Just remember I am more than four years. I am more than two bans. I have done a lot before, and I have done a lot after that.
That constant need to do better and better is what drove me to start more and more companies – but it wasn’t enough.
I feel we need more quality badminton players; I will put in the best efforts to inculcate discipline in those who are keen to make a mark both in sports and in the society.
Doubles does not have adequate support, promotion and sponsorship and budding shuttlers are more keen to take up singles.
The consistent support that singles player are getting is way more than doubles, it is 100:1. We hardly get any support, the only support we get is from the government but it is not enough if we have to perform consistently at the highest level.
I can’t say my life has been dominated by tragedy. I refuse to accept that. I’ve had less than some, more than others.
I would be happy if I were Jesus. I’d like to fix everyone else’s problems more than my own.
I’m not bragging but I used to be rather beautiful, with lovely legs, and people would always ask me to dance. But suddenly people didn’t take any notice of me any more. I was at a party in my 50s and was forced to dance with a chair because nobody wanted to dance with me.
I’ve had tragedy in my life, but I think that gives me a depth that I can bring to my work. I’d like to see more older women on TV because they can bring that life experience and emotion to a performance.
I’ve always been someone who’s, like, more of an exhibitionist.
It used to be that games were more like movies where a game would come out and then people play it for two months and then it’s over.
Once I found out that track and field was an organized sport, the era I followed more closely was that of Maurice Greene and Michael Johnson.
I think a lot of athletes when they get in their mid and late 30s, they focus more on kids, on family.
It is not fair; we live in such a hypocritical society where only film stars are supposed to dress up. It is almost like the shabbier you look, the more focused you are in your game.
I’m a competitor and that’s what I love to do more than anything.
Physically, when you are fit, mentally you are more alert and confident.
I want to go out there and show the world I can stretch my legs even more and exhibit more talent.
They treat kid actors more like an object than persons.
When you are in a series, there are always people around saying, ‘You should be doing more. You should get more money.’ But I think I did the wise thing staying with ‘the Waltons.’
I thought Norton-Taylor sounded more interesting than Norton alone. Anyway, people were constantly getting my name wrong when I was Judy Norton. People called me Morton and Martin and other variations.
Go back to the basics as life gets more complicated.
Actually, for several years, I’d been looking to leave L.A. I was getting more and more disenchanted with it; the smog, the traffic.
When I left school I did far more theatre than anything else and it was exciting.
For me, being a top coach means more than just teaching football. That includes empathy, it means that you can speak to a group, that you can deal with the media – you have to be able to do all of that. I would not describe myself as blind in this regard, but a top coach also includes titles.