Billie Jean King

1943 -

A Quote by Billie Jean King on children, dreams, heroism, impossibility, time, understanding, and wonder

It's really impossible for athletes to grow up. On the one hand, you're a child, still playing a game. But on the other hand, you're a superhuman hero that everyone dreams of being. No wonder we have such a hard time understanding who we are.

Billie Jean King (1943 -)

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A Quote by Billie Jean King on achievement, attitude, certainty, driving, relaxation, trouble, and world

The trouble with being number one in the world - in anything - is that it takes a certain mentality to attain that position, and that is something of a driving, perfectionist attitude, so that once you do achieve number one, you don't relax and enjoy it.

Billie Jean King (1943 -)

Source: Billie Jean, 1982.

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A Quote by Billie Jean King

Champions keep playing until they get it right.

Billie Jean King (1943 -)

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A Quote by Billie Jean King on change, obsession, and world

No one changes the world who isn't obsessed.

Billie Jean King (1943 -)

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Aug 1978.

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A Quote by Billie Jean King on awareness and self-awareness

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

Billie Jean King (1943 -)

Source: The Sportswoman, by Marlene Jensen, December 1973.

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A Quote by Billie Jean King on experience, learning, sports, and talent

You've got to win in sports - that's talent - but you've also got to learn how to remind everybody how you did win, and how often. That comes with experience.

Billie Jean King (1943 -)

Source: Billie Jean, 1982.

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