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46 Motivational Carl Lewis Quotes (RUNNING)

Top 10 Most Famous Carl Lewis Quotes (BEST)

“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.”

Carl Lewis
The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.
The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.
If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.
Life is about timing and overcoming difficult things.
Life is about timing and overcoming difficult things.
I never competed against athletes. I competed against perfection.
I never competed against athletes. I competed against perfection.

“The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that you’re going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positively for the rest of your life.”

Carl Lewis
You have to free your mind to do things you wouldn't think of doing. Don't ever say no.
You have to free your mind to do things you wouldn’t think of doing. Don’t ever say no.
It's all about the journey, not the outcome.
It’s all about the journey, not the outcome.
Any press is good press. So keep on ragging me.
Any press is good press. So keep on ragging me.
Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win… channel your energy. Focus.
Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you’ll win… channel your energy. Focus.

5 Carl Lewis Quotes on Success and Winning

“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.”

Carl Lewis
There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.
There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.
When I run – you can see my record – I run to win.
When I run – you can see my record – I run to win.
When I decided to go for four gold medals I planned it out over a few years. It was in four different events and there was a lot to it.
When I decided to go for four gold medals I planned it out over a few years. It was in four different events and there was a lot to it.

“We cannot rest until we make sure that our families can afford to live and raise their kids here, that our seniors can remain in their homes and afford their health and pharmaceutical costs.”

Carl Lewis

4 Carl Lewis Quotes on Coaching and Running

“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.”

Carl Lewis
I'm a fast learner. I may not run as fast as I used to, but I think I still learn as fast.
I’m a fast learner. I may not run as fast as I used to, but I think I still learn as fast.
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.
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 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 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.

2 Carl Lewis Quotes on Being a Vegan

I've found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete.
I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete.
My best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.
My best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.

7 Carl Lewis Quotes About Life

“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.”

Carl Lewis
I'm not Carl Lewis the athlete any more. I'm growing into a new person with new interests and new goals.
I’m not Carl Lewis the athlete any more. I’m growing into a new person with new interests and new goals.
You can’t live your life through your children.
You can’t live your life through your children.
People have always thought of me as being something, but I’m just a human being like everyone else.
People have always thought of me as being something, but I’m just a human being like everyone else.

“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.”

Carl Lewis
Whether I’m 40, 50 or 60, I’m going to be as physically strong as I am able.
Whether I’m 40, 50 or 60, I’m going to be as physically strong as I am able.

“I’m so fortunate to have done what I love to do for so long, but the day I retired was one of the best days of my life. Not because I was happy to get away from the sport, but because it was clear in my mind that I had done all I possibly could, and that it was time to go.”

Carl Lewis

6 WiseCarl Lewis Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

“People have a moral standard about what they will do and will not do. At the end of the day someone who cheats has a lower moral standard than someone who does not. And they will cheat in other areas of life as well.”

Carl Lewis
I always separated sports and my personal life.
I always separated sports and my personal life.
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.
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.

“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.”

Carl Lewis
My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed.
My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed.
Our message of the day is service does not need a title.
Our message of the day is service does not need a title.

5 Carl Lewis Quotes on Wealth and Money

I want to be a millionaire, and I don't ever want a real job.
I want to be a millionaire, and I don’t ever want a real job.
I'm a businessman and actor and I still make appearances.
I’m a businessman and actor and I still make appearances.
I always wanted to be wealthy. I did.
I always wanted to be wealthy. I did.
At the end of the day, if you're a professional athlete in track and field you are the CEO of your company.
At the end of the day, if you’re a professional athlete in track and field you are the CEO of your company.
I enjoy my life, I love track, I'm set for life financially.
I enjoy my life, I love track, I’m set for life financially.

4 Carl Lewis Quotes on Politics and Poverty

“Why do we have 47 million people without health care? Because America has become about ‘me’. What’s happened to ‘we’ as a people? I believe in that and that resonates to most people.”

Carl Lewis
I'm not running for state Senate because I wanted to become a politician. I'm running because I wanted to serve.
I’m not running for state Senate because I wanted to become a politician. I’m running because I wanted to serve.
The people are fed up with their elected officials playing the blame game and treating their political counterparts as enemies.
The people are fed up with their elected officials playing the blame game and treating their political counterparts as enemies.
Join me in the final race to smash poverty and achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Join me in the final race to smash poverty and achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.

3 Carl Lewis Quotes on Acting

“I’m very serious about becoming a dramatic actor. I don’t want to play cameo parts walking on as Carl Lewis the athlete. I want to go on stage or screen and be taken seriously.”

Carl Lewis
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.
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.

“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.”

Carl Lewis

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