If a person has no dreams, they no longer have any reason to live. Dreaming is necessary, although in the dream reality should be glimpsed. For me this is a principle of life.

— Ayrton Senna

The most memorable Ayrton Senna quotes that will activate your desire to change

If you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver.


I believe that we start to see our true personalities when we go through the most difficult moments. This is when we get stronger


Whoever you are, no matter what social position you have, rich or poor, always show great strength and determination, and always do everything with much love and deep faith in God. One day you will reach your goal.


As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.


If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear.


You commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise.

You give everything you have, everything, absolutely everything.


With regard to performance, commitment, effort, dedication, there is no middle ground. Or you do something very well or not at all.


I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.


I want to live fully, very intensely.

I would never want to live partially, suffering from illness or injury. If I ever happen to have an accident that eventually costs my life, I hope it happens in one instant.


You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race.

The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.


I am not designed to come second or third. I am designed to win.


Wealthy men can't live in an island that is encircled by poverty.

We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.


About Ayrton Senna

Quotes 63 sayings
Nationality Brazilian
Profession Racing driver
Birthday  March 21, 1960

The harder I push, the more I find within myself.

I am always looking for the next step, a different world to go into, areas where I have not been before. It's lonely driving a Grand Prix car, but very absorbing. I have experienced new sensations, and I want more. That is my excitement, my motivation.


And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously.

I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.


Winning is the most important. Everything is consequence of that.


Once you are in it you are in it, you have to go all the way to the end because you commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise. You give everything you have absolutely everything. Sometimes you find even more because you require more if you want to stay ahead and you want to win.


Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.


When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough.


I don't know driving in another way which isn't risky.

Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other's.


If you think I'm fast, just wait until you see my nephew Bruno.


Because in a split second, it's gone.


The danger sensation is exciting. The challenge is to find new dangers.


I believe if you are doing something like competing, like motor racing, you either do well or forget it.


Racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.


It was like I was in a tunnel. Not only the tunnel under the hotel but the whole circuit was a tunnel. I was just going and going, more and more and more and more. I was way over the limit but still able to find even more.


Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others.


I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It's a way of life for me.


Just because I believe in God, just because I have faith in God, it doesn't mean that I'm immune. It doesn't mean that I'm immortal.


By being a racing driver means you are racing with other people.

And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver because we are competing, we are competing to win.


It's important that the drivers stay together, because in difficult moments we have each other. If we are not together the financial and political interests of the organisers and constructors come to the fore.


Money is a strange business. People who haven't got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles.


Then suddenly something just kicked me.

I kind of woke up and realised that I was in a different atmosphere than you normally are. My immediate reaction was to back off, slow down.


I believe in the ability of focusing strongly in something, then you are able to extract even more out of it. It's been like this all my life, and it's been only a question of improving it, and learning more and more and there is almost no end. As you go through you just keep finding more and more. It's very interesting, it's fascinating.


You either commit yourself as a professional racing driver that's designed to win races or you come second or you come third or fifth and am not design to come third, fourth or fifth, I race to win.


Fear is exciting for me.


Of course there are moments that you wonder how long you should be doing it because there are other aspects which are not nice, of this lifestyle. But I just love winning.


I was already on pole, then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going. Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else, including my team mate with the same car.


The main thing is to be yourself. Many times its through a mistake that you learn. And the main thing is to make sure you learn through your mistakes and get better.


My biggest error? Something that is to happen yet.


There are no small accidents on this circuit.


Pure driving, pure racing, that´s what makes me happy.


You must take the compromise to win, or else nothing. That means: you race or you do not.


And suddenly I realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously.

I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.


These things bring you to reality as to how fragile you are;

at the same moment you are doing something that nobody else is able to do. The same moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile.


We are made of emotions, we are all looking for emotions, it's only a question of finding the way to experience them.


Sometimes I try to beat other people's achievements but on many occasions I find it's better to beat my own achievements. That can give me more satisfaction. I don't feel happy if I am comfortable. Something inside me pushes me when I get comfortable. It makes me go farther and I want to keep pushing.


The past is just data. I only see the future.


On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit.


[talking about the race at Imola circuit] There are no small accidents on this circuit.