Ken Venturi

Ken Venturi

Biography

Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: May 15, 1931
Died: May 17, 2013
Birth Sign: Taurus

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People thought I was cocky because I didn't talk much. When I first turned pro, reporters asked me who was going to win. I'd say, 'I am' because it was the easier than giving some long, drawn-out answer.

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.

The greatest gift in life is to be remembered.

Victory is everything. You can spend the money but you can never spend the memories.

When my father spoke, it was to say something meaningful.

There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.

My father taught me that the easiest thing to do was to quit. He'd say, 'It doesn't take any talent to do that.'

I had a terrible stammering problem when I was young, and as a result I spent a lot of time alone.

Retirement isn't so bad. Give me a tall drink, a plush sofa and a rerun of 'Matlock,' and you can have the rest. Matlock is my hero. He never loses.

The hardest thing in golf is trying to two-putt when you have to, because your brain isn't wired that way. You're accustomed to trying to make putts, and when you change that mind-set, your brain short-circuits, especially under pressure.

I began seeing my wife, Kathleen, while I was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

I couldn't say my own name when I was 12.

My father was a man of few words.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

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