Famous quotes by Athletes


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"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?"
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"It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day"
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"Most ball games are lost, not won"
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"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair"
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"If you want to be a successful runner, you have to consider everything. It's no good just thinking about endurance and not to develop fine speed"
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"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them"
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"When you win, nothing hurts"
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"When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York"
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"The night before I compete, I like to have steak. Meat is especially important for female athletes because it provides them with the nutrients they need to perform at their best"
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"Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle"
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"I've never had a teammate competing with me my whole life"
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"I'm kind of in between a goody-goody and a rebel. I'm not bad, but I'm not good either. I'm a little crazy"
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"I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift, and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability"
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"My salvation was a free gift. I didn't have to work for it and it's better than any gold medal that I've ever won"
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"I used to tell Jackie (Robinson) sometimes when they were throwing at him, 'Jackie, they aren't throwing at you because you are black. They are throwing at you because they don't like you"
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"I found them uncomfortable and after that I decided to continue running barefoot because I found it more comfortable. I felt more in touch with what was happening - I could actually feel the track"
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"Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town"
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"No one will burn out doing aerobic running. It is too much anaerobic running, which the American scholastic athletic system tends to put young athletes through, that burns them out"
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"If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything. And that's what this Olympic medal represents"
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"Running became boring because it's so predictable. I got to a point where I knew what my competition could do"
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"As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career developed only by lucky circumstances"
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"It's been really good to have a goal and go after it. That feels good"
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"If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances"
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"To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will"
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"To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate"
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"There is no "i" in team but there is in win"
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"The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace"
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"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships"
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"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen"
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"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it"
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