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Many think that elite athletes like me are taken care of. But that is not true, only a few like Sindhu are looked after well.
In fact, I am a bit apprehensive about biopics on sporting personalities in our country after seeing a few films. But my biopic is not going to be the same; it's completely different.
If I lose a match, I don't get sad or feel down. But if I lose a close match, I surely have sleepless nights.
I stopped playing mixed doubles and there is no result in mixed doubles. I was world number six. People who are talking about me and my performance and questioning my career and my achievements, where is the next mixed doubles pair, please show it to me. I would like to know.
Being a player, I am supposed to train and practice and only think about my game, what I have to develop and what weaknesses I have to take care of.
I don't expect people to understand, but as players who love the sport and have constantly been thrown a rock at by our association and now the Govt, there is only so much one can take.
Consistency is most important in international level and once you have it, you become a different player.
Unlike badminton playing major nations of the world, we never had a specialist doubles coach and so the discipline remained neglected.
I don't court controversies, but when I state facts, which are hard to digest for male-dominated authorities, they call them squabble.
I have fought back. From not being allowed to play, I have now qualified for Olympics in two events, it is satisfying. I feel proud.
Yann Martel

Yann Martel

Books are something social – a writer speaking to a reader – so I think making the reading of a book the center of a social event, the meeting of a book club, is a brilliant idea.

Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper

Wearing a giant, over-sized scarf will make you look deeply intelligent in almost any situation, but especially a book club.

Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I joined my first book club, but I can tell you how much I immediately regretted it.

M. J. Rose

M. J. Rose

We need to write books that publicists and marketers and booksellers and book club leaders and librarians and readers can get excited about. That have something about them that makes them stand out. That makes them shine.

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad

My website inspired me to create my book club and provides me with a creative outlet where I can write about things that interest me. It’s a platform where I can present ideas or new ventures and get feedback straight from the people who mean the most to me.

Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman

I always loved jokes. It’s such a dumb, facile thing to say, but it’s true. I remember being a kid and getting those joke books from the Scholastic Book Club and loving comedy from a very young age.

Jami Attenberg

Jami Attenberg

Maybe just as many women writers as male writers could be billed as the next great American writer by their publisher. Maybe book criticism sections could review an equal amount of female and male writers. Maybe Oprah could start putting some books by women authors in her book club, since most of her audience is women.

Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart

I’d love to have a 19th Century Russian book club where all the members had to act like the pretentious minor noblemen they were reading about.

Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You’re not out of it until the computer says you’re out of it.

Elizabeth Berg

Elizabeth Berg

I have not been in a book club where there were any men, and I have not, in fact, heard of book groups that were mixed.

Douglas Brunt

Douglas Brunt

If there is going to be any meaningful sales, it’s going to be through word of mouth and people recommending it to their book club and then a thousand more book clubs do it, and then you get into real sales numbers.

David Liss

David Liss

I do, in fact, have a book club. I meet with a couple of guys once a month of a lunchtime discussion of some interesting text, usually, but not always, philosophical.

Claire Danes

Claire Danes

I still have a book club with my friends from when I was 5. That’s the privilege of growing up in a place where people want to remain. It’s a huge gift.

Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Facebook is not very good at dealing with named groups; they’re not very good at saying, ‘We’ve got this book club and I’m a member and you’re not.’ But membership is one of the precursors to a lot of social action.

Claire Danes

Claire Danes

I have this book club, and we don’t read one book; we offer up a few suggestions and create a library over time.

Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese

There is that lovely feeling of one reader telling another, ‘You must read this.’ I’ve always wanted to write a book like that, with the sense that you are contributing to the discourse in middle America, a discourse that begins at a book club in a living room, but then spreads. That is meaningful to me.

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