"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."
"Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be."Carl Lewis on Angelina Jolie
"If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results."Carl Lewis on George S. Patton
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."Carl Lewis on Harry S. Truman
"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."Carl Lewis on Les Brown
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."Carl Lewis on Conan O'Brien
"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."
"The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge."
"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."
"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."
"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."