This is an ultimate list of the 200+ famous Michael Phelps quotes to inspire and motivate you.

Michael Phelps is an American former competitive swimmer who won a total of 28 Olympics medals, including 23 Olympic gold medals and 13 Olympic gold medals in individual events.

Michael is considered one of the greatest Olympians of all time as his performance in the Rio Olympics was unique by winning multiple gold medals at the age of 31 well beyond the typical peak for male swimmers.

Below are some famous Michael Phelps quotes that will inspire you to unlock your full potential.

Best Michael Phelps Quotes

“Records are made to be broken.” – Michael Phelps

“Every day is different and every day brings something more exciting.” – Michael Phelps

“I’m kind of a creature of habit. Once I get used to doing things, it’s like second nature.” – Michael Phelps

“Things can change in the blink of an eye!” – Michael Phelps

“When you use your imagination anything can happen.” – Michael Phelps

“My strategy is that I actually have absolutely no strategy.” – Michael Phelps

“Nobody is going to put a limit on what I’m doing.” – Michael Phelps

“Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination.” – Michael Phelps

“Eat, sleep and swim, that’s all I can do.” – Michael Phelps

“The problem with heart disease is the first symptom is often fatal.” – Michael Phelps

“It’s not how you start, but it’s how you finish.” – Michael Phelps

“I am 26 and, and I don’t recover as fast as I have in the past.” – Michael Phelps

“I got the stamina. I can close.” – Michael Phelps

“I finished my career the way I wanted to.” – Michael Phelps

“Once I retire, I’m retiring. I’m done.” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Motivational Quotes

“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.” – Michael Phelps

“I consider myself normal. I’ve spent 20 years in the pool. I consider that something that’s normal.” – Michael Phelps

“I used to always go to church on holidays, but I don’t go much any more.” – Michael Phelps

“There were times I wouldn’t come to practice, because it didn’t excite me. It wasn’t interesting. I was kind of going through the motions.” – Michael Phelps

“Growing up in high school, I wasn’t hanging out with friends every day or on the weekends. Doing normal high school kid things was something I was willing to give up.” – Michael Phelps

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

“I usually try to eat lot of calories. With so many events, it is important to sustain a high level of energy through the entire meet. I usually eat two hours before a meet.” – Michael Phelps

“I’m a Dunkin’ Donuts kind of guy. I also like Cadbury’s.” – Michael Phelps

“I got a Cadillac Escalade. Put some rims on it, threw a couple TV’s in there, and installed a system. I stuck my Xbox in there. I had to go for it.” – Michael Phelps

“I eat pretty much whatever I want. I don’t have a strict diet. It’s all about cramming in as many calories into my system as I possibly can.” – Michael Phelps

“I haven’t swam in any of the rivers outside of Baltimore. I try to keep it in the pool.” – Michael Phelps

“I want to retire how I want to retire – and I have a great opportunity to do that.” – Michael Phelps

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

“For so long, I looked at myself as literally a kid who was talented who would go up and down the pool. That’s it. Nothing else. Very few people knew who I really was.” – Michael Phelps

“I still remember the days, not wanting to see anybody, not wanting to talk to anybody, really not wanting to live. I was on an express elevator to the bottom floor, wherever that might be.” – Michael Phelps

“For the millionth time, I’m retired. I keep saying it, and people keep answering, ‘Well, maybe he doesn’t mean it this time.’ But I do.” – Michael Phelps

“I want to continue the sport of swimming. I’m not going to give up until I think it’s reached where I want it to go. ” – Michael Phelps

“When we have a home crowd like this and the excitement that we have, it carries us a long way, … We knew it was going to be tough. The Aussies weren’t going to roll over and let us dominate. That’s how they are, and how they’ve always been.” – Michael Phelps

“I’m a little worried about the work. It’s a big step up from high school.” – Michael Phelps

“I looked over and I thought ‘Oh, man, I’ve got Roland again?’” – Michael Phelps

“The first 100-yards felt real good and I knew I had a good pace going. It feels good hearing the crowd and really gets you going. Just want to thank them for all the help.” – Michael Phelps

“You’re tired; you feel you can’t move; you’re truly hurting. That’s when he would throw down especially hard sets.” – Michael Phelps

“no goal is too high if you put your mind to it.” – Michael Phelps

“You can make a million mistakes, just not the same one twice.” – Michael Phelps

“I want to change the sport of swimming. I want people to talk about it, think about it, and look forward to seeing it. I want them to want to jump in and do it. That’s my goal.” After” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Inspirational Quotes

