Billie Jean King is one of the all-time tennis greats; she's one of the superstars. She's ready for the big one, but she doesn't stand a chance against me. Women's tennis is so far beneath men's tennis; that's what makes the contest with a 55-year-old man the greatest contest of all time.
If you're betting all the time, everything is just another bet. You don't even think about the money after you've made the arrangements. You're used to it.
Billie Jean just caught me on a bad day.
The best way to handle women is to keep them pregnant and barefoot.
I said a lot of things about which I was wrong. Now I have to sit back and take what's coming, and I will. I still like women in the bedrooms and kitchens in that order, but some of them can do other things.
The second-worst thing in the world is betting on a golf game and losing. The worst is not betting at all.
If I can't play for big money, I play for a little money. And if I can't play for a little money, I stay in bed that day.
My biggest problem is overconfidence.
I know beating a woman isn't like winning seven gold medals. But how many old guys are there in the world? You think they can relate to Mark Spitz? They relate to me, Bobby Riggs.
I'm out to prove that a guy 55 years old, with one foot in the grave, can play with the best woman in the world and maybe beat her. It'll be a big boost for men's superiority.
Billie and I did wonders for women's tennis. They owe me a piece of their checks.
I've played this game from 12-under to the over-70s. So when they say tennis is a game from the cradle to the grave, you truly have it right.
I'm a woman specialist now. I'm going around the world to challenge all the woman champions. England, France, Czechoslovakia, everywhere.
The proudest thing I have ever done was to win the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles at Wimbledon.
Women who can, do. Those who can't become feminists.
Ali reversed the decision in a second fight with Joe Frazier. That's what would happen if I played Billie Jean again.
An old ham like me needs to be on stage.
I'm like a fire hose when the alarm goes off in a battle against a woman. Don't ever count me out.
I never quit hustling.
Evel Knievel bet me $25,000 I couldn't ride a motorcycle 650 miles from Las Vegas to Twin Falls, Idaho.