"Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore, to understand, to describe."
"Pitt will always be my school and I'm honored to be able to support the Blue and Gold."
"Having the chance to win a gold medal doesn't come around very often."
"A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture."
"Just because I have two world records, everyone assumes that means automatically it is two guaranteed gold medals, but it isn't like that, and anything can happen in a race."
"To win Olympic gold has been a dream for me for seven or eight years now, so it was amazing to actually achieve that."
"Not that I went into the Olympics with any doubt, but my holiday plans afterwards depended on how well I did - bronze, silver or gold."
"They usually say that after the Olympic Games, somebody's life changes forever, and a lot of times, it's the gold medalist. But I have a feeling that my life has changed forever."
"Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased."