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Type: Athlete
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 11/22/1943




 

Billie Jean King Quotes

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I was always in the tennis business-from 1968. I was in tournaments and also on World Team Tennis teams as well.
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Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever.
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I knew after my first lesson what I wanted to do with my life.
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Sports are a microcosm of society.
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A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
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When we reach the point where the women athletes are getting their pick of dates just as easily as the men athletes, then we've really and truly arrived. Parity at last!
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I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.
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Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.
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Women get the attention when we get into the men's arena, and that's sad.
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Martina's gone with people who don't want to be out, and it drives her crazy because she'd rather be open.
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They're not put on earth to be martyrs; they have to want to come out. It depends on your culture, where you work, where you live. Each person's circumstances are unique.
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I always wanted to help make tennis a team sport.
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At 62 you want to keep moving; that's important.
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I would love to be a player today. I had the right personality for it.
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Any therapist will tell you that when you're ready, you will come out. To be outed means you weren't ready.
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It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side... and female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional.
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If your partner wants to be private, you have to respect that.
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There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim.
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Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
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I think it's impossible to judge whether another person should come out. You just hope they will on their own time and their own terms.
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It's just really important that we start celebrating our differences. Let's start tolerating first, but then we need to celebrate our differences.
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That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from-when you have money. Money equals opportunity. There is no question.
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When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman.
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I like putting money back into what made my life, and tennis has been great to me.
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I always liked co-ed events best so we have two men and two women on each team.
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