Track and field was very big when I was growing up.
I’ve tried my hardest to bribe my chef, but my team have been clever and hired someone who not only is not bribeable but who chases me round the house and makes sure I eat what he’s cooked, and he lays out my vitamin pills and supplements in front of me so I can’t ‘forget’ to take them.
I can’t watch a Mayweather fight. I don’t find it exciting.
There are things that bother me. I try not to let them, but they do.
I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.
I just love dancing.
My brother is really, really slow.
I can’t really live outside Jamaica. I can be away, but only for a while.
I like music a lot.
I don’t even like to go out onto the streets sometimes because I can’t get anything done. People want pictures and autographs all the time.
If I get to be a legend, I’ve achieved my goal.
My coach keeps telling me to say I’m not going to retire. I should just go through the motions and see what I feel every year and see if I really want to do it, but personally, I want to do it, but my coach says just take your time, don’t rush.
If you think about racing too much you may just lose it a little bit.
If you’re the Olympic champion then they have to wait four more years to get you again.
Repeating is harder than anything else.
I have matured a lot.
I don’t think about records.
People like to see showdowns.
I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete.
I don’t know the history of my sport. I’m not like those people who know everything.
I definitely know I’m going to be working a lot more with my foundation when it comes to developing the kids in Jamaica.
There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.
I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.
For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it.
When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are.
I know what to do and I go and execute.
I would rather be lying in a bed than changing one.
Come on… when you’re running, if you see you’re going to win, you’re going to celebrate.
You do not want to get married at 22! Especially if you’re famous, because girls are going to be throwing themselves at you.
I try to lead by example.
My coach is pushing me harder than ever to make sure I stay at a good level.
It’s always a wake-up call to get beaten.
I don’t put myself under pressure.
All I have to do is to work on transition and technique.
I don’t think limits.
My relationship with everyone in Jamaica is good.
Manners is the key thing. Say, for instance, when you’re growing up, you’re walking down the street, you’ve got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can’t pass one person.
My name is Bolt, Lightning Bolt.
I will run against anybody.
As long as I’m in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
The three-peat has never been attempted, ever, and for me, I think it will add to my legendary status. I want to become one of the greatest athletes ever to have competed in any sport, so for me, that’s what it means.
You have good days and bad days.
But if I keep my core and back strong, the scoliosis doesn’t really bother me.
I have dedicated my life to the 200m, I really love the 200m a lot.
People always say I’m a legend, but I’m not. Not until I’ve defended my Olympic titles. That’s when I’ve decided I’ll be a legend.
It’s a great feat for me to have broken my world record.
I was playing cricket first and my cricket coach was the one that introduced me to track and field.
My coach told me if I broke the national record for the 200, I could run a 100.
I think my acceleration is very good. That’s the key for me.
Where I’m from, there is no violence, pretty much.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
But anybody who steps into the lane beside you is the biggest competition because they made it to the finals.