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.

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. Joel Osteen quotes

Most people have a blank slate and can start from nothing. But for me, I had to break a bad habit that I've been doing all of my life, which is freestyle hip-hop. Roshon Fegan

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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