Quotes About Winning

I’m optimistic because I’m pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death.

— Ahmed Ben Bella

After World War II, scientific research in the U.S. was well supported. In the 1960s, when I came to America, the sky was the limit, and this conducive atmosphere enabled many of us to pursue esoteric research that resulted in America winning the lion’s share of Nobel Prizes.

— Ahmed Zewail

I don’t gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn’t give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.

— Alex Trebek

Fighters with 13 fights are winning world titles, and of course they don’t know how to behave.

— Alexis Arguello

We get so caught up in winning all the time, but it’s also even more important to be a good person, so that’s what I learned.

— Aly Raisman

Winning isn’t everything, but playing and competing and striving and going through things can be a lot of fun and really important. As long as you’re doing it in a way that’s healthy, sports can be an incredible opportunity.

— Andrew Shue

A good balance of winning and losing is important. If you just win all the time, you won’t get anything out of it having some tough losses can be really important.

— Andrew Shue

Strictly’ is a bit like scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup Final or sinking the final putt in the Ryder Cup – only a few people get the opportunity to do it, and they have got to be famous.

— Anton du Beke

There is not a lot of money in competition dancing. There never has been it’s all about winning the trophies, really. It’s not like golf.

— Anton du Beke

When you are at the Olympic Games, it comes down to a ten thousandth of a hair between making the next round or winning a race or getting second or third.

— Apolo Ohno

It has been a dream of mine to be a singer, and now I’m living this dream, singing some beautiful songs and winning people’s hearts with my voice.

— Armaan Malik

Many people in Europe and the U.S. dispute the thesis that we are living through a clash of civilisations between Islam and the west. But a radical minority of Muslims firmly believes that Islam is under siege, and is committed to winning the holy war it has declared against the West.

— Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Winning, you can overlook so many things.

— Abby Wambach

I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.

— Adlai E. Stevenson

Theosophy tries to bridge the gulf between Buddhism and Christianity by pointing to the fundamental spiritual truths on which both religions are built, and by winning people to regard the Buddha and the Christ as fellow-laborers, and not as rivals.

— Annie Besant

My definition of winning at squash is playing and surviving, and I’ve never lost a match.

— Arlen Specter

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting it is.

— Arnold Palmer

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

I guess I really haven’t thought much about winning an Oscar, but if I had the opportunity, I’m sure I would like it.

— Ashton Kutcher

First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.

— Alyssa Milano

If there is one thing that all players have in common it is that winning, competitive gene the ability to overcome obstacles and fight for what you want from your career.

— Andres Iniesta

The American system of civilian control of the military recognizes that soldiers’ attention must be fixed on winning battles and staying alive, and that the fog of war can sometimes obscure the rule of law.

— Andrew Rosenthal

In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.

— Anita Brookner

I’m not going to pretend that I never fantasized about winning the Hugo. Or the Nebula, for that matter. I just never thought it was an actual real possibility.

— Ann Leckie

At one point, there wasn’t a black quarterback in the NFL. When you start winning, then you start seeing more. Jumping up and down and screaming and calling people names is not going to change anything.

— Antoine Fuqua

I was bribed into starting swimming with the promise of sweets and by being told that you can win medals. My mum had given me a bag of medals which she had won when she was young, so the idea of winning medals was very exciting.

— Alistair Brownlee

As a driver you enjoy winning races, and if you win in the easiest way possible, fine, but in reality we all remember the fights to the end, the nip and tuck stuff.

— Allan McNish

But successful investors tend to be not too self-destructive. They tend to be patient, they tend not to follow the crowd, and they tend not to be too guilty about winning.

— Andrew Tobias

We were a family that made our Halloween costumes. Or, more accurately, my mother made them. She took no suggestions or advice. Halloween costumes were her territory. She was the brain behind my brother’s winning girl costume, stuffing her own bra with newspapers for him to wear under a cashmere sweater and smearing red lipstick on his lips.

— Ann Hood

I’ve heard people, usually writers, say that no one wrote a great book after winning the Booker, but I honestly did not feel any big pressure. ‘The Gathering’ did hang over me in that it was darker than I thought at the time.

— Anne Enright

It’s interesting, winning an Academy Award as a young man… life-changing, but I’m just me within that. It’s been very helpful for my career, but I’m trying to stay on the path I was on before.

— Adrien Brody

Regardless of whether it is playing for your school team or playing for Manchester United, winning is great.

— Alan Smith

Winning times in the New York City Marathon have not dropped all that much over the years, but rather U.S. runners went backward. In 1983, there were 267 U.S. men who broke 2:20 in a marathon, and by 2000 that number was down to 27.

— Alberto Salazar

The Practice’ is one of my favorite shows of all time, and the first few seasons of that show were amazing, and then when they started winning the big case, it just got less interesting.

— Alec Berg

When you’re winning, you’re a hero. When you’re losing, you’re a bum… I’m as bad as the fans, believe me. If they only knew how I hate losing and what we go through to try to win.

— Alex Spanos

Like every poor person, I used to dream about winning the lottery. I didn’t just get money, though. I got fame. And I got fame before I got money, and it was scary.

— Amber Rose

As a young girl, I was too intent on getting to London and drama school and out of east Yorkshire to think about winning Oscars. I did win a Bafta once, and was so unprepared for it I jabbered on for a minute – a minute too long.

— Anna Maxwell Martin

They say getting a show on the air and having it be a success, literally, the odds are like winning the lottery. For me, I’ve won the lottery several times, so I’ve been awfully lucky.

— Annie Potts

When I was losing, they called me nuts. When I was winning they called me eccentric.

— Al McGuire

In sports, you simply aren’t considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke winning it twice proves you are the best.

— Althea Gibson

For the entire state of Georgia, having the premiere of Gone With the Wind on home ground was like winning the Battle of Atlanta 75 years late.

— Anne Edwards

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.

— Barbara Bush

The fun never goes out, but it changes with the years, with winning and losing.

— Bear Bryant

Most books on management are written by management consultants, and they study successful companies after they’ve succeeded, so they only hear winning stories.

— Ben Horowitz

As of September 2012, 168 out of the 602 released Guantanamo Bay detainees are suspected of returning to terrorism. So, is this a winning scenario for the United States? Of course not.

— Ben Shapiro

No matter how much you’ve won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you’re not winning now, so you stink.

— Bill Parcells

As a citizen of the great city of Chicago, I find it impossible to root against the White Sox. The White Sox organization has been much more consistent, in my lifetime at least, at putting a winning ballclub on the field.

— Billy Corgan

During my 40-year coaching career at West Point, Indiana and Texas Tech, my teams reached the Final Four on five occasions, winning the national championship three times.

— Bobby Knight

As his team prepares, a coach’s entire being must be concentrated on winning games.

— Bobby Knight

We should tell our kids to just have fun, participate and not get bent on winning or losing. But every coach, when they say that, they say it tongue in cheek, ‘Don’t worry about winning’: If you win I’ll get you ice cream, but if you lose I’m going to pout in the car.

— Bode Miller

In some ways, that’s the story of my season – when I wasn’t making big mistakes, I was winning races and being on the podium. And when I made mistakes I was still fourth or fifth, just off the podium.

— Bode Miller

There is no point winning the semi if you don’t win the final. It’s as simple as that. No one will remember a big semifinal if you lose the final, so you have to do it all again.

— Brian O’Driscoll

I never had any expectations of winning a Grammy. It wasn’t something I was set on, that I was hoping and praying and starving for.

— Beck

Let’s face it, I’m not winning a fight with anybody – unless it’s against someone like Larry David.

— Benny Blanco

I may never get back to the track. The problem was that I was dominating my event, and the winning became slightly boring. I wanted new challenges, and I’ve got that on the road.

— Bradley Wiggins

Anyone can see why an elite athlete would want to leave a small, impoverished country where their skills were effectively uncashed winning lottery tickets. All they had to do was wash ashore almost anywhere else in the world and cash in. Yet the vast majority of Cuban boxers – and Cuban athletes in general – despite that incentive, stayed.

— Brin-Jonathan Butler

I’d never seen Rigondeaux’s face without it being obscured by headgear or a photograph of Fidel he was holding up after winning a tournament. Finally I saw him, only to recognize the saddest face I’d ever seen in Cuba.

— Brin-Jonathan Butler

I am old enough to remember every Red Sox season since 1975. Baseball is long. Baseball takes forever. It’s day in, day out, for six solid months – seven if you’re lucky. Winning is always fun.

— Bill Simmons

As long as we’re winning football games, I’m happy.

— Brock Osweiler

An unforgettable experience happened on December 15, 1996 when I won the Supermodel contest while still in school. I was just seventeen years old then. Winning that competition was the turning point of my life. That’s how I got into modeling and later started acting.

— Bipasha Basu

When Peyton went into the game and remained the starter, it was OK with me because our team was winning games. We won a championship.

— Brock Osweiler

Getting on a popular, long-running show like ‘Happy Days’ is the actor’s equivalent of winning the lottery.

— Bryce Dallas Howard

For me the best thing about winning an award is when the people cheer for your win. When you can see that the people are really happy that you are winning something, that’s the most reward thing in the world.

— Busta Rhymes

Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don’t take chances then you’ll never have a winning hand, and I’ve no regrets.

— Bernard Cornwell

I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.

— Boris Becker

250,000 people turned up in Dublin to cheer me on an open-topped bus along O’Connell St after my world title winning fight in 1985. I’ll never forget the sea of smiling faces that greeted me that day.

— Barry McGuigan

There’s a famous slogan here in the Bavarian dialect, and we use it inside Bayern Munich. We say, ‘Mia san mia.’ Literally, it is, ‘We are we,’ but it means, ‘We are who we are.’ That’s not being very arrogant, but we are very confident about our ability to win the game. It is about a winning mentality.

— Bastian Schweinsteiger

I would love to win the Champions League once again. Winning big trophies like the Champions League or the World Cup is usually making people think, ‘The players are not hungry any more.’ Still, that’s not what I feel.

— Bastian Schweinsteiger

I want to know everything there is to know about a specific area. And it’s winning at that mastery that really drives me. I want to be best at something. I don’t even know what ‘this’ is, but there’s this inner drive to be the best.

— Ben Huh

I can remember before ‘Rain Man,’ I just couldn’t get in on anything, any features. After that and it winning the Oscar – the next year, I co-starred in six movies.

— Beth Grant

Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.

— Bart Starr

Race, what is that? Race is a competition, somebody winning and somebody losing. Blood doesn’t run in races! Come on!

— Beah Richards

The World Championship gold was a surprise and took a lot of pressure off in terms of qualifying for Rio, but I still need more points, and winning in Manchester would be massive for me.

— Bianca Walkden

Stealing home is one of the most sensational plays in baseball. If the run thus scored is the winning tally, the play is, of course, all the more thrilling. It is a play that requires a lot of quick thinking to bring about a successful completion. The chap who has slow moving feet and a slower moving brain had better never try to steal home.

