"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."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Carl Lewis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Carl Lewis on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Carl Lewis on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Carl Lewis on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Carl Lewis on Helen Keller
"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."
"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 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."