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I used biomechanics to save time when I was competing. ...
by Edwin Moses

I used biomechanics to save time when I was competing.
- Edwin Moses

Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete.
- Edwin Moses

My father was an all-American football player.
- Edwin Moses

I never struggled with injury problems because of my preparation -
in particular my stretching.
- Edwin Moses

 

My father was also a principal of a school and mother
was a curriculum advisor.
Both were educators.
- Edwin Moses

One of my major competitors was Harold Smith.
Smith beat me in 1977.
I was loafing during that competition.
- Edwin Moses

I overcame size with mechanics.
- Edwin Moses

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I always had to keep improving my skills in order to
remain competitive and keep winning.
- Edwin Moses

I didn't get an athletics scholarship at a major school.
- Edwin Moses

I wanted to go to medical school.
But, I never got a college scholarship.
- Edwin Moses

In particular, I studied German and Russian biomechanics.
- Edwin Moses

I was always more of an academic than a jock.
- Edwin Moses

Lots of people let it go by and never accomplish what they want.
I just wanted to see what I could do.
- Edwin Moses

In digital world, sport provides opportunity to bring people together.
- Edwin Moses

I went to Moorehouse College.
There was no track and field there.
- Edwin Moses

I was always a mean and lean athlete -
not tall -
not large.
- Edwin Moses

My concentration level blocks out everything.
Concentration is why some athletes are better than others.
You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.
- Edwin Moses

Stretching was a major part of my preparation.
- Edwin Moses

I always got my work done before playing.
- Edwin Moses

The joint lubrication was not what it was when I was competing,
and I decided that not having arthritis or rheumatism
for the rest of my life was a lot more important to
me than returning to the track.
- Edwin Moses

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
- Albert Einstein

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In those days he was wiser than he is now;
he used to frequently take my advice.
- Winston Churchill

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
- Frank Howard Clark

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
- Nafisa Joseph

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
- Paul Valery

The poet may be used as a barometer,
but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
- Lionel Trilling

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
- Mae West

I used to sell furniture for a living.
The trouble was, it was my own.
- Les Dawson

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

The future ain't what it used to be.
- Yogi Berra

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time.
I don't believe in diets.
Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well
used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- Sam Ewing

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
- David Lee Roth


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