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Mike Tyson
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In order to succeed greatly, you have to be prepared to fail greatly. If you can't do both of them, you've got a problem. Mike Tyson

I am the most ruthless, brutal champion ever. There is no one who can match me. I want your heart. I want to eat your children. Mike Tyson

I'm on the Zoloft to keep from killing y'all. Mike Tyson

Lennox Lewis, I'm coming for you man. My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah! Mike Tyson

He was screaming like my wife. Mike Tyson

Discipline makes hard men. Every hard man is capable of being a killer. But every killer is not capable of being a hard man. They can't endure that much. It's all about the endurance. That's why they become killers. Because they can't endure the pain. They need to kill the pain to stop it. Mike Tyson

It's interesting that you put me in the league with those illustrious fighters [Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Jack Johnson], but I've proved since my career I've surpassed them as far my popularity. I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't believe it, check the cash register. Mike Tyson

In order to be a friend to anybody, you have to be a friend to yourself. If you're not a friend to yourself, there's no way you're gonna have any friends. Mike Tyson

Don't be surprised if I behave like a savage. I am a savage Mike Tyson

I'm just a sucker even talking to you guys. I should be ready to rip your heads off your necks. But it's just not the right thing to do Mike Tyson

Sued King for $100 million, alleging the boxing promoter cheated him out of millions over more than a decade. It was settled out of court for $14 million. Mike Tyson

I just have this thing inside me that wants to eat and conquer. Maybe it's egotistical, but I have it in me. I don't want to be a tycoon. I just want to conquer people and their souls. Mike Tyson

One morning I woke up and found my favorite pigeon, Julius, had died I was devastated and was gonna use his crate as my stickball bat to honor him. I left the crate on my stoop and went in to get something and I returned to see the sanitation man put the crate into the crusher. I rushed him and caught him flush on the temple with a titanic right hand he was out cold, convulsing on the floor like an infantile retard. Mike Tyson

I like the hip writers: Fitzgerald, the guy who committed suicide, Hemingway, all those guys. Some of them were alcoholics and drug addicts but they had fun. They were real people. They formed the culture of American literature. Hemingway admired Tolstoy, Tolstoy admired Pushkin, and Mailer admired Hemingway. It all flows down. The greats are all connected. One day I'm gonna write a book myself. The first chapter will be about what a rough deal my momma got. She believed in you guys and your society. Mike Tyson

I sacrifice so much of my life, can I at least get laid? Mike Tyson

I live for the moment to hit people. Mike Tyson

You ca' be disturbed by anything. There's no emotion involved. You ca' feel sorrow, you ca' feel pity, there's nothing you feel. The job has to be done. Mike Tyson

Sometimes they laugh at things I don't think are funny, but I believe if they're laughing at me, it's a good show. Mike Tyson

I don't want anyone to have to interview me. I wish I didn't have to talk too much about myself. Mike Tyson

Reported in The New Yorker as: At one point, I thought life was about acquiring things. Life is totally about losing everything. Mike Tyson

The act of treachery is an art, but the traitor himself is a piece of shit. Mike Tyson

I'm many things: I'm a convicted rapist, I'm a hell-raiser, I'm a father, a loving father. I'm a semi-good husband...I'm pretty much a tyrant-titan. Mike Tyson

I'm a vegan. I lost 150 pounds because of being a vegan. Mike Tyson

Everybody in America is so money-hungry. It's like a rat race and even when you win you're still a freaking rat. Mike Tyson

I'm going to gut you like a fish. Mike Tyson

That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke. Mike Tyson

I paid a worker at New York's zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin (his wife). When we got to the gorilla cage there was 1 big Silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas. They were so powerful but their eyes were like an innocent infant. I offered the attendant $10,000 to open the cage and let smash that silverback's snotbox! He declined. Mike Tyson

Without struggle, there is no progress. There has to be struggle in your life. You have to grow in experience to control your ego. Cause, you know, an ego can be crushed, it can be killed, it can be smashed, but it comes back. It never dies. That's the thing about the ego: it never dies. Mike Tyson

To be successful in sports or business, you really have to live the lifestyle. Success is about lifestyle. Just because I was training and working hard, that didn't make me champion or a good fighter. My lifestyle made me a good fighter. In my mind and my daily life, I was the heavy weight champ when I was 15 or 14. I lived the life of the heavyweight champion, and that's who I became. And that is so much more than just training. So, when the time presented itself, that's who I already was. I was ready. I was already there. Mike Tyson

There are not many regrets that I have. There are a few things that I wish I'd changed in my life, but they are not so dramatic that I'd go out of my way to change them. But I go back and think about my life so far periodically in my head. Mike Tyson

Every win, regardless a good or bad one, gives you more confidence. Mike Tyson

I was an emotional manipulator of fighters . . . You have to know how to be cold, you know? Just have no -emotions, no feelings. It takes time, though, to develop that. I'd been working on that since I was 12 years old. It doesn't happen overnight. Mike Tyson

I was very dedicated and serious about fighting. I'd read about all the fighters. I found out where they came from, knew about their mothers and their fathers . . . I just read all about their lives, their training. Mike Tyson

I'm not a Republican, but I have some conservative views on certain things. I'm not a Democrat, either. It's just very difficult that these people hate each other over a belief. I think it all comes down to ego and competitiveness. Mike Tyson

