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Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. Michael Jordan, athlete
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It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way. Antonio Davis, athlete
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I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan, athlete
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If you're going to win games, you're going to have to come up with the big hits. That's the bottom line. Derek Jeter, athlete
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Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal. George Will, journalist
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I just think winners win. And guys who won all the way through high school and college, the best player at every level, they have a way of making things happen and winning games. Tony Dungy, coach
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As long as there are games to play it is not over. Alex Ferguson, coach
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The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well. Pierre de Coubertin, leader
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Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent. Dave Barry, journalist
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I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot. Kobe Bryant, athlete
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It's a weird scene. You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking you about Vietnam and race relations. Vida Blue, athlete
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The more games you coach, the more comfortable you feel. Scott Brooks, coach
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There's been a lot of talk of me being a one-man show but that's simply not the case. We win games when I score 40 points and we've won when I score 10. Kobe Bryant, athlete
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I grew up in the Cayman Islands. I didn't play video games or watch TV. I would basically come home from school, throw down my backpack, grab my machete, and go hike and chop down trees to make a fort. Armie Hammer, actor
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Games lubricate the body and the mind. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games. Casey Stengel, athlete
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A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December. Earl Weaver, coach
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The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers. Earl Weaver, coach
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Tell me the truth - do you think I've lost my Southern accent? I feel it comes back to me only when I'm shouting at fights or at baseball games. Cleo Moore, actress
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There is a vast difference between games and play. Play is played for fun, but games are deadly serious and you do not play them to enjoy yourself. Maurice Baring,
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A lot of rookies hit the wall after 50 or 60 games. Andrew Bogut, athlete
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Football players win football games. Chuck Knox,
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We have drained common sense out of our politics. The more we focus on tactics and games, the more good people check out and give up. Deval Patrick,
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Good pitchers, after a tough outing, bounce back. Real good pitchers don't let too many poor games get in there. Don Cooper, athlete
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We can't worry about who we don't have. We have to go into these games with the guys we have. Terry Porter, coach
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I'll be here in my home with three big screens. I'll be watching three games at a time, and when they're over, I'll look at three more. Hayden Fry, coach
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The Xbox 360 is the first console that I've ever worked with that actually has development tools that are better for games than what we've had on PC. John Carmack, scientist
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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, celebrity
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Quite simply the Games are the biggest opportunity sport in this country has ever had. It is one that we must not squander. Sebastian Coe, politician
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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, politician
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I was a very happy child, so to speak. But, since we didn't have video games or television, and very little radio, in terms of a form of entertainment, I used to read a lot and I would draw a lot, and those two things used to occupy my time. Mako, actor
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People care about my personal life. But really I'm dorky! I drink beer and go to football games. And ya know, sit in my house in a t-shirt on the weekends and play with my dog! Sophia Bush, actress
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I played football for a team called the East Dragons on the east side of town. We only had six regular season games. And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games. That's when I knew I had some athletic ability. LeBron James, athlete
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I think video games and that stuff should be as violent as possible, but age-appropriate. It should be realistic. When it's not realistic you run into kids running around shooting people and not realizing the consequences. Darren Aronofsky, director
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We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, realize that it's not just my way or the highway. Barack Obama, president
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There's a handful of situations already in two games - some hits I don't need to take - and I'm taking them because I'm stringing out the play. Mark Sanchez, athlete
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We talked about some of our experiences, focusing, hanging together down the stretch, important games. It's not necessarily who has the most talent but what team sticks together and executes their fundamentals the best. Tony Dungy, coach
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To win those big games you're going to have to complete some third-down passes, you're going to have to be able to get some explosive games in the passing game. Tony Dungy, coach
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I learned from Chuck Noll in Pittsburgh that speed and explosiveness on defense is the way to build a team. Both are difficult for your opponent to assimilate in practice and then in games it is even harder to match. Tony Dungy, coach
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I'm still no good at ball-and-stick games. If I go play golf with the guys, it's intended to be a joke. Neil Peart, musician
