violence: jaywalking, sleeping on a park bench, spitting, putting your feet up on the subway, and more.
Trump’s appointed extremist judges to the federal bench, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, whose decisions demonstrate a judicial philosophy far more concerned with the rights of corporations than marginalized Americans.
I always try to perform, and not because you have players on the bench or on the pitch that can play in your position.
Europe is scooters. Europe is five young people on one bench sharing a chocolate bar. Their idea of entertainment and fun is so much different than ours, which is exactly why a movie about them would be funny.
No one wants to sit on the bench and not play.
I really don’t care about coming from the bench if that helps the team to win a championship.
I set realistic goals consistent with my talents. I never, for instance, wanted to sit on an appellate court. I’m not an academic. Truth be told, I hate to do research. I have a practical mind, and I was well suited for the trial court bench, not the appellate.
There’s no doubt that there is star treatment. It’s discussed in the meetings. Obviously, people don’t pay an enormous amount of money to sit in those courtside seats to see players like Kobe, LeBron, Shaq – all the greats – sit on the bench and be in foul trouble.
I will do anything a team asks me to do. If it’s to come off the bench, I would impact the game by coming off the bench. If I were to start, I would impact the game as a starter. I would impact the game either way.
You don’t start out getting into the gym and bench pressing 300 pounds. You start out by doing the bar.
When I graduated from law school in 1959, there wasn’t a single woman on any federal bench. It wouldn’t be a realistic ambition for a woman to want to become a federal judge. It wasn’t realistic until Jimmy Carter became our president.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I told players that when we score a goal, the bench lives through the same emotions and we celebrate with them, with the same desire.
Some guys have to score more off the bench because that’s what their team needs. But some other teams need someone that’s going to assist or rebound. It all depends on what he brings to that team and how much it helps their win-loss record and how much they change their team.
If I’m on the bench in a Premier League game, I’m thinking, ‘What can I do coming off the bench?’
I feel secure in my life, and I’m happy with where I’m at. I realise in some ways how enchanted my life’s been. I could have ended up on a bench outside Stoke station begging for money. I was one of the lucky ones.
It is not a problem to sit on the bench: absolutely not. When you have three games in a week, and you don’t play, though, you have to think about it.
If I’ve got a good pinch-hitter, I hate to have him stay on the bench with men on the bases in an early inning. He may end the game right there.
I don’t like to think of goals I set at the new year as resolutions. I like to think of them as summits on my personal mountain. Each year gets me closer to the dreams I want to achieve, and the goals are those benches to sit and enjoy the view along the way.
I think when you’re younger in the game, you’re like, ‘Let me go bench. Let me go squat.’ Now it’s just like, ‘Let me work on my balance.’ It’s about things that are more about injury prevention than getting stronger.
It’s frustrating at times when you think you’ve earned a chance to play on the field and you’re over there sitting on the bench. That’s not the kind of player I am. I’m the kind of player who wants to be out there on the field and needs to contribute every minute of every game.
I’m being completely honest. If you sit on the bench and the others win, then you will not really feel like part of the winning team.
I’m known for wearing tweed jackets, khaki pants and suede shoes. I’ve only worn a suit in parliament under duress, when I was on the front bench.
I starved and slept on park benches. I wrapped myself in the pages of my manuscript to keep warm. For two and a half years I took odd jobs; nothing was going to deter me.
In the early New England meeting-houses the seats were long, narrow, uncomfortable benches, which were made of simple, rough, hand-riven planks placed on legs like milking-stools.
Alice Morse Earle
I’m not stupid – if you buy one of the world’s best goalkeepers, it’s not to keep him on the bench.
It’s hard to come off the bench and be ready all the time.
Coming off the bench was an adjustment for me.
I wouldn’t go to a club just to stay on the subs’ bench.
It killed me being on the bench and watching my teammates play. I wanted to be out there helping them win. But that gave me more motivation.
