Top 18 Florence Griffith Joyner Quotes

Florence Griffith Joyner was an American track and field athlete who was born on December 21, 1959. Unfortunately, he died on September 21, 1998, due to an epileptic seizure. She is the fastest woman till now and was a popular figure in international track and field. This popularity was possible for her because she used to give a record-setting performance and flamboyant personal style.

She was in California during her childhood days and enjoyed athletic from her young age. Her victory in the 1988 Olympics provides her with three gold medals. And her retirement was done in February 1989. Just after her retirement, she worked as a pop culture figure through endorsement deals, designing, and acting.

Florence Griffith Joyner on field
Florence Griffith Joyner on field

“A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“When anyone tells me I can’t do anything… I’m just not listening anymore.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“Conventional is not for me. I like things that are uniquely Flo. I like being different.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I couldn’t wait until I grew up. I used to look at my mom’s stockings and put them on with her high heels and mess with my hair.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“To do justice to a lifelong dream of being a writer, I must give it the intense concentration and focus I gave to track. To do both with excellence is not possible. It is with a sense of sadness and joyous anticipation that I leave the track and move on.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

6th of 18 Florence Griffith Joyner Quotes

“I believe in the impossible because no one else does.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I don’t always have the best eating habits. I like butter and ice cream. There are days when I should work out, and I don’t. But it’s never too late to change old habits.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“People want to think that staying in shape costs a lot of money. They couldn’t be more wrong. It doesn’t cost anything to walk. And it’s probably a lot cheaper to go to the corner store and buy vegetables than take a family out for fast food.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“If you want to run as fast as the men, you’ve got to train like the men.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I love working with kids, talking with them and listening to them. I always encourage kids to reach beyond their dreams. Don’t try to be like me. Be better than me.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I used to be teased for the way I wore my hair at school. I used to do things like wear a different-colored sock on each leg.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I like being unconventional.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

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“The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto. My parents helped direct my path.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I was always doing something physical. My brothers and I used to have handstand contests. We’d walk around the projects on our hands and see who could get the farthest. I was always playing football with them, basketball or racing in the street.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I have been running since I was 7. I was trying to restructure the way my body was made instead of trying to master the way I ran. I would get so frustrated with my starts in practices that I would just cry. When I ran, I wouldn’t even try to get out of the blocks, I would just run.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“That’s what I’d like to do on the President’s Council. Make sports and athletics available to every youth in America, not just one day a week like it was for me, but every day.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I don’t do drugs. I never have taken any drugs. I don’t believe in them.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I’ve always overworked in the weight room. I love working with weights. I knew they’d give me the strength I needed.”― Florence Griffith Joyner

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