"You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get."
- Michael Phelps
"Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts."
- Dan Gable
"Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don't rush. Be quick, but don't hurry."
- Earl Monroe
"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second."
- William James
"If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death."
- Morgan Freeman
"Don't let the fear of falling keep you from flying"
"The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself"
- Baz Luhrmann
"The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall."
- Mitch Hedberg
"I've had a deep love affair with skiing for many years."
- John Denver
"My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging."
- Hank Aaron
"You win some, lose some, and wreck some."
- Dale Earnhardt
"I've stayed calm when I'm winning and I've stayed calm when I've lost. Tennis is a sport where we have a lot of tournaments every week, so you can't celebrate a lot when you have big victories, and you cannot get too down when you're losing, as in a few days you'll be in the next tournament and you'll have to be ready with that."
- Rafael Nadal
Maria Corte Maidagan
"This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is. "
- Dennis Rodman
"I love running. I’m not into marathons, but I am into avoiding problems at an accelerated rate."
- Jarod Kintz
"Champions keep playing until they get it right."
- Billie Jean King
"Sports are a microcosm of society."
- Billie Jean King
"The word 'seek' means to go in search of, try to discover, try to acquire. It requires an active, assertive approach to life."
- Joseph B. Wirthlin
"Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty."
- Brian Greene
"The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen."
- Bob Lemon
"I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky."
- Audrey Hepburn
"And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high."
- Ayrton Senna
"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony."
- Thomas Merton
"Sports do not build character. They reveal it."
- Heywood Broun
"The first river you paddle runs through the rest of your life. It bubbles up in pools and eddies to remind you who you are."
- Lynn Noel
Mark T. Smith
"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't"
- Jerry Rice
"I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match."
- Mia Hamm
"The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, tears, or the sea."
- Isak Dinesen
"Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play."
- Mike Singletary
"You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing."
- Greg LeMond
"Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost."
- Joyce Carol Oates
"The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break. "
- John Madden
"I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication, and commitment. My mindset is: If i'm not outthere training, someone else is."
- Lynn Jennings
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
- Lou Holtz
"I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life."
- Bill Watterson
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
"All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused."