Quotes of Contestant

“ The most noble criticism is that in which the critic is not the antagonist so much as the rival of the author. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ She's an unbelievable competitor. She's really quick on the court and she's just a great player all around. She's definitely going to be tough to beat. ”

- Mary Pierce

“ It is going to be a great celebration. Everybody, obviously, is going to enjoy it. ”

- Rudy Giuliani

“ He is some competitor. ”

- Gary Player

“ The fear of losing is what makes competitors so great. Show me a gracious loser and I'll show you a permanent loser. ”

- O. J. Simpson

“ Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got… ”

- Larry Bird

“ Actually, as a kid I wanted to be a tennis player, but I wasn't good enough, so I became an actor. Since then, I've just been lip-locking with gorgeous babes. So, let that be a lesson to all you little tennis players out there. ”

- Matthew

“ You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go… Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body. ”

- Kareem Abdul Jabbar

“ As players, we always have a way to get back at you. ”

- Lawrence Taylor

“ I definitely want to be involved but only while I think I can make a contribution and I make a difference. ”

- Kenny Cunningham

“ I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him. ”

- Jean Racine

“ I have found that the players who have played in that game really do have respect for their adversaries. ”

- Darrell Royal

“ We all feel responsible. Sometimes the players have to take some of the responsibility, too. It's the responsibility of all of us, coaches, players, everybody. ”

- Dusty Baker

“ I have not reflexively opposed conservative nominees. I have drawn the line only at those nominees who are extreme... in the mold of activists. ”

- Patrick Leahy

“ What I'm looking for is a blessing that's not in disguise. ”

- Kitty O’neill Collins

“ Some players you pat their butts, some players you kick their butts, some players you leave alone. ”

- Pete Rose

“ Don't divide the world into "them" and "us." Avoid infatuation with or resentment of the press, the Congress, rivals, or opponents. Accept them as facts. They have their jobs and you have yours. ”

- Donald Rumsfeld

“ We need just two players to be a contender. Just Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax. ”

- Whitey Herzog

“ These are some major new important competitors for business. If America wants to maintain a presence it's going to have to work a lot harder. The Chinese are a big player. ”

- James Castle

“ January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out. ”

- Michael Caine

“ You don't understand. I could have had class. I could have been a contender. ”

- Budd Schulberg

“ He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The novel does not seek to establish a privileged language but it insists upon the freedom to portray and analyze the struggle between the different contestants for such privileges. ”

- Salman Rushdie

“ I find Paula patronizing. It's as simple as that. Paula is more damaging than I am to these contestants because a lot of people just shouldn't be singing for a living. ”

- Simon Cowell

“ It was a show that you played at home and you're saying to the contestant do this and do that. When you at home are involved in yelling at the screen, then you know you've got an audience. ”

- Monty Hall

“ It's just a pissing contest, but unfortunately the contestants never seem to run out of piss. ”

- John McCarthy

“ He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends. They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights! ”

- Warren Gamaliel Harding

“ When you are ill make haste to forgive your enemies, for you may recover. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith
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