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Alberto Juantorena Quotes

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In Cuba we use our champions to promote the sport.
- Alberto Juantorena

We are just not made up to be middle distance runners.
- Alberto Juantorena

I got involved in athletics during physical education lessons at school.
- Alberto Juantorena

The most important part of this is to prepare the athlete
for life in general and then be able to compete.
- Alberto Juantorena

 

We want to make sure our athletes have a future once
their athletics careers are over.
- Alberto Juantorena

And then you have the responsibility and the duty of
being good examples to youngsters,
not smoke, training hard, go to bed early,
don't drink alcohol, don't take drugs,
it's very important to have a policy for educating against doping.
- Alberto Juantorena

We do not use managers, we are the representatives of our athletes,
and that is why I am deeply involved in athletics,
I follow our athletes careers from start to finish,
100% all the way.
- Alberto Juantorena

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We want to promote the great qualities of athletics -
and maintain its integrity -
all over the world.
- Alberto Juantorena

If we carry on filling up the calendar,
we keep on pushing the athlete, we shorten the athletes longevity.
The risk is to shorten a career that could have lasted
10 years because the athlete is burnt out.
- Alberto Juantorena

My main point in this regard was to compete for my
country and my people and to receive the support of
the entire Cuban society,
to carry my flag in whatever competition I was in,
the Olympic Games, Pan-American Games.
- Alberto Juantorena

I run in practically every single road race in my country,
5k, 10k just to promote the sport.
- Alberto Juantorena

Be very strong...
be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion.
- Alberto Juantorena

We need to be aware of all aspects: To check how they travel,
how they eat, the competition conditions.
- Alberto Juantorena

Then I received support from the Government to compete for my country,
and to represent Cuba in competition.
- Alberto Juantorena

I am always fighting inside the Council to get the
message across that at each competition venue,
we should send somebody to inspect and to make sure
the athletes will be looked after in a correct manner.
- Alberto Juantorena

I love music, and outside of work my family keeps me very busy,
I have five children to keep track of.
- Alberto Juantorena

What is interesting in this is the exchange of music
that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba,
I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another.
- Ruben Blades

I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.
- Fidel Castro

I come from Cuba.
Taxes for me are no big thing.
- Tony Oliva

Cuba ought to be free and independent,
and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.
- William McKinley

Our Cuba policy didn't make much sense during the Cold
War and makes even less sense now.
- Stephen M. Walt

I'd like to go to Cuba.
- Elian Gonzalez

The administration's attempt to keep us from selling
agricultural products to Cuba is an outrage.
Cuba is not a threat.
That is why we must do more to open Cuba -
not less.
- Max Baucus

When it comes to musicians, I'm like the daddy of musicians here in Cuba.
- Compay Segundo

Kennedy had made a mess in Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
He had to do something to look good.
The Apollo program of going to the Moon was quite a goal,.
- Wally Schirra

I was sent down to Cuba.
Everything had been prepared with the help of Congressman Johnson and his staff.
- Erich Leinsdorf

The only things that the United States has given to
the world are skyscrapers,
jazz, and cocktails.
That is all.
And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

I went to Cuba maybe eight or nine times.
- Walter Salles

We should never suffer Cuba to pass from the hands
of Spain to any other European power.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

North Americans don't understand...
that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.
- Fidel Castro

Well, you know, I left Cuba as a kid when I was 6 years old back in 1971.
- Rafael Palmeiro

If you are a married man resident in Cuba,
you cannot get a passport to go to the next town without
your wife's permission in writing.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

Cuba wants to get rid of a dictator,
and baseball needs a dictator.
- Bob Kerrey

I think that I've tried many times to get Cuba in my writings,
especially Havana, which was once a great and fascinating city.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Because he'll take me to Cuba and I don't want to go to Cuba.
- Elian Gonzalez

I invested in many companies, and I'm happy this one worked.
This is capitalism.
You invest in stock, it goes up, it goes down.
You know, if you don't like capitalism,
you don't like making money with stock,
move to Cuba or China.
- Terry McAuliffe

She is Cuba.
If you want to love her, you have to be with her,
but you can't be with her in her current state.
It's the point of view of all exiles -
you have to leave the thing you cherish most.
- Andy Garcia

I would love to go back and help rebuild that country and help -
you know,
kind of like what's going on with Iraq right now.
You know, they've got a new government in place.
They're trying to rebuild the country.
I would love for that to happen in Cuba also.
- Rafael Palmeiro

