I discovered I didnt feel worth a damn, and certainly not worthy of love, unless I was accomplishing something. I suddenly realized I have never felt I could be loved just for being. - Oprah Winfrey, talk-show host, Good Housekeeping, September, 1991, p. 63
My drive in life is from this horrible fear of being mediocre. thats always been pushing me, pushing me. Because even though Ive become somebody, I still have to prove that Im SOMEBODY. My struggle has never ended, and it probably never will. - Madonna, Quoted from Vogue, in What Jesus Would Say, by Lee Strobel
I had no idea who I was, or what I could be away from tennis,” says Chris Evert, recalling the final years of her career. “I was depressed and afraid because so much of my life had been defined by my being a tennis champion. I was completely lost. Winning made me feel like I was somebody. It made me feel pretty. It was like being hooked on a drug. I needed the wins, the applause, in order to have an identity. - Chris Evert, retired tennis star, Good Housekeeping, October 1990, pp. 87-88.
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