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Raising Your Game Quotes


"So I saved your life, and you repaid me by raising Kronos. That's fair." - Rick Riordan

"The consciousness-raising, the advocacy, the passion, the youth of your movement is so critical." - Hillary Clinton

"Play against the Game, not your opponent." - Bud Wilkinson

"You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes." - Mother Jones

"Prepare for every game like you just lost your last game." - Lon Kruger

"Investing isn't about beating others at their game. It's about controlling yourself at your own game." - Benjamin Graham

"Having and raising children is doing something with your life! ... And I have to say that having your kids is one of the greatest things you can do." - Patricia Heaton

"Nobody can teach you love. Love you have to find yourself, within your being, by raising your consciousness to higher levels." - Rajneesh

"Play every game as if it's your last one" - Guy Lafleur

"Never bet your money on another man's game." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough." - E W Howe

"This is a truism of child-raising, of course - whatever you give special time and attention to cooking, your children will despise and reject, with annoying gagging sounds." - Marni Jackson

"I play every game like it's my last game. All that matters is that you go out there and play every game as if it was your last." - Allen Iverson

"You could raise the price of, say, a bottle of ketchup to $1.03 instead of $1, and no one would know. Raising prices just 3% per product would add 50% to your pretax income. Why not do it? It's like heroin: You do a little and you want a little bit more. Raising prices is the easy way." - James Sinegal

"Always remember that however good you may be, the game is your master." - John Henry Taylor

"Winning is beginning. And just by beginning, your game is half won." - Denis Waitley

"Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential." - Bud Wilkinson

"The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up." - Rod Laver

"You might be a redneck if... your high school basketball game got rained out." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Make friends with your caddie and the game will make friends with you." - Stephen Potter

"Cricket is full of theorists who can ruin your game in no time." - Ian Botham

"Always bring your "A" game and god will take care of the rest." - Jason Black

"Devil, you've got me all in a whirl. I'm wise to your game." - Neil Sedaka

"Play every game as if your job depended on it. It just might." - Casey Stengel

"Visualization lets you concentrate on all the positive aspects of your game." - Curtis Strange

"Always double-knot your sneakers. One of my teammates once lost a shoe during a game!" - Heather Mitts

"You have to earn your right to win the game with effort and togetherness" - Brad Stevens

"If your uniform isn't dirty, you haven't been in the game." - Ben Bernanke

"Re raising kids: Love, without discipline, isn't." - Malcolm Forbes

"I have no intention of raising taxes" - William J Clinton

"When you're in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you're doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary." - Connie Schultz

"The Europeans look down on raising your hands. They don't like the end-zone dance. I think that's unfortunate. That feeling - the finish line, the last couple of meters - is what motivates me." - Lance Armstrong

"Your job is not to lower the bottom by adjusting for and accommodating the lowest-performing employees. You should be raising the top by recognizing and rewarding superstar behavior." - David Cottrell

"It is not a church's job to spiritually develop your children. Scripturally, it is the job of the parents. The church body is supposed to support parents in raising children, not replace them." - George Barna

"Golf is a difficult game, but it's a little easier if you trust your instincts. It's too hard a game to try to play like someone else." - Nancy Lopez

"The game is not set. There are so many layers that it is being perceived on. As your own consciousness becomes more refined, the game changes." - Mooji

"Life is a game board. Time is your opponent. If you procrastinate, you will lose the game. You must make a move to be victorious." - Napoleon Hill

"If you cheat yourself in practice, you'll cheat yourself in a game; and if you cheat in a game, you'll cheat yourself for the rest of your life." - Vince Lombardi

"Life is a game, and it's much more fun if you play it as your own game, so stay light and loose and relaxed." - Bill Murray

"Think of war as a game of Russian roulette. It is a game of chance with your life as the grand prize." - Ramman Kenoun

"Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams. The world needs that special gift that only you have." - Marie Forleo

"I believe you win games by what you do from your first practice until your first game" - Jack Ramsay

"Another piece of clarification around playing games at a friend's house - should you choose to play your game at your friend's house, there is no fee to play that game while you are signed in to your profile." - Larry Hryb

"I'm not raising my kids to survive the world. I'm raising them to change it." - Steven Furtick

"So, the next time you're out working on your game and they pass you the rock, don't just take it to the hole. Take it to the next level. Don't just bend rims. Bend expectations. Let them see you and feel you and by the very virtue of your love, the truth in your game, they will hear you. Let your game speak." - Michael Jordan

