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Competitions Quotes

We’ve collected the best Competitions Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Wesley Snipes, Adelina Sotnikova, Kolo Toure, Kevin Anderson, Joey Jordison. Use them as an inspiration.

I used to do puppet theatre and also mime and musical theatre in Florida for competitions and festivals, which was great. I was very much involved in theatre when I was in college.
Yes, I am the Olympic champion, but this is not the end of it. I want all the gold that there is out there, everything that exists in figure skating. In all events, in all competitions.
Adelina Sotnikova
In official competitions there are mistakes you don’t make or you pay for it dearly.
There haven‘t been that many players, both men and women, from South Africa breaking through on the pro level. It’s not easy because you have to really start playing tennis at a young age and be exposed to the right competitions and other players from around the world.
I was in band all the way through high school, and I played in jazz competitions all across Iowa.
My mum at my competitions is the most embarrassing person in the world. She just screams so loud.
Before going to the L.A. Olympics, I had participated in only two competitions in 400m hurdles. Yet I came close to a medal. So if your mind is strong, you can achieve anything.
No event in strongman competitions lasts longer than 40 seconds, so by swimming in fast bursts, my body is conditioned for the level of speed and power it needs.
Eddie Hall
I grew up in dance studios. I was forced to be in several numbers in recitals and dance competitions. I took one tap class – literally one class – and then I quit.
Michael Angarano
I come into these competitions to win, not to get silver or bronze, so it is frustrating.
When I was in the sixth form I presented a cable and satellite programme about music, television and video. I used to do public speaking competitions.
I’m a trained fine artist. I went to art school from the time I was 5 years old. I was, like, a prodigy out of Chicago. I’d been in national competitions from the age of 14.
I would see b-boys breakdancing in the hallway, I thought it was cool. I started practicing in my living room, then started battling, and then I joined a crew, and we started getting into competitions. In fact, we still battle – for fun now.
Jay Park
Sporting competitions seem to be what we obsess over, frankly. So if we can put engineering, science, technology into a format of healthy, fun competition, we can attract all sorts of kids that might not see the kind of activity we do as accessible or rewarding.
I know what it means to the supporters of Newcastle to try and win something and realistically, the cup competitions are our best route.
I’m a wrestler, so I’m used to not being paid, and I’m used to doing five or six competitions a day and paying someone else to allow me into the event.
What the public sees is my successes… Yes, I’ve won competitions and I’ve done unbelievable baseball, but a lot of those times, I failed more often than not.
I try to give the squad my peace of mind, my experience of big competitions and to be myself.
I’ve always been on the outside looking in. I was never popular in school, despite my success in athletics. I would win track and field competitions, but I wouldn’t go to parties. I’d be alone.
I went to national piano competitions and did that whole circuit. Then I played professionally to support myself when I moved out to LA.
Alicia Witt
We make two mistakes about the ancient world. One is to assume they were better than us – that, for instance, the ancient Olympics didn’t involve money-making. The opposite mistake, and just as common, is to think our Olympics are much more civilised than ancient sporting competitions. Neither is true.
I always had the impression England never came to competitions with freedom of mind. They are so afraid of mistakes.
If you ever want to know why I’m not on a record label, look at ‘The X Factor!’ Honestly, of all the people that strive to break barriers in music and do good things and write great lyrics, not one of them would ever pass the first round on any of these competitions.
It’s normal when you play in four competitions there are so many games, and because of this there is more risk of injury or tiredness.
I think the consistency in my performances, my ability to adapt to different coaches, systems or competitions work in my favour.
Wissam Ben Yedder
While at a biological disadvantage in competitions, women – who even make trips to restaurant bathrooms in pairs – are at a clear advantage when it comes to grouping together and the activities that accompany it: gossiping, sharing, bonding, assisting, scrapbooking, and building networks.
Well, actually I think it’s very important with breeding thoroughbreds – which I did for a period – and my husband is head of the Kennel Club, and it’s very important with dogs and horses, because otherwise things go wrong in the competitions.
For myself it’s about winning competitions.
I’m always trying to figure out ways to one up everyone, and that’s what I love about competitions. I love challenging myself and pushing the envelope.
When I was training, I trained with my younger brother Brady. I would wrestle some of my friends, who I had grown up with, which showed me some moves, but it was never a full on match. When I went to competitions, there were other girls, so I always wrestled girls.
I’ve been to Tokyo-slash-Japan – we actually went to Yokohama in 2015 and 2013 for international competitions. I think that it would be really nice to go back and do a little Olympic thing there.
It’s a pretty heavy thing that happens to me when I’m at competitions. I get so sucked in, I can’t really turn it off.
