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Being number two sucks. ...
by Andre Agassi

Being number two sucks.
- Andre Agassi

I've been criticized for not having perspective in
the past and I thought that of myself many times but not there.
- Andre Agassi

You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best.
I just never thought of life without tennis,
even looking forward.
- Andre Agassi

I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming
the hurdles and obstacles that face me.
There still is plenty out there to get motivated by.
- Andre Agassi

 

What makes something special is not just what you have to gain,
but what you feel there is to lose.
- Andre Agassi

You don't cheat anybody out of their experience,
whatever it is.
- Andre Agassi

I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am -
if that defines a punk,
then yes, absolutely.
- Andre Agassi

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I'm going to go down swinging...
I'm sure as heck not going to go home and say I had a bad tournament.
- Andre Agassi

I'm going to have to pick my shots and play great tennis.
- Andre Agassi

I had my moments for sure but I wasn't confrontational.
And sometimes you get on the court and you'd find yourself very confrontational.
It was all a discovery.
- Andre Agassi

I got a hundred bucks says my baby beats Pete's baby.
I just think genetics are in my favour.
- Andre Agassi

I feel old when I see mousse in my opponent's hair.
- Andre Agassi

If you don't practice you don't deserve to win.
- Andre Agassi

Well, I actually tell my son that I don't have any
hair because he asked me the same question that I gave
it to him when he was born,
so he actually still believes that.
He's five years old.
- Andre Agassi

Yes, for a long time but I admired her and respected
everything that I could sort of see in her from a distance,
the pillars of her life, the loyalties,
the relationships.
It all got my interest and also the looks.
- Andre Agassi

But, I would say when I was four years old and I was
at the Alan King Tennis Tournament and I was hitting
with all the pros that would come to town.
They would get me on the court or take notice and that stayed with me.
- Andre Agassi

My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he
could play tennis 365 days a year,
so it was - it was a place we played every day.
We played before school.
We played after school.
We woke up.
We played tennis.
We brushed our teeth in that order.
- Andre Agassi

Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work.
I had to put in the time to get back.
And it was a grind.
It meant training and sweating every day.
But I was completely committed to working out to prove
to myself that I still could do it.
- Andre Agassi

I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career
and in my profession is to be playing at an age where
I can appreciate it more than I used to...
It's a whole different lens you look through the older you get.
- Andre Agassi

Sometimes it's just harder to remind yourself about
what you're doing and why you're doing it...
Other times, you have a great desire for it,
but physically you're not responding the way you want.
That presents other challenges.
Then sometimes it all comes together.
- Andre Agassi

It means a lot to you, to be out there.
The highs are pretty high, and the lows are pretty low.
You know, it's easy to feel like you let the team down.
I mean, at the end of the day we still got to figure
out a way to get through the tie.
- Andre Agassi

First of all, let me say, 1:15 in the morning,
for 20,000 people to still be here, I wasn't the winner,
tennis was.
That's awesome.
I don't know if I've ever felt so good here before.
- Andre Agassi

Well, you know, I've bonded with a lot of people over the years,
you know.
We played the same tournaments year after year and
we go back to the same place and many times the seats
have been full and that has meant the world to me for sure.
- Andre Agassi

I question myself every day.
That's what I still find motivating about this.
I don't have the answers, I don't pretend that I do
just because I won the match.
Just keep fighting and maybe something good happens.
- Andre Agassi

It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players
in the world and to beat them.
And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and,
you know, it hurts not to win it.
- Andre Agassi

Tennis was always sort of a - a learning.
It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself.
And the things that I sort of discovered at times I
not only didn't want to see it for myself but I certainly
didn't want millions of people to see it.
- Andre Agassi

Some moments it feels longer, other moments it feels like it's flown by;
you can't believe you've done it all that time...
Overall, you have a strong sense for the full spectrum
that you've sort of traveled.
- Andre Agassi

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life's storms,
Relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Have a Vision, a Dream.
Believe in that Vision.
Live that Vision with every fiber of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha


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