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Wrestling is ballet with violence. ...
by Jesse Ventura

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

Related topics: Sports

Congratulations, you have a sense of humor.
And to those who didn't: Go stick your head in the mud.
- Jesse Ventura

There's no question that we need tougher drunk-driving
laws for repeat offenders.
We need to take a lesson from European countries where
driving isn't a right but a privilege.
- Jesse Ventura

If I could be reincarnated as a fabric,
I would come back as a 38 double-D bra.
- Jesse Ventura

 

If you were to come to Minnesota, I could have you locked up like that.
That's power.
- Jesse Ventura

I speak my mind.
If it offends some people, well, there's not much I can do about that.
But I'm going to be honest.
I'm going to continue to speak my mind,
and that's who I am.
- Jesse Ventura

I decided to run for governor because I got mad...
I want to make government more directly accountable to the people.
- Jesse Ventura

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Remember that government doesn't earn one single dollar it spends.
In order for you to get money from the government,
that money must first be taken from somebody else.
- Jesse Ventura

Politics is not my life.
I have a career in radio and another career in film.
- Jesse Ventura

I don't want to spend the rest of my life in politics.
When I'm finished with my term as governor,
I'm going back to the life that's waiting for me in the private sector.
- Jesse Ventura

Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded
people who need strength in numbers.
It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business.
- Jesse Ventura

The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
That's all.
It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity.
- Jesse Ventura

I believe in the America people's ability to govern themselves.
If government would just get out of the way and allow
them to lead their lives as they choose,
they will succeed.
- Jesse Ventura

You can't legislate morality.
- Jesse Ventura

Government works less efficiently when it begins to
grow out of control and takes on more and more of the
responsibilities that belong to the citizens.
- Jesse Ventura

I don't support abortion.
I could never participate in one.
But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again.
- Jesse Ventura

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen
than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
- Jesse Ventura

I'm against the draft.
I believe we should have a professional military;
it might be smaller,
but it would be more effective.
- Jesse Ventura

I asked Dalai Lama the most important question that I think you could ask -
if he had ever seen Caddyshack.
- Jesse Ventura

As governor, there isn't a lot I can do beyond that to crack down on crime.
Law enforcement is really a local issue.
It's the cops' job to tighten down on criminals.
- Jesse Ventura

There are a lot of good causes out there,
but they can't possibly all be served by government.
- Jesse Ventura

If I wanna be president, I probably can.
- Jesse Ventura

We call our country home of the brave and land of the free,
but it's not.
We give a false portrayal of freedom.
We're not free - if we were, we'd allow people their freedom.
- Jesse Ventura

I believe patriotism comes from the heart.
Patriotism is voluntary.
It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the
result of knowledge and belief.
- Jesse Ventura

I don't believe we need the government's help as much as some think we do.
That belief sets me apart from the Democrats,
since their way of dealing with everything is to tax and spend.
- Jesse Ventura

I also believe that government has no business telling
us how we should live our lives.
I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us.
What we do in our private lives is none of the government's business.
That position rules out the Republican Party for me.
- Jesse Ventura

Patriotism is voluntary.
It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the
result of knowledge and belief.
A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions,
by their choice.
- Jesse Ventura

I don't think I would want the responsibility for enforcing the death penalties.
There's always the inevitable question of whether someone
you gave the order to execute might truly have been innocent.
- Jesse Ventura

When the Constitution gave us the right to bear arms,
it also made us responsible for using them properly.
It's not fair of us as citizens to lean more heavily
on one side of that equation than on the other.
- Jesse Ventura

All of us should have free choice when it comes to patriotic displays...
a government wisely acting within its bounds will earn
loyalty and respect from its citizens.
A government dare not demand the same.
- Jesse Ventura

Government's role should be only to keep the playing field level,
and to work hand in hand with business on issues such as employment.
But beyond this, to as great an extent as possible,
it should get the hell out of the way.
- Jesse Ventura

Students often approached me about state-paid tuition
while I was out campaigning.
After I explained to them that if the state pays their tuition now,
they will pay higher taxes to pay other people's tuition
for the rest of their lives,
most of them ended up agreeing with me.
- Jesse Ventura

Industrial hemp is a very useful plant.
I challenged the attorney general to get rid of the
criminal stigma associated with hemp so we can look
at it in terms of how it might be useful.
- Jesse Ventura

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
- Marcus Aurelius

I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight,
and I don't want to.
When I find out a man is interested in these sports,
I drop him.
- Hedy Lamarr

