I’ve just got to pull myself together and hold my head up high.
I’m biased, but I see people who have great ideas and are working on things that could be successful, but they give up.
Surround yourself with people who do what you want to do, and eventually you’ll wake up to find yourself doing the same.
I know what it feels like to wake up and not be able to run. You don’t feel whole.
I grew up in Seattle.
When I get up out of bed, I’ve got to be Justin Gatlin, and I’ve got to be Justin Gatlin 100 percent.
I love dressing up and I love looking good.
I grew up with a lot of talented athletes through high school, through college.
It takes guts to take up doubles in India.
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 have grown up in a country where we are told that there is freedom of speech.
People anyway didn’t take me seriously because of the way I look. And for some reason, there’s this Indian perception that sportspersons should look wanting, they should look like they’ve put up a real struggle.
Doubles does not have adequate support, promotion and sponsorship and budding shuttlers are more keen to take up singles.
My philosophy is to attack the opponents near their own goal because your own way to the goal is not as along, if you get the ball higher up.
A little girl once wrote to me saying she was coming to live with me – because Dot always stuck up for her son.
I was having the worst year of my life before the offer from ‘EastEnders’ came through. I was 58, my kids were grown up, and I had no money and few offers.
My views are politically incorrect. Such as why we allow children to say what they think. It’s not how to bring up children. And now people give their children choices, like what they want to eat. Kids can’t deal with choices.
I grew up a huge fan of Kobe.
You can get all the knowledge and wisdom and advice you want. But, it’s up to you to put in the work.
Honestly, I hated Dirk growing up. As I got older and wiser, obviously I was really able to appreciate his greatness as I learned the game of basketball.
Growing up, I dreamed about playing in the NBA.
You have people who are out there age 30-plus still competing on the grand stage. If I keep in shape, keep to a certain speed and turn it up when I need to, I think I will be able to get out there and run what I need to run.
I can’t promise you will succeed if you stick with your start-up. What I can promise is that if you give up, you won’t possibly succeed.
Regarding having Cerebral Palsy, I know realistically that I can’t go up there on stage and ignore it.