Michael Phelps

With more than 20 Olympic medals, Michael Phelps is currently the most decorated Olympian of all time.

Quotes by Michael Phelps:

The more you dream the more you achieve.

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

Everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.

Goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.

If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.

I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’ I don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I’d like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.

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.

I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.

I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.

I’m the same kind of guy before all this happened.

My goal is one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, ‘I’m an Olympic gold medalist.’

I want to go to the World Cup. I want to go to the Masters. I want to go… anywhere.

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.

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.

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.

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.

If I didn’t swim my best, I’d think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy.

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.

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.

And, you know, being able to wear the stars and stripes, when you step up on one of the blocks or, you know, when you step off of an airplane or when you hear the national anthem play, you know, it’s one of the greatest feelings in the world because you know that there are people at home who are supporting you and watching you.

It doesn’t matter what else is going on. When you walk into your arena or your – whatever you excel at, you’re there to take care of the job that you have to do.

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.

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