Anger is my biggest enemy in life. Mike Tyson

If you can't remember the small things, how are you going to remember the big things? The mind is a real dangerous neighborhood to travel by ourselves. Mike Tyson

There's no future in our past. Just experience. We want to return to it, but we don't want to close the door on it either. Mike Tyson

Every punch I threw with bad intentions to a vital area...I aimed for his ear...I wanted to bust his eardrum...Every punch had bad intentions...My record will last for immortality, It'll never be broken...I want to live forever...I refuse to lose...I would have to be carried out dead to lose...I was coming to destroy and win the Heavyweight Championship of the World, which I done. Mike Tyson

That's all they said was wrong with me? Mike Tyson

This is a weird feeling in my life I have to deal with, not being a violent man anymore when my whole life's reputation was built on being extremely violent. I just don't know how to deal with that right now. I don't even go to strip clubs no more. I don't know who I am sometimes, but I am not the guy I used to be. I'm not an angel or anything. I'm still lascivious, periodically. I'm just looking for some balance in my life Mike Tyson

I don't know that person anymore, that guy in '86, '87. I don't know that guy no more. I don't have no affinity for that guy no more. I have no affinity for the guy who said, 'I am the greatest fighter God produced.' I have no affinity for the guy who said he would try to push his [opponent's] nose bone up into his brain. I just don't know that guy. I don't know who he is. I don't know where he came from. I don't have no kind of connection with him no more Mike Tyson

I tried to stay away from King. You can't do it. It's like staying away from taxes. Sooner or later, he'll get you. Mike Tyson

At one point, I thought life was about acquiring things. Life is totally about losing everything. Mike Tyson

I just don't have the desire no more, I don't have the stomach to do it no more. I don't even kill insects in my house. I just don't kill anything no more. I used to kill pigeons, rip their heads off, 'You dirty rat pigeon!' I don't even have the heart to kill an animal no more. I just changed my whole life in general. That probably could have changed the way I fight. Mike Tyson

There are nine million people who see me in the ring and hate my guts. Most of them are white. That's okay. Just spell my name right. Mike Tyson

Most of my fans are too sensitive. I'm a cruel and cold and hard person. I've been abused in every way you can imagine. Save your tears. I lost my sensitivity. You embarrass me when you cry. Mike Tyson

When you have something in life that you want to accomplish greatly, you have to be willing to give up your happiness...I've lost all my sensitivity as far as being embarrassed, being shy, you just have to lose that. Mike Tyson

Destroy or be destroyed! I just love that way of life! Mike Tyson

I'm the best fighter in the world. No one can beat me....My objective is to inflict as much pain as possible, to win and win spectacularly...Ever since I was 12 years old, I was groomed to be the heavyweight champion of the world. I've been prepared to handle the pressure, the dealing with the press, everything. Mike Tyson

Every great general and warrior from the beginning of time was high. Mike Tyson

I can sell out Madison Square Garden masturbating Mike Tyson

When you're a great finisher, you'll become popular. Joe Louis was a great finisher. Mike Tyson

I still ca' believe [ Muhammad Ali ] knows my name. It astounds me he knows who I am. I first met Ali in 1976. I was locked up in a juvenile home and he came to visit. I"ve never forgotten it. Mike Tyson

I have to always make sure I don't stay in one place and spend too much time one subject. I have my wife tell me [through an earpiece], "Come back! You're taking too long on that subject." I need to be reeled in. Mike Tyson

I'm here to serve God and be of service. I'm nothing; everything out here is a lot bigger than me. Mike Tyson

In a 2005 post-fight interview Tyson described boxing as the hurt business. Mike Tyson

After his final fight: I felt like I was 120 years old. I feel like Rip Van Winkle right now. Mike Tyson

I can talk about humility, but I'm not humble. I mean, if you say, 'I'm humble,' you've just contradicted yourself. But I'm trying to be, man, I'm trying so hard. Mike Tyson

One of my friends once saw another guy's (criminal) record and said, 'Look, this guy is a born troublemaker, just a loser.' I had to tell him, 'No, that's my record - and it doesn't include my juvenile history.' Mike Tyson

In 2005: Most of my fans are too sensitive. I'm a cruel and cold and hard person. I've been abused in every way you can imagine. Save your tears. I lost my sensitivity. You embarrass me when you cry. Mike Tyson

I wish that you guys had children so I could kick them in the fucking head or stomp on their testicles so you could feel my pain because that's the pain I have waking up every day. Mike Tyson

You're smart too late and old too soon. Mike Tyson

As human beings, nobody gets out of this world free. We all have to do some suffering before we leave. Mike Tyson

Back when I was a kid, I never liked the kind of kids that my kids have become. They're privileged and have things very easy. But I'm proud of them. None of my kids are getting high, they love school, they're very popular. Mike Tyson

I never wanted to do anything else but fight, when I was a kid. I never had any broader perspective of my own perspective. I didn't know anything about anything else. I just wanted to fight until I could fight no more, and then I wanted to own a bar and drink and tell war stories. Mike Tyson

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth. Mike Tyson

I'm in trouble because I'm normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don't like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself. Mike Tyson

I'm not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I'm right. Mike Tyson

I'm just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too. Mike Tyson

I was hoping he would get up so I could hit him again and keep him down. Mike Tyson

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