Slam Quotes

Slam Quotes by Simona Halep, William Raspberry, Ivan Lendl, Andre Agassi, Samantha Stosur, Mats Wilander and many others.

Good English, well spoken and well written will open more doors than a college degree… Bad English will slam doors you don’t even know exist.
Olympic gold is obviously right up there with a grand slam. It’s a big win. You can say it’s more, you can say it’s less, you can say it’s equal. It’s very much up there.
Now that I’ve won a slam, I know something very few people on earth are permitted to know. A win doesn’t feel as good as a loss feels bad, and the good feeling doesn’t last long as the bad. Not even close.
I’ve always said that winning a Grand Slam title is what is most important.
In tennis it’s easy to get greedy – and one Grand Slam doesn’t feel enough any more.
I love my life. I commentate for Eurosport, so you could say I’ve reached the final of every grand slam since 2002 when I started that. I love what I do, and I love playing tennis with amateurs, regular guys, helping to teach them to enjoy tennis more.
When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it.
You gotta try something people ain’t seen before, and you gotta go to the gym and work on your dunks. In a slam dunk competition, don’t show up with three dunks. You got to have eight or nine dunks because if you get into the finals and two guys may do the same dunk or one guy does the dunk better than the other.
The way you slam your body into mine reminds me I’m alive, but monsters are always hungry, darling.
We must control the tendencies within our being that are destructive, when we want to slam somebody else, hurt them, injure them, or push them out of the way. A reverence for life needs to be developed, in which all things are sacred.
Of course I’m happy that I won a Grand Slam. I don’t think there’s anything that can take away from that.
Not everybody gets a home slam; not everybody gets home events. I am part of a very select few who get that opportunity, so I can only really be grateful for that.
It’s always tough when you miss a Grand Slam, especially Wimbledon.
Modesty is a learned affectation. And as soon as life slams the modest person against the wall, that modesty drops.
I don’t watch anything. I work so much. If I see a film, it’s usually that I’ll go in after working 15 hours and slam in The Bridge on the River Kwai or something.
I couldn’t care less if the guy I’m guarding has HIV. I’m going to slam him anyway.
I was a little bit lost in my head after winning a Grand Slam. You’re like: ‘So what’s the next goal? What do you want now? Where do you want to be? It’s not a problem if you lose.’
A final of a grand slam is always a matter of details. Maybe a point here, a point there will make the difference. Maybe someone who is a bit more gutsy than the other player, someone who is having a better day than the others.
Sabine Lisicki
When you’re in the slam dunk contest, you try to do the things the average person would have trouble doing on a Nerf basket.
I’d like to win the Masters and the PGA and complete the career Grand Slam.
My first match on a Grand Slam show court was when I played Petra Kvitova on Centre Court at Wimbledon in 2015. Petra was the defending champion and I think I was done in 34 minutes.
The one thing you can’t do is get carried away with that pace and bounce. There’s a temptation to charge in and just slam the ball into the pitch and you can end up bowling too short. You still have to bowl the right length so that you threaten to take wickets.
You can’t ever stop thinking something quick enough. Something that hurts always gets the knife in too fast for you to slam a lid on it and shove it away.
I like to stand and bang with people. If they mess up, I’m gonna slam them.
When you play semifinals on a Grand Slam, anything can happen, so you must be ready for the chance.
I was getting, at like 18, ‘Why haven‘t you won a Grand Slam yet?’
Twenty days ago my physio asked me if I was if I never think that I can win a Grand Slam or be in final of Grand Slam, and I said no.
Flavia Pennetta
I was lucky enough to win the Davis Cup in my first year in 1999. I won my first slam at the U.S. Open in 2001 and became world No. 1 later that year. By the age of 20, I’d done it all.
I don’t think about winning the Masters as part of the slam. You want to win the Masters because of what it means to the game.
It’s in the Hawks‘ DNA to win one, so I want to be a part of the Hawks’ DNA and the Hawks’ lineage of guys who have won a Slam Dunk Championship.