“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?” – 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.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“With social media, so many people have anxiety and depression because of it. Of course technology is somewhat good, but it can present so many issues; more and more we’re seeing what that’s causing, and it’s even leading to deaths. I just got finished doing a documentary called Anx with children talking about anxiety and recognizing their emotions and understanding them better. We need to let kids know it’s OK to not be OK. And we need to help them be comfortable talking about it.” – Michael Phelps

“I’m fortunate to have an amazing, strong mother who is so supportive of everything me and my sisters did growing up – but she was someone who never forced us to go swim or to go do this or that. She helped us think about certain consequences when we needed to, but we made our own decisions. I think if I were forced to swim, I wouldn’t have stayed in the pool as long as I did.” – Michael Phelps

“My little son is already like me – my mom has always said I used to bounce off the wall and never stop talking or sit still. I’m starting to see that with him. I guess it’s living proof he’s part of me.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“What does God mean to me? I guess I was made the way I am for some reason, and I’ve been able to find the talent I have, and I’ve been able to use it, so I’m grateful for that. I believe in God; [but] I’m not saying I’m highly religious.” – 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.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“Being able to do something that’s never been done before, that’s what I’ve always wanted to do. . . . There was nothing that was going to stand in my way of being the first.” – Michael Phelps

“Other nights … I visualize to the point that I know exactly what I want to do: dive, glide, stroke, flip, reach the wall, hit the split time to the hundredth, then swim back again for as many times as I need to finish the race.” – 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.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“Even in high school, I’d tell my mom I was sick of swimming and wanted to try to play golf. She wasn’t too happy. She’d say, ‘Think about this.’ And I’d always end up getting back in the pool.” – 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.” – 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.” – 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.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“Yeah, my friends call me Mike, Michael or just my last name.” – Michael Phelps

“But a hero should be somebody who can lift up other people with his courage and dedication.” – Michael Phelps

“In some sports, you can just get by on a lot of natural talent. In swimming, it helps to be long and lean, but you can’t be good at it without putting in the work. There is a direct connection between what you put into it and what you get out of it. If you have big ears or trouble focusing, but you work harder than the guy in the lane next to you, you’ll beat him.” – Michael Phelps

“Start with three sandwiches of fried eggs, cheese, lettuce, tomato, fried onions and mayonnaise; add one omelet, a bowl of grits and three slices of French toast with powdered sugar; then wash down with three chocolate chip pancakes” – Michael Phelps

“Some days you learn from a book; other days you learn from hours of practice; and then there are the times you’re so embarrassed by something, you know you’ll never do it again. That” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Quotes on Olympics

“I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.” – Michael Phelps

“It’s the Olympics. If you can’t get up to swim early in the morning, don’t go.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“Any Olympic sport is great to watch.” – Michael Phelps

“It’s great for us coming off an Olympics to have a team like this.” – Michael Phelps

“I was really hurting pretty bad the final 75 meters, I was definitely in pain, … My body has been beaten up pretty good in the last three months.” – Michael Phelps

“The last 20 meters weren’t very good, they didn’t feel good.” – Michael Phelps

“We wanted to secure the top spot, we wanted to be safe on the relay takeoffs, … The biggest thing is we wanted to give those guys tonight the middle lane. We expect a fast swim from those four guys.” – Michael Phelps

“We wanted to split our relays up and see what would happen, … It was a good way to end the meet.” – Michael Phelps

“That’s the most pain I’ve ever been in after a 200. It’s exhaustion more than anything.” – Michael Phelps

“He just got out of the 100m fly, so I had a little advantage. But you know he’s going to put something together.” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Quotes about Swimming

“Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home.” – Michael Phelps

“I won’t predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.” – Michael Phelps

“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.” – Michael Phelps

“Why is it such a big deal what I’m swimming?” – Michael Phelps

“I try to separate my personal life from swimming.” – Michael Phelps

“When the Australians walked out, the crowd went nuts, and when we walked out, the crowd went even more nuts. I can’t describe how amazing that was. Three thousand people were here rooting for the two strongest swimming nations. I’ll never forget that, and I was glad to be part of it.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“Swimming is fun. It’s a lot funner than golf.” – Michael Phelps

“I wanted to do something nobody ever did. This goes hand in hand with my goal of changing swimming.” – Michael Phelps

“I wanted to get the fastest time in the world this year, but with everything going on, it’s a pretty decent swim, … I knew I was under world record pace. You could tell by the crowd. You can always tell at these meets when something good is going on because of the crowd.” – Michael Phelps

