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Pete Sampras Quotes and Sayings

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I am going to hold serve the majority of the time.
It is nice to have a little time to return serve.
- Pete Sampras

It is nice to walk out on a court to have it packed.
- Pete Sampras

Tennis is seen all around the world;
if I am home or anywhere in the country,
United States, people will stare.
- Pete Sampras

I let my racket do the talking.
That's what I am all about, really.
I just go out and win tennis matches.
- Pete Sampras

 

Golfers are forever working on mechanics.
My tennis swing hasn't changed in 10 years.
- Pete Sampras

I don't know how I do it, I really don't.
- Pete Sampras

There's always one shot that I can rely on when I'm
not hitting the ball that well,
is my serve.
- Pete Sampras

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If Davis Cup was a little bit less or once every two years,
I would be more inclined to play.
But the way it is now, it is too much tennis for me.
- Pete Sampras

When you retire you want to get as far away as possible
from the game for a couple of years.
- Pete Sampras

In tennis, you can make a couple of mistakes and still win.
Not in golf.
I played three rounds in that Tahoe event,
and I was drained.
Mentally, not physically.
- Pete Sampras

You kind of live and die by the serve.
- Pete Sampras

People know me.
I'm not going to produce any cartwheels out there.
I'm not going to belong on Comedy Central.
I'll always be a tennis player, not a celebrity.
- Pete Sampras

Where I fall down is my short game.
I don't practice enough, and when I have to take a
half swing from 50 yards out,
that's trouble.
- Pete Sampras

The difference of great players is at a certain point
in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it.
Lesser players play great for a set,
but then less.
- Pete Sampras

For so long people have just taken what I do for granted.
It is not easy to do year-in, year-out,
to win Grand Slams and be No.
1.
- Pete Sampras

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

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 PHOTO

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill PHOTO
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh) PHOTO

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach PHOTO

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

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you are going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

You don't get to choose how you're going to die,
only how you're going to live.
- Joan Baez

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While most managers spend their time attempting
to predict the future accurately -
and while that's valuable -
the best managers are able to generate a future
which was not going to happen otherwise -
that is, a future which was not predictable.
- Werner Erhard

Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.
Perhaps you will need to change your plan
and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.
Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself,
but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean,
so must I never live my life for itself,
but always in the experience which is going on around me.
- Albert Schweitzer

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots,
you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere.
- Alan Cohen

Feeling overwhelmed by apparent demands on our time
is like going to a restaurant,
ordering everything on the menu,
and complaining about indigestion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The True Path is the path on which
there is no coming and no going.
- Traditional Zen Koan

A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Death is nothing else but going home to God,
the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.
- Mother Teresa

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

Life is a continuity always and always.
There is no final destination it is going towards.
Just the pilgrimage, just the journey in itself is life,
not reaching to some point,
no goal - just dancing and being in pilgrimage,
moving joyously, without bothering about any destination.
- Osho

If you ask me anything I don't know,
I'm not going to answer.
- Yogi Berra

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good-bye is never painful unless
you're never going to say hello again.
- Anonymous

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch -
we are going back from whence we came.
- John F. Kennedy

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth
or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear
to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
- Sylvester Stallone

If you're going to tell people the truth,
be funny or they'll kill you.
- Billy Wilder

If everything seems to be going well,
you have obviously overlooked something.
- Anonymous

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

Footprints in the sand...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Pay attention.
Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

You have to find out what's right for you,
so it's trial and error.
You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself.
- Teri Garr

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty


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