Athlete quotes

#70468 Felix Baumgartner

If the Wright brothers hadn't put their lives on the line, we would not be flying around the world these days. So we need pioneers. .

Felix Baumgartner Quotes about world
#70469 Felix Baumgartner

Let me tell you - when I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble. You don't think about breaking records anymore, you don't think about gaining scientific data - the only thing that you want is to come back alive. .

Felix Baumgartner Quotes about world
#70470 Felix Baumgartner

Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are. .

Felix Baumgartner Quotes about time
#70897 Bob Beamon

Whatever you do, don't do it halfway. .

Bob Beamon Quotes about hate
#70898 Bob Beamon

I think track is still one of the most exciting participant sports, but we haven't been able to capitalize on that excitement through television and the print media. .

Bob Beamon Quotes about art
#70899 Bob Beamon

I had to get beat to understand how to win. .

Bob Beamon Quotes about win
#80286 Usain Bolt

I've learned over the years that if you start thinking about the race, it stresses you out a little bit. I just try to relax and think about video games, what I'm gonna do after the race, what I'm gonna do just to chill. Stuff like that to relax a little before the race. .

Usain Bolt Quotes about art
#80287 Usain Bolt

There are better starters than me but I'm a strong finisher. .

Usain Bolt Quotes about art
#80288 Usain Bolt

A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time. .

Usain Bolt Quotes about time
#106162 Sebastian Coe

Inspirational leaders need to have a winning mentality in order to inspire respect. It is hard to trust in the leadership of someone who is half-hearted about their purpose, or only sporadic in focus or enthusiasm. .

Sebastian Coe Quotes about art
#106163 Sebastian Coe

Nobody ever becomes an expert parent. But I think good parenting is about consistency. It's about being there at big moments, but it's also just the consistency of decision making. And it's routine. .

Sebastian Coe Quotes about men
#106164 Sebastian Coe

There may be problems we still need to tease out, but we will leave no stone unturned in our bid to make London the host city. .

Sebastian Coe Quotes about problems
#131881 Jonathan Edwards

Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. .

Jonathan Edwards Quotes about live
#131882 Jonathan Edwards

The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh. .

Jonathan Edwards Quotes about travel
#131883 Jonathan Edwards

Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected. .

Jonathan Edwards Quotes about grace
#144982 Terry Fox

I bet some of you feel sorry for me. Well don't. Having an artificial leg has its advantages. I've broken my right knee many times and it doesn't hurt a bit. .

Terry Fox Quotes about time
#144983 Terry Fox

Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me. .

Terry Fox Quotes about need
#144984 Terry Fox

It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I'm finished I'm not going to be on the front page, but I'm going to be just as happy without the publicity. .

Terry Fox Quotes about people
#146128 Cathy Freeman

When I'm in a bad mood, I don't listen. .

Cathy Freeman Quotes about bad
#146129 Cathy Freeman

You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable. .

Cathy Freeman Quotes about stars
#146130 Cathy Freeman

Peace, unity and harmony! .

Cathy Freeman Quotes about unity
#151475 Tyson Gay

I've really learned over the years how to control my adrenaline and let it all out when they shoot the gun versus letting the crowd and the lights and the camera get to me. .

Tyson Gay Quotes about light
#151476 Tyson Gay

I played football in high school, I played baseball when I was younger, things like that, but I think it was the passion I had for track where you want to do an individual sport and be the best, I think - there's nothing that can replace that. .

Tyson Gay Quotes about passion
#151477 Tyson Gay

I want to run with the best, that's how I've always lived. .

Tyson Gay Quotes about live
#151641 Haile Gebrselassie

Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there. .

Haile Gebrselassie Quotes about work
#151642 Haile Gebrselassie

You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three. Sport teaches you that. .

Haile Gebrselassie Quotes about work
#151643 Haile Gebrselassie

When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time. .

Haile Gebrselassie Quotes about time
#160771 Maurice Greene

It is only those who believe in their ability who shine when it matters. .

Maurice Greene Quotes about believe
#160772 Maurice Greene

If you do not train hard you will never fulfill your potential. .

Maurice Greene Quotes about you
#160773 Maurice Greene

You'd like more people to recognise what you do is special. But I take the attitude that the best thing I can do for my sport is to be the best at it. The best way people will come to recognise that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it. Which is what I intend to do. .

Maurice Greene Quotes about people
#193715 Michael Johnson

The mind is absolutely instrumental in achieving results, even for athletes. Sports psychology is a very small part, but its extremely important when youre winning and losing races by hundredths and even thousandths of a second. .

Michael Johnson Quotes about art
#195549 Carl Lewis

The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that youre going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positively for the rest of your life. .

Carl Lewis Quotes about life
#197867 Edwin Moses

My concentration level blocks out everything. Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet. .

Edwin Moses Quotes about rain
#198506 Paavo Nurmi

Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. .

Paavo Nurmi Quotes about mind
#198541 Jesse Owens

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. .

Jesse Owens Quotes about dreams
#198683 Al Oerter

To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know of reaching a true introspective state. If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors. .

Al Oerter Quotes about true
#199591 Oscar Pistorius

Id like to show people that if you put the hard work in and you believe in yourself, then you can do whatever you want to. .

Oscar Pistorius Quotes about people
#199763 Asafa Powell

I should just stay composed and run to the finish line. .

Asafa Powell
#200992 Wilma Rudolph

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. .

Wilma Rudolph Quotes about sun
#203663 Jim Thorpe

I give em the hip, then I take it away. .

Jim Thorpe
#204299 Blanka Vlasic

Sometimes your disappointments make you a stronger person for the future. .

Blanka Vlasic Quotes about time

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