Quotations on Athletes

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I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time. When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Time, Athletes, Want)

That's the hard part about sport: as men we haven't started to be in our prime, but as athletes we are old people. I needed support. I lost trust and did stupid things.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Men, Trust, People, Athletes, Old, Support)

I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.
- Larry Bird
(Keywords: African, Athletes, World)

In this culture, where entertainers and athletes wield such power, it seems only right to me that they try to make their influence a good one.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: Power, Athletes, Culture, Influence, Right)

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
- Bill Bradley
(Keywords: Sports, Athletes, Difficulty, Metaphor, Obstacles, Overcoming)

I have spoken with many former athletes, and they tell me the best time they had was in sports. I listen to them and use their experience in my career.
- Sergei Bubka
(Keywords: Experience, Time, Sports, Athletes, Career)

The bottom line is that these athletes tend to be safer investments because they really value their marketing opportunities. They don't make as much money as during their active careers.
- Dick Butkus
(Keywords: Money, Athletes, Careers, Marketing, Value)

One of the perks of being an actor is to get to meet athletes that you respect. Especially who played before my time. Brooks Robinson is one of those athletes; they just don't make them any nicer.
- Josh Charles
(Keywords: Time, Actor, Athletes, Being, Brooks, Respect)

I don't think there are really enough meetings in Britain for our athletes to compete properly, and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted.
- Linford Christie
(Keywords: Talent, Athletes, Meetings)

Some of today's athletes do not have that kind of pride. They left school at 16, have never had a job in their life and are getting Lottery funding, earning money as an athlete.
- Linford Christie
(Keywords: Life, Money, Athletes, Job, Pride, School, Today)

For centuries, New York has served as the gateway for millions of people from all over the world in search of the American dream. It only makes sense that it would now serve as a gateway for the world's greatest athletes.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: People, Dream, American, Athletes, Now, Sense, World)

The London Games will be designed for the athletes and we will provide them with the very best venues and the very best conditions to pursue their sporting dreams in London.
- Sebastian Coe
(Keywords: Dreams, Athletes, Games, London, Will)

I worry when athletes are simply used by their universities to produce revenue, to make money for them, nothing to show at the back end. I grew up with a lot of players who had very, very tough lives after the ball started bouncing for them. And that's why I'm going to continue to fight.
- Arnie Duncan
(Keywords: Money, Athletes, End, Fight, Nothing, Worry)

Training of female athletes is so new that the limits of female possibility are still unknown.
- Katherine Dunn
(Keywords: Possibility, Athletes, Limits, Training)

I think there is a special bond between Carolina athletes. A lot of people seem to wear our gear because it is fashionable. They love the colors. It's Michael Jordan's school!
- Lorrie Fair
(Keywords: Love, People, Athletes, Colors)

I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.
- Peggy Fleming
(Keywords: Beauty, Sports, Ability, Athletes, Competition, Exercise, Tests)

It strikes me that these days, clubs don't even want players who can truly play any more; they just want athletes, quick guys who don't have a football brain, can just run and run; some of them, Jesus. I can never imagine acting like that.
- Robbie Fowler
(Keywords: Acting, Athletes, Football, Play, Quick, Want)

Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.
- Milton Friedman
(Keywords: Knowledge, Ideas, Values, Athletes, Entertainment, Students, Understanding)

Among the world elite there are a handful of athletes who are physically capable of winning it.
- Maurice Greene
(Keywords: Winning, Athletes, World)

The only reason we make good role models is because you guys look up to athletes and we can influence you in positive ways. But the real role models should be your parents and teachers!
- Dante Hall
(Keywords: Positive, Athletes, Influence, Parents, Reason)

Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists. They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes. If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball, they can't do that.
- Eric Heiden
(Keywords: Work, Athletes, Baseball, Golf)

American professional athletes are bilingual; they speak English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe
(Keywords: American, Athletes, English, Profanity)

I have a hard time believing athletes are overpriced. If an owner is losing money, give it up. It's a business. I have trouble figuring out why owners would stay in if they're losing money.
- Reggie Jackson
(Keywords: Money, Time, Business, Athletes, Losing, Trouble)