— Billy Evans

When I’m winning, winning, winning with a certain way why would I mess with that? When I realised there was lot to be gained from failing in some people’s eyes, it made it all the more interesting!

— Bob Mould

If you’re going to dedicate every second to winning the decathlon, what are you doing wasting your time in bed?

— Caitlyn Jenner

Boom, crush. Night, losers. Winning, duh.

— Charlie Sheen

The only thing I’m addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent.

— Charlie Sheen

I know we can fix our problems. When there are people in the room who care more about doing the job they were elected to do than they worry about winning reelection, it is possible to work together, achieve principal compromise, and get results for the people who give us these jobs in the first place.

— Chris Christie

If you can build your career around your passions, then you’re winning in life that’s one of the best things you can ask for.

— Chris Hardwick

The thrill isn’t in the winning, it’s in the doing.

— Chuck Noll

I think cool moments like winning a Grammy deserve a nice little party where you really soak it in and not have to work and stuff. I do remember throwing a party on that Grammy night, but it was work.

— Ciara

We are at war, and our security as a nation depends on winning that war.

— Condoleezza Rice

Winning the election is a good-news, bad-news kind of thing. Okay, now you’re the mayor. The bad news is, now you’re the mayor.

— Clint Eastwood

I think whether you’re having setbacks or not, the role of a leader is to always display a winning attitude.

— Colin Powell

The high point of my career was winning the Champions League. No one will ever erase that from my memory, in the same way that no one will ever erase the fact that I did it in a Manchester United shirt.

— Cristiano Ronaldo

Winning the World Cup was a dream come true after so many years of wanting something so bad. After that final whistle, I dropped to the ground on my knees and got emotional.

— Carli Lloyd

When I step on that basketball court, I’m thinking about basketball, I’m thinking about winning – but there’s so much that goes into thought about how I’m going to open this game up to others. It’s so much more than just basketball.

— Carmelo Anthony

I don’t know, I always get the question ‘how do you feel after the game today?’ and, of course, if you’re winning you feel great and if you lose you don’t feel good. I think that’s a pretty obvious question.

— Caroline Wozniacki

Being at NDSU and winning national championships, everyone’s gunning for you. You got a big target on your back, and we had to be ready to go week in and week out. I think playing for a program like that, everyone’s going to give you their best shot, and we embrace that.

— Carson Wentz

So how critics will perceive your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning any awards – well, you have no control over that.

— Charlize Theron

Winning HOYS set me up for the future and prepared me for riding in front of lots of people, but the real highlight was the London 2012 Olympics. Being able to go out in front of thousands of people, on your home ground, representing your country and winning gold medals is something I’ll never be able to beat.

— Charlotte Dujardin

Individual statistics, plate time and everything tend to come, but the most enjoyment I get out of baseball is actually winning.

— Chili Davis

If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that’s a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there’s going to be a life after tennis that’s a lot longer than your tennis life.

— Chris Evert

I find that after every win, there is a new surge in motivation because it feels so good. I am addicted to winning. That sounds terrible, but it is true you are addicted to that feeling.

— Cate Campbell

Every time I reach a major milestone in my career, I expect it to make more of a difference than it does, and I guess that means I’m in the sport for the right reasons. I’m not in it to win it because winning can only last for so long, and it’s a very fickle thing, sport.

— Cate Campbell

After about 15 minutes, you feel that you’re winning them over.

— Chita Rivera

In the long run, there are people who’ve made more money or had bigger stardom at points. But, I think I’ll have come out winning.

— Chris Isaak

During the season… fun, to me, is getting sacks, making tackles and winning games. It’s not spending money, girls, or, you know, this and that.

— Clay Matthews III

For me, the winning strategy in any start-up business is, ‘Think big but start small.’

— Carmen Busquets

I believe now that I’ve cemented my spot as the best swimmer in the world, and I can’t describe how proud that makes me. I just want to keep working hard and hopefully just inspire more youngsters to keep swimming and encourage South Africans to become a winning nation.

— Chad le Clos

I’m more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I’ve done in my life, including winning an Oscar.

— Christine Lahti

We may like to think politics is a battle of ideas and that the best idea wins out. But that’s not true in most elections. Most elections are about the worst ideas losing, not the best ideas winning.

— Chuck Todd

I’m trying to let winning the world championships settle in right now before I begin training again shortly. During the skating season, we skate on average 20 kilometres a day. On top of that, we’re riding a lot and lifting a lot of weights.

— Clara Hughes

For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition – and winning.

— Conrad Veidt

I think, for me, winning opens doors to all types of shapes and sizes and genres to come on the show and kill it. I’m probably the antithesis of what American Idols have been.

— Caleb Johnson

The most important thing is winning, not breaking the world record.

— Cesar Cielo

A definite highlight was doing ‘The Brothers McMullen.’ Shooting that movie was such a joy – and then we wound up winning the Sundance Film Festival. That big-break moment is visceral. It happens once in a decade, maybe once in a lifetime.

— Connie Britton

You know, sometimes the little victories that I have throughout the season are not necessarily obvious on the track. Maybe they’re another aspect of what I’m doing, winning little victories here and there to get everything in line to be able to perform from top to bottom on race day.

— Danica Patrick

To come in and win three races already this year and maybe set a record by winning four is pretty unique. But guys like Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace and these guys are not wanting that to happen.

— Dale Earnhardt

I’ve been keeping a diary for thirty-three years and write in it every morning. Most of it’s just whining, but every so often there’ll be something I can use later: a joke, a description, a quote. It’s an invaluable aid when it comes to winning arguments. ‘That’s not what you said on February 3, 1996,’ I’ll say to someone.

— David Sedaris

Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it.

— Dianne Feinstein

Winning, to me, is easy. Winning more is the challenge.

— DJ Khaled

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

— Donald Trump

I’ll have to say winning the Olympic gold in Atlanta is a crowning achievement, along with the gold in the relay in the same games.

— Donovan Bailey

I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning. And I hope that I’ve done that in my 33 years as a head coach.

— Don Shula

And then to end up with a total of 347 wins, averaging 10 regular season wins for 33 years and the best winning percentage, and I’m very proud of this, of any professional team from 1970 to 1996.

— Don Shula

I didn’t have to win, and winning wasn’t important to me. Being world champion wasn’t important to me. What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it.

— Dwayne Johnson

What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it.

— Dwayne Johnson

Growing up, I always dreamed of winning an NBA championship, never a gold. A gold was something that never crossed my mind.

— Dwyane Wade

Guys who might not be superstars but because of their hustle, because of the little things they do, these are the guys who can really mean the difference between winning and losing.

— Dwyane Wade

I wouldn’t swap the era I competed in for anything, not a day of it. I started out as an amateur, and people like myself, Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, Steve Cram, Tessa Sanderson and the rest did it for the glory of winning medals for our country.

— Daley Thompson

It’s real nice and exciting for me to break the records, but it’s more exciting for me to be on a winning team.

— Dan Marino

But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They’re spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we’re on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people.

— David Axelrod

Flipping through the channels late at night, I’ll come across ‘The Longest Yard’ and not be able to get up off the couch until Burt Reynolds has scored the winning touchdown.

— David Shields

Christianity is the fastest-growing religion in the world Islam is the second. It’s spreading in Asia, Africa, and South America. So the world is in a kind of religious revival, and the atheists are totally flummoxed. They thought they were winning, and now they see that they aren’t.

— Dinesh D’Souza

For me, victory isn’t measured by winning in the traditional sense.

— Dinesh D’Souza

Realistically, we could aim for the top three in the constructors championship. Realistically, we could look at winning more races. Three race wins would be very satisfying.

— Damon Hill

When I think about my MVP season, I will also think about the loss to Golden State. But winning the award as Most Valuable Player of the NBA is just a huge honor. I didn’t really realize how big it was until Mark Cuban had tears in his eyes at the award ceremony.

— Dirk Nowitzki

The Rough Riders brought honor to San Antonio by winning battles in Cuba throughout the summer of 1898, and Roosevelt became a Texas folk hero overnight.

— Douglas Brinkley

I strongly believe that you can’t win in the marketplace unless you win first in the workplace. If you don’t have a winning culture inside, it’s hard to compete in the very tough world outside.

— Douglas Conant

Through everything I’ve gone through- and I’ve been everywhere, at the top of the world, in jail, hung over drunk – I never gave up my dream of winning a gold medal in the Olympics.

— Dan O’Brien

As a young athlete, it was first about having fun then it was about winning.

— Dan O’Brien

Breaking the world record in ’92 was a very special personal moment, but I’d say my favorite moment as a decathlete was winning the Olympic gold medal.

— Dan O’Brien

I love the Cowboys in the early 90s. That was their heyday, winning all those Super bowls. Troy Aikman was a person I looked up to.

— Drew Brees

I’ve asked every grammar schoolteacher in the nation to have their students write on the meaning of the Statue of Liberty. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the winning kid got up to the microphone and, in front of the world, had to dig into a pocket to pull out a crumpled sheet of paper containing the words that would move us all?

— David L. Wolper

The only way I survived at school was by doing impersonations of teachers and pupils. That led to me winning a talent competition when I was 16 the prize was three or four gigs in working men’s clubs. I was just showing off: at the time, I thought that’s what acting was.

— Douglas Hodge

The Olympics is a special event and winning is very important. For me as a world record holder and world champion, the only thing I am missing is the Olympic gold medal and that is what I want to achieve in my career.

— David Rudisha

You don’t simply tell someone to get out there and win the tennis match. You say ‘move your feet’ or ‘watch the fuzz on the ball’ to really get into the Zen of it. You pull all that together, and then you just might hold up the Wimbledon Plate… It’s not about winning first place but bringing every element of effort to whatever you do.

— Diana Nyad

The biggest picture you see is making it to the Super Bowl and winning it. There are a lot of guys who have played 14, 15, 16 years and never been there.

— DeAngelo Williams

Politics is about winning. If you don’t win, you don’t get to put your principles into practice. Therefore, find a way to win, or sit the battle out.

— David Horowitz

Most coaches would consider leading a team to an Olympic gold medal a capper for a pretty good year. The same goes for winning an NCAA national championship. Or a FIBA world championship. Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils and Team USA, led teams to each of these honors… within about 24 months.

— Don Yaeger

Powerful, quick and agile, Serena Williams thrives on winning.

— Don Yaeger

The definition of winning has become distorted. If winning the rights to a property brings with it hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, what have you won? When faced with the prospect of heavy financial losses, we have consistently walked away and have done so again.

— Dick Ebersol

Everyone needs to be proactive and know the various warning signs of cancer. Early detection and research to make detection easier at earlier stages, along with the treatments needs, is still a must. I salute all those winning the battle.

— Dennis Franz

If you can get an out on one pitch, take it. Let the strikeouts come on the outstanding pitches. Winning is the big thing. If you throw a lot of pitches, before you know it, your arm is gone.

