"With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Cathy Freeman on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Cathy Freeman on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Cathy Freeman on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Cathy Freeman on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Cathy Freeman on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So in a way I chose to be alone."
"I feel like I've reached an age where I can relax a little bit with the knowledge of what I've been through, take all that experience and use it. I love the challenge of trying to get back to where I've been, and beyond it."
"I'm not a marriage expert, quite clearly."
"Peace, unity and harmony!"