Don't put a limit on anything. The more you dream the farther you get.— Michael Phelps
The most unbelievable Michael Phelps quotes that will inspire your inner self
The more you dream the more you achieve.
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work... THERE ARE NO LIMITS.
So many people along the way,whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can't be done. But it all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there no limits.
You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.
You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.
Swimming is more than a once-every-four-years sport.
My goal is to bring attention to swimming - to give it some personality.
Perseverance, determination, commitment, and courage-those things are real.
The desire for redemption drives you.
I like to get in my own world. When I'm getting ready for a meet, I always have headphones on, listening to rap music to get myself fired up
Things won’t go perfect. It’s all about how you adapt from those things and learn from mistakes.
I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.
Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination.
I don't have a strict diet. It's all about cramming in as many calories into my system as I possibly can. To be honest with you, I have a tough time keeping weight on.
And, you know, being able to wear the stars and stripes, when you step up on one of the blocks or, you know, when you step off of an airplane or when you hear the national anthem play, you know, it's one of the greatest feelings in the world because you know that there are people at home who are supporting you and watching you.
I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.
The problem with heart disease is the first symptom is often fatal.
I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.
I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That's where I belong.
For recovery, I think it's a big deal to eat within a half-hour after you exercise. Otherwise I just try to put carbs into my system before I swim and then load up on the protein after. I don't count calories. Whether it's Sour Patch Kids or Reese's or a bag of chips, if I feel like eating it, I'm going to eat it.
Being compared to Ian Thorpe, that could be one of the greatest compliments you could ever get in swimming - being compared to him and Mark Spitz.
I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history.
To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There's no better time to try this than now.
I can't remember the last day I didn't train.
Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It's my home.
I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.
Before the (Olympic) trials I was doing a lot of relaxing exercises and visualization. And I think that that helped me to get a feel of what it was gonna be like when I got there. I knew that I had done everything that I could to get ready for that meet, both physically and mentally
I got the stamina. I can close.
Eat, sleep and swim, that's all I can do.
I learned how fast you can go from being an international hero to being a reference in a joke on a late night talk show.
Anything is possible as long as you want it, you work for it.
Doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, the only person that can really put pressure on you is yourself
Things can change in the blink of an eye!
You can't put a limit anything.
I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.
There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid $50 to get my e-mail address. It was pretty shocking. I got one this morning from Scotland. A girl's requesting a signed photo of me.
If I didn't swim my best, I'd think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy.
We wanted to see how close we could get to the world record. We'll take that for right now.
My goal is one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, 'I'm an Olympic gold medalist.'
I don't want to be the next Mark Spitz; I want to be the first Michael Phelps
If I bring back only one gold people are going to say it's a disappointment.
But not too many of them own an Olympic gold medal so if I get one I'm going to be happy.
When you use your imagination anything can happen.
If you're not on your 'A' game in our workouts every day, you're going to get absolutely smoked.
I'm so sick of the water.
People say to me, 'You're so lucky. You get to see the world.' But I don't. I go to the hotel and to the pools and back again. That's it.
The only reason I started swimming was for water safety.
Then, once I started falling in love with sports, I got more comfortable with it.
I try to separate my personal life from swimming.
I think with practice, you can being whatever you want to be, and with a goal you can go in any direction that you want to go in.
I have had extreme ups and downs. The biggest thing I learned after I broke my wrist is to never give up. Nothing in life will ever come easy. It depends on how you deal with those obstacles and how you overcome those obstacles. If you can overcome them, you're a stronger person. If you make mistakes along the way, as long as you never make that same mistake again, you're a successful person.
I used to always go to church on holidays, but I don't go much any more.
I think sometimes I guess you see records, say you want to get there and use that as motivation. In a way, it's kind of cool if there is a possibility to rewrite history and be up there with the greats of Olympic history.
[Phelps] firmly denies that he takes drugs, suggesting that the notorious photo of him smoking from a bong was a one-time lapse of judgment.
This is the first medal I've ever won in an international meet.
For it to be gold is incredible. It feels great. I can't explain it.