— Dwight Gooden

While I was there I became deeply interested in photography, and indeed the most noteworthy event in my early life was winning first, third, fourth and seventh prizes in an international competition for college and high school students.

— Douglass North

If one thing that bothers me about acting, it’s that there’s no clear-cut number one. The closest you can get is winning an Academy Award, and I’m going to work on that if it takes me the next 50 years. To my peers, it will mean that I’m the best!

— Dana Hill

Analysts may be correct that the presidential election won’t primarily turn on entitlements reform, but by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney can, contrary to conventional wisdom, make it a winning issue and lay the foundation for a reform mandate when he wins.

— David Limbaugh

It seemed romantic but also tragic – people would be winning but then lose it all, or crash but fight on, break bones but get back on their bikes and try to finish. Just getting to the end was seen as an achievement in itself.

— David Millar

There are a handful of legacy clubs like the Dodgers in each league. They’re in major markets and have a history of winning where, if you do things right, there’s an enormous upside.

— Dave Checketts

In a globalized world, one application can spread like wildfire and there’s only one winning company, which means you have to invest more than you’ve ever had.

— Douglas Leone

You know, me winning two gold medals, going for a third one, that’s nice. But being there with Mark and my sister, and my brother being the coach, it’s a dream come true. It’s going to be awesome.

— Diana Lopez

Why do people play the lottery, or why do people gamble, period? You know, it’s with the hope of winning something more.

— Derek Kilmer

Even as empiricism is winning the mind, transcendentalism continues to win the heart.

— E. O. Wilson

The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers.

— Earl Weaver

It is hard to say no to PSG – as with all teams capable of winning the Champions League, There is always uncertainty in football.

— Eden Hazard

If I ever leave, it’ll be after winning a championship. You need to go out on a high so that people remember you for the right reasons.

— Eden Hazard

The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.

— Elizabeth Blackwell

But seriously, I think overall in the scheme of things winning an Emmy is not important. Let’s get our priorities straight. I think we all know what’s really important in life – winning an Oscar.

— Ellen DeGeneres

For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.

— Emmitt Smith

I hate to lose more than I love winning, and I’m coming to Dallas to win a Super Bowl.

— Ezekiel Elliott

Pittsburgh was a great team. Coach Noll, Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, L.C. Greenwood and all those guys did a great job. That’s the team that kept us from winning two Super Bowls. It was a great rivalry.

— Earl Campbell

In 1787, many Americans were convinced that the ‘perpetual union’ they had created in winning independence was collapsing. Six years earlier, in the Articles of Confederation, the thirteen state governments had surrendered extensive powers to a congress of delegates from each state legislature.

— Edmund Morgan

We are going to use the truth, and we are going to use it toward the end of winning the war and we know what would happen to the American people if we lose it.

— Elmer Davis

Someone once referred to modeling as being like winning the lottery gene pool. It’s such an odd way to put things, but what is different about modelling is that the industry often picks you.

— Erin O’Connor

There have been so many majors that got away, starting at Riviera in ’95, taking a three-shot lead into the final round of the PGA and not winning.

— Ernie Els

The new industries are brainy industries and so-called knowledge workers tend to like to be near other people who are the same. Think of the City of Hollywood. People cluster. This means you have winning regions, such as London and Cambridge, and losing regions. The people who want to be top lawyers in Sunderland are hoovered up by London.

— Evan Davis

Maria Sharapova winning Wimbledon at 17, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen again. It’s a different game now. I need to stay focused and work on my game, and it will come.

— Eugenie Bouchard

For me, baseball is about, again, the team winning.

— Eddie Murray

I’m doing whatever I have to do to help my team win. So, instead of being focused on anything from the outside, I’m focused on winning and that next game.

— Elena Delle Donne

Just before I got down here I had a chance to see Agassi play another game and he smoked another player, which was nice to see. Someone who a lot of people thought couldn’t come back and now he’s winning.

— Elvis Stojko

I began these clinics because I want to share my years of experience in around the ring, in addition to my proven winning methods. I have seen the good and the bad. I have learned valuable lessons, which I want to pass along to those truly interested in the sport.

— Emanuel Steward

I was 15 when I got my first job as a proofreader for an advertising agency in the City, earning £12 a week. But by then, I was already playing darts tournaments every weekend, regularly winning the £50 first prize. By the time I was 16 and winning two or three contests a weekend, I ditched the agency job and concentrated on darts.

— Eric Bristow

Being brave means to know something is scary, difficult, and dangerous, and doing it anyway, because the possibility of winning the fight is worth the chance of losing it.

— Emilie Autumn

I could be winning the decathlon in high school, which I’ve won twice, yet, if my dad is in the audience, ‘Oh look! It’s Anthony Quinn.’ And I’m like, ‘Hello? Kid just got a gold medal. Hello? I’m over here.’

— Francesco Quinn

It’s an error to count on winning a medal in the triathlon. With one race every four years, anything can happen, especially in a sport as tactical as this where it isn’t always the strongest who wins.

— Francisco Javier Gomez Noya

It’s more than a little ironic that the mantra that swept Bill Clinton into office is exactly what prevented Hillary from winning it. Somehow, the Manhattan billionaire became the voice of the disaffected blue-collar middle class in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

— Fabrizio Moreira

In most countries, a lopsided election represents a mandate that the winning party could then use to implement their agenda, but the U.S. political system seems to have been made to prevent such an occurrence.

— Fabrizio Moreira

After winning the European Championship with Spain, I know exactly how it feels to win a major trophy, and I know that, if we can win at Liverpool, it will feel the same or even better than it did with Spain.

— Fernando Torres

Were this not Texas, were there not a state where there were no protections at all and where the law was clear on that, I think CBS and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather and all of us had a very good chance of winning. So this is an ongoing battle about an issue of principle.

— Floyd Abrams

It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they’re not the only players in this game.

— Floyd Abrams

When I was a kid, I was a pretty good runner, and there was nothing like winning a race.

— Frank McCourt

I might not come home with hardware, but I’m winning.

— Fuzzy Zoeller

When you play in the Premier League, say you’re playing against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time, they set up to block you off. But when you play in the Champions League, all the other teams are used to winning every week, so it’s more of an open game, it’s more attacking, end-to-end.

— Gareth Bale

I hadn’t given much thought to the prospect of a Hugo nomination at the time it happened, but obviously once you’re nominated, winning one seems a bit less far-fetched than before.

— Greg Egan

Decades before President Richard Nixon bet his re-election on winning the Dixiecrat vote, Wilson worked out his own Southern Strategy. Even as he was moving the nation to war, Wilson re-segregated Washington and purged African-Americans from federal jobs.

— Greg Grandin

It’s insane to me to ask anybody to be what they’re not. Know what you know the best, love the most. That’s always going to be the answer to the thing that you have the best shot at winning at.

— Gary Vaynerchuk

You know what Americans are really sensitive to? Issues of fairness. I think this is a modern phenomenon, born of the civil rights movement. Once you convince Americans that something is basically unfair, you’ve got a winning cause.

— Gail Collins

Billy Jean King could not get credit when her husband was in law school and she was winning the Wimbledon, because he had to sign the cards. You know, you had these cases in the ’70s of women who were mayors who couldn’t get credit unless their husbands signed for them.

— Gail Collins

I remember in the ’80s, Randy Travis was my guy. He’s the reason I moved to Nashville, and I just loved him. But at some point when he was winning everything, you find yourself pulling for other people.

— Garth Brooks

It hasn’t been hard getting nominated, but winning it is another thing. The competition is tough.

— Gary Burton

When you’re winning games, everyone thinks everything the manager says and does is fantastic. Then it goes the other way, and those earlier criticisms of players can backfire.

— Gary Lineker

Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.

— George Steinbrenner

Yankee caps pop up all over the world, not as a statement of loyalty to that team, but as a symbol of – what? Winning 27 so-called World Series? Much of the world doesn’t even play that sport.

— George Vecsey

Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror.

— George W. Bush

Growing up training, I use to get up so early I would wave to the garbage men going by. So, I had this relationship with Blue Collar America and I really liked it. I felt that lots of those people looked forward to me winning.

— Gerry Cooney

That’s what every young kid thinks about when they first put on a uniform – is to play in the Major League and then, ultimately, play in a World Series. To me, that was the ultimate, winning in ’86.

— Gary Carter

The great player, so much of the greatness, in my mind, is in his heart and his head. It’s not in his body, in his skill set. It comes from having great talent but wanting to mold that and fit it together into being special. And being special means winning championships.

— George Karl

If you would be just as content winning a local Golden Gloves fight as you would making a pile of money as a professional, then fine, go become a boxer. But if the whole idea is for you to get rich, my God, stay in school and learn a profession.

— Gerald McRaney

Winning ‘Best Vlogger of 2013’ from MTV is a really wonderful honor, and I wanted to thank all of you out there that used your fingers and clicked a button and made this happen, and to all of you that accidentally clicked my name and you were trying to click Jack and Finn, I’m sorry.

— Grace Helbig

My favorite memory is, as a freshman, going to Carolina and beating them. Going over there and winning on their court. I think that was the only time I did win on their court.

— Grant Hill

The only way to get back the confidence is to play and win matches. You can practise as much as you like, but you need confidence that comes from playing and winning matches.

— Greg Rusedski

I’m really looking forward to getting back and winning some matches but I’m not thinking about the U.S. Open yet, just getting through my first match.

— Greg Rusedski

You have to choose whether to take the money or follow your own ambitions, playing in the best league in the world and winning titles.

— Harry Kane

You get moments all the time that kind of make you pinch yourself, some of them make you quite emotional. Winning a BRIT was a big moment because we were just so excited to be at the awards in the first place. Selling out Madison Square Garden was pretty amazing too. Then we woke to the news that our UK tour was sold out. It was crazy.

— Harry Styles

We tend to talk about death as if it is losing a battle, but that assumes living is winning and dying is not.

— Hanya Yanagihara

I think for us – the Weinstein name, the Miramax name – they’ve both become synonymous with brands. We have a real winning formula when it comes to championing a different kind of movie, and I think the audience trusts us.

— Harvey Weinstein

Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success.

— Harry Emerson Fosdick

Both sexes like the exercise and challenge of sports, but for men it’s also a basic display behavior for impressing and winning a mate.

— Helen Fisher

It’s the whole big picture that we have to look at to create an organization that wins over the long term. And to just shoot from the hip on a decision based on winning over a 10-game period. No, that doesn’t make sense.

— Henry Samueli

There’s this long tradition of… even ‘Where The Wild Things Are,’ which many people consider the best kids’ picture book of all time. It was considered revolutionary, and some libraries wouldn’t carry it. But it’s a classic because it taps into empowerment for kids, kids facing dangers and winning.

— Henry Selick

The only tactic liberals have is to try to intimidate people into thinking that the Tea Party is racist. The Tea Party is not a racist movement, period! If it were, why would the straw polls keep showing that the black guy is winning? That’s a rhetorical question. Let me state it: The black guy keeps winning.

