Quotable Athlete: Words of Wisdom from Mark McGuire,Michael Jordan,Mia Hamm,Bonnie Blair,Wayne Gretzky,Joe Theismann,and More

Quotable Athlete: Words of Wisdom from Mark McGuire,Michael Jordan,Mia Hamm,Bonnie Blair,Wayne Gretzky,Joe Theismann,and More

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Overview

What do Yogi Berra, Mary Lou Retton, Arnold Palmer, and Charles Barkley all have in common? Each of them had something to say -- sometimes funny, sometimes touching, sometimes shocking -- but always something interesting, inspiring, and wise. Now sports fans, both avid and armchair, can see firsthand what some of their favorite stars had to say about everything from adversity to fame to teamwork.

Often our sports heroes seem larger than life, celebrities of mythical proportions. The selections collected in The Quotable Athlete afford a more intimate look at these very public figures, allowing us to glimpse what they're really like away from the cameras and the formal interviews. As a result, we're able to view them as never before -- remarkable insights into an athlete's exclusive world governed by training, practice, pressure, relationships, money management, and all the other advantages and disadvantages associated with fame.

Whether you're looking for that perfect conversation starter, a fun way to impress your friends, or some lively reading, editors Mike McGovern and Susan Shelly feature a fascinating compendium of quotes from such diverse voices as Billie Jean King, Vince Lombardi, and even Tara Lipinski. Mountain climber John Roskelley reminds us that "you've got to know when to turn around," but Hall of Fame golfer Amy Alcott wisely says, "don't give advice unless you're asked." And perhaps the sagest words of all come from chess grand master Viktor Korchnoi. When asked if he was scared to play a match against Anatoly Karpov in 1978, Korchnoi retorted: "I fear nobody but the dentist." The Quotable Athlete is sure to be an inimitable addition to every sport fan's collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071360623
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication date: 08/01/2000
Series: Quotable Series
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 5.77(w) x 8.67(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Accomplishment1
Adversity1
Advice4
Age, Aging, and Longevity6
Alcohol and Alcoholism8
Anger9
Apologies9
Athletes10
Attitude10
Baseball12
Basketball14
Believing15
Berra-isms15
Betting17
Boxing17
Bravery18
Business18
Careers20
Character21
Challenge22
Cheating22
Cheerleaders23
Clothing24
Coaching25
Commitment28
Common Sense29
Communication29
Competition30
Concentration30
Confidence32
Consequences34
Controversy34
Courage34
Cultural Differences35
Danger36
Death37
Decisions39
Diet39
Desire40
Disgust41
Diversity41
Dreams42
Drugs44
Education44
Ego45
Encouragement46
Enthusiasm47
Equal Rights47
Excuses48
Expectations49
Experience and Experiences50
The Extra Mile52
Failure52
Fairness54
Fame54
Fans55
Fear58
Food and Eating60
Football62
Friends and Friendship64
Fun64
Gambling66
Giving Back67
Glory68
Goals and Objectives68
God and Religion70
Golf72
Greed74
Happiness75
Heroes76
Hockey77
Home Runs78
Human Spirit78
Humility--and Lack of Same79
Humor81
Image82
Improvement82
Injury83
Inspiration84
Jet Lag85
Kids85
Labels86
Law and Order87
Leadership88
Learning89
Life91
Lifestyles91
Losing91
Loyalty93
Managing and Managers94
Marriage96
The Media98
The Meaning of Life100
Memories100
Mental Aptitude101
The Mind103
Misfortune103
Mistakes104
Money106
Motivation111
Music113
Obstacles113
Opposition114
Optimism114
Parenthood and Family115
Patriotism117
People117
Perseverance118
Perspective119
Pessimism121
Practice122
Pressure123
Pride124
Publicity125
Quitting128
Racism129
Reading132
Reality133
Relationships133
Respect135
Retirement135
Rewards138
Risk138
Rules138
Rumors140
Running140
Sacrifice142
Sailing and Sailors142
Scholarship143
Self-Confidence144
Self-Improvement145
Sex 145
Sickness and Health146
Size and Physical Appearance149
Skiing152
Snowboarding153
Spirituality153
Sportsmanship154
Sports155
Statistics155
Strategy155
Strength157
Success158
Support160
Swearing161
Talent--and Lack of Same162
Teammates163
Teamwork163
Technique165
Tenacity166
Thanks166
Thinking167
Training168
Tragedy170
Trash Talk171
Truth and Lies171
Umpires172
Violence174
Weather175
Winning and Winners177
Wisdom180
Women and Sports180

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