Cathy Freeman Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Cathy Freeman Sayings: For athletes traditionally it's such a fantastic stepping stone to greater things down the track For athletes traditionally it's such a fantastic stepping stone to greater things down the track and in the future. Don't undermine the Commonwealth Games!
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: I want to keep my private life private. I want to keep my private life private.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: I don't agree with everything Madonna's done but she is fearless. I don't agree with everything Madonna's done but she is fearless.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: I'm learning in my own sort of quiet, out-of-the-spotlight kind of way. I certainly have I'm learning in my own sort of quiet, out-of-the-spotlight kind of way. I certainly have my general point of view about the government, and the future of our children. I'm certainly learning all the time, I'm happy to be an onlooker for now.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: My last real race was at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000. My last real race was at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: I quite clearly have made the right decision in my heart, retirement was the way. I quite clearly have made the right decision in my heart, retirement was the way.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: I'm drinking lots of herbal tea. I'm drinking lots of herbal tea.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: When I was 18 years old, about to develop my sportsman career, the asthma complaints When I was 18 years old, about to develop my sportsman career, the asthma complaints became already some years before.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: I made publicity contracts with Nike, several broadcasting companies and airline companies within Australia. I made publicity contracts with Nike, several broadcasting companies and airline companies within Australia.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: I was running since I was 10. Since grade one at school people looked at I was running since I was 10. Since grade one at school people looked at me and thought, oh gosh she can really run, she's a natural.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: I'm so lucky. I have such a great support system. All I have to do I'm so lucky. I have such a great support system. All I have to do is run.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: I'd like to see as many sports as I can because I have never had I'd like to see as many sports as I can because I have never had the chance to enjoy the other sports in the past.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: People could see in me who I am now, an Olympic champ, the best in People could see in me who I am now, an Olympic champ, the best in the world.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: My story has resonated around the world. I am just Catherine, I just like to My story has resonated around the world. I am just Catherine, I just like to run. And I'll run with opportunities.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: I was always surrounded by expectation from the very first race I ran as a I was always surrounded by expectation from the very first race I ran as a 5-year-old.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: When I'm in a bad mood, I don't listen. When I'm in a bad mood, I don't listen.
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Cathy Freeman Sayings: The thing I do best is laugh. The thing I do best is laugh.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I'm not a marriage expert, quite clearly. I'm not a marriage expert, quite clearly.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I felt so full of gratitude and humility that I clasped my hands in front I felt so full of gratitude and humility that I clasped my hands in front of me, closed my eyes and said a silent prayer of thanks to God ... I had at last achieved something I'd wanted for so long ... My insides bubbled with happiness. It was a dream come true.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I am very determined and the sport is my passion. I believe I am born I am very determined and the sport is my passion. I believe I am born for running.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: Asthma is treatable and well can be controlled. Asthma is treatable and well can be controlled.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I do not have any official responsibilities related to the Australian Olympic Committee or the I do not have any official responsibilities related to the Australian Olympic Committee or the Federation of Athletic Associations since I am too busy with my private business.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I've had my fair share of being dismissed. But I'm only about to turn 30. I've had my fair share of being dismissed. But I'm only about to turn 30. And when I finish running, I'm going to be a dangerous woman.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: The Athens Olympics will be meaningful even though I cannot participate as an athlete, since The Athens Olympics will be meaningful even though I cannot participate as an athlete, since I can participate in the flame relay all over the world.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I'm doing something now where I'm going to have to learn so much and that I'm doing something now where I'm going to have to learn so much and that takes time nurturing, those kinds of relationships.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I was going to shave it. It went in two parts. I got a bob I was going to shave it. It went in two parts. I got a bob first but it kept falling all over my face. Then it was off, short. The main reason it was long was because my mother cut it short when I was little and I was trying to make up for that.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I'm certainly not ready to go changing the world overnight right now. I'm completely uninformed I'm certainly not ready to go changing the world overnight right now. I'm completely uninformed about a lot of our issues, a lot of the nation's issues, not just Indigenous issues.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I don't like people looking at me; I hate the attention. I don't like people looking at me; I hate the attention.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I lie around the floor with my cats Billy and Jazz or watch DVDs with I lie around the floor with my cats Billy and Jazz or watch DVDs with my best friends.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I decided that I was going to go to the Olympics to see if I I decided that I was going to go to the Olympics to see if I had made the right decision to retire because I knew that if I'd made the mistake of retiring I would know during and after those Games in Athens.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I like looking feminine and I enjoy being a role model. I enjoy being a I like looking feminine and I enjoy being a role model. I enjoy being a woman. It all comes down to having the confidence to be who you are.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: Peace, unity and harmony! Peace, unity and harmony!