District of Columbia v. Heller, which recognized an individual right to possess a firearm under the Constitution, is unquestionably the most clearly incorrect decision that the Supreme Court announced during my tenure on the bench.
John Paul Stevens
My dad would never, ever play me over somebody because I’m his son. If I’m not playing well, I’m sitting on the bench.
My favourite pastime used to be sitting on a park bench watching people. But after ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ the eyeballs turned, and I was the watched one.
North Carolina wants its judges to be fair and impartial, and partisan politics has no place on the judges’ bench.
Judicial Watch is pleased that Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court will provide President Trump another opportunity to nominate a constitutional conservative who will honor the Constitution and the rule of law, rather than legislate from the bench.
It’s very difficult to fill the shoes of somebody like Rahul Bhai. He has set the bench mark for a generation to come. However, it’s our responsibility to carry forward his legacy.
I don’t like sitting on the bench even when it was very rare at Hull to rest during cup games.
In 1959 I had broken the bench press record by lifting 565 pounds, and I could lift 715 pounds from a squat.
Coming off the bench behind a fine young center like Alonzo Mourning fits my style.
Whether I’m starting or coming off the bench, bigs have to protect the rim and can’t give nothing easy to nobody.
Whether you play or whether you’re on the bench, or however it may be, at some point in your career you will be one of those three roles. You will either be a young, up-and-coming goalkeeper watching the experienced one, you’ll either be on the bench or you’ll be in goal yourself.
I grew up in a quiet suburb in South Texas, and loved the in-your-faceness of the East Village. In the early days, when I was still unemployed, I’d lie on a bench in Tompkins Square Park perusing the listings in the ‘Village Voice’ for a place to live.
Nobody dreams of being on the bench or sitting in the corner.
The time I spent on the bench helped me to reflect and think. It encouraged me to keep fighting and work.
David de Gea
You sit on the bench in the Premier League for one week, you could be playing for the rest of the season if the No. 1 at that time had a bad game.
When I sit on the bench, I’m dying.
Actually I think it’s better for me to come off the bench, because for them first couple of minutes when that first five is in there, you can see the little things and what you need to do when you get in there.
On Monday I come in and get in a full body workout, and then I come back in on Wednesday and do a quick six, which consists of bench press, biceps and triceps curls, pull downs, something for the back and the neck. And then you come back and hit it again on Friday with a 16-machine workout.
I have been known for my courtesy on and off the bench.
Mark Horowitz and I built it onto an optical bench in the lab. We spent and eight-hour span putting this optical light path together.
If we are going to achieve something, we are going to need a strong bench.
I could have sat on the bench for a third year but I moved to West Brom from Liverpool to play. I love Liverpool and I’ve played a lot of games in my career so if I wanted to have a comfy life, I could have stayed at Liverpool.
I’m doing what Democrats said we needed to coming out of 2016, after that sobering defeat, which is to build a bench, to usher fresh faces and new voices and new ideas.
If you want to see how good your team is, look at your bench.
I feel as long as I’m playing productive minutes, I’ll play. But if I’m sitting on the bench and not doing anything, then I’ll retire.
Being grumpy at not playing is part of the job. If I see someone who is constantly on the bench smiling and laughing, then that’s no good either.
My job is to be the bench coach with the Rays and help this team succeed. If another opportunity arises, I’d welcome the opportunity.
Some players need it and some don’t. Some have a little too much confidence. But bench players, guys in secondary roles, just need a shot of confidence all the time.
I’ve had times where I didn’t play or came off the bench.
My brother Art was a doo-wopper. He had a group that sat out on a park bench in New Orleans and sang harmonies at night, and they’d go around and win all the talent shows and get all the girls, you know.
When I was growing in the Callope project, we had an oval parkway. Pavement ran around this whole thing. We’d skate or ride bicycles. There were benches and trees out there. It was paradise to us. They finished building it the same year I was born.