I don’t work for a sports network, per se. I’m on once a week for the NBA and then we only do a handful of golf events – the PGA, the British and the Grand Slam.
There’s no need to glamorize one body type and slam another. We need to stop this absurd hatred towards bodies for being different sizes. It doesn’t help anyone and it’s getting old.
All too often, I will see people on the left slam Trump for the way he treats or talks about other people. Then those same individualssometimes even in the same breath – will go on to say even worse things about the people who voted for him.
We have emotions for a reason; for instance, imagine pain. You have pain so that if you touch something that’s hot, or if you slam your hand with a hammer, you will pull your hand away and not do that again.
Reading is a stout-hearted activity, disporting courage, keenness, stick-to-it-ness. It is also, in my experience, one of the most thrilling and enduring delights of life, equal to a home run, a slam-dunk, or breaking the four-minute mile.
Then again, he supposed the healing process, in contrast to trauma, was gentle and slow… The soft closing of a door, rather than a slam.- John
This is a dream from when I was kid. I’m playing tennis almost 18 years, and of course everybody’s dream is to play the final of a Grand Slam.
I won my second Grand Slam in one year. That is the best year in my career.
As tennis players, we work and we sacrifice many things. To lose, that’s not a happy thing – I mean sure, I was disappointed. You have to come back strong. But to win the last point in a grand slam tournament, that’s the most beautiful and most satisfying feeling you can get as a tennis player. It’s worth it.
I teased Randy Orton because he started using my finish, the Angle Slam. I said, ‘Hey, I don’t mind you using it, but at least give it a name.’ When he hits it, the announcers just say, ‘Well, he just hit that… thing.’
You’ve got to get out of the car, take the keys around, open up the trunk lid, hand the keys to the Lord Jesus, get inside the trunk, slam the lid down, whisper through the keyhole, ‘Lord look, fill‘r up with anything you want and you drive, it’s up to you from now on.’
I have since only rarely seen the tree with the lights in it. The vision comes and goes, mostly goes, but I live for it, for the moment when the mountains open and a new light roars in spate through the crack, and the mountains slam.
The Open is the one that we all want and strive for and to be able to hold this Claret Jug is an incredible feeling. To be three legs towards the career grand slam at the age of 25 is a pretty good achievement. It’s not going to sink in for a while.
We saw a hole in the Chicago poetry scene that slam couldn’t fill. I think a lot more can be done with the form than just competition.
Robbie Q. Telfer
I didn’t even realize it was a grand slam (number thirty-one) because I was mentally preparing myself for Andy Benes because he struck me out the first time.
I don’t put myself under huge pressure because if I don’t play well at one grand slam, I know there’s another one just a couple of months away.
Denmark is charging a fat food tax on cheese, meat, and oil. Here, we call that the Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast.
If I ever get the chance to win a grand slam, I think only then will I feel the feeling of being really, really happy.
I certainly enjoy quite a few times the taste of the snow as I slam my face a few times in the snow trying to ski and trying impress people.
I get my drive and determination from just winning and playing tennis. I know if I don’t work, I won’t get rewarded. It was a life long dream to win a Grand Slam so when I was able to do that it felt so good and I wanted to do it again. It’s not that hard to stay motivated.
If you want to win a Grand Slam, when you dream, you say, ‘I want Serena in the final.’
To win Grand Slams you have to be in the right frame of mind, the right physical shape.
This will be my first Grand Slam final without Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic on the other side of the net, but I don’t think being the more experienced player will make much difference to my approach.
You brake and then turn the wheel, step on the clutch, and pull the e-brake. Release the e-brake, go into countersteer mode, then wait. Wait until you know the car is facing the corner exit direction. then you smile and slam on the gas as you exit the corner.
There’s no doubt in my mind that ‘Slam’ is going to be huge. It’s a film about the power of language. People are going to see this and get blown away.
The white savior supports brutal policies in the morning, founds charities in the afternoon, and receives awards in the evening.
I hit a grand slam off Ron Herbel and when his manager Herman Franks came out to get him, he was bringing Herbel’s suitcase.
I’ve never launched any initiative or campaign that people thought was a slam dunk.