— Herman Cain

From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there’s nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.

— Hilaire Belloc

And when you start talking about the practicality of winning a race like that – you’ve got to remember we’re not talking about winning 51 percent of the vote. We’re talking about winning 36, 37, 38 percent of the vote.

— Hamilton Jordan

Marathon running, like golf, is a game for players, not winners. That is why Callaway sells golf clubs and Nike sells running shoes. But running is unique in that the world’s best racers are on the same course, at the same time, as amateurs, who have as much chance of winning as your average weekend warrior would scoring a touchdown in the NFL.

— Hunter S. Thompson

I’ve learned that winning isn’t everything, and it’s more about the journey. But at the end of the day, I just want to stand on the podium with the gold medal.

— Hope Solo

London 2012 is all about winning a medal. Not just any medal, the gold medal.

— Hope Solo

I don’t know if it has set in or not. Honestly, it’s crazy. It’s such an amazing honor. I remember thinking back to being in my room waiting for the call to see if I got the part. It’s like winning the lottery. I’m proud to be a member of such an amazing cast – that’s the best award of all.

— Hailee Steinfeld

The best thing that winning those Academy Awards things are – the best thing of it is that when I say some of my ideas, somebody’s going to listen to it, and they’ll preface what I say, ‘Academy Award winner da-da-da-da-da.’

— Haskell Wexler

That winning feeling, it’s great.

— Heather Watson

My father said, ‘Son, when you grow up, I don’t want you to be a member of a party that caters to the oppressed and the poor. You have to aspire to be a member of a party that is happy, winning and influential.’

— Hector Ruiz

I realised I’d been spoiled at Liverpool. We were used to winning. In Italy I grew up as a person. I didn’t enjoy the football, mind. It was very defensive, but I became a better player because of the work I had to do around the box. Off the pitch, I learned about what to eat and what to drink to be successful, and I learned about life.

— Ian Rush

The Bible never tells us what Jesus looked like, and in the earliest surviving paintings of him, he is sometimes depicted as short-haired, sometimes as beardless, with no authoritative version winning out over the others. Yet around 400 A.D., all of the other competing images were replaced by the long-haired, bearded Jesus we know today.

— Ian Caldwell

The longer you play, the better chance the better player has of winning.

— Jack Nicklaus

Humanity is in my heart. Do I suffer fools? No. Am I a stickler for my profession? Yes. I am a task master? Yes. My military background, football background, I’m a team player all the way, and I love winning.

— Isaiah Washington

It kills me to lose. If I’m a troublemaker, and I don’t think that my temper makes me one, then it’s because I can’t stand losing. That’s the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first.

— Jackie Robinson

Let us not become so intense in our zeal to do good by winning arguments or by our pure intention in disputing doctrine that we go beyond good sense and manners, thereby promoting contention, or say and do imprudent things, invoke cynicism, or ridicule with flippancy.

— James E. Faust

When people look and decide they have nothing in common with me – I’m 43, balding, blond, whatever – there’s something absolutely invigorating about winning them over. Even if it’s eight people from Sweden who don’t understand what I’m talking about.

— Jim Gaffigan

I mean, I love winning, but losing is a much more intense feeling.

— Jennie Finch

I don’t want football to not be played, but I would like the sophistication brought forth to take care of those who need to be taken care of and to take the precaution, at the sacrifice of winning, to take care of people.

— Jim Brown

Capitalistic society teaches kids to be No. 1, but true self-esteem doesn’t come from money. It doesn’t come from winning the Super Bowl.

— Jim Brown

I’ve always said winning’s the great deodorant, and conversely, when you have a bad record, everything stinks, and everything starts to unravel, and everything falls apart.

— John Madden

What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.

— John McEnroe

I think I’m happier, not just because of winning Grammys and selling records, but because it’s really fulfilling to have all these things happen with something you love to do.

— John Legend

I’m sure a lot of players say it, but winning is almost so you don’t lose. The thrill of winning is not as great as the pain of losing.

— John McEnroe

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.

— John Wooden

Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.

— John Wooden

If there’s anything you could point out where I was a little different, it was the fact that I never mentioned winning.

— John Wooden

Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them. By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them.

— Jose Mourinho

In 1983, my second year of law school, I became the only white player in the Ogden Park Basketball League at 65th and Racine. My teammates joked that I integrated the league, which I guess is true. They weren’t so much focused on integration as on winning, and they knew you can’t teach height. ‘He can’t jump, but he sure is tall.’

— James Comey

Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning.

— Joyce Carol Oates

There is a responsibility that goes with winning the Nobel Prize, and the responsibility is that if you have a forum, you should use it wisely.

— James Heckman

I’m not driven by killer ambition. I’m not a workaholic. I’m a good team player. I don’t have to be captain, but I do want to play on a winning team.

— Jane Pauley

That’s always – that’s been another dream of mine, to do a Broadway play. An award winning Broadway play.

— Janet Jackson

I’ve become addicted to playing poker because you’re constantly faced with confusion, and winning is trying to make sense out of nonsense.

— Jason Calacanis

Winning is never enough, and I’ve got to try and do it as much as I can before my time is over.

— Jason Day

Winning the Pulitzer is wonderful and it’s an honor and I feel so humbled and so grateful, but I think that I’ll think of it very much as the final sort of final moment for this book and put it behind me along with the rest of the book, as I write more books.

— Jhumpa Lahiri

But I was always a bit of a gypsy, anyway. I spent five years at Oklahoma State, five years at Miami and moved on after winning the national championship, and five years with the Cowboys. So, I was ready to move on. We won back-to-back Super Bowls, and I felt that I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish.

— Jimmy Johnson

As a quarterback, there’s no better way to finish your year, in winning a Super Bowl, than with a touchdown pass. The chances of that happening, by the looks of most of the Super Bowls, is a very rare chance. Fortunately for me, I had an opportunity.

— Joe Montana

Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.

— Joe Torre

When I became the manager of the New York Yankees, it was an opportunity to realize my lifelong dream of winning the World Series. We were fortunate enough to succeed in our first season in 1996, and in the years that followed, we wrote some great new chapters in Yankee history.

— Joe Torre

I think that winning creates chemistry, as opposed to other way around. I’ve been on a lot of friendly teams that couldn’t win, trust me.

— Joe Torre

If a club is winning, you never pay attention to a guy who’s 0-for-10. If a club is losing, all of a sudden you’ll find that he’s the main reason why you’re losing, which is absurd for me.

— Joe Torre

You’d think experienced political professionals would know better than to place their trust in exit polls, notoriously inaccurate surveys that had John Kerry winning the 2004 election by five points when he actually lost by three.

— John Podhoretz

Much as Cold War nuclear strategists could argue about winning a nuclear war by having more survivors, advocates of a Global Warming War might see the United States, Western Europe, or Russia as better able to ride out climate disruption and manipulation than, say, China or the countries of the Middle East.

— Jamais Cascio

You know, when you run you got to be all in and you take risks of winning and losing.

— Jeb Bush

I enjoy winning, but more importantly, I enjoy the people I’m around.

— Jerry West

I’d go fishing and always pretend I would catch the biggest fish. I’d stay out there for hours after everybody else left until I caught something. When I shot baskets, I was always the coach and star player and always made the winning shot.

— Jerry West

I’ve seen a lot in my life. I’ve seen a lot of winning. I’ve seen a lot of testing times. I think when you’re tested, you really find out what you’re made of, OK?

— Jerry West

The network shows have this very commercial voice that you have to adhere to, and the cable shows, it’s kind of like winning the lottery. The independent film world is a world you can actually get to. You can get the under-a-million-dollar film by finding a good cast and financing.

— Jill Soloway

We need an attitude of defiance, not an attitude of cowardice. Out in the street, that’s how we are winning against the TransCanada Pipeline. This is how we have delayed the Trans-Pacific Partnership and forced it into an election season, gotten everybody to stand against it. Democracy is not about surrender.

— Jill Stein

Winning the ACM, winning the CMA, my first time on the Opry and having Grammy nominations were all a big deal to me.

— Joe Nichols

Better to take smart risks and focus on winning because, if you don’t, your competition will!

— John Rampton

If we find it hard to believe that winning millions might not be so lucky after all, we just don’t have a good enough imagination. If I fantasise about winning the lottery, it doesn’t take long before all sorts of worrisome potential consequences occur to me.

— Julian Baggini

Even after such milestones as Kathryn Bigelow winning an Oscar, there still seem to be few women in leadership roles.

— Julia Stiles

Ben Roethlisberger is a proven winner in athletic competition. But the measure of a true leader is how they conduct themselves 24/7, not just during a winning touchdown drive or a goal-line stance. Leadership isn’t something that gets switched off because the game clock expires.

— Jackson Katz

Winning the Olympics was an amazing feeling, but afterwards, it was a bit like, ‘What do I do now?’ So I lost a bit of motivation going back into training and competitions I had so much pressure on me. I kept thinking, ‘I’m the Olympic champion. I can’t lose’ – being only 19 and having to deal with all that pressure.

— Jade Jones

I now have Youth Olympic, Olympic and European Games titles, which is a dream. I didn’t fight that well and just scraped through a lot of the fights, but winning is a relief, and it’s more points towards the Rio Olympics, which takes a bit of pressure off me.

— Jade Jones

If I took over the ‘Glamour’ offices for a day, I would put Joe Pesci on the cover. I would say ‘We’ve got to change all these magazines a little bit. We have to bring out a different version of what is, like, cool. You know, what’s winning. Joe Pesci, Burt Reynolds.’

— Jake Johnson

It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning, a situation where the world was right side up.

— James MacArthur

I knew I could play really well in one game, score the winning goal and then, come the next game, I wouldn’t play at all or I might come off the bench for the last five minutes. So I was frustrated towards the end of my time at Spurs. I wasn’t happy.

— Jermain Defoe

To be able to have winning in your blood growing up, whether it was pounding my little brother or trying to beat my dad in something, or just competing on teams with my friends, it was nonstop.

— Jordan Spieth

Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed. He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat, in the process of winning the race.

— Joseph Barbera

Winning the Indy 500 in 1995 and the Formula 1 championship in 1997 are very special moments for me, and the people in NASCAR show me respect for what I’ve achieved so far in my career.

— Jacques Villeneuve

It’s hard to be a celebrity nowadays. It’s not about your track record anymore. If you have a great movie, you’re good. If not, people are ready to write you off. I think the only ones who are really winning are people like Will Smith. People go, ‘Oh, it’s Will Smith. I’ve got to see him, whatever he’s in.’

— Jamie Foxx

I came in the league as not a shooter, not a scorer. My game was to play defense and make my teammates better. The most important stat to me was that left column – winning. Nothing else matters.

— Jason Kidd

Winning a major, that’s what everybody wants to do, and I worked my whole life to do it. And to realize that, it’s incredible.

