Mario Gabriele Andretti
Born: 28 February 1940, Montona, Istria, Italy (now Motovun, Croatia)
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- Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs. permalink
- Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek. permalink
- Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that's their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it permalink
- Everything comes to those who wait — except a cat. permalink
- If everything's under control, you're going too slow. permalink
- If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. permalink
- Love what you do. Believe in your instincts. And you'd better be able to pick yourself up and brush yourself off every day. permalink
- Of course now that I am retired I see it from a totally different perspective, the bad days just don't look so bad to me, and I try to share that with Michael. permalink
- The first time I fired up a car, felt the engine shudder and the wheel come to life in my hands, I was hooked. It was a feeling I can't describe. I still get it every time I get into a race car. permalink
- When you are losing it can seem like there is a black cloud following you around, but like they say there is a silver lining in every cloud. permalink
- You feel for guys you know deserve it, that you know have the ability but will be considered less of a champion if they don't get it done. That's why the guy that wins it does somersaults. permalink
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