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#1. Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#2. I haven't been with a woman in nine months. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#3. Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#4. Fear is your best friend or your worst enemy. It's like fire. If you can control it, it can cook for you; it can heat your house. If you can't control it, it will burn everything around you and destroy you. If you can control your fear, it makes you more alert, like a deer coming across the lawn. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#5. MIKE WOULD LIKE TO THANK: Cus D'Amato, my mentor, friend, and general. Because of you, my life has reached heights I could never have imagined. Without you, I don't know where I would be today. My gratitude to you is immeasurable. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#6. Not to be egotistical, but I don't think there is a man on this planet who can beat me - Author: Mike Tyson
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#7. I was an emotional manipulator of fighters ... You have to know how to be cold, you know? Just have no -emotions, no feelings. It takes time, though, to develop that. I'd been working on that since I was 12 years old. It doesn't happen overnight. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#8. I'm not a Republican, but I have some conservative views on certain things. I'm not a Democrat, either. It's just very difficult that these people hate each other over a belief. I think it all comes down to ego and competitiveness. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#9. It's nothing personal, but I'm going to kill this guy - Author: Mike Tyson
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#10. I'am not predictor of fights, but I know when I hit 'em good, the fight is close to an end - Author: Mike Tyson
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#11. You have to have a bunch of dimensions [of yourself]. You have to be able to adapt in this world. You can't be a nice guy living in a world of savages. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#12. Treat the world the way you want to be treated. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#13. I'm a vegan. I lost 150 pounds because of being a vegan. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#14. If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me? - Author: Mike Tyson
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#15. I'm just a sucker even talking to you guys. I should be ready to rip your heads off your necks. But it's just not the right thing to do - Author: Mike Tyson
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#16. There's nothing like being young, and happy, and fighting. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#17. I don't do anything. My life sucks. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#18. I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#19. People are going to say what they say. I know sometimes I say things; I offend people. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#20. I'm not used to sensitivity any more. When I see people cry when I lose, save your tears. I don't know how to handle people crying any more. I lost my sensitivity like that. Please, you embarrass me when you cry because I don't know what to do when you cry. I don't know what to say. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#21. As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#22. Everybody thinks this is a tough man's sport. This is not a tough man's sport. This is a thinking man's sport. A tough man is gonna get hurt real bad in this sport. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#23. I never look at a high point in my career. Everyone thinks about the Spinks fight, but that fight only lasted 91 seconds, so it's hard to say it defined my career. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#24. Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#25. Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#26. Every great general and warrior from the beginning of time was high. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#27. I don't do nothin' unless I risk humiliating myself and really embarrassing myself. When I have that hanging over my head, it allows me to rise to the occasion. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#28. I'm gonna make sure you talk about me, and your grandkids and kids after that gonna know about me ... your great grandkids will say "wow, wasn't that a bizarre individual?" - Author: Mike Tyson
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#29. I don't react to a tragic happening any more. I took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don't care about anything. It's just too hard for me to get emotional. I can't cry no more. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#30. It's the emotional punches that you can't see that are just overwhelmingly devastating to your heart - your moral fiber. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#31. Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It's just a cycle. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#32. I don't want anyone to have to interview me. I wish I didn't have to talk too much about myself. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#33. I just want to be humble at all times. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#34. I can talk about humility, but I'm not humble. I mean, if you say, I'm humble, you've just contradicted yourself. But I'm trying to be, man, I'm trying so hard. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#35. It's just what I'm born to do, I'm born to entertain people. I could do it for thirty-thousand people or three people, it's just what I know how to do. My soul objective only is for me to have the audience say 'when's the next time I can see him?' That's what I do. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#36. The boxing's the easy part. When you get into the ring to fight, that's the vacation. But when you get in the gym, you have to do things over and over till you're sore and deep in your mind you say, 'I don't want to do this anymore,' I push that out of my mind. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#37. I can inspire people on how to use money, how to get economically powerful. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#38. I just want them to keep bringing guys on and I'am going to strip them of their health. I bring pain a lot of pain - Author: Mike Tyson
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#39. I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#40. I tried to stay away from King. You can't do it. It's like staying away from taxes. Sooner or later, he'll get you. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#41. How dare these boxers challenge me with their primitive skills? It makes me angry. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#42. At one point, I thought life was about acquiring things. Life is totally about losing everything. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#43. Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#44. Everybody you fight is not your enemy and everybody who helps you is not your friend. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#45. I think the average person thinks I'm a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#46. I love acting. I love stage work, more than anything. It's just live. It's right there in front of you. If you make a mistake, they know it and you know it. I won't do anything where I feel like I'm just making a fool out of myself. By doing that, I'm able to rise to my highest potential. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#47. I know I'm going to blow one day. My life is doomed the way it is. I have no future. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#48. Any man can do what he has to do. But doing it like you love it? That is what takes it to a whole different level. A champion does it like he loves it, even when he doesn't. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#49. There's nothing wrong with making mistakes, just don't make the same ones. We don't want to duplicate them. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#50. Sometimes during a relationship, a friendship, a friend's gonna have to prove they're your friend, and you're gonna have to prove you're their friend. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#51. Anger is my biggest enemy in life. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#52. You stand your ground and you perform your art. That's what the artist does. The artist is about perfection. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#53. I still can't believe [ Muhammad Ali ] knows my name. It astounds me he knows who I am. I first met Ali in 1976. I was locked up in a juvenile home and he came to visit. I've never forgotten it. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#54. The drug dealers, they sympathize with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#55. No one wants to get up at 4 and run when it's pitch-dark, but it has to be done. The only reason i do it so early is because i believe the other guy isn't doing it and that gives me a little edge - Author: Mike Tyson
