Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova

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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: October 18, 1956
Age: 59 years old
Birth Sign: Libra

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I shouldn't say I'm looking forward to leading a normal life, because I don't know what normal is.

Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost.

The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.

Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.

Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.

Sport doesn't know barriers, really. You are judged on your performance... how far you can jump, how fast you can run, how well you can hit a tennis ball.

The tennis ball doesn't know how old I am. The ball doesn't know if I'm a man or a woman or if I come from a communist country or not. Sport has always broken down these barriers.

I just try to concentrate on concentrating.

I think the key is for women not to set any limits.

If I feel strongly, I say it. I know I can do more good by being vocal than by staying quiet. I'd have a whole lot more money if I lied, but I wouldn't enjoy spending it.

My worst memory is of my first dance lesson as a 14-year old in Prague. My mother put me in this silver and pink lame dress. My hair was all curled, and it was the first time I wore a garter belt. I felt so out of place!

Life is about challenges and how we face up to them and the attitude we take into every day life so hopefully we'll be able to motivate people to do more with their life.

I hope, when I stop, people will think that somehow I mattered.

Just go out there and do what you have to do.

People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected.

The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.

Variety is what I would recommend: As variety is the spice of life in food, so it is in exercise. Change it up. But most of all, don't overdo it.

Just by being out you're doing your part. It's like recycling. You're doing your part for the environment if you recycle; you're doing your part for the gay movement if you're out.

I've been active in animal rights and all kinds of environmental stuff and children's charities over the years.

I've been in the twilight of my career longer than most people have had their career.

My mother was against me being an actress - until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra. Angie Dickinson bio

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

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

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