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Champion Quotes

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Each great athlete must some day bow to that perennial old champion,
Father Time, even as I, for Time eventually wins.
- Major Taylor

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
- Pat Riley

In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion
until you have defended your title successfully.
Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.
- Althea Gibson

The newspapers loved pinup pictures of pretty young swimmers,
and as a national champion, I got more than my share
of space in the sports pages.
- Esther Williams

 

What does it take to be a champion? Desire,
dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.
- Patty Berg

Being champion is all well and good,
but you can't eat a crown.
- Althea Gibson

I don't want ever to be champion again.
- Boris Spassky

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The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
- Jean-Claude Killy

You become a champion by fighting one more round.
When things are tough, you fight one more round.
- James J. Corbett

You have to bear in mind that Mr. Autry's favorite
horse was named Champion.
He ain't ever had one called Runner Up.
- Gene Mauch

Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine,
so long as they champion gluttony.
- Jonah Goldberg

What could be better than walking down any street in
any city and knowing you're the heavyweight champion of the world?
- Rocky Marciano

I want to be a champion for the people I have fought for all my life -
regular people.
- John Edwards

Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.
- Major Taylor

That was the fight.
I knew that I had done something that no man had been
able to do to a champion.
- Thomas Hearns

I don't champion the idea of being in a Hollywood movie.
I never had fun in one of them.
- Armand Assante

We need strong personalities and only one world champion to attract sponsors.
- Anatoly Karpov

They're cheering a young lad, the champion playboy of the Western World.
- John Millington Synge

I wouldn't say that there's ever been an Olympic champion
that didn't deserve to win an Olympic Gold Medal.
- Dorothy Hamill

The Games were created for the glorification of the individual champion.
- Pierre de Coubertin

I hated every minute of training, but I said,
"Don't quit.
Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
- Muhammad Ali

Upon awakening in the morning, I wondered if the proceedings
of the night before had been a dream.
It was hard to believe that I was the world's heavyweight champion.
- Gene Tunney

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

Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
- Oliver Goldsmith

The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion.
No one remembers anything else.
- John Madden

Hopefully I can become the Babe Ruth of the World Wrestling
Federation and be the champion at the same time.
- Hulk Hogan

To be a champion you must act like one,
act like a champion.
- Lou Ferrigno

The Internal Revenue Service is the real undefeated heavyweight champion.
- George Foreman

People still look at me as the champion and that's very important to me.
- Marvin Hagler

I think self-awareness is probably the most important
thing towards being a champion.
- Billie Jean King

Ali and I have become friends over the years.
I was on a plane with him one time when he was the champion.
- Robert Goulet

I don't want to be remembered as a beaten champion.
- Rocky Marciano

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team,
I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team,
not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
- Mia Hamm

A champion owes everybody something.
He can never pay back for all the help he got,
for making him an idol.
- Jack Dempsey

If you're a champion, you have to have it in your heart.
- Chris Evert

Be very strong...
be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion.
- Alberto Juantorena

We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and
the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.
- Jimmy Carter

I didn't aspire to be a good sport; 'champion' was good enough for me.
- Fred Perry

As an Olympic champion gymnast, I have always stayed involved in my sport.
- Nadia Comaneci

I would have been a much more popular Wolrd Champion
if I had always said what people wanted to hear.
I might have been dead, but definitely more popular.
- Jackie Stewart

My goal is to be the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World.
- Evander Holyfield

To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player;
one has to be a strong human being as well.
- Anatoly Karpov

The vision of a champion is bent over,
drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion,
when nobody else is looking.
- Mia Hamm

A champion is afraid of losing.
Everyone else is afraid of winning.
- Billie Jean King

As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew
at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.
- Marion Jones

What happened in the past is just that,
the past.
Champion or not.
- Steve Nash

But go on, valiant champion; you die not as a fool,
though the apostate, unfaithful, and lukewarm ministers
and professors of this generation think and say so.
- Donald Cargill

What is the single most important quality in a tennis
champion? I would have to say desire,
staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.
- John McEnroe

Realizing full well that fine condition and confidence
will not in themselves make a champion,
it is my belief, however, that they are essential factors.
- Major Taylor

I've been knocked down more than any heavyweight champion in history.
- Floyd Patterson

A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.
- Jack Dempsey

You know what a champion is? A champion is someone
who's ready when the gong rings -
not just before,
not just after - but when it rings.
- Jack Dempsey

Recently I saw Kasparov and he looked to me as still
young and potent champion.
- Boris Spassky

Take the feeling of hunger out of your gut,
and you're no longer a champion.
- Burt Lancaster

First of all I thought it was ugly, I thought it was
ridiculous that undercover police guys would drive
a striped tomato and I've never been a big champion of Ford.
- Paul M. Glaser

I would like to become champion, but I'm realistic about it.
- David Leslie

Do you have any ambitions outside racing? My main ambition at the moment,
whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion.
- Kimi Raikkonen

There's always the motivation of wanting to win.
Everybody has that.
But a champion needs, in his attitude,
a motivation above and beyond winning.
- Pat Riley

I think that the World Champion should try to defend
the quality of play more than anyone else.
- Boris Spassky

At the end of the day, we're just trying to prevent
each other from going mad.
- Will Champion

The first time we all played as a band,
I think it was in January 1998, in Jonny's bedroom.
- Will Champion

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

I have no great urge to be minister of this or minister of that,
but instead would feel incredible blessed to have the
opportunity to be a champion for a constituency and fight for their cause.
- Adam Rickitt

I think hopefully we've got enough brain cells left
to decide if our music is really worth something.
- Will Champion

What it is saying is that someone who was a world champion
and who takes care of himself with a 17-year rest and
applies the proper training techniques and perseverance could be successful.
- Mark Spitz

I trained and trained and went up against Kurt,
then being a world champion in '94, and after that
I did Tommy's tour and then my tour and all this stuff
and just trying to deal with it all.
And now, I've just kind of backed off a little.
- Elvis Stojko

So, I didn't say we are going to win a lot,
but we are going to play like winners,
and we've got a plan in place to teach our guys how
to play like winners and play like a champion.
- Steve Spurrier

A lot of the time there is a lot of melancholy in the lyrics.
- Will Champion

I use dancing to embellish, extend or enlarge upon an existing emotion.
- Gower Champion

I had never, ever drunk beer in high school,
and by the time I got to Tech we were having these
parties out in the cotton fields and getting so drunk.
I was the champion beer drinker; suddenly I was pouring it down my throat...
Insane!
Insane!
- Bob Livingston

When you write something it has to hit the level that
you accept as being good.
- Will Champion


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