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I was quite excited, but I was sure I wouldn't win the race.
by Jean Alesi

I was quite excited, but I was sure I wouldn't win the race.
I am a realist.
- Jean Alesi

I have never won a race, and that is my main disappointment -
but you have to be positive.
- Jean Alesi

To be honest, I am not happy about all the publicity.
- Jean Alesi

Eddie Jordan found me all the drives.
If I am with Tyrrell today, it is because Eddie was there.
- Jean Alesi

 

I decided to do the maximum to hold onto the lead for as long as possible.
That is why I pushed so hard from the beginning.
I was at 100 percent concentration.
- Jean Alesi

I'm not sure they understand everything about racing cars.
I am not sure that this is wise.
- Jean Alesi

I must use Ferrari to the maximum.
My priority is to get results.
Then we will see what happens.
- Jean Alesi

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Although it's only the beginning of the championship,
I am very surprised at my capability.
- Jean Alesi

You tend to think that there is a big gap between F1 and everything else.
F1 is where all the fantastic drivers are,
so you just don't know how good you are until you get there.
- Jean Alesi

When I go back to France now I spend all the my time with press and sponsors.
I do not have a lot of time to spend at home with my family.
- Jean Alesi

I lived in England to learn English.
When I went to England for the first time,
it was like being on the Moon.
I had no friends, I couldn't speak the language.
I was very isolated.
- Jean Alesi

I made my choice to be in Ferrari.
It is not easy because it is important for a man to have satisfaction.
And for me to get the satisfaction I want means getting results.
- Jean Alesi

It's my job, but I think it is too much.
- Jean Alesi

When you are in a good position you are sure to drive
well and to be very concentrated in each corner.
- Jean Alesi

I think I will have a lot of opportunities in the future.
- Jean Alesi

I am a professional.
At the circuit I am calm.
At home I am very different.
- Jean Alesi

You never really know how quick you are before you reach F1.
- Jean Alesi

Am I calm all the time? That is a question to ask my mother.
I am very happy in my home.
I have a good family, that gives me something extra.
- Jean Alesi

That was my dream, to drive for Ferrari,
but I am not a kid any more.
If Ferrari is the best team and if I get the chance to drive for Ferrari,
it would be with pleasure.
- Jean Alesi

I am not close to retirement.
I still have a lot more that I can achieve.
There are younger guys coming into F1,
but I am not old and I'm not finished.
- Jean Alesi

I will be better in Monte Carlo than I was in Phoenix.
If I can't win maybe I will lead 50 laps.
- Jean Alesi

It wasn't all frustration.
I've had a lot of good times with Ferrari as well.
- Jean Alesi

Experience has taught me that you have to improve all
the time-little bit by little bit-and not keeping starting everything from new.
- Jean Alesi

My contract is just for this year, but I have an option for next year.
It is not signed at this moment, but I am only concentrating on this year.
I don't know exactly what I will do in the future.
- Jean Alesi

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
- Winston Churchill

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being
quite cool and unaffected by things.
- Miranda Otto

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

The men I find myself attracted to are the ones who
don't say anything and are quite shy.
- Katie Price

If I test the car for a year I can be quite competitive the next season.
- Valentino Rossi

I find the public passion for justice quite boring and artificial.
- Patricia Highsmith

Many an article that I myself penned twenty years ago
impresses me now as something quite foreign to myself.
- Ernst Mach

At Geneva, the neutral states were often in agreement
concerning the preliminaries for Genoa,
and Genoa itself was marked by a quite natural mutual exchange of ideas.
- Hjalmar Branting

The first few years I was in Vermont quite a bit,
but I don't think I ever spent years and years there.
- Ethan Suplee

It is hard to imagine 10 years is not quite long enough to learn a lesson.
- Mike Rogers

Working with Mel Gibson is a little like waltzing with a hurricane.
It's always exciting, and you're never quite sure where it's going to take you.
- James Caviezel

It is quite annoying that we have to change the sound
we invented just to avoid sounding like people who simply copy us,
but...
it is flattering and of course challenging.
- Jonathan Davis

My mother did movies from the New Wave,
but I was quite shocked I didn't know much about that period.
Bernado showed us film of the demonstrations of the time.
- Eva Green

We're seeing quite a lot of people who really would
like a return to class-based politics.
- Patricia Hewitt

It quite often happens that they attach a name to a
project and it doesn't get all the financing it needs.
- Dougray Scott

I know quite a few farmers all over the United States
who have tried this and have said the opposite,
that they have to use more herbicides,
not less.
The same holds true with BT.
- Jeremy Rifkin

I worked for Sam Peckinpah on quite a bit of action in his films,
and he got excited once in a while.
- Richard Farnsworth

I managed to take a family trip to the Bahamas and it was quite lovely.
- Jackie Collins

Nicotine is both a stimulant and a depressant,
so that can make one feel quite imbalanced.
- Christy Turlington

The mecca of filmmaking in the world just so happens to be in America.
It's quite simply a case of us just going where the work is.
- Alex O'Loughlin

Things are not quite what they seem always.
Don't start me on class, otherwise you'll get a four-hour lecture.
- Michael Caine

We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took.
That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.
- Alan Bennett

I think ethnic and regional labels are insulting to
writers and really put restrictions on them.
People don't think your work is quite as universal.
- James Welch

I find it difficult to explain, but I'm quite ashamed of being an actress.
- Kristin Scott Thomas

I've found that luck is quite predictable.
If you want more luck, take more chances.
Be more active.
Show up more often.
- Brian Tracy

Women know when they've got the menopause but men don't quite know.
They know it afterwards.
- Omar Sharif

We can identify with Frodo and Sam, setting off not
knowing quite where they are going and what they are to do.
- Timothy Radcliffe

There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite
as poignantly for others as we do for ourselves.
- Samuel Richardson

Look at the number of cop shows and lawyer shows and forensics shows...
I think there could be room for two quite different
examinations of the same political office.
- Geena Davis

I got into theatre very early, so yes I was surrounded
by gay people quite early and frequently.
- Judith Light

I'd be quite excited to play somebody British.
- Claire Forlani


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