I was a goalkeeper, but through my career, I spent almost as much time sitting on the bench as I did playing.
Nuno Espirito Santo
I sit on the bench, and I watch even my teammates swing, so you can learn from them when they make a bad swing or good swing. I like to watch from the rookie to the veteran player, and that way you can see the difference and learn something from them.
I understand that at the end of the day it’s about winning and if you win, we all look good – whether you come of the bench or you start.
A lot of scientists are hesitant to get involved with industry. It’s seen as, you know, getting in bed with the devil, actually. But I found that doing this has been really the only way and one of the best ways I know to take a finding from the bench side to people.
David Andrew Sinclair
I just know when I get in the game, I’ve got to be instant impact off the bench.
I can’t get enough of London! I love all the picnic benches, the old-school phone booths and parks in the middle of the city.
I have always maintained you should be able to bench press and deadlift at least twice your body weight.
The Southern Progress Fund will bring much-needed resources into multiple Southern states where Democrats must identify up-and-coming leaders and build a bench of strong potential candidates up and down the ballot.
I got offered a short-term contract at Oldham, to sit on the bench. I was living on my mate’s sofa while I was there. But that’s what you’ve got to do to get by.
I’m not used to being on the bench.
Whether I’m starting or coming off the bench, I just want to be able to help and compete.
This is why I had to go to Swansea. I didn’t want to stay on the bench for another year.
When I was on the bench, I used to have a yellow pad, and I put on the pad at the beginning of the day, ‘patience’ and ‘restraint.’
I don’t want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Johnny Bench.
I grew up in my father’s laboratory and played beneath the chemical benches until I was tall enough to play on them.
When you play, you do not ask yourself how it feels to be on the bench. You have to live it to understand how difficult it is to be there without being there. To enter a match knowing you do not have the confidence of the coach. To play when you simply don’t have the habit of playing.
When I come off the bench, I’m more of a scorer, instead of trying to facilitate for everybody.
I’ve been in the league 12 years. To sit on the bench and complain about the way things were, that doesn’t get anything done. I don’t know. I’m playing for a championship and trying to make the playoffs. My effort has never changed.
I do a lot of squats, I do a lot of bench pressing. But legs are very important for me. It’s more important than arms and shoulders.
If it’s coming off the bench or if it’s starting, I will try to contribute what is best for the team. If we’re winning, I’m not going to complain.
You don’t want to stay on the bench. You want to play every game.
It’s kind of hard to sit on the bench and watch your team go down when you think you can go out there and make a difference.
The thing you can’t measure is someone’s heart, someone’s desire. You can measure a 40, his vertical, his bench press, and that might let you know things like, yeah, he can jump high. But desire, his dedication, his determination, that’s something you can’t measure. That’s something you can’t measure about Rod Smith.
I have a quad rep in my house, so I’m doing bench presses and pull ups on that, any sort of basic strength movements I can do at home.
The bench is really important in the NBA because if you have a good bench, then you can make that playoff push even harder.
Being a soccer coach is just like being a general who has the responsibility of guiding his troops into battle. If a coach acts too emotionally on the bench, his players cannot focus on their game on the field.
If you think that I got to come off the bench, then I am going to put you in a position to try to prove you wrong. Then after a while, it was kind of fun, and over the years it was my makeup.
One of the litmus tests for judicial conservatism is the idea of judicial restraint – that courts should give substantial deference to the decisions of the political process. When Congress and the president enact a law, conservatives generally say, judges should avoid ‘legislating from the bench.’
If I’m starting, I’m gonna do that, that’s the main goal for me, to be the best player I can be. But being on the bench, I’ll be the best I can be and help the team to the best of my ability.
To keep your job, you fire others or bench them or trade them. You have to do the thinking for 25 guys, and you can’t be too close to any of them.
I work hard in training and the ultimate goal is to get in the starting XI. All I can do coming off the bench is affect the game and score the goals so hopefully that puts a question mark in the manager’s mind.
