Steve Cauthen quotes

  • I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
    -- Steve Cauthen

    #Sports #Thinking

  • It's been said racing encompasses hours of agony and moments of glory. But moments like the 1978 Triple Crown inspire the pursuit of greatness.
    -- Steve Cauthen

    #Greatness #Agony #Inspire

  • Michael Roberts is a great rider and a great tactician; he was always using his brain in a race. His determination to become champion jockey was unswerving. He worked night and day, day and night to do it. You must have tunnel vision to become champion jockey: you must almost block everything else out, and he did that perfectly.
    -- Steve Cauthen

    #Determination #Block #Night

  • Major sports are major parts of society. It's not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.

  • You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.

  • After love, book collecting is the most exhilarating sport of all.

  • Let me be clear: Any new approach must ensure the integrity of the game. One of my most important responsibilities as commissioner of the NBA is to protect the integrity of professional basketball and preserve public confidence in the league and our sport. I oppose any course of action that would compromise these objectives. But I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated

  • I've always envied the kind of coach who could go completely out of his mind and nobody would know the difference.

  • The interesting adults are always the school failures, the weird ones, the losers, the malcontents, this isn’t wishful thinking. It’s the rule.

  • Like most parents, I've been stumped by homework, the big questions, such as: 'What is the point of geography - the pilot always knows where we are going?'. Answer: 'If you didn't know any geography, people would think you were an American, and you wouldn't be able to put them right because you wouldn't know where they live.'

  • A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.

  • Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.

  • Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well.