“When we got in the race, we knew what we had to do and knew what we wanted to do. Having three of four guys from the American record 800 free relay is a pretty solid relay, so we thought we could take a crack at the U.S. Open record tonight. We’re all a little tired, but that’s the fifth-fastest American relay ever, so it’s not a bad time. We ended tonight on a great note.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“This is the first medal I’ve ever won in an international meet. For it to be gold is incredible. It feels great. I can’t explain it.” – Michael Phelps

“I’m satisfied in a way because this is an eye opener for me, … I didn’t have the success I’ve always been able to have. I learned a lot.” – Michael Phelps

“I don’t like to be second in anything. I was trying, I just wasn’t going anywhere.” – Michael Phelps

“We’re all a little tired.” – Michael Phelps

“We wanted to see how close we could get to the world record. We’ll take that for right now.” – Michael Phelps

“I treat every race the same. We all wanted to swim fast today and give something back to the crowd.” – Michael Phelps

“I don’t want to be the next Mark Spitz; I want to be the first Michael Phelps” – Michael Phelps

“If you’re not on your ‘A’ game in our workouts every day, you’re going to get absolutely smoked.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Quotes on Success

“I found something I love, and I never gave up.” – Michael Phelps

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

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

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

“Goals should never be easy.” – Michael Phelps

“If you’re not serious about training, conditioning, and practice. You’re not serious about being your best.”  – Michael Phelps

Nothing is impossible.” – Michael Phelps

“All it takes is an imagination.” – Michael Phelps

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

“Perseverance, determination, commitment, and courage – those things are real. The desire for redemption drives you.” – Michael Phelps

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

“I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.” – Michael Phelps

“My mum and I joke that I had a middle school teacher who said I’d never be successful.” – Michael Phelps

“I was able to not have the success I wanted but I was able to learn a lot over this week that will carry me for the next few years.” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Quotes about Winning

“Records are always made to be broken no matter what they are. Anybody can do anything that they set their mind to.” – 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.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“I have a lot of goals, but I think that I just want to take it day by day.” – Michael Phelps

“I knew I was not a failure in any way, and so did those close to me. It doesn’t matter if you fall short; it is never a failure to go after goals with everything you’ve got.” – Michael Phelps

“I listen to music before my competitions to get me pumped up. It helps me stay focused.” – Michael Phelps

“I knew it would take a world record to win this race, … He was better prepared than I was for this race. The Texas guys have awesome starts and turns — two things I don’t do well. Those are two things I need to improve on before Athens.” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Quotes about Having no Limits

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps

“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps

“And, you know, being able to wear the stars and stripes, when you step up on one of the blocks or, you know, when you step off of an airplane or when you hear the national anthem play, you know, it’s one of the greatest feelings in the world because you know that there are people at home who are supporting you and watching you.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“I want to go to the World Cup. I want to go to the Masters. I want to go… anywhere.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“The more you dream the more you achieve.” – Michael Phelps

“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.” – 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.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

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

“I’m the same kind of guy before all this happened.” – Michael Phelps

“If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.” – Michael Phelps

“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.” – Michael Phelps

“I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.” – Michael Phelps

“I can’t remember the last day I didn’t train.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“If I bring back only one gold people are going to say it’s a disappointment. But not too many of them own an Olympic gold medal so if I get one I’m going to be happy.” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Quotes about Dream

“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.” – Michael Phelps

“It’s cool just because I’ve had this dream of changing the sport of swimming and it’s finally happening.” – Michael Phelps

“This was a dream come true for me, … Ever since I was a little kid, I was dreaming of this. But when I saw Erik over there, it was even more incredible.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“Dream as big as you can dream, and anything is possible.” – Michael Phelps

“If you put your mind to anything that you dream, you can achieve it.” – Michael Phelps

“In 2003, I was in the best shape that I’ve ever been in my entire life. Last summer was something that I’d always dreamt of, … This doesn’t even compare to those meets. It’s almost more of a steppingstone than anything.” – Michael Phelps

“The things I am doing right now I have dreamt about my whole life.” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Quotes on Goals

“I think with practice, you can be whatever you want to be, and with a goal, you can go in any direction that you want to go in.” – Michael Phelps

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

“If I want to achieve the goals I’ve set, I’ve got to be in tip-top shape.” – Michael Phelps

“I see my goals as personal and I always have. That’s just been how I’ve worked.” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Quotes on Sports

