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That match was late evening and I had the experience
by John Newcombe

That match was late evening and I had the experience
of the electricity of the Centre Court because it was packed,
a full house for the whole match.
It had been a great year for me, first time there and
I had the full taste of Wimbledon.
- John Newcombe

They wrote it that my moustache was insured for 13 million.
- John Newcombe

You know, I was a regular on the Friday afternoon drill squad.
Um, which...
The year after I left school, I went back and thanked
the sergeant major because I was so fit.
- John Newcombe

A few of us who are around the sixty mark don't play
that much these days and if you are taking on a couple
of guys in their forties it is very difficult.
- John Newcombe

 

I had started my love affair with Wimbledon.
- John Newcombe

You know, I eat, I ate pretty well anyway so,
I'm basically living the same, I just curtailed the stupidity.
- John Newcombe

I was a pretty feisty young kid.
- John Newcombe

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I chose to stay with tennis and they didn't understand that at the school.
- John Newcombe

I was in the main draw from the start,
my opening match was on Court One against Jan Eric
Lundquist of Sweden who was about eight in the world at the time.
- John Newcombe

By the time I got to the hospital, I certainly realised
that I had a problem because I couldn't write or print at that time,
which lasted luckily only about four months.
I'd gone numb here and on my tongue and the right foot a little bit.
- John Newcombe

I wouldn't, a little bit frightened but throughout
my life I'd learnt that when you're in the serious situations,
you've got to try to stay calm.
Because that's the way you get out of them.
- John Newcombe

Well, he can't be dumb, I mean, because he's been president
for four years and he's president again,
so you're going to get caught out if you're really bad,
aren't you? Unless millions and millions of Americans are dumb.
- John Newcombe

So there was a fire inside me.
And that fire inside you, it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form.
And I gradually realised that I had this fire and that
it had to be used in a positive way.
- John Newcombe

The goal of life is
to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.
- Joseph Campbell

A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.
- Doyle Brunson

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner

I am building a fire, and everyday I train,
I add more fuel.
At just the right moment, I light the match.
- Mia Hamm

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
- Emo Philips

Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about
your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
- Grantland Rice

The director is planning on titling the film 'Yummy
Fur' so we are probably planning on changing the title
of the book to 'Yummy Fur' to match the film.
- Chester Brown

I'm not denyin' the women are foolish.
God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
- George Eliot

An actor's popularity is fleeting.
His success has the life expectancy of a small boy
who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.
- Fred Allen

The previous year it had taken England all their time
to beat the full German team in an international and
I had taken with me the programme from that match.
- Dixie Dean

Nearly 30,000 fans turned out to support the tribute
match and provide one of the best atmospheres at the ground for ages.
I was so happy to be part of it.
- David Ginola

Not only was it that I surprised people by beating Bret Hart,
but it was a great match.
They still rate it as one of the best wrestling matches of all time.
- Owen Hart

After all, C++ isn't a perfect match for Java's design aims either.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

If you're not just a little bit nervous before a match,
you probably don't have the expectations of yourself that you should have.
- Hale Irwin

I recently watched Peter Brook's Lord of the Flies,
and it wasn't a favorite film.
Then I saw the one that was made in 1990,
which in my opinion didn't match up to the original.
- Brendan Fraser

Maybe, one other match better; but if you look at the tournament as a whole,
I played very high quality tennis for seven matches
and raised my game when I needed to.
- Richard Krajicek

I love tennis with a passion.
I challenged Boris Becker to a match once and he said
he was up for it but he never called back.
I bet I could make him run around.
- Boris Johnson

New York's like a boxing match.
In Hollywood, it's like a Fellini movie or something.
- John Cusack

I almost wish I could be more exciting,
that I could match what is happening out there to me.
- Whitney Houston

You look rather rash my dear your colors don't quite match your face.
- Daisy Ashford

No other acoustic instrument can match the piano's expressive range,
and no electric instrument can match its mystery.
- Kenneth Miller

Everything has gotten vulgar and out of line for children to watch.
It's more of a swearing match.
- Bubba Smith

