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My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he
by 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

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

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'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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill.
- Michael Reagan

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

That is the thankless position of the father in the family -
the provider for all,
and the enemy of all.
- August Strindberg

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
- Sam Ewing

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all.
And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
- Anthony Quinn

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

I stopped loving my father a long time ago.
What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
- Marion Jones

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch
at one end and an alphabet at the other.
- George Eliot

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer,
but, my childhood was very good.
I am very grateful for my childhood,
because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
- Roberto Benigni

I made a decision when my father passed away that I
was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.
- Joel Osteen

I know that I will never find my father in any other
man who comes into my life,
because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.
- Halle Berry

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

No matter how old we become, we can still call them
'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them.
- Desmond Morris

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

You don't have to deserve your mother's love.
You have to deserve your father's.
- Robert Frost

My father was never anti-anything in our house.
- Errol Flynn


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