Quotes from Lance Armstrong
"A boo is a lot louder than a cheer. If you have 10 people cheering and one person booing, all you hear is the booing."
"As far as the negative stuff goes, all I can say is thank God we're tested. When baseball players were charged with using steroids, what was their defense? Nothing."
"Beyond that, I guess there's no real ranking, but my commitment in the cancer community will increase significantly."
"But no, I'm a person who needs projects and needs to work and needs to be building something or trying to create something. Otherwise I'll go crazy."
"But that stuff I'm talking about - I'm not talking about doing that for 20 years; I'm talking about taking a year or however long I need to just step back from the sport, decompress, download, figure out where I am in my life, where my children are in the"
"But there are also 40 million yellow bands in the world. That outweighs the negative publicity."
"But when you're hurting and you hear on the radio that you've got 10 seconds on your biggest rival, and now it's 20 seconds, or in 2001 two minutes on Ullrich - that's a true sporting high."
"Celebrity and fame, those words make me uncomfortable. Some athletes are addicted to fame, but that's not what gets me off."
"I drove Sheryl by the governor's mansion last night on the way home from dinner. It's a nice mansion. Nice place, nice house - I hate the word mansion, but it's a nice house."
"I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire."
"I guess I was pretty hard headed. I mean, I was an athlete, I would always have little aches and pains, little colds, little problems that would come and go... so I thought if I coughed up a little blood and if I don't do it tomorrow, then it must not hav"
"I want to build a rock wall out here."
"I want to go ride my motorcycle on my ranch."
"I'll obviously stay involved with the team for the remainder of its existence."
"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell."
"If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on."
"In 2000 I cracked and lost a lot of time, could have lost the Tour. I'm more respectful of that possibility now."
"It can't be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs-Elysees."
"It's nice to win. I'll never win again. I may have to take up golf - take on Tiger."
"Listen, I am going to do a triathlon, and it's called Luke, Grace, Isabelle. Those are the three; that's enough."
"My first priority is just to be there for my children as much as I can."
"Now, having said that, if I train hard, and if everything equates the way it should in terms of my preparation, and I know that I'm where I need to be - if somebody beats me, hey, you get beat by somebody better."
"Now, seven. For me, I have to eliminate the first six and go back to focusing on just one Tour."
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever."
"Right now, I can't go build a rock wall, because I'd get arm muscles that I can't use. It sounds funny, but it's true - everything you do."
"Six held a special place in my mind, in my heart, and in my soul, as an athlete. But the jinx thing really worried me - like, This just can't happen."
"So much of it is power to weight, so I've got to increase the power and lower the weight and, you know, you can lower the weight anywhere, but you can't increase the power just anywhere. To increase the power, you have to have great training."
"The relationship with Discovery will continue for years to come. I'll be more and more involved in programming there and in all their networks."
"The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy."
"The testers could roll up here right this minute. They knocked on my door in Austin last week. In a way it's the ultimate in Big Brother, having to declare where you are 365 days a year so they can find you and test you. But those tests are my best defens"
"There will be a million Flemish people on the side of the road."
"There's just a whole bunch of other stuff I want to do."
"Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody's going down."
"Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that's not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing."
"What he did in 1989 and 1990 was phenomenal. But Greg's not even worth talking about today. And I don't need to hear from him - he'd only shove his foot farther down his mouth."
"What's best is when you're going faster than anybody else but you're not killing yourself, not subtracting from what you can do the next day."
"What's really scary is crashing in a race."
"Winning is about heart, not just legs. It's got to be in the right place."
"You learn that your tank is only so big, and if you just keep burning you'll run out of fuel."
Total Quotes: 40
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