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I've been on teams that lost a hundred games in a season. I've been on teams that had a shot to make the playoffs and fizzled out at the end. Chili Davis, athlete
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The bottom line is winning. I want to do what we need to do to win football games. Mike Singletary, athlete
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It's very important that you focus on winning games and being consistent down the stretch. I think that's what we're focused on. All of the other stuff about who wins and who loses and how many wins do we need, if we're focusing on that, then that's not good. Mike Singletary, athlete
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You play 20 games, you have one bad game, I think any team in this league will live with that. Scott Brooks, coach
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Mind games to me are overrated. Scott Brooks, coach
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I was able to do Classics, the U.S. national championships and the Pan American Games and feel like I improved with each meet, but I was still struggling with a lot of residual pain from the two surgeries. Shawn Johnson, athlete
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If I had a day to myself I would just play video games with my brothers. Jeremy Lin, athlete
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I got addicted to Tetris, playing it in my basement, I was missing all these airplane flights over it. After the fourth one that I missed, I realized I needed to get rid of this thing - so ever since then, I don't play video games any more. Bam Margera, celebrity
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'The Hunger Games' for me is I love the books so much and the character and the story were incredible. That's kind of the game plan is just do really interesting stories with interesting characters. Josh Hutcherson, actor
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I'm not a very fancy person. I've been a writer a long time, and right now 'The Hunger Games' is getting a lot of focus. It'll pass. The focus will be on something else. It'll shift. It always does. And that seems just fine. Suzanne Collins, novelist
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I've just had the opportunity to see the finished film of 'The Hunger Games.' I'm really happy with how it turned out. I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another. Suzanne Collins, novelist
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The film opens up the world beyond Katniss' point of view, allowing the audience access to the happenings of places like the Hunger Games control room and President Snow's rose garden, thereby adding a new dimension to the story. Suzanne Collins, novelist
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But then southern hemisphere teams are more skilful than their northern hemisphere counterparts, which means games can be easier to referee. Alan Lewis, athlete
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As of right now, I have no desire. I've watched several games and played pickup ball thinking I'd have the feeling I'd like to get back, but I didn't have that feeling. I don't really miss the game. Antonio Davis, athlete
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If these are the last 34 games of my NBA career, I want them played as tough as I can. Antonio Davis, athlete
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I have figured out it's not what you do on the field, it's how many games you play in. Eric Davis, athlete
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My only goal is to play 162 games and help this team win. If I can do that, everything will take care of itself. Eric Davis, athlete
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The fans of 'The Hunger Games,' of the book, are very passionate. It's funny: Even at my concerts there are people holding up 'Cinna' signs. Lenny Kravitz, musician
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Poker has such an element of competitivness that other games don't have. Chris Moneymaker, celebrity
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Games are not so bad because the adrenalin keeps you going, but training on a daily basis when every time you move it hurts, that is a real battle. John Terry, athlete
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When you're winning games, everyone thinks everything the manager says and does is fantastic. Then it goes the other way, and those earlier criticisms of players can backfire. Gary Lineker, athlete
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I'm comfortable with the hold 'em, Omaha and stud high-low. But the other two games aren't my strongest games. I'm not comfortable at all with razz or stud. Chris Moneymaker, celebrity
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I actually do quite well in Omaha. It's one of my better games. I love pot-limit Omaha and Omaha high-low. I do quite well in them. If I play in a casino, I usually play some kind of mixed game with Omaha and hold 'em. Chris Moneymaker, celebrity
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I would like to thank the Commonwealth Games Federation for the very fair manner in which this matter has been dealt with. Kim Collins, athlete
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I don't want to play games with anybody, to our fans, to Pierre Lacroix, or any other NHL team that might have interest in me. Patrick Roy, athlete
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I am terrible at video games and I am really competitive. And if I am not the best at something, I go absolutely crazy! Gemma Arterton, actress
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There were probably a few games I played where I should not have played, because of some nagging injuries or something. I used to always talk the managers into playing me, because I wanted to play so badly. Gary Carter,
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I was at the Olympic Games winning medals and I still doubted my image. I doubted what I looked like. That's sad. Shawn Johnson, athlete
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Many track and field people know that if I stay relaxed and run my race like I'm supposed to, I will be the winner at the Olympic Games. Asafa Powell, athlete
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I am almost 30 so I am approaching this one as if it will be my last Olympic Games. I want to put out 110 percent to make sure that I am up at the top. Asafa Powell, athlete
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I grew up on games like Madden and NBA Jam, then moved on to NFL 2K on Dreamcast. The game I really loved was Virtua Tennis. Chris Paul, athlete
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Video games and computers have become babysitters for kids. Taylor Kitsch, actor
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I would say I'm pretty much the exact same as the stereotypical American kid. I mean I'm really lazy, I play a lot of video games, I like girls. I like, you know, the violence and action type thing. Callan McAuliffe, actor
