When I was young, I never bought records because my brother Joseph played saxophone and had a record player. I loved listening to his records: The Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington, all the big American jazz bands, and vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Ernestine Anderson, and Kitty White, a singer from the US who was a friend of Nina Simone. Nobody in America seems to know about her, but she was quite popular in South Africa.
Clemente could field the ball in New York and throw out a guy in Pennsylvania. He was a great player and deserved a longer life.roberto clemente
In soccer, the blindest player is the one who sees nothing but the ball.nelson rodrigues
I have a lot of respect for Ovechkin as a player. I like his enthusiasm. I know the kid has a zest for life and a joy for the game.alexander ovechkin
Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pelé. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.pelé
No foteball player be used or suffered within the City of London and the liberties thereof upon pain of imprisonment.Elizabeth I
His win today at the French Open, tying Pete Sampras’s record for major titles and the completion of a career grand slam firmly places him in a special place as the greatest player of all time. He has earned his place and he has proven he belongs. Roger is a champion for the ages.roger federer
He had developed his own limited, or very simple style. He was never very keen on improving himself as a bass player and half the time I would play bass on the records because I would tend to do it quicker. Right back to those early records; I mean, at least half the bass on all recorded output is me anyway. … Rog used to come in and say, "Thank you very much" to me once in a while for winning him bass-playing polls.david gilmour
I'm a rugby player, really, and I knew I was going to get to him, and when he was about two yards away I just put my head down. There was no malice. I was going for the ball with my head, which I understand is a legitimate move in soccer.Boris Johnson
Chess improves strategic thinking, attention span, patience, camaraderie and sportsmanship. Maurice Ashley is not only an international grand master as a player but also as a teacher and activist.maurice ashley
I never played anyone playing that fast. He doesn’t have any weaknesses at all. He really deserves to be called the best player of all time.roger federer
I've reached the pinnacle of my career. I just feel that I don't have anything else to prove. When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense of 'to prove something' as a basketball player, it's time for me to move away from the game of basketball.Michael Jordan
C'mon, people, you can't show the player a really big bomb and not let them blow it upgabe newell
I would never deny that Jack Nicklaus is the greatest player who ever lived.gary player
Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.casey stengel
Totti is a fantastic player." "I am proud to play in a team with a player like him who is the symbol of Roma and that means a lot to the fans of this club. The modern game has changed a lot, but I think it is critical to a club with a player who is much like Totti at Roma or Maldini at Milan. Money is important in football, but there are other things more important value for an entity."francesco totti
You ask me: 'Was he a fair player?' I say: 'No, I'm sorry, for me he was not a fair player.' I just think I respect him highly as a quality player. I did not like some things he did on the football pitch and I have the right to say that. It's not because you are older, suddenly, that you are a saint.arsène wenger
The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered as an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the moment he committed the crime.alexander alekhine
The players in a game are said to be in strategic equilibrium (or simply equilibrium) when their play is mutually optimal : when the actions and plans of each player are rational in the given strategic environment – i.e., when each knows the actions and plans of the others.robert aumann
I think he's a great guitarist, a great musician and an excellent keyboard player which most people don't know. But he knows what sets him apart from everybody is that he's a brilliant writer. Part of that is having a vision to put it across onstage as a performer, too.Bruce Springsteen
Vivitur ingenio , that damn'd motto there Seduced me first to be a wicked player.
[player: I'll try.] You are the Chosen One. You must do.
"When it's over I just want to be able to look in the mirror and say, 'Well, you were a half-decent player.'" paul scholes