Billie Jean King Quotes

The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing. Billie Jean King

The more I had won that year, the less it meant…and the more tired and sad I became. And the more I won, the more people wanted a part of me. I will tell you King’s First Law of Recognition: You never get it when you want it, and then when it comes, you get too much. Billie Jean King

No matter how tough, no matter what kind of outside pressure, no matter how many bad breaks along the way, I must keep my sights on the final goal, to win, win, win – and with more love and passion than the world has ever witnessed in any performance. Billie Jean King

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity. Billie Jean King

People say, ‘Do you know how much a million dollars is?’ I don’t have a clue. How many Big Macs will it buy me? Billie Jean King

It’s really impossible for athletes to grow up. On the one hand, you’re still a child, still playing a game. But on the other hand, you’re a superhuman hero that everyone dreams of being. No wonder we have such a hard time understanding who we are. Billie Jean King

Female athletes are stereotyped by the general population – and usually as homosexuals. Billie Jean King