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Boris Becker Quotes and Sayings

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I'm not a God, I make mistakes.
- Boris Becker

I don't really care what the man on the street thinks.
I never did anything to please him in the first place,
and I'm not going to start now.
- Boris Becker

Where do you go when you're the best in the world? What's next?
- Boris Becker

It was a confusing time in my life, a really bad day at the office.
- Boris Becker

 

I don't know how many millions of photographs have been taken of me.
- Boris Becker

I go to my favourite tournament, I talk about my favourite
sport and it's just a great month of parading.
- Boris Becker

I go to London, my favourite city in the world,
and I feel at home.
- Boris Becker

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It's silly to say it about a tennis player,
but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany.
And Germany needs heroes more than any place.
- Boris Becker

A few years after my first son was born,
he wanted to know how we chose his name,
so I began reading him the story of Noah's Ark.
- Boris Becker

I believed in raising my children as I had been raised.
- Boris Becker

When I was a child, I had posters of James Dean in my room.
I was a big admirer of his work and was fascinated
by him living on the edge.
Looking back, my life was kind of the same.
- Boris Becker

If I go into a club now, all the blonde girls leave
my corner and all the black girls come into my corner.
It's as if I'm racist towards white girls!
- Boris Becker

I believe that everything in life happens for a reason.
- Boris Becker

An autobiography is not about pictures;
it's about the stories; it's about honesty and as much
truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people's privacy.
- Boris Becker

The suit-and-tie job is very nice but it's not really who I am in my heart.
- Boris Becker

Does anyone ask their parents how they are conceived?
- Boris Becker

For a year, I had all sorts of weirdos coming on to me.
- Boris Becker

I can't change history, I don't want to change history.
I can only change the future.
I'm working on that.
- Boris Becker

So this is it.
Match point for eternity.
- Boris Becker

Girls had never been important.
I'd had a girlfriend or two and had liked them a lot but it wasn't love,
because my first love was tennis.
- Boris Becker

That's the hard part about sport: as men we haven't
started to be in our prime,
but as athletes we are old people.
I needed support.
I lost trust and did stupid things.
- Boris Becker

I love the winning, I can take the losing,
but most of all I Love to play.
- Boris Becker

I want to be a hero, a small and good kind of hero,
even though I know heroes have very short lives.
- Boris Becker

Tennis is a psychological sport, you have to keep a clear head.
That is why I stopped playing.
- Boris Becker

The eyes of some of the fans at Davis Cup matches scare me.
There's no light in them.
Fixed emotions.
Blind worship.
Horror.
It makes me think of what happened to us long ago.
- Boris Becker

I met with my lawyers.
They gave me all the wrong advice.
For a long time I refused to accept the child was mine.
I should have met her, arranged a DNA test and accepted my responsibility.
- Boris Becker

I lost in the second round of the French Open and had 10 days off.
I went to the Hard Rock Cafe.
It was exciting to be away from my parents,
to stay in a hotel.
Hotels at 17 meant freedom.
- Boris Becker

I was in the tennis bubble.
I wasn't thinking about the big picture.
I didn't notice what they said on television,
I wasn't reading any papers.
I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble.
- Boris Becker

When you are thrown onto the stage at 17 in such an enormous way,
it becomes living on the edge because every step you take,
every word you speak, every action you do becomes headline news.
And it became, for me, life or death.
- Boris Becker

How do you build a relationship when you've hardly
shared a word but suddenly share a child? How do you
love a daughter you don't see for nearly two years?
When does she become your daughter? How does she become your daughter?
- Boris Becker

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary


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