— Jimmy Walker

Writing books and being paid for it – it’s not like winning the Lottery. You can’t suddenly go, ‘Yippee!’ and start throwing tenners in the air. I’ve done pretty well out of it, but certainly not enough to say, ‘Right, that’s me set up for life.’

— Joanne Harris

I had been a basketball fan growing up, and I felt that if we brought in the proper coach, and we played basketball the old fashioned way – where defense is paramount and offense involved movement off the ball and movement of the ball – we could build a winning team, and Chicago would respond to that.

— Jerry Reinsdorf

All my life, I’ve been winning, ok?

— John Catsimatidis

I was a waiter before ‘The Office,’ so to me, this was a winning lottery ticket. Everything about my life has changed.

— John Krasinski

It’s a strange failure of the literary world that Updike never quite received his due. Despite winning two Pulitzers and two National Book Awards and countless other awards and honours, he was denied the Nobel.

— Justin Cartwright

Winning the Whitbread was a very major thing for me. I’d always been well reviewed, but this made me widely read.

— Justin Cartwright

The 2012 presidential campaign’s turn away from the classic, straight-up, American election – where the candidate who gets the most votes nationwide wins – is another sad reminder of the extreme political polarization distorting today’s politics. No one talks about a 50-state strategy for winning the presidency these days.

— Juan Williams

If you had to point to anything, it’s when you’ve had as much success as we’ve had and are so close to winning a Super Bowl, at some stage you have an opportunity to think the next move, even if it’s not consistent with all your previous moves, will be the one that gives you the chance to win the Lombardi Trophy.

— Jeffrey Lurie

Winning the Super Bowl was obviously a great one, but the joy I felt of going to the Super Bowl, it was what I felt about the Pittsburgh Steelers and where we came from, the history of us to that point.

— Joe Greene

As a kid, you dream of winning the Stanley Cup. As you get older, you understand the importance of winning the Olympics.

— Joe Sakic

The joy of winning is not as dramatic as the losses were, because I expected us to win.

— Jack Youngblood

If you can’t define a winning exit strategy for the American people, where we somehow come out ahead, then we’re wasting our money, and we’re wasting our strategic resources.

— Jon Huntsman, Jr.

There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.

— James Boswell

I was this guy who’d been racing around down there, on that field in 1999, running straight over people, scoring tries, winning games, having fun. And I ended up so sick I couldn’t even run past a little baby.

— Jonah Lomu

I used to go to Vegas and play the horses, and then I realised how ridiculous that was. There is no winning in gambling, but there is on the stock market.

— Josh Brolin

Growing up, I always dreamed of winning a major championship.

— Jeev Milkha Singh

This whole thing about winning and losing is muddy waters. But I can remember, as a young actor, just walking around this city and not being able to get arrested.

— Jeffrey Tambor

One of the reasons I’m so competitive – I mean, I’m not winning much anymore – at my age was because I always worked hard and because we have a level playing field. We don’t have motorbikes in the peloton anymore.

— Jens Voigt

In creating superdelegates, the Democratic Party recognized the expertise that its top holders of public office have gained by running for office themselves. They are experts at winning. They know the issues. They are in a unique position to evaluate presidential candidates.

— Jim Hunt

When you’re dead weight, in the right position, you win. And in reality, you wouldn’t see someone my size kicking seven martial arts experts and winning.

— Joan Severance

Everything to me is about team football, and if we keep winning Super Bowl trophies, I’ll be fine.

— Justin Tuck

In playing or managing, the game of ball is only fun for me when I’m out in front and winning. I don’t give a hill of beans for the rest of the game.

— John McGraw

There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other, infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.

— James P. Carse

But when someone is on a winning horse, and everything looks wonderful, it’s very hard as an outsider to persuade them something is wrong.

— James Wolfensohn

We never went into a game that we did not feel sure of winning, and when we lost, we blamed it on hard luck or the umpires. We never gave any other team credit for being able to play ball, and the result was that we were hard to beat. If I could get my team to be confident, I think we would work our way to the front pretty quickly.

— Joe Kelley

Winning is about heart, not just legs. It’s got to be in the right place.

— Lance Armstrong

Well, I mean, to me, I think my ultimate – my ultimate goal is winning championships and – and I understand that me going down as one of the greats will not happen until I, you know, win a championship.

— LeBron James

I look at someone like Kathryn Bigelow, and I have so much admiration. She’s playing in the boy’s sandpit, and winning.

— Lena Headey

I never did say that you can’t be a nice guy and win. I said that if I was playing third base and my mother rounded third with the winning run, I’d trip her up.

— Leo Durocher

How you play the game is for college ball. When you’re playing for money, winning is the only thing that matters.

— Leo Durocher

I’m never tired of winning, and I’m never tired of skiing.

— Lindsey Vonn

I don’t just love riding I love horses. I was in the field at my yard watching them gallop around and play the other day. That’s what keeps me going, and sometimes it has to be something more than just winning.

— Lee Pearson

Badminton is not only about winning. What is important to me is about playing hard, doing my best and putting up a good show for the spectators.

— Lin Dan

If you lose, you can’t lead. If you don’t lead, you’re irrelevant. Winning is what it’s all about in politics.

— Lionel Sosa

The Tories and the Lib Dems talk about social mobility, but, short of winning the lottery, the only way to guarantee young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to do better and to raise aspirations is through education.

— Lucy Powell

I am very superstitious. I trod on a wet towel before winning the Junior World Championships, and now I have to do that every time.

— Laura Trott

In the executive branch, winning by a whisker is as good as winning in a landslide, but not so in the Senate.

— Lincoln Chafee

Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age. It’s about work ethic. Winning never gets old.

— Lisa Leslie

When I was a kid in Adelaide, I dreamed of becoming No. 1 in the world, winning a grand slam and the Davis Cup for Australia.

— Lleyton Hewitt

Winning and making history is something you can’t buy. Me? I’m a guy who loves history. When I’m 60 or 70, I don’t want to be remembered for the money I make. I want to be in the history books.

— LaMarr Woodley

Don’t believe that winning is really everything. It’s more important to stand for something. If you don’t stand for something, what do you win?

— Lane Kirkland

When I was about six or seven, I did this character reenactment performance where I read a monologue from ‘Peter Pan.’ I got into a complete Peter Pan outfit and did a little paragraph from the script – and I ended up winning an award for it.

— Levi Miller

I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I want to walk the red carpet at the Oscars. I am in awe of the ceremony, and winning an Oscar would be the most magical moment of my life. I want to make that speech and hold that trophy and say, ‘This is for you, India.’ That’s the line I have rehearsed for God knows how long. But that has to be for a Hindi language film.

— Karan Johar

I’ve got so many big gains to make in the javelin and the shot put. I know I’m not going to be winning the field in those events, but I need to do myself justice.

— Katarina Johnson-Thompson

When I lead essay workshops, I ask students to come up with at least five topics, which they’ll narrow down to one. The winning idea should be the story the student is most excited to tell because it honestly reflects his or her best self.

— Kate Klise

Here’s the thing – I mean, I don’t act for statues. I really don’t. The great thing about winning an award is that it creates opportunities.

— Kevin Bacon

There are two things that create opportunities. One is being involved with something that makes money, and the other is winning awards. And the reason that winning the awards creates the opportunities is because it gives the people who are selling the picture the opportunity to make more money.

— Kevin Bacon

When you’re winning, you’re creating a dynasty.

— Kevin Plank

Winning, I believe, is a culture just as much as losing is.

— Kevin Plank

When I came back on the rink in 2012, I set a goal of wrapping up my career well rather than just winning medals. I’m not preparing for any special skills for Sochi because I don’t feel like they are necessary.

— Kim Yuna

Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often. Both get the same results, the falling off of the public’s enthusiasm.

— Knute Rockne

We count on winning. And if we lose, don’t beef. And the best way to prevent beefing is – don’t lose.

— Knute Rockne

I was brought up by two people who just said, Whatever it is you’re interested in, go do it. There is no winning or losing. You find out when you do it what the experience is.

— Kurt Russell

After winning the Oscar, I was committed to do ‘Fried Green Tomatoes,’ but I didn’t know what the next thing would be after that. It was a scary time. But the advantage of TV is the regular work. All you need is a hit series, I guess.

— Kathy Bates

You always want to have a winning car, but there is no guarantee that it will be.

— Kimi Raikkonen

We’ve got to recruit at the same level of the people who are winning titles and playing for titles, and to do that, we’ve got to have great facilities.

— Kirby Smart

Let’s be honest. Georgia, if you get the best players in this state, you should be winning championships.

— Kirby Smart

Similarly, today, we do not know what will happen as we wage the War on Terror. We do know that we can count on the strong support from our closest ally and friend in the world in winning this war to secure our freedoms and the freedoms for all peoples throughout the world.

— Kit Bond

What is success?’ It isn’t only about winning, but playing in a certain way.

— Kevin Keegan

We’ve suffered a war, and one thing we know: Whenever our nation’s faced war, whether it was in the 1980s when we were winning the Cold War or in the 1940s during World War II, the responsible thing to do has been to borrow money to win the war.

— Ken Mehlman

Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong.

— Ken Mehlman

You always dream of going to the Olympics and winning gold. I’ve learned over the years that there are lots of gold medals, but certain stories stick out and make a difference.

— Kerri Strug

The problem is that when government controls the economy, those who can influence government keep winning, and everybody else just stays the same.

— Marco Rubio

We don’t believe that winning elections and winning any amount of votes will win freedom in Ireland. At the end of the day, it will be the cutting edge of the IRA which will bring freedom.

— Martin McGuinness

The person that said winning isn’t everything, never won anything.

— Mia Hamm

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

— Michael Jordan

Ultimately, if you can say that I’m a bad owner and we’re winning championships, I can live with that. But if we’re not making the playoffs and we’re spending and losing money, then I have to look in the mirror and say maybe I’m not taking the necessary steps to doing what it takes to run an organization.

— Michael Jordan

I don’t know how to put it, but yet you know we have so many people who the way they look at life, the way they work depends on what happens, us winning or losing. It’s kind of crazy. So, I kind of got caught up in that, I’m gonna try to stay away from that.

— Mike Ditka

Under Donald Trump, our deals will be smarter, our soldiers will have what they need, and our veterans will have what they earned. We will secure our borders, protect our nation. In all this, we will be more serious. And when we do, this nation will start winning again.

— Mike Pence

I have three dogs at home. Even after losing a series or winning a series, they treat me the same way.

— Mahendra Singh Dhoni

If Democrats start consistently winning Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada, the electoral outlook for Republicans in the future is mighty bleak.

— Mark McKinnon

Swimming isn’t everything, winning is.

— Mark Spitz

Yes, I believe that the art of winning is through intimidation, and not necessarily do you have to speak about it.

— Mark Spitz

From the things I’ve read, I think I’ve been portrayed in kind of a way that makes me look like I don’t put an effort into winning. I think that’s completely the wrong portrayal of the person I am.

