117+ Best Usain Bolt Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Usain St Leo Bolt, OJ, CD is a Jamaican former sprinter who is a world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay. Owing to his achievements and dominance in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. Profoundly inspirational Usain Bolt quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Usain Bolt Quotes

There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher. – Usain Bolt

It’s always a wake-up call to get beaten. – Usain Bolt

Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself. – Usain Bolt

Don’t think about the start of the race, think about the ending. – Usain Bolt

You can’t really give away anything in your book … should be exciting, it’s my life, and I’m a cool and exciting guy. – Usain Bolt

Repeating is harder than anything else. – Usain Bolt

In Jamaica, you learn as a child how to roll a joint. Everyone here has tried it. I did too – Usain Bolt

I was not stressing about what other people wanted. I put myself first. – Usain Bolt

When I was young, I didn’t really think about anything other than sports. – Usain Bolt

Where I’m from, there is no violence, pretty much. – Usain Bolt

A few people have said I should let you win – Usain Bolt

For me he (Tendulkar) is one of the greatest cricketers – Usain Bolt

I was always brought up to believe in Him [God], and to behave in certain ways. That is what my parents taught me and I always trust my parents. They have great values. – Usain Bolt

I had thought that I would stop in 2017, but my coach has told me to stop saying that as I may continue into 2018. I’m not thinking about it at the moment. – Usain Bolt

The important thing was that I got the win. It’s good for confidence and the season. – Usain Bolt

I would rather be lying in a bed than changing one. – Usain Bolt

I’ve got everything I wanted so I’m just happy. – Usain Bolt

I like to have fun, just stay relaxed. – Usain Bolt

My brother is really, really slow. – Usain Bolt

I’ve noticed in England once people reach a certain level, they feel they have to get married. – Usain Bolt

Rio would be my last Olympics. – Usain Bolt

I think the sport needs the help to continue to motivate athletes. – Usain Bolt

If you feel strongly about something and you want to voice your opinion, I feel it’s your right, so, that’s how I look at it because that’s how life is. – Usain Bolt

If I can stay [involved] with the sport, we can find different ways to motivate people and preach to them and explain to them that all they need is dedication to the sport. – Usain Bolt

There’s a lot of great Olympians, but for me, I try to prove myself as one of the best – and that’s the key thing. – Usain Bolt

At the end of the season, I normally get some time off training and can go on vacation and enjoy myself. – Usain Bolt

Rihanna, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj – we may not win, but we would have a lot of fun [in 4x400m relay team]. – Usain Bolt

I play football every Tuesday and Thursday early in the season. I am smart enough at the game. I score a lot of goals. I wouldn’t be the best in the world, but I am OK. – Usain Bolt

I don’t go to church so much, but I do believe in God and I understand the consequences of faith. – Usain Bolt

I am doing what I do [athletics] because the fans love it and it’s a part of me, it’s my personality. I think people come to see you run fast, but they also come to see a show, a performance. They want to see a personality, and that’s what I give them. – Usain Bolt

I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete. – Usain Bolt

I was playing cricket first and my cricket coach was the one that introduced me to track and field. – Usain Bolt

I really want to try soccer after I retire because I’ve watched football over the years, and I think I could be a good contender. – Usain Bolt

I don’t put myself under pressure. – Usain Bolt

One of the things we’re trying to do more of is not just take money from corporate partnerships but get more involved in the business side for when I retire. So, Puma are going to make me an ambassador for life. I have a clothing line coming out. I am investing a lot in housing in Jamaica, buildings for rent. – Usain Bolt

The clubs, that’s easy to cut out, because I know when the season ends, I can look forward to going out. – Usain Bolt

I don’t know the history of my sport. I’m not like those people who know everything. – Usain Bolt

I try to lead by example. – Usain Bolt

I remember once, actually the first race I ran; I fell. – Usain Bolt

I can’t really live outside Jamaica. I can be away, but only for a while. – Usain Bolt

