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1. "We want to make sure our athletes have a future once their athletics careers are over."
Author: Alberto Juantorena
2. "If we carry on filling up the calendar, we keep on pushing the athlete, we shorten the athletes longevity. The risk is to shorten a career that could have lasted 10 years because the athlete is burnt out."
Author: Alberto Juantorena
3. "A lot of athletes use sports psychologists."
Author: Andy Murray
4. "First of all, I really never imagined myself being a professional athlete."
Author: Bo Jackson
5. "I'm not Carl Lewis the athlete any more. I'm growing into a new person with new interests and new goals."
Author: Carl Lewis
6. "A novelist is similar to a triathlete. Train hard every day. You will be timed and measured. Budget to promote, grow, and be without fear."
Author: Caroline Gerardo
7. "Athletes are born winners, there not born loosers, and the sooner you understand this, the faster you can take on a winning attitude and become sucessful in life."
Author: Charles R. Sledge Jr.
8. "I like to push characters to extremes so they have to make really tough decisions and there is no life more extreme than that of an athlete."
Author: Chris Cleave
9. "Carisoprodol. Comes in a white tablet like a big-ass vitamin, 350 mg of muscle liquefier for those tense, recovering athletes and furniture movers. Too much, and those relaxed muscles include your diaphragm, then your heart."
Author: Craig Clevenger
10. "We're often portrayed as rich, spoiled athletes who play a game for too much money."
Author: David Duval
11. "Athlete or not, I'm going to make sure you know how to read."
Author: David Lubar
12. "I'd like to see the high schools put in a rule that limits recruitable athletes from playing on teams outside a 100-mile radius from their home or school."
Author: Dean Smith
13. "Athletes know kids look up to them, and it's important for athletes to be responsible."
Author: Deion Sanders
14. "I talk to student-athletes. I try to get them to remember that they're not just athletes, but student-athletes. You need to get an education, keep your hands clean and try to represent the university."
Author: Earl Campbell
15. "Forgiveness takes intelligence, discipline, imagination, and persistence, as well as a special psychological strength, something athletes call mental toughness and warriors call courage."
Author: Edward M. Hallowell
16. "Meditation practice is like piano scales, basketball drills, ballroom dance class. Practice requires discipline; it can be tedious; it is necessary. After you have practiced enough, you become more skilled at the art form itself. You do not practice to become a great scale player or drill champion. You practice to become a musician or athlete. Likewise, one does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living."
Author: Elizabeth Lesser
17. "The athlete of today is not an athlete alone. He's the center of a team - doctors, scientists, coaches, agents and so on."
Author: Emil Zatopek
18. "When I found Jesus Christ, I learned to be a better athlete. I didn't have to go out there and knock them out in the first round. I've learned to be patient, skillful in the ring. At the same time, I wanted to prove to other boxers that you can take off this killer instinct stuff, you can be a great athlete, a great boxer, and love your brother."
Author: George Foreman
19. "For most Olympic athletes, their training is their hardest challenge and where they push themselves to the limit. For Paralympians, training and competition is an escape from the hardships and struggles of their everyday life. That is the difference."
Author: Giles Duley
20. "They thought that athletes that worked out with my system wouldn't be able to throw a ball because they'd be too muscle bound. Those are the misconceptions I had to go through for about 40 years."
Author: Jack LaLanne
21. "Growing up in Huntington Beach, you were either a traditional sports athlete, a skateboarder, or a surfer. I got my first skateboard when I was five and skated off and on over the years, did a little BMX racing as a kid, and then in my freshman or sophomore year I started getting a little bit more into skateboarding."
Author: Jason Lee
22. "I think no athlete wants to end his career on an injury."
Author: Jayson Williams
23. "Athletes tend to have less of a sense of humor than most people. They are heroes to so many. That might be part of it."
Author: Jeff Ross
24. "They see themselves as athletes and only athletes."
