"In the sports arena I would say there is nothing like training and preparation. You have to train your mind as much as your body."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Venus Williams on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Venus Williams on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Venus Williams on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Venus Williams on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Venus Williams on Henry David Thoreau
"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."