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The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
I've always been a rebel, always curious about the world around me.
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
There was a joke in Czechoslovakia: The Communist Party dance, it's one step forward, two steps backward, and everyone is still clapping.
Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.
I've a great family, two children to take care of. Then, of course, I do commentary for TV. I do speak about various women's issues around the world - like LGBT, motivational speeches. I have a lot on my plate right now. But eventually, yes, I would like to pass on the knowledge and something that I would like to do.
Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost.
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Sport doesn't know barriers, really. You are judged on your performance... how far you can jump, how fast you can run, how well you can hit a tennis ball.
I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
I hope, when I stop, people will think that somehow I mattered.
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I can teach many sports, but obviously, tennis is the one. When you do other sports, you see things from different perspectives: different footwork drills, body positions, angles and geometry. All that stuff is helpful, and so when I do other sports, I can see things, because once you know one sport, then the other sport becomes more clear.
Playing tennis, I didn't tie in my self-worth into winning or losing matches.
Julia, I promise to love you, to cherish you, in sickness and in health. No matter what, I will be there for you and our family. I promise not to make the social media another member of our family.
I just try to concentrate on concentrating.
I shouldn't say I'm looking forward to leading a normal life, because I don't know what normal is.
I am healthy. I have been blessed with a very good body, and I have worked hard at it. I had surgery on my toe, and I'm still recovering from that. That's the only joint that was hurting. Earlier, I had a knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder surgeries, but I have been lucky. I don't feel any pain when I play.
Just go out there and do what you have to do.
The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.
I've been in the twilight of my career longer than most people have had their career.
Variety is what I would recommend: As variety is the spice of life in food, so it is in exercise. Change it up. But most of all, don't overdo it.
I've been active in animal rights and all kinds of environmental stuff and children's charities over the years.
When I reached America, there was so much space and colour. The possibilities seemed endless. At least that's how I felt at 18. But of course, I didn't have to take the usual immigrant route of battling to find a job and a home in a strange country. I could play tennis. I spoke the language, and I was making money. It was easy, really.
I was political by coming out of the womb. I was gay, and I wanted to play tennis.
Life is about challenges and how we face up to them and the attitude we take into every day life so hopefully we'll be able to motivate people to do more with their life.
Just by being out you're doing your part. It's like recycling. You're doing your part for the environment if you recycle; you're doing your part for the gay movement if you're out.
I didn't realize until I was doing commentary what a gladiator-like competition tennis is - other than no one dies. The crowd is waiting for the players to come, and they walk through the tunnel, and they get on the court, and they get out their rackets, their weapons, and now they start.
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