Billie Jean King Quotes


40 Billie Jean King quotes:



"The old boy network is still very strong and very true. Just look at the stock exchange and how many men and women are there. It is still very much run by men."
"When I was outed, it was like, That's done."
"I always wanted to help make tennis a team sport."
"I didn't really care if I had a coach that much, me personally, because I was brought up to think for myself."
"I would love to be a player today. I had the right personality for it."
"If your partner wants to be private, you have to respect that."
"In 1973, a woman could not get a credit card without her husband or father or a male signing off on it."
"In 1973, women got 59 cents on the dollar; now we are getting 74 cents on the dollar. In the area of finance and business, we are at 68 cents on the dollar."
"Martina's gone with people who don't want to be out, and it drives her crazy because she'd rather be open."
"Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life."
Author: King Quotes Category: American Athlete Quotes Tennis Quotes
"They're not put on earth to be martyrs; they have to want to come out. It depends on your culture, where you work, where you live. Each person's circumstances are unique."
"When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman."
"Women's sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women's sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships."
"Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball."
"That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from-when you have money. Money equals opportunity. There is no question."
"There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim."
"When we reach the point where the women athletes are getting their pick of dates just as easily as the men athletes, then we've really and truly arrived. Parity at last!"
"I like entrepreneurial people; I like people who take risks."
"Men can have a huge turnover of sponsorship and still survive a lot better than the women. But the women's ratings are better, at least at home in the United States than in the men's tennis."
"Be bold. If you are going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball."
Author: King Quotes Category: Risk Quotes



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