„Being the undisputed world champion is a relief. We instituted a unified chess title, I am the absolute world champion.“
Quotations by 60 Greatest Indians, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology http://resourcecentre.daiict.ac.in/eresources/iresources/quotations.html,
„I will defend my title as heavyweight champion of the world against all comers, none barred. By this I mean black, Mexican, Indian or any other nationality without regard to color, size or nativity. I propose to be the champion of the world, not the white or the Canadian or the American or any other limited degree of champion.“
Statement of (3 February 1906) after his win against Marvin Hart, as quoted in a profile of Jack Johnson, at Unforgivable Blackness at PBS (2005) http://www.pbs.org/unforgivableblackness/sparring/rise.html.
— Evander Holyfield American boxer 1962
" Holyfield wins and vows not to quit http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/holyfield-wins-and-vows-not-to-quit/2007/07/01/1183228946187.html"; after defeating Lou Savarese June 30, 2007.
„People knew about 110 years of chess history. Nowadays, nobody is able to tell you the name of the world champion of 2000.“
— Anatoly Karpov Russian chess player 1951
Interview on Chessbase 06.07.2005 http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=2495
— Helmut Schmidt Chancellor of West Germany 1974-1982 1918 - 2015
in "Because Germany has to change" DIE ZEIT 22/2003 22. Mai 2003 http://www.zeit.de/2003/22/01n____leit_schmidt_text
„I achieved something once again, I think we all want to put a mark on life. I dream, and my dreams always come true. I dreamed I was the heavyweight champion of the world. I am the heavyweight champion of the world.“
— Larry Holmes American boxer 1949
As quoted in "Sport: Larry Holmes: I Still Have It" by Tom Callahan in TIME (21 June 1982).
— Jonathan Safran Foer, kniha Everything Is Illuminated
Zdroj: Everything Is Illuminated
— James E. Talmage American Mormon leader 1862 - 1933
Zdroj: Jesus the Christ
„We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.“
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
"A Community of the Free" address at the The Foreign Policy Association NY, NY (23 June 1976); this is often paraphrased: We cannot be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war.
Kontext: Sometimes we try to justify this unsavory business on the cynical ground that by rationing out the means of violence we can somehow control the world’s violence. The fact is that we cannot have it both ways. Can we be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war?
— Lewis Morris (poet) Welsh poet in the English language 1833 - 1907
The Epic of Hades (1877), "Herakles".
— John Millington Synge, The Playboy of the Western World
The Playboy of the Western World (1907)
„We seemed to see our flag unfurled,
Our champion waiting in his place
For the last battle of the world,
The Armageddon of the race.“
— John Greenleaf Whittier American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery 1807 - 1892
Rantoul, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
„…in 2000, when I defeated Alexei Shirov at the World Chess Championship in Teheran to become the first Indian ever to win the title.“
— Viswanathan Anand Indian chess player 1969
Reimagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia’s Next Superpower
— Anatoly Karpov Russian chess player 1951
Interview in Chess Life in 2003 quoted on anatolykarpovchessschool http://www.anatolykarpovchessschool.org/home/karpovinterview.html
„What could be better than walking down any street in any city and knowing you're the heavyweight champion of the world?“
— Rocky Marciano American boxer 1923 - 1969
After knocking out Jersey Joe Walcott to capture the heavyweight crown, as quoted in "Remembering the Brockton Blockbuster", by Thomas Hauser, in The New York Sun (14 September 2005) http://www.nysun.com/article/19989?page_no=2
— Joe Buck American sportscaster 1969
Calling the last play of the 2004 World Series in Game 4. The Red Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinals for their first World Series title in 86 years.
„How could the USA champion individual freedom in the world generally while denying it to an important minority in its own country.“
— Dean Acheson Statesman and lawyer 1893 - 1971
Civil rights in the USA, 1863 - 1980 , 2001, Page 107.
„For inspiration I look to those great players who consistently found original ways to shock their opponents. None did this better than the eighth world champion, Mikhail Tal. The "Magician of Riga" rose to become champion in 1960 at age twenty-three and became famous for his aggressive, volatile play.“
— Garry Kasparov former chess world champion 1963
Part I, Chapter 5, Talent, p. 60-61
2000s, How Life Imitates Chess (2007)
„Bettinson lays out opinions on new weight classes and championship belts: "The question of uniformity of weight is most desirable" says Bettinson, "but there are other matters that also demand attention. So far weights are concerned, if a lad at 8st 8lb has proved himself best at that weight and is willing to dispute the premiership with any other boxer in the world, he is as much entitled to call himself champion of the world at 8st 8lb as is the equally unbeatable champion who is 2lb heavier. But yet we cannot afford to have too many classes for recognised world’s championship titles, and the eight divisions suggested by the ‘Sporting Life’ seem ample to meet all requirements. Let the weights be decided later, however.“
— Arthur Frederick Bettinson Manager and promoter of the National Sporting Club 1862 - 1926