In general, I enjoy watching different sport tournaments and competitions.
PSG is an ambitious club that wants to be the best in the world. So you have to win all the competitions and leave no room for doubt.
I think rap in the street when they have rap competitions is thrilling because these kids are making it up and having a go at each other. They’ve got something to say. This is about getting their frustrations out.
I had some great times doing competitions, but I have always been more into making movies because making movies is more about art and expressing yourself in a creative way.
Candide Thovex
I learned my weaknesses at the Asian Games and other competitions where I lost. My guard was down.
Playing in international club competitions and winning international trophies for my club was a truly special experience for me.
My kids stand out at competitions. They’re products of me. And you can’t come to Beyond Belief and have a flamboyant teacher like me and be basic.
If the mind says the injury is nothing, it will mean nothing. If the mind says competitions are nothing, it will mean nothing.
So I had the opportunity to do what the kids in the Hershey program do, except that the Hershey program lets them do it on such a larger scale, with the regional and national competitions.
Rafer Johnson
My driver Kellie Frost and I would race these fellows home and they were always faster on the highway. We did the same with Daniel and his driver, and thus began a long series of jokes and competitions to alleviate the impossible hours and tensions this film provoked.
I used to do a lot of serious theatre during my school and college days. Comedy was only reserved for youth festival and inter-college competitions. Then once ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge‘ was launched, a regional channel in Punjab started a program based on that. I participated in it and emerged as the winner.
The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.
Avery Brundage
I’ve always had a loud mouth, and for that I’ve gotten a lot of attention. I did falter in some big competitions in my career, but being counted out and not being seen as a threat is something I’m used to.
I was a runner in Delhi‘s Army Public School. I started running when I was in class four and became the fastest sprinter in school and zone competitions by the time I reached class eight.
It is a big achievement to win a medal at the World Cup. Winning a medal is like doing well at Wimbledon, in tennis. It is one of the biggest shooting competitions in the world.
Me whole life, me whole childhood, me whole growing up, the competitions I went for and the weekends doing the dancing and all the shows, was to be a singer.
Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.
I always hear commentators talking about squads that have been around and that have won things; they always mention the experience of winning and knowing what it takes to win. They have only got that through winning trophies and winning competitions.
I am of the firm view that there is no impediment to me competing in athletics competitions.
When I was younger, growing up in Pittsburgh, they had a ‘Golden Gloves‘ program through the Boys and Girls Club. In Pittsburgh, New York, Philly, Washington, those areas, I would go and spar at competitions.
When I was a kid. I had traveled the world by the time I was 13 years old because of all the competitions I did for inline skating.
Brittany Bowe
My first time doing music was on acoustic guitar. I had a friend from Texas who taught me so much country, I entered a few country competitions. But eventually, I got tired of it.
Competitions last about 10 days or two weeks. I was homeschooled, so in this way I could train on a daily basis for many hours. And then I was traveling all over the world.
I listen to music before my competitions to get me pumped up. It helps me stay focused.
I’d love to go on ‘Strictly‘ but I just don’t think they’d let me on. I’m basically a ringer, as I’ve danced against some of the professionals in competitions when I was younger.
All I think about is playing at the highest level and in the top competitions so I can measure myself against the best in the world.
I won state cross-country competitions several times during high school.
When you play for Arsenal you have to try to win all competitions.
Good athletes will be there at good competitions, but I don’t think about them; I just think of bettering my own time.
Being a competitive dancer is an expensive business – you have to buy the £2,000 or so tail suit and the shoes, and then get yourself around the world to the competitions. And there is not a lot of money to be made in competing.
Actually, I have never been a great fan of martial arts competitions. Not even when I was training martial arts myself.
I saw United matches on TV as a kid in Sao Paulo. I loved watching Ruud van Nistelrooy. He was a hero for me because of the way he scored goals in all competitions.
When I was 12, I was doing competitive jazz, tap and ballet in Michigan. The studio put the best dancers together, and I joined that. We always did really, really well in local competitions.
Jillian Rose Reed
Christine Bass was my high school music teacher. She took a program on its last legs and within a few years turned into one of the best programs in the country. Our high school dominated national choir competitions all through her 20-plus year tenure.
In school, I had a tough time fitting in, and dancing was my way of being in my own element. As a teenager, I became a bit disillusioned with it. Even with competitions, I’d win, but still there would be tears.
If you can see all my life, I’ve been training since a very young age. I’ve been competing in so many different competitions, so many different opponents, and so many different countries.
