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Sugar Ray Robinson Quotes and Sayings

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To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.
- Sugar Ray Robinson

You always say 'I'll quit when I start to slide',
and then one morning you wake up and realize you've done slid.
- Sugar Ray Robinson

My business is hurting people.
- Sugar Ray Robinson

I ain't never liked violence.
- Sugar Ray Robinson

 

I figure I'll be champ for about ten years and then
I'll let my brother take over -
like the Kennedys down in Washington.
- Muhammad Ali

I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time.
When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ.
- Tyra Banks

I did my first recording.
It was called The Champ.
- Jimmy Smith

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People could see in me who I am now,
an Olympic champ,
the best in the world.
- Cathy Freeman

I wanted to become a champ - I was surrounded by champs
in my family and in my neighborhood -
and because of this stupid accident,
I lost my opportunity.
- Olivier Martinez

My father was champion of North Africa and he beat the European champ.
He was very good, a professional for 12 years.
We're from a big family of boxers.
My father has seven brothers.
- Olivier Martinez

It just meant a lot because it's something I've always wanted to do.
I've always wanted to be a Senior National Champ.
I was Junior National Champ in 2002,
so now to be the senior champ is great.
- Carly Patterson

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

I figure that if the children are alive when I get home,
I've done my job.
- Roseanne Barr

I have six locks on my door all in a row.
When I go out, I lock every other one.
I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks,
they are always locking three.
- Elayne Boosler

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes I can't figure designers out.
It's as if they flunked human anatomy.
- Erma Bombeck

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time.
I don't believe in diets.
Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

It's true hard work never killed anybody,
but I figure, why take the chance?
- Ronald Reagan

Yes, we have got to quit worrying about fighting each
other and trying to figure out a way to work together.
- John Breaux

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults,
not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should
not become your dearest friend.
- Agnes de Mille

I knew I couldn't solve it.
Because I couldn't figure out what made her drink when things were going well.
- David Gest

I couldn't walk down any street in Britain without being laughed at.
It was a nightmare.
My children were devastated because their dad was a figure of ridicule.
- David Icke

There is one thing I have never taught my body how
to do and that is to figure out at 6 A.M.
what it wants to eat at 6 P.M.
- Erma Bombeck

I had to figure out how to bring the world into my work.
- Barbara Kruger

I actually had a Bobby Orr action figure.
You could put the pads on him and skates and all that.
I was 7, and he was still playing.
- Mike Weir

You try to figure out things to keep yourself interested.
It's very easy to get lulled.
- Martin Short

She not only kept her lovely figure,
she's added so much to it.
- Bob Fosse

I love being on stage or in front of the camera.
My work brings me a lot of joy.
It helps me figure out who I am.
I'm really lucky that I get to make a living at acting.
- Dana Delany

Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child.
They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it.
The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
- Elias Canetti

A figure with curves always offers a lot of interesting angles.
- Wesley Ruggles

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses
possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man
at twice its natural size.
- Virginia Woolf

I think television often has dismissed younger people.
They figure, well, they're not really watching news,
that's not our audience.
- Kurt Loder

But then of course you reach a point where you have to say,
I've got to figure out how this book's going to end.
Otherwise, you're going to write yourself into so many dead-ends.
- Anthony Doerr

A great thing happening now in art is that artists are using the figure,
the body, clothing, life.
- Issey Miyake

I don't think having a My Chemical Romance action figure
will make a kid start his own band,
I like to think it will make him save children from a burning building.
- Gerard Way

The landlady of a boarding-house is a parallelogram -
that is,
an oblong angular figure, which cannot be described,
but which is equal to anything.
- Stephen Leacock

Shaft was a pop culture figure along t he lines of,
I guess, Dirty Harry - except that he wasn't as much of a racist.
So yeah, I was always a fan.
- Jeffrey Wright

Emerson was the chief figure in the American transcendental movement,
a fact that complicates all accounts of him in literary or cultural history.
- Howard Mumford Jones

I think for me it was a natural transition to move
full time into acting rather than figure skating.
- Julie Benz

One figure can sometimes add up to a lot.
- Wesley Ruggles

It took me a long time to figure out how to act,
and how to conduct myself in the business so I could
get what I felt I needed to support my potential and
give them what they wanted.
- Harrison Ford

Every citizen has to figure out what kind of government he or she wants.
- Stephen Breyer

I'm on this search trying to figure out exactly who
I am and what I have to say to people.
- Natalie Merchant

You have to figure out who the right person is to tell the story.
And often, people who are very self-aware will only
sound as if they are pontificating if they tell the story.
- Ann Beattie

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting
the world on fire was a figure of speech.
- Franklin P. Jones

Beethoven suppressed everything, his personal life
disappeared until he was locked inside.
That is a figure quite extreme.
- Michael Tippett

Yancy is actually a Native-American name,
but I'm Irish.
Go figure.
- Yancy Butler

Male figure skating is different than female figure skating;
we're not America's sweetheart.
- Scott Hamilton

Charlie Brown is almost a tragic figure.
- Brian Walker

I took all my wax studies and threw them in the fire...
that's the way it is when something unpleasant happens to me.
I take my hammer and I squash a figure.
- Camille Claudel

If you put somebody on a crack pipe and give them a 9 mm Baretta,
you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out
what's going to happen next.
- James Lee Burke

There are a couple of projects that are sort of on the plate;
I haven't closed any of them yet.
I'm trying to figure out which one is going to be the best one for me.
- Jay Hernandez

No one can figure out your worth but you.
- Pearl Bailey

I think everyone is trying to figure out who they are and their own thing.
- Joshua Homme

I like to figure things out and solve problems.
- Temple Grandin

I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy.
It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience;
what things are funny and not.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

There are a lot of girls that will try to hook up with you,
then try to have your kid because they figure they're
going to get all this money from you.
- Dustin Diamond

Some fine day, Democrats may figure out how to get
on the right side of the value divide -
how to define America as a place of the common good
and not a playground of the strong.
- Todd Gitlin

I've not seen in my lifetime any politician who is a heroic figure.
The manipulation that all politicians use on one level
or another is so transparent.
- Dean Koontz

There's always an element of fear that you need to
work a lot until people get sick and tired of you or
finally figure out that you're a fraud after all!
- Ben Stiller

Every man I meet wants to protect me.
I can't figure out what from.
- Mae West

We don't take a macro view...
We'd look at every company to figure out if trade sanctions are helpful or hurtful.
- Robert Pozen

He was definitely a father figure for all of us.
Once you were a Giant, you were always a Giant.
- George Martin

If you want to be in the automotive business,
you go to Detroit, and you figure it out.
If you want to be in entertainment, go to where it's at.
Go to Hollywood, go to New York.
- Nick Cannon

You learn at a certain point that you have to focus
on the business side of music.
After getting ripped off a couple of times,
you figure out that you need to get a grip on it.
- Neil Schon

And the fact that I liked to show off and be the center
of attention really lends itself to figure skating very well.
- Scott Hamilton

In order to figure out how to make atoms compute,
you have to learn how to speak their language and to
understand how they process information under normal circumstances.
- Seth Lloyd

They want to let the audience figure things out and
let the reaction shot get the laugh.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

The first 20 stories written about a public figure
set the tone for the next 2,000 and it is almost impossible to reverse it.
- Charles W. Colson


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