Stanley Roger Smith is a former American tennis legend who was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987. He was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, the home of the Rose Bowl and the Rose Parade. He was considered the best tennis player in the world during the early 70s.
He was pretty much known for having the evenest temperament, no matter if he lost or won.
He was always seen on the court releasing a fleeting smile with a balanced and unemotional approach to competition that made him win a combined 1209 singles and doubles matches.
Smith always opted to be calm, composed and collected, and no external circumstances could ever affect him.
But for those who are not big tennis fans, stan smith is a pair of white Adidas tennis sneakers that are renamed after Stanley Roger Smith. He has been an inspiration to so many people across the globe and will remain one.
We have compiled a list of amazingly inspiring Stan Smith quotes and sayings for you.
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Best Stan Smith Quotes
When you walk on a court, clear your mind of everything unrelated to the goal of playing the match as well as you can-Stan Smith
Son, feelings are what women have. They come from their ovaries.-Stan Smith
In the real world there are many tones, from white at one extreme, through a large number of medium tones to black at the other extreme. To achieve a three-dimensional effect on a paper you need just three – white, black and medium grey.-Stan Smith
Laughter is infectious like smallpox or gay.-Stan Smith
If you have worked over all of your drawing, it should finish itself – often when you least expect it.-Stan Smith
Hey, all i was trying to do was keep my country and family safe-Stan Smith
Inspirational Stan Smith Quotes
Spaces between the forms, or the negative shapes, play just as great a role as the positives and they enable you to check the accuracy of your drawing. The positive makes the negatives and negatives make the positives-Stan Smith
God pays twice as much attention on christmas, like the media when a white kid goes missing-Stan Smith
Sweeping gestures from the shoulder allow you to make generous marks, well suited to large scale work. You don’t get anything simpler than this – i am sure it is the way the cavemen drew-Stan Smith
Study your subject through half – closed eyes before starting to draw – you will find that the lights and darks are exaggerated and easier to identify-Stan Smith
Line is so versatile – you can do a fine, tight, closely observed description or simply put a line around an idea – like a cartoonist-Stan Smith
Winning is great but it’s the l9ong road to get there that makes it worthwhile-Stan Smith
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it-Stan Smith
Popular Stan Smith Quotes & Sayings
A Lot of people now think I am a shoe. They didn’t even know I was a tennis player. The shoe has really taken on a life of its own, way beyond me-Stan Smith
I have learnt that strategy is not always obvious, and that you need to move with the times-Stan Smith
My first love was basketball-Stan Smith
I wanted to involved because of being a player, whether it was tennis or golf-Stan Smith
My life has been marked by good fortune. When i was 16, i had four goals: to be the number one player in America, to win wimbledon, to win the Davis cup with the United states, and to become the number one player in the world-Stan Smith
The Bottom Line
Stan smith was the most famous tennis player of his time and inspired the world’s most famous shoe brand ( Adidas) that went on making a Guinness world record by selling 22 million copies of Adidas Stan Smith sneakers.
Not only was he an exceptional tennis player but a great human being as well. He surely is an inspiration to millions of people around the world. Even after being rejected as a ballboy at the Davis cup for being too clumsy, nothing could stop him from making a big name for himself.
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