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By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

One thing with me, and every goal I've had - in the sport of swimming, my mother didn't know my goals. The only person that knew my goals were my coaches.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

I was very fortunate at a young age to learn what goal setting is and how to take time and spend it the right way. I have a lot going on now, but I want my family to have everything I had growing up and more, and yeah, for me to do that there are times when I need to jump on a plane and travel around the world in a week. But also, it's like, if I start getting burnt out, I know when I need to take a break. Your body tells you; just listen to what your heart is saying.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I don't like to be second in anything. I was trying, I just wasn't going anywhere.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

Anything is possible as long as you want it, you work for it. Doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, the only person that can really put pressure on you is yourself

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I grew up around the pool with my sisters. Both of my sisters swam. I was always there. So I thought, why not? My mom put us in the water for water safety, so we were comfortable in the water in case anything ever happened. I learned that way, and started liking it more and more.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I always have on my headphones to block out all of the other distractions and I'm just focused on doing the best that I can.... There a few of them ... DMX Party Up ... Mack 10 BC and Ice Cube Connected for Life. I also listen to the Eminem CD ...whichever song really gets me going that night

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

So many people along the way,whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can't be done. But it all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there no limits.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

Dream as big as you can dream, and anything is possible.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

There's such a high stigma around talking about your feelings or insecurities because, especially for men, we don't want to show that "weakness." But I'm always like, "OK, what would you rather do: Show weakness and get better, or continue to get worse and who knows where that leads?" There's something behind the suicide rate continuing to climb year after year. Why don't we ask for help?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

Coming into tonight, I knew it was going to be a great race, ... In the 400, Laszlo put up a 4:10.1 earlier in the year, and so you expect him to put up a good time in (the 200). I knew Ryan was going to be fast coming off his short course season, and he's improved a lot since Athens, so I just wanted to go out there and relax a bit and go out there and do what I had to do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

We're all a little tired.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I'm so sick of the water.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I felt comfortable in the water. I was in my own world, focused. I love sports and I'm a very goal-oriented person. Once I started falling in love with sports, it was easy. I was able to put my mind on something and go for it. That's how I am with everything, it doesn't matter what it is that I do. If I want to do something, nothing will stand in my way.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

It's cool just because I've had this dream of changing the sport of swimming and it's finally happening.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

I treat every race the same. We all wanted to swim fast today and give something back to the crowd.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

If we can continue to come together and work on small things little by little, at least it's something. It's a start. At least now there's a lot more talk about climate change and the Earth's state than when I was a kid. I guess it's better late than never? But it's also very tricky because this is something that's so important to so many of us, and a lot of people don't see it that way. But hopefully, we can get all our points across to them - one by one, one person at a time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

We need to make seeing a therapist more accessible; we've got to crack down on this and allow people the opportunity to seek help. It's going to be a game-changer. I would love people to become more vulnerable and reach out and ask for help. I would never want somebody to go through the feelings I had, almost exactly three years ago, of not wanting to be alive. That's a scary thing, and to think of where I am today compared to that - that's way bigger than winning a gold medal.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

My mom never really pushed me into doing something. It was kind of whatever I wanted to do, and that was what made me continue and have the longevity that I had in my career. I went through ups and downs in the pool when I loved it and when I hated it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

You can't put a limit anything.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

It's tough to put into words right now, but I finished my career how I wanted to. Through the ups and downs of my career I've still been able to do everything that I've ever wanted to accomplish.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

Perseverance, determination, commitment, and courage-those things are real. The desire for redemption drives you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

Our time on Earth is already short enough. For me, it's like every single day I try to be as happy as I can. It's crazy to think about. We never have enough time. That's always the thing. We always want to do more. So it's about being able to spend time on the things that are most important to you. Life is a lot easier that way, and obviously life is pretty difficult a lot of the time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

My goal is one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, 'I'm an Olympic gold medalist.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I'm kind of a creature of habit. Once I get used to doing things, it's like second nature.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

Things can change in the blink of an eye!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I learned how fast you can go from being an international hero to being a reference in a joke on a late night talk show.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

Obviously for water safety, you want to learn just to be comfortable in the water; that's the main goal. I think the second that you start freaking out and feeling uncomfortable, it's not going to go well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

Every day, there's always something to be worried about; you turn on the news and see something different every day, and it's terrible. Hopefully, as Americans, and as the inhabitants of the world, we can come together. We need to change lives - whether that's conserving water, destigmatizing mental health treatment or something else. We can change lives.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

I think to be - for me to be an American is - you know, it's one of the greatest things in the world for - you know, for me just because I've been able to grow up with everything. The freedom. You know, in my eyes this is the greatest country in the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

Swimming is fun. It's a lot funner than golf.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I have reached a place in my life where I need to sit down and say, 'Well, what do I do? What's best for me?' I need to look into options for the future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I have had extreme ups and downs. The biggest thing I learned after I broke my wrist is to never give up. Nothing in life will ever come easy. It depends on how you deal with those obstacles and how you overcome those obstacles. If you can overcome them, you're a stronger person. If you make mistakes along the way, as long as you never make that same mistake again, you're a successful person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

Eat, sleep and swim, that's all I can do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

I've been around water my whole life, so I basically really learned at a young age the importance of it but also one day, at one point, clean water will be hard to find. There's so many people throughout the world that don't have access to clean water. Obviously we're extremely fortunate to have the opportunities that we have and to have all the water that we have. Like I said, and I can't say it enough, we all should work together to try and conserve as much as we possible can.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I am excited to have the opportunity to help provide the same swim instruction that I received as a child when I was enrolled in a water safety class at five-years-old.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

Water has always been a large part of my life, so for me now, being a father with another child on the way, I'm just teaching some of the small things I've been able to learn - and passing that onto the younger generation. Small things like turning your faucet off when you brush your teeth, not taking a 30-minute shower when you really don't need to. So I want to teach the younger generation to spread the message and make a difference. I'm almost more excited to do this than I was to swim.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

I try to separate my personal life from swimming.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

Once I'm already in my room, I still have to open a door to get into my bed. It's like a giant box. It's like the boy in a bubble.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

Once I retire, I'm retiring. I'm done.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I finished my career the way I wanted to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

I think sometimes I guess you see records, say you want to get there and use that as motivation. In a way, it's kind of cool if there is a possibility to rewrite history and be up there with the greats of Olympic history.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

And I hope seeing a therapist becomes 10 times easier in the future. For me, once I came out of treatment, I got into a therapist and continued my road to recovery and health and happiness. But not everyone can do that. It's challenging to see a therapist when you work full-time, when you can't get an appointment within a week, and then by the time you do get one, maybe you feel like your "problem" has lessened and you don't bother to go in. It's about access.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I'm pretty lazy. My wife always says, "you're the laziest, most successful Olympian I've ever seen." How does that make sense? Honestly, if I have downtime, I'm really, really good at not doing anything.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

Before, it came easy for me. I don't have two speeds anymore. I need to focus on the small things that I once took for granted.