T20 runs should only be a criteria to get selected for a T20 side. The moment you start picking players in the one-day format by their T20 performance, then you are giving your domestic 50-over competitions absolutely no relevance.
What made ‘American Idol‘ different from ‘The Voice‘ and all these other singing competitions… ‘American Idol’ just gave regular old normal people like me and like Trent a chance.
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.
I’m four minutes older. Of all the competitions in our life, I won the first one. Though Drew is a quarter inch taller.
Fitness has always been one of my strengths. I can do all the long-distance runs. When I was at school and we entered the competitions, I used to do the 100m, 200m, and the 1500m as well, so it’s never just been a pace thing.
I started taking part in college competitions… my first-ever performance with a band was in McDonald‘s, and I got Rs 500. I still have the note.
If you want to achieve something and have results and win competitions at a high level, you have to defend as a team.
Now that I’m doing all these big competitions, I’ve learned to control my nerves and control my mindset, and I think that’s where the maturity comes in.
I had to build my name here by doing talent nights, talent competitions and networking and meeting all the working girls and figure out how to work this animal of New York City.
Sahara Davenport
I had 12 years of classical music as a child, playing piano competitions as a teenager, playing in blues bands and rock ‘n’ roll bands, country and jazz bands. I played in about any situation.
I was lucky enough to win the Intercontinental Cup twice and I know first-hand how important international competitions like the FIFA Club World Cup are to both players and fans.
Rejuvenation of younger players should be the job of the Indonesian Badminton Association. But local competitions will help identify new talent.
Taufik Hidayat
I hope to have my players in good physical condition, all players, and then to face all competitions.
Top players now will get bonuses for winning competitions or reaching various stages of them, scoring goals, or keeping clean sheets, but most don’t play football for the money, because it’s not been in the game that long. They do it for the love of playing.
I used to go to auditions, mainly for talent competitions like ‘Opportunity Knocks.’
Winning the Olympics was an amazing feeling, but afterwards, it was a bit like, ‘What do I do now?’ So I lost a bit of motivation going back into training and competitions; I had so much pressure on me. I kept thinking, ‘I’m the Olympic champion. I can’t lose‘ – being only 19 and having to deal with all that pressure.
I was improving in the sport at age 10, 11, when I was getting my triple jumps – and it was suddenly very isolating. I was doing really well in competitions, and it felt strange because people that were my friends became almost jealous.
It would be perfect to play in two cup competitions and win them both.
My father was sick when I was little, and we had a woman, a nanny-type, who was from Ireland. Her daughter was in Irish dancing, so she put me in it, and in the summertime, every weekend was filled with traveling somewhere to dance in competitions.
When a top club comes calling, who you know will be firing on all fronts with competitions and medals, that’s ultimately what you want to be playing for.
I loved gymnastics, and my gymnastics teacher said ballet was essential to help my dance routines in competitions. I only really went because my friends were going as well. It wasn’t this kind of hidden love. Then, slowly, my friends stopped going and I thought, ‘I like this. I am going to stay.’
I listen to a lot of music. One of my favorite songs is ‘Final Song’ by M. It’s something that I listen to before a lot of competitions.
I really love ‘Hairspray.’ I love the idea of this teenage dance show where you have to go through all these competitions to get to the next level.
Even when a man and a woman perform equally well in a task – say, solving math problems – men are more willing to enter competitions based on that task. Men also show less risk aversion.
I grew up dancing. When I was three years old, my mom would always watch Latin ballroom dancing competitions on PBS.
Over the years, I observed that many talented graphic designers, including those in my own family, had difficulty getting their designs to market. I thought it would be possible to hold open stationery design competitions where all designers could participate.
Mariam Naficy
Everyone has a few little quirks in their preparation – I just tend to do the same sort of things as I did in previous competitions – but there’s nothing too weird, sticking with lucky knickers or socks! For instance, I’ll see my family the day before a fight but won’t see them on the day.
As a player, perhaps you have the chance to take part in a World Cup or a European Championship twice or three times in a lifetime. Other competitions, you have another match three days later. Here, it’s different: we know we’re out if we don’t win.
When the Ladies Chess Club was founded in London in 1895 and the first international women-only competition took place two years later, most clubs and competitions didn’t accept women at all.
You can evaluate your competitiveness and your potential in international competitions like the World Cup.
We can make his work reach youngsters by organising literary events and competitions in schools and colleges. We can also use mainstream media to spread Kaloji’s work among the public. Also it’s important to honour litterateurs when they are alive; sadly Kaloji never got his due in his lifetime.
In the lead-up to competitions, I just watch box sets and DVDs and play ‘Candy Crush.’