"I wanted to experience New York, to look up and see buildings."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Haile Gebrselassie on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Haile Gebrselassie on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Haile Gebrselassie on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Haile Gebrselassie on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Haile Gebrselassie on Mark Twain
"Age for me is just a number."
"I'm lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife."
"I find the business world hard."
"You must do as your people do. If my people are poor, I must be poor. People ask me, 'Why don't you find a personal coach or a private car?' I can't. Then I won't be part of my people."
"I have to change a lot of things before I become a good marathon runner."