Jazz is all about improvisation and it’s about the moment in time, doing it this way now, and you’ll never do it this way twice. I’ve studied the masters. Why would I want to play ball after the guys who sit on a bench? I want to play like Michael Jordan.
In the absolute majority of western democracies – elected officials are the ones who appoint the highest bench in the judicial system. There is no reason for us to lag behind.
It doesn’t matter to me, because in Europe I used to play for my national team… I was one of the best players and I start from the bench. For a European player, it means nothing. If I’m going to have the minutes, it doesn’t matter to me if I’m going to start.
Prayers were held in Assembly Hall. We all perched in rows on wooden benches while teachers sat up on the platform in armchairs, facing us.
I know what it’s like to sit on the bench.
I was the Premier League’s top goal scorer in 2010-11 and never wanted to be on the bench.
I’m desperate to enjoy my football again and play until I retire. Obviously I’m 34 so I don’t want to be sitting on the bench, I don’t want to be remembering my last few years of my career like that.
I’ve carried my chip with me my entire career. I’ve had to fight and claw for every position I’ve had. I sat on the bench as a junior in high school, I had to compete my senior year in high school to get the job. I competed again at Vanderbilt before having success.
There are guys on different teams across the league who are bench guys, and guys who that – that’s their role, to be on the bench encouraging guys to play hard and get good minutes.
You can’t afford to rest on your laurels at all, or you’ll instantly be on the bench.
I could’ve signed with a team after Portland cut me and just sat on the bench and collected paychecks, but that’s not my style. That just seems really unethical. Besides, money doesn’t matter to me. I’ve got enough money.
When you’re preparing for a game, you prepare like you’re starting. But if you’re not, if you’re coming off the bench, everybody has a role.
I am not a prima donna. It’s just that I feel cold on the bench.
When you’re young on the bench you can’t show yourself really.
I don’t really have an office or anything, and I like to have to move location every two hours. So I just kind of write in a park, on a bench, in the library, in a cafe, back to the library, that kind of thing.
In Portugal the coach would sit on the bench and not say a word. We’d just play. It was a matter of us making mistakes and learning from them by ourselves. You understand the game a lot better that way.
Regardless of whether I’m sitting on the bench or out there participating, I’m going to give my all whatever I’m doing.
The Conservative Party mustn’t sound like the old man on the park bench who says things were better in 1985, or 1955, or 1855.
I was better than certain players at Manchester City but I was left on the bench. Before I left the club, I told the people in charge that they would regret letting me go.
Mentally, starting the game versus coming off the bench, there are different vibes.
And the problem is once you get into this campaign business and begin to have a lot of money, then the person on the bench begins to think – what’s going to happen if I decide the case this way or that way?
There are some in black robes sitting on federal benches all across this country. They’re Democrats, Republicans, liberals, and even conservatives that pervert the Constitution.
The notion is tough guys challenge the bench and skill players never do. I’m considered a skilled player, but I don’t carry myself like a skilled player.
Only Vlade Divac go first year he play. The rest of the guys from Europe sit on the bench.
I went for a warm-up and got called back and the fans started singing my name when I was sat on the bench. I thought: ‘Oh my god. There are 25,000 people in the ground and there are around 1,000 Swindon fans singing a 20-year-old’s name that has just been working on a building site.’
I really don’t care about coming from the bench if that helps the team to win a championship.
I don’t mean to diminish the job, it’s a good job and a real pressure job. But I don’t think a relief pitcher should ever be the most valuable player of a league. We only play in maybe half of the games. Being a relief pitcher means part-time employment. We’re bench players, and bench players shouldn’t be M.V.P.
It’s so worth-while being a judge, because, if I make good, I can help prove that a woman’s place is as much on the bench, in City Council, or in Congress, as in the home.
Florence Ellinwood Allen
Whether I start or I’m the guy to come off the bench, I’ll do whatever it takes.