We go in to liberate Cuba, but Cuba still isn't free;
we don't really think through what we'll do after the
initial treaty is signed,
but we're still occupying.
There's chaos and torture and finally an outcry.
- Sarah Vowell

I think there, there also had been just before I got
to Honduras a rather spectacular capture of an arms
shipment that from Nicaragua across Honduran test,
territory destined for El Salvador and I think that
some of that equipment had been also to Cuba and the Soviet bloc.
- John Negroponte

Our focus needs to be on freeing dissidents and continuing
to support the opposition movement within Cuba -
not rewarding Castro and subsidizing and strengthening his totalitarian regime.
- Mel Martinez

Standing, as I believe the United States stands for
humanity and civilization,
we should exercise every influence of our great country
to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba
and give to that island once more peace,
liberty, and independence.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

There's some new evidence that has just come out about
the CIA planning terrorist attacks on U.S.
soil in the '60s and how they were going to set up
Castro for it in order to get America behind a war in Cuba.
- Aaron McGruder

The hardest part was when I was in high school not
having a job and always being broke.
I had to get to auditions without a car.
I either took the bus or walked.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries
that sponsor terrorism to remain as members,
such as Cuba, is not real reform.
And in the past, countries such as Libya,
Iran and Syria have participated on this council.
- Michael McCaul

Now, I have big-money offers on three movies,
and I have director approval.
That's kind of scary,' he says.
'No directors have been attached.
That's a lot of pressure on me.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Due to a big bust in Cuba, my father's business suffered badly,
so I was free to choose my own career.
I became a professional dancer, and I went on the road
and started making real money.
- Cesar Romero

I wish that they had the freedoms like the Japanese
and the Koreans and the Mexicans and everybody else
that has that freedom to come over here and play the game,
because I know Cuba has a very strong baseball history.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I've never been anywhere in my life like it and I only
really noticed it when I returned to Los Angeles and then Berlin.
Everybody is much better off in these places,
there is not poverty like in Cuba, but everybody complains about things.
- Wim Wenders

Of course, the kind of support that Cuba could give
us was very limited when it came to building up our army,
since they didn't manufacture armaments in the quantities that we required.
So we turned to Algeria and the Soviet Union for support.
- Daniel Ortega

Forty-two years ago, I came to America from communist
Cuba so I might have a better way of life,
a freer way of life - a more democratic way of life.
I wanted to live the American Dream where if you worked
hard and put your mind to the task,
anything was possible.
- Mel Martinez

The Academy Awards was an amazing night.
I know I kind of lost my mind a little bit.
I apologize for that.
That night went so fast; I can't remember what I said or what happened.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

My grandfather was a very elegant individual.
My father also.
He was a lawyer and farmer in Cuba.
In Miami, he had to go to work wherever he could.
But whenever it was time to go out, you saw how they
cared for how they looked.
- Andy Garcia

Can you imagine that Cuba and Europe's youth,
who had forgotten about traditional music,
who only thought of rock music, are now looking back
towards their grandparents? That is a phenomenon.
- Compay Segundo

I'm not a prude.
On the set, they called me 'Butt Naked.'
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

There are roles I want that my agency might not want
me to do because of the subject matter or whatever.
Or there are roles that people won't bring to me because
they don't think I'll do it.
And that is a big strain because an actor wants to act.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

My wife and I have been together since 1986.
I graduated in '86 and she graduated in '88.
We began dating when she was 17.
Actually she turned 18 when we started kissing and stuff.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

It's a director's job to tell a story and he's very
well versed in telling stories with a bit of comedy
in them and keeping the pace of the movie right and
that's exactly what he did.
He was observant of a world he didn't understand but
he told a wonderful story.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Jonathan Lynn is one of the last actors Orsen Welles used in a production.
It was wonderful.
He's very sharp, very sharp.
It's funny I've been asked how weird it was to have
a Brit do a church gospel movie.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

I understand it all.
I can write my own ticket for one or two movies.
But if they're not the right ones, my ticket gets yanked.
I understand that's how it works, and I'm okay with it.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Success is never so interesting as struggle
- Willa Cather

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving.
I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
- William J. Clinton

The question of whether a computer can think is no
more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Decorate your home.
It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
- Charles M. Schulz

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets,
but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.
- Meryl Streep

Age is not a particularly interesting subject.
Anyone can get old.
All you have to do is live long enough.
- Don Marquis


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