"By making a comeback, I'm changing the attitude of people toward me. If I'd known that people would react so enthusiastically, I'd have done it years ago."
"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."Mark Spitz on Joel Osteen
"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."Mark Spitz on Michael Jordan
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."Mark Spitz on Albert Einstein
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."Mark Spitz on Thomas Jefferson
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."Mark Spitz on Winston Churchill
"The pool is terrible, but that doesn't have much to do with my record swims. That's all mental attitude."
"I just tried to keep my cool and continue with my race plan: to win."
"I am not qualified to talk about the diet. Simply because I am not a dietician."
"In my day, at 12 years old, which was 38 years ago, we worked out in summer months for two and a half hours. Today someone in that age group might work out for four hours, two hours in the morning and two at night."
"One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too exciting after a while."