I think probably Wimbledon is my best chance to win a slam.
The energy necessary to create a wormhole or to wrap time into nuts is incredible. It’s not for us. It’s maybe for our descendants who have mastered the energy of this technology. So if one day, somebody knocks on your door and claims to be your great great great great granddaughter, don’t slam the door.
I get very cranky when interrupted. I snap at people, sigh dramatically and slam my door shut.
No one who has gotten second place at a Grand Slam is ever like, ‘Yeah, now I feel fine about it.’ Everyone wants the other trophy. But it inspires you to work harder and get yourself in that position again so that you can use what you’ve learned.
My whole life, I’ve been working really hard, and I can say I’m a grand slam champion.
On ‘Death Valley,’ I fought this werewolf, and he was picking me up and slamming me down. They put padding down in the garbage so he could really slam me down. They’re flying around and I’m doing these jumping flying triangles pulling the guy down. It’s just fun.
Miloslav Mecir – best anticipation of any player in our generation for sure. The most flexible… and then crazy good hands. He is the best player in the world to not have won a slam, for sure. No question in my mind. He should have won three or four.
I feel a lot of confidence from that memory, playing final first time in Grand Slam. But also I always think that I could play a little better in a final. I lost straight sets. I didn’t do well.
I’m not necessarily proud of the World Cups and the grand slams won or lost, the amount of points I scored, this record or that.
For sure, it’s important for an Asian man to win a grand slam. I hope I’m the one to make it.
I got to one Grand Slam final, and that’s what you shoot for as a player.
I don’t need many things. I don’t need glamour and attention to be happy. I’m very happy being settled and working my butt off and trying to win grand slams.
If you get into the main draw of a Grand Slam, then you’ve made your mark and proved that’s where you belong.
I am really proud of other things in my career: being in the top five, reaching the final of a grand slam twice. I’m actually even more proud of making it to the French Open final in 2010 than the previous year.
It’s always good to get a smaller tournament under your belt so that by the time you get to the Slams, you have a lot of experience.
Of course it’s one of my goals to win another grand slam. Wimbledon was great – so if it’s Wimbledon again, that’s fine – but I think I have the game to win the other grand slams as well.
When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity…you do not slam it shut behind you…you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.
Everyone is fighting like crazy because it’s the last Grand Slam. When you play the Grand Slams, you just have to give everything you have.
You substitute certain things from your own personal life to get you to that mental place and that emotional state. At that time [Brian Robbins] went for the home run, the grand slam [in “Hardball”].
The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions. The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the marriage that failed. Or that lovely poem that didn’t get written because someone knocked on the door.
In sprint car wrecks, just slam your head against a table a couple times and that’s probably what it feels like. You get whiplash, all that stuff.
I ain’t no joke, I used to let the mic smoke,
Now I slam it when I’m done and make sure it’s broke.
The first spoken word poem I ever wrote was when I was 14 and I wrote it because I was accidentally signed up for a teen poetry slam. Because I loved poetry I said that I’d try it out.
Any time you enter a tournament before a slam, there’s always the possibility you’ll be arriving late. It’s a very good problem to have.
It’s been a dream since I was young. I’ve been dreaming about winning a Slam.
I’m pretty fundamental when it comes to running. A basketball player doesn’t practice his free throw shooting by doing slam dunks all over the place. He does it by practicing free throws. That’s the attitude I take: You don’t get better at running by doing everything but running. You get better by running.
Chris Solinsky
To be able to hold all four majors – the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, PGA – all concurrently I think is the Grand Slam. But a lot of people have a different opinions on that. People think you have to win it in the same calendar year.
When you walk through that door of opportunity you don’t slam it shut behind you.
My victory against Venus was the most special. She‘s is a multi grand slam champion; her sister is Serena Williams. I was like, ‘What is going on?’ I broke her five times in a row. She is one of the best servers in the game.
When I was a kid in Adelaide, I dreamed of becoming No. 1 in the world, winning a grand slam and the Davis Cup for Australia.
I’m not a big sports fan, but I love it when they “slam dunk.” That’s sexy.
