All I care about is that people are being entertained. It's not about being the world champion [in wrestling], it's about exciting the people. If you walk away entertained, then I did my job, and that's all I care about.— Randy Savage
Jittery World Champions quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.
I'm not thinking about coaching, I'm thinking about heading to Washington, watching the world champions and my brother coach
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
The great World Champions Morphy, Steinitz, and Lasker were past masters in the art of Pawn play; they had no superiors in their handling of endgames. The present World Champion has not the strength of the other three as an endgame player, and is therefore inferior to them.
We're going to be World Champions...forever.
The cherished dream of every chessplayer is to play a match with the World Champion. But here is the paradox: the closer you come to the realization of this goal, the less you think about it.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
The one-time cotton picker was now the heavyweight champion of the world.
What an honor it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world.
It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
Last night at WrestleMania, in front of 68,000 people, I defeated Chris Jericho and became the Undisputed World Wrestling Federation Champion. And all of the doubts went away, because I proved to myself, I proved to the world, I proved to Chris Jericho that I AM The Game, and apparently I am THAT...DAMN...GOOD!
Champions come and go, but to be legendary you got to have heart, more heart than the next man, more than anyone in the world.
One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people - men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
A passed pawn increase in strength as the number of pieces on the board diminishes.
What could be better than walking down any street in any city and knowing you're the heavyweight champion of the world?
The loss of my childhood was the price for becoming the youngest world champion in history. When you have to fight every day from a young age, your soul can be contaminated. I lost my childhood. I never really had it. Today I have to be careful not to become cruel, because I became a soldier too early.
Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles.
In the world there are believers and then there are non-believers.
For all of you non-believers out there, I have something to say to you...never underestimate the heart of a champion.
You must realize one thing. In every little village in the world there are great potential champions who only need motivation, development and good exercise evaluation.
Anyone will succeed in whatever field of endeavor in life by acquiring the same virtues and character that boxing world champions do - dedication, perseverance, courage, extreme self-discipline and prayers
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
The first great chess players, including the world champion, got by perfectly well without constant coaches.
All these nice people saying I'm going to be world champion won't make me any faster, you have to believe it yourself.
Jay Lethal doing that Black Machsimo character, as good as that was, it was fantastic and so entertaining. But now Jay Lethal has turned himself into this very formidable, dominant world champion, who is having some of the best matches in the entire world. So it's really cool.
In a world where you can be anything - be kind.
Believing in myself and not to be afraid of taking any risks.
I have to be better than the average person to succeed. That’s why I chose bodybuilding. If I became a world champion, if I could win admiration from my peers, I could do anything.
I studied every move, I became fascinated by thinking what I could have done differently. And I take that approach now as a professional. I am on it, all the time, never stop thinking, learning. You don't get to be world champion unless you do that.
There are dangers in sentimentalizing nature.
Most sentimental ideas imply, at bottom, a deep if unacknowledged disrespect. It is no accident that we Americans, probably the world's champion sentimentalizers about nature, are at one and the same time probably the world's most voracious and disrespectful destroyers of wild and rural countryside.
Be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios.
I have a feeling we are going to be world champions, I can't really explain why.
Brazil are probably the best team in the world in terms of individual players. But the team with the most gifted players do not always win.
For inspiration I look to those great players who consistently found original ways to shock their opponents. None did this better than the eighth world champion, Mikhail Tal. The "Magician of Riga" rose to become champion in 1960 at age twenty-three and became famous for his aggressive, volatile play.
I've been training super hard at the Lopez Taekwondo Academy in Houston, which belongs to my brother Jean. For me, I think confidence is the biggest thing; it's all mental. I train with the best of the best, including my brother Steven, a five-time world champion who won Olympic gold medals.
To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing
By this measure (on the gap between Fischer & his contemporaries), I consider him the greatest world champion
The truth is that I don't have a favourite goal.
I remember important goals more than I do favourite goals, like goals in the Champions League where I had the opportunity to have scored in both finals I have played in. Finals in the World Cup or Copa del Rey are the ones that have stayed with me for longer or that I remember more.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
The Youngest World Heavyweight Champion in History!
I wasn't born a world champion. I just worked really hard to become one.
In the history of each sport, the heroes who win the Olympic gold medal are the ones we remember. Nobody remembers the World Champion 25 years ago, but everyone remembers who the Olympic Champions were, even 100 years ago.
Since the age of four, I've been exploring what I can do with the written word: everything from championing literacy and youth voice to raising awareness about world hunger.
The scientific picture of the world championed since the Enlightenment is not just wrong but massively wrong. Indeed entire fields of inquiry, especially in the human sciences, will need to be rethought from the ground up in terms of intelligent design.