Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.
If you’re paid before you walk on the court, what’s the point in playing as if your life depended on it?
I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do.
I have always drawn strength from being close to home.
Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke.
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
If I were to say, ‘God, why me?’ about the bad things, then I should have said, ‘God, why me?’ about the good things that happened in my life.
The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner.
Do not feel sorry for me if I am gone.
I don’t want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.
When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.
You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.
My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity.
A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.