Women always find you out when you lie. Always. No matter what, they always find out. They’re like detectives. – Usain Bolt

I think my acceleration is very good. That’s the key for me. – Usain Bolt

I can still improve a lot, but there is definitely a limit to what the human body can do. – Usain Bolt

Surprisingly, maybe the place I get recognised the least is the United States. America is not so big on track and field. Some recognise me there but lots don’t. – Usain Bolt

As long as I’m in good shape, you’ll always see me smiling. – Usain Bolt

I’d like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me. – Usain Bolt

Every season, for me, it’s like starting from scratch again. – Usain Bolt

It’s a great feat for me to have broken my world record. – Usain Bolt

Yeah, I am lazy. There’s no doubt about that. – Usain Bolt

Once a year I will clean my room, just because I feel I should. – Usain Bolt

Believe in your dreams and that anything is possible. – Usain Bolt

I just imagine all the other runners are big spiders, and then I get super scared. – Usain Bolt

I think sometimes, when you’re on top and all you do is win, win, win, win, win, you get lazy and lose focus. When you lose it opens your eyes and you get serious. There is always a time when it is good to lose, at the right time for you. – Usain Bolt

A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time. – Usain Bolt

No matter who you are, no matter what you’re doing, no matter how focus you are, no matter how ready you think you? are, you’re not gonna catch me – Usain Bolt

I want to thank GOD for everything he as done for me cause without him none of this wouldn’t be possible. – Usain Bolt

I have just accepted certain things and it makes it easier. I accept I will get injured. I accept I cannot win every race. I work hard to decrease the chances of those things happening but I accept they will happen. A lot of people don’t accept it. They get injured, they go crazy. – Usain Bolt

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. – Usain Bolt

I just want to push the barriers and see what I can do and how far I can go. I am just determined and driven. – Usain Bolt

You have to get to the worst to get better. – Usain Bolt

I don’t think limits. – Usain Bolt

I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation. – Usain Bolt

I stopped worrying about the start. The end is what’s important. – Usain Bolt

Each training session I’m getting better and better. I have no other duties now, no worries, it’s all about training, eating and sleeping. I have a lot more time and can put a lot more effort into training. I’m feeling better every day. As long as I’m feeling myself I’m definitely in no doubt I can go to the Olympics and win. – Usain Bolt

I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me. – Usain Bolt

For me, time is everything, because from the time you wake up you have to have your heart and soul in this. You have to work through the day, you have to go to the gym, you have to eat, and yet you have to work as fast as possible to get home and get rest before the next day begins again. – Usain Bolt

When I’m at the gym, I think about chicks, going to the beach, and looking good. I do it for the girls. – Usain Bolt

I never single out any one competitor. I treat all my rivals equally. – Usain Bolt

I’ve learned over the years that if you start thinking about the race, it stresses you out a little bit. I just try to relax and think about video games, what I’m gonna do after the race, what I’m gonna do just to chill. Stuff like that to relax a little before the race. – Usain Bolt

I still have the drive. I just want to push the barriers and see what I can do and how far I can go. I am just determined and driven. – Usain Bolt

If Queen Elizabeth knight hooded me and I would get the title Sir Usain Bolt. That sounds very nice. – Usain Bolt

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. – Usain Bolt

I’ve worked hard over the years, I’ve been injured, and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it. – Usain Bolt

But if I keep my core and back strong, the scoliosis doesn’t really bother me. – Usain Bolt

If you’re the Olympic champion, then they have to wait four more years to get you again. – Usain Bolt

If I get to be a legend, I’ve achieved my goal. – Usain Bolt

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. – Usain Bolt

But anybody who steps into the lane beside you is the biggest competition because they made it to the finals. – Usain Bolt

If you think about racing too much you may just lose it a little bit. – Usain Bolt

You do not want to get married at 22! Especially if you’re famous, because girls are going to be throwing themselves at you. – Usain Bolt

