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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.
Justin Gatlin

Justin Gatlin

In Brooklyn, the block wasn’t very long or very wide, and not that many kids were out there, either. But when I got to Florida, there were a lot of kids on my block, young kids, older kids, and they could play outside until the sun went down and have fun.

Big Daddy Kane

Big Daddy Kane

I was going to different neighborhoods around Brooklyn battling cats back in – this started in ’82, so that’s like eighth grade. Maybe 13, 14.

Big Daddy Kane

Big Daddy Kane

White people moving into Brooklyn, I don’t see anything wrong with that. I think that’s fine and I think that’s beautiful, but to hear about certain black people whose rent is getting hiked up so high and they’re not able to get leases renewed. Now that I think is wrong.

Caris LeVert

Caris LeVert

Usually I get a feel for cities real quick, but Brooklyn is different. It’s something new every day. But that’s what makes it so special, that’s why there’s no place like it.

Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi

Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn where we ate Syrian food and went to temple, it was still America.

Zoe Kazan

Zoe Kazan

I love to walk around New York. Honestly, that’s like the best thing, to walk over to Park Slope and go visit my friend Betty and take her dog out in the park or go walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. I really dig being outside and getting to see everybody in the street.

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz

I live in Brooklyn, in Williamsburg, so I just like to wander around. Williamsburg’s such a cool little neighborhood community spot.

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz

I don’t really go out, ‘go out’ that much anymore. I live in Brooklyn, in Williamsburg, so I just like to wander around. Williamsburg’s such a cool little neighborhood community spot.

Zack Wheat

Zack Wheat

The fellows that I played with encouraged me to bunt and beat the ball out. I was anxious to make good and did as I was told. When I came to Brooklyn, I adopted an altogether different style of hitting. I stood flat-footed at the plate and slugged. That was my natural style.

Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Cenac

Getting a Grammy nomination for ‘Brooklyn’ meant a lot, especially because, as an album, it was one that was very personal to me but also one that I self-produced and had gone outside the label.

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean

Coming from Haiti and growing up in Brooklyn, there’s a lot of European influence when I get dressed up. I wear a lot of fitted suits, elegant cuts; I think it’s cool to mash up a lot of different looks.

Wynter Gordon

Wynter Gordon

I bought my Grasshoppers tennis shoes at a flea market in Brooklyn. They are so comfortable to lounge around in on tour.

Wynter Gordon

Wynter Gordon

My style is cinematic; it is a touch of French woman of the ’60s and American hippie with a Brooklyn edge. I love wearing wide-brim hats, newsboy caps, mini dresses and sheer blouses with details.

Wolfman Jack

Wolfman Jack

It would take me three or four lifetimes to do everything I want. I’m a Brooklyn boy who learned to hustle, and I have to do something every day or I get the guilties.

Wolfman Jack

Wolfman Jack

Bob Smith from Brooklyn is a guy who sometimes gets hung with problems and fears. Wolfman Jack is a happy-go-lucky guy who knows how to party. The challenge of my life has been letting more and more of Bob Smith go, becoming the Wolfman on an almost full-time basis, while still taking care of business.

Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Cenac

I spent a lot of time in Brooklyn as a kid. I was born in New York, and my grandmother lived in Crown Heights, so there’s a part of it that I feel this connection to.

Winston Duke

Winston Duke

We moved to Brooklyn when I was about 9 or 10, and from Brooklyn we moved to Rochester in New York. I went to high school in Rochester in New York.

William Klein

William Klein

I’m known for fashion photographs, but fashion photographs were mostly a joke for me. In ‘Vogue,’ girls were playing at being duchesses, but they were actually from Flatbush, Brooklyn. They would play duchesses, and I would play Cecil Beaton.

William Klein

William Klein

I grew up in Manhattan. For Manhattanites, Brooklyn was the sticks, a second-rate civilization. My friends and I, we were so snobby. Living in the Bronx or Brooklyn was incredible… for me, that was like a foreign country.

William Forsythe

William Forsythe

I was never a ‘bad’ kid, but I did get into minor juvenile trouble. Look, I grew up in Brooklyn. This was the ’60s, and the neighborhood was rapidly changing and not without its problems. All the kids of the neighborhood ‘did their thing,’ breaking windows and the like. I was no different.

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