I don’t generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.
What I don’t like is judges legislating from the bench. And as president of the United States, I will appoint justices who uphold the Constitution and who don’t see themselves as a super legislature.
When I’m retired, I want to be able to tell my kids I played in a European Cup final. I don’t want to have to say I watched one from the substitutes’ bench, then kept getting knocked out in the quarters and semis.
Anyone who’s tuned in to the House of Commons TV coverage knows the benches are often empty. I like that. I’m a big fan of political transparency. It’s good for us to know which debates the MPs consider important enough to show up for, and which not.
Victoria Coren Mitchell
The time you are happy to sit on the bench, is the time you should retire in my opinion.
And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war.
I’m going to go out and do the best I can do. If it revolutionizes the game, it revolutionizes the game. If I don’t, and I become a bench player, and that’s the best that I’m ever going to be, as long as I’m giving my best, I’ll be content with that.
Big E, he’s a strong dude. Ryback’s a strong dude. But if you put Batista next to those guys, he was 6’6”, 320 lbs. Those guys are pushing 6’1”-6’2”. But Batista was wide. He was a big old dude. Those guys could beat him in a bench press contest, but I’d rather look like Dave.
I used to lift very heavy weights in my mid-twenties – I used to bench press over 300lb. The most I ever lifted was 330lb; I couldn’t do that today, no way.
It doesn’t matter if I am going to come off the bench or if I am going to be a starter.
A lot of people, when they see my career, they hear or remember, ‘Sat on the bench four years in college, got cut by the Packers, worked in a grocery store, and then won the Super Bowl.’ That’s kind of the timeline the people see when they hear ‘Kurt Warner.’
I wouldn’t be face-washing anyone in real life. I’d be skating to the bench real fast to get away.
I will not be on the bench until I am 60 or 65 years old.
At Milan, I’m giving everything I’ve got during training to earn myself a chance. I honestly don’t know why I can’t find space in the team, even on the bench.
We need to get rid of bullying. We need to get rid of abuse. We need to get rid of harassment. We need to get rid of the casting couch. Instead, we need to build the bench.
If a player’s not doing the things he should, put him on the bench. He’ll come around.
As a player on the bench, you become like a fan really. You’re sitting there shouting ‘why did he do that?’ or ‘no don’t pass it there’ and I can see why fans get so frustrated. But then I remember what it is like being out there on the pitch and how players can’t see everything that fans can see.
I had quite a tumultuous start to my career. I used to have two really good games but then my form would dip. I don’t think people really understood me and I ended up dropping to the bench.
I was really short in high school. I was stuck on the bench in the baseball team, so I just thought I’d try out theater, and that was the last time I did sports.
It’s not like I am going to Barcelona as a tourist who is there to watch Messi in action. I am not going to say that I will bench Busquets or anything! But I think I have a good chance of getting plenty of minutes.
Frenkie de Jong
One thing that changed when I moved upstate was that I became interested in different materials. I started making the stone benches because I was seeing rocks.
Just looking down the bench and when you’re on the court, you start to realize, ‘I’m an All-Star.’
Whoever is on the bench always says he isn’t playing enough. I work hard and try to do my best. And I try to show on the pitch, even when I only get five minutes, that I can do something.
Kevin De Bruyne
At Liverpool, when warmed up, we enter the game or after 15 minutes go back to the bench.
When you are on the floor, there’s no better feeling than when your teammates are into the game on the bench and are cheering for you and vice versa. When you come out of the game, you are cheering for those guys that are on the floor.
Threats to the rule of law come not only from rioters and looters in the streets, but also from activist judges on the bench.
I respect people who feel things passionately. I do. But when someone is a judge, that is not what they should bring to the bench. It is not really passion, except in rare instances, that serves the bench well. It is, rather, an ability to understand the law and follow it.
I feel cool and comfortable in Bench. It’s very casual, easy on the body.
