Quotation by Billie Jean King

I've never cared that much for cementing my place in history. Sports is so transitory, so ephemeral. It just seems like so much nonsense comparing me to Helen Wills Moody or Suzanne Lenglen or anybody else from some other time. One lesson you learn from sports is that life goes on without you.
Billie Jean King (b. 1943), U.S. tennis player. Billie Jean, ch. 2 (1982).

Moody (b. 1905) was a champion tennis player in the 1920s and 30s, Lenglen (1899- 1938) in the 1920s.
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