You can't look at the competition and say you're going to do it better. You have to look at the competition and say you're going to do it differently.
The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that's wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us.
Before competition, I start to question things. I don't know why it happens, but you've got to control it so you don't get too far out of the race.
Ideas come mostly bottoms-up. They come when you have a free flow of ideas and you have people able to combine multiple ideas into one concept... And you've got to have competition, too. You've got to say, 'We're going to have 10 different ideas, nine of them are going to fail, and the one that does the best is going to move forward.'
In a competition of love we'll all share in the victory, no matter who comes first.
We never take this stuff for granted. The longer we're out here, too, in a lot of ways, the more we appreciate it, because we see so many great acts who're out here with us, and you realize how steep the competition really is. So, this win is even better 'cause it says people are still digging what we're doing. We're still keeping it fresh and people are into it.
Leon Eric Brooks III
Brooks & Dunn
Deep inside, I was hoping I'd win: The competition was tough, but I learned from other's mistakes.
The beauty of the World Cup is that while thirty-two countries get to cheer for their respective teams, the event also affirms a global pluralism - it is as much a festival of cultural multiplicity as it is a competition featuring some of the best athletes in the world.
What typically emerges from looking at kids, gifted and ordinary, is that, from the kids’ point of view, accomplishment, that is, the private sense of mastery, the hard thing suddenly made easy, counts for far more in their inner lives than does the achievement-the competition won, the reward secured.
It's always a thrill to wear the flag and ride for Canada in any competition, but especially the Olympics.
I am not in competition with anyone but myself. My goal is to improve myself continuously.
We are on pace this year to have a trade deficit that is larger than $800 billion. We have never faced that before, but we continue to put forward trade agreements like these that leave us naked to competition that is neither free nor fair.