Starting, coming off the bench, whatever it may be, I feel I can adjust and I can play pretty much any role that I’m put in.
It is plain that, when it comes to inferior officers, Congress itself can pass a law sending these nominees to the President with him having the authority to put them on the bench without the advice and consent of the Senate.
John Jay Hooker
I’m not happier because I’m starting on the Knicks. I could be starting, I could be coming off of the bench, and I’d be the same way.
I remember borrowing my mum’s Instamatic 110 camera as a kid and doing still lifes of tennis balls and benches and thinking they were going to be something really amazing. They ended up being really bad.
I had a good time at Liverpool. They were great lads. The manager had his reasons to keep me on the bench, and at the same time, they were on a good run.
It feels good when your teammates are telling you on the bench that they’re hyped.
I don’t train to be on the bench.
I have a gym at home where I do weight training as well as cardio. I love doing bench press but cannot share information on how much weight I lift. I also practise Yoga. My guru Sadhguru taught me different kriyas like Surya Namaskar, which I do for my personal well being.
Ever since third grade – I never even noticed it until after the game – people were telling me how crazy my dad is. I think I’m so locked in when I’m playing on the floor, I only hear him maybe during timeouts or when we’re up 20 or 30 and I’m on the bench. But when I’m in the game, I don’t hear him.
When you bring one of your top scorers, your top players off the bench, it really gives your team balance.
I don’t prepare to sit on the bench, I prepare to play because you never know what is going to happen.
A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company. We don’t isolate the family. We don’t make rides that say, ‘Hey mom, dad, you go sit on the bench.’
There comes a time when coming off the bench just doesn’t cut it anymore, it’s not enough time and it’s not good enough.
I’ve never complained about coming off the bench, not playing or not playing a lot.
I don’t want to be a guy who’s just sitting on the bench stealing money.
I think comparisons are very on the surface. If I sing, like, ‘Park Bench People,’ and there’s kind of a social undertone, people will say I sound like Gil Scott-Heron. But for me, the more insightful comparison would be a Roberta Flack or Nina Simone – people who really mix different genres of music.
President Trump continued his strong commitment to nominating conservative judges to the bench who respect the rule of law with his selection of Holly Brady for the U.S. District Court for Northern Indiana.
Mathura railway station should be a blend of heritage look with modernisation like escalator and better waiting rooms for general class passengers. Instead of taking rest on the ground, the passengers in general waiting rooms should be provided benches.
Conte is a good coach, but I would steal his place on the bench.
I stay away from straight bench; all the work I do is with dumbbells to protect my rotator cuffs. Then I’ll do a bunch of different pull moves like inverted rows before finishing with some simple internal or external rotations with a band to strengthen my shoulder.
The last two times I went to spring training, I had to win a job, and if I didn’t get off to a blazing start, I’m on the bench. Now, I’ve proven myself, so it’s not essential that I get off to a real good start.
In my view, I did not get to the federal bench because I was a woman.
Constance Baker Motley
For me, I’d rather be the inventive one, and if something doesn’t work, I’ll go back to the workshop, put it on the bench, and pound on it for awhile.
When I was growing up, my dad didn’t have weights, so he made himself a weight bench. Instead of a hand-me-down jacket, it was a hand-me-down weight bench.
Working your core always, your foot speed, jumping rope, push-ups and sit-ups – things like that are really important. Those things will pay off more than just doing what a bench press will.
I may not have played men’s football, but I’ve been at World Cups as a player. I know the emotions. I’ve been in quarter finals, a semi-final. I’d been substituted and sat on the bench watching us lose a penalty shoot-out. I know what happens, what you need when the pressure’s on.
I think I’ve always been drawn to the second person. When I was growing up and playing with my friends, the usual way we interacted with imaginary worlds was as characters: a bench was ‘your’ boat, leaves on a lawn were the fins of sharks out to get ‘you.’