We’ve collected the best Competing Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: George Kittle, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Danny Amendola, Mario Andretti, Daniel Levitin. Use them as an inspiration.
I get it, it’s a competitive sport and you’re competing for jobs every single day.
There is so much more demand for Formula One than it can supply. You have governments investing in circuits all over the world, and the private sector sometimes has a tough time competing with that.
The conscious mind can only pay attention to about four things at once. If you’ve got these nagging voices in your head telling you to remember to pick up the laundry and call so-and-so, they’re competing in your brain for neural resources with the stuff you’re actually trying to do, like getting your work done.
When I was at Tech, no public school was ahead of us in graduation rates. We got our guys to compete in the classroom, and if they’re competing in class and in football, that’s an attitude they take into life.
One of my favorite things to do when I wasn’t competing was to watch the cruiserweights.
I was driven when I was younger. Driven at West Point where it was much more competitive in that women were competing with men on many levels, and I was driven in the military and at Harvard, both competitive environments.
There are two ways to think about the one percent – the Bernie Sanders way, where we’re all competing for a zero-sum pie where it’s just a question of negotiations. The second way, which is the one I put forward, is no, it’s really innovation in a knowledge-based economy.
I wish I had said ‘some athletes here are competing unfairly.’ It was my opinion, never an accusation.
I’m not knocking the other sports; I love other sports. There’s a competitive and a technical level of them that I won‘t understand, probably, to a certain extent, but I’ve done a lot of other sports competing on college teams, and there’s just nothing like fighting.
Bill and Hillary Clinton have one central idea in their uncluttered, ambitious minds: Hillary in 2008. Let Bush get re-elected, use the ’04 primaries and general election to clean out the underbrush of competing Democratic candidates, and proceed unimpeded to the ’08 nomination.
The FIS, BSF, and British Olympic Association have been trying to stop me competing internationally. They don’t like the fact that I laugh and have fun and entertain the crowd.
I’m competing with myself first, as my aim is to improve my performance in every film.
When I think of the most valuable coach, I definitely think of a coach like Geno Auriemma, and the things I learned from him that stick out in my mind are his passion for the game, competing at all the little things and doing it at a high level.
When movies work or a TV series, when they really work, it’s because of the collaborative effort. Competition is the death knell for anything, in my opinion. Especially in Hollywood. When actors are competing against each other, or when directors are competing against actors, it’s usually the beginning of the end.
The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption.
I’ll miss the competitive side and the camaraderie of being around the players and competing each and every day.
I’m excited to see Jake Hager debut for Bellator in 2018. When I heard he was seriously interested in competing in MMA, and when you look at what he did at the collegiate level, I was very interested in having him on our roster.
Most financiers, corporate lawyers, lobbyists, and management consultants are competing with other financiers, lawyers, lobbyists, and management consultants in zero-sum games that take money out of one set of pockets and put it into another.
Most of the time our events aren’t in the papers and they’re not televised, so people don’t know when we’re competing.
If a university announced that henceforth, it would be offering a three-year bachelor‘s degree, in one stroke it would cut the cost of a college education and provide a distinctive way of competing for students – as well as put the institution on the cutting edge of reform.
When you’re competing, you have to wear a sleeve that goes all the way down to your wrist. When you’re training, you usually don’t wear long-sleeved leotards, so there’s a difference between training and competing.
I think everyone in snowboarding is close. We’ve become a big family. It’s not a cutthroat sport. I’m competing against one of my best friends, and I think it’s cool to be at the top of the half pipe, dropping in with your competitor but your best friend, too.
Basically, I was a little bit nervous before competing beam at the Olympics, and I had this nervous thing to just talk to myself, like ‘You can do it, you can do it.’ And right before I hopped up there, I said, ‘I got this.’
The only thing I want to think about the moments before a race is competing. I don’t want the little things to distract me.
All of us in social media and regular media, we’re all competing for the same thing, which is this gap between something happening in the world and you knowing about it.
It doesn’t matter who’s competing in my division. I don’t worry about it.
I look forward to competing.
I love the game of basketball. I don’t know if I like it better than competing.
Like it or not, life is a series of competitions. You may be competing for a grade, a spot on a team, a job, or the largest account in town. The higher your self-esteem is, the better you get along with yourself, with others, and the more you’ll accomplish.