Cathy Freeman Sayings: You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable. You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I feel like I've reached an age where I can relax a little bit with I feel like I've reached an age where I can relax a little bit with the knowledge of what I've been through, take all that experience and use it. I love the challenge of trying to get back to where I've been, and beyond it.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma. Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I have time to breathe, time to be myself more often, I am a lot I have time to breathe, time to be myself more often, I am a lot more relaxed and less guarded.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: The last sort of really low-key race I ran, I realized with about a hundred The last sort of really low-key race I ran, I realized with about a hundred metres to go, that my heart just wasn't in it. I wasn't trying my hardest, I didn't care to compete against the girls I was up against. That spoke a lot about where my heart was taking me-which was off the track.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: Twenty seconds before a race, there's absolute focus. The key thing is to achieve relaxation, Twenty seconds before a race, there's absolute focus. The key thing is to achieve relaxation, but at the same to have absolute total control. You've got to find the balance between being totally ready to go and being really at peace with yourself as well.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: Realise there is always somebody else in the World who's not coping as well as Realise there is always somebody else in the World who's not coping as well as you are.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I definitely do things on my terms, it may not seem that way but I I definitely do things on my terms, it may not seem that way but I actually do.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I have the chance.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I don't have a lot of regrets in my life. I don't have a lot of regrets in my life.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I'll just let time happen. I don't have to articulate what may be or what I'll just let time happen. I don't have to articulate what may be or what may not be. I don't even do that to myself.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I have a friend who, if she has a bad hair day, it affects her I have a friend who, if she has a bad hair day, it affects her whole mood because it is part of her sexuality, her confidence. I don't have that problem any more.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: It is my second visit to Korea since the International Junior Athletic Championships in 1992. It is my second visit to Korea since the International Junior Athletic Championships in 1992. Both then and now, I felt Korea is an interesting country and the people are very kind.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I like being in the workforce; it keeps me grounded. I like being in the workforce; it keeps me grounded.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: My feelings tried to control me on my run. I had to concentrate fully on My feelings tried to control me on my run. I had to concentrate fully on forthcoming running and success. I wanted to triumph.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I took only twice a time-out, once, when I was hurt, and a second time, I took only twice a time-out, once, when I was hurt, and a second time, when I much felt I was exhausted out of personal reasons.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: Money makes life easier but I don't want to be rich, not at all. Money makes life easier but I don't want to be rich, not at all.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I made my first Australian senior team when I was 16, first Olympics when I I made my first Australian senior team when I was 16, first Olympics when I was 19, and I retired. I'm 32, I retired four years ago, so a good third of my life or nearly a third of my life has been all about running.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I want to be a positive role model, especially for kids and Aboriginal people ... I want to be a positive role model, especially for kids and Aboriginal people ... When people see me, often all they see is another Australian athlete having a go. It isn't until they see the full Cathy Freeman picture that they realise how proud I am of my ancestry and heritage. I'd like a little more tolerance and acceptance of my culture and all the differing cultures that make up Australia.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I have been told many times that when I win I make my people proud I have been told many times that when I win I make my people proud to be Australian. I am Aboriginal, I am one of them and every time I win or am honoured like this it should be an example to Aboriginal people who may think they have nowhere to go but down. But more importantly I am an Australian and I would like to make all Australians feel proud to be Australian. Ours is a truly multicultural society and should be united as such. I would like to believe that my successes are celebrated by all Australians, bringing our nation together.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: My mind is pretty made up that life for Cathy Freeman will be as an My mind is pretty made up that life for Cathy Freeman will be as an unmarried woman from now on.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So in a way I chose to be alone.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: Australians are a fantastic bunch of people but the attention can be overwhelming for someone Australians are a fantastic bunch of people but the attention can be overwhelming for someone like me.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: Disappointment and adversity can be catalysts for greatness. There's something particularly exciting about being the Disappointment and adversity can be catalysts for greatness. There's something particularly exciting about being the hunter, as opposed to the hunted. And that can make for powerful energy.
Cathy Freeman Sayings: Being overseas at the time it all kind of happened was perfect because I had Being overseas at the time it all kind of happened was perfect because I had no idea that it was going to attract so much media attention and provoke these lovely people calling in and offering up their opinions and advice.