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Top 100 Quotes About Michael Phelps

#1. If I didn't swim my best, I'd think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#2. It's cool just because I've had this dream of changing the sport of swimming and it's finally happening. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#3. If you're not on your 'A' game in our workouts every day, you're going to get absolutely smoked. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#4. I grew up around the pool with my sisters. Both of my sisters swam. I was always there. So I thought, why not? My mom put us in the water for water safety, so we were comfortable in the water in case anything ever happened. I learned that way, and started liking it more and more. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#5. A lot of the Olympic games just boil down to genetics. Michael Phelps is genetically built to swim better than other people if he trains the same way. You might as well have a competition for who's the tallest, and act like it's anyone's game! - Author: Doug Stanhope
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#6. If you say "can't" you're restricting what you can do or ever will do. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#7. I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#8. I got the stamina. I can close. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#9. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#10. I see my goals as personal and I always have. That's just been how I've worked. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#11. What does God mean to me? I guess I was made the way I am for some reason, and I've been able to find the talent I have, and I've been able to use it, so I'm grateful for that. I believe in God; [but] I'm not saying I'm highly religious. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#12. I feel like Aaron brings out the best in me - Author: Michael Phelps
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#13. The one thing that's common to all successful people: They make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don't like to do. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#14. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#15. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#16. I couldn't beat Michael Phelps. A couple of years ago, I was racing against him and it just kinda dawned on me during the race that there was no chance I was gonna beat this guy. And so I said, if you can't beat him, find a race that he won't swim. - Author: Mark Warkentin
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#17. Michael Phelps and Willie Nelson are teaming up to do an album ... They're covering The Doobie Brothers. - Author: Reba McEntire
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#18. I think the biggest things I am looking forward to is getting new faces into the sport. Getting kids who could be afraid of water to feel comfortable in the pool. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#19. I think to be - for me to be an American is - you know, it's one of the greatest things in the world for - you know, for me just because I've been able to grow up with everything. The freedom. You know, in my eyes this is the greatest country in the world. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#20. I'm satisfied in a way because this is an eye opener for me, ... I didn't have the success I've always been able to have. I learned a lot. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#21. I like to just think of myself as a normal person who just has a passion, has a goal and a dream and goes out and does it. And that's really how I've always lived my life. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#22. I swim when I am injured. What the best guys do is so hard. Michael Phelps is the best. - Author: Usain Bolt
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#23. Eat, sleep and swim, that's all I can do, - Author: Michael Phelps
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#24. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#25. Things won't go perfect. It's all about how you adapt from those things and learn from mistakes. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#26. The more you dream the more you achieve. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#27. I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#28. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#29. Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It's my home. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#30. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#31. 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 - Author: Michael Phelps
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#32. I don't want to be the next Mark Spitz; I want to be the first Michael Phelps - Author: Michael Phelps
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#33. I've always been fortunate in that I've been able to put myself in my own zone and relax. It comes naturally. I'm lucky to be that way - Author: Michael Phelps
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#34. Some people are saying that the reason Michael Phelps isn't doing so well is because he let himself get too out of shape. I just have to say that I have been watching the Olympics, and if that guy is out of shape, I have been dead for five years. - Author: Conan O'Brien
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#35. At a very young age, I wrote down the goals that I had so I could always see what I wanted to accomplish. And I would look at that goal sheet and think "I still want to do this."So I'd decide "I'm not quitting." - Author: Michael Phelps
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#36. Records are always made to be broken no matter what they are. Anybody can do anything that they set their mind to. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#37. I'm the same kind of guy before all this happened. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#38. I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That's where I belong. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#39. If you put your mind to anything that you dream, you can achieve it. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#40. 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 - Author: Michael Phelps
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#41. Michael Phelps is a good friend of mine, so I'm very supportive of him. - Author: Apolo Ohno
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#42. I can't remember the last day I didn't train. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#43. I try to separate my personal life from swimming. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#44. If you want to be Mark Spitz then go for it. If you want to be Michael Phelps then you'll have to work for it. Nobody should wake up to a lower expectation of themselves. - Author: Mark Spitz
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#45. [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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#46. It's the Olympics. If you can't get up to swim early in the morning, don't go. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#47. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#48. It's not how you start, but it's how you finish. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#49. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#50. no goal is too high if you put your mind to it. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#51. I want to change the sport of swimming. I want people to talk about it, think about it, and look forward to seeing it. I want them to want to jump in and do it. That's my goal." After - Author: Michael Phelps