— Matt Harvey

The threat posed by Bank of America isn’t just financial – it’s a full-blown assault on the American dream. Where’s the incentive to play fair and do well, when what we see rewarded at the highest levels of society is failure, stupidity, incompetence and meanness? If this is what winning in our system looks like, who doesn’t want to be a loser?

— Matt Taibbi

Politics is about a lot more than winning and losing. I think politics at its best is about compromise, shades of grey and about issues.

— Matt Taibbi

The right way to win is to recognize that winning isn’t the end game, but rather the beginning of new opportunities – maybe even opportunities to help other people win.

— Meghan Daum

The mind is absolutely instrumental in achieving results, even for athletes. Sports psychology is a very small part, but it’s extremely important when you’re winning and losing races by hundredths and even thousandths of a second.

— Michael Johnson

It’s very important that you focus on winning games and being consistent down the stretch. I think that’s what we’re focused on. All of the other stuff about who wins and who loses and how many wins do we need, if we’re focusing on that, then that’s not good.

— Mike Singletary

The thing that I want to do, the most important thing to me is winning. How we do it, I really don’t care.

— Mike Singletary

I want to thank the public, so I have to keep doing what I do, which is keep winning medals for my country.

— Mo Farah

Whenever I race in the U.K., the crowd just makes such a massive difference, often between winning and losing.

— Mo Farah

I’m a guy who wins medals rather than runs fast times, so for me, what keeps me going is winning medals for my country and making my nation proud.

— Mo Farah

I don’t want to be a Michael Moore-style artist, which is not to disparage Michael Moore. But he seems rather unsuccessful at winning people over who don’t already agree with him.

— Mohsin Hamid

Whenever I am losing, it’s like, ‘It’s his fault’. And whenever I’m winning it’s like, ‘That’s us’. That’s the team, the people.

— Marat Safin

That level of trade deficit throttles real growth in our country and continues the unfortunate path of selling out America. We are not winning the global trade war, we are losing it badly.

— Marcy Kaptur

Being nominated is the win. For me, being nominated is winning. It’s just unbelievable.

— Martha Plimpton

Winning the Pritzker assures a flood of work in one’s seventies and eighties, jobs necessarily carried out by assistants as the demands of modern-day cultural stardom and the inevitable waning of physical capacities prevent many architects from attaining the transcendent final phase more easily achieved by artists in other mediums.

— Martin Filler

As an alcoholic, you have no appreciation for your wife or your children’s feelings, but I’m making up for that now. I’m winning my children’s trust back.

— Maurice Gibb

I’m helpless in post-round, hole-by-hole interviews. I can’t take you through most of the holes of winning the Players Championship, the U.S. Amateur or Ryder Cup matches. It’s like golf amnesia.

— Matt Kuchar

People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup, but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best. It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far.

— Marcel Dionne

For more than two centuries since winning our own freedom, we the people of the United States have repeatedly answered the call to lead the quest for freedom around the globe.

— Mac Thornberry

My God, war is not about bathrooms. War is not about political correctness or words that are meaningless. War is about winning.

— Michael T. Flynn

I was so worried about winning, it was as if I was caught up in my own web.

— Michelle Kwan

The way I look at myself, the biggest achievement in my eyes – forget winning trophies or scoring in World Cups – is that I’m still at a top club playing at a really high standard having been almost two different players.

— Michael Owen

With my father and sister being very depressed for most of their lives, it was incumbent on me to try to make them laugh, in this ridiculous way. They were the wittiest people I knew, but to get a smile from them was like winning the lottery.

— Miriam Toews

Over the years, I’ve made many sacrifices to win two Olympic gold medals and put together winning streaks that will never be broken.

— Misty May-Treanor

I never was brought into the league thinking as far as, you know, statistics, things like that. We were really brought into the league in a team concept. Everything was focused around winning.

— Mark Messier

It’s often been said that you learn more from losing than you do from winning. I think, if you’re wise, you learn from both. You learn a lot from a loss. You learn what is it that we’re not doing to get to where we want to go. It really gets your attention and it really motivates the work ethic of your team when you’re not doing well.

— Morgan Wootten

When we were making the movie, winning awards for it wasn’t the point at all. We didn’t even have an American distributor.

— Michel Hazanavicius

We are a motivated team, and there is nothing that can stop us from winning the title. Even if I had lost, my teammates would have made up for it.

— Ma Long

If I thought I had hurt my chances of winning another major just because I was chasing money around, I’d wind up kicking myself.

— Mike Weir

The fame aspect of winning the Masters… besides being married and becoming a father, that’s a strong third there.

— Mike Weir

So I think that in the beginning of your career you’re just looking to work. Luckily for me, my first movie was ‘Rabbit Hole’ and I got to work with incredible people, a Pulitzer prize winning writer, John Cameron Mitchell, and all the actors involved. So it’s tough, man, because you want to have credibility.

— Miles Teller

The chance of winning a Super Bowl in a city like New York, there’s nothing like it. Once you win one, you get that bug to win another one, that edge.

— Mark Sanchez

Winning in Monaco is always special. That track has always been good to me. I won there in Formula 3000, battled for the victory with Williams in 2006 and now I’ve won two of the last three grands prix there.

— Mark Webber

In New York, the Mets are winning the World Series in 1969 that was pretty big, but I would say the moon landing was right up there with the Mets in the World Series. So it made a, a big impression on me as a little kid.

— Michael J. Massimino

Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor of California who went through a painful defeat in the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later.

— Michael Medved

Each coming together of man and wife, even if they have been mated for many years, should be a fresh adventure each winning should necessitate a fresh wooing.

— Marie Stopes

Winning the first championship is a goal for any boxer, and it means a lot to reach it.

— Miguel Cotto

No matter what the situation, winning takes care of a lot of stuff. Things are never perfect, even when you win. But it does make for a lot better environment, for sure.

— Mike Quade

The Arab Spring has heightened the ideological tension between Ankara and Tehran, and Turkey’s model seems to be winning.

— Mustafa Akyol

I’ve certainly had periods when I felt like life was winning and I was losing, so I think everybody can relate to that quandary – the temptation to give in, to give up, and then what It takes to keep going.

— Malcolm Gets

It’s definitely hard when you’re putting in the work and the guy who’s starting isn’t, especially if he’s overhyped or you’re not winning. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to be that guy’s backup.

— Matt Hasselbeck

When I am behind and I am looking ahead and there is that line in front of you, of that guy, of winning and losing, then I really hang it out there and take big risks to make the speed up, and then I’m pretty good at passing.

— Nate Holland

Speculative joy, the joy derived from being right and being rewarded, may well be similar to the rush felt by a winning gambler.

— Michael Steinhardt

Sport is not just about entertainment. It is equally about winning and losing, pooling and galvanising the energy of the youth, upgrading people’s physical fitness and mental prowess.

— Nita Ambani

It’s very, very special for me. This is where I’ve grown up, it’s my home, and winning the Monaco Grand Prix is the highlight of any racing driver’s career and for me a childhood dream. It being my home makes it all the more special, unbelievable.

— Nico Rosberg

So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech.

— Neil Gaiman

When I talk about a successful program, define that. It’s not just winning the national championship every year because nobody can do that.

— Nick Saban

We will not overcome world poverty unless we manage climate change successfully. I’ve spent my life as a development economist, and it’s crystal clear that we succeed or fail on winning the battle against world poverty and managing climate change together. If we fail on one, we fail on the other.

— Nicholas Stern

When I look back, I only do so to see what I’ve done in my past – my gold medals and the Championships that I’ve won. Really, I just look to the future and hopefully winning even more.

— Nicola Adams

Not once in my life has the Tory Party come anywhere close to winning an election in Scotland, and yet, for more than half my life, we have had a Tory government. That is wrong and undemocratic.

— Nicola Sturgeon

In terms of the arguments, I think the pro-Leave campaign is winning them all.

— Nigel Lawson

Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.

— Norman Mailer

There’s always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.

— Pat Riley

What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what’s thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going.

— Patrick Swayze

I don’t think I am a great. I think I’ve done nothing. I’ve done nothing in soccer. I’ve won leagues, but I haven’t won the Champions League, the World Cup, the Euro. Winning the Euro in France, that wouldn’t be bad.

— Paul Pogba

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.

— Paul Bryant

Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.

— Paul Bryant

Let’s try winning and see what it feels like. If we don’t like it, we can go back to our traditions.

— Paul Tsongas

Manchester City has a really good academy, and they’re winning titles at all ages.

— Pep Guardiola

When you train a massive club or little third division outfit, when you go out to play football in any situation, it is always about winning.

— Pep Guardiola

After I went through two years of not winning an event, what kept me going was winning one more major. Once I won that last U.S. Open, I spent the next six months trying to figure out what was next. Slowly my passion for the sport just vanished. I had nothing left to prove.

— Pete Sampras

It goes without saying, winning against a good team in a hostile crowd on the road, it’s just an absolutely huge win.

— Peyton Manning

After I won Miss India, I realised I do not like failing. I just like being the best. I hate being a loser. So I just have to keep winning.

— Priyanka Chopra

Winning my first UFC fight by a finish, I’ve never felt so accomplished in my life.

— Paige VanZant

I strictly want to beat every opponent I face, whether it’s for a title or for a small show. The only thing for me is winning my fights and being the best athlete I can be.

— Paige VanZant

If Quebeckers want Jean Charest, well, they can choose him. It’s never a winning formula to divide Quebeckers.

— Pauline Marois

In any grass-roots campaign, building an ongoing base of support is as important as winning the ultimate goal.

— Patricia Ireland

The luxury that I have is I’m not career-minded, I just live from one film to the next. For a time, I was making documentaries, and all my documentaries were winning awards and stuff, and then I lost interest in documentaries.

— Pawel Pawlikowski

Winning a ring is everybody’s goal, whether you’re a player or a coach.

— Patrick Ewing

One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics.

— Paul Begala

Jeff VanderMeer’s fiction has always been entrancingly, engagingly, enthusiastically weird, a winning combination of mimesis and the fantastical that privileges neither component: perhaps the very definition of that mode categorized as the ‘New Weird’ and exemplified most famously by the groundbreaking work of China Mieville.

— Paul Di Filippo

As an incumbent, if you are winning, your commercials are about motherhood and apple pie and the flag.

— Pete Gallego

I’ve been a big believer in musicians turned actor, going back to Sinatra winning the Oscar for ‘From Here To Eternity.’ David Bowie in ‘Man Who Fell to Earth,’ Kris Kristofferson’s been great in a bunch of films. Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Mariah Carey, I thought was great in ‘Precious.’

— Peter Berg

Winning is fun and great, but I would rather have a long, successful and healthy career than a short one with a few wins.

— Peter Uihlein

I was certainly never conscious of ‘playing the woman.’ I would not have approved of that. It is not a winning tactic. I operated in the world as I found it, and it was a man’s world.

