Carl Lewis

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    'm so fortunate to have done what I love to do for so long, but the day I retired was one of the best days of my life. Not because I was happy to get away from the sport, but because it was clear in my mind that I had done all I possibly could, and that it was time to go.
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    Amateurism is the strongest form of discrimination in sports. Because it discriminates against the underprivileged, it discriminates against the poor. If we want sports to go back to the wealthy, let's make it amateur again.
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    An athlete and actor are really two different temperaments, night and day. As an athlete you really keep things out and as an actor you really bring things in.
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    At the end of the day, if you're a professional athlete in track and field you are the CEO of your company.
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    Every New Year's Eve, I have a pact to do something I never thought I'd do. So I created this list. You have to free your mind to do things you wouldn't think of doing. Don't ever say no.
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    For years, people have looked at Beamon's record as unattainable. I don't accept that. I believe the Lord has given me a talent. I know the record is inside me and I will attain it.
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    M so fortunate to have done what I love to do for so long, but the day I retired was one of the best days of my life. Not because I was happy to get away from the sport, but because it was clear in my mind that I had done all I possibly could, and that it was time to go.
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    Most people want to become movie stars and I just want to be in the business. I already was a star. If I get the part of a lifetime and it blows up, then that's wonderful. But if the acting doesn't work, fine. I'll just be a producer. And if the producing doesn't work, fine. I've got a lot of other stuff.
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    People have always thought of me as being something, but I'm just a human being like everyone else.
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    Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.
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    The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that you're going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positively for the rest of your life.
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    The people are fed up with their elected officials playing the blame game and treating their political counterparts as enemies.
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    The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.
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    There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.
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    To this day, most people think of me as the fastest human. They don't really think me as a long jumper, although that's the event I had more success in.
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