Hockey is an art. It requires speed, precision, and strength like other sports, but it also demands an extraordinary intelligence to develop a logical sequence of movements, a technique which is smooth, graceful and in rhythm with the rest of the game.
Quoted in Kevin Shea, "One on One with Jacques Plante," Legends of Hockey.net (2005-05-24)
The shot by [Andy] Bathgate nearly ripped my nose off. I told Toe [Blake] I would only return if I could wear the mask, so there was no choice. He never wanted me to wear the mask because he thought it would make me too complacent.Jacques Plante
How would you like a job where, every time you make a mistake, a big red light goes on and18,000 people boo?Jacques Plante