Martina Navratilova Quotes

Martina Navratilova


Variety is what I would recommend: As variety is the spice of life in food, so it is in exercise. Change it up. But most of all, don't overdo it.

Martina Navratilova


My worst memory is of my first dance lesson as a 14-year old in Prague. My mother put me in this silver and pink lame dress. My hair was all curled, and it was the first time I wore a garter belt. I felt so out of place!

Martina Navratilova


Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.

Martina Navratilova


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

Martina Navratilova


The whole idea of image is so confused. On the one hand, Madison Avenue is worried about the image of the players in a tennis tour. On the other hand, sports events are often sponsored by the makers of junk food, beer, and cigarettes. What's the message when an athlete who works at keeping her body fit is sponsored by a sugar-filled snack that does more harm than good?

Martina Navratilova


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

Martina Navratilova


The longer I stay in the States, the more I understand how important it is to smile and seem like a nice guy. Like Ronald Reagan. Your image seems to count more than what you do.

Martina Navratilova


The goal for the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation is to give kids an opportunity to be involved in sports and hopefully learn some lessons along the way. We want to put them in a safe environment, help them if they need it and maybe they will get a scholarship to a school because of the skills that they learn. Sport is just a starting point.

Martina Navratilova


Losing still hurts, but that's good. When it stops hurting, that's when I stop playing.

Martina Navratilova


Just go out there and do what you've got to do.

Martina Navratilova


You don't have to be pretty for people to come and see you play. At the same time, if you're a good athlete, it doesn't mean you're not a woman.

Martina Navratilova


I shouldn't say I'm looking forward to leading a normal life, because I don't know what normal is.

Martina Navratilova


I hit some great shots in my lifetime; now I hit a decent shot and I get a standing ovation

Martina Navratilova


“Just go out there and do what you have to do.”

Martina Navratilova


“The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.”

Martina Navratilova