All the good stuff is on the other side of tired.— Andre Agassi
The most simplistic Andre Agassi quotes that will transform you to a better person
Remember this. Hold on to this. This is the only perfection there is, the perfection of helping others. This is the only thing we can do that has any lasting meaning. This is why we're here. To make each other feel safe.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work
Life will throw everything but the kitchen sink in your path, and then it will throw the kitchen sink. It's your job to avoid the obstacles. If you let them stop you or distract you, you're not doing your job, and failing to do your job will cause regrets that paralyze you more than a bad back.
I feel old when I see mousse in my opponent's hair.
Success doesn't always come in the form of a trophy. Keep striving for success.
A strong body listens. It obeys. A weak body commands. If your body is weak it tells you what to do. If your body is strong it'll actually listen to you when you tell it to do something. If you build it right you can overcome some of the obstacles of age and recovery.
The great part about tennis is you can't run out the clock.
... As long as we were still playing, I had a chance.
What you feel doesn’t matter in the end; it’s what you do that makes you brave.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work.
I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.
Freed from the thoughts of winning, I instantly play better.
I stop thinking, start feeling. My shots become a half-second quicker, my decisions become the product of instinct rather than logic.
No athletes talk to themselves like tennis players.
Pitchers, golfers, goalkeepers, they mutter to themselves, but tennis players talk to themselves-and answer. Tennis players look like lunatics in a public square.
A great coach can lead you to a place where you don't need him any more.
Tennis was always sort of a - a learning. It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself.
Hate brings me to my knees, love gets me on my feet.
You have to have the mentality of executing your game when you don't feel like there's a lot of hope. I think the best feeling is when somebody pushes you to the limit and you dig down a little bit extra. By the same token, you also need a little luck. Sometimes they come together.
Big dreams are so damn tiring.
If I don't do what I need to do to win, I won't win, no matter who is on the other side of the net.
It's always been eclectic; you never know what you're going to get.
Being number two sucks.
Tennis is at an amazing time when you've got two of the best players ever to play the game. You can argue the two very best playing in the same generation. It's a rivalry I think that we've never seen in our sport.
I got a hundred bucks says my baby beats Pete's baby. I just think genetics are in my favour.
It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it.
You don't cheat anybody out of their experience, whatever it is.
It's shocking how little there is to do with tennis when you're just thinking about nothing except winning every point.
I'm going to wake up tomorrow and start with not caring how I feel. That's going to feel great.
You've got to believe you can win. But I believe respect for the fact that you can lose is what you always have to keep in mind so that nothing suprises you.
When I was 7 years old I saw Jimmy Connors make someone carry his bag, as though he were Julius Caesar. I vowed then and there that I would always carry my own.
Even if it’s not your ideal life, you can always choose it.
No matter what your life is, choosing it changes everything.
Now that I've won a slam, I know something very few people on earth are permitted to know. A win doesn't feel as good as a loss feels bad, and the good feeling doesn't last long as the bad. Not even close.
You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best.
I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.
My feelings are Yevgeny Kafelnikov should take his prize money when he is done here and go and buy some perspective.
Tennis was always sort of a - a learning.
It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself. And the things that I sort of discovered at times I not only didn't want to see it for myself but I certainly didn't want millions of people to see it.
Tennis is a very objective sport in the sense that the scoreboard doesn't lie.
That's the greatest applause that any person will ever receive in their life when it comes from their peers
Sex doesn't interfere with your tennis;
it's staying out all night trying to find it that affects your tennis.
In tennis you're on an island. Of all the games men and women play, tennis is the closest to solitary confinement.
Yes, for a long time but I admired her and respected everything that I could sort of see in her from a distance, the pillars of her life, the loyalties, the relationships. It all got my interest and also the looks.
Few of us are granted the grace to know ourselves, and until we do, maybe the best we can do is be consistent.
I've been criticized for not having perspective in the past and I thought that of myself many times but not there.
I always felt tennis and winning was a byproduct of doing everything right.
Every now and then I will play; I try to focus on charitable work. I might do it because it's an offer I can't refuse, so I rally and try to stay in shape and keep myself active.
My only good result in 1997 was marrying Brooke Shields.
Tennis is one of the only sports in America where the sport doesn't grow with the size of the person - it just forces you to swallow the whole pill.
I've been cheered by thousands, booed by thousands, but nothing feels as bad as the booing inside your own head during those ten minutes before you fall asleep.
It means a lot to you, to be out there.
The highs are pretty high, and the lows are pretty low. You know, it's easy to feel like you let the team down. I mean, at the end of the day we still got to figure out a way to get through the tie.
Hitting a ball dead perfect - the only peace.
This is the only perfection there is, the perfection of helping others.
It's easier to live with disappointment than regret.
I had my moments for sure but I wasn't confrontational.
And sometimes you get on the court and you'd find yourself very confrontational. It was all a discovery.