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Born: 1983-10-01
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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Being happy outside the pool means fast swimming in the pool.

Tags: Fast, Happy, Means

After my cancer diagnosis, I really took my swimming to a new level.

Tags: After, Cancer, Took

At 28, you need recovery time after training.

Tags: After, Time, Training

I attacked my cancer diagnosis the same way I attack training and competing, and that's pretty fearless.

Tags: Cancer, Pretty, Training

I don't know what cancer did to me but I put on probably 10 pounds of muscle and got a lot stronger in the weight room and during our dry-land stuff.

Tags: Cancer, Put, Stuff

I don't let myself get upset about the little nitpicky things anymore.

Tags: Anymore, Upset

I know there's life after the Olympics.

Tags: After, Life, Olympics

I think being an athlete prepares you for more things than people give us credit for.

Tags: Athlete, Credit, Give

I think you have to be weird to swim breaststroke.

Tags: Swim, Weird

I'm really looking forward to just concentrating on the swimming part now instead of what's going on with me outside the pool.

Tags: Forward, Looking, Outside

I've been in a Speedo half my life. So I am really comfortable with my body.

Tags: Body, Half, Life

I've kind of got an out in cancer. It keeps things in perspective for me.

Tags: Cancer, Keeps

If I have one message to young swimmers about taking care of their bodies, it's definitely take care of your shoulders.

Tags: Care, Taking, Young

Most people take long breaks after Olympics. I needed some normalcy back in my life, so I came back to the pool.

Tags: After, Life, Needed

Olympic medals are the one medal that I don't have; I've won just about every other competition that I've been at.

Tags: Medal, Olympic, Won

One of the things you learn when you get married is how you need to always work on continuing to make it better.

Tags: Learn, Married, Work

There's a lot more to life than just the Olympic Games.

Tags: Games, Life, Olympic

When you get to an event like the Olympic Games, you can put too much pressure on yourself.

Tags: Games, Put, Yourself

Getting to the Olympics was, has always been, my swimming dream since I was 8 or 9 years old. You know, right after I started swimming it was, 'I want to make an Olympic team. That's where I want to be.'

Tags: After, Old, Team

Obviously, losing a parent is very difficult. I miss my dad every day, but I know he would be proud to see me continuing to swim and going for another shot at the Olympics.

Tags: Another, Dad, Proud

It's to be a person who's able to shoot little arrows into sacred cows and knock politicians off their pedestals, to look out for hypocrisy, advocate for all sorts of things from social justice to peace.

Tags: Able, Justice, Peace

Certainly in cartooning I'm given huge free rein at the moment.

Tags: Free, Huge, Moment

Even people that I agree with can do something that would be a target for a bit of humor.

Tags: Agree, Bit, Humor
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Gee, I am a complete Luddite when it comes to computers, I can barely log on!

Tags: Complete, Computers, Gee

I am anti-Bush. A lot of what he stands for is the antithesis of what I stand for.

Tags: Antithesis, Stand, Stands

I eventually saw the satirical nature of caricaturing individuals.

Tags: Eventually, Nature, Satirical

I normally keep a series of draft in a catalogue type of book in which I scribble, sketch and draw ideas.

Tags: Book, Ideas, Keep

I think the eyes are very revealing and can expose a lot about a persons mood or character.

Tags: Character, Eyes, Mood

I try not to change my political point of view from paper to paper.

Tags: Change, Political, Try

I was very lucky all three newspapers approached me and asked me to draw their cartoons for them.

Tags: Asked, Lucky, Three

Mandela once phoned me out of the blue while he was still president, and at first he played with me a bit.

Tags: Once, President, While

On one occasion in 1987 the security police came looking for me because of a drawing that I'd published.

Tags: Looking, Police, Security

Primarily I'm a social commentator rather than someone who's out to get the belly laugh.

Tags: Laugh, Rather, Someone

There was a teacher who recognized that I was interested in cartooning and he was great.

Tags: Great, Interested, Teacher

What's much harder is taking on people in your own community.

Tags: Community, Harder, Taking

You can't undo a deportation.

Tags: Undo

I see the cartoonist as contributing to the content, being critical, because we do poke holes in some of the dialogue and find new ways of seeing things.

Tags: Content, Seeing, Ways

I would think a sense of the absurd is more important for a political cartoonist, because that could define things like a sense of hypocrisy or a sense of the things one has to be skeptical about.

Tags: Hypocrisy, Political, Sense

Sometimes I have to compromise my views, but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws, despite what the readers or letters may say.

Tags: Death, May, Sometimes

The cartoons which I enjoy have caused some kind of out rage, but they have got people talking about these issues out in the open and in essence that's what its all about.

Tags: Enjoy, Open, Talking

There are certain people within the new government who have a slightly disturbing tendency toward authoritarianism, but there are so many checks and balances that in that way their noises are just noises.

Tags: Government, Toward, Within

We do, and there is a law in the United States - the Torture Convention - that prohibits the United States from deporting an individual to a country where there is a reasonable expectation that he will be subjected to torture - physical, mental or otherwise.

Tags: Country, Individual, Law
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