"In America, we have three major sports - baseball, football and basketball. They get the most coverage. Then there's things like golf which mop up most of what is left. But track and field? We are way at the bottom of the totem pole."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Maurice Greene on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Maurice Greene on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Maurice Greene on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Maurice Greene on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Maurice Greene on Henry David Thoreau
"You'd like more people to recognise what you do is special. But I take the attitude that the best thing I can do for my sport is to be the best at it. The best way people will come to recognise that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it. Which is what I intend to do."
"You have got to believe in yourself every time you go out there and race. If you have no faith in your ability all that training has been a waste of time."
"My stance has always been that there's no place in our sport for drug users. I've always said it's a ban for life if you come up positive. I stand by that."
"I've had bad jobs. Now I have a good one. I'm thankful."