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Betty Cuthbert Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Betty Cuthbert.

I always felt free when I ran.
I suppose that's what was good about it.
- Betty Cuthbert

No way did I ever think I was going to win the 100m.
- Betty Cuthbert

My favourite event was the 200m, so as I won the 100m,
I thought it was possible I'd win the 200m.
- Betty Cuthbert

My salvation was a free gift.
I didn't have to work for it and it's better than any
gold medal that I've ever won.
- Betty Cuthbert

 

The integral part of being a star is having the will to win.
All the champions have it.
- Betty Cuthbert

You've got to stick at a thing, a particular thing,
until you succeed.I feel that's the only way to succeed -
by concentrating on something in particular.
Once you know what you've got to do you will succeed,
you will succeed.
- Betty Cuthbert

I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift,
and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability.
- Betty Cuthbert

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Everything I did that required effort,
I opened my mouth.
Even to catch a ball, I opened my mouth.
- Betty Cuthbert

My parents always encouraged me and I had a good home life.
We were always taught to respect things and other people.
It's so different today, because children are just
not taught the right way.
- Betty Cuthbert

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Affirmation:
All people are my heart-felt brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
- C. S. Lewis

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

I have been dairy free for several years,
and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies,
which it did, and help me lose weight,
which it did.
- Fran Drescher

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and
touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.
These things, to me, are expressions of love.
- James Herriot

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

For a sensation to be felt as pain is for it to be pain.
- Saul Kripke

The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction.
All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing
at them when their birth rate fell off.
- Benito Mussolini

We felt we had to know something of his back story.
I don't think people in the cinema would just accept that he's there.
I think we had to learn how he (got there).
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

White Hart Lane was always a place where I felt I belonged.
- David Ginola

Only a couple of times have I ever been to church and felt enlightened by it.
- Lynn Johnston

Well, I didn't really admit that I anywhere until my
daughter started school and I knew I couldn't pull
up and leave when I felt like it.
- Diane Lane

Many people genuinely do not want to be saints,
and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire
to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings.
- George Orwell

I never felt settled or calm.
You can't really commit to life when you feel that.
- Angelina Jolie

When I was 15, I was naive, looked like a grey mouse and felt second choice.
- Kim Wilde

I learned more complex ways to manipulate the manipulators,
to bring attention to issues about which I felt passionate.
- Joey Skaggs

All I ever wanted to do was play the drums;
I felt good about myself when I played the drums.
So I worked anywhere and everywhere I could lug my drums in.
- Max Weinberg

I came up in a family oriented towards the sick,
so I always felt an obligation for doing something.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world.
- George Herman

Sometimes with my children, I remember exactly how
I felt as the child in this situation,
not just how it feels to be me.
- Meryl Streep

I've never felt influenced by Ernest Hemingway though
I suppose there is something inevitable there.
- Jim Harrison

I never felt that getting angry would do you any good
other than hurt your own digestion,
keep you from eating, which I liked to do.
- Septima Clark

If the woman in my life, the one that I felt I loved enough to want to marry,
loved my children, I'd know then that her love for
me was deeper than I could hope for.
- James MacArthur

I Knew why I felt at home.
The spirit of freedom was hovering over that play yard
as it did all over France at that time.
A country was free again.
- Audie Murphy

For what I wrote that started this whole controversy,
I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it.
I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker.
- Gregg Easterbrook

I always felt rock and roll was very,
very wholesome music.
- Aretha Franklin

I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously
this vocation as an artist,
you have to get beyond that decorative facade.
- Anish Kapoor

I felt that the studio recording process makes you stand still too long.
- Kiri Te Kanawa

So when we finally settled down outside of Seattle
I felt totally uncomfortable with that idea.
- Josh Lucas

I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can't deal
with a woman of their own age.
- Michael Caine

I was really nervous, intimidated by the whole thing-all
the people and all the buzzing,
and all the sitting around waiting.
I felt really small in this huge place.
- Kate Moss

I stayed in submission to my husband,
and he allowed me to do anything I wanted to.
I felt like I was lucky to have that kind of romance.
- June Carter Cash

I'm only 35, and I felt that the time was right to
try to come back and have a chance for him to see me play.
- Mario Lemieux

I felt good full figured.
Morbidly obese I was unhealthy and dying.
- Star Jones

I'm about to go to Sundance for my 3rd year,
and Sundance has never felt like a real independent festival at all.
On the other hand, it might to start feel that way.
- Bob Odenkirk

I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints
in writing of my experience of the goodness of God,
and now, in the thirty-sixth year of my age,
I begin this work.
- John Woolman

I always felt like I was a freak when I was growing
up and that there was something wrong with me because
I couldn't fit in anywhere.
- Madonna Ciccone

It did not feel like something that was going to take
over my life and destroy it.
It felt like a subtle flower instead of a manipulative demon.
That's the mystery of heroin.
- Corey Feldman

Perhaps he wanted to be alone with Dr. G., who was
here, but he should have let me know.
At Hoffmann's I felt I was sitting on hot coals,
expecting him to arrive every moment.
- Eva Braun

I've always felt happy at Newcastle.
But things have gone a bit differently for me since we got a new manager.
- Robert Laurent

But I remember feeling as a producer I felt like the
guy who called the caterer and got the band;
I had to work the party while everybody else was having a good time.
- Griffin Dunne

I forever felt that I've fallen right between the crack
of way too young for the first generation of classic
rock 'n' roll and too old to be brand-new.
It's hard.
- Paul Westerberg

No man e'er felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law.
- John Trumbull

Every song is something that I've been through or an emotion I've felt -
like falling in love or heartbreak.
- Ashlee Simpson

Seek ye first the good things of the mind,
and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
- Francis Bacon

I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get
revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.
- Robert Crumb

I never felt I left the stage.
- Helen Gahagan

I have, on the other hand, felt ill will from various
people in the industry and the press.
- Rob Lowe

Growing up I felt like my nose was big.
I was always like, 'I'm going to get a nose job one day'.
I'm glad I didn't.
- Ashlee Simpson

I never felt comfortable with myself,
because I was never part of the majority.
I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of
the momentum of my friends' lives.
- Steven Spielberg

I felt like the dark hair added like a toughness to my face also,
which was really important.
- Jaime King

I've always felt like I was on the margins.
Once upon a time that's what independent used to mean.
- John Sayles

I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador
and get involved in their various initiatives out there.
But I felt that was missing the point of using me,
a musician.
- Damon Albarn

I used to watch dailies and felt I had to keep on top of the character,
but I don't feel that any more.
- Dianne Wiest


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