Obviously, to win title, go in Grand Slam semi-final, is always super positive and good.
Being No. 1 is great, but it is even better to win a Grand Slam.
Dude did you come here to lecture or to fight? BRING IT ON.” -Slam Dunk
Takehiko Inoue
Every match I won in a Grand Slam, I take confidence of that, and when I arrive in a final, I know my game is there.
Rafa being 6-1 against Roger is not a source of pride for me. I’m happy that Rafa won the tournament, but I would have liked that Federer could have won the Grand Slam, because I think he’s a phenomenal player. For me, he is the player I enjoy watching the most.
Toni Nadal
Playing in a main draw Grand Slam is something you dream about as a kid.
And a lot of times in slam poetry I feel like people are so worried about the performance that the words might not be as strong.
I obviously want to win a grand slam, but whatever I do, however long I play, I hope I sustain a really long career, a healthy one, just a pretty consistent career. I obviously want to win a grand slam.
I’m not going to be a ten or twelve grand-slam winner. It’s not going to happen.
If you get to No 1, people say, ‘But you didn’t win a Grand Slam.’ You cannot win, because you can say the same the other way round. In my opinion, both are really important. If you want to finish your career really happy with what you did, you have to win both.
Richard Hastings
My dream was always to win a grand slam, and my second dream was to be No. 1.
If you try to hit a grand slam, you’re going to strike out.
I love what I do. And in the true sense, from my training, I try to create a character each time. It is something I do. But I don’t want that term to limit what I can do. I prefer people to say to me, ‘You’re one of my favorite actors,’ rather than ‘You’re one of my favorite character actors.’ It sounds like a slam.
It doesn’t always work out that you win a tournament and then a Grand Slam, but I’m happy to have the confidence.
Parker‘s grand slam is the same as going 4 for 4, even though he went 1 for 4.
When I won my first Grand Slam in Australia, and we came back, I had much more confidence. I had much more belief in my game, about my improvement.
Quarter-finals is good at a Grand Slam, but I think we want to go farther.
That was, in writing the ‘Twilightscript I had about five weeks to write that. I’d taken about a month to write the outline and then it was slam into a script and write it down fast because the writer‘s strike was looming.
I prefer the Grand Slam than the No. 1, but still, to get No. 1, not many players did that, so it’s going to be very important for me.
Id rather be able to play great tennis at a slam than make eight finals of little tournaments and then lose first round of a slam. That doesnt sound too good.
I know in the back of my head I have a Grand Slam win, which definitely takes a lot off of me, a big load off.
You slam the bottom and either walk away or suck it up and get through it.
Grand Slams are different. If you can get through a few matches, the draw opens up and you get confident. You just need a little bit of luck early, you get through those opening matches and you never know what could happen.
And suddenly, it’s as if there’s no one in the world but these two, crashing through space to reach each other. They collide, enfold, lose their balance, and slam against a wall, where they stay. Clinging into one being. Indivisible.
I saw an amazing film when I was 16 called ‘Slam’. It’s about a spoken-word poet. Saul Williams is in it.
Everyone must know by now that the aim of Scrabble is to gain the moral high ground, the loser being the first player to slam the board shut and upset all the letters over the floor.
Winning a Grand Slam changes everything. There is so much off-court stuff to deal with. And there are expectations of keeping it going that make it tough.
All of the punk-rock bands of the era would come in and play, and my job on Punk Rock Night was that I would go into the slam pit, and… I was 24 or 25, and I’d slam dance in the pit.
The Republican party is not perfect, but if you put this party’s record of achievements on one side of a balance scale and the Democrat‘s record on the other, the Republican side would slam the table.
perfection. I have been waiting all my life to be with you. My heart slams against my ribs when I think of the slaughtered nights I spent all over the world waiting to feel your touch.
Always walk towards open doors. And if they slam shut in your face, kick that sucker in and keep going.
It’s unbelievable, it never gets too old. The biggest goal in my career is winning Grand Slams. I don’t have a great record in finals, but I’m getting closer to .500, which is nice.
