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Born: 1968-07-21
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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I love soccer; I want to be on the field.

Tags: Field, Love, Soccer

I think I'd like to be able to heal people's pain, whether it is hunger, loneliness or whatever.

Tags: Able, Loneliness, Pain

To be honest with you, I never looked at soccer as a sacrifice.

Tags: Honest, Sacrifice, Soccer

And then ultimately what I tell the kids is: coaches can give you information, they can give you guidelines, and they can put you in a position. But the only person who can truly make you better is you.

Tags: Give, Put, Tell

You have to be willing to accept the information, you have to be willing to work hard. You have to be motivated to go to practice with an open mind. You have to be willing to be criticized. Only you can do those things.

Tags: Hard, Mind, Work

And to learn, you have to be willing to push yourself.

Tags: Learn, Willing, Yourself

I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field.

Tags: Field, Soccer, Transcend

I was a part of Backyard Soccer, and I hear that I score a lot of goals in it.

Tags: Goals, Hear, Soccer

So I'm still doing my best to stay in shape and hope that opportunity will come back to me.

Tags: Best, Hope, Stay

The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive for a country that is very male dominant.

Tags: Country, Japan, Male

We are shaping young kids to be leaders in their communities and also to be healthier.

Tags: Kids, Leaders, Young

After the '96 Olympics, we all started believing that this is bigger than we thought, and we were willing to do the work. We knew that it was up to us, the players, to make soccer successful.

Tags: Successful, Thought, Work

And I remember how proud I was to put on my training jersey and go out on the field. Making it back to that environment was for me my greatest moment, because somebody had told me I couldn't do it and I never gave up on myself, the game and my teammates.

Tags: Game, Greatest, Remember

I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment.

Tags: Mom, Parents, Sports

I played mostly games like Asteroids and Pac-Man. Today, when I go into an arcade, the games are much more difficult and complex. I don't think I could even play some of the video games that are out there today.

Tags: Difficult, Games, Today

I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been. You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch.

Tags: Kids, Playing, Young

I was the kid who always liked to take the ball down to the school even in my free time, kick it against the wall, juggle it in the front yard and so it was kind of a perpetual state of playing soccer for me.

Tags: Free, School, Time

I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun.

Tags: Family, Great, Time

Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like the Women's Sports Foundation Dinner, where we get to not only do a good thing for the community but we get to hang out with one another again.

Tags: Good, Women, Work

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth. They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played.

Tags: Mom, Parents, Travel

Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents, because they passed away a couple of years ago. They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer, and I wanted to share the story we had together.

Tags: Giving, Parents, Together

So along with that is spending a lot of time with the ball. For me it was, I loved to juggle the ball in my front yard, and I always challenged myself - how many juggles can I get today? I think for players to get better, it's just about spending the time.

Tags: Loved, Time, Today

Well there are two things: Number one is, make sure you always enjoy yourself, because when you enjoy yourself, you'll learn, you'll want more information, you'll push yourself.

Tags: Enjoy, Learn, Yourself
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When I was younger it was twice a day with a game on the weekend. Then when I got older, three times a day everyday in college and on the national team.

Tags: College, Game, Team

You'll be dedicated and that's what you should want to be in anything in life - whether it's sports or academics or your relationship. It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill, that excitement.

Tags: Fun, Life, Sports

You know, it's recently come into focus for me why I want to be an actor: It's because of the connection I feel to people.

Tags: Actor, Focus, Why

I have a feeling that very soon I'm going to fail very, very big. I'm going to try something and everybody's going to be like, 'What was she thinking?'

Tags: Feeling, Thinking, Try

I love fall because I love the whole cuddling aspect of it, and a sweater dress has that vibe of I'm going to hunker down and be warm, but it's also very feminine.

Tags: Fall, Love, Whole

I was excited that my films would finally see the light of day and people would see them. But I never imagined that such nice things would be said about a lot of my films.

Tags: Light, Nice, Said

I've actually been given a great gift. When I walk into an audition with a director, I'm carrying no baggage. They haven't seen me in anything, even though I've done nine films.

Tags: Actually, Done, Great

Okay, I'm going to let you in on a little secret: I'm a very superstitious person. I'm walking onto the plane as we speak. I'm putting my hands on the outside of the plane and my feet are on the lip of the plane. I have to do it every time before I fly.

Tags: Secret, Speak, Time

People were confused by me, and at first I was auditioning a lot for the crazy characters or the victim, someone who'd been attacked. Which is great, because usually those are the best acting roles.

