66 Famous Mike Tyson Quotes that will inspire you

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You might have heard about the famous name, Mike Tyson, who is an American former professional boxer who had earns numerous awards and championships. He is a former heavyweight boxing champion; he is also an actor featured in many movies.

Moreover, at that time, there was none undisputed World Heavyweight Champion rather than him and able to hold the record as the youngest professional boxer to win a heavyweight title. He was only 20 years old when he won his first heavyweight title.

Mike Tyson quote on sport
Mike Tyson quote on sport

Here is the list of his famous quotes. Trust me; you will be changed after obeying his quotes. 

“I ain’t the same person I was when I bit that guy’s ear off.”

“I love to hit people. I love to.”

“My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.”

“When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap – people shouldn’t read that stuff.”

“I think the average person thinks I’m a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me.”

“I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.”

“I’m the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don’t believe it, check the cash register.”

“People are going to say what they say. I know sometimes I say things; I offend people.”

“If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me?”

“I’m a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.”

“I’m just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too.”

“I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society.”

“When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again.”

“When you see me smash somebody’s skull, you enjoy it.”

“Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent.”

“When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him.”

“I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose, because I try to punch the bone into the brain.”

“Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters.”

“I know I’m going to blow one day. My life is doomed the way it is. I have no future.”

“I was hoping he would get up so I could hit him again and keep him down.”

“Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if I punched my wife I would rip her head off. It’s all lies. I have never laid a finger on her.”

“I feel bad about my outlook, how I feel about people and society, and that I’ll never be part of society the way I should.”

“I’m not Mother Teresa, but I’m not Charles Manson, either.”


“I’m not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I’m right.”

“I think I’ll take a bath in his blood.”

“I’ve lived places these guys can’t defecate in.”

“The drug dealers, they sympathize with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character.”

“I have the same malice in my heart as far as the fight game is concerned, but outside the ring, I won’t say anything a dignified man won’t say.”

“I did my time for the rape. I paid my money to Las Vegas. I paid my dues.”

“Quayle said the worst thing that happened to him was that he never trusted his own judgment. I said from now on I am going to go with my own judgment.”

“I just want to be humble at all times.”

“I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It’s ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.”

“I know why they don’t like me because they want the money I have.”

“I’m just happy I’m not a phony.”

“I just want to do what I do best, and that’s fight. I love it.”


“I know how hard it is to be a woman, especially a black woman.”

“The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don’t have any particular goal in sight.”

“That’s what people respect, the fact that I wasn’t a chump that laid on his back and gave up.”

“You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative.”

“I just look around and say, I’m a mess. I don’t know why I do things.”

“It’s good to know how to read, but it’s dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you’re reading.”

“I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day.”

“Every time there’s a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.”

“I’m a nut case, but that is what I believe.”

“Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn’t talk much. I never met him.”

“As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.”

“I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.”

“I’m a historian, and that freaks me out.”


“That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke.”

“Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s just a cycle.”

“I can inspire people on how to use money, how to get economically powerful.”

“Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used.”

“Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.”

“I just want to conquer people and their souls.”

“God lets everything happen for a reason. It’s all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.”

“I’ll go back and take what the people owe me.”

“I’m going to gut you like a fish.”

“One day some guy is going to get a billion-dollar fight.”

“Everybody’s got plans… until they get hit.”

“Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.”

“I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one.”

“I don’t react to a tragic happening any more. I took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don’t care about anything. It’s just too hard for me to get emotional. I can’t cry no more.”

“You can’t stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.”

“I don’t try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That’s nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.”

“Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people.”

“I’m in trouble because I’m normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don’t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.”

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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