Winning a Grand Slam was something I was chasing the first day I became a coach.
It’s a Grand Slam. Everyone is playing to win, playing for themselves at the best level. They’ve prepared their best.
People don’t understand this: if you want to have a really good shot at succeeding, there are doors you have to slam in people’s faces and say, ‘This is my priority, and you can’t depend on me to help you.’ I was never good at that.
On Death Valley, I fought this werewolf, and he was picking me up and slamming me down. They put padding down in the garbage so he could really slam me down. They’re flying around and I’m doing these jumping flying triangles pulling the guy down. It’s just fun.
When they [court announcers] say, ‘This is the world No. 2,’ it just doesn’t sound right to me because either I’m No. 1 or I’m a grand slam champion. I’m not world No. 2. I just don’t like the ring of it when I’m introduced on court because I’ve been up there for so, so long.
I would not have an event before the majors. I would build them up. It very rarely happens that a player plays the week before, wins the event, and then goes on to win the slam.
I have a band called M&O. We were working on our first album in 2011 or 2012. We were looking for people to collaborate with, and I met Chance through a Young Chicago Authors poetry slam.
No one wants a default, or to slam the door in the IMF‘s face.
It’s a joke how tough it is to win a Slam.
Winning the second grand slam, it was a bit different. I don’t have anything to prove anymore. I am at the top: number one.
My theory in the ’90s was that I didn’t want to take a Jane Austen book I loved and reduce it to a 90-minute movie. The Emma Thompson-Ang Lee ‘Sense and Sensibility‘ was beautiful, but other ones, I didn’t think justice was being done. It’s not a slam dunk to adapt these books.
Kyria Abrahams, former teen bride of a doomsday cult and seeker of salvation in slam poetry, tells the terribly funny story of her improbable life with candor, wit, and an unsparing eye for the perfect detail. Brilliant.
I got hooked up with the NBA Nation and the next thing I knew I was judging the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown. They needed somebody who can travel on the weekends and go up to eight different cities.
Long-term, I want to capture the WWE championship. I want to be a grand slam champion.
If you can’t slam with the best, then jam with the rest.
It doesn’t matter the way you’re playing, especially the beginning of a grand slam. It doesn’t change anything.
My brushwork is quite unsystematic. I slam the paint on in all sorts of ways and leave each result to take care of itself.
If the day ever comes when I am world No. 1, then great, but for me, the biggest dream was to win a slam, and I did it.
When I was young and I could dream a bit, I could see myself participating in the slam dunk contest. I’ve always wanted to experience that.
I was just starting out, trying to become a screenwriter, and I became the Austin slam champion three times. For a nerdy, kind of a socially awkward guy, that did wonders for my self esteem.
I love competing against the best players. I have a huge challenge, and that’s to win a U.S. Open and complete the Grand Slam. I enjoy that challenge. Every year it comes around, I get excited to try to conquer that opportunity. I love it.
Yeah, certainly you want to try to save your energy at a Grand Slam.
Almost every Grand Slam, I’m in second week, which is pretty positive for me.
Journalists like to give themselves credit for being on the hunt for ‘the truth.’ But if we embrace this undoubtedly noble but somewhat haughty interpretation of a calling, we inevitably become susceptible to slam dunk answers.
Fiddle-dee-dee. War, war, war. This war talk‘s spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream. Besides, there isn’t going to be any war. . . . If either of you boys says ‘war’ just once again, I’ll go in the house and slam the door.
I’m not the first player to have their home Grand Slam and not perform. There have been a few Australians and French players, you name it. It’s a tough thing. But it is one of those things. Would I rather have a Grand Slam in my country than not? I would.
I’m three legs toward completing the career Grand Slam at 25. So, I’m feeling pretty good right now.
The idea is to become a best-selling author first and then the rest of my books will be slam dunks.
How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.
We should think seriously before we slam doors, before we burn bridges, before we saw off the limb on which we find ourselves sitting.
I don’t care when people use the term ‘one-Slam wonder‘ with me.
When I was a kid, my favorite event was the Slam Dunk Contest.