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37 Motivational Martina Navratilova Quotes (TENNIS)

Top 9 Most Famous Martina Navratilova Quotes (BEST)

“Once you start believing in yourself, anything is possible. Once you start believing in yourself, your dreams take shape. The more you believe, the more you achieve.”

Martina Navratilova
Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost.
Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost.
The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are their worst.
The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are their worst.
The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.
Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.

Life is about challenges and how we face up to them and the attitude we take into every day life so hopefully we’ll be able to motivate people to do more with their life.”

Martina Navratilova
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.
The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.
The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.
The better I get, the more I realize how much better I can get.
The better I get, the more I realize how much better I can get.

7 Martina Navratilova Quotes About Life

“I’ve a great family, two children to take care of. Then, of course, I do commentary for TV. I do speak about various women’s issues around the world – like LGBT, motivational speeches. I have a lot on my plate right now. But eventually, yes, I would like to pass on the knowledge and something that I would like to do.”

Martina Navratilova
If it feels right in your gut, this is who you are, this is what you do, this is what you feel, then don't hide that. You just stick to it and the world will catch up.
If it feels right in your gut, this is who you are, this is what you do, this is what you feel, then don’t hide that. You just stick to it and the world will catch up.
I haven't bought any leather articles for a very long time. My ideal is to be able to avoid all animal products, in food as well as clothing.
I haven’t bought any leather articles for a very long time. My ideal is to be able to avoid all animal products, in food as well as clothing.

“People who are rich want to be richer, but what’s the difference? The toys get different, that’s all. The rich guys buy a football team, the poor guys buy a football. It’s all relative.”

Martina Navratilova
Variety is what I would recommend: As variety is the spice of life in food, so it is in exercise. Change it up. But most of all, don't overdo it.
Variety is what I would recommend: As variety is the spice of life in food, so it is in exercise. Change it up. But most of all, don’t overdo it.
You can't live in the past, there's nothing you can do about it.
You can’t live in the past, there’s nothing you can do about it.

“Julia, I promise to love you, to cherish you, in sickness and in health. No matter what, I will be there for you and our family. I promise not to make the social media another member of our family.”

Martina Navratilova

7 Martina Navratilova Quotes on Sports and Success

“The tennis ball doesn’t know how old I am. The ball doesn’t know if I’m a man or a woman or if I come from a communist country or not. Sport has always broken down these barriers.”

Martina Navratilova
What matters isn't how well you play when you're playing well. What matters is how well you play when you're playing badly.
What matters isn’t how well you play when you’re playing well. What matters is how well you play when you’re playing badly.
Once you start believing in yourself, anything is possible.
Once you start believing in yourself, anything is possible.

“Concentration is born on the practice court… you must mentally treat your practice sessions as matches, concentrating on every ball you hit.”

Martina Navratilova
I am not looking for perfection. I look for the best in me.
I am not looking for perfection. I look for the best in me.
Just go out there and do what you have to do.
Just go out there and do what you have to do.
Playing tennis, I didn't tie in my self-worth into winning or losing matches.
Playing tennis, I didn’t tie in my self-worth into winning or losing matches.

7 Martina Navratilova Quotes that will Make You Think

“So many athletes are afraid to use their platform to do the right thing and speak what they feel, and that’s very depressing. Sure, they are afraid of insulting people and losing money because of it, and everyone wants to make the maximum amount of money in their lifetime. But at the expense of who you are? I don’t know. That just wasn’t in my DNA.”

Martina Navratilova
To those people doubting Serena Williams, writing her off - do not do that to a champion.
To those people doubting Serena Williams, writing her off – do not do that to a champion.
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.
I shouldn't say I'm looking forward to leading a normal life, because I don't know what normal is.
I shouldn’t say I’m looking forward to leading a normal life, because I don’t know what normal is.
Losing still hurts, but that's good. When it stops hurting, that's when I stop playing.
Losing still hurts, but that’s good. When it stops hurting, that’s when I stop playing.
I've been in the twilight of my career longer than most people have had their career.
I’ve been in the twilight of my career longer than most people have had their career.
That's the media now. They get lazy. Rumors become fact. Some blogger says something, next thing you know, it's in 'USA Today.'
That’s the media now. They get lazy. Rumors become fact. Some blogger says something, next thing you know, it’s in ‘USA Today.’

7 Martina Navratilova Quotes on Women and Bisexual

“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. Want to know another secret? I’m even ambidextrous. I don’t like labels. Just call me Martina.”

Martina Navratilova
I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
'Lady' is an opinion; 'woman' is a fact.
‘Lady’ is an opinion; ‘woman’ is a fact.
Gender is irrelevant. Certainly the tennis ball doesn't know what the gender was of the tennis coach.
Gender is irrelevant. Certainly the tennis ball doesn’t know what the gender was of the tennis coach.
I'm not a one-sex person, and yet I hate the term bisexual. It sounds creepy to me, and I don't think I'm creepy. There are times when I feel downright romantic.
I’m not a one-sex person, and yet I hate the term bisexual. It sounds creepy to me, and I don’t think I’m creepy. There are times when I feel downright romantic.
People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected.
People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected.

“Just by being out you’re doing your part. It’s like recycling. You’re doing your part for the environment if you recycle; you’re doing your part for the gay movement if you’re out.”

Martina Navratilova

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