Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times

Billie Jean King - On Perfection

Billie Jean KingLynn GilbertComment

"Perfection is something you never reach, although you keep trying. Always. It’s being in perfect balance. If you’re planning a topspin backhand, that’s exactly what you produce. That doesn’t happen very often. Even if you hit it almost perfectly, you think, Maybe I could have hit it just a little closer to the line, a little bit harder or softer. You just keep extending yourself. It’s fun to see if you can do it."

– Billie Jean King, from 'Particular Passions: Talks With Women Who Shaped Our Times' by Lynn Gilbert.

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