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Gabrielle Reece Quotes
Gabrielle Reece Quotes
"After 13 hours I had an epidural, and at 18 hours I had to have a C-section because her heart rate was going up and down." "At the start of this journey I needed a goal. That is who I am, how I live. So the goal was to be competitive on the LPGA Tour, and that's still the goal." "Baywatch boobs would probably throw off my game. But sometimes they look like fun." "Be sure to write what a high-stress environment a Nike shoot is." "Can't you get that airbrush going, give me more up here, Dolly Parton style?" "Did golf lead to the demise of my marriage? It might have. I got so selfish. Serious tunnel vision." "Even if I'm a bust, I have to finish the journey." "For a woman athlete, it's tricky. A male athlete can just slam-dunk above the rim and he's a hero. If you're a woman, you've got to do the sexy thing and the nice thing. It's reality." "God, what a dork I am!" "I am a babe for a living." "I didn't get into this to pick up a new hobby. I don't want to just be a golfer. I want to be the best." "I didn't want to be five foot three or less forceful." "I don't have a life, I really don't. I'm as close to a nun as you can be without the little hat. I'm a golf nun." "I don't want to be famous famous. I'm happy on the second tier, where I have autonomy on a professional level but I can still go out to the movies without being recognized." "I gotta keep my mom out of this. She left me for five years. We have a tumultuous relationship, as you can imagine." "I guess I crave stability." "I had a very kind anesthesiologist from Argentina who told me that it is very civilized to have a C-section." "I had no idea what I was doing. I played for half a season with the Women's Professional Volleyball Association Tour and got my butt kicked." "I have to believe in the process. It has become like a religion. It is part of my everyday life." "I hope I just show women that it's OK to inhabit your own body. I'm not a rah-rah feminist. But it's important to me that people see you can be an athlete and be strong-and also be a girl." "I knew about magazine covers right away. You're here, then you're gone in four weeks. I could never let my existence rely on that." "I knew beforehand that my delivery might be hard: The baby wasn't dropping, and even though I'm a big girl, I am narrow inside." "I love owning a house, especially when my friends come and stay. It's like, Hotel Gab. Even if I'm not here, I like knowing someone is." "I never once felt golf was more important than Laird or my marriage. I just didn't do a great job of balancing so many different things - strong personalities, busy schedules, hectic careers, living in two places." "I thought I would graduate from high school and work in a gift shop." "I used to think that I should just cash in on the modeling, do it as long as I could, get some financial security. But volleyball is my passion. It's what makes me go." "I want to keep from falling into the big athlete's rut." "I want to play until the end." "I was a kid for whom nothing and no one was more important than my survival." "I'm a natural. That's why I make the big bucks." "I'm not just a model who plays volleyball, or a volleyball player who supports herself modeling. I'm a female athlete personality." "I'm not really modeling much anymore. I did a recent cover of Elle because it's in my contract as their fitness editor. They have to put me on once a year." "I'm on the verge of a full-blown golf meltdown." "I'm very open-minded." "I've gotten used to it-men behaving this way around me. I use it. I like to turn the mirror around on them, harass them a little." "I've never quit at anything in my life." "If people only knew the truth." "In Brazil, the women schedule appointments for their nails, hair and even their babies." "In some weird way, having a C-section was a blessing for me. It was actually nice to have a reason to chill and just be with her. I had a night nurse and a live-in, but I let everyone go after the first night." "It takes so much effort to maintain the intensity, but isn't it like that with anything that is worthwhile?" "It was good for me to think about other things besides my career. I also tried not to rush through it, as I may never be in that place again." "It's not like I was all-wise, but I understood from the start that my looks were very specific. Everyone said, My God! You're so tall!" "My body is a vehicle for the mechanics of my sport." "My greatest strength in all of this, besides my discipline, is my curiosity." "My husband likes to eat steak for breakfast, and the smell of red meat was nauseating." "Once I got past my anger toward my mother, I began to excel in volleyball and modeling." "People are already pissed off at me because I'm athletic and beautiful; to be smart in addition to that... it's like, too much." "Stay calm and aggressive." "The thing I don't like about this fear of being big is that it feeds into this general female thing of wanting to less powerful, less assertive, less demanding, less opinionated, less present, less big." "The timing of golf only added to an already difficult juggling act." "They call you, and you get to come down and take some steamy photograph. My question is, what happened to the 50 most beautiful people the year before? Do they only get to be beautiful for a year, or what?" "This is probably going to be more excitement than you guys can bear!" "This other stuff, it's fun, but it's nothing." "Volleyball anchored me at a time in my life when I needed it. It gave me a reason for being this big, big girl." "Why not go to the highest point of excellence?" "You know the stripe that goes around the toe? My idea. Makes your foot look smaller, and believe me, girls like me need all the help we can get." "You slam the bottom and either walk away or suck it up and get through it." "Once I got past my anger toward my mother, I began to excel in volleyball and modelling."