I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.
Two gold medals and two silver, I don't think is that bad... I think I still did a pretty good job.
When first presented with the jumble of the periodic table, I scanned for mercury and couldn't find it. It is there - between gold, which is also dense and soft, and thallium, which is also poisonous. But the symbol for mercury, Hg, consists of two letters that don't even appear in its name.
The true wealth of a nation consists not in the stored- up gold but in the intellectual and physical strength of its people.
C. V. Raman
What you need is one black dress I call Plan B. It doesn't have to be fabulous, it just looks good, covers up the problems and is neutral enough for dinner, business, a date, a funeral. You don't overwear it, you don't overwash it, because the Plan B is - gold.
Breaking the world record in '92 was a very special personal moment, but I'd say my favorite moment as a decathlete was winning the Olympic gold medal. It was a lot of years of work, and when I won it, it was more a sense of relief than jubilation or exaltation.
Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore, to understand, to describe.
A. B. Yehoshua
To win a gold medal at Olympic Games has long been my dream ever since I started my career as a table tennis player.
To win Olympic gold has been a dream for me for seven or eight years now, so it was amazing to actually achieve that.
The Metropolitan Opera, of course, is the gold standard in opera. The Met experience includes the huge stage, the vast audience, the elaborate sets. Anyone who saw 'Faust' there - I did - knows exactly what hell is like, complete with fire, smoke and terror.
I think the mental victory is worth it as much as a gold medal.
Cameron van der Burgh
Working with Tyler Perry has been a wonderful experience. Everything he touches turns to gold, it seems like.