Michael Phelps Quotes

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Born: June 30, 1985, Towson, Maryland, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Olympic athlete

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And, you know, being able to wear the stars and stripes, when you step up on one of the blocks or, you know, when you step off of an airplane or when you hear the national anthem play, you know, it's one of the greatest feelings in the world because you know that there are people at home who are supporting you and watching you.
- Michael Phelps

2.
Even in high school, I'd tell my mom I was sick of swimming and wanted to try to play golf. She wasn't too happy. She'd say, 'Think about this.' And I'd always end up getting back in the pool.
- Michael Phelps

3.
I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That's where I belong.
- Michael Phelps

4.
I have reached a place in my life where I need to sit down and say, 'Well, what do I do? What's best for me?' I need to look into options for the future.
- Michael Phelps

5.
I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There's no better time to try this than now.
- Michael Phelps

6.
I think sometimes I guess you see records, say you want to get there and use that as motivation. In a way, it's kind of cool if there is a possibility to rewrite history and be up there with the greats of Olympic history.
- Michael Phelps

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I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.
- Michael Phelps

8.
I think to be - for me to be an American is - you know, it's one of the greatest things in the world for - you know, for me just because I've been able to grow up with everything. The freedom. You know, in my eyes this is the greatest country in the world.
- Michael Phelps

9.
I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.
- Michael Phelps

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I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.
- Michael Phelps

11.
I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.
- Michael Phelps

12.
If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren't willing to do.
- Michael Phelps

13.
It's cool just because I've had this dream of changing the sport of swimming and it's finally happening.
- Michael Phelps

14.
My mom put me and my sisters in the water to feel comfortable, to have water safety.
- Michael Phelps

15.
Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It's my home.
- Michael Phelps

16.
There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid $50 to get my e-mail address. It was pretty shocking. I got one this morning from Scotland. A girl's requesting a signed photo of me.
- Michael Phelps

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This is my 20th year in the sport. I've known swimming and that's it. I don't want to swim past age 30 if I continue after this Olympics, and come back in 2016, I'll be 31. I'm looking forward to being able to see the other side of the fence.
- Michael Phelps

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You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
- Michael Phelps

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