The first few years I was competing, I’d ride so well in practice, then choke and fall in competition. Now I take a deep breath and say, ‘Look at me. I’m outside. I’m doing what I love.’ Still, nothing’s matched the pressure I felt standing at the top of the halfpipe for the first time at the Olympics.
I am not competing with anybody from India.
When we were associated with eBay, it was surprising to me how many merchants were very reluctant to work with PayPal because we were accessing their data and their information, and they felt in some way, shape, or form they were competing with eBay.
For me, I love competing.
Today we’re dealing with metropolitan Shanghai, metropolitan New Delhi or Paris. If we’re competing at that level, our diversity, that richness of people coming from so many different backgrounds, is one of our greatest advantages.
People I respect complimenting me on my work in fashion is more exciting to me than anything I ever achieved as a Spice Girl. I am now competing in an arena where I can hold my head high. I feel quite confident in what I’m doing now, much more than the singing. I was never going to give Mariah Carey any competition.
Acting is a sport – especially working with Mark Rylance. There is competition involved. I have to be muscular, challenging, get audiences on side. It’s extraordinary how Globe audiences join in – it’s like competing at an event – I love it.
If I were to doubt myself, I wouldn’t even have a chance to be competing for the NXT Women’s Championship.
If you spend your life competing with business men, what do you have? A bank account and ulcers!
I am also hugely excited to then be competing to defend my three Paralympic titles at the Paralympic Games. I believe we will see some amazing times posted and I am very much looking forward to what will be an incredible Olympics and Paralympics in London.
With a lot of action scores, you’re competing with a lot of noise. Say there’s a big explosion: the music would conventionally have a lot of Hollywood-style percussion or brass, because that’s the only thing that will cut through.
We have teams of people working on electric cars. So you never know – you may find Virgin competing with the Tesla in the car business as we do in the space business.
I don’t like the idea of a reality show. It makes me like a student in school who is competing in a competition.
There was a time when I thought dudes had friendship all figured out. The focus on eating things in front of giant screens, pretending to punch one another, competing over who can utter the grossest and most profane personal insults imaginable – this struck me as the very apex of human social exchange.
Racing, competing, it’s in my blood. It’s part of me, it’s part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.
As far as the Jets go, I’m competing to play. It will be a heated competition between Kellen and me, and I’m excited about that; I will do it in a respectful way. I have the utmost respect for him because he’s a great player. Whatever’s best for team will be best for the team and the coaches will decide.
It’s very important, especially in the basketball culture. We like our fashion. Coming into the NBA, you definitely have to step it up because you’re competing on and off the floor. Not only on the court, basketball-wise, but a lot of us take pride in our style, too.
Oddly enough you’d think, now that I wasn’t training professionally, I’d be able to enjoy a lie-in at the weekend, but I actually slept more when I was competing because I was so tired.
I was meant to date the captain of the football team, I was going to be on a romantic excursion every Saturday night, I was destined to be collecting corsages from every boy in town before prom, accepting such floral offerings like competing sacrifices to a Delphic goddess.
The nationalist movement supported Sinhala by suppressing Tamil; there were competing nationalisms. It was a fundamental mistake to make parallel streams in education – or a calculated political gamble. Politicians were playing with it.
People outside the organization or outside of football, they don’t know how hard it is to win in this league, such a high-caliber athletes and elite group of people competing each week.
The main thing is that everything is taped at Full Sail. It is kind of like competing on home turf every time in terms of the tapings and specials. The main roster travels, I am in Hartford for live Smackdown, then head to Edmonton and Calgary and Denver. It is travel travel travel. NXT is more stationary.
I guess I feel that competing well and signing all the autographs and just being available to the fans every weekend is the way I can best promote the sport.
I don’t miss competing at all.
As we get older, we tend to grow quite fond of the planets of belief we have constructed for ourselves. We build elaborate defense mechanisms to ward off attacks from competing ideas or new data. The system makes us comfortable but resistant to change, no matter how much change might be called for.
Growing up as a wrestler, especially in practice, I think you get used to competing without much of a crowd around.
I love competing in everything that I do, and I try to express that, but I try not to rush it.
When I started playing all the players were trying to sell the game of snooker. Nowadays the prize money is so great, competing in tournaments is no laughing matter.
I love competing so much.
There’s no question that we have great value on the sanctity of the family, and there are a lot of competing visions about exactly how we teach a set of values and we teach skills to our children, especially in the early years when they’re really forming their personalities, their personas, really.
I loved competing and winning and also wanted to continue my career for the fans, knowing they were there for me and enjoyed watching me fight.
