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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

[Phelps] firmly denies that he takes drugs, suggesting that the notorious photo of him smoking from a bong was a one-time lapse of judgment.

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

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 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

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

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 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

For recovery, I think it's a big deal to eat within a half-hour after you exercise. Otherwise I just try to put carbs into my system before I swim and then load up on the protein after. I don't count calories. Whether it's Sour Patch Kids or Reese's or a bag of chips, if I feel like eating it, I'm going to eat it.

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

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

So, you know, if, if I wanted to get up and just play golf one day, I would just get up and play golf. If I wanted to go to Vegas, I would just get up and go to Vegas.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

I think with practice, you can being whatever you want to be, and with a goal you can go in any direction that you want to go in.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

We wanted to see how close we could get to the world record. We'll take that for right now.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

At a very young age, I wrote down the goals that I had so I could always see what I wanted to accomplish. And I would look at that goal sheet and think "I still want to do this."So I'd decide "I'm not quitting.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

Not having to travel and being able to settle in has helped me in training life and school life. I've learned to get a grip and take care of myself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

The one thing that's common to all successful people: They make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don't like to do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

Before the (Olympic) trials I was doing a lot of relaxing exercises and visualization. And I think that that helped me to get a feel of what it was gonna be like when I got there. I knew that I had done everything that I could to get ready for that meet, both physically and mentally

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

Being compared to Ian Thorpe, that could be one of the greatest compliments you could ever get in swimming - being compared to him and Mark Spitz.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

The problem with heart disease is the first symptom is often fatal.

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

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

I'm so sick of the water.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

It's the Olympics. If you can't get up to swim early in the morning, don't go.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

I try to separate my personal life from swimming.

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 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 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

When I'm focused, there is not one single thing, person, anything that can stand in the way of my doing something. There is not. If I want something bad enough, I feel I'm gonna get there.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

The only reason I started swimming was for water safety. Then, once I started falling in love with sports, I got more comfortable with it.

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 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 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 don't want to be the next Mark Spitz; I want to be the first Michael Phelps

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 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 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

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

Swimming is more than a once-every-four-years sport. My goal is to bring attention to swimming - to give it some personality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

Every day after I wake up, I think, 'Wait... this can't be real; I'm still going to wake up.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

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

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

I've always been fortunate in that I've been able to put myself in my own zone and relax. It comes naturally. I'm lucky to be that way

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Phelps

If you look at me, basically my whole entire life I've been around water. So when you look at a stat like, "If you leave the faucet running for two minutes while you brush your teeth you waste four gallons of water," to me that's mind-blowing. There are so many people that don't even have access to clean water, and people leave their faucets running. For me it was something that fit with things that I believe in.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Phelps

There are so many things that I still want to do. My foundation, growing my brand . . . the list is endless. I'm honestly busier now than I was when I was swimming. It's kind of weird, but I feel like more of an adult because I have to do stuff every day. Whether it's checking emails or making phone calls or doing this and that, it's fun for me. It's the start of a new chapter. At times, it is frustrating, but I know it's not going to be easy to accomplish the goals that I want.