“This is my 20th year in the sport. I’ve known swimming and that’s it. I don’t want to swim past age 30; if I continue after this Olympics, and come back in 2016, I’ll be 31. I’m looking forward to being able to see the other side of the fence.” – Michael Phelps

“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.” – 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.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“My goal is one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, ‘I’m an Olympic gold medalist.’” – Michael Phelps

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

“There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid $50 to get my e-mail address. It was pretty shocking. I got one this morning from Scotland. A girl’s requesting a signed photo of me.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“I like to get in my own world. When I’m getting ready for a meet, I always have headphones on, listening to rap music to get myself fired up.” – 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” – Michael Phelps

“You can’t put a limit anything.” – Michael Phelps

“I don’t have a strict diet. It’s all about cramming in as many calories into my system as I possibly can. To be honest with you, I have a tough time keeping weight on.” – Michael Phelps

“I feel like Aaron brings out the best in me” – Michael Phelps

“When I race, I don’t think about it; it just happens.” – Michael Phelps

“I would visualize the best- and worst-case scenarios. Whether I get disqualified or my goggles fill up with water or I lose my goggles or I come in last, I’m ready for anything.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“We wanted to try something new to get more attention from the average Joe. Hopefully, everyone likes it and it will attract new fans to the sport.” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Quotes about Water

“I’ve been able to get an excitement back in the water.” – Michael Phelps

“My mom put me and my sisters in the water to feel comfortable, to have water safety.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“I’m so sick of the water.” – 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.” – 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.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Quotes about Life

“I live a pretty conservative life, so I probably really haven’t done anything crazy.” – Michael Phelps

“I’ve never lifted a single weight in my life.” – Michael Phelps

“I’ll be working with kids for the rest of my life.” – Michael Phelps

“There are too many kids who are drowning for lack of water safety. That’s something I’d like to do. Teaching kids to live an active lifestyle.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“I love to race the best people in the world and the fastest people in the world.” – 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.” – 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.” – 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.” – 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.” – Michael Phelps

“Every sponsor I’ve had has been something that fit my lifestyle, fit my personality.” – Michael Phelps

Famous Michael Phelps Quotes

“He got remarried and went on his way and did his thing and we did our thing.” – Michael Phelps

“You always know he’s going to put something together, … He’s got some speed, but we were able to hang on.” – Michael Phelps

“We’re eager to have our readers be able to read the newspaper in 18 to 19 minutes. My wife calls it ‘Newspapers Without Guilt.’ I can read the newspaper, get through this newspaper before it goes on the recycling stack.” – Michael Phelps

“With everything that’s been going on, it’s probably a decent swim for right now.” – Michael Phelps

“Bob has clearly stated that he’s dropping the bomb on me, … Hopefully we can change a few things in the upcoming year and improve on this.” – Michael Phelps

“Bob and I have gotten into it a number, number of times.” – Michael Phelps

“Folks between the ages of 25 and 54, households with children, households with a median income of $73,000, that’s our target demographic.” – Michael Phelps

“It was very tough doubling up but I’ve got no regrets. I was just destroyed (in the 100m) but I just wanted to put that race behind me.” – Michael Phelps

“It was tough. I wasn’t able to get out with the guys, … I was in their wake. I was just destroyed.” – Michael Phelps

“People really expect to get news and information for free. They get it free on TV, they get it free on the web, and there’s no reason they shouldn’t get it free in the newspaper.” – Michael Phelps

“A newspaper with shorter stories, more stories, and enormous emphasis on local news which is the news people don’t get.” – Michael Phelps

“A lot of new obstacles are coming, a lot of new feelings are coming, … I’m just taking it for what it is and learning from the mistakes I had this year.” – Michael Phelps

“It’s kind of a weird change, coming from Baltimore to Ann Arbor because its so much smaller. I like bigger towns better.” – Michael Phelps

“It takes a lot more out of you racing in the finals. I think it’s definitely a lot different from the trials, a whole lot more emotionally draining.” – Michael Phelps

“That’s an indication I’m sort of starting to fade.” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Quotes – FAQs

Here are some some frequently asked questions about Michael Phelps quotes.

Michael Phelps is an American former competitive swimmer who won a total of 28 Olympics medals, including 23 Olympic gold medals and 13 Olympic gold medals in individual events.

Michael is considered one of the greatest Olympians of all time as his performance in the Rio Olympics was unique by winning multiple gold medals at the age of 31 well beyond the typical peak for male swimmers.

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