Favorite Inspirational Quotes...

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  1. nimxnooj

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    Mine are

    just do it
    -nike-

    Regardless of Talent, one cannot be exceptional without desire
    -Hiko Sejouro-

    Anything you can do, 'you' can do better
    -Converse-

    Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easeir to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.

    Impossible is nothing.
    -adidas-

    I believe that the man who works hardest deserves to win. When it's pouring rain and you go ride for six hours with no one on the side of the road cheering you or booing you, that's why you get nights like tonight.
    -Lance Armstrong, Six-Teim Tour de France Champion, in regards to winning his sixth Tour de France

    juss wondering if anybody else had any quotes that keep 'em goin...
     
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  2. Phil

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    Did you realize that 3 of your 5 "inspirational" quotes are taken from sports shoe company ads? I think you can do better than that. Go pick yourself up a Bartlett's and look up something that a real person said, not an advertising exec.
     
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  3. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Yeah, ditto. They are good, especially the adidas one, but the real inspirational stuff comes from athletes not marketing exec's. Quotes from people like Ali etc....
     
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    nonetheless, watever helps me. maybe i shoudln't have sed 'inspirational.' eh, watev. wat's a bartletts?
     
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    cool. the book looks really interesting. It'll probably have a lot more better stuff than the stuff i had. www.worldofquotes.com has some pretty good ones too. i go there wen i need to type up essays fer school. Anybody have any favorite quotes in particular?
     
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    Meaning of love by Agent Smith: ... love, illusions Mr Anderson, vagaries of perception, temporary constructs of a febel human intelect trying desperatly to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose and all of them as artifical as the matrix itself, although only a human mind can invent something as insipit as love.
     
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  9. bc-05

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    how bout ill be bok?
     
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  10. Morpheus

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    Not very inspirational, but I get it. Here's Merovingian (the French guy) with one of my faves:

    Merovingian: French is the best language to swear in.
    [stream of curses]
    Merovingian: It's like wiping your $ss with silk.

    (so true, so true)
     
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    "You miss 100% of the shots you never attempt" - ukn
    "Luck is preparation meeting opportunity" - Stu Aberdeen
    "How you win tells something of your character. How you lose tells all of it" - ukn
    "You will play just like you practice" - ukn

    There are many others and I do think they are important because they put into words what we already know in thoughts, like all poetry and prose. I'm sure some of you guys will know the sources of my unknown quotes but I am sure the writers are happy that the quotes are remembered.
     
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    "I did not design my practices for your enjoyment" ...Gene H. in Hoosiers

    "anyone can win when they play well....great players win when they don't"

    Safin referring to having his own picture on his wall in reference to his hero/role models...don't remember the exact quote
     
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    Success is not forever, and failure is not fatal.
    - Don Shula in Everyone’s a Coach

    Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
    - African proverb

    If you can’t make a mistake, you can’t make anything.
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    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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    It’s almost impossible to overestimate the unimportance of most things.
    - John Logue

    Being a philosopher, I have a problem for every solution.
    - Robert Zend

    - KK
     
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    "success is a journey, not a destination" --dude from Without a Paddle

    "every problem is an opportunity in disguise" --dude from Ocean's Twelve

    "Superstition brings bad luck" --ben affleck
     
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    “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."
     
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    Dedans, please. Attribution for this quote (and a phone # and address). Please?
     
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    WOW! Once I was in a discussion about Armstrong's drug abuse and a naive defender of Armstrong jumped in and said almost exactly this! That Armstrong won because of his dedication and that we didn't realize that when it was raining and nobody else would train, that Armstong would still train. Of couse that made me laugh, like the other world class cyclists won't train if it's raining!

    I didn't realize it was directly from a quote! What a load of BS!

    Well credit where it's due, Armstrong undoubtedly trains very hard, but take away the drugs and he won't be winning anything!
     
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    One at a time, or together?
     
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    Don't agree to it until you see the sister.
     
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    "I'm not like American. I have my own picture on wall."
    - Marat Safin
     
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    I like this one:
    "So at the end of the day, I will be who I am, and I will win how much I could to win." -- Marat Safin
     
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    "Foodfight!"
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    "The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time." - Vince Lombardi

    "The will to win is not worth a nickel unless you have the will to practice." - Anonymous

    "100% percent of shots not taken don't go in." -Wayne Gretzky
     
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    Oh yeah, forgot about that quote the commentating were crazy about from Alicia Molik, "Don't die wondering."

    This quote is along the lines of the 100% shots you don't take mentality. Except this one is more heavy on emphasizing guilt and death.
     
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    "You don't need to please anyone but yourself"

    Not sure if anyone said it but I like to. But IMO God needs to be added. But this kinda relates to this too:

    "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me"

    Not sure who said that either.

    ** I also like the one that Einstien said about insanity. And the one from Molik.**

    **Also forgot to metion to MegacedU that they edit out b-i-r-d because they have a competitor with that word in their name.**
     
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    "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea" - Eric Cantona
     
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    how bout the famous quote by andy dufrense? "I don't know Red, whatever it is we only have 2 choices in life. Get busy living or get busy dying!" and he walks off and then he walks away
     
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    My 2nd all-time fave after my "resentment" signature line -

    "We have met the enemy and he is us." - Walt Kelley, author POGO comic strip, first used on an Earth Day poster, 1970.

    "Never underestimate the power of a guilty conscience." - Detective Alexandra Eames, "Law and Order: Criminal Intent"

    "Luck is the residue of design." - Branch Rickey
     
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    Why I teach my kids to chart each other's matches ... and help the Team improve.