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

Writing is the hardest way of earning a living,
with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.
- Olin Miller

Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground,
a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.
- Madeleine L'Engle

As far as wrestling goes, as long as my body is able
to withstand the physical beating,
I will keep wrestling.
- Trish Stratus

It was only supposed to be on WCW compilation;
on that wrestling compilation.
And for that I thought it was good.
And then we threw it on our record as well.
- Kerry King

Well, actually, the Second City thing came about because
I was taking a few improv classes there.
I thought that the improv classes would help with my wrestling career,
which it has.
- Trish Stratus

When I'm in bed with a woman, my favorite move is a
wrestling hold called the lip lock.
- Jerry Lawler

OSHA had come in and looked at the channel 5 studios
and it sort of had something to do with wrestling,
but they found that there were some safety concerns
that had to be addressed.
- Jerry Lawler

After wrestling with myself for six months,
I began medical treatment.
During that time I started a band with some friends
of mine called Jack's Car,
but that didn't last.
- Jack Irons

One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a
closer communion of heart than hours spent on both
sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling.
- William James

I used to be fond of Indian arm wrestling.
- Leslie Fiedler

I find too often in the wrestling business,
you just wrestle, get to the hotel, make your money.
Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself to enjoy
my life and not just rush through.
- Owen Hart

There's no drama like wrestling.
- Andy Kaufman

It's a little like wrestling a gorilla.
You don't quit when you're tired - you quit when the gorilla is tired.
- Robert Strauss

From the wrestling of his own soul with the great enemy,
comes that depth and mystery which startles us in Hamlet.
- Jones Very

Hopefully I can become the Babe Ruth of the World Wrestling
Federation and be the champion at the same time.
- Hulk Hogan

As they say, anything can happen in the World Wrestling Federation.
- Jerry Lawler

I was dating a guy that was a huge wrestling fan and
I'm embarrassed to say it now but I used to make fun of him for watching it.
- Torrie Wilson

There's so many documentaries out there right now and
everything's exposing wrestling.
- Owen Hart

I like a women who's got some balls,
some strength.
As long as I can beat her at arm wrestling,
that's fine.
- James Hetfield

War has rules, mud wrestling has rules -
politics has no rules.
- Ross Perot

Judging from what looks like the popularity of this
classic wrestling show is that the people like what
they have grown to know and love here in Memphis.
- Jerry Lawler

I owe a lot to my dad, just for having provided the
wrestling business for us to get into.
- Owen Hart

I don't understand American football at all.
It looks like all-in wrestling with crash helmets.
- Sting

At this point I have no interest in returning to wrestling.
I am pursuing my acting career.
But I never say never.
I enjoyed the three years I was in the wrestling industry.
- Rita Mero

I don't think that McMahon thinks very much about the
fact that J.R and I have been successful.
I don't think that McMahon thinks the wrestling announcers
really have that much to contribute the show.
- Jerry Lawler

I certainly would have regretted not getting into wrestling.
It's been very lucrative for me and I've been fortunate
to get into it and make money and not do anything stupid
where I invested in something that collapsed.
- Owen Hart

I think the sport of wrestling, which I became involved with at the age of 14...
I competed until I was 34, kind of old for a contact sport.
I coached the sport until I was 47.
I think the discipline of wrestling has given me the
discipline I have to write.
- John Irving

Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life.
It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who
had gradually ceased to be a Marxist,
and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.
- Roland Joffe

It's kind of beating a dead horse if you're talking
about going out and saying wrestling's fake,
or this or that.
People don't want to hear that.
They want to hear, they wanted to find an inside story.
- Owen Hart

I'm good friends with The Rock, and I talk to him all the time.
And he says that, even though his movie career has taken off,
he misses the instant gratification of wrestling,
and the live crowds, and I could see being that way myself.
- Trish Stratus

If I play my cards right, I could bring network wrestling back to TV.
Unfortunately, to most people, wrestling is a laughingstock.
But fortunately, I'm reaching people who otherwise wouldn't watch it.
- Andy Kaufman

It's good to go out and entertain these people,
and you've got them on the edge of their seat,
they're standing up.
Then you know that you've done your job,
you've entertained them.
My way of entertaining them is going out and wrestling.
Everyone's got their different ways.
- Owen Hart

I never went to a ballet until I was 45 years old.
I don't know why.
- Robert Caro

Ballet is sort of a mystery to me.
And I don't want to unravel that mystery.
- Robert Caro

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible.
If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
- George Balanchine


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