Battle of the Sexes – Quotes
We want to make this the most prestigious tournament ever!
Billie Jean King: And...paying the women less than ever makes it more prestigious??
Gladys: Are we really gonna do this?
Billie Jean King: Sure we are.
Gladys: How are we going to do this?
Billie Jean King: No idea.
Billie Jean King: If you have nothing to offer us, I have a contract to sign.
Billie Jean King: I’m married.
Marilyn: That’s OK. I’ve got a boyfriend, sort of.
Bobby Riggs: You’re still a feminist, right?
Billie Jean King: No, I’m a tennis player that happens to be a woman.
Billie Jean King: Whatever I may feel, I can’t act on it.
Bobby Riggs: You folks aren’t here because you’re a gambler; you’re here because you’re terrible gamblers.
Bobby Riggs: Life is a gamble!
Bobby Riggs: These folks don’t need to stop gambling, they just need to get better at it.
Larry King: I’m not the competition. I’m just her husband and you’re just the sideshow and if you get between her and the game, you’ll be gone.
Ted: Best be careful. The world isn’t always a forgiving place.
Billie Jean King: I think everyone cares what I do. I’m gonna let them all down.
Billie Jean King: I’m going to be the best, that way I can really change things. That way I can have a voice.
Bobby Riggs: Sauna suit – killing me but every time I breathe I lose a pound.
Jack Kramer: The thing about women is they find it hard to consistently handle the pressure. Some would say they’re not built for it.
Billie Jean King: Of course it’s big! The one thing that man knows how to do is hustle.
Announcer: It’s not that women can’t play tennis; it’s that they can’t handle the pressure. Maybe this will put an end to women asking for the same pay.
Announcer: A rather easy triumph over motherhood and woman kind.
Billie Jean King: You’re a good man, Larry.
Larry King: You’re a good woman.
Billie Jean King: I wish that were true.
Larry King: Just focus on the match. Everything else can wait.
Bobby Riggs: I’m going to be on the cover of Time magazine. Won Wimbledon three times, never got on the cover of Time.
Billie Jean King to Jack Kramer: With Bobby it’s all show, but with you, it’s real. It’s when we dare to want a little bit more, just a little bit of what you have, that’s what you can’t stand.
Billie Jean King: Is your father better than your mother just because he’s a man? Because that’s what you’re saying.
Bobby Riggs: I underestimated you.
Billie Jean King: I’m not sure I’m ready for all of this.
Ted: I think you’re more ready than you know.
Ted: Someday we will be free to be who we are and love who we love.
Ted: Times change. You should know. You just changed them.