When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are. – Usain Bolt

All I have to do is to work on transition and technique. – Usain Bolt

I have dedicated my life to the 200m, I really love the 200m a lot. – Usain Bolt

There are things that bother me. I try not to let them, but they do. – Usain Bolt

Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you. – Usain Bolt

My coach told me if I broke the national record for the 200, I could run a 100. – Usain Bolt

Track and field was very big when I was growing up. – Usain Bolt

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. – Usain Bolt

My relationship with everyone in Jamaica is good. – Usain Bolt

I really don’t have a favorite meal. I eat anything. – Usain Bolt

Sleep is extremely important to me – I need to rest and recover in order for the training I do to be absorbed by my body – Usain Bolt

It was not perfect but I’m very happy. It could have been better, but I’m now looking forward to my second race of the season. – Usain Bolt

I have to move on now as there is no point to dwell on the past. I have a few days to refocus and get ready for the 200 meters on Friday. After this I have the 4×100-meter and a few other races before the end of the season. – Usain Bolt

I want to stay involved in athletics; I want to encourage kids to take part and try to grow the sport. – Usain Bolt

I looked up to Don Quarrie and Michael Johnson when I was younger. They were the best in the 200m which was my main event growing up. – Usain Bolt

Unfortunately, I don’t usually get to see much outside the Olympics as I compete almost every day. I have been to Rio a few times and got a tour of the sites. It is a spectacular city. – Usain Bolt

I always support Argentina. I watched a lot of the European Championships but wasn’t supporting one team. I knew some players in a few of the teams and was just seeing how they played. It was nice for Ronaldo to win with Portugal. – Usain Bolt

Messi or Cristiano – Speed? Cristiano. Shot? Cristiano. Dribbling? Messi. Intelligence? Messi. Talent? Messi. Winner is Messi! – Usain Bolt

I leaned too early. I was running, I looked across, I realised I was going to win – the thought I was on for a world record entered my mind – I reached for the line when I should have stayed straight. – Usain Bolt

We’re not like the distance guys. I have a very simple approach. I don’t overcomplicate. People ask me, are you doing 42 steps, 44 steps for 100 metres? I don’t know. – Usain Bolt

I try to focus and compete and do positive things for the sport. – Usain Bolt

My diet is much better. I eat what I have to. The older you get, the better you get at making sacrifices. – Usain Bolt

I have learned that if this is what I am going to do, and do it well, then I have to avoid drinking. – Usain Bolt

The hard part for me is rest. I am a person who stays up late. If I go to bed early, I don’t sleep, but I know I have to rest. That is always a struggle for me. – Usain Bolt

I love competing. I am so competitive. I definitely need to win because I hate losing. I am the type who if I know I will lose I won’t compete. – Usain Bolt

The more success I have with track and field the bigger my brand is. So I would say I’m more of a brand now, trying to build for the future. – Usain Bolt

I don’t have a clue. These things don’t bother me. I think about the technical stuff but not how many steps or what my heart rate is. – Usain Bolt

I try not to eat too much fast food but still go for hot wings occasionally. As I get older, I have to pay more attention to my diet. My favorite food is jerk pork. – Usain Bolt

I try to live my life to the best, but I just always preach that you should just work hard and do your best. – Usain Bolt

I want to be one of the greatest athletes ever to live, not only in track and field, but in all of general sport. – Usain Bolt

My favorite thing is always wings. That is my guilty pleasure. – Usain Bolt

I stay as far away from politics as possible, or any controversy. – Usain Bolt

Everyone has the right to their own opinion. – Usain Bolt

The older I get, the less I am bothered by talk like that. I have total faith in my coach [Yohan Blake], total faith. – Usain Bolt

You have good days and bad days. – Usain Bolt

There are so many Jamaican people here in London, it’s going to be like being at home for me. – Usain Bolt

Since they came in with the selfie, it’s the worst thing. You hardly ever get asked for autographs any more. It’s always selfies. – Usain Bolt

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