"I have been recently diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome, an autoimmune disease which is an ongoing medical condition that affects my energy level and causes fatigue and joint pain."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Venus Williams on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Venus Williams on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Venus Williams on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Venus Williams on Plato
"Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it."Venus Williams on Erma Bombeck
"Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do... but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there."
"Interior design is a business of trust."
"Losses have propelled me to even bigger places, so I understand the importance of losing. You can never get complacent because a loss is always around the corner. It's in any game that you're in - a business game or whatever - you can't get complacent."
"All those lessons that I've learned on the court, I have applied them to my life outside of the court in business, my company, called V Starr interiors, an interior design company, and EleVen, which I wear on court."
"Everything is tennis for me, it's my career and it's entertainment, but it's also a business."