Quotes by Martina Navratilova

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The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.

Whoever said, It's not whether you win or lose that counts, probably lost.
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected. Being feminine meant being a cheerleader, not being an athlete. The image of women is changing now. You don't have to be pretty for people to come and see you play. At the same time, if you're a good athlete, it doesn't mean you're not a woman.
The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.
I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
I came to live in a country I love; some people label me a defector. I have loved men and women in my life; I've been labeled the bisexual defector in print. Want to know another secret? I'm even ambidextrous. I don't like labels. Just call me Martina.
Being blunt with your feelings is very American. In this big country, I can be as brash as New York, as hedonistic as Los Angeles, as sensuous as San Francisco, as brainy as Boston, as proper as Philadelphia, as brawny as Chicago, as warm as Palm Springs, as friendly as my adopted home town of Dallas, Fort Worth, and as peaceful as the inland waterway that rubs up against my former home in Virginia Beach.
Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.
In Czechoslovakia they call male homosexuals "warm people," which is not as nice as it sounds, and I don't even think they have a word for lesbians. Women just don't come out of the closet. In Czechoslavakia they think that all lesbians are women who are so ugly they can't get a man. I tried to tell my parents it's a bit more complex than that.
I kept telling myself, He's been with other women, he knows what he's doing--relax, trust him. But when he got down to it, there were no bells, no stars, no flashing lights, no colors, and not a lot of affection or skill, either.

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