Quotes: champion

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  • Billie Jean King
    Billie Jean King
    American tennis player 1943-
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    A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
  • Pat Riley
    Pat Riley
    American basketball coach 1945-
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    A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
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    A champion of the working man has never yet been known to die of overwork.
  • Barbara Olson
    Barbara Olson
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    Al Gore seems to have found a great political ploy: Picking up whatever issue he is most vulnerable on and championing the cause. Perhaps he will start to champion perjury statutes and obstruction of justice.
  • At a certain point, Mike Tyson and I reacted to violence a little differently. I was afraid to leave my house for three years while he became the heavyweight champion of the world. The thing was, at first, we reacted to it the same way, and our cowardice and trauma defined us.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    Every absurdity has a champion to defend it; for error is always talkative.
  • Pat Riley
    Pat Riley
    American basketball coach 1945-
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    From nobody to upstart. From upstart to contender. From contender to winner. From winner to champion. From champion to Dynasty.
  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali
    American Boxer 1942-
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    I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
  • Brock Lesnar
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    I was a true wrestler. I was a Division I national champion. I came into the business wanting one thing and one thing only, and that was to be the champion, and I wasn't going to let anybody stand in my way. I think there was one guy that had a problem with that, and that was Undertaker.
  • Chris Evert
    Chris Evert
    American tennis player 1954-
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    If you're a champion, you have to have it in your heart.
  • Boris Spassky
    Boris Spassky
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    In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King. At that time I was a King - and when you are King you feel a lot of responsibility, but there is nobody there to help you.
  • In the summer of 2007, two-time Olympic champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and his teammate, Erislandy Lara, had been arrested in Brazil after going AWOL from the Cuban team during the Pan Am Games. The defection attempt made international news and quickly became a national soap opera, regularly appearing on Cuban news and round table discussions.
  • Tallulah Bankhead
    Tallulah Bankhead
    American actress 1903-1968
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    Let's not quibble! I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, ''I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.''
  • One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion.
  • Boris Spassky
    Boris Spassky
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    Recently I saw Kasparov and he looked to me as still young and potent champion.
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