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Gerry Cooney Quotes and Sayings

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I lost three times in my career.
Losing to Holmes I could deal with, because I lost to a true champion.
- Gerry Cooney

I was a left hooker, and I loved hooking.
I also really liked to jab and mix it up right away.
- Gerry Cooney

Boxing was not the sport that I thought is was due to all the politics.
- Gerry Cooney

When that bell rang, I wanted to go out there and do my thing.
- Gerry Cooney

 

I was a small kid from Huntington, Long Island.
I never imagined that anything like that would happen to me.
- Gerry Cooney

By the time you're 30 years old, you can be on a nowhere street,
if you're not careful.
- Gerry Cooney

Roberto Duran was the kind of guy who was a true fighter
and you hardly see guys like that anymore.
- Gerry Cooney

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Muhammad Ali was the kind of guy you either loved or hated,
but you wanted to see him.
I happen to really love him.
He brought boxing to another level and always made you laugh.
- Gerry Cooney

I am seeing all the guys, like Earnie Shavers,
Tex Cobb, and Larry Holmes all the time.
- Gerry Cooney

I am involved in minor league baseball.
I go around the country speaking to troubled youths,
trying to help them understand that whatever path they choose,
they'll need to really pay attention to it.
- Gerry Cooney

The bad press came because they thought I should fight more.
I couldn't get the fights because if I would sign to
fight one of King's guys I would be signed to him.
I chose not to do that.
In hindsight, that might have been a mistake.
- Gerry Cooney

You take that walk from the dressing room to the ring
and that's when the real man comes out.
Then you climb up those four stairs and into the ring.
Then finally, you can't wait for the bell to ring.
- Gerry Cooney

Growing up training, I use to get up so early I would
wave to the garbage men going by.
So, I had this relationship with Blue Collar America and I really liked it.
I felt that lots of those people looked forward to me winning.
- Gerry Cooney

I grew up in a big Irish, Catholic family.
My dad was a pretty rough guy.
So one of my brothers left home when he was 15 and
found his way to the gym.
It gave me the opportunity to go and spend some time
with him and work out in the gym.
- Gerry Cooney

If you look at my career, towards the end you will
see I was fighting like once a year.
I was not part of the Don King top heavyweights,
so I was kind of kept out.
His guys were getting three to four fights a year and I could only get one.
- Gerry Cooney

You have a small period of time when you can perfect
your career and become good at it.
A lot of guys get distracted, which only hurts them.
You must stay focused and work very hard at boxing.
- Gerry Cooney

All of the sports have a safety net,
but boxing is the only sport that has none.
So when the fighter is through, he is through.
While he was fighting his management was very excited for him,
but now that he is done, that management team is moving on.
- Gerry Cooney

The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

He who hesitates is lost.
- Proverb

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Not until we are lost
do we begin to understand ourselves.
- Henry David Thoreau

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

There is a time to cry for those we have lost,
and there is a time to wipe the tears and smile again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall.
He will end by destroying the earth.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if
our thoughts are focused on regretting the past,
preoccupied with anticipating the future,
or lost in the mind-fog of unconscious habitual behavior.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Though lovers be lost love shall not.
- Dylan Thomas

Until you've lost your reputation,
you never realize what a burden it was.
- Margaret Mitchell

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
- Betty Friedan

If you can not answer a man's argument,
all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
- Elbert Hubbard

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The civilized man has built a coach,
but has lost the use of his feet.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have lost friends, some by death ...
others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf

I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks.
- Totie Fields

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less
of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
- Thornton Wilder

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

Experience comprises illusions lost,
rather than wisdom gained.
- Joseph Roux

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically
into three major categories;
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
- Robert Frost

I have not lost faith in God.
I have moments of anger and protest.
Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.
- Elie Wiesel

Smoking kills.
If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.
- Brooke Shields

Waste your money and you're only out of money,
but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life.
- Michael LeBoeuf

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer
knows the propensity to dream,
the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Most ball games are lost, not won.
- Casey Stengel

When faith is lost, when honor dies,
the man is dead.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Forgiveness is the remission of sins.
For it is by this that what has been lost,
and was found, is saved from being lost again.
- Saint Augustine

Remote villages and communities have lost their identity,
and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations,
the automobile.
- James Norman Hall

I kind of lost interest in the classical dance.
I was very much interested in the modern choreography.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

The only paradise is paradise lost.
- Marcel Proust


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