Sunday, May 19, 2013

Serena Williams Quotes

1. I'm really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I'm really sexy.

2. Because of my ankle injury I had to take some time off so my leg isn't as strong as it needs to be...So the pain in my knee is a result of that.

3. My smile is my favorite part of my body. I think a smile can make your whole body.

4. I've always been a beauty junkie. I've tried every product. I'm addicted to products. I can't go into the mall without buying everything. I said to my manager: "I should get a beauty deal, I'm going to go broke buying all these products".

5. (It's) a corset design making me look very, very slim and trim. I call it a corset dress. Very Hollywood glamour with the silk.

6. I believe in my game, and I believe in me. At the end of the day, I'm my biggest fan. Well, maybe my dad. But other than that, you have to be your biggest fan. I'm working on trying to stay positive.

7. We don't have play time anymore because she's always on the computer…I'm like: "Are you serious? Why don't you come to the pool?" 

8. I talked with Tom Hanks. I saw that movie "Turner and Hooch" at least 50 times. It took all my guts to go up to him. I went up to him, I was like: "Can I have a picture?" We talked acting; he wanted to know what I was doing. We talked a little tennis. I mean, he knew all about myself and my sister.

9. In order to beat Venus, I'm going to have to be (better). I think my biggest test will be Venus.

10. Yeah, I have become aware of it. It's important for me as a young lady and a young individual to carry myself with aplomb and to walk with all kinds of confidence in this world around me. Because a lot of kids are feeding off of that. A lot of people look up to myself and my sister; and a lot of entertainers in our age group, a lot of kids are looking up to us. For me, I'm okay with that. I just feel that I should carry myself in a manner that they'd be able to copy themselves after.

11. I can't say I'm sad... I can't necessarily say I'm very disappointed.

12. For the younger sisters, we always look up to the older sisters because they're always ahead of us and they always win.

13. No one gets me more motivated than Venus because I don't want her to catch up with me yet. She's at five (Grand Slam tournament titles) now. I still have seven. So I got to keep ahead.

14. (Those) who say that Serena isn't serious about tennis; she wants to go Hollywood. That's true, about Hollywood. I would love to get a lot of acting gigs. But you wouldn't believe the stuff I've turned down because of my tournament schedule…I would do well beside (comedian) Chris Tucker.

15. I had worn five carat diamond earrings at Wimbledon. But the earrings I had today were $40,000 earrings on loan and one fell out during the first set. New York and the U.S. Open are the biggest stages and I wanted to do something special. I love everything about the U.S. Open except the line calls.

16. I told you guys I'm delicious. Today I was vicious and ambitious.

17. I think you have to love yourself before you fall in love. I'm still learning to love myself.

18. It could come very soon. All I can do is play to get to the fourth round. Venus and I just have to get there. No one gets me more motivated than Venus. She won Wimbledon and has five majors. I still have seven titles. So I have to stay ahead of her.

19. I've been getting my reel together. I think they are looking at me more as an actress because I have a lot of potential and a lot of skills.

20. If I step on a scale, I won't eat for five months.

21. Venus told me the other day that champions don't get nervous in tight situations. That really helped me a lot. I decided I shouldn't get nervous and just do the best I can.

22. My dad is a marketing mastermind.

23. I don't want to end my career and then start something, I like to do something while my career is still hot and I've always enjoyed designing. There's plenty of time after my tennis to definitely go full-time fashion, when I have arthritis and all that fun stuff.

24. You know what, I'm ignorant to the whole West Bank settlement of Israel. I'm American. Can you elaborate on that, please?

25. I've always been a fighter and I've always fought through things my whole life.

26. It's always good to get a smaller tournament under your belt so that by the time you get to the Slams, you have a lot of experience.

27. I've developed a karaoke habit. I've become a crooner.

28. My fitness is unbelievable right now. I don't get tired. I've been working ever since right after Charleston. Even before that, I decided to really work on my fitness.

29. If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that's concentration.

30. Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.

31. Well, we don't want to play in the war. We want to make clothes. We don't want the war.

32. I have started to realize that I am really just a world athlete and a world entertainer - I am a world-known person, I am a global icon.

33. My dad is the nicest guy you'll ever meet, and the easiest going.

34. No one likes getting their nails done more than I do.

35. My school was really small, but I was called the Class Clown!

36. To this day, I don't love my arms. People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I'm not complaining. They pay my bills.

37. Once I serve well, my whole game goes up.

38. I figure J-Lo does all these movies and all these videos and all this other stuff...I know I can play tennis and act and do photo shoots and model. I know I can do all that.

39. (on defending herself after critics compared her $100/ace donation to the Gulf Coast hurricane victims to her $50,000+ jewelry worn during matches at the US Open) I think I actually made a very kind gesture out of nowhere; I decided in the middle of that match that for every ace I hit I want to donate money. I just think people should honestly look at themselves before they judge another person. I've never been spoiled. I want a Range Rover very bad, but I refuse to spend the money to buy a Range...The diamonds are borrowed. I won't buy them because I'm too cheap.

