"It wasn't like I was self-motivated. My dad started me. It was his dream before it was mine."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Venus Williams on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Venus Williams on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Venus Williams on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Venus Williams on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Venus Williams on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."