"You don't have the game you played last year or last week. You only have today's game. It may be far from your best, but that's all you've got. Harden your heart and make the best of it." - Walter Hagen

"If you waste your time and energy on things that don't matter in the outcome of the game, then when you get to the game you're not going to give your teammates the best that you have to offer." - Tom Brady

"If you're not on your 'A' game in our workouts every day, you're going to get absolutely smoked." - Michael Phelps

"The goal is to make practice more difficult, physically/mentally, than anything your players will face during a game." - Bobby Knight

"The open ocean often takes you past your physical limits and when it does, sailing becomes a mental game." - Abby Sunderland

"It's some of our guys' first game on the road, and it really can jolt your body." - Mark Richt

"Do what you really want to do. Don't play their game! Don't do what they want. Find your own way." - Johnny Depp

"Cricket is the only game where you are playing against eleven of the other side and ten of your own." - G H Hardy

"Find the game where you can win, and then commit your life to playing it; and play to win." - Robert Kiyosaki

"When you don't have time to do your job, that's a good indication you're playing the wrong game." - Mark Millar

"And then one day when you're playing your little game you'll suddenly find yourself pinned down like a butterfly." - Ian Fleming

"When you are through improving yourself, you are out of the game. You learn until your last breath." - Richard A. Nelson

"You have sacrified so much. And our Clan walks a safer path now. With this life, I give you pride, so that you may know your own worth and the worth of your Clan. Thank you for raising Whitestorm. You were chosen long ago, and StarClan has never regretted its choice." - Erin Hunter

"Everything all right, Gwyneth?" asked Gideon, raising one eyebrow. "You look nervous. Would you like a cigarette to calm your nerves? What was your favorite brand, did you say? Marlboros?" I could only stare at him speechlessly. "Leave her alone," said Xemerius. "Can't you see she's unhappy in love, bonehead? All because of you! What are you doing here, anyway?" - Kerstin Gier

"Keep your sense of humor. There's enough stress in the rest of your life not to let bad shots ruin a game you're supposed to enjoy." - Amy Alcott

"It's not so simple to just stay in the moment and trust your game and your strength that you can turn it around." - Roger Federer

"If every cigarette you smoke takes seven minutes off of your life, every game of Dungeons & Dragons you play delays the loss of your virginity by seven hours." - Marilyn Manson

"Not just any talk is conversation; not any talk raises consciousness. Good conversation has an edge: it opens your eyes to something, quickens your ears. And good conversation reverberates: it keeps on talking in your mind later in the day; the next day, you find yourself still conversing with what was said. That reverberation afterward is the very raising of consciousness; your mind's been moved. You are at another level with your reflections." - James Hillman

"I always had a pretty good knack for raising hell" - Brandon Lee

"We're raising children who have little tolerance for disappointment" - Brene Brown

"When you raise girls, you're raising children for strangers." - Maxine Hong Kingston

"Leadership is all about raising the aspirations of people." - Narayan

"Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare." - Ed Asner

"Raising kids is like nailing Jell-O to a tree." - Maya Angelou

"A team is not made up of isolated individuals. Always stay in the game. Don't be passive. Football is a team game. No one plays alone. Success depends on your whole team being a single unit." - Pele

"I was 14 when I lost them [his front teeth]. The main thing was, we won that game, so I was the happiest. You hate to lose your teeth and the game, too." - Bill Barber

"As a fan, you want to be able to go to a football game, you want to feel secure, you want to be able to just watch the game, root for your team, and that's the way it should be." - Jerry Rice

"Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food." - Frank Howard Clark

"My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think is a feat that is unmatched." - Barack Obama

"In considering the ledger equal, understand the greatest gift you have given your parents is the opportunity to raise you. The things a child gets from parents can't compare to the things a parent gets from raising a child. Only by experiencing this can you understand the degree to which children give meaning to parents' lives." - Frank Pittman

"If you're true to the upliftment of people and the unity of people, raising the self-worth of people, then you live within your means. But the problem is that we're looking at the grass on the other side, saying, "That's greener. I want to be in the thug market, but I want to be a conscious rap artist." It doesn't work like that." - KRS-One

"Making a film is like raising a child. You have to be there every step of the way, guide it, provide for it, and finally let it go into the real world and hope you have done a good job. If you don't absolutely love your film then you will loss interest in it and the movie will suffer." - Nicholas Ozeki

"Raising your level of performance requires a proper mentality and meaning from within. This gives you the ability and drive to work on the things necessary to go to a higher level. When people ask me how to raise their level of performance, the first thing I ask is, How important is it to you?" - Dan Gable

