Yannick Noah Quotes

I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.

I have always considered tennis as a combat in an arena between two gladiators who have their racquets and their courage as their weapons.

We have a saying in France. A dog doesn’t make a cat.

The important thing is staying together if you want to do something special.

After a desperate fight, to know to congratulate your opponent, if he has beaten you, to shake his hand and go for a drink with him, in my eyes these things are particularly important.

People judged my work without to have listened to it.

Being in the stands is very difficult. I was never playing but I am nervous watching, waiting.

When one sings, one does not speak about the problems of the every day. One speaks about the things which inspire us, which helped us.

I did not support any more New York. I lived 10 years there, and after September 11, I felt very European. I did not share the opinion of people in the street, who were deeply influenced by what they heard in the media.

To take part in this brothel through the payment of my taxes, that had become to me unbearable.

Downtown, one has less time. But there are in Europe much people who have the faith, in South America, too.

At one time, I was persuaded to want to make music, and people answered me that that was not possible.

In the villages in Europe, there are still healers who tell stories.

Arthur Ashe had been the first black athlete to play Johannesburg at the time of apartheid.

I felt the weight of the past at the beginning of my career of singer.

I always traveled. I left Cameroon when I was 11 years old. I lived in the USA, in Switzerland.

You arrive at a village, and in this calm environment, one starts to hear echo.

It made me hungry. I feel like I’m in a program that really helped me individually as a player. I feel like I’m with a group of guys that are like my best friends.

In black Africa, one does not strike, one does not express, one walks right.