Bruce Jenner, fully William Bruce Jenner

Bruce
Jenner, fully William Bruce Jenner
1949

U.S. Track and Field Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Socialite and Television Personality, known principally for winning the gold medal for decathlon in the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics, Transgender

Author Quotes

I didn't only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn't work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy.

If you're asking your kids to exercise, then you better do it, too. Practice what you preach.

The biggest problem with dyslexic kids is not the perceptual problem, it is their perception of themselves. That was my biggest problem.

I feel like I am getting an upgraded version of my dad.

If you're going to dedicate every second to winning the decathlon, what are you doing wasting your time in bed?

The truth is everybody does it from time to time. People dial telephone numbers and they get a wrong number only to find that they've read the last two digits backwards. Everybody does it, but dyslexics have this tendency to a higher degree.

I just want to have a free soul and a lot of great friends. I want to enjoy life. It's who I am. It's that simple.

In high school, you know how they have the ideal senior in the yearbook? I got ?best dancer.?

They're going to say I'm doing this for publicity, for a show. But what I'm doing is going to do some good. It's going to change the world.

I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win - if you don't, you won't.

In the next house, I'm going to build a glam room.

To me, the definition of focus is knowing exactly where you want to be today, next week, next month, next year, then never deviating from your plan. Once you can see, touch and feel your objective, all you have to do is pull back and put all your strength behind it, and you'll hit your target every time.

I spent twelve years training for a career that was over in a week. Joe Namath spent one week training for a career that lasted twelve years.

It caused more problems as a young kid, because the simple process of perceiving words on a piece of paper was hard for me. Many people think dyslexic people see things backwards. They don't see things backwards.

Waving the flag at the 1976 Olympics wasn't my idea. It was too much apple pie and ice cream. Not that I don't love my country, but I felt it was my victory up there, I put all the time into it.

Am I saying goodbye to something? I'm saying goodbye to people's perception of me and who I am.

I still have nightmares about taking tests.

It's about working when nobody's watching.

We put so much pressure on kids to excel in school at such a young age.

As of now, I have all the male parts.

I thought everybody else was doing much better than I was.

It's not that I'm trying to dress up as a woman, I've spent my whole life dressing as a man.

When the time comes for your brain to process the information, the second word comes up faster than the first one. So when it's in your head, all of a sudden, it comes out backwards and you think of the word backwards.

Be true to yourself, be your own person ? and be caring to others, as well.

I was a dyslexic kid.

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First Name
Bruce
Last Name
Jenner, fully William Bruce Jenner
Birth Date
1949
Bio

U.S. Track and Field Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Socialite and Television Personality, known principally for winning the gold medal for decathlon in the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics, Transgender