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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2005, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Somebody please help identifying this quote!

I remember reading someone's signature on this board not too long ago. In their signature was a quote regarding the physical requirements of playing tennis. It mentioned how incredible the sport was due to all the multiple facets of physical conditioning required as well as hand eye-coordination, and then ended with something like "tennis is the most amazing sport from which to watch an athlete perform" i could be totally off with that last quote, but i've been reading endless threads to find it (i bet the poster changed it!)
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remember what you're talking about, specifically, something about a single shot in tennis being a nightmare of mechanical abilities -- it was indeed a good one, but no clue where to find it
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remember what you're talking about, specifically, something about a single shot in tennis being a nightmare of mechanical abilities -- it was indeed a good one, but no clue where to find it
yea that's the one! now to see if anyone else has the actual quote...

anyone? anyone?
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I'm pretty sure Justin Gimelstob said those things in his US Open blog. I can't remember the link for the blog, but I'm sure someone here knows it.

I also remember an article from Tennis magazine, talking about how tennis is the most frustratingly difficult sport to play. So maybe that's what you're looking for. If that's the case, go to www.tennis.com and search the archives.
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I'm the one who said, "The only hit that comes out of a Helen Lawson show is Helen Lawson, and that's ME, baby, remember?"

A few other gems that have been attributed to me:
"Tell that son of a bitch to get off his butt and earn his oats!"--you can use this in almost any situation with anyone. A very versatile statement.
"I think I'll sit this one out." A nice little phrase when you need to make a graceful exit.
"You should know, honey, didn't you just come out of the nuthouse?" When someone call you or someone else crazy, this is a great response. It only works if they've just been in rehab or a sanitarium, which in Hollywood, you have a 50/50 shot.
"Look, they drummed you right out of Hollywood, so, you come crawlin' back to Broad'way. But Broadway doesn't go for boooze and dope." Of limited use in the real world, but a killer line to lay on someone nonetheless if appropriate.
"You get outta my way, I got a guy waitin' for me." A great exit line no matter what the circumstance. One of my very, very best.

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A few gems from Garbo:

Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.

Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you're just fair game.

I don't want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures.

I wish I were supernaturally strong so I could put right everything that is wrong.

If only those who dream about Hollywood knew how difficult it all is.

Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.

The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secret elevators and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won't bother me.

There are some who want to get married and others who don't. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.


There is nothing more beautiful than Evonne Goolagong in full flight moving across a tennis court.
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A few gems from Garbo:
Also from the reclusive superstar:

"I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said, 'I want to be left alone.' There is a world of difference."

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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A few gems from Garbo:

Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.

Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you're just fair game.

I don't want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures.

I wish I were supernaturally strong so I could put right everything that is wrong.

If only those who dream about Hollywood knew how difficult it all is.

Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.

The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secret elevators and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won't bother me.

There are some who want to get married and others who don't. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.

I could never figure out how she lived so long and so well without working or doing like cigarette ads. Oh, that's right, no MA, FLORENCE, or that deadbeat JESS BARKER bleeding her dry!!

Whitney Houston and her receipts:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthrea...17447&page=324
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I could never figure out how she lived so long and so well without working or doing like cigarette ads. Oh, that's right, no MA, FLORENCE, or that deadbeat JESS BARKER bleeding her dry!!


Garbo was actually one of the most intelligent stars in Hollywood. She negotiated contract rights with Louis B. Mayer with great detail and acumen- actually owning box office and other royalty rights to her films that was unheard of in the studio system days. I always liked Mayer's quote when a director asked why he put up with the demands, "you never hear a peep from the duds!" Greta also (rather shrewdly) purchased quite a bit of prime real estate in and around LA, which to this day just keeps escalating in value. The woman didn't need to work.

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