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Lance Armstrong
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Everybody wants to know what I'm on. What am I on? I'm on my bike busting my ass six hours a day. What are you on? Lance Armstrong

I know what happened to cycling from 1999 to 2005. I saw its growth, I saw its expansion. Lance Armstrong

I'm cycling to take cancer message worldwide. Lance Armstrong

The last thing I'll say for the people that don't believe in cycling, the cynics and the sceptics, I'm sorry for you. I'm sorry you can't dream big and I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles... Lance Armstrong

The truth is, if you asked me to choose between winning the Tour de France and cancer, I would choose cancer. Odd as it sounds, I would rather have the title of cancer survivor than winner of the Tour, because of what it has done for me as a human being, a man, a husband, a son, and a father. Lance Armstrong

What makes a great endurance athlete is the ability to absorb potential embarrassment, and to suffer without complaint. Lance Armstrong

[A 2005 response to doping allegations] Unfortunately, the witch hunt continues and tomorrow's article is nothing short of tabloid journalism. The paper even admits in its own article that the science in question here is faulty and that I have no way to defend myself. They state: 'There will therefore be no counter-exam nor regulatory prosecutions, in a strict sense, since defendant's rights cannot be respected.' I will simply restate what I have said many times: I have never taken performance enhancing drugs. Lance Armstrong

A life spent defensively, worried, is a life wasted. You know when I need to die? When I'm done living. When I can't walk, can't eat, can't see, when I'm a crotchety old bastard, mad at the world. Then I can die. Lance Armstrong

[The] pain is temporary. It may last a minute, an hour, a day, or a year, but eventually it subsides. And when it does, something else takes its place, and that thing might be called a greater space for happiness ... Each time we overcome pain, I believe that we grow. Lance Armstrong

If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on. Lance Armstrong

I still don't get golf. Lance Armstrong

I didn't just jump back on the bike and win. There were a lot of ups and downs, good results and bad results, but this time I didn't let the lows get to me. Lance Armstrong

I can get up in the morning and look myself in the mirror and my family can look at me too and that's all that matters. Lance Armstrong

What makes a great endurance athlete is the ability to absorb potenial embarrassment, and to suffer without complaint. I was discovering that if it was a matter of gritting my teeth, not caring how it looked, and outlasting everybody else, I won. It didn't seem to matter what sport it was-in a straight-ahead, long-distant race, I could beat anybody. If it was a suffer-fest, I was good at it. Lance Armstrong

I'm not a patient person. Lance Armstrong

At this point of my life, I'm not out to protect anybody. I'm out to protect seven people, and they all have the last name Armstrong. Lance Armstrong

I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles, Lance Armstrong

When you know your not going to die, you have to ask yourself... What's the highest and best use for myself. Lance Armstrong

But the fact is that I wouldn't have won even a single Tour de France without the lesson of illness. What it teaches is this: pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. Lance Armstrong

Anything is possible, but you have to believe and you have to fight. Lance Armstrong

I love this race from the very depths of my heart. It gives me motivation and it transcendsme like nothing else in the world. Lance Armstrong

We have unrealized capacities that sometimes only emerge in crisis. Lance Armstrong

Evan Handler is a man who's looked into the abyss and laughed. His book, It's Only Temporary, made me laugh along with him. He covers love, lust, showbiz, triumph, and despair - and he manages to be both funny and inspiring about all of it. It's an important book that I think can help to spread goodness around the world. Something we desperately need. Lance Armstrong

Before my diagnosis [cancer] I was a competitor but not a fierce competitor. When I was diagnosed, that turned me into a fighter. Lance Armstrong

During our lives...we experience so many setbacks, and fight such a hand-to-hand battle with failure, head down in the rain, just trying to stay upright and to have a little hope. Lance Armstrong

People refer to 'the good ol' days', but I don't know what they're talking about. As someone who's battled cancer, if I lived more than 20 years ago, I'd be a dead man Lance Armstrong

I've committed to surfing the rest of my life. Lance Armstrong

Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight. Lance Armstrong

I don't think history is stupid.History ultimately rectifies a lot of these things. If you had to ask me what I think happens in 50 years, I don't think it sits empty in 50 years. Maybe somebody else's name is there. But you can't leave it empty. Lance Armstrong

Nobody is going to feel sorry for me if I've lost a dollar or $100m. Lance Armstrong

I would love to be in a place, and I may never get there, where I can help people. It's something that I never really cared to advertise. It got advertised. I still do it on one-on-one level almost daily. Lance Armstrong

When I was sick, I didn't want to die. When I race, I don't want to lose. Dying and losing, it's the same thing. Lance Armstrong

Suffering, I was beginning to think, was essential to a good life, and as inextricable from such a life as bliss. It's a great enhancer. It might last a minute, but eventually it subsides, and when it does, something else takes its place, and maybe that thing is a great space. For happiness. Each time I encountered suffering, I believed that I grew, and further defined my capacities - not just my physical ones, but my interior ones as well, for contentment, friendship, or any other human experience. Lance Armstrong

