Quotes for This Week

Jul 22, 2021, Maria Taylor, a Black female analyst with ESPN, in a statement indicating that she will not be returning to work for the iconic sports network and after being involved in a controversy with fellow ESPN analyst, Rachel Nichols, stated:

“So thankful to Jimmy and all of my great teammates and friends at the SEC Network, College GameDay, Women’s and Men’s college basketball, and the NBA Countdown family — the people who believed in me, encouraged me, pushed me, and lifted me up…Words are inadequate to express my boundless appreciation, and I hope to make them proud”

Jul 21, 2021,  Mayar Sherif, Egyptian tennis player, heading to the play in the Tokyo Olympics, in an interview with reporters from BBC South Africa, speaking about her feelings about representing her country in the games, stated:

“I will be very nervous just being there, having the name of my country on my shirt, and I will play so much with my heart…Obviously, it’s one of the biggest goals this year, one of the highlights of the season. If I can get a medal, then that would be an incredible achievement…This is a huge thing for Egypt. I will give the best image of myself on court, and I can’t wait because when I play with this version of me, I do best. I enjoy myself on the court”

Jul 19, 2012, Brain May, lead guitarist of the legendary rock band Queens, musician and songwriter, in an interview with the Sunday Times,  said:

“When I’m gone, people will no doubt remember me for Queen, but I would much rather be remembered for attempting to change the way we treat our fellow creatures”

Jul 19, 2021, Jeff Besos , former President of Amazon.com, in an interview with CBS News, while discussing his upcoming trip in his company’s  New Shepard spacecraft to the edge of space, said:

“I’m excited. People keep asking me if I’m nervous. I’m not really nervous, I’m curious. I want to know what we’re going to learn”