Timothy Shriver quotes

  • The glory of sport is born at the moment when the game and the person become one, when all the complexity of one's life finds a moment to emerge in the game.
    -- Timothy Shriver

    #Sports #Athlete #Games

  • Sport is quite a simple thing. It is play, and in play, people of all ages find the chance to engage their most profound emotions-love, fear, excitement, disappointment, anger and joy.
    -- Timothy Shriver

    #Sports #Disappointment #Athlete

  • To be unafraid of the judgement of others is the greatest freedom you can have.
    -- Timothy Shriver

    #Judgement #Unafraid

  • I discovered that our clan included loads of cousins and uncles and aunts and animals of every shape. I was taught that chaos and competition were family values. And I learned that we all loved the sea. Somehow, the sea was about us-our past, our exuberance, our frailty, our longing.
    -- Timothy Shriver

    #Cousin #Uncles #Aunt

  • I want to change the cycle of stigma and prejudice that destroys lives all over the world every day. Until we can get in front of people and awaken them to the idea that this is not acceptable.
    -- Timothy Shriver

    #Ideas #People #Prejudice

  • We can't have close to 90 percent of those prenatally diagnosed with an intellectual disability being aborted; 90 percent not going to school; more than 90 percent reporting discrimination in the healthcare system; and 90 percent unemployed, and tell ourselves that we're doing a good job. The obstacles to leading a full life for the vast majority of people with intellectual disabilities are far beyond what they should be, and far beyond what we should tolerate. So yeah, I want change.
    -- Timothy Shriver

    #Jobs #School #People

  • People will say you should quit running if you're a slow runner. Or you should quit basketball if you can't dribble with your left hand. I don't agree with that. If you're not a very good reader at 14, nobody thinks you should stop reading.
    -- Timothy Shriver

    #Basketball #Running #Reading

  • Kids coming from very difficult economic circumstances in urban areas are in some ways discriminated against in ways that are similar to the way people with intellectual disabilities are discriminated against. People are afraid of them. People sometimes assume that they don't have skills, gifts or abilities to contribute.
    -- Timothy Shriver

    #Kids #Skills #People

  • Olympics are three times more likely to be employed than people of a similar age, ethnic and socioeconomic status who have not been participating. It's a correlation, not a causation as far as the statisticians go, but the fascinating question is; Is there something in participation in sports, in community-building, confidence building, self-image-building, strength building, social networking - that greatly enhance employability?
    -- Timothy Shriver

    #Sports #Self #People

  • Walking is the favorite sport of the good and wise.

  • Flying is more than a sport and more than a job; flying is pure passion and desire, which fill a lifetime.

  • I wouldn't give one iota to make a trip from the cradle to the grave unless I could live in a competitive world.

  • Boxing is an all year round sport. You never know when they're going to call you, so you got to stay ready.

  • The actor becomes an emotional athlete.

  • I like using one QB. If we have two that are relatively equal, then we can't afford to have one on the bench. They need to be on the field at running back, receiver or defensive back. I'm not going to waste an athlete on the sidelines.

  • It's been a wild ride. I hope people can appreciate how special it is to see the people that ran well today; how special and sometimes fleeting greatness can be even from yourself. I gave it everything I had and for a short period of time I did very very well and I'm very proud of that and I'm leaving it at that. I did the best I could.

  • The thing you realize as you get older and you play, that you don't really understand when you're a backup the first few offseasons, how important that mental rest is. It's a grind physically during the season, dealing with the hits and the physical pain that goes with playing in this game. But mentally it's probably more taxing, so you need that ability to find that escape.

  • The open ocean often takes you past your physical limits and when it does, sailing becomes a mental game.

  • For every young person living on the streets tonight, there are many at home zoning out inside their homes through video games, and even more who disengage from school. These are direct effects of internalized discrimination based on their age.

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