    "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it."

    - KK
     
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  34. Camilio Pascual

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    Stripes is a fun movie. How 'bout this one:
    We're 10 - 1! - Bill Murray
     
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    'you play to fight the fear of losing'

    eric cantona
     
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    "The harder you work, the harder it is to give up."
     
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    "When you earnestly believe that you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you cannot do."
     
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    Morpheus, your quote reminds of what Thomas Edison said:

    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

    Indeed, one of my all time favorites.
     
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    ahem...

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  40. "Maybe five matches, you're going to go out and be magic. And maybe five matches, you're going to go out and feel like ****. And all the rest of those matches, those are what make you a tennis player." ~Brad Gilbert

    "I need a weapon." ~Master Chief

    "What would you have your Arbiter do?" ~The Arbiter

    "You had your chance to take me, you won't get another!" ~The Prince Of Persia

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    "Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give up. Never give up. Never give up. Never give up." - Winston Churchill
     
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    Take the cannolies, leave the gun." - Clemmenza

    "Never take sides against the family again." - Michael Corleone

    "You should have come to me earlier." - Don Vito Corleone

    "We're gonna to make him an offer he don't refuse." - Don Vito Corleone

    "No muncha con Hyman Roth in Miami." - Frank Pantangelli

    "Sonny's thinking of going to the mattresses." - Clemmenza




    Rabbit for Post of the Year (so far)! I'm printing it as I write. Thanks bro.

    Jet
     
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    Ok, Rabbit - taking your cue...

    "Everywhere is within walking distance... if you've got the time." - Steven Wright.

    "How come Superman could stop bullets with his
    chest, but always ducked when someone threw a gun at him?" - Steven Wright.
     
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    I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time.- S. Wright




    You can't have everthing. Where would you put it?- S. Wright
     
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    Don't know if this has already been mentioned here:

    "The harder you practice, the luckier you get" - Gary Player
     
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    "Who are those guys?"-Butch Cassidy (and the Sundance Kid)

    "We have to get a bigger boat."-Chief Brody (Jaws)

    "Hey, be careful out there."-Sgt. Esterhaus (Hill Street Blues)

    "I sure picked a great time to stop sniffing glue."-Lloyd Bridges character (Airplane)

    "I'll have what she's having."-unknown female patron, to waiter, after overhearing Sally "fake it" at a nearby table in a restaurant (When Harry met Sally)

    "I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six."-unknown author (on the "bottom line" of self-defense)

    "All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."-W.C. Fields (epitaph)
     
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    Well we gotta quote somebody we all respect! Sir Patrick Rafter himself :p

    The following Pat quotes are taken from the great fan site linked below. Feel free to dispute or acknowledge my interpretations. :)

    Modesty:

    "Would you complain if chicks wanted to go after you? It's nice
    having that image. I remember when women wouldn't look twice at
    me."

    Frugality:

    "Money is nice, but I came into tennis thinking that if I can
    buy a two-bedroom home, I'm ahead of 90 percent of the people in
    the world."

    How he stays grounded:

    "With eight brothers and sisters, you can't have much
    arrogance."

    Live with what God gave you:

    "You try and get the most out of what you're given, and you have to enjoy the moment."

    "Yah I know I"m a major chick magnet, I just hate drawing attention to it.":

    "'Good looking' is the sort of term that I don't particularly
    like,I try to never give myself encouragement like that."

    Find a career that you enjoy and makes you happy (help on the big picture part):

    "I think if you're happy in your work, I think you're happy in
    life. But if you put it in the big picture, I'm still very happy."

    Take a loss by indulging yourself:

    "I had a day off -- I sat down and ate rubbish and watched
    cricket on television," After his loss to Lleyton Hewitt in the
    Adidas International.

    Importance of friendship:

    "Mates are important. Very Australian. True-blue." on what is
    important in life

    Reduce the fist pumps instead of learning more sophiticated types of
    arrogance *cough* hewitt *gag*:


    "All I know is it's a big learning experience, life is, and
    you've got to try to be a good person, and be a better person
    tomorrow." On his success in tennis

    Have an open mind and a sense of humour:

    "I've done them all. Everything except for cults." on his religious followings

    Live by the sword, die by the sword:

    "Then I said 'Stuff That' and went back to what I did best" on
    his short go at being a baseline player

    Nobody's perfect:

    "I think I do the right thing most of the time. But I've egged
    people's cars and thrown rocks at their roofs."

    Don't respect the disrespectful:

    "Lately I've given up saying nice things about Pete. A few of
    his comments have come across as arrogant to me. We won't be
    having a beer together." on Pete Sampras's unneccessarily rude
    comments towards him

    It's healthy to express some anger when appropriate: :)

    "About 20 minutes before that match I got fed up and said 'Who
    the hell am I playing?'" On the U.S. attempt to replace Todd
    Martin with Pete Sampras at the Davis Cup

    Nice guys can finish first:

    "Being No. 1 is great, but the fact that I'm able to annoy Pete
    is even better." On passing Pete Sampras for the no. 1 seed on
    the ATP tour (Later said he was taken out of context...but it's
    still funny!)

    These quotes and more available here:
    http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Court/5100/quotes.html
     
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    haha, pete i think u missed it..
     
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    Winners vs Losers

    "Winners do what losers don't want to do."

    "Winners find solutions to problems. Losers find problems with solutions."
     
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    "The ends justify the means." - Michavelli

    Hehe, "Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused." I don't know how that's inspirational, but it pertains to my life pretty well.
     
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