Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Quote Machine

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Quote Machine

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Five-time Olympic team member Carl Lewis, on prospects of competing in the 2000 Olympics:

"I can guarantee you I'll be running in Sydney - running my mouth, that is."

Bob Kersee, Olympic coach and husband-coach of Jackie Joyner-Kersee, on being played by Louis Gossett Jr. in the Showtime movie, "Run The Dream: The Gail Devers Story:"

"He said, `I want to play you in the story,' and I said, `That's funny,' because I actually play him on the track. He has a movie, `Officer and a Gentleman,' . . . and I kind of coach my athletes like he played that officer. He has a line, `Don't eyeball me,' and Gail does that a lot to me. When she gets upset, she says, `Don't you be eyeballing me.' "

Olympic trials pole vault winner Lawrence Johnson, on how he became interested in the event:

"The closest thing I can compare it to is being a kid and imagining what it's like to fly, like Superman or Peter Pan. …

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