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In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first.
by Mary Lou Retton

In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first.
Same thing for my right wristband.
- Mary Lou Retton

As a kid, I was a pretty good little sprinter.
- Mary Lou Retton

Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other
than the one they're famous for.
- Mary Lou Retton

Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances.
Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic
success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success.
- Mary Lou Retton

 

Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes.
- Mary Lou Retton

I love her attitude, but as much as I'd like to bring
my medals to a speech or appearance,
I never do.
- Mary Lou Retton

If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard,
I threw it in the trash.
- Mary Lou Retton

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For six years, I kept my five Olympic medals wrapped
in a plastic bread bag beneath my bed.
- Mary Lou Retton

I usually don't mind giving autographs,
but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you,
it's time to seek shelter.
- Mary Lou Retton

The endorsement game has been very good to me.
- Mary Lou Retton

In L.A., we had a game room with a new sensation called Pac-Man.
- Mary Lou Retton

Companies that support sports developmental programs
in our communities should also be applauded.
- Mary Lou Retton

As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can:
by making the best choices,
by making the most of the talents we've been given.
- Mary Lou Retton

Fragile egos are put on the line every day.
- Mary Lou Retton

Be cocky.
Walk into the Georgia Dome like you own it.
- Mary Lou Retton

Pay-per-view would deprive many kids of the delight of seeing the Olympics.
- Mary Lou Retton

Getting to know athletes from all over the planet is
a big part of the Olympic experience.
- Mary Lou Retton

Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn't be here
if it weren't for corporate support.
- Mary Lou Retton

For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.
- Mary Lou Retton

That's because the International Olympic Committee
has a policy of never replacing medals.
- Mary Lou Retton

It's going to be really weird when I'm 80 years old,
in a walker, and people are still calling me America's sweetheart.
We need a new one.
- Mary Lou Retton

You give up your childhood.
You miss proms and games and high-school events,
and people say it's awful...
I say it was a good trade.
You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost.
- Mary Lou Retton

I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers
to die in the dressing room.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I met Elvis first in Las Vegas.
I think I was appearing with Tom Jones and he came
backstage to say hello to Tom or we went to his dressing room to say hello.
- Norm Crosby

Spencer Tracy was a man who did very much what I do on a set,
and that is, he comes down and he does his job,
and then he goes back to his dressing room.
- William Shatner

I'm tired of the industry, tired of playing the whole game -
the dressing up,
the red carpet.
I hate talking about myself.
- Drea De Matteo

I like to help create team spirit in the dressing room.
I feel that I've got loads of love to give.
- Paul Gascoigne

I feel it's like being a kid and dressing up,
because that's what Baby Jane is.
- Millicent Martin

There was a note on my dressing room table that said,
Call Neil Young.
- Carrie Snodgress

When you can't do something truly useful,
you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available,
like snappy dressing.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

You know, if you're lucky enough to have two smash hit shows,
the traffic of the world goes through your dressing room.
- Carol Channing

If you can't stand the heat in the dressing room,
get out of the kitchen.
- Terry Venables

I finally learned to love myself by dressing up as Geri Halliwell.
- Matt Lucas

I don't really do pranks any more.
I have a laugh in the dressing room here,
where it's safe, and the guys don't go to the papers
and tell them what I've done.
- Paul Gascoigne

Well, I think mostly we're dressing for men.
- Jerry Hall

There's room for the Gap, but the joy of dressing is an art.
- John Galliano

I don't believe in dressing up reality.
I don't believe in using makeup to make things look smoother.
- Lou Reed

East Hampton happens to have been the first place in
the world where I was a star,
a real star with a star pasted above my name on the dressing-room door.
- Eva Gabor

I don't like sitting around in my dressing room very much.
It feels a lot like theater.
- Jill Clayburgh

I'd like to believe that the women who wear my clothes
are not dressing for other people,
that they're wearing what they like and what suits them.
It's not a status thing.
- Marc Jacobs

Dressing up is a bore.
At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex,
and at a certain age, I did that.
But I'm past that age.
- Katharine Hepburn

I can make dressing - or stuffing.
Y'all call it stuffing up here, we call it dressing down there.
It's really good dressing.
That family recipe was passed on, and I love to make that.
- Edie Brickell

Dressing is a way of life.
- Yves Saint Laurent

When he realized who he'd pulled over,
the policeman shook his head in disbelief.
He told me of all people I should know better.
He gave me a real dressing down, but let me go.
- Dennis Franz

