Billie Jean King Quotes

40 Billie Jean King quotes:

"Sports are a microcosm of society."
"Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity."
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"Champions keep playing until they get it right."
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"I have a lot to say, and if I'm not No. 1, I can't say it."
"I like putting money back into what made my life, and tennis has been great to me."
"I think it's impossible to judge whether another person should come out. You just hope they will on their own time and their own terms."
"I think younger players probably just think they are who they are-they don't think about coming out. Unless you're number one in the world, nobody cares, usually."
"I used to be told if I talked about my sexuality in any way that we wouldn't have a tennis tour."
"I wanted to use sports for social change."
"I was always in the tennis business-from 1968. I was in tournaments and also on World Team Tennis teams as well."
"I would just never out anybody. I think everyone has to find it in their own way and their own time."
"It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side... and female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional."
"It's fun to meet people from throughout the world who you don't have to explain yourself to."
"It's just really important that we start celebrating our differences. Let's start tolerating first, but then we need to celebrate our differences."
"Men still get a lot more opportunity. It is still a big part of the old boy network. They have more companies they can get money from."
"A girl didn't get an athletic scholarship until the fall of 1972 for the very first time."
"Any therapist will tell you that when you're ready, you will come out. To be outed means you weren't ready."
"I always liked co-ed events best so we have two men and two women on each team."
"I love to promote our sport. I love grass-roots tennis. I love coaching. I love all parts of the sport. I love the business side."
"Martina and I went through a very bad five years. Everything's very good between us now, but it was a long haul."

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