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Mary Lou Retton Quotes and Sayings

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Fragile egos are put on the line every day.
- Mary Lou Retton

As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can:
by making the best choices,
by making the most of the talents we've been given.
- Mary Lou Retton

It's going to be really weird when I'm 80 years old,
in a walker, and people are still calling me America's sweetheart.
We need a new one.
- Mary Lou Retton

For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.
- Mary Lou Retton

 

Getting to know athletes from all over the planet is
a big part of the Olympic experience.
- Mary Lou Retton

I usually don't mind giving autographs,
but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you,
it's time to seek shelter.
- Mary Lou Retton

Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other
than the one they're famous for.
- Mary Lou Retton

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If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard,
I threw it in the trash.
- Mary Lou Retton

For six years, I kept my five Olympic medals wrapped
in a plastic bread bag beneath my bed.
- Mary Lou Retton

Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances.
Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic
success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success.
- Mary Lou Retton

In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first.
Same thing for my right wristband.
- Mary Lou Retton

Be cocky.
Walk into the Georgia Dome like you own it.
- Mary Lou Retton

Pay-per-view would deprive many kids of the delight of seeing the Olympics.
- Mary Lou Retton

That's because the International Olympic Committee
has a policy of never replacing medals.
- Mary Lou Retton

Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes.
- Mary Lou Retton

Companies that support sports developmental programs
in our communities should also be applauded.
- Mary Lou Retton

In L.A., we had a game room with a new sensation called Pac-Man.
- Mary Lou Retton

I love her attitude, but as much as I'd like to bring
my medals to a speech or appearance,
I never do.
- Mary Lou Retton

The endorsement game has been very good to me.
- Mary Lou Retton

As a kid, I was a pretty good little sprinter.
- Mary Lou Retton

Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn't be here
if it weren't for corporate support.
- Mary Lou Retton

You give up your childhood.
You miss proms and games and high-school events,
and people say it's awful...
I say it was a good trade.
You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost.
- Mary Lou Retton

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

Beauty is a fragile gift.
- Ovid

Humans are upsetting a fragile balance that their own
human ancestors established.
- Joan D. Vinge

I think you're a little more fragile when you're younger.
- Mats Sundin

Confidence is a very fragile thing.
- Joe Montana

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much
handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
- Randolph Bourne

Confidence is such a fragile and precious thing.
- David Duval

Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.
- Ovid

The United Nations system is still the best instrument
for making the world less fragile.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile;
virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government,
in the short run, it is among the most fragile.
- Madeleine Albright

I think that most artists are leaning towards fragile idiots.
- Josh Silver

I plead for conservation of human culture,
which is much more fragile than nature herself.
We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
- Arthur Erickson

Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved away.
- Donald Judd

Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason,
sometimes, also more fragile.
- Emma Bonino

Up to now we have faced external problems in an isolated fashion.
One of these problems is precisely the drug trade and
what has been the result? A very weak and fragile position.
- Alberto Fujimori

We grow with years more fragile in body,
but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of
a bad conscience almost at once.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Peace is a fragile thing.
It takes courage to secure it.
It takes wisdom to maintain it.
- Jenny Shipley

We have to remember that no matter how much hardship
we go through in our life,
there is always going to be that fragile place in our heart.
- Angie Martinez

You have no idea how fragile an actor's self-worth is.
- Elia Kazan

I don't talk like House, or walk like him.
I certainly don't think like him.
I don't like to think for more than 15 minutes at a stretch actually;
I am a fragile flower.
- Hugh Laurie

Asia's governments come in two broad varieties:
young,
fragile democracies - and older, fragile authoritarian regimes.
- Paul Samuelson

We owe at least this much to future generations,
from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth.
- Maurice Strong

I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside.
- James Broughton

If the heart stops for more than two minutes,
you have massive brain death.
There are only two minutes between our conscious world and zero.
That's how fragile our consciousness is.
- Robin Gibb

I think the secret of my light, quick,
foot strike is related to the fact that I have fragile feet.
- Frank Shorter

True delicacy is not a fragile thing.
- James Broughton

Freedom is fragile and must be protected.
To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure,
is to betray it.
- Germaine Greer

Once you've been in space, you appreciate how small
and fragile the Earth is.
- Valentina Tereshkova

I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman,
because we are terribly strong, we know what we want
and we are not fragile enough.
- Shirley Bassey

On the surface I look fragile and insecure;
you have to know me very well.
- Anne Parillaud

Human identity is the most fragile thing that we have,
and it's often only found in moments of truth.
- Alan Rudolph

Only two countries in this hemisphere are not democratic,
but many countries in both Central and South America,
and in the Caribbean, are really fragile democracies.
- Warren Christopher

Most men act so tough and strong on the outside because on the inside,
we are scared, weak, and fragile.
Men, not women, are the weaker sex.
- Jerry Rubin

Civilization is hideously fragile and there's not much
between us and the horrors underneath,
just about a coat of varnish.
- Carrie P. Snow

Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors,
woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile
and never directly inherited.
- Margaret Mead

It's just so fragile.
The growing sense of 'Oh, God, what am I doing? Am
I any good? Will I ever work again?' All those questions of self doubt,
they do creep in.
- Jacqueline McKenzie

I approach playing acoustic guitar more of as a percussive instrument.
It's fragile.
I don't have a lot of finesse when it comes to my guitar playing.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

Saddam spent 35 years stealing and wasting money,
and all of these systems are very fragile and brittle,
and you try to fix one thing and something else gets in trouble.
- Paul Bremer

I don't like things like little sandals that look fragile.
I like to look strong and commanding.
- Zoe Saldana

I've got over so much.
Mum wouldn't want anything to come into my life that
would make me fragile again.
- Tracey Emin

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile;
intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

Who is affected more when it's cold? Poor people.
Who is affected more when it's hot? Poor people.
Who is affected more when it's wet? Poor people.
Who is most affected when the economy is bad? Poor people.
Poor people are the most fragile.
- Russel Honore

It's the unusual leading man.
Most of the Hollywood leading men are powerful and capable and strong,
heroes.
He has this vulnerability, he's fragile,
he struggles to find a way to live from day to day
that we can identify with,
that we can understand.
- Mark Rydell

The United States' gasoline industry,
as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita demonstrated,
is remarkably fragile.
And the process of how oil is pumped from the ground,
turned into gasoline and distributed to consumers is complicated.
- Gary Miller

A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time,
it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands.
so the librarian protects the books not only against
mankind but also against nature and devotes his life
to this war with the forces of oblivion.
- Umberto Eco

Democracy's a very fragile thing.
You have to take care of democracy.
As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow
it to turn into scare tactics,
it's no longer democracy, is it? It's something else.
It may be an inch away from totalitarianism.
- Sam Shepard

The clever, albeit fragile, coalition against terrorism
brought together by the U.S.
government might be able to advance the transition
from classical international law to a cosmopolitan order.
- Jurgen Habermas

He didn't want to tell his son what to do,
but told me to write the president a letter.
I didn't name a country, but there are many countries
we have a fragile relationship with.
- George Herbert Walker


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