"I don’t think about the past too much, only if it’s going to help me today. The danger of thinking about the past all the time is that you live in the past. A lot of athletes do that. They remember when they were number one. That’s all they talk about to their friends. How boring. You don’t want to hear about somebody who was champion in 1958. They don’t live in 1958, they live in 1981. I get burned out a lot, sure. I take a rest and then get charged up again. I want to shape the todays and tomorrows."
– Billie Jean King, from 'Particular Passions: Talks with Women Who Shaped Our Times', by Lynn Gilbert.
The oral biography of Billie Jean King, who created opportunities for women on the tennis court and in the workplace, and who continues today to champion social change and equality around the world.