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#52. Why is it such a big deal what I'm swimming? - Author: Michael Phelps
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#53. Swimming is fun. It's a lot funner than golf. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#54. Big story at the Olympics regarding Michael Phelps. He stepped out with his girlfriend for the first time. She is a 25-year-old model from Los Angeles. Like every other model in L.A., She's dating an older retired guy. What's going on? - Author: Conan O'Brien
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#55. We're all a little tired. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#56. I want to go to the World Cup. I want to go to the Masters. I want to go ... anywhere. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#57. I'm not trying to get five medals. I'm not trying to be Michael Phelps. - Author: Lindsey Vonn
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#58. I love to race the best people in the world and the fastest people in the world. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#59. What kind of world do we live in? Why are we applauding this guy's abs? I mean, no offense to Michael Phelps. We like him. But he's not smart. He hasn't invented anything or saved people's lives. He's a guy with abs, and we celebrate these abs. - Author: Mark Haskell Smith
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#60. I'm kind of a creature of habit. Once I get used to doing things, it's like second nature. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#61. You can't put a limit anything. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#62. I always have on my headphones to block out all of the other distractions and I'm just focused on doing the best that I can ... There a few of them ... DMX Party Up ... Mack 10 BC and Ice Cube Connected for Life. I also listen to the Eminem CD ... whichever song really gets me going that night - Author: Michael Phelps
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#63. I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#64. 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 - Author: Michael Phelps
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#65. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#66. Nobody is going to put a limit on what I'm doing. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#67. When you use your imagination anything can happen. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#68. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#69. If you bound the arms and legs of gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps, weighed him down with chains, threw him in a pool and he sank, you wouldn't call it a 'failure of swimming.' So, when markets have been weighted down by inept and excessive regulation, why call this a 'failure of capitalism'? - Author: Peter Boettke
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#70. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#71. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#72. Other nights ... I visualize to the point that I know exactly what I want to do: dive, glide, stroke, flip, reach the wall, hit the split time to the hundredth, then swim back again for as many times as I need to finish the race. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#73. I'm so sick of the water. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#74. My mom put me and my sisters in the water to feel comfortable, to have water safety. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#75. When I race, I don't think about it; it just happens. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#76. Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#77. Michael Phelps is a sporting god among men. It is hard to say if anyone will ever match his accomplishments, but it has been an honor to see him become a legend. He makes me proud of the American sports institution and proud of the sports that get mass attention only every four years. - Author: Johnny Weir
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#78. Once I retire, I'm retiring. I'm done. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#79. I believe in God; I'm not saying I'm highly religious. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#80. I treat every race the same. We all wanted to swim fast today and give something back to the crowd. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#81. I don't like to be second in anything. I was trying, I just wasn't going anywhere. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#82. But a hero should be somebody who can lift up other people with his courage and dedication. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#83. I've been able to get an excitement back in the water. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#84. We wanted to see how close we could get to the world record. We'll take that for right now. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#85. I wanted to do something nobody ever did. This goes hand in hand with my goal of changing swimming. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#86. I finished my career the way I wanted to. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#87. It's tough to put into words right now, but I finished my career how I wanted to. Through the ups and downs of my career I've still been able to do everything that I've ever wanted to accomplish. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#88. I would visualize the best- and worst-case scenarios. Whether I get disqualified or my goggles fill up with water or I lose my goggles or I come in last, I'm ready for anything. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#89. My strategy is that I actually have absolutely no strategy. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#90. When I was six, right before I started swimming, we went to a national competition here in Maryland and watched Michael Phelps swim, and I got to meet him afterwards, and I got his autograph. Fast forward nine years, and I'm at the Olympics with him, and it's like: 'Woah.' - Author: Katie Ledecky
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#91. I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#92. You can make a million mistakes, just not the same one twice. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#93. Before, it came easy for me. I don't have two speeds anymore. I need to focus on the small things that I once took for granted. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#94. The problem with heart disease is the first symptom is often fatal. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#95. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#96. When I'm focused, there is not one single thing, person, anything that can stand in the way of my doing something. There is not. If I want something bad enough, I feel I'm gonna get there. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#97. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#98. 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. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#99. If I want to achieve the goals I've set, I've got to be in tip-top shape. - Author: Michael Phelps
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#100. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work ... THERE ARE NO LIMITS. - Author: Michael Phelps
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