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1. "In athletics, the idea of possibility is presumed. It's not 'if;' it's 'how.'"
Author: Aimee Mullins
2. "In general I like a guy who is athletic, somebody who can teach me something. Whether it's teaching me a new way to cut on a wave or teach me a three-point conversion or teach me how to dribble a soccer ball. There's something really cool about that."
Author: Aimee Teegarden
3. "Body language is essential for an actress, even if you don't use your body in an athletic way. Just to be free, to use it like your voice. A body can be small and have incredible violence. A body talks."
Author: Anne Parillaud
4. "Athletic competition clearly defines the unique power of our attitude."
Author: Bart Starr
5. "I was very, very large as a kid and never athletic, and my home life was a little upside down and I never felt comfortable."
Author: Brad Garrett
6. "Who you are as a person far outweighs what you do in an athletic arena."
Author: Chris Matakas
7. "Outcasts may grow up to be novelists and filmmakers and computer tycoons, but they will never be the athletic ruling class."
Author: Chuck Klosterman
8. "Despite Langdon's six-foot frame and athletic build, Anderson saw none of the cold, hardened edge he expected from a man famous for surviving an explosion at the Vatican and a manhunt in Paris. This guy eluded the French police…in loafers? He looked more like someone Anderson would expect to find hearthside in some Ivy League library reading Dostoyevsky."
Author: Dan Brown
9. "There were letters for her at the bureau-one from her brother, full of athletics and biology; one from her mother, delightful as only mother's letters could be. She had read in it of the crocuses which had been bought for yellow and were coming up puce, of the new parlour-maid, who had watered the ferns with essence of lemonade..."
Author: E.M. Forster
10. "I was a kid who got picked on in school and got beat up by popular, athletic soccer-type people."
Author: Fred Durst
11. "Athletics: it's a wonderful thing, it's a spell-binding thing, nothing in life has quite as much pageantry, as much emotion within a finite time frame, it's incredibly exciting."
Author: H. G. Bissinger
12. "My dad was a good athlete. My mom had longevity. There were some athletic genes that certainly got passed down."
Author: Hale Irwin
13. "I've raised my girls in a sort of genderless fashion. I mean, I'll take them to get their nails done - I actually love doing that - but I also play ball with them. As a result, my girls are tough and athletic and game for everything."
Author: Harry Connick Jr.
14. "If there are this many visible parts of my body that are worse than normal people's, then if I start considering other aspects — personality, brains, athleticism, things of this sort — the list will be endless."
Author: Haruki Murakami
15. "I work out a lot and I do yoga and I do Pilates and I'm kind of athletic. I've taken dance classes, but at the same point I'm just a total klutz."
Author: Heather Graham
16. "It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication."
Author: Herb Elliott
17. "My message is, you can accomplish anything, not just on the athletic field, if you're willing to work pay the price. It doesn't matter what your age."
Author: Herschel Walker
18. "Am I athletic? In my dreams."
Author: Hugh Bonneville
19. "I was very athletic when I was younger and I am a very competitive person, so I never give up."
Author: Izabella Scorupco
20. "I learned to listen and listen very well. It helped me athletically and in the classroom as well."
Author: Jackie Joyner Kersee
21. "Ben Roethlisberger is a proven winner in athletic competition. But the measure of a true leader is how they conduct themselves 24/7, not just during a winning touchdown drive or a goal-line stance. Leadership isn't something that gets switched off because the game clock expires."
Author: Jackson Katz
22. "I've never been innocent, but I don't think I'm a bad kid! I didn't get voted prom king. I was kind of the dancer, the performer, but I was always very athletic, too."
Author: Jake T. Austin
23. "I'm super athletic and I love to work out, and obviously I need to workout for my industry as well, but I love learning something and developing that skill and feeling strong. Girls who can kick butt are hot."
Author: Jessica Clark
24. "I can't compare family to athletics."
Author: Joe Namath
25. "You must relate athletic experiences to life."
Author: Joe Paterno
26. "Prize-Fighting is not the aim of boxing. This noble exercise ought not to be judged by the dishonesty or the low lives of too many of its professional followers. Let it stand alone, an athletic practice, on the same footing as boating or football."
Author: John Boyle O'Reilly
27. "There is a belief advanced today, and in some cases by conservative black authors, that poor children and particularly black children should not be allowed to hear too much about these matters. If they learn how much less they are getting than rich children, we are told, this knowledge may induce them to regard themselves as "victims," and such "victim-thinking," it is argued, may then undermine their capacity to profit from whatever opportunities may actually exist. But this is a matter of psychology-or strategy-and not reality. The matter, in any case, is academic since most adolescents in the poorest neighborhoods learn very soon that they are getting less than children in the wealthier school districts. They see suburban schools on television and they see them when they travel for athletic competitions. It is a waste of time to worry whether we should tell them something they could tell to us. About injustice, most poor children in American cannot be fooled."
