Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.— Carl Lewis
The most killer Carl Lewis quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
My best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.
Channel your energy. Focus.
It's all about the journey, not the outcome.
My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple.
I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win... channel your energy. Focus.
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I've found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.
Every New Year's Eve, I have a pact to do something I never thought I'd do.
So I created this list. You have to free your mind to do things you wouldn't think of doing. Don't ever say no.
I know there are a lot of people out there who have the best intentions but not the voice, so it's about people like me to give them a voice and hear their ideas.
I want to be a millionaire, and I don't ever want a real job.
There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.
I'm not running for state Senate because I wanted to become a politician.
I'm running because I wanted to serve.
I wouldn't be surprised if one day Carl's halo slipped and choked him.
My life isn't interesting! It's my mom.
You need to write her life and put me in it. I'm a cameo in her life.
By carrying the torch, you will be bridging cultural and social barriers, and all the boundaries that separate nation from nation.
After I left the podium in Atlanta, I felt so fulfilled in my career that I lost my desire to compete at that level again.
Track and field is the best way to reach out for kids.
It doesn't matter how fast you are. You always want to beat someone.
I never competed against athletes. I competed against perfection.
If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.
Most people want to become movie stars and I just want to be in the business.
I already was a star. If I get the part of a lifetime and it blows up, then that's wonderful. But if the acting doesn't work, fine. I'll just be a producer. And if the producing doesn't work, fine. I've got a lot of other stuff.
If you go by other people's opinions or predictions, you'll just end up talking yourself out of something. If you're running down the track of life thinking that it's impossible to break life's records, those thoughts have a funny way of sinking into your feet.
Life is about timing.
I enjoy my life, I love track, I'm set for life financially.
Countries like Jamaica do not have a random program, so they can go months without being tested. I'm not saying anyone is on anything, but everyone needs to be on a level playing field.
Amateurism is the strongest form of discrimination in sports.
Because it discriminates against the underprivileged, it discriminates against the poor. If we want sports to go back to the wealthy, let's make it amateur again.
I like the pressure of having to perform so people will come to me.
For years, people have looked at Beamon's record as unattainable.
I don't accept that. I believe the Lord has given me a talent. I know the record is inside me and I will attain it.
Our message of the day is service does not need a title.
I don't feel I'm qualified to be a coach outside the high school level.
I think I would need to do more education to really be a good coach.
I found the emotion that as an athlete you block out, and it really helped me to understand myself as a person. I'm a really emotional person and it helped make me a better person.
To this day, most people think of me as the fastest human.
They don't really think me as a long jumper, although that's the event I had more success in.
Whether I'm 40, 50 or 60, I'm going to be as physically strong as I am able.
Any press is good press. So keep on ragging me.
I don't intend to stay around any longer than I feel I can be No. 1.
My best performances were when I was 30 years old, and I was a vegan.
I'm a fast learner. I may not run as fast as I used to, but I think I still learn as fast.
People have always thought of me as being something, but I'm just a human being like everyone else.
I want to be remembered as a person who felt there was no limitation to what the human body and mind can do and be the inspiration to lead people to do things they never hoped to do.
I always separated sports and my personal life.
I'm not supposed to be able to speak clearly, and decipher what's going on in the media. I'm supposed to be the typical amateur who's 22 and scared to death and can't believe he won the Olympics.
I always wanted to be wealthy. I did.
I'm not a coach and I know it. I'm too busy and it doesn't pay. I'm expensive. But I would always advise.
An athlete and actor are really two different temperaments, night and day.
As an athlete you really keep things out and as an actor you really bring things in.
When I run - you can see my record - I run to win.
Some Americans just shouldnt leave the country.
I have no intention of lingering through a season, just to have a chance to be an alternate on a relay. I don't want that.