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'The Hunger Games' isn't for everybody. But neither is 'Anna Karenina.' Mary Schmich, journalist
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I hope the BWF (Badminton World Federation) will seriously do something about the Olympic qualifying format or risk getting badminton dropped from the Games. Taufik Hidayat, athlete
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The Olympic games are already there and we don't have even half of what you need to train well. Dayron Robles, athlete
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I've got to read the 'Hunger Games' before I see the movie. Misty May-Treanor, athlete
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I'm so over the moon that I have the opportunity to represent my country at a third Olympic Games. Libby Trickett, athlete
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The pressure of the Olympic Games is real overwhelming. Natalie Coughlin, athlete
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I have no intention of letting this decision change the way that I approach my training and preparation for games, but the time has come for me to realise that I have gone as far as I can go with this England team. Jonny Wilkinson, athlete
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I like to play board games a lot with my girl, things like that. We attempt to cook. And even if it goes wrong, it doesn't matter because it's the time you spend doing it that's important. Sam Worthington, actor
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When you get to an event like the Olympic Games, you can put too much pressure on yourself. Eric Shanteau, athlete
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There's a lot more to life than just the Olympic Games. Eric Shanteau, athlete
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I didn't play video games because my parents didn't allow it. That was banned from my childhood experience. Kristin Kreuk, actress
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I have always had a dream to take part in an Olympic Games, and losing my leg didn't change anything. Natalie du Toit, athlete
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It's been a dream for me since I was six years old to go to the Olympic Games and to finally have that dream realised is something massive for me. Natalie du Toit, athlete
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I have to leave the games now if the announcer says something I don't agree with. I'm thinking, 'Peyton, it is not healthy to be all worked up before a game.' Peyton Manning, athlete
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I play games. Shaun White, snowboarder
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When I'm on planes, I'd talk to people and I'd tell them I compete in the X Games. Some would know what it was, but maybe half didn't. But everyone knows about the Olympics. They're really like the X Games for the world! Shaun White, snowboarder
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There are plenty of skills I've learned from playing video games. It's more interactive than watching TV, because there are problems to solve as you're using your brain. Shaun White, snowboarder
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Games have always a big part of my life. I was that kid freaking out over his new Nintendo. Shaun White, snowboarder
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I'm not super social, don't really go to parties, or basketball games, or football games very often, the big social occasions. Taylor Phinney, athlete
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My mom didn't let me play video games growing up, so now I do. Gaming gives me a chance to just let go, blow somebody up and fight somebody from another dimension. It's all escapism. Wayne Brady, comedian
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I'm just a big homebody and love word games like Scrabble and Boggle. Sung Hi Lee, model
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I retire with a smile on my face, in good health, and ready to spend autumns at my kids' games instead of my own. I'm excited to start the next chapter of my life. Drew Bledsoe, athlete
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We turn off the TV, video games and computer - except for homework - during the week. The TV's reserved for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday just because that's the time to do homework, and it makes it that much less chaotic in our house. Candace Cameron Bure, actress
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I'm into classic games like Donkey Kong, and also collect vintage tour t-shirts - everything from Olivia Newton-John to Duran Duran. I've got a Chicago one worth $100. Michael Rosenbaum, actor
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Most ball games are lost, not won. Casey Stengel, athlete
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You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games. Harry Caray, entertainer
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If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. Erma Bombeck, journalist
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All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake. Indira Gandhi, politician
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Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners. John Steinbeck, author
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It is in games that many men discover their paradise. Robert Wilson Lynd, writer
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Those market researchers... are playing games with you and me and with this entire country. Their so-called samples of opinion are no more accurate or reliable than my grandmother's big toe was when it came to predicting the weather. Dan Rather, journalist
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The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them. Hank Aaron, athlete
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Most one run games are lost, not won. Gene Mauch, athlete
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I won twenty-eight games in thirty-five and I couldn't believe my eyes when the Cards sent me a contract with a cut in salary. Mr Rickey said I deserved a cut because I didn't win thirty games. Dizzy Dean, athlete
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Hell, if I didn't drink drink or smoke, I'd win twenty games every year. It's easy when you don't drink or smoke or horse around. Whitey Ford, athlete
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Kids don't learn the fundamentals of baseball at the games anymore. Bill Lee, athlete
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Twenty games is the magic figure for pitchers - .300 is the magic figures for batters. It pays off in salary and reputation. And those are the two things that keep a ballplayer in business. Warren Spahn, athlete
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Today's Little Leaguers, and there are millions of them each year, pick up how to hit and throw and field just by watching games on TV. By the time they're out of high school, the good ones are almost ready to play professional ball. Mickey Mantle, athlete
