Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Althea Gibson
(1927-____) born on
Aug 25
US tennis player. "She was the first Afro-American player to win both the U.S. Open and Wimbledon championships, 1957."

"I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me."

"Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown."
In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are.
Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't really consider the amount of work required to stay tops.
"In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""I Always Wanted to Be Somebody," 1958."
R: "On retirement from tennis, "So Much To Live For," 1968."
A: "In "And I Quote," by Ashton Applewhite, 1992."
N: ""So Much To Live For," 1968."
K: ""I Always Wanted to Be Somebody," Ch. 9, 1958."

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