I realized that while I would never be my mother nor have her life the lesson she had left me was that it was possible to love and care for a man and still have at your core a strength so great that you never even needed to put it on display.
I think track is still one of the most exciting participant sports but we haven't been able to capitalize on that excitement through television and the print media.
I'm a huge fan of Chicago sports and Chicago food and I love going home and my family is still there. I guess it's pretty easy to have a normal life in Chicago.
I'm not a huge fan of improv theater or improv sports or whatever because it still just looks like a tool. It looks like a technique to me.
My schedule has slowed a little. I've cut back on some of my assignments. But I still have the enthusiasm for the sports world that I had 38 years ago.
In sports people reach their peak very early. You have to move on. I don't know if I will ever surpass what I did at the Olympics but I'm still doing the work I always wanted to do.
Being No. 1. It's talked about all of the time in hip-hop. 'I'm still No. 1! I'm the best! I'm the greatest of all time!' It's the same mentality in sports.
I don't really like politics that much. And I like the order and simplicity of sports. They have an ending. You can argue with your friends about it but in the end you still like sports. I almost love the fantasy world of sports more than the real world.
Louie and Seabiscuit were both Californians and both on the sports pages in the 1930s. I was fascinated. When I learned about his World War II experiences I thought 'If this guy is still alive I want to meet him.'
Women's sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women's sports in the United States started in 1972 with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships.
Even if I did have you know a 'Sports Illustrated' body I'd still wear elegant clothes.
I think that when we have a better educated society when there is less violence in our cities when people get back into the workforce and have the opportunity to take care of themselves and their families - that for me really is the kind of success and the kind of America that I think most of us still want we aspire to.
Sweden is still a very peaceful country to live in. I think that people in Britain have created this mythology about Sweden that it's a perfect democratic society full of erotically charged girls.
The idea is we're still a society where we recognize and see and even sometimes seek members of our own tribe whatever that tribe is. It could be ethnic religious geographic political.
The conception that instead of this contemporary society is at or near a turning point is very prominent in the views of a school of social scientists who though they are still comparatively few are getting more and more of a hearing.
I have in some ways saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them - and having them still have dignity and still survive still get through it.
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
At the same we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.
Most of Roosevelt's innovations have been the law of the land for 70 years now and yet we are still a free society free enough that is to allow tens of thousands of protesters to gather on the National Mall and to broadcast their slogans and speeches to the world via C-SPAN.
The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society.
I believe discrimination still exists in society and we must fight it in every form.
But on the other hand I get bored with racism too and recognize that there are still many things to be said about a Black person and a White person loving each other in a racist society.
I believe if there is any place left where the humanity is still visible it can not be anywhere else than in an Islamic society. Time would come when the world would be obliged to accept this reality.
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.