I try not to think of myself in any category, and I don’t ever really try to imagine myself competing with another actor. I just know I want to do the things that I would want to see, and I know the things that turn me on, whether it’s on the stage, or it’s a play or a film. I just kind of want to keep doing my own thing.
We’re competing with everything: the beach, the mall, bookstores. Libraries are in a transition right now, caught between two forces, the old ways and technology. Libraries are under a lot of pressure to provide both.
Back when I was competing in the Olympia I think you saw a lot of guys who were in really good shape.
We all understand that this isn’t about me beating you and you beating me. It’s about each individual competing against himself.
I don’t know anybody that is like super close friends but also competing for the same medal. That would be kinda odd.
We’re not competing against other people who have similar ideas but we’re competing against ideas of work in general. There are still traditional office spaces that are not friendly to human beings that are not designed for connection and collaboration.
I love competing in front of a crowd. I enjoy the performance.
I felt like when I retired, I was still one of the best in the world and competing at the highest level. I think it’s best to bow out and have people remember you at your peak.
I’m a naturally very competitive person and I’ve been competing in triathlons throughout 2012 to keep fit and keep my mind sharp.
I think competition can make people stronger at whatever it is they’re competing on. If we’re competing in some athletic event for competitive swimmers, really intensely competing, it’s likely that both of us will become better, but it’s also quite possible we’ll lose sight of what’s truly valuable.
I think competing is one of my favorite things ever.
I love competing, and I love throwing the football.
In the initial stages of my career, I was actually hiding behind a mask to hide who I was, but I was getting frustrated. I wasn’t getting better bookings; I wasn’t competing at bigger events.
I just always expect the best because I’m a competitor and if I’m competing, then obviously I’m trying to be better in everything.
Competing is something that once I retire from, it’s not something I can go back and do.
Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.
You think of the rainforest as this incredibly abundant place of fauna and animals and flora. This great, rich wilderness. And yet it is such a biological battlefield in which everything is competing.
When you introduce competition into the public school system, most studies show that schools start to do better when they are competing for students.
Normally sports day is once a year for kids, where you have fun, and everybody is jostling. For us, making movies is like having sports day everyday: competing with each other, doing your best. It’s like that except we don’t get awards every day in our sports day.
I’ve always loved to fight. I love what I do, and that is why I’ve been doing it for so long. I really enjoy fighting and competing at a high level. I love getting in there and getting after it.
In L.A., everyone is competing for the next job, and in New York, it’s pretty much the same thing: competing for a better job.
I never read my press when I was competing. I never got caught up in what I was doing at that moment.
I’m only competing with myself.
I love competing against the best.
I don’t set goals. Competing with a number in your head can be limiting, and I don’t know what my capabilities are yet.
Republicans and Democrats have used accounting gimmicks and competing government analyses to deceive the public into believing that 2 + 2 = 6. If our leaders cannot agree on the numbers, if ‘facts‘ are fictional, how can they possibly have a substantive debate on solutions?
I play football, not to only enjoy it – and I love the challenge of playing and competing with the best players – but I want to have the chance to win games.
It has been shown that public participation can limit powerful interest groups, while competing interests can help find a reasonable balance between development and environmental protection.
You’ve got to go out there and play the game the way it’s supposed to be played. Then you get people to like you and appreciate your work by just going out there and competing every down. Jerry Rice was looked at in that perspective. He went out there and was a hard-working guy. He was going to give it his all.
The truth is, our corporate income taxes are some of the highest in the world, and frankly, in my judgment it’s unpatriotic if you’re not for reducing the corporate income tax. We want to make it so American companies are on a more level playing field competing with companies around the world.
TV is a level playing field, and you’re competing for eyeballs.
I didn’t even think that I could be competing for a gold medal; I was convinced I’d compete for a silver medal.
NAFTA recognizes the reality of today’s economy – globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity.
I always tell people the hardest thing is competing against the guys you see every day because any of my strengths that I like to go to, they see that every day.
Although in skating you compete with other people, anyone who achieves a certain level of success is first and foremost competing against themselves. And for me, the idea that I could always do better, learn more, learn faster, is something that came from skating.
Self-esteem is something I still battle. People look at me and say, ‘You’ve got fame. You’ve got admiration. You’ve done this; you’ve done that.’ As far as I’m concerned, I haven‘t done anything. I’ve just fulfilled a dream of competing.