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#56. The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#57. Being in the ring became my reality, and, in my reality, I'd think I was someone special. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#58. I felt the same fear in my first fight as I did in my last fight. It never goes away. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#59. These pigeons have been living with each other for 10 or 15 years, but when I throw feed down, they kill each other to get it, and it's the same with the fighters. We love and respect each other ... but we need that money. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#60. I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose, because I try to punch the bone into the brain. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#61. Fighters are never who they appear to be - Author: Mike Tyson
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#62. I'll go back and take what the people owe me. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#63. My life's not tragic at all. How many guys do you know who are bankrupt and just bought a $3 million house and are getting ready to get $6 million more? - Author: Mike Tyson
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#64. Basically I don't care what people think of me. I'm not in the communications business. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#65. I sacrifice so much of my life, can I at least get laid? - Author: Mike Tyson
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#66. It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#67. In order to succeed greatly, you have to be prepared to fail greatly. If you can't do both of them, you've got a problem. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#68. I'm just happy I'm not a phony. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#69. My intentions were not to fascinate the world with my personality. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#70. You have to be a friend to yourself. You know, 'cause if you're not a friend to yourself, you're an enemy to yourself and if someone's a friend of everybody they are an enemy to themselves. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#71. I like horror movies. Nightmare on Elm Street is my favourite. I even get scared a little bit watching horror. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#72. I'm not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I'm right. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#73. I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't believe it, check the cash register. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#74. Kindness and humbleness are really good qualities to possess. But, if you have to use the word humble, it means you're not humble. And if you're not humble to this world, this world will thrust humbleness upon you. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#75. I'm just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#76. I don't understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don't bother no one. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#77. I never wanted to do anything else but fight, when I was a kid. I never had any broader perspective of my own perspective. I didn't know anything about anything else. I just wanted to fight until I could fight no more, and then I wanted to own a bar and drink and tell war stories. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#78. Five heads are definitely better than one when they're thinking in the same perspective. I think that you really need to have people that you trust. And for me, trust comes from that synchronizing, that same-mindedness. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#79. If you're not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#80. There's no way I would want to hurt him or bust him up. That's why, for the sake of the family as well as himself, I will take him out in the opening round. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#81. I'm trying to figure things out in the world. No one knows what this life thing is all about - there's no manual. Just trying to figure it out. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#82. I refuse to let adversity allow me to be average. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#83. I fight for perfection - Author: Mike Tyson
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#84. What was most important was the knowledge [aspect] of the fight. I learned this early on and just told myself to "upgrade my mind." That's just what I wanted to do my whole life. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#85. Everybody in boxing probably makes out well except for the fighter. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#86. Emotion is more than just anger. When I am performing, I need emotion, but I need control, too. Emotion drives the best performance and is necessary, but it must be controlled. I believe Fedor [Emelianenko] does that. I do too. We may look different in how we do it, but we both do it. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#87. He was crying in there, making woman gestures. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#88. Boxing brought me money and fame, but it never brought me no happiness. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#89. I don't care how much you love each other, if you have secrets, it'll never work. That's why she's your loved one, because it's the love of one. Togetherness, you are one. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#90. I don't want to be remembered. As long as my kids remember me, I'd rather be forgotten by everybody else. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#91. I'm addicted to perfection. Problem with my life is I was always also addicted to chaos. Perfect chaos. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#92. You need to learn independence. You have to be independent - it builds character. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#93. Whatever my situation, I'm a strong disciplinarian; I can do what I hate to do but do it like I love it. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#94. I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#95. I'm not afraid to be a jerk or anything and laugh at myself anymore. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#96. Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#97. I felt Holyfield was using his head illegally. I told the referee I wasn't getting any help, so I went back to the streets. I cannot defend it, but it happened. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#98. I'm sorry I let everybody down, I'm fighting just to pay my bills. I don't have the stomach for this anymore ... I don't have the desire for it. I feel bad for the people ... I wish they could get their money back. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#99. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Then, like a rat, they stop in fear and freeze. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#100. I know why they don't like me because they want the money I have. - Author: Mike Tyson
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