In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports.
- Billie Jean King
(Keywords: Sports, Women, People, Athletes, Girls)

Food fighters in Japan think of themselves as athletes. They have a higher recognition of the game and are constantly thinking about records. I probably won't continue for long because it puts pressure on the body. But I am at the age where I can perform my best.
- Takeru Kobayashi
(Keywords: Age, Food, Athletes, Body, Pressure, Thinking)

They thought that athletes that worked out with my system wouldn't be able to throw a ball because they'd be too muscle bound. Those are the misconceptions I had to go through for about 40 years.
- Jack LaLanne
(Keywords: Thought, Athletes, Years)

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.
- Arthur Lydiard
(Keywords: American, Athletes, Running, Will)

Young people and Indian people need to know that we existed in the 20th Century. We need to know who our heroes are and to know what we have done and accomplished in this century other than what Olympic athletes Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills have done.
- Russell Means
(Keywords: People, Athletes, Heroes)

I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education.
- Angela Merkel
(Keywords: Education, Finance, Women, Athletes, Effort, Example)

I had a great interest in sports. I had three older brothers who were great athletes. I was not.
- George J. Mitchell
(Keywords: Sports, Athletes, Brothers, Interest)

It was the baseball fantasy of a lifetime - to be able to sit on the bench with all those professional athletes. I got to take my son along because I wasn't sure I would be able to play with them.
- Matthew Modine
(Keywords: Son, Athletes, Baseball, Fantasy, Play)

I long for the days when athletes were revered. I want to see the romance return to sports, to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players.
- Mike Piazza
(Keywords: Sports, Romance, People, Athletes, Want)

Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes.
- Mary Lou Retton
(Keywords: Home, Athletes, Media, World)

My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included, use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled.
- Bill Rodgers
(Keywords: Performance, Athletes, Drugs)

I want to express my deepest apology to the athletes, the people of Salt Lake City in Utah and the millions of citizens worldwide who love and respect the games.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Keywords: Love, People, Apology, Athletes, Games, Respect, Want)

Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.
- Gale Sayers
(Keywords: Men, Women, Athletes, Fighting, Heroes, Iraq)

We feel very honored to have been offered the responsibility to host this great event, Berlin is a wonderful city that is developing at a tremendous rate, and this decision means that we can now prepare to welcome the world's best athletes to a fascinating place.
- Otto Schily
(Keywords: Decision, Athletes, Now, Responsibility, World)

Everything about the Olympics was first class, and women were treated as athletes and equals.
- Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz
(Keywords: Women, Athletes, Class, First)

Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids.
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Keywords: Sports, Americans, Athletes, Example, Succeed)

These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Keywords: Sports, Athletes, Temptation)

It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow, so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game, it will be because of their own natural talents, and not because of a performance enhancing product.
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Keywords: Performance, Abuse, Athletes, Day, End, Example, Will)

A White House dinner is the American family assembled, from labor leaders to billionaires, actors, architects, academicians and athletes.
- Hugh Sidey
(Keywords: Family, Actors, American, Athletes, Labor, Leaders)

In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug, alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically among professional athletes - but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans, because of what they read on the AP wire.
- Leigh Steinberg
(Keywords: Abuse, Alcohol, Athletes, Fans, Reality, Violence)

Cameron was able to get an inside look at professional football from the standpoint of athletes and agents and general managers that few people have ever seen.
- Leigh Steinberg
(Keywords: People, Athletes, Football, Managers)

But as much as I am personally proud for winning five championships, I'm equally proud just being part of a women's division that has gotten so much better with all these great athletes here.
- Trish Stratus
(Keywords: Women, Winning, Athletes, Being)

Nutrition is also a valuable component that can help athletes both protect themselves and improve performance.
- Bill Toomey
(Keywords: Performance, Athletes, Help)

This is America's Team and we are confident this outstanding group of athletes will make our country proud.
- Peter Ueberroth
(Keywords: America, Athletes, Country, Will)

I do not think athletes should get a free pass. I don't think we should train our children and future athletes to believe that they are above the law and morality.
- Armstrong Williams
(Keywords: Morality, Athletes, Children, Future, Law)









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