"If you caught your kid raising cats in tiny boxes, forcing them to live in their own feces without clean air or sunlight, pulling their teeth and claws out with pliers to keep them from hurting each'd rush him to a psychiatrist. But you support that very behavior every time you buy meat, eggs, dairy or fur." - Dan Piraro

"The secretary moved in to block Simon as I followed Thierry into the office. As the door closed, I heard her whisper, "I think it's very sweet, you sticking up for your brother like that." "I'm not trying to be sweet," Simon said, raising his voice so Thierry could hear. "I'm trying to be fair. But apparently no one's interested in that." - Kelley Armstrong

"Raising your kids vegetarian is a great way to encourage them to do the opposite of what you want! But the goal is not to have them have the same values that I have. It's to have them act on their values." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"If you're unwilling to leave someplace you've outgrown, you will never reach your full potential. To be the best, you have to constantly be challenging yourself, raising the bar, pushing the limits of what you can do. Don't stand still, leap forward." - Ronda Rousey

"Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next. Sometimes the best way to baffle them is to make moves that have no purpose, or even seem to work against you. Remember that, Sansa, when you come to play the game." "What . . . what game?" "The only game. The game of thrones." -(Littlefinger)" - George R R Martin

"It's still the best game in town because you don't have to be big to play, and everybody plays. Even your grandmother probably played baseball." - Tommy Lasorda

"In sport, part of the game is accepting the umpire's call, no matter how hard that might be. Sometimes the calls go your way, and sometimes they don't." - Dot Richardson

"Golf is the cruelest game, because eventually it will drag you out in front of the whole school, take your lunch money and slap you around." - Rick Reilly

"Make a game of finding something positive in every situation. Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself." - Brian Tracy

"I don't like to lose, and that isn't so much because it is just a football game, but because defeat means the failure to reach your objective." - Knute Rockne

"The only place you can win a football game is on the field, the only place you can lose it is in your hearts." - Darrell Royal

"No matter how good you are, at top pf your game, always remember that you're a half a step away from the street." - Hubie Brown

"You always have to be on edge. You always have to take every practice, every game, like it is your last." - Kobe Bryant

"Going into a game against Lew Alcindor [later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar] is like going into a knife fight and finding there's no blade in your handle." - Bill Fitch

"I don't think, that you can always - you can ever - get your game to perfection, you know. Only if you're Federer." - Novak Djokovic

"Pete Newell told me 'get as much information and learn as much about the game as you can, but use your own personality to teach it.'" - Mike Krzyzewski

"I think the game is to bear the unbearable with a giggle. With your heart breaking. And then do what you do." - Ram Dass

"Baseball's best teams lose about sixty-five times a season. It is not a game you can play with your teeth clenched." - George Will

"You know something is wrong when the government declares opening someone else's mail is a felony but your internet activity is fair game for data collecting." - E. A. Bucchianeri

"Nobody likes to fail but failure is an essential part of life and of learning. If your uniform isn't dirty, you haven't been in the game." - Ben Bernanke

"Every game I played against Henri Richard, he'd come up to behind me at some point and say, 'My brother's better than your brother.'" - Dennis Hull

"It's exciting to be with really, really good people. Some people make you feel like you've got to up your game. Working with good people is always good." - Alan Cumming

"Pedigree matters: if you break your shoulder trying to open a door, it's much harder to play the game once you get in the room." - Audra Mcdonald

"Sometimes you will hate me because I will tell you the truth about your game. And the truth can hurt/humble you" - Doc Rivers

"Coyote never loses. Because I change the rules of the games my enemies play. What are the rules of your game?" - Patricia Briggs

"When One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He marks, not that you won or lost, but how you played the game." - Grantland Rice

"No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you're playing a solo game, you'll always lose out to a team." - Reid Hoffman

"Welcome your problems with open arms! Like any other game, the game of life is played as per your aptitude; the more expert you are, the more difficult it gets. Embrace the problems and hardships that come your way, for you are the ones chosen to handle them." - Zeina

"The game honors toughness" - Brad Stevens

"It's a great joy but no test of love or commitment to take your son to a ball game. You really prove your credentials as a good dad when you are willing to take your daughter shopping - more than once." - Michael Josephson

"In difficult times your best must be hugged, loved, kissed, rewarded, paid - everything. And your worst must be the people that leave, because your best are going to take you to the next game." - Jack Welch

