A clean, hard-fought wrestling match is the most honest of athletic contests. There is no technological interventions, no teammates to blame, no panel of judges to bias the score. In wrestling, you compete or you quit. No alibis. I like that— Dan Gable
Pioneering Contestant quotations
The desire for security and the fear of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.
Life is a giant popularity contest
Better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in.
There are no contests in the Art of Peace.
A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.
In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
At the end of the day it's not a weight contest, it's a visual contest.
And it doesn't matter what you say you weigh, if you don't look that big then you don't look that big.
Competing is intense among humans, and within a group, selfish individuals always win. But in contests between groups, groups of altruists always beat groups of selfish individuals.
Psychopaths view any social exchange as a ‘feeding opportunity,’ a contest or a test of wills in which there can be only one winner. Their motives are to manipulate and take, ruthlessly and without remorse.
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.
I never set limits or created mental barriers.
You may have read that I imagined my biceps as big as mountain peaks when I did my curling exercises. This visualization process was essential if I was to gain the kind of mass and size I needed to win the mr Olympia contest against monsters like Sergio Olivia and Lou ferrigno.
I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.
Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
Leadership is not a popularity contest;
it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title
It is impossible to win a contest with a helpless opponent since if you win you have won nothing.
I like intelligent women. When you go out, it shouldn't be a staring contest.
You ever see 'The Dating Game'? That's a weird game show.
The prize on that show: another contestant. Talk about cheap.
We only have one story. All novels, all poetry are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil.
The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air.
This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions.
There are in truth three states of the converted: the beginning, the middle, and the perfection. In the beginning they experience the charms of sweetness; in the middle the contests of temptation; and in the end the fullness of perfection.
Charlie Chaplin and I would have a friendly contest: Who could do the feature film with the least subtitles?
I had ordered long legs, but they never arrived.
My eyes are weird too, one is gray and the other is green. I have a crooked smile and my nose looks like a ski slope. No, I would not win a Miss contest.
Emulation is a handsome passion; it is enterprising, but just withal. It keeps a man within the terms of honor, and makes the contest for glory just and generous. He strives to excel, but it is by raising himself, not by depressing others.
When I played ball, I didn't play for fun.
. . . It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
There will always be people who can do it better than you, but that's a good thing! Start to see competition as inspiration — without envy.
But I now think what I was doing, in a completely unconscious way, was getting off the turf where my husband and I might be rivals. We were both working in fiction... so I look back and I see that I consciously vacated the contested ground.
Why that would be like challenging Bing Crosby to a singing contest,wouldn't it
People understand contests. You take a bunch of kids throwing rocks at random and people look askance, but if you go and hold a rock-throwing contest - people understand that.
I opened-up a yogurt, underneath the lid it said, "Please try again.
" because they were having a contest that I was unaware of. I thought maybe I opened the yogurt wrong. ...Or maybe Yoplait was trying to inspire me... "Come on Mitchell, don't give up!" An inspirational message from your friends at Yoplait, fruit on the bottom, hope on top.
The music teacher thought I sang like a goat.
It was kind of devastating. A few months after that, I participated in a music contest and won. I took my little trophy to school and rubbed it in his nose. I said to him, "What do you say now?"
This is a strange pocket of the western world where it is still deemed utterly acceptable to take smart, successful women and reduce them to beauty pageant contestants.
Bodybuilding is men on a stage in their underwear wearing brown paint showing other men their muscles. It is training for appearance only, and at the contest level requires a degree of vanity, narcissism, and self-absorption that I find distasteful and odd
Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body.