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Helen Wills Moody Quotes and Sayings

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Spectators often express disfavor of fair decisions.
- Helen Wills Moody

Four times out of five the linesman gets a better view
of the ball near him than the player himself.
- Helen Wills Moody

When I play, I become entirely absorbed in the game.
It may be a form of concentration.
- Helen Wills Moody

The angle from which the line and ball are seen makes
a tremendous difference in the call,
and the player who is inclined to fret inwardly about
decisions should realize this.
- Helen Wills Moody

 

The 1927 Wimbledon finals were almost put off because of the rain,
which threatened every moment.
- Helen Wills Moody

I love the feel of hitting the ball hard,
the pleasure of a rally.
It is these things that make tennis the delightful game that it is.
- Helen Wills Moody

Unless a player goes in for intensive play and tournament competition,
two racquets are sufficient.
- Helen Wills Moody

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I can remember when, as a beginner, I was delighted
with any ball as long as it would bounce.
- Helen Wills Moody

No player can become accustomed to New York's climate in August in a few days.
The playing conditions, the courts in New York and
France are very different.
- Helen Wills Moody

The seeded draw came into being.
This means that the two best players of the tournament
are placed in opposite halves in the draw,
and cannot possibly meet until the finals,
if they come through successfully against all the rest of the participants.
- Helen Wills Moody

My feelings, as the last ball travelled over the net,
and as I realized that the final match was mine,
I cannot describe.
I felt that here was a prize for all the games I had ever played.
- Helen Wills Moody

Balls should be good for at least six sets,
and for more for the average player.
But if the rallies are long, they do not last as long as this.
There is a fuzz on the surface that wears off on the hard court.
- Helen Wills Moody

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear,
but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The essential is to excite the spectators.
If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium,
you do it.
- Orson Welles

One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off.
Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators,
are active; not passive observers.
- James Humes

I never read reviews.
I'm not interested.
But I value a lot the reactions of the spectators.
- Hayao Miyazaki

It was an ideal day for football - too cold for the
spectators and too cold for the players.
- Red Smith

It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography -
intuitive observations of the natural world which may
have meaning to the spectators.
- Ansel Adams

The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it,
and the number of spectators will be proportional to
the number of friends the director has.
- Francois Truffaut

Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding
of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment
for spectators or employment for athletes.
- Milton Friedman

In an upside down world, with all the rules being rewritten
as the game goes on and spectators invading the pitch,
it is good to feel that some things and some people
seem to stay just as they were.
- Kenneth More

The format of the race weekend is also very well thought out.
We have enough practice time to get the cars well set-up
and have a proper qualifying session where we can do as many laps as we like,
which is great for the drivers and spectators.
- Nigel Mansell

I don't think any actor feels comfortable watching themselves in movies.
You must be very narcissistic.
The problem with your own opinion of yourself is that
contrary to the normal spectators,
when you watch a film you are in, you only watch yourself.
- Omar Sharif

One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion
of great amusement on the part of the prisoners,
as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of
ice to show these strangers from the tropics.
- Lewis Tappan

Above all, in comedy, and again and again since classical times,
passages can be found in which the level of representation
is interrupted by references to the spectators or to
the fictive nature of the play.
- Paul Watzlawick

Musicians are there in front of you,
and the spectators sense their tension,
which is not the case when you're listening to a record.
Your attention is more relaxed.
The emotional aspect is more important in live music.
- Brian Eno

It certainly is dangerous that there are only a few
clubs left in Europe that can afford to pay millions.
At the end of the day however, the spectators decide the rates of pay -
by watching the games and consuming the goods and services
advertised on sports TV programmes.
- Angela Merkel

Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony,
and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent,
which was used on such occasions; and placed not far
from the altar in the chapel,
in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled,
perhaps about forty.
- Maria Monk

I am the reassurance that they have not changed.
In an upside down world, with all the rules being rewritten
as the game goes on and spectators invading the pitch,
it is good to feel that some things and some people
seem to stay just as they were.
- Kenneth More

Experiments were not attempted at that time,
we did not believe in the usefulness of the concept anyway,
and I finished my thesis in 1962 with a feeling like
an artist balancing on a high rope without any interested spectators.
- Richard Ernst

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

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

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

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

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

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

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

Know that the greatest gift you can give the world is your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra


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