Michael Fred Phelps II is an American retired competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals.
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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.
I try to separate my personal life from swimming.
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.
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.
Dream as big as you can dream, and anything is possible.
I'm kind of a creature of habit. Once I get used to doing things, it's like second nature.
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.
It's not how you start, but it's how you finish.
It doesn't matter what else is going on.
When you walk into your arena or your - whatever you excel at, you're there to take care of the job that you have to do.
Every day is different and every day brings something more exciting.
Yeah, my friends call me Mike, Michael or just my last name.
I've been able to get an excitement back in the water.
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.
Perseverance, determination, commitment, and courage-those things are real.
The desire for redemption drives you.
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.
I used to always go to church on holidays, but I don't go much any more.
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.
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.
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 wanted to get the fastest time in the world this year, but with everything going on, it's a pretty decent swim, ... I knew I was under world record pace. You could tell by the crowd. You can always tell at these meets when something good is going on because of the crowd.
When I race, I don't think about it; it just happens.
Why is it such a big deal what I'm swimming?
Our time on Earth is already short enough.
For me, it's like every single day I try to be as happy as I can. It's crazy to think about. We never have enough time. That's always the thing. We always want to do more. So it's about being able to spend time on the things that are most important to you. Life is a lot easier that way, and obviously life is pretty difficult a lot of the time.
Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination.
Not having to travel and being able to settle in has helped me in training life and school life. I've learned to get a grip and take care of myself.
Things can change in the blink of an eye!
If I want to achieve the goals I've set, I've got to be in tip-top shape.
When we got in the race, we knew what we had to do and knew what we wanted to do. Having three of four guys from the American record 800 free relay is a pretty solid relay, so we thought we could take a crack at the U.S. Open record tonight. We're all a little tired, but that's fifth-fastest American relay ever, so it's not a bad time. We ended tonight on a great note.
My strategy is that I actually have absolutely no strategy.
My goal is one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, 'I'm an Olympic gold medalist.'
Records are made to be broken.
I don't like to be second in anything. I was trying, I just wasn't going anywhere.
I am 26 and, and I don't recover as fast as I have in the past.
Being able to do something that's never been done before, that's what I've always wanted to do. . . . There was nothing that was going to stand in my way of being the first.
If I didn't swim my best, I'd think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy.
I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.
If you say "can't" you're restricting what you can do or ever will do.
There's such a high stigma around talking about your feelings or insecurities because, especially for men, we don't want to show that "weakness." But I'm always like, "OK, what would you rather do: Show weakness and get better, or continue to get worse and who knows where that leads?" There's something behind the suicide rate continuing to climb year after year. Why don't we ask for help?
Once I'm already in my room, I still have to open a door to get into my bed.
It's like a giant box. It's like the boy in a bubble.
There were times I wouldn't come to practice, because it didn't excite me.
It wasn't interesting. I was kind of going through the motions.