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Baseball hasn't forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven't lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times. Bob Uecker, athlete
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Man, if I made one million dollars I would come in at six in the morning, sweep the stands, wash the uniforms, clean out the office, manage the team and play the games. Duke Snider, athlete
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The team that wins two-thirds of its one run games usually wins the pennant. Pete Rose, athlete
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I'll play out the string and leave baseball without a tear. A man can't play games his whole life. Brooks Robinson, athlete
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There are one-hundred fifty-four games in a season and you can find one-hundred fifty-four reasons why your team should have won every one of them. Bill Klem, athlete
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If you never concede a goal, you're going to win more games than you lose. Bobby Moore, athlete
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It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication. Herb Elliott, athlete
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The Olympic Games is the ultimate level of competition. Russell Mark,
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The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them. Pierre de Coubertin, leader
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The Games were created for the glorification of the individual champion. Pierre de Coubertin, leader
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The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity. Pierre de Coubertin, leader
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Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history. Pierre de Coubertin, leader
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For too long the world has failed to recognise that the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are about fine athletics and fine art. Avery Brundage, athlete
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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. Avery Brundage, athlete
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Nothing I have done professionally will top the feeling I got when singing with John Farnham at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Olivia Newton-John, musician
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You must invent your own games and teach us old ones how to play. Nikki Giovanni, poet
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Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names. Charles Barkley, athlete
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The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete. Pierre de Coubertin, leader
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It should be noted that children at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
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I spent my whole life trying to play the games males play. Elisabeth Shue, actress
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Oh, the miraculous energy that flows between two people who care enough to get beyond surfaces and games, who are willing to take the risks of being totally open, of listening, of responding with the whole heart. How much we can do for each other. Alex Noble,
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We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games. But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children, where their effects can be negative. Herb Kohl, politician
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Money is not everything. My ambition was football itself, not the money I'd make from it. If that brings me and my family a more comfortable lifestyle, then that's fine. But I don't spend my time between games and training sessions thinking about figures. Alessandro Del Piero, athlete
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Players lose you games, not tactics. There's so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes. Brian Clough, athlete
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Some people think its just fun and games and others don't know how much I pushed to get here. They have to be in my shoes, but by listening to my music they can find out. Chingy, musician
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The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games. Eugene Jarvis, scientist
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I completely love playing and designing games and always will. I am so into games that I listen to game music all day. That may sound strange, but you can guarantee I'm a hardcore gamer and would never let you down by designing a crappy title. John Romero, inventor
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I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports. Vince Carter, athlete
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Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock-n-roll. Shigeru Miyamoto, designer
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I wasn't playing mind games with anybody, I just said what I said. I am responsible for it, but I wish everybody would fall asleep for that one and let me go out there and do my thing. Pedro Martinez, athlete
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Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant. Jim Cole,
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I used to collect hockey cards. It was like Vegas at my school. You'd go to school with your box of cards, and at recess and lunchtime there were all these games we'd play. Steve Nash, athlete
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If you had to point to one thing that made it less likely that the Red Sox would win the World Series, I would say it was those people that go to Fenway Park to watch the games. And then the media around it. Michael Lewis,
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I live in L.A., so I go to basketball games. But I love baseball. Penny Marshall, actress
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If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you. Paul Bryant, coach
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If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose. Derek Jeter, athlete
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If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music. Marcus Brigstocke,
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Time is a game played beautifully by children. Heraclitus, philosopher
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Everybody says that it takes a loss to lose and I think it did take a loss for us to lose in a sense. But overall, when we win games here at Duke, and we don't play well, we might as well have lost the game. Jason Williams, athlete
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