> Author Index > A - Authors > Lance Armstrong Quotes

Lance Armstrong Quotes


An American former professional road racing cyclist.
(1971 - )

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.
 

I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.
 

I've read that I flew up the hills and mountains of France. But you don't fly up a hill. You struggle slowly and painfully up a hill, and maybe, if you work very hard, you get to the top ahead of everybody else.
[Effort]
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
[Forever]
 

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
[Forever]
 

The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.
 

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.
 

Winning is about heart, not just legs. It's got to be in the right place.
[Winning]