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Born: 1973-08-24
Profession: Athlete
Nation: Dutch
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And I mean I never doubt anybody's record.

Tags: Anybody, Doubt, Mean

I love to smile.

Tags: Love, Smile

I always think it's because of you know hard work, hard training. And if Susie's training hard, you know, why can't I train hard to get a world record. I'm doing the same thing.

Tags: Hard, Why, Work

Well concerning the world records that I did, I think it helps a lot to me, yeah. I think it's a very individual thing because I heard some people say, like, oh I don't like it at all. But I definitely, for me it really made a big difference.

Tags: Big, Difference, Individual

Yeah, that's what kind of, we get the idea a little bit yeah, because other people from different countries also try as hard as they can to get a medal or a gold medal in the Olympic Games. And you know, if they can work hard, we can work hard as well.

Tags: Hard, Try, Work

Before he went to sleep, I told him a little story about a rabbit we saw run around the beach house we rented.

Tags: Him, Sleep, Story

But I don't sit down and think: this is meant for children.

Tags: Children, Meant, Sit

But we discovered that, although I liked publishing, the commercial side meant nothing at all to me.

Tags: Liked, Meant, Side

Each book first begins with a little idea.

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I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist.

Tags: Become, Business, Family

I have been drawing all my life.

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I thought it was amazing to work with authors, to get a manuscript and try to make up a cover for it.

Tags: Amazing, Thought, Work

I thought it would be very nice to become Picasso or Rembrandt, or a van Gogh.

Tags: Become, Nice, Thought

I want a nice picture book with 12 pictures - I do my best with that format.

Tags: Best, Book, Nice

Miffy has changed quite a lot since the early books, although I never realised it at the time.

Tags: Books, Since, Time

My father realised that for me to become a publisher in his firm would have been the end of the firm!

Tags: Become, End, Father

Right at the beginning, I didn't know if Miffy was a boy or girl.

Tags: Beginning, Boy, Girl

When I make a book, I make it for the child and not for the parent - no jokes in it for the parents!

Tags: Book, Child, Parents

I did about 2000 covers altogether, for all sorts of books - from Shakespeare to James Bond - and I always had the idea that I must give 100%, no matter who the author was.

Tags: Give, Idea, Matter

Now, I had been drawing all this time - especially in France of course - so, when I came back, my father gave me the chance to do a cover for one of the books he published.

Tags: Chance, Father, Time

Then one day I thought it would be wonderful to make a whole book, to make my text and my drawings together, and that's how I started doing children's books.

Tags: Book, Children, Together
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