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    Women are always told, 'You're not going to make it, its too difficult, you can't do that, don't enter this competition, you'll never win it,' - they need confidence in themselves and people around them to help them to get on.
    — Zaha Hadid
    Of course there is a lot of fluidity now between art, architecture and fashion - a lot more cross-pollination in the disciplines, but this isn't about competition, it's about collaboration and what these practices and processes can contribute to one another.
    — Zaha Hadid
    I never go easy on kids when I play board games. The sooner they learn what the consequence of entering a competition is, the better. If they win, I punch them in the face like any adult.
    — Zach Braff
    The waiter just flashed me something that said, "Chew bubblegum." Every morning, when I was about to go to the Oprah competition, my friend used to say this line in a video game to me: "It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum." There's a strict policy that you can't encourage anyone on a reality show, that would give them an edge.
    — Zach Anner
    The company that creates one global social graph will be very important going forward. It will be Facebook, with maybe 2-3 local social networks able to sustain competition long term.
    — Yuri Milner
    The Olympics is the biggest competition for all athletes and an unforgettable event.
    — Yuna
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    I like to be just an athlete, but if I go to competition and compete, I love to be a star, maybe.
    — Yuna
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    DJs are in incredible competition, musically. And they are the most musically creative and sensitive people in all the music charts. I am amazed how they are.
    — Yoko Ono
    Friendship first, competition second.
    — Yao Ming
    Whenever you face a man who's playing your instrument, there's a competition.
    — Wynton Marsalis
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    Competition for the sake not of destroying one another, but for the sake of bettering and improving both competitors as a result of the competition.
    — Woodie Flowers
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    Politics means competition, especially in senior positions. If you don't know that, you're not especially suited to politics.
    — Wolfgang Schauble
    Climbing does not mean just competition and performance. It has other qualities that are important: going on trips, meeting people, seeing other cultures.
    — Wolfgang Gullich
    I view it as a real competition. We're in a business where, you know what, there's no babies here. You go out, win the job and take it. I've been told by management, for the most part, that we're going to play the best people. Obviously, you've got to consider stuff like contracts - that's a reality of the game. But still, when it gets down to it, we're going to try and pick the guy that deserves to win the job.
    — Willie Randolph
    Many writers are paralyzed by the thought that they are competing with everybody else who is trying to write and presumably doing it better.... Forget the competition and go at your own pace. Your only contest is with yourself.
    — William Zinsser
    When blessed with wealth, let them withdraw from the competition of vanity and be modest, retiring from ostentation, and not be the slaves of fashion.
    — William Wilberforce
    I don't Twitter. I can't even remember my password name. I have problems with electronics, so what I've done is hire a young man out of college, whose very fingers are the extension of computer keys, and he Twitters. He does the mechanics, but I very carefully modulate what is said and have used Twitter to publicize stuff, have conversations and instigate competition.
    — William Shatner
    The fact of the matter is that I've enjoyed the competition in life and the business of life; I've enjoyed all that goes with it.
    — William Schreyer
    Personally, I do not see in Canada it would be a feasible thing if any Ministry organized taking over both the Health and the Disease of the entire community... even in the most favourable circumstances... there would be that absence of competition and that sense of independence... I do not believe it would be good for the profession or good for the Public.
    — William Osler
    So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die.
    — William Morris
    Without competition we would be clinging to the clumsy antiquated processes of farming and manufacture and the methods of business of long ago, and the twentieth would be no further advanced than the eighteenth century.
    — William McKinley
    Communications and commerce are global; investment is mobile; technology is almost magical; and ambition for a better life is now universal. We earn our livelihood in peaceful competition with people all across the earth. Profound and powerful forces are shaking and remaking our world, and the urgent question of our time is whether we can make change our friend and not our enemy.
    — William J. Clinton
    Labour have been listening for too long to the so-called experts who think that competition is a dirty word and that communicating facts to our children is elitist.
    — William Hague
    I have found over the years that American soldiers and airmen thrive on competition.
    — William H. Tunner
    There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing.
    — William Glasser
    Life is not a competition with others. In its truest sense it is a rivalry with ourselves. We should each day seek to break the record of our yesterday. We should seek each day to live stronger, better, truer lives; each day to master some weakness of yesterday; each day to repair past follies; each day to surpass...ourselves. And this is but progress.
    — William George Jordan
    The subconscious mind is probably the most important factor in being a good golfer. It keeps distractions on the course from ruining a good round. You should practice, develop your swing, and do most of your thinking on the practice tee so that when you play in competition, you can hit the ball automatically.
    — Wiffy Cox
    Sure, but competition is good for the user.
    — Wietse Venema
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    I used to do puppet theatre and also mime and musical theatre in Florida for competitions and festivals, which was great. I was very much involved in theatre when I was in college.
    — Wesley Snipes
    Everyone faces challenges from the fierce competition as well as the manipulative crooks that are rampant throughout the music business.
    — Wendy Starland
    Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.
    — Wendell Berry
    We're looking for something where we can make something happen: an industry where the competition is asleep, hasn't taken advantage. It's going to be hard to find another Blockbuster, but that doesn't mean you can't have three good companies growing. The point is, we're going to be busy.
    — Wayne Huizenga
    Our philosophy has been to be fiscally conservative, so we can be operationally aggressive. We're not using borrowed money to grow. So we'll put up a store just to get there before the competition. If it doesn't work, we'll close it and lose a little equity. It won't kill us.
    — Wayne Huizenga
    Love is co-operation rather than competition.
    — Wayne Dyer
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    When you move into a spiritual approach to life you begin to see yourself as connected to everyone and everything, and competition is replaced by something called cooperation.
    — Wayne Dyer
    What do warriors do? They are in competition with everyone else. They measure their success and their value on the basis of who they are better than, how much they get, and so on. So, this is the time in your adult life when your primary emphasis is on goal setting, on getting someplace else, and on defeating other people.
    — Wayne Dyer
    In earlier years, a lesser effort produced literally dozens of comparable opportunities. It is difficult to be objective about the causes for such diminution of one's own productivity. Three factors that seem apparent are: (1) a somewhat changed market environment; (2) our increased size; and (3) substantially more competition.
    — Warren Buffett
    When you think of all the conflicts we have - whether those conflicts are local, whether they are regional or global - these conflicts are often over the management, the distribution of resources. If these resources are very valuable, if these resources are scarce, if these resources are degraded, there is going to be competition.
    — Wangari Maathai
    The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
    — Walter Wriston
    Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.
    — Walter Savage Landor
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