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1. "Dancers are the athletes of God."
Author: Albert Einstein
2. "I am always fighting inside the Council to get the message across that at each competition venue, we should send somebody to inspect and to make sure the athletes will be looked after in a correct manner."
Author: Alberto Juantorena
3. "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
4. "I'm able to give a voice to the athletes around the world - use my degree for something other than the power play."
Author: Angela Ruggiero
5. "No one will burn out doing aerobic running. It is too much anaerobic running, which the American scholastic athletic system tends to put young athletes through, that burns them out."
Author: Arthur Lydiard
6. "Peterson was the most coachable athlete I have had in my life, and I coach many athletes."
Author: Ato Boldon
7. "Nutrition is also a valuable component that can help athletes both protect themselves and improve performance."
Author: Bill Toomey
8. "I wish I had said 'some athletes here are competing unfairly.' It was my opinion, never an accusation."
Author: Bob Costas
9. "As a little kid, not only is my dad Jo-Jo White, but M. L. Carr is involved in the family, Red Auerbach is my godfather, and my stepmother was an Olympic-caliber sprinter. Athletes were all around. I happened to be a natural athlete. If I wasn't, it might have been hell. But I never got any pressure from my mom and dad to be an athlete."
Author: Brian J. White
10. "We have to lie to ourselves as decathletes and say that we like all ten events."
Author: Bryan Clay
11. "With athletes, it's never fully understood the level to which we push ourselves. Especially in an endurance sport."
Author: Clara Hughes
12. "The decathlon takes so long to learn that people who are good athletes don't want to go back to the beginning again."
Author: Daley Thompson
13. "As athletes, we're defined by what we've accomplished. Those are what most people remember and what you get paid for. But I learned more from my failures than from all of my successes put together - failures as an athlete and as a person."
Author: Dan O'Brien
14. "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
15. "I try to get them to remember that they're not just athletes, but student-athletes."
Author: Earl Campbell
16. "I was worried that all the corners of the earth had been explored, all the great battles fought. The famous people on TV were athletes and actresses and singers. What did they stand for? I wondered: Had the time for heroes passed?"
Author: Eric Greitens
17. "Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists. They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes. If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball, they can't do that."
Author: Eric Heiden
18. "He would like to be capable of writing as he thinks, quickly, without effort, the word as agile and dynamic as athletes in a race, jumping over hurdles, one after the other, go, go, go, flying towards the finishing post, faster than the disgust limping behind him."
Author: Filippo Bologna
19. "The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who can perform great feats before friendly crowds."
Author: George Allen Sr.
20. "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
21. "Elite athletes learn entitlement. They believe they are entitled to have women serve their needs. It's part of being a man. It's the cultural construction of masculinity."
Author: Jackson Katz
22. "The beauty of all these years of singing the anthem is that I got a chance to meet athletes that I love, and there was a mutual respect."
Author: Jeffrey Osborne
23. "'Suena' is what the essence of the Olympics are about. There are the best athletes in the world up on one stage. The love and admiration and respect for each other is amazing to see."
Author: Jencarlos Canela
24. "It was so much fun being in the Olympic Village and meeting all the athletes."
Author: Jordyn Wieber
25. "Athletes don't have much use for poking around in their childhoods, because, introspection doesn't get you anywhere in a race."
Author: Lance Armstrong
26. "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
27. "Some of today's athletes do not have that kind of pride. They left school at 16, have never had a job in their life and are getting Lottery funding, earning money as an athlete."
Author: Linford Christie
28. "But you know we couldn't compare what we do with what the British athletes did at the Olympics. We are very proud to be British and if we have done our bit to promote Britain in a historic year for the country that's brilliant."
Author: Louis Tomlinson
29. "Like the bodies of dancers or athletes, the minds of readers are genuinely happy and self-possessed only when cavorting around, doing their stretches and leaps and jumps to the tune of words."
Author: Lynne Sharon Schwartz
30. "For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth."
Author: Mary Lou Retton
31. "It was the baseball fantasy of a lifetime - to be able to sit on the bench with all those professional athletes. I got to take my son along because I wasn't sure I would be able to play with them."
Author: Matthew Modine
32. "The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things. Yet still, they began their journeys."
Author: Mike Dooley
33. "Many of the greatest black athletes of all time played baseball for no money and no recognition. I'm just sorry many major league fans never got to see them play, because many of them were awesome."
Author: Monte Irvin
34. "I am thrilled yet overwhelmed. There are so many great women athletes, some incredible performances."
Author: Nancy Greene
35. "Out of the tens of thousands of prosthetic legs they've made, there's never been any 400-meter athletes run under 50 seconds. So, if this was such a technologically advanced prosthetic leg, then how come not everyone's qualifying, or coming close to the qualification time, then?"
Author: Oscar Pistorius
36. "Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It's not a minor league or an audition for the pros."
Author: Rebecca Lobo
37. "A lot of athletes have star quality, but they just can't perform in front of a camera. So no matter how good-looking you are, no matter what kind of presence you have, you still have to be able to be a convincing performer to become a star."
Author: Richard D. Zanuck
38. "I always liked serve-and-volley players and big athletes."
Author: Richard Krajicek
39. "It strikes me that these days, clubs don't even want players who can truly play any more; they just want athletes, quick guys who don't have a football brain, can just run and run; some of them, Jesus. I can never imagine acting like that."
Author: Robbie Fowler
40. "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
41. "Football develops, it becomes quicker, players develop as athletes."
Author: Ruud Gullit
42. "I think the colleges should be free to give athletes less than a full scholarship, no scholarship and more than a scholarship. And the athletes should be free to bargain."
Author: Taylor Branch
43. "The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes. Everyone else is struggling."
Author: Tina Fey
44. "Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes."
Author: Tina Fey
45. "This is very simple in the world of chicks: some are hoochies, some are not, and some should never try to be. It's no different from the idea of sports. Now, I can go on my little rowing machine for four times a week, twenty-two minutes a time, and I can feel as if I flirt with the sporting world. Similar to the idea that a woman can put on something cuter for her man, for those moments, and flirt with garments that a hoochie woman might be pushing. But never for one moment should you get confused. My little rowing machine and I cannot consider ourselves athletes. Wearing the same garment does not a hoochie woman make. So if you are a true hoochie woman, may garments below the navel always be in your future. If you are not, then please don't throw away your cotton zippy jacket."
Author: Tori Amos
46. "But as much as I am personally proud for winning five championships, I'm equally proud just being part of a women's division that has gotten so much better with all these great athletes here."
Author: Trish Stratus
47. "My daughter's mother and I are no longer dating, and the people I'm most likely to date are those around me, who are athletes."
Author: Tyson Gay
48. "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
49. "I don't need to scare the other athletes. When I'm running, I will scare them."
Author: Yohan Blake
50. "The Olympics is the biggest competition for all athletes and an unforgettable event."
Author: Yuna Kim

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