"What can you do if a part of it is uphill? You can't work out another route. You've just got to run the one they give you. But they tell me London is a nice course. Even the cobbles, I hope, are not very much of a problem for me."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Haile Gebrselassie on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Haile Gebrselassie on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Haile Gebrselassie on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Haile Gebrselassie on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Haile Gebrselassie on Dalai Lama
"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."