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Any press is good press. So keep on ragging me.
I enjoy my life, I love track, I'm set for life financially.
There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.
When I run - as you see from my record - I run to win.
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.
'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.
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.
Why do we have 47 million people without health care? Because America has become about 'me'. What's happened to 'we' as a people? I believe in that and that resonates to most people.
We cannot rest until we make sure that our families can afford to live and raise their kids here, that our seniors can remain in their homes and afford their health and pharmaceutical costs.
I'm a businessman and actor and I still make appearances.
I always wanted to be wealthy. I did.
I have no intention of lingering through a season, just to have a chance to be an alternate on a relay. I don't want that.
I like the pressure of having to perform so people will come to me.
I'm not a coach and I know it. I'm too busy and it doesn't pay. I'm expensive. But I would always advise.
I'm not running for state Senate because I wanted to become a politician. I'm running because I wanted to serve.
Seriously, some Americans just shouldn't leave the country.
I'm not Carl Lewis the athlete any more. I'm growing into a new person with new interests and new goals.
You can't live your life through your children.
I've always known that sporting people frequently suffer from joint problems because of the repeated strain they put on their bodies to get to the top. But somehow I never thought it would happen to me.
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.
I'm not supposed to be able to speak clearly, and decipher what's going on in the media. I'm supposed to be the typical amateur who's 22 and scared to death and can't believe he won the Olympics.
I'm very serious about becoming a dramatic actor. I don't want to play cameo parts walking on as Carl Lewis the athlete. I want to go on stage or screen and be taken seriously.
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