Author: Jonathan Kozol
28. "At one point that's all I cared about, being a pro athlete. But I realized I wasn't athletic enough."
Author: Josh Duhamel
29. "Just kidding, I've been very athletic all my life."
Author: Kiana Tom
30. "If the IAAF feel that is the right way to go for TV rights and everything, the rule will stay. As much as I want to be on the podium, tonight is a sad night for athletics."
Author: Kim Collins
31. "I was with a six-foot-four, athletic, angsty young man dressed in casual linen pants and matching fawn-colored shirt. Under it was a skintight two-piece suit of silk and spandex that had set us back a couple hundred dollars, but after seeing him in it, my head bobbed and my card came out."
Author: Kim Harrison
32. "I grew up an athlete. Track and field and dance. In track, I actually went to the Junior Olympics. I've always been very athletic."
Author: Kimberly Elise
33. "In athletics, older runners tend to go for longer races, but it's the opposite in swimming because your body can't handle the endurance."
Author: Kirsty Coventry
34. "I try to be athletic."
Author: Lara Spencer
35. "Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint."
Author: Lewis H. Lapham
36. "I've been athletic since I was a kid. My parents got me playing tennis when I was seven years old and I started to play competitively."
Author: Lisa Rinna
37. "Father Angelo makes me uncomfortable. For starters, he's way too good-looking for a priest, his dark bedroom eyes and athletic build arousing exactly the kind of impure thoughts you're supposed to go to church to get rid of."
Author: Marc Acito
38. "The uniform enhanced his athletic body, and my thoughts drifted to how magnificent he would look with his uniform puddled around his feet."
Author: Maria V. Snyder
39. "I've never felt that I was less of an athlete or not accomplished athletically because I didn't win an Olympic medal. It's definitely something I would have liked to have added to my resume, but at the same time I think I can look back at my athletic career and feel that I was one of the best."
Author: Mary Decker
40. "In psychology (okay, Twilight) they teach you about the notion of imprinting, and I think it applies here. I reverse-imprinted with athleticism. Ours is the great non-love story of my life."
Author: Mindy Kaling
41. "In terms of soccer, it wasn't really a thing that girls did. In England it more kind of Net Ball and Hockey and stuff like that in athletics. It's to each their own, really."
Author: Parminder Nagra
42. "I think one's character on the athletic field does not have to have anything to do with the way they are in real life."
Author: Peter M. Brant
43. "On one hand she seems so agile, so athletic, and yet I've seen her appear so awkward that it embarrassed me. She gives the impression of a hard, worldly adroitness, and in some situations she's like an adolescent: rigid with ancient, middle class attitudes, unable to think for herself, falling back on old verities...victim of her family teaching, shocked by what shocks people, wanting what people usually want. She wants a home, a husband, and her idea of a husband is a man who earns a certain amount of money, helps around the garden, does the dishes...the idea of a good husband that's found in This Week magazine; a viewpoint from the most ordinary stratum, that great ubiquitous world of family life, transmitted from generation to generation. Despite her wild language."
Author: Philip K. Dick
44. "I'd compare college tuition to paying for a personal trainer at an athletic club. We professors play the roles of trainers, giving people access to the equipment (books, labs, our expertise) and after that, it is our job to be demanding."
Author: Randy Pausch
45. "I survived by keeping my emotions in check – by maintaining my composure and tucking it all away. I managed to stay under the radar, skating through school without anyone truly remembering I was here. My teachers acknowledged my academic successes and my coaches depended upon my athletic abilities, but I wasn't important enough to make a recognizable social contribution. I was easily forgettable. That's what I counted on."
Author: Rebecca Donovan
46. "Athletics is a luxury."
Author: Roger Bannister
47. "I'm a big-boned, athletic-looking woman, and I have to make the best of what I've got. I like to stay fit and healthy, but I could probably give myself a break sometimes."
Author: Sarah Parish
48. "I believe in my God-given athletic ability and the coaches that have been blessed around me. I believe I can do the job as a quarterback in the NFL."
Author: Tim Tebow
49. "Books lined the shelves of bookstores like kids standing in a row to play baseball or soccer, and mine was the gangly, unathletic kid that no one wanted on their team."
Author: Yann Martel
50. "I mean, I like to consider myself a reasonably athletic guy."
Author: Zachary Levi

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