— Pauline Neville-Jones

Everybody thinks you can get by by being Mr. Nice Guy, but that’s not what winning programs do. Winning programs have a plan.

— Pete Sessions

As a driver, you always dream of winning a F1 race, and to win so early on in my career was very special.

— Pastor Maldonado

My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery – which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove.

— Poppy Z. Brite

I was very good in math and physics. In the Soviet time, we had a lot of Olympic-style competitions for different disciplines: I was always winning in my region.

— Oleg Deripaska

Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing.

— Orson Scott Card

I came of baseball age (isn’t it always around first grade?) in the last sputtering years of the A’s Philadelphia tenancy. I probably plighted my fated troth in 1949, when the A’s fluked into a winning season and introduced a pintsize southpaw named Bobby Shantz.

— Richard Corliss

I started writing stories in sixth grade. But writing wasn’t cool, like being good at sports, or being part of the in crowd, or winning fights on the playground.

— Rodman Philbrick

For me, being memorable is more important than winning.

— Ricki Lake

Sometimes when you are winning, you don’t see your flaws you don’t see what you are not good at.

— Robbie Lawler

Flattery was one of Kissinger’s principal tools in winning over Nixon, and a tool he employed shamelessly.

— Robert Dallek

I think the problem is that there has been a kind of backlash against feminism. I think women just didn’t really see themselves winning that fight, and I think that probably led to a lot women feeling trapped in a perpetual cycle of disappointment – trying to be feminists and failing to be.

— Romola Garai

I’ve stayed calm when I’m winning and I’ve stayed calm when I’ve lost. Tennis is a sport where we have a lot of tournaments every week, so you can’t celebrate a lot when you have big victories, and you cannot get too down when you’re losing, as in a few days you’ll be in the next tournament and you’ll have to be ready with that.

— Rafael Nadal

As a tennis player you can win and you can lose, and you have to be ready for both. I practised self-control as a kid. But as you get older they both – winning and losing – get easier.

— Rafael Nadal

In tennis, because of the way it’s scored, I don’t think that scoring one point out of luck is ever decisive in winning. But, of course, it depends on the moment.

— Rafael Nadal

Designs are increasingly winning competitions because they are literally green, and because somewhere they feature a small windmill.

— Rem Koolhaas

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.

— Richard Dawkins

Conservatives are winning offices, and champions of big government are cleaning out their desks right now.

— Rick Perry

I’m at the stage of my career when it’s not only about winning and developing players, it’s about having fun. That’s a void in your life right now, but it’s something you’re going to have here.

— Rick Pitino

Winning an Oscar is an honor, but, between you and me, it does not makes things easier.

— Robin Williams

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve dreamt about winning the Brazilian league, and I still dream about it now. I am doing everything I possibly can to make my dream come true.

— Ronaldinho

For me soccer provides so many emotions, a different feeling every day. I’ve had the good fortune to take part in major competitions like the Olympics, and winning the World Cup was also unforgettable. We lost in the Olympics and won in the World Cup, and I’ll never forget either feeling.

— Ronaldinho

I’ve been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I’ve come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks.

— Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Winning’ in Hollywood means not just power, money, and complimentary smoked-salmon pizza, but also that everyone around you fails just as you are peaking.

— Roseanne Barr

There is a reality to the primary process, and you don’t win primaries by being ahead in national polls. You win them by winning Iowa, by winning New Hampshire, by winning South Carolina, winning Florida.

— Rudy Giuliani

In our sport, there’s only two people, so if you’re not winning, then you’re losing.

— Rajiv Ouseph

Winning is something you’ve dreamed about and hoped for, so that when you get there it’s no big deal. But if you lose, you’re gutted, and the gutted sense just goes on, and I know what that’s like, because I’ve been having that gutted feeling since 1979.

— Richard Griffiths

As a songwriter, there’s nothing better than winning Song Of The Year. But I couldn’t really celebrate, because it wasn’t right. Luther wasn’t standing next to me, to receive the award.

— Richard Marx

Looking back, as far as looking when I was a kid and what I dreamed about doing as far as playing on the PGA Tour and winning on tour, I’ve got those taken care of.

— Rickie Fowler

Quail Hollow is always going to be a special spot for me, and winning there gave me a little more credibility. But I want to be a multiple winner on the PGA Tour.

— Rickie Fowler

I realized my dream and was proud to be a Superstar. I never won a title, but being hired by WWE and being a Superstar, to me, was like winning a championship.

— Robert Maillet

I’ve always said the players don’t build up rivalries themselves, people from the outside build up the rivalries. I just want to play good golf. I want to try and keep winning golf tournaments.

— Rory McIlroy

If somebody asks me whether I’d rather sink the winning putt in the Ryder Cup or win a major, it’s the major every day. World championship or Ryder Cup? Win a world championship. At the end of the day you’re going to be remembered for what you achieve in an individual sport.

— Rory McIlroy

It’s fun when you’re winning and performing well, but it’s also hard because now you get older, you got responsibilities.

— Rau’Shee Warren

The Voice’ ignited a fire in me to be an artist and to be a country singer, but not winning ignited an even bigger fire, because I was just like, ‘First of all, I know that I want this’ now I wanted it even more, ’cause I didn’t know if I had a record deal.

— RaeLynn

Also at the top of the list was my three day appearance on ‘Press Your Luck’. In addition to the intense competition of each of those games, it slowly started to dawn on me in the minutes between tapings that I was winning some serious money.

— Randy West

I remember winning the first time, you know, suddenly everybody expects, well, okay, now he should win every time he tees it up, win six tournaments.

— Retief Goosen

Now that I have retired, and even though I wanted to play more, I can always look back and say that at least I won Wimbledon also, winning the tournament in Rotterdam in 1995.

— Richard Krajicek

If we can’t have a great team and a winning team, then I will not be an N.B.A. owner very long.

— Ross Perot, Jr.

Winning supporters over can only really be achieved by what you do, not what you say. It’s no use just smiling and shaking hands and getting quoted with witty one-liners.

— Randy Lerner

Winning our fans’ approval will come from all of us doing the right things for the right reasons, me included.

— Randy Lerner

The news in Europe, West and East, is still showing America in flames, flood, etc. Cities are shown underwater befuddled American officials are shown trying to explain why we are winning the war on terrorism.

— Richard Reeves

I want to be remembered going off the front, not the other way. After winning my seventh king-of-the-mountains title and winning a stage on Bastille Day, I asked myself, ‘What more can I do in cycling?’ I want to go out at the top.

— Richard Virenque

As an athlete, success is not just about winning it is about working hard and giving it all you have. I have always taken one match at a time and worked hard when I succeeded, I worked further on the aspects of the game which worked for me when I failed, I listed out my weaknesses and worked on them.

— Rohan Bopanna

I’ve had opportunities. But winning a major is not only about playing well. It’s about having ‘winner’s luck.’ I had winner’s luck in 1999 at Medinah, but it didn’t take me all the way.

— Sergio Garcia

The rise of Breitbart is directly tied to being the voice of that center-right opposition. And, quite frankly, we’re winning many, many victories. On the social conservative side, we’re the voice of the anti-abortion movement, the voice of the traditional marriage movement, and I can tell you we’re winning victory after victory after victory.

— Stephen Bannon

To me, Jeff Zucker is synonymous with winning. He’s an incredible news executive.

— Soledad O’Brien

I used to get stressed out all the time when I thought winning was important. I wanted to try to win and help my kids win. Once I figured out it wasn’t about winning or losing, it was about teaching these kids about being men, that’s when I started to relax.

— Snoop Dogg

Goalies almost never get credit for winning a game, but they always get blamed for losing a game.

— Steve Carell

I think right now it’s a battle for the mindshare of developers and for the mindshare of customers, and right now iPhone and Android are winning that battle.

— Steve Jobs

Nothing is black-and-white, except for winning and losing, and maybe that’s why people gravitate to that so much.

— Steve Nash

This club is all about winning trophies and we’ve got a chance of bringing the greatest trophy of them all back to Anfield, so it means a great deal obviously.

— Steven Gerrard

I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it’s a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there.

— Sachin Tendulkar

Seed investing is the status symbol of Silicon Valley. Most people don’t want Ferraris, they want a winning seed investment.

— Sam Altman

Unions inherently create an ‘us versus them’ dynamic that makes winning against a company’s management the top goal, not serving customers, innovating, or in the case of education, teaching kids.

— Sarah Lacy

Getting the Games for London has been the fulfilment of a dream. It is one which I truly believe can change the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people for the better. But in the end, nothing can quite compare with winning your first Olympic gold medal.

— Sebastian Coe

I don’t recall making a conscious decision to become an actor. I just remember winning a prize at a theatre festival when I was 17 and saying: ‘Oh, that’s what I have to do.’

— Simon McBurney

Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.

— Stephen Ambrose

I love winning, and I love the challenge.

— Sonny Bill Williams

A few of the world’s most famous non-American novelists have large followings in the United States, among them Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Guenter Grass, who were both popular even before winning the Nobel.

— Stephen Kinzer

It’s been an unbelievable thing for me to walk Bruin Walk and walk past Coach Wooden’s statue, a guy that when I was in elementary school, it’s Coach Wooden winning his final championship, his 10th in 12 years.

— Steve Alford

In winning companies, everybody pulls in the same direction.

— Steve Blank

I like winning, and I worked too hard to get where am at now. I’m not giving it up.

— Stipe Miocic

Some people might say my coming out after just winning the MVP award is heroic, and I understand that.

— Sheryl Swoopes

Whenever you get traded out and you are playing for a winning team, it’s always good.

— Steve Clevenger

We have to get better at that. All of the Stanley Cup winning teams throughout the past few seasons, when they needed to play defense, they did it. If you can play defense, that’s when you know it’s game over.

— Steve Yzerman

Winning a gold medal is not easy but I believed in myself, especially over the last four years.

— Sally Pearson

I think when you’re winning, your uniforms are cool.

— Shaun Alexander

As years go by, chances of winning here are getting slimmer. That’s just a matter of fact. It does get tougher, but it’s possible, there’s a tiny little chance.

— Stefan Edberg

If I’m going to be out there, I want to be in the top 10 and really have a chance of winning a Grand Slam.

— Stefan Edberg

I’d won the Australian Open twice, but winning Wimbledon takes something special.

— Stefan Edberg

Picking winners among the many young companies seeking money is a tough business, even for the most sophisticated investors. Indeed, most professionally run venture funds lose money. For individuals, it’s pure folly. Buy a lottery ticket instead. Your chance of winning is likely to be higher.

— Steven Rattner

I was the Chair of the WIFF Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of Women In Film. The foundation runs the several programs including one that provide our film finishing fund. So we help women complete their films with a grant from Netflix. It’s great to be associated with award winning films like ‘Freeheld’ and ‘Circumstance’.

