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Quotes and sayings from famous croatian authors
Sometimes your disappointments make you a stronger person for the future. Blanka Vlasic

I like so much wearing heels, legs look so much better, everything looks better. But it's only recently I've had the courage to do that. Blanka Vlasic

You can't slow the game here. It's grass, it's always going to be fast. Goran Ivanisevic

Winning Wimbledon was a great feeling and it is still a great feeling. It has given me so much confidence. Goran Ivanisevic

I am the only girl in the family so everyone pampered me. Blanka Vlasic

People don't come to stadiums only to see results. They come to see a reaction, they want to see we are also human, that we can cry or laugh. Blanka Vlasic

The estimated loss of up to six million dead is founded too much on both emotional, biased testimonies and on exaggerated data in the postwar reckonings of war crimes and on the squaring of accounts with the defeated. Franjo Tudjman

Thank god my wife is neither a Serb nor a Jew. Franjo Tudjman
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It's fun to be there with the guys, to practice with them, arrange the balls, do this, do that, but when you play you can get some of this nervousness out of your system. Goran Ivanisevic

As soon as I step on the court I just try to play tennis and don't find excuses. You know, I just lost because I lost, not because my arm was sore. Goran Ivanisevic
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If a great part comes up and the guy's meant to have an Eastern European accent, great; but if it's a bad part I won't take it. Goran Visnjic

Acting is my job. Goran Visnjic

I'm always trying to be a good ambassador for my country. Goran Visnjic

All I ever wanted to do was act. Goran Visnjic
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I realized that health is the most important thing and that all the other things come with time if you are devoted enough. Blanka Vlasic
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The Olympics must be my curse or something. Blanka Vlasic
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I believe the reason for my early independence is sport, through which I learnt at an early stage to take care of myself and be disciplined. Blanka Vlasic

Competing helps me to polish my shape. Blanka Vlasic

A good career is a long-lasting career. When you're there in every competition doing a good job you're a part of an elite, and that's the most important thing. Blanka Vlasic

People like scandals. Blanka Vlasic

Since I became a favorite in every race, it's just another burden that I have to bear. Blanka Vlasic

I don't rank competitions - every single one is the Olympics to me. Blanka Vlasic

The best book I read this year was 'The Da Vinci Code.' Goran Ivanisevic
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Since retiring I have spent a lot of time with my family, on my boat, and playing football. Goran Ivanisevic
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I must be the only player in the world who ever injured himself for a tournament by stepping on a shell on the beach. I don't know what I'm going to do. Goran Ivanisevic
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My sporting hero was Drazen Petrovic, the NBA basketball player, who was killed in a car accident in 1993. He was a good friend, an unbelievable player, and I dedicated my Wimbledon win to him. Goran Ivanisevic

There are not many Irish people playing tennis! Goran Ivanisevic
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If you are given a lot of money without having to work for it, you won't appreciate it as much as if you made it yourself. Goran Ivanisevic

At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can't say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy if we got any cake. Goran Ivanisevic
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While I didn't have everything that I wanted, I was still a happy kid. Goran Ivanisevic
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