The important thing to understand about legislators is that there are dozens of competing interests and issues that occupy them. They are stretched thin.
Looking back as an historian, I find myself having great respect for Ronald Reagan‘s consistency: his absolute conviction that the Soviet Union – the only competing world empire at the time – was bound to collapse!
The era during which only governments could put hardware on the Moon is coming to an end. There are 26 private teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X-Prize – to be awarded for sending a robotic spacecraft to this nearby world that can roam at least 500 meters, and send back data such as a photo.
Every match I watch will be bittersweet. It will always hurt, I’ll always miss competing. That’s what I’ve done my whole life and that burning desire is not just going to leave me.
Over the years of competing as an individual, I got a little bit burned out and tired of competing for myself.
When I was a little boy, I always wanted to run. I loved competing with my friends.
Never did I ever think I would be competing on a snowboard out here in X Games.
You go to LA, or you go to New York, and it’s really fun to go there. But they’re not grounded. Everybody is just competing all the time for the limelight. It’s too much entertainment industry. There are too many choices. And it’s distracting to me.
Athletics is athletics. When you do sport, you are gambling. You run, you win, you lose. It doesn’t matter if you are competing or you are not competing.
It’s all about getting your head down, focusing, working hard, competing in training, keeping fit, and picking up points.
When I began competing with the other artists in New York, I discovered classical North Indian music.
By exciting citizens about the new digital opportunity, breaking down silos of competing groups to form a truly open innovation ecosystem and shifting day-to-day resources to focus on big long-term investments for the future, countries can ensure that they break through and bridge the digital gap.
I intend to fight to ensure that Connecticut workers have a level playing field when competing for jobs.
Users and entrepreneurs building new business models off the blockchain means that there are competing interests on how best to scale the network. Linux, also an open source software project, had similar growing pains.
I have had an amazing life traveling the world and competing, doing what I love.
We’re trying to challenge the gangs, not by repression, but by competing to get the young people to our side.
I’m competing against men who are doing five quads between the short program and the long program, and I’m at three between the two programs. Who would ever imagine that three wasn’t enough for some people?
Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for corporate support.
I can help promote the sport best by competing better, rather than playing poorly and losing out in the tournament early.
I had two older brothers, so I was always competing with them. The guys I grew up with on the golf course, when I was 13, they were 15 or 16, and I was always trying to beat them.
I love hooping. I love competing.
For me, the Premier League is full of quality, and the clubs competing at the top are the same who compete at the top of Europe every year.
I’ve never been competing with rappers about who’s the best rapper. I’ve been making songs that people like.
When one doesn’t want the limelight, but is also creative in developing whatever it is they are, then you can have two equal people that aren’t competing against each other. I think when you are in the same field, it’s difficult to leave it outside and not compete. Then when the doors are closed; that pervades everything.
I think any life can be interesting, any surroundings can be interesting. I don’t think I could have been so brave if I had been living in a town, competing with people on what can be called a generally higher cultural level.
Women are so strong and knowledgeable. You know, instead of competing with each other, I would love to complete each other. Take away that wall of competition and say, ‘Hey, let’s just all get together and help each other be brilliant.’
Quality broadband service is key to growing our economy, and learning, competing, and succeeding in today’s digital world.
The best version of surfing is not competing, I think. It’s just… it’s perfect. You’re perfectly present. You’re perfectly in the moment. You’re perfectly not thinking about anything else in the world. You’re just surfing. You’re surfing away with your friends or your family, and that’s it. You’re just there.
I don’t want to be competing in a sport where I feel that I’m here not on my talent and my hard work but because of a piece of equipment.
American policy seems to be wed to a perpetual state of war. Why? History shows that the world will always be in flux or turmoil, with different peoples competing for visibility and power. The U.S. cannot fix the fate of every nation.
When you are competing for attention and eyeballs, articulating value and evoking possibility and vision can be powerful tools.
I think it is always a challenge when you go and play abroad. You are competing against the home team, and they know the conditions well. Their fast bowlers always know which length to bowl and also the areas in which they need to bowl.
I used to sail a lot in all kinds of weather, competing on small sailboats in the ocean. And I travel a lot in Iceland on horses every summer, through the wild areas where there’s no inhabitants and there are volcanoes.
I love competing. I love a challenge. I love going in and showing people what I can do, proving to them that I can get this part, that I can give you what you want.
The daily glitter of skyscrapers competing with the stars is an unnecessary, unforgivable decadence.
