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Don't put a limit on anything. The more you dream the farther you get.

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.

The more you dream the more you achieve.

I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That's where I belong.

I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.

You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

 image quote by Lewis Pugh

Doubt your doubts before you doubt yourself.

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.

Doubt your doubts before you doubt yourself.

I've enjoyed training again, I've enjoyed pushing myself in the pool and I'll keep on swimming until I feel I cannot get any more out of myself.

I'm so sick of the water.

I can't remember the last day I didn't train.

The fairytale has turned into a nightmare.

 image quote by Lewis Pugh

If you're not failing once in a while, it probably means you're not stretching yourself.

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.

For myself, losing is not coming second.

It's getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in.

I wouldn't say anything is impossible.

I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.

Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming, regularly.

Sometimes we question things that we have done in our lives but how many times do we question what we haven't done in someone else's.

 image quote by Lewis Pugh

Practice things until you can't get them wrong. Not until you get them right. There's a big difference.

I have reached a place in my life where I need to sit down and say, 'Well, what do I do? What's best for me?' I need to look into options for the future.

Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It's my home.

If I didn't swim my best, I'd think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy.

My goal is one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, 'I'm an Olympic gold medalist.'

I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.

I'm the same kind of guy before all this happened.

 image quote by Lewis Pugh

Hardest thing about exercise? Getting out the front door. Don't think. Just go.

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 want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.

Every day after I wake up, I think, 'Wait... this can't be real; I'm still going to wake up.'

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 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.

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.

 image quote by Michael Phelps

You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.

I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.

I think it's better to attempt something and fail than it is to not even attempt it, so I'm glad that I've been prepared to put myself on the line there.

I'll go for broke. Swim faster. It's not going to be easy - this whole thing was never going to be easy.

I thought I could, and thought I would, swim a lot quicker - much quicker.

I'm more comfortable knowing that, chances are, I'm going to fail at this.

I've become comfortable with that.

I'm disappointed that I really haven't been able to race in a way that is reflective of the amount of work that I have done and how I have trained. But I don't regret giving this a go.

 image quote by Lewis Pugh

If youre not failing once in a while, it probably means youre not stretching yourself.

When I started this I wanted to get back in the pool, I wanted to race and I wanted to go to the Olympics. I still want to do all of those things.

I've missed out on a huge goal but the desire is still there.

I'm still swimming.

I think now I'll probably take a few days off and enjoy the competition and then sit down with a few people and work out what is next, work out what the next preparation will be and what competition will be next.

Compared to how I have raced before and how I have competed, the success that I have had, this does look like doom compared to it.

I know it won't be eight medals again.

If you want to compare me to that, that's your decision, not mine. I'm going out there to try to accomplish the things that I have in my mind and in my heart.

 image quote by Lewis Pugh

If you're not failing once in a while, it probably means you're not stretching yourself.

I've been able to get an excitement back in the water.

Why is it such a big deal what I'm swimming?

I got the stamina. I can close.

Once I retire, I'm retiring. I'm done.

I am 26 and, and I don't recover as fast as I have in the past.

So, you know, if, if I wanted to get up and just play golf one day, I would just get up and play golf. If I wanted to go to Vegas, I would just get up and go to Vegas.

Even in high school, I'd tell my mom I was sick of swimming and wanted to try to play golf. She wasn't too happy. She'd say, 'Think about this.' And I'd always end up getting back in the pool.

I want to go to the World Cup. I want to go to the Masters. I want to go... anywhere.