Michael Phelps quotes

Last updated: July 17th, 2020

 Things won’t go perfect. It’s all about how you adapt from those things and learn from mistakes.

I can only control my own performance. If I do my best, then I can feel good at the end of the day.

I want to go to the World Cup. I want to go to the Masters. I want to go… anywhere.

“If you say can’t you’re restricting what you can do or ever will do.”


I like to just think of myself as a normal person who just has a passion, has a goal and a dream and goes out and does it. And that’s really how I’ve always lived my life.

Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home.

I like to just think of myself as a normal person who just has a passion, has a goal and a dream, and goes out and does it. And that’s really how I’ve always lived my life.

“If I didn’t swim my best, I’d think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy.”

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.

It doesn’t matter what else is going on. When you walk into your arena or your – whatever you excel at, you’re there to take care of the job that you have to do.

“There are always going to be obstacles that come in your way, stay positive.”

If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.

I won’t predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.

I know it won’t be eight medals again. If you want to compare me to that, that’s your decision, not mine. I’m going out there to try to accomplish the things that I have in my mind and in my heart.

“People say to me, You’re so lucky. You get to see the world. But I don’t. I go to the hotel and the pools and back again. That’s it.”

I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do.

I think everybody pees in the pool. It’s kind of a normal thing to do for swimmers.

 If I didn’t swim my best, I’d think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy.

“You can’t put a limit to anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”

I found something I love…and never gave up.

I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That’s where I belong.

 I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.

“I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That’s where I belong.”

So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can’t be done. But all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach.

The more you dream the more you achieve.

I think the biggest things I am looking forward to is getting new faces into the sport. Getting kids who could be afraid of water to feel comfortable in the pool.

 I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.

“With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination.

I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There’s no better time to try this than now.

The more you dream the more you achieve.

 I can’t remember the last day I didn’t train.

“I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.”

I won’t predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.

I live a pretty conservative life, so I probably really haven’t done anything crazy.

I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.

“When I feel tired, I just think about how great I will feel, once I finally reach my goal.”

I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.

I live a pretty conservative life, so I probably really haven’t done anything crazy.

“Every day after I wake up, I think, ‘Wait… this can’t be real; I’m still going to wake up.”

“I found something I love… and never gave up!”

I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.

I’m a Dunkin’ Donuts kind of guy. I also like Cadbury’s.

“You have to have a dream so that you can get up in the morning.”

I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’ I don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I’d like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.

“I want to be able to look back say, I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful. I don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I’d like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.”

I believe in God; I’m not saying I’m highly religious.

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