40. I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.

41. Tennis is my job, but it's not my life.

42. Couple years ago I was No. 7 and I ended up top. So I kind of like the position that I'm at right now. It's hot.

43. I'm not used to crying. It's a little difficult. All my life I've had to fight. It's just another fight I'm going to have to learn how to win, that's all. I'm just going to have to keep smiling.

44. Someone like Billie Jean King is completely my idol.

45. How many people yell at linespeople? I see it happening all the time. I don't know how many times I have seen that happen.

46. The knee just isn't 100 percent. It's hard to be out there when you know that you can't play at your best and could potentially make it worse.

47. I've never dated anybody. It's good to get experience under your belt but you should never get wild or go crazy. If I can't see myself with this person for life - I can't be bothered. I can't waste my time. I have some really good men friends but I believe in no sex before marriage. No fornicating. Stuff like that. I really believe in that. I mean, I'm not perfect. It's hard to live by the Bible standards but I'm really comfortable with me.

48. I always say that when I'm playing well, no one can beat me. I'm not just saying that to sound full of myself or anything, but it's true.

49. I don't want to be like some of those celebrities walking around, just so full of themselves. I always want to be down-to-earth, want to be a person like when you meet them, they're the same person that you think of them in the article or something.

50. What's going to make me happy is going on the court and holding up trophies, singles and doubles.

51. All I want is to have fun in what I'm doing every day. I don't want to break records. To become the greatest player ever could take me like...10 more years and I don't think I'll still be playing at 31.

52. Everybody who plays me plays me so hard because they always want to beat me.

53. I am here to play women's tennis. I'm a lady. Predominantly, most of the time I always like to play ladies.

54. We're going in really fresh. We're going to have fresh legs and bodies, we're going to be able to stay the distance, and that's our goal.

55. I am not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed.

56. When I was younger, I was always obsessed with nails.

57. I do want to look good still; I do want to be healthy.

58. Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream. Our Dad used to say that. It's an adage.

59. When you're playing with the best player in the world, you've got to play well.

60. I feel as a brand I'm here to be around for a long time.

61. I definitely have found a balance. I've had so many offers in the past to do different movies or different things and I always choose tournaments over it.

62. Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.

63. If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.

64. I've had to learn to fight all my life - got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.

65. I hate losing.

66. I love designing dresses and tops.

67. I love my dogs.

68. I love going shopping.

69. I love going to movies.

70. I was just tired of losing...Life was passing me by.

71. Tennis just a game, family is forever.

72. I feel like I'm really young and I'm only thinking about my career and continuing playing.

73. I think it's bad when people start booing between serves.

74. I love tennis more than designing because it's actually easier and I don't get nearly as nervous.

75. Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.

76. I'm really super feminine, and I'm really soft. I'm very sensitive, I realized.

77. Since I don't look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.

78. I wanted to get really fit. I wanted to lose some weight. So I've been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won't be bulky.

79. I try not to have too many rituals because I believe that rituals don't help you win. I used to do rituals a lot and it was crazy.

80. I'm an unbelievable designer. I don't know how I know and just do these things. I just start sketching and then I just know the colors and I always know the forecast. I know green and purple are going to be hot. I was born to be a designer. I worked hard to be a tennis player, I don't work hard to be a designer.

81. I'm definitely not a fearless individual.

82. I'm a perfectionist. I'm pretty much insatiable. I feel there's so many things I can improve on.

83. I know a lot of people who are 12 and doing things they shouldn't be doing. Whether you're an actress or a singer, it's always the sexier ones that are selling more tickets or selling more albums.

84. I'm definitely not at my best. Honestly, I'm under 50 percent. But I've won stuff under 50 percent before.

85. I'm so frugal, you wouldn't believe it.

86. I'm excited because I haven't won a title since March and that's not like me.

87. I'm Serena Williams on the court, but away I have so many different names. I call myself Butterfly.

88. I'm super-curvy.

89. I'm totally human.

90. I've always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it.

91. I've always enjoyed acting. When we were younger, my sisters and I would put on plays for our parents.

92. I'll give you the dramatic version, as I am an actress. I stretched and I dove for the ball. Well, I didn't quite dive. I was extremely stoked, but unfortunately during that point, I hurt my knee.

93. Honestly, I could get in a car accident today and never play tennis again, and then I wouldn't have anything to fall back on. But fortunately enough, I do.

94. I don't read the papers. I just look at the pictures.

95. I'm an actress, model and athlete, and I'd put athlete third on the list.

96. I've never been over-dramatic in my whole career.

97. I decided I can't pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.

98. Having a pulmonary embolism is definitely easier than heart break.

99. I'm thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.

100. Family's first, and that's what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.

101. My goal in a couple of years is to try to build a successful fashion house like Armani or Versace. I want that more than anything.

102. Honestly, I don't read the press. I don't know what they're saying.

103. You can be whatever size you are, and you can be beautiful both inside and out. We're always told what's beautiful and what's not, and that's not right.

104. I don't know if I've had my share of drama, but I've definitely had my share of hard times.

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