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"I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me."

"Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown."

"In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are."

"Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't really consider the amount of work required to stay tops."

"In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best."
 

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alfajeffster said:
"I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me."

"Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown."

"In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are."

"Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't really consider the amount of work required to stay tops."

"In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best."

Interesting quotes. The one I hilighted certainly isn't true anymore.

I also, like her one about winning a title. :)
 

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alfajeffster said:
"I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me."

"Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown."

"In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are."

"Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't really consider the amount of work required to stay tops."

"In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best."

I have always loved, admired and respected Ms. Gibson, and what she accomplished in her "Tennis career". And, then to pursue "Golf", with the same determination was truely awesome. History can only "guess" at how many major titles she might have won, had there been "no discrimination. I am particularly fond of the quote I highlighted.
 
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