You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.— Serena Williams
Unusual Competitive Sports quotations
The weird thing about rap is that you don't get compared in the same way that athletes do, even though it's probably the most competitive sport in music. In basketball, they look at a player and say: 'This guy was the best in his prime at this sport.' But in rap it's not until you're dead or retired that people think about it like that.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
The most important attribute a player must have is mental toughness.
I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated
In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.
I had to remind Gary Kristen often that he was in the covers to field against Sachin not to applaud him
Competition in its best form is a test of self.
It has nothing to do with medals. The winner is the person who gets the most out of themselves.
My definition of a sport is that it's a physical activity that involves competition. Since bodybuilders certainly train and then compete, we are certainly a sport.
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life.
The more I practice, the luckier I get.
I was told over and over again that I would never be successful, that I was not going to be competitive and the technique was simply not going to work. All I could do was shrug and say "We'll just have to see".
Soccer is a great game, and the rich variety of styles and passions that come with being truly global makes the World Cup a nonpareil event in the universe of competitive sport.
Competition is a painful thing, but it produces great results.
The Six W's: Work will win when wishing won't.
Running is perhaps the most fundamental of all sports, and it is economically the least costly to perform. As a consequence, it is the most democratic and most competitive of all sports because individual merit can prevail despite economic equality. It is a sport for everyone, the whole world over.
Skateboarding has nothing to do with competition or sport.
It has to do with trying to stay as immature as you can for the rest of your life. It's kind of a lame thing to say, but it really is.
When your Islamic discourse with someone becomes a debate, that's when you know that you have to stop. The psychology of a debate is like a sports competition, and no one likes to lose. So even if you make a good point, the other person isn't going to congratulate you. They are thinking about revenge.
The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.
So I developed very early a massive inferiority complex, and I've told the story often about how that inspired me later in life to get involved in other things, because I couldn't out-do my brothers in sports, and it's a very competitive relationship.
We need to look at our nannying, mollycoddled, politically correct culture in my view, which stops kids from going out and playing competitive sport. I also think we need to look at the shear fatness of the regulations which control people who want to help kids play sport.
We play with enthusiasm and recklessness.
We aren't afraid to lose. If we win, great; but win or lose, it is the competition that gives us pleasure.
I love tennis! I've always felt like this because it is such a classy sport with a great, competitive flair to it.
The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.
It's not how big you are, it's how big you play.
Masters of one art have mastered all because they have mastered themselves.
With dominion over both mind and muscle, they demonstrate power, serenity, and spirit. They not only have talent for their sport, they have an expanded capacity for life. The experts shine in the competitive arena; the masters shine everywhere.
Competitive toughness is an acquired skill and not an inherited gift.
The most important thing I learned [from running] is that there is only one runner in this race, and that is me.
You've got to look for tough competition. You've got to want to beat the best.
I know how difficult my rookie year in the NFL was and I know how competitive this sport is.
UFC is not a competitor to the WWE because we are entertainment and UFC is competitive sport. It's very different.
I have found life highly competitive.
I accept it. It is useless, merely a hypocritical humbug, to sincerely wish your opponent to win. If you are out to win you are better not wanting to know your opponent, much less grow to like him - and wish him, honestly success over you. I have never functioned that way.
There is no such thing as life in-between.
The unique thing about bodybuilding is that when I compete it is just me on a stage alone. There is no field, no bat, no ball, no skis, no skates. All other athletes have to use equipment, like a football. But I don't use anything in competition except myself. It's just me up there. Me alone. No coach. No nothing.