Top 74 Usain Bolt Quotes

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Usain St. Leo Bolt is the full name of one of the Jamaican sprinter popularly known as Usain Bolt.

He has won gold medals while competing in 100-meter and 200-meter races in an unprecedented three straight Olympic Games. Now, he is regarded as one of the adorable and greatest sprinters of all time.

In the beginning, he set himself as a track prodigy at the world junior championships of 2002. At that time, he became the youngest-ever male world junior champion on any occasion.

Usain Bolt makes numerous contributions to the history of the sprinter. And the following 74 quotes by Usain Bolt will motivate you to win like him.

Usain Bolt on field
Usain Bolt on the field

“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

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

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

“You have good days and bad days.”― Usain Bolt

5th of 74 Usain Bolt Quotes

“If I get to be a legend, I’ve achieved my goal.”― 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

“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

“Repeating is harder than anything else.”― Usain Bolt

“I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete.”― Usain Bolt

“I remember once, actually the first race I ran, I fell.”― 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

Usain Bolt quote on enemies
Usain Bolt quote on enemies

“A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.”― 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

“I don’t think limits.”― Usain Bolt

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

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

“Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you.”― Usain Bolt

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

“My name is Bolt, Lightning Bolt.”― Usain Bolt

20th of 74 Usain Bolt Quotes

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

“If you’re the Olympic champion then they have to wait four more years to get you again.”― 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

“All I have to do is to work on transition and technique.”― Usain Bolt

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

“Yeah, I am lazy. There’s no doubt about that.”― Usain Bolt

“I know what to do and I go and execute.”― Usain Bolt

“I don’t read a lot of books.”― Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt with his lovely mom
Usain Bolt with his lovely mom

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

“I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you.”― Usain Bolt

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

“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.”― Usain Bolt

“As long as I’m in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.”― Usain Bolt

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“I don’t like losing anyways.”― Usain Bolt

“People like to see showdowns.”― 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

“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

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

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

40th of 74 Usain Bolt Quotes

“Track and field was very big when I was growing up.”― Usain Bolt

“Where I’m from, there is no violence, pretty much.”― Usain Bolt

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

“I like music a lot.”― Usain Bolt

“My brother is really, really slow.”― Usain Bolt

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

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

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“I have matured a lot.”― Usain Bolt

“I will run against anybody.”― Usain Bolt

“I try to lead by example.”― Usain Bolt

“I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.”― Usain Bolt

“Come on… when you’re running, if you see you’re going to win, you’re going to celebrate.”― Usain Bolt

“If Queen Elizabeth knighthooded me and I would get the title Sir Usain Bolt. That sounds very nice.”― Usain Bolt

“I don’t think about records.”― Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt quote on work and competition
Usain Bolt quote on work and competition

“I don’t put myself under pressure.”― Usain Bolt

“You can get beat any day.”― 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

“I just love dancing.”― Usain Bolt

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“I really don’t have a favorite meal. I eat anything.”― Usain Bolt

“My relationship with everyone in Jamaica is good.”― Usain Bolt

“It’s always a wake-up call to get beaten.”― Usain Bolt

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

“My hunger is always there.”― Usain Bolt

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

“I would rather be lying in a bed than changing one.”― Usain Bolt

65th of 74 Usain Bolt Quotes

“My coach is pushing me harder than ever to make sure I stay at a good level.”― Usain Bolt

“In track years… track is not like other sports. You do have track athletes that stay in this sport until, like, 35, 36, but I think when you get to 28, it’s really difficult.”― Usain Bolt

“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.”― Usain Bolt

“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.”― Usain Bolt

“I definitely know I’m going to be working a lot more with my foundation when it comes to developing the kids in Jamaica.”― Usain Bolt

“When I was younger, I always wanted to impress, to be good for my country, to make them feel good, and sometimes that meant I didn’t focus on myself enough. I learned I had to put myself first. And it’s fine because I want for me the same thing that they want for me, which is to win.”― Usain Bolt

“I can’t watch a Mayweather fight. I don’t find it exciting.”― Usain Bolt

“When people come to a race, part of it is the anticipation: ‘What is he going to do?’”― Usain Bolt

“The 100m is never stressful.”― Usain Bolt

“For some reason, when I get to the 200m, I’m always a little bit nervous.”― Usain Bolt

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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