— Sharon Lawrence

With China and North Korea, you never know who you’ll fight. The faces are always changing, and suddenly young opponents come up. It’s all about winning at the Olympics, not about winning pretty. I’ll just keep trying to improve, add more muscle power, and make sure I’m the last one standing.

— Saori Yoshida

I had to do something special coming in. I didn’t do it, so I had to do it in the playoff. Winning the Mercedes is awesome. Winning three times is a dream come true.

— Stuart Appleby

I just want to go out there and do what I can do, contribute in the ways that I can. Whether I get exposure or not, it’s about winning.

— Steven Hill

As a Formula One driver, you dream about winning your first race all your life. I am desperate to know what it feels like.

— Sergio Perez

I want to be an NBA all-star and help my team win. That’s what it’s all about, is winning. I’m a competitor… People said a lot about me being selfish and stuff like that. Getting into the league, I can’t wait to shut that down. I’m a guy who wants to play and to win and love my teammates.

— Shabazz Muhammad

We have to say now we think the character of the party has changed so far it will take something very exceptional, something really out of the ordinary line to make us be convinced there’s a chance of winning back the party.

— Shirley Williams

Winning had become kind of automatic, but I realized in 2008 that at any moment that could be taken away from me.

— Steven Lopez

All you have is yourself and what you have to present, and just focus on that. And if you can walk out of the audition and say to yourself, ‘I hit all my beats,’ ‘I accomplished my emotional honesty,’ or ‘I remembered my words,’ then that’s winning.

— Tamara Tunie

People who are successful should never forget that it’s 90 per cent luck. You’ve got to be an eejit to be an egomaniac. I had my glory years – ‘Blankety Blank,’ the talk show, when I was winning every award going.

— Terry Wogan

The one thing I’m not tempted to ever do is stop working. Retirement would be too tough for me. As a workaholic and an insomniac, I identified with my subject, General Dumas, who, according to field reports, would ride on patrols without sleep sometimes for two nights on end before going into battle – and winning.

— Tom Reiss

Every week, as an 11-year-old kid, I would tune in to what was really the first American Idol-type program, a radio show called ‘Major Bowes’ Amateur Hour.’ The winning group on the evening of September 8, 1935, was called the Hoboken Four, and their spokesman was Frank Sinatra, then aged 19.

— Tony Bennett

I was trying to find an original style that didn’t sound like Tony Bennett or anyone else. So I prayed about it, woke up with this high voice, and by 1954, I was going to amateur nights and winning.

— Tiny Tim

If you’ve got a regular feed of winners, you control your mind to do it. It becomes a must. If you didn’t have that regular flow of winning, whether you could get yourself to do that, I don’t know. It’s a lot easier when you know the next day you can win and you can win and win, it’s worth doing it.

— Tony McCoy

What I would like to vote for is a candidate that is socially liberal, a fiscal conservative, broadly libertarian with a small ‘l’ but sensible and pragmatic and with a chance of winning. That’s more or less the empty set.

— Tyler Cowen

I guess winning an Oscar is the ultimate dream. A lot of amazing actors go their whole career without even being nominated. So that would definitely be a goal to reach. It’s a difficult one, but I’m aiming for it!

— Taylor Lautner

Every time I’m ever in L.A., if I have anytime off – which is rare – I’ll go straight to the basketball court and play. That’s a way for me to escape and get my mind off everything. I’m so competitive, so if I’m playing basketball, all I’m thinking about is winning.

— Trevor Jackson

Vegetarians have been around for a very long time – Pythagoreans forbade eating animals more than 2,500 years ago – but even as the environmental evidence mounted, they didn’t appear to be winning the argument.

— Tristram Stuart

To get anything done, Obama has to be seen as having winning economy – which isn’t easy.

— Tyler Cowen

As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, boy… there’s something about winning a Super Bowl.

— Terry Bradshaw

Winning is fun, but those moments that you can touch someone’s life in a very positive way are better.

— Tim Howard

When we win, I’m excited about winning. That way, I get the ups and downs of a football season. But I also know that it’s never as good as it seems it’s never as bad as seems. You always have to stay focused because you never know, for me. My role, it could expand. So you just got to always be ready.

— Tim Tebow

We play a sport. It’s a game. At the end of the day, that’s all it is, is a game. It doesn’t make you any better or any worse than anybody else. So by winning a game, you’re no better. By losing a game, you’re no worse. I think by keeping that mentality, it really keeps things in perspective for me to treat everybody the same.

— Tim Tebow

On the field I’m trying to play for the glory of God but then also I’m trying to give everything I have and win and compete. And so I think more than just winning or losing, I think He cares about where our hearts are when we’re playing.

— Tim Tebow

I’ll practice as good as I can, but I know that I play even better, with the qualities I have – leadership, my ability to make something happen in games, winning.

— Tim Tebow

The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way.

— Thornton Wilder

If money titles meant anything, I’d play more tournaments. The only thing that means a lot to me is winning. If I have more wins than anybody else and win more majors than anybody else in the same year, then it’s been a good year.

— Tiger Woods

By the time the 2008 election arrived, we had finally won the Iraq War, or we were on the road to winning it. We won starting in the summer of 2007 going into late 2011.

— Tom Cotton

The secret to winning is constant, consistent management.

— Tom Landry

Take away winning, and you take away everything that is strong about America.

— Tom Landry

Generally, achieving goals… which in many cases means winning… is really the ultimate in this life we live in.

— Tom Landry

There are coaches to whom winning or losing means something close to life or death. If they lose, then their life has somehow been diminished. I’m not that way, and it keeps me steady.

— Tom Landry

I just think winners win. And guys who won all the way through high school and college, the best player at every level, they have a way of making things happen and winning games.

— Tony Dungy

Listen, I believe I should be winning Sport Personality of the Year because if it’s about sporting achievements and it’s about personality, then I’m a winner hands down.

— Tyson Fury

I aim for the stars, and winning a world title will not be a fulfilment of a dream for me. It never has been.

— Tyson Fury

For me, it’s about being a star, being a superstar, and not just winning a world title but becoming the best-ever British fighter this country has ever had. That’s what I am, and that’s what I intend to do.

— Tyson Fury

Winning ‘American Idol’ gives the opportunity to really help make a change to a lot of lives, and making a difference has given me the greatest satisfaction and joy.

— Taylor Hicks

Between Clive Owen winning at the Golden Globes and the British Academy announcing its nominations, of which Sideways received only one, I’m feeling pretty humbled these days.

— Thomas Haden Church

Through the years, I have so many wonderful memories of playing with the Red Wings: winning four Stanley Cups, scoring big goals, going into battle every night side by side with my teammates, playing with every ounce of effort I could muster.

— Ted Lindsay

Le Mans takes the best out of everyone. Winning is important but it’s not everything. It’s such a big and great event in motorsport. You do more kilometres in that one race than Formula One do in a season, and probably a higher average speed. We average about 220km/h including pit stops and cover nearly 5000km.

— Tom Kristensen

Once in a great while I miss the racing, the feeling of winning. That rush. That adrenaline.

— Tyler Hamilton

The first big break was winning a scholarship to go to Cambridge University. I was very lucky, because my parents couldn’t have afforded a university education for me. Without a scholarship I couldn’t possibly have gone.

— Trevor Nunn

But as much as I am personally proud for winning five championships, I’m equally proud just being part of a women’s division that has gotten so much better with all these great athletes here.

— Trish Stratus

If they keep booing, and we keep winning, I don’t care.

— Tarvaris Jackson

I think that more than the winning, the weeks where I don’t play well are what drive me the most.

— Tom Lehman

From one match to the next, I kept on winning.

— Tracy Austin

A lot of people talk about the Fab Five, and they were wonderful, one of the best teams you’ll ever see in college basketball. But the ’89 team is the best one to ever play at Michigan in my opinion because they won the national championship. Winning a championship is winning a championship.

— Trey Burke

It is a kind of ego booster, the way Egypt’s winning the 1973 war, in the first stages, was an uplift. But I did not find when I spoke to people that the war in Iraq was seen as the major issue in American-Arab relations.

— Walter Russell Mead

I know that I am leaving the winning side for the losing side, but it is better to die on the losing side than to live under Communism.

— Whittaker Chambers

Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything in second place.

— William C. Bryant

Writing an acceptance speech gives you the expectation of winning, and you are therefore devastated or hurt if you didn’t win.

— William Shatner

We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning.

— William Westmoreland

Masquerade’ is the autobiography of Wyclef Jean. A lot of people know me through my work with Carlos Santana or Destiny’s Child, winning all those Grammy Awards, but you do not know what is going on inside me.

— Wyclef Jean

If I am 100% prepared for the fight, my opponent has no chance to win the fight. I am saying what I mean: He has a 0% chance to win the fight. There is going to be no luck involved there is going to be nothing else to stop me from winning the fight.

— Wladimir Klitschko

It was about being wanted, it was about winning, and it was about my passion for the game. I just loved it. I absolutely loved to compete and to step out onto that football field with my teammates.

— Warren Moon

To be honest, I never really wrapped my mind around winning.

— Webb Simpson

I didn’t want to settle or become complacent after winning a major, I wanted to stay hungry. It’s easy to do. It’s easy to win a big tournament and kind of get a little lazy, so it’s been a good motivator for me to work a little harder.

— Webb Simpson

What’s important to me is that all of my books are in print – and, in a way, that becomes the challenge, not winning this prize or getting that review. It’s that the work is there, and you can walk into many bookshops throughout the world and buy it.

— William Boyd

I love playing the game. I always have. Of course, winning matches makes it much sweeter. The wins and the losses always lead to these big moments, unless you’re Serena Williams.

— Venus Williams

When you start playing tennis, you don’t imagine there’s a whole bureaucracy behind the tournaments and all of that. You just think about winning the cups.

— Venus Williams

In my first year, when I was driving in runs, winning games and making headlines, there was an old man who came to games at Seals Stadium, and one day he called me over, introduced himself and told me not to believe anything written about me or think too much of all the accolades.

— Willie McCovey

If you can achieve winning a league championship, that, to me, is the full test of the team and management because it is over the full season and you have a lot of problems you have to overcome.

— Walter Smith

I met Powel Crosley at an All-Star Game in 1935. He was familiar, of course, with our winning record at Rochester. We seemed to hit it off immediately, and the following year, when he was looking for a successor to Larry MacPhail, he thought of me.

— Warren Giles

I have never thought of winning an Oscar. Rather, I never thought I would get the Padma Shri. I think God has been kind to me. I think getting Oscar award is not too far away.

— Vidya Balan

Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

— Vince Lombardi

Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

— Vince Lombardi

Unfortunately, it is human nature for us to only learn and grow from a place of emptiness. It’s hard to learn when we are winning and on top of the world.

— Yehuda Berg

When you win a Grammy… you’re thinking about you winning. It is amazing. Your peers and folks in the record business are saying, ‘This is what we think of you.’ And that’s why the Grammy will always be, to me, the ultimate in what you get as far as a music trophy, because it is the one.

— Yolanda Adams
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