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Ken Norton Quotes and Sayings
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Ali had a break that was an inch and a half long,
and you keep getting hit as hard and as much as I hit Ali,
the pain would take over and you would pass out.
- Ken Norton

Hitting Ali in the body or on the arms was like hitting a piece of cement.
- Ken Norton

I lost my edge for boxing, I didn't put as much into it as I did before.
I didn't run as far.
I didn't train as hard.
I didn't eat correctly.
I started drinking a little bit every now and then.
- Ken Norton

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

 

He who is not courageous enough to take risks
will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali

I was right to back Muhammad Ali, but it caused me
major enmity in many areas of this nation.
- Howard Cosell

We all ended up jumping up and down,
hugging each other when Ali won;cause Ali is the greatest.
- Jim Capaldi

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So I decided to move that scene in the doctor's office
to two-thirds into the movie,
after the viewers had come to know Ryan and Ali and
share in their happiness.
- Arthur Hiller

It's obvious that they're going to want Ali's daughter
and Frazier's daughter to fight it out.
- Robert Goulet

When I turned pro, Muhammad Ali was laying back,
and I was able to fill up an area that was empty.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Friendship...
is not something you learn in school.
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship,
you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali

Except for Ali, fighters had never been marketable.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Then you get into it, especially if you start talking about football,
fighting and Muhammad Ali.
Then the ladies get very bored and start delivering ultimatums.
- Oliver Reed

Ali...
we should have gone to see that movie.
Malcolm X was another one.
- Cicely Tyson

I'll be floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.
- Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was the kind of guy you either loved or hated,
but you wanted to see him.
I happen to really love him.
He brought boxing to another level and always made you laugh.
- Gerry Cooney

Do you remember a scene with Ryan and Ali playing in the snow? Well,
that was improvised.
- Arthur Hiller

Ali and I have become friends over the years.
I was on a plane with him one time when he was the champion.
- Robert Goulet

In fifty years of covering the sport,
of course Muhammad Ali is by far the dominant figure.
- Dick Schaap

Ali's belief in himself was something I picked up on,
and it's become my own philosophy.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I think on balance, Don King has been bad for boxing.
I think he's done some very good things and I think
he did a heck of a job of promoting Ali but I think
I could have promoted Ali.
- Dick Schaap

Mike Tyson would have been a good sparring partner
for me and Muhammad Ali because Tyson was a fast fighter
and he could punch and throw good combinations.
- Larry Holmes

Ali's daughter is fighting and Joe Frazier's daughter is fighting as well.
- Robert Goulet

Ali was a guy that had a lot of discipline.
If you hung around him, you'd be able to get some of
that discipline that he had.
And I learned from that.
He was a sweet man.
- Larry Holmes

Muhammad Ali is a combination of personality and athlete
who is probably better known around the world than any other.
He became a great hero.
- Will McDonough

I believe in the religion of Islam.
I believe in Allah and peace.
- Muhammad Ali

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

I did not choose necessarily on the basis of significance.
If you have a vote for the most significant athlete,
then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth,
then you have Michael Jordan.
- Dick Schaap

My other Main Man is Muhamed Ali, for the obvious reasons.
- Randy Castillo

Sugar Ray Leonard was as close as anyone came after Ali to being Ali,
but he wasn't Ali.
- Dick Schaap

Many a treasure besides Ali Baba's is unlocked with a verbal key.
- Henry Van Dyke

Service to others is the rent you pay
for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.
And once that belief becomes a deep conviction,
things begin to happen.
- Muhammad Ali

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated
can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up
with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
- Muhammad Ali

That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us.
He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer -
he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in
the lifetime of this doomed generation.
- Hunter S. Thompson

And I remember leaving my place in L.A.
and - my father is a big fight fan -
and I said,
'Dad, I got a couple of days off and I'm getting ready
to go to Houston to sign to fight Muhammad Ali.
- Wilt Chamberlain

Being on Disney, a lot of young people look up to me.
- Tatyana Ali

The idea of human rights as a fundamental principle
can be seen to underlie throughout Islamic teachings.
- Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

Looking at beautiful things is what makes me the happiest.
- Ali MacGraw

When you can whip any man in the world,
you never know peace.
- Muhammad Ali

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand.
I beat people up.
- Muhammad Ali (world champion boxer)

If we have only one that can govern,
and we chose him...
does that mean we're not democratic?
- Ahmed Ali

I think Ali was a fan of mine, even though he never said it.
A lot of fighters thought I was pretty good.
Nobody every really spoke different on that.
But a lot of fighters thought I was good so.
- Larry Holmes

It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am.
- Muhammad Ali

The quality of my life has changed dramatically -
not the events -
but the way I handle them and my priorities and my sense of drama.
- Ali MacGraw

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
- Muhammad Ali

To make one good action succeed another,
is the perfection of goodness.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

I was only 11 when we filmed the pilot.
The idea of a rapper being a star on a sitcom just wasn't heard of.
- Tatyana Ali

I'm going to go to school.
It doesn't matter what the outcome is as long as I did it.
I can say I did it.
- Tatyana Ali

I want to be a person who makes a quiet difference.
- Ali MacGraw

When a 'Life of Brian' comes out with Muhammad in the lead role,
directed by an Arab equivalent of Theo van Gogh,
it will be a huge step forward.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Do for this life as if you live forever,
do for the afterlife as if you die tomorrow.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

My way of joking is to tell the truth.
That's the funniest joke in the world.
- Muhammad Ali

I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest.
Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round.
- Muhammad Ali

I know where I'm going and I know the truth,
and I don't have to be what you want me to be.
I'm free to be what I want.
- Muhammad Ali

It's not so much what do I want to be doing in 15 years,
it's how I want to be in 15 years.
- Ali MacGraw

I had short hair for a while, but I ended up loving it.
- Tatyana Ali

I confront the European elite's self-image as tolerant
'while under their noses women are living like slaves.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names,
but they all contain water.
Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
- Muhammad Ali

I'm doing a play, a musical.
The musical follows the Mamma Mia concept.
It's my first LA theater project.
- Tatyana Ali

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses -
behind the lines,
in the gym, and out there on the road,
long before I dance under those lights.
- Muhammad Ali

I never set out to be a role model, but I guess parents
like it because I am dedicated to school.
- Tatyana Ali

I even lived on campus to get the college experience.
I had five roommates and I still keep in touch with
them while I'm on the road.
- Tatyana Ali

Before high school ended, I started applying to college.
It really wasn't even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents.
- Tatyana Ali

Age is whatever you think it is.
You are as old as you think you are.
- Muhammad Ali

Wars of nations are fought to change maps.
But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
- Muhammad Ali

Expect the best, Prepare for the worst.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out;
it's the pebble in your shoe.
- Muhammad Ali

Every time I went on TV I got a threat.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to
the US Bureau of Wild Life.
- Muhammad Ali


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