Tags: Best, Crazy, Great

There is this immediate connection, this intimacy when you're acting because there's no room to be polite or shy. Also, as an actor I get to connect with women I've never met before.

Tags: Acting, Actor, Women

When something happens, I always check myself and know it's going to go away. So be prepared for it. This is a tough business for actors who are sensitive. If you try to hold on to things, you'll go crazy.

Tags: Business, Crazy, Try

I'm very sensitive in real life. I cannot not cry if someone around me is crying. I will start to cry if someone is crying, even if it's not appropriate. I have that thing in me, a weakness or sensitivity.

Tags: Life, Real, Someone

I don't want to be in my car all day. I love getting up in the morning in Venice and walking my dogs down to the cafe to get my tea, and then perhaps going to a bookstore and sitting and reading, then walking to the beach.

Tags: Car, Love, Morning

I always say I am a realist, and my mom says, 'No, you just have anxiety.'

Tags: Anxiety, Mom, Says

I'm inspired by people who are so sensitive and vulnerable that they try to cover it up.

Tags: Inspired, Sensitive, Try

Before, it was just about making the films - and now it's releasing them. Which is a steep learning curve.

Tags: Films, Learning, Making

Broadway has always been a dream of mine.

Tags: Broadway, Dream, Mine

I can't even open my eyes underwater.

Tags: Eyes, Open, Underwater

I don't like the idea that fame could mean that people can no longer relate to me.

Tags: Fame, Idea, Mean

I don't want people to look at me.

Tags: Poor

I have problems because I'm very expressive, and usually red lipstick gets on my teeth and face.

Tags: Face, Lipstick, Problems

I love being around great actors and film-makers, and I try to hide the fact that I'm in awe of them.

Tags: Great, Love, Try

I think that with any emotion - fear, love, nervousness - if the actor's feeling it, then the audience feels it.

Tags: Fear, Feeling, Love

I try not to fake anything.

Tags: Fake, Try

I'm such a geek.

Tags: Geek

I'm the first person in my family to go to college.

Tags: College, Family

I'm the unknown everyone's already sick of.

Tags: Everyone, Sick, Unknown

I'm used to working really hard to get a role. I was always auditioning and talking my way into roles.

Tags: Hard, Used, Working

I've had to learn how to say 'no' to offers.

Tags: Learn, Offers

I've never been in New York for the whole time of Fashion Week.

Tags: Fashion, Time, Whole

I've spent my life being embarrassed.

Tags: Life, Spent

It takes me a long time to make a big purchase.

Tags: Big, Takes, Time

No one ever recognizes me.

Tags: Recognizes

Whatever anyone says, I think the opposite will happen.

Tags: Anyone, Happen, Whatever

When I first moved to Los Angeles, I don't think anyone knew what to do with me.

Tags: Anyone, Knew, Moved

Anyone who has grown up in Delhi knows it's horrible.

Tags: Anyone, Grown, Knows

For me, comedy is richer and larger than anything else.

Tags: Comedy, Else, Larger

I don't think I would do better books if I wrote full time. I write for amateurish reasons.

Tags: Books, Time, Write

I feel completely at home in the absurdities of India.

Tags: Home, India

I need to have some depth in my characters. That's why they are all Bengalis. I can't imagine writing a book with someone called Saxena as the hero.

Tags: Book, Someone, Writing

It's a huge headache - the more money you have, the more hassles. I find money very uncomfortable.

Tags: Headache, Huge, Money

People should have literary and cultural taste and should not bomb hotels.

Tags: Bomb, Literary, Taste

So much better to write pen on paper; you can do it anywhere, say, while stuck at the airport.

Tags: Paper, While, Write

The more languages you know, the less likely you are to become a terrorist.

Tags: Become, Less, Likely

Well, life is dark, isn't it? Mostly, it's dreadful. At the same time, death is funny too. I mean, look at the fuss we make of it.

Tags: Funny, Life, Time

Advances don't fundamentally interest me. It sounds terribly naive, but money doesn't really mean anything to me. If a lot of money came my way, I'm certainly not going to say no. But it hasn't come my way as yet, and I'm not heartbroken.

Tags: Interest, Mean, Money

Amidst one's daily clutter, one doesn't usually reflect on the splendour of being free because - naturally - one has to get on with the business of living.

Tags: Business, Daily, Living

Governance is complex, difficult, and on the whole, thankless - why ever should the Bright Young Things leave the management of their hotels, newspapers, banks, TV channels and corporations to join, like fleas on a behemoth, the government? Wherein lies the difference between the two worlds?

Tags: Government, Why, Young
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