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Top 29 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Quotes (ATHLETE)

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“The medals don’t mean anything and the glory doesn’t last. It’s all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
It's better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.
It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.
Those who know why will always beat those who know how.
Those who know why will always beat those who know how.
Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.
Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.
The one thing every athlete wants and needs is somebody who's as motivated and committed as she is. Someone who's willing to work hard along with her.
The one thing every athlete wants and needs is somebody who’s as motivated and committed as she is. Someone who’s willing to work hard along with her.

“The glory of sport comes from dedication, determination and desire. Achieving success and personal glory in athletics has less to do with wins and losses than it does with learning how to prepare yourself so that at the end of the day, whether on the track or in the office, you know that there was nothing more you could have done to reach your ultimate goal.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Teaching kids about health and fitness is important to me. It's about being fit for life.
Teaching kids about health and fitness is important to me. It’s about being fit for life.
Once I leave this earth, I know I've done something that will continue to help others.
Once I leave this earth, I know I’ve done something that will continue to help others.
Give back in some way. Always be thoughtful of others.
Give back in some way. Always be thoughtful of others.
Ask any athlete: We all hurt at times. I'm asking my body to go through seven different tasks. To ask it not to ache would be too much.
Ask any athlete: We all hurt at times. I’m asking my body to go through seven different tasks. To ask it not to ache would be too much.

9 Inspirational Jackie Joyner-Kersee Quotes About Life

“We live in a world where sports have the potential to bridge the gap between racism, sexism and discrimination. The 2012 Olympic Games was a great start but hopefully what these games taught us is that if women are given an opportunity on an equal playing field the possibilities for women are endless.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
If I stop to kick every barking dog, I am not going to get where I’m going.
If I stop to kick every barking dog, I am not going to get where I’m going.

“Girls playing sports is not about winning gold medals. It’s about self-esteem, learning to compete and learning how hard you have to work in order to achieve your goals.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
I have this burning desire to get out there and do my best. It's as if I'm keeping it all in a little bottle, and it's all going to come out when I do the best I'm capable of doing.
I have this burning desire to get out there and do my best. It’s as if I’m keeping it all in a little bottle, and it’s all going to come out when I do the best I’m capable of doing.
The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you.
The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you.

“My passion for giving is no different than yours. I give because it’s in my heart to give. I give because I was taught to give at a very early age. This is how I developed my passion for giving.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.
The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.

“All I ever wanted really, and continue to want out of life, is to give 100 percent to whatever I’m doing and to be committed to whatever I’m doing and then let the results speak for themselves. Also to never take myself or people for granted and always be thankful and grateful to the people who helped me.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Your environment doesn't define you. I don't have a lot of money, but I can help train people and I can talk to people. We can all be mentors to the next generation.
Your environment doesn’t define you. I don’t have a lot of money, but I can help train people and I can talk to people. We can all be mentors to the next generation.

2 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Quotes on the Importance of Listening

I learned to listen and listen very well. It helped me athletically and in the classroom as well.
I learned to listen and listen very well. It helped me athletically and in the classroom as well.
The person who talks a lot or talks over people misses out because they weren't listening.
The person who talks a lot or talks over people misses out because they weren’t listening.

8 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Quotes on Sports and Keeping Fit

“Even though I’m not a competitive athlete, I have to still maintain things and try to keep myself fit because I am at that age where I need to make sure to get those regular checkups and make sure everything is in tact.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
I love track and field, but I also know the day will come when I will have to do something else.
I love track and field, but I also know the day will come when I will have to do something else.
I really do miss playing basketball. I don't play a lot of pick-up games. But I do like using basketball as a form of cross training.
I really do miss playing basketball. I don’t play a lot of pick-up games. But I do like using basketball as a form of cross training.

“Competing in both track and field and basketball for the Bruins I have a lot of great memories to choose from. But my all-time favorite moment in collegiate sports has to be in 1982 when we won UCLA’s first NCAA title in track.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
I might attempt Zumba. I haven't yet, but I thought it would be a lot of fun and different.
I might attempt Zumba. I haven’t yet, but I thought it would be a lot of fun and different.
I don't think being an athlete is unfeminine. I think of it as a kind of grace.
I don’t think being an athlete is unfeminine. I think of it as a kind of grace.
There are few restrictions on your life with asthma, as long as you take care of yourself.
There are few restrictions on your life with asthma, as long as you take care of yourself.

“Quality training is what I do now; before it was a combination of both quality and quantity. Now I’m not trying to be a world-class athlete, I don’t need to train at that level. It’s about being fit, fit for life.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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