Carl Lewis, American Athlete ( July 1, 1961 - )

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At the end of the day, if you're a professional athlete in track and field you are the CEO of your company.~Carl Lewis

Day End You

Life is about timing.~Carl Lewis

Life Sports Timing

The people are fed up with their elected officials playing the blame game and treating their political counterparts as enemies.~Carl Lewis

Political People Blame

You have to free your mind to do things you wouldn't think of doing. Don't ever say no.~Carl Lewis

Mind Free Doing

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

Gold Events Go

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

Truth Support Focus

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

Strong I Am Going

Our message of the day is service does not need a title.~Carl Lewis

Day Service Message

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

Life Sports Best

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

Life Day End

I work with the Carl Lewis Foundation focusing on youth from high school down.~Carl Lewis

Work School Youth

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

Myself Me Better

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

Best People Me

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.~Carl Lewis

Best Want You

The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.~Carl Lewis

Courage Road Challenge

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

Impossible Thoughts Listen

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

Education Good School

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

Work Business Stars

When I run - you can see my record - I run to win.~Carl Lewis

Win You See

People have always thought of me as being something, but I'm just a human being like everyone else.~Carl Lewis

People Me Thought

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

Success Day People

I don't intend to stay around any longer than I feel I can be No. 1.~Carl Lewis

Feel I Can I Feel

You're not going to get a chance to vote for me on the ballot, but you can actually vote for what I believe in.~Carl Lewis

Believe Chance Me

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

May Learn Think

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

Death Believe Media

Amateurism is the strongest form of discrimination in sports. Because it discriminates against the underprivileged, it discriminates against the poor. If we want sports to go back to the wealthy, let's make it amateur again.~Carl Lewis

Sports Discrimination Want