Martina Navratilova Quotes

In the 1980s, it was nasty or even dangerous to come out, but not now. Yet they’re still hiding… It’s 2022 for God’s sake.

I’ve always tried to do the right thing rather than the popular thing.

You can’t live in the past, there’s nothing you can do about it.

In Czechoslovakia there is no such thing as freedom of the press. In the United States there is no such thing as freedom from the press.

For 10 years I was pretty low-key (about sexuality) for a lot of reasons. One of them was to not upset my sponsors or potential sponsors, until I said, ‘Fuck this. Screw it. I’ve been lying low and nothing’s happened and I’m just going to do what I feel instead of what they want me […]

Just by being out you’re doing your part. It’s like recycling. You’re doing your part for the environment if you recycle; you’re doing your part for the gay movement if you’re out.

The Gay Men’s Chorus in New York… did this little parody called… The Life and Loves of Martina and they have various people playing Rita Mae Brown and Judy Nelson and I don’t know who else. It was sort of a tongue-in-cheek tribute to me. A one-time thing. Now they’re supposedly going to do a […]

Do you know the difference between involvement and commitment? Think of ham and eggs. The chicken is involved. The pig is committed.

Being blunt with your feelings is very American. In this big country, I can be as brash as New York, as hedonistic as Los Angeles, as sensuous as San Francisco, as brainy as Boston, as proper as Philadelphia, as brawny as Chicago, as warm as Palm Springs, as friendly as my adopted home town of […]