Carl Lewis quotes

Born
May 24, 1941, Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.

Occupation
Songwriter, singer, musician.

Carl Lewis is an American former track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996, when he last won an Olympic event.

I enjoy my life, I love track, I’m set for life financially.
– Carl Lewis
Life is about timing.
– Carl Lewis
Seriously, some Americans just shouldn’t leave the country.
– Carl Lewis
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
You have to free your mind to do things you wouldn’t think of doing. Don’t ever say no.
– Carl Lewis
People have always thought of me as being something, but I’m just a human being like everyone else.
– Carl Lewis
Our message of the day is service does not need a title.
– Carl Lewis
When I run – as you see from my record – I run to win.
– 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
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
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
You can’t live your life through your children.
– Carl Lewis
The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.
– 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
I like the pressure of having to perform so people will come to me.
– Carl Lewis
I’m a businessman and actor and I still make appearances.
– Carl Lewis
I always wanted to be wealthy. I did.
– Carl Lewis
There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.
– Carl Lewis
I’m not a coach and I know it. I’m too busy and it doesn’t pay. I’m expensive. But I would always advise.
– Carl Lewis
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
The people are fed up with their elected officials playing the blame game and treating their political counterparts as enemies.
– 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’m a fast learner. I may not run as fast as I used to, but I think I still learn as fast.
– 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 have no intention of lingering through a season, just to have a chance to be an alternate on a relay. I don’t want that.
– Carl Lewis
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
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
Whether I’m 40, 50 or 60, I’m going to be as physically strong as I am able.
– Carl Lewis
I always separated sports and my personal life.
– Carl Lewis
Why do we have 47 million people without health care? Because America has become about ‘me’. What’s happened to ‘we’ as a people? I believe in that and that resonates to most people.
– Carl Lewis