Quotes of Athlete

“ Before I was ever in my teens, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived. ”

- Babe Didrikson Zaharias

“ Durability is part of what makes a great athlete. ”

- Bill Russell

“ The perfect going-away gift for a college student-athlete. A dictionary. ”

- Dave Anderson

“ When I was playing I never wished I was doing anything else. I think being a professional athlete is the finest thing a man can do. ”

- Bob Gibson

“ How can a guy climb trees, say Me, Tarzan, you, Jane, and make a million? The public forgives my acting because they know I was an athlete. They know I wasn't make-believe. ”

- Johnny Weissmuller

“ I'm a golfer - not an athlete. ”

- Lee Westwood

“ The politician is like an acrobat: He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ Jock, when he hae naething else to do, ye may be aye sticking in a tree; it will be growing, Jock, when ye're sleeping. ”

- Sir Walter Scott

“ A pitcher is not a ballplayer. ”

- Christy Mathewson

“ I didn't want to be the sissy figure skater, you know. ”

- Scott Hamilton

“ Hey, you know what, I've gotta go on that 'Letterman' show. That show is so lame. ”

- Al Gore

“ Obviously, when you can defend your title it shows how good of an athlete you are. And to do it by beating the No. 1 seed is impressive. ”

- Jack Warner

“ I still put on the skates once in a while, but I do not look back. I had a great career. I hope to have a great career in boxing, too. I am not bitter at the way some people may look at me. Sure, I am trying to turn my image around and be a lady. But you can be a lady, and an athlete, too. ”

- Tonya Harding

“ The athlete makes himself, the coach doesn't make the athlete. ”

- Bill Bowerman

“ I feel it's super hypocritical for a drug to be legal for you to buy, but not for an athlete to buy. You have to look at the result and ask would help guys not to injure themselves and beat themselves up as bad so that they would have a more positive, enjoyable life at the end of their lifetime. ”

- Bode Miller

“ No athlete is crowned but in the sweat of his brow. ”

- Saint Jerome

“ America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. ”

- Evan Esar

“ If you have a body, you are an athlete. ”

- Bill Bowerman

“ The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance. ”

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ Golf has humbled, humiliated, and just about licked all the great athletes I ever knew that tried it. ”

- Early ‘Red’ Blaik

“ A couple of times a day I sit quietly and visualize my body fighting the AIDS virus. It's the same as me sitting and seeing myself hit the perfect serve. I did that often when I was an athlete. ”

- Arthur Ashe

“ Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training. You can't be lackluster in training and concentrate in a meet. ”

- Edwin Moses

“ Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete. ”

- Willie Shoemaker

“ Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude to the fans and management, and pays an installment every time he plays. He should never miss a payment. ”

- Bobby Hull

“ Great athletes train their minds as well as their bodies. ”

- Unknown

“ I don't think being an athlete is unfeminine. I think of it as a kind of grace. ”

- Jackie Joyner Kersee

“ I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body. ”

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

“ It is very dangerous to have your self-worth riding on your results as an athlete. ”

- Jim Courier

“ Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do. ”

- Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

“ The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful — my personal life suffers. ”

- Al Pacino
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