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated
can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up
with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
- Muhammad Ali

A boxing match is like a cowboy movie.
There's got to be good guys and there's got to be bad guys.
And that's what people pay for - to see the bad guys get beat.
- Sonny Liston

The match against Brazil was football at its best.
Both sides had opportunities to win the game.
- Michel Patini

The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important.
- Bobby Robson

I worked on my voice for Sweet Dreams,
but only to match my speaking voice to Patsy's actual singing voice.
That was my way into that character.
- Jessica Lange

He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man;
for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.
- Hesiod

I think UNC and Lorrie Fair is a perfect match.
- Lorrie Fair

If one book's done this well, you want to write another
one that does just as well.
There's that horror of the second novel that doesn't match up.
- Mark Haddon

It made a big difference to my match stamina.
I couldn't imagine I would have been so energetic during the match -
it really gave me a welcomed extra boost!
- Vladimir Kramnik

The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion;
constitutionality is no match with compassion.
- Everett Dirksen

I have found a flat on Merseyside and am settling down here.
If I can keep playing and get back to full match fitness,
I know I have a lot to offer still.
- David Ginola

Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God.
- B. R. Hayden

Life is so constructed, that the event does not,
cannot, will not, match the expectation.
- Charlotte Bronte

I had a really good feeling about that match.
You know, they are good friends, and Chris had to feel
really relaxed because of being out there with Tiger.
- Hal Sutton

It's always good to win a Test match and if you win it comfortably,
it can leave a few psychological marks on opposition sides.
- Ricky Ponting

Jim played - he had a great stretch in the middle of the round there,
and Chad made that long putt on 16.
Almost got that match.
We ended up losing, but we almost won it,
too.
- Hal Sutton

In the 20s, you were a face.
And that was enough.
In the 30s, you also had to be a voice.
And your voice had to match your face,
if you can imagine that.
- Joan Blondell

If you lived the doubles, as I did, which was very stressful,
you are sitting down in a chair experiencing a match
without being able to hold a racquet in your hands.
- Guy Forget

Let deeds match words.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

I think any band we played with would be a weird match.
We're on our own, a little out there,
but it's a good thing.
I think we're complimentary to each other.
- Jon Crosby

Just as in the comedies, a person who is in love
with the idea of love sees prospective partners
through the lens of idealism.
The reaction is, "This must be the one.
They are so perfect - the match of my dreams."
Is that person they just met a perfect match?
It's unlikely their friends think so.
So what happened? That person with the cute smile
was not much more than a mirror for the hopes and dreams
of the one in love with love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only way to quieten me is to invite me to a tennis match.
- John Forsythe

It is amazing how the public steadfastly refuse to
attend the third day of a match when so often the last
day produces the best and most exciting cricket.
- Frank Woolley

There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.
- Louis Aragon

Usually when I wielded a hockey stick,
it meant somebody was going to get hurt.
This is just a friendly match.
- Stan Mikita

I'm a competitive person and it is in my nature to
try hard in every match I play.
The only time I'm not competitive is when I'm playing against my mom.
- Michael Chang

Square cuts which ordinarily would have flashed to
the boundary earned only two,
and I believe that those two innings would have been
worth 150 apiece in a county match.
- Frank Woolley

At Euro '92 itself, we bowed out to the eventual winners,
Denmark, in our final group match.
- Michel Patini

You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and
you have a chromatic scale;
you can match the colours all the way up,
till you get to the top of the trumpet.
- Gerry Mulligan

When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized,
the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match.
- Bruce Beresford

Opera is credible drama now, and it costs less than
going to a football match.
What have you got to lose?
- Lesley Garrett

I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas;
bring me big ideas to match our future.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The match has become quite unpredictable,
but it still looks as though Arsenal will win the cup.
- John Motson

One of the few things in dance to match the Royal Ballet's
curtain calls is the Royal Ballet's dancing.
- Clive Barnes

Now, two years have passed and the situation is completely different:
no one wants to organise this match.
- Vladimir Kramnik

A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.
- Kong Fu Zi


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