I don’t know how I have got this habit, but I try to play one match and give it my best – it doesn’t matter which level of cricket I am playing in. It gives me satisfaction that I am not thinking about others, not competing with others.
It’s all about communication, culture and competing every day.
Arsene Wenger gave me the belief to keep working and competing. He was not talking to me every day, ‘I believe in you,’ but it was every now and again. The right amount.
To be frank, it sometimes seems that the American idea of freedom has more to do with my freedom to do what I want than your freedom to do what you want. I think that, in Europe, we’re probably better at understanding how to balance those competing claims, though not a lot.
They have permission to play all the indoor games they want, but my daughters are not going to be competing in public sporting activities.
I don’t like being compared to anyone or being in a class with someone. I’m a teen actress and therefore I’m competing against Hilary Duff. We’re different people like everyone else.
My obligation is to the owners of Barclays, my shareholders. They hired me. People who criticise compensation for individuals in isolation at, say, BarCap, individuals who don’t work in the U.K. and are competing with U.S., German or Asian banks, they should look at all these factors.
A true athlete is someone who doesn’t just stop training when they stop competing. It’s a way of life, and they keep in shape just to keep up that standard.
I love going out and competing.
I think we’re actually the only sport that has a mix of men and women competing together. The majority of other sports are separated by gender.
Of course I used to smile and laugh in 1976, but not when I was competing. Please show me somebody who laughs when they are concentrating; I always smiled.
I have been competing against IBM my whole career. It’s a good company, with good management and a good team.
It’s all about competing.
That’s how people get better. Keep progressing, keep competing, and good things will happen.
Stars are always bigger. They bring the audience to the theatres. More than that, they do a lot of work in a film, and they are always on top. I am in no way competing with them.
I want to play against the best, and that’s what I’m doing, just going out there and being focused, just competing every possession.
If right and left are competing to be the biggest victim, who is competing to be the government?
When I was making short films for the TV show ‘Naalaya Iyakunar,’ I wasn’t just competing but making films that I could potentially show at international festivals.
If you want to be the best gymnast in the world, you have to love the moment. Every single moment that you are competing. Every skill, you have to be showing it off. If you aren’t showing it off, what are you doing?
Fighting is different than other sports because you’re not competing as regularly.
I never thought I was going to make a career out of tennis, to be honest, until I was 10 or 11 years old. One of my earliest memories is when I was seven, and I was competing against players that were three, four years older than me. I didn’t take it too seriously at the time. I was having a lot of fun.
That’s an economic development program in the metropolitan area. If they don’t see that, and you don’t get these things done, then you’re competing with Texas and California and Atlanta; then you really have problems.
It’s what makes everybody better, that pressure for a spot and competing.
Competition is such a virtue, and everybody’s so busy competing, they have no time for compassion.
Every year, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner inspires two competing varieties of coverage: celebrity-obsessed fawning and angry tirades about how it represents everything twisted about our broken democracy. It doesn’t, really.
Since I achieved something, running has exploded in my country. For me sometimes it is difficult even to know who the athletes are who are competing at the highest level. There are thousands.
Live television is just like competing on live TV. You’re never going to be perfect. You just try to prepare the best that you can and execute the best that you can and try to be in the moment.
Although in skating you compete with other people, anyone who achieves a certain level of success is first and foremost competing against themselves. And for me the idea that I could always do better, learn more, learn faster, is something that came from skating. But I carried that with me for the rest of my life.
When you’re young, you develop ways to win, and you think they will always work, but then you get to the top, competing against the other top athletes, and sometimes things don’t work.
Cable and satellite businesses are competing against fixed-line telephone companies and wireless companies.
I love competing. I take it really seriously.
Americans don’t believe that we have a surplus of jobs. They believe that we have a surplus of job seekers, and they are competing for these jobs.
Being in the playoffs and competing, that’s what you want as a player.
For those of us who spent our careers competing with David Broder, the hardest thing to abide was the inevitable comparison. If someone said Jack Germond – or Jules Witcover or Walter Mears or whoever – ‘is a pretty good political reporter,’ the default response would be, ‘but he’s no David Broder.’
I like competing against the very best.
The Chattanooga killer was inspired by a foreign terror organization. It’s hard to entangle which particular source… there are lots of competing poisons out there.
I love competing.
I’ve learned a tremendous amount. I’ve gained a lot of experience competing at the highest level with the best drivers in the world in F1.
I just like competing.