Author: John Murray
25. "I don't eat as much as an athlete should. I just don't like it."
Author: Johnny Weir
26. "It was so much fun being in the Olympic Village and meeting all the athletes."
Author: Jordyn Wieber
27. "I love sports. I was an athlete in high school, and my school was so small we didn't have a football team, so it's the one sport I didn't bother to learn the rules to because I never went to game."
Author: Katie Aselton
28. "I'm tall and thin but not strong, so you're either an athlete or you're funny."
Author: Keegan Michael Key
29. "People were actually approaching me on the street and thinking that I was an athlete. They couldn't quite place it, but a runner, or swimmer or something."
Author: Kristanna Loken
30. "Being on TV is similar to being an athlete. You get no second chances."
Author: Lara Spencer
31. "Human, you are a machine, an organism, an animal, a primate, an artist, an athlete, a thinker, a sponge, a spirit, a comedian, a connoisseur, a cycle of breath in and breath out, an inventor, an expressor, an orator, a lover, an explorer, a creator, evolved. Your mind paints the flowers and the sky using the mind's eye as a paintbrush and light as paint. Splashing life across the blank canvas of reality. That's what you do. Every moment of every day."
Author: Laren Grey Umphlett
32. "Forty years ago the chances of journalists reporting - or the authorities even prosecuting - a pro athlete were practically nil."
Author: Leigh Steinberg
33. "I have got better things to do in working with my athletes who I feel are going to be involved in 2012."
Author: Linford Christie
34. "I want to know about what makes an athlete tick."
Author: Lisa Guerrero
35. "For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth."
Author: Mary Lou Retton
36. "I don't think some athletes understand how big it is to be an athlete, what they can do with just a simple gesture of shaking a kid's hand. It can make a fan's day. It can make a fan's life."
Author: Matt Kemp
37. "As an athlete, I'd average four hours a day. It doesn't sound like a lot when some people say they're training for 10 hours, but theirs includes lunch, massage and breaks. My four hours was packed with work."
Author: Michael Johnson
38. "But I like to think an athlete is an athlete."
Author: Oscar Robertson
39. "This is America's Team and we are confident this outstanding group of athletes will make our country proud."
Author: Peter Ueberroth
40. "Meeting sports athletes that are the best in the world is a thrill to this day."
Author: Phil Knight
41. "So you had to rev your engines, to beat the Russians and I think more than anything, if the Soviet team would win, or the Soviet athletes would win, you would see and hear and read about that. Quite frequently. So they would make a big issue of it."
Author: Ralph Boston
42. "I remember making the all-star team in Little League when I was around 11 years old. I was not a great athlete, but I loved it, so making starting second base in the all-star was great for me. I think someone must have been sick and they slotted me in."
Author: Ralph Macchio
43. "Female success stories from sporting events like the Olympic Games have played a role in shifting the Indian perception to see the female athlete as a hero and a role model for young Indian girls."
Author: Richard Attias
44. "Being an athlete, you try to get protein."
Author: Ronda Rousey
45. "Young people and Indian people need to know that we existed in the 20th Century. We need to know who our heroes are and to know what we have done and accomplished in this century other than what Olympic athletes Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills have done."
Author: Russell Means
46. "Champions are not the ones who always win races - champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. 'Champion' is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others. Champions are not just athletes."
Author: Simon Sinek
47. "I've dated athletes before but it's too tough because we have the same job, we deal with the same problems and both do a very selfish sport."
Author: Tyson Gay
48. "I just want to continue the success and be an athlete that is shown in a good light in New York City."
Author: Victor Cruz
49. "I think we have tremendous media covering the sport of boxing, even if boxing is a little bit lost in popularity with MMA sports. And I think that with the show 'Lights Out' it's going to get more attention to the sport, and it's going to put more attention to the problems that athletes in general have."
Author: Wladimir Klitschko
50. "I don't need to scare the other athletes. When I'm running, I will scare them."
Author: Yohan Blake

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