At least I didn't invent a dead girlfriend Lance Armstrong

Cancer doesn't care if you're Republican or Democrat. Lance Armstrong

The team wasn't just riders. It was the mechanics, masseurs, chefs, soigneurs, and doctors. But the most important man on the team may have been the chiropractor. Lance Armstrong

I guess if I looked at it from an athletic standpoint, I don't really need to win another Tour. Seven Tours for me was a dream, six broke the record, so that eight doesn't really mean much. Lance Armstrong

Made plenty of mistakes along the way - all of which I am truly sorry. Lance Armstrong

We each cope differently with the specter of our deaths. Some people deny it. Some pray. Some numb themselves with tequila. I was tempted to do a little of each of those things. But I think we are supposed to try to face it straightforwardly, armed with nothing but courage. Lance Armstrong

Twenty-plus-year career, 500 drug controls worldwide, in and out of competition. Never a failed test. I rest my case. Lance Armstrong

The body is telling the mind to stop. The mind is telling the body to shut up. Lance Armstrong

One of the redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining what is humanly possible. Lance Armstrong

Cycling is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it's absolutely cleansing. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain....Once; someone asked me what pleasure I took in riding for so long. "PLEASURE???? I said." "I do' understand the question." I did' do it for the pleasure; I did it for the pain. Lance Armstrong

The biggest losers are those who care only about winning. Lance Armstrong

Yellow wakes me up in the morning. Yellow gets me on the bike every day. Yellow has taught me the true meaning of sacrifice. Yellow makes me suffer. Yellow is the reason I'm here. Lance Armstrong

Fear is priceless education. Lance Armstrong

No one automatically gives you respect just because you show up. You have to earn it Lance Armstrong

On a friendship with former president George W. Bush: He's a personal friend, but we've all got the right not to agree with our friends. Lance Armstrong

If life gives you lemons, drink the juice in order to mask the presence of performing-enhancing drugs. Lance Armstrong

This is my body, and I can do whatever I want to it. I can push it. Study it. Tweak it. Listen to it. Everybody wants to know what I'm on. What am I on? I'm on my bike busting my ass six hours a day. What are you on? Lance Armstrong

Jake, why are you sitting in the front? I thought you liked it in the rear. Lance Armstrong

Life, to me, is a series of false limits and my challenge as an athlete is to explore those limits on a bike. Lance Armstrong

Losing ... really does say something about who you are. Among other things it measures are: do you blame others, or do you own the loss? Do you analyze your failure, or just complain about bad luck? If you're willing to examine failure, and to look not just at your outward physical performance, but your internal workings, too, losing can be valuable. How you behave in those moments can perhaps be more self-defining than winning could ever be. Sometimes losing shows you for who you really are. Lance Armstrong

What is stronger, fear or hope? Lance Armstrong

It's something I find enjoyable. Whether it is a road bike or mountain bike or tandem bike. I enjoy riding a bike. 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. Lance Armstrong

Portland, Oregon won't build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there, even with that weather, all the time. Lance Armstrong

It's frustrating in the sense that I still think I could be competing at some sport at a fairly high level, which nobody cares about. Nobody wants to hear me say that. Lance Armstrong

I don't think anybody else from my generation had federal agents standing at their door with a badge and a gun, saying: 'You are going to answer my questions'. Lance Armstrong

I know what happened to my foundation, from raising no money to raising $500m, serving three million people. Do we want to take that away? I don't think anybody says yes. Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is not the biggest fraud in the history of world sport. US Postal was not the most sophisticated doping programme. Lance Armstrong

I wanted to win the Tour de France. And when I won it once, I wanted to do it again, and again, and again, it just kept going. So there wasn't another competitive environment. Lance Armstrong

Pain is temporary. Eventually it will subside. If I quit, however, the surrender stays with me. Lance Armstrong

Cycling is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it's absolutely cleansing. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain....Once; someone asked me what pleasure I took in riding for so long. 'PLEASURE???? I said.' 'I don't understand the question.' I didn't do it for the pleasure; I did it for the pain. Lance Armstrong

I rode, and I rode, and I rode. I rode like I had never ridden, punishing my body up and down every hill I could find. I rode when no one else would ride. Lance Armstrong

It's ironic, I used to ride my bike to make a living. Now I just want to live so that I can ride. Lance Armstrong

?"Make an obstacle an opportunity, make a negative a positive. Lance Armstrong

Me and running do' always see eye to eye. Some days it hurts more than others. But it does' mean I do' do it. I deal with it and I keep running because not everything that is good for you, always feels good for you. Lance Armstrong

There were something like 50 good, arduous climbs around Nice, solid inclines of ten miles or more. The trick was not to climb every once in awhile, but to climb repeatedly. I would do three different climbs in one day, over the course of a six- or seven-hour ride. A 12 mile climb took about an hour, so that tells you what my days were like. Lance Armstrong

The day it all changed. The day I stated never to take anything for granted. The day I learned to take charge of my life. It was the day I was diagnosed with cancer. Lance Armstrong



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