"You're a man who has suffered and wants revenge,' she said. 'Your heart is dead, your soul is in darkness. The devil by your side is smiling because you are playing the game he invented." - Paulo Coelho

"We all know how powerful the web can be for raising political money. Well, if you're game, the Duke Cunningham Legal Defense Fund is apparently ready to accept your donation." - Joshua Micah Marshall

"Maybe you should think about the choices in your life, how someone can come and spit some kind of game to you and make you doubt every single thing that is your life, your relationship, your appearance, your job, your ambitions, your marriage, and how those thoughts can lead to choices and behavior that you never thought that you were capable of." - Jurnee Smollett

"When you are speaking to your team after a game, never talk about the kid who was the star of the game. Talk about what your other players did to help the team win. Be sure to spread the wealth... Then have individual meetings with one to three players to praise and reinforce. Make sure you touch them." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Just remember that if you're not working at your game to the utmost of your ability, there will be someone out there somewhere with equal ability who is. And one day you'll play each other, and he'll have the advantage." - Ed Macauley

"Jabs are the lightweight pieces of content that benefit your customers by making them laugh, snicker, ponder, play a game, feel appreciated, or escape; right hooks are calls to action that benefit your businesses." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"You have to try your hardest to be at the top of your game and improve every joke you can until the last possible second, and then you have to let it go." - Tina Fey

"Using TrackMan is very important in the development of your golf game because it gives you such good data on what your golf swing is doing and where it needs to go." - Jason Dufner

"I believe that in games, when you're talking about pitting my wits and my brain against your wits and your brain, that simplicity of the game becomes a dominant factor." - Nolan Bushnell

"In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. Do not make yourself ill with overwhelm. There is a tendency to fall into being weakened by perseverating on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"I think that parents ought to get some idea of how the so- called "experts" have changed their advice over the decades, so that they won't take them deadly seriously, and so that if the parent has the strong feeling, "I don't like this advice," the parent won't feel compelled to follow it. . . . So don't worry about trying to do a perfect job. There is no perfect job. There is no one way of raising your children." - Benjamin Spock

"If you do your "homework" well you can be sure you'll feel more relaxed. Make sure you have a walk or rest before the game because the most important thing is to be focused during the game itself! If you get tired by preparation you won't have enough energy left for the whole game, and we all know that a single blunder can ruin all the work done beforehand!" - Judit Polgar

"Today's game is always different from yesterday's game." - Red Smith

"Play the game, never let the game play you." - Tupac Shakur

"Play a new game, not the older game but faster." - Seth Godin

"If you are losing at a game, change the game." - Gregory Benford

"Kids are fair game; women are fair game." - Timothy Mcveigh

"The game of baseball is a clean, straight game." - William Howard Taft

"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation" - C Everett Koop

"It's true that in chess as in politics, fund-raising and glad-handing matter." - Garry Kasparov

"Running a ball club is like raising kids who fall out of trees." - Tom Trebelhorn

"Playing golf is like raising children. You keep thinking you'll do better next time." - Charles E. McKenzie

"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years." - James Forrestal

"Every single element, even the most hair-raising, can be improved." - Dmitry Bilozerchev

"OF COURSE I'd like to be the ideal mother. But I'm too busy raising children." - Bil Keane

"Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead" - Saint John Chrysostom

"Schooling ain't life." "Ain't it?" she says, her eyebrows raising in mock surprise." - Patrick Ness

"We're a nation of exhausted and over-stressed adults raising over-scheduled children." - Brene Brown

"The toughest thing about raising kids is convincing them that you have seniority." - Gene Brown

"I work hard in social work, public relations, and raising the Grimaldi heirs." - Grace Kelly

"The business of the philosopher is well done if he succeeds in raising genuine doubt." - Morris Raphael Cohen

"we were raising our standard of living at the expense of our standard of character." - Ida Tarbell

"If you don't believe in the innate unreasonableness of human beings, just try raising children." - Thomas Sowell

"One barrier to being a great parent is the mistaken belief that we are raising kids." - Bill Crawford

"Raising children should mean helping them to become what they already are in God's eyes." - Eberhard Arnold

"Raising the standard of the work, not complaining about somebody not voting." - Denzel Washington

"Process improvement is most valuable in raising the floor of a community's practice." - Fred Brooks

"Raising kids makes most people, including me, grow up at least a little." - Madonna Ciccone

"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation." - Jack Nicklaus

"Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead." - John Chrysostom

"Nothing lowers the level on conversation more than raising the voice." - Stanley Horowitz



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