I had no natural gift to be anything — not an athlete, not an actor, not a writer, not a director, a painter of garden porches — not anything. So I've worked really hard, because nothing ever came easily to me.
I could have been a serious athlete, only to have my promise cut short when I discovered Woodbines and women. Thankfully I have long since given up the former, and the latter have long since given up on me—except, of course, for the lovely Lady Stratford, who for reasons beyond my comprehension still tolerates my presence.lord stratford
I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration, and took the time necessary to learn karate and became a world champion.chuck norris
I'm not an athlete, more a gymnast and golfer, soldered together.David Bryant
One of the redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining what is humanly possible.lance armstrong
Life, to me, is a series of false limits and my challenge as an athlete is to explore those limits on a bike.lance armstrong
My worst vice is gluttony. I try to keep myself under control because I’m an athlete, but once a week I like to pig out and act like a normal person.gianluigi buffon
Paula, your retirement is the one that every athlete dreams.milagros cabral
We are witnessing history. This is the most dominant athlete on planet earth today.roger federer
No athlete is crowned but in the sweat of his brow.jerome
I ain't an athlete, lady. I'm a ballplayer.
That's what I wanted! I wanted to be an athlete , I wanted the girls to like me, and I wanted to be able to get good grades in school, and this man said I could do all that.jack la lanne
Thy money, thy office, thy reputation are nothing; put away these phantom clothings, and stand like an athlete stripped for the battle.john lancaster spalding
I found it very moving and inspiring to see a humble priest proclaimed a saint in the presence of hundreds of thousands of people. I think the message is clear: when people are living their lives in a manner where they are fulfilling their responsibilities, being good husbands, sons or daughters, they are doing something very important in God’s eyes. You don’t have to be a rock star or an athlete to live your life right.”
...when I was younger I used to wrestle, and I feel that it contributed to my athletic ability because as a wrestler you have to be an all-encompassed athlete. You need stamina, strength, endurance and mental capacity. You also have to learn how to adapt in any situation. In the book, that's how all the sports helped me in my strategies for football and life.
The endurance athlete is the ultimate realist.
Downey's Holmes is at once more dissolute and more fit than previous incarnations . Holmes' canonical devotion to cocaine is here augmented by other drugs and a great deal of booze . Yet Holmes has the body of a lithe athlete , the skills of a gymnast and the pugilism of a world champion.
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.Emil Zatopek
A competitive athlete is painful to look at; trying hard to become an animal rather than a man, he will never be as fast as a cheetah or as strong as an ox.nassim nicholas taleb