"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."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Haile Gebrselassie on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Haile Gebrselassie on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Haile Gebrselassie on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Haile Gebrselassie on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Haile Gebrselassie on Steven Wright
"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."
"I have to change a lot of things before I become a good marathon runner."
"I feel a social responsibility. We need to open people's eyes. There is a lack of education in Ethiopia."