We've come a long way.
Power dressing now is designed to let the woman inside us come through.
- Donna Karan

There are only three sins - causing pain,
causing fear, and causing anguish.
The rest is window dressing.
- Roger Caras

Making films is great.
You've got 100 people around and you're all dressing
up and making weird art-it's a fun group activity.
- Sean Lennon

Like at Halloween: I knew I'd arrived when I saw people
dressing up on Halloween as my character.
- Jane Badler

To me, being grown-up meant smoking cigarettes,
drinking cocktails, and dressing up in high heels and glamourous outfits.
- Lorna Luft

My dressing table was willed to me, with some of my furniture.
- Alicia Markova

I mean, even my dressing room at the studio has candles
and cushions and cashmere rugs and things.
- Joan Collins

Dressing up as decrepit old ladies, and even decrepit young ladies,
was one of our staples.
- Graham Chapman

Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas.
It is no coincidence that technically inept business
types are known as 'suits'.
- Paul Graham

I don't really like dressing up.
Some people probably think actresses dress up everywhere they go.
I'm in sweatpants half the time with my hair in a ponytail.
- Selena Gomez

We went on stage with the Jefferson Airplane,
Jim started singing with Grace Slick and hugging her.
Then he danced off the stage, went back into the dressing
room and passed out cold.
- Ray Manzarek

They're dressing like in the 50's when they come out to the shows,
and many of them have vintage cars.
- Wanda Jackson

By far the best dressing up outfit I ever had was a
wonderful pair of clown dungarees,
which my Granny made.
- Kate Middleton

Dressing up.
People just don't do it anymore.
We have to change that.
- John Galliano

I mean when you come into the set at 7:30 in the morning
and you come out of make-up and the first thing you know,
the ladies start coming into our dressing rooms at 7:45.
- Burt Ward

We are beginning to wonder whether a servant girl hasn't
the best of it after all.
She knows how the salad tastes without the dressing,
and she knows how life's lived before it gets to the parlor door.
- Djuna Barnes

All of a sudden I'm in the major leagues and we're
traveling from town to town.
I see the other players dressing different every day.
I've got only one suit and I keep wearing it over and over.
I'm really embarrassed.
- Al Kaline

I often feel like I have this spirit living inside of me,
always dressing in like short mini skirts...
but then I start to discover myself.
So there are eight spirits, mischievous ones,
sad ones, handsome ones, wise ones, and crazy ones.
- Bai Ling

Of all the things I do, acting is the thing that grabs most,
but there's another level on which it strikes me as being a little silly.
In the end you're dressing up and deciding to be somebody.
- Jane Asher

I'm into a casual-dressing girl: blue jeans and a tank top is super sexy.
But the sexiest thing on a girl - when I see it I'm like,
oh my God - is these little tight boxers.
Don't get me wrong, g-strings are fine,
but those cover a little, to where it's just enough.
- Jensen Ackles

When we got with George, he didn't care what was happening.
He liked how crazy we were looking and dressing.
I kinda liked being with George more so at the time,
because George let us do what we wanted to do.
But I needed both lessons.
- Bootsy Collins

My first day at MGM they decided to bring this lion out,
male, and it was not the best time for him to see me.
All of a sudden he thought I was in heat and this lion
went into the dressing room,
which was just a trailer on the sound stage,
and went crazy.
- Kim Novak

You know what, man? I don't have time to worry about what people think.
I'm focused on the youth of America.
I'm focused on the kids who are dressing like whores.
Because that's the message in the media.
- Stephen Baldwin

You know Hollywood is a weird and wonderful place,
I didn't know I Dream of Jeanie had been cancelled
after 5 years until I went back to go on the lot to
pick up some clothes and things I had in my dressing room.
- Larry Hagman

Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things,
like a mini landscape.
It's a city with buildings and towers and roads.
There's a pool and a little park.
When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.
- Tony Curtis

Once I'm at the arena with the guys in the dressing room,
and in the bus, and on the plane, I'm a player.
And I sit in the back with the players and I play cards
and try to take their money.
- Mario Lemieux

I wake up every morning and I feel like I'm juggling glass balls.
I live in Los Angeles, my business is run out of London,
and most evenings I'm cuddled up in front of Skype,
in my dressing gown, speaking with my studio in London.
I travel a lot, my team travel a lot,
but I wouldn't have it any other way.
- Victoria Beckham


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