Quotes by: Carl Lewis

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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.
Carl Lewis
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
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.
Carl Lewis
There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.
Carl Lewis
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.
Carl Lewis
'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
Whether I'm 40, 50 or 60, I'm going to be as physically strong as I am able.
Carl Lewis
I'm not Carl Lewis the athlete any more. I'm growing into a new person with new interests and new goals.
Carl Lewis
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
I'm not running for state Senate because I wanted to become a politician. I'm running because I wanted to serve.
Carl Lewis
I tell you, it was kind of two-fold. I fortunately had a lot of support. My coach was amazing - he told me to focus on being prepared and that is what I did. Every athlete is nervous - any athlete who tells you they're not nervous isn't telling you the truth. I was as prepared as I could be.
Carl Lewis
People have always thought of me as being something, but I'm just a human being like everyone else.
Carl Lewis
The people are fed up with their elected officials playing the blame game and treating their political counterparts as enemies.
Carl Lewis
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
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
I'm not supposed to be able to speak clearly, and decipher what's going on in the media. I'm supposed to be the typical amateur who's 22 and scared to death and can't believe he won the Olympics.
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.
Carl Lewis
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
I've always known that sporting people frequently suffer from joint problems because of the repeated strain they put on their bodies to get to the top. But somehow I never thought it would happen to me.
Carl Lewis
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