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I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire. ...
by Lance Armstrong

I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.
- Lance Armstrong

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
- Lance Armstrong

It's nice to win.
I'll never win again.
I may have to take up golf - take on Tiger.
- Lance Armstrong

It can't be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs-Elysees.
- Lance Armstrong

 

Through my illness I learned rejection.
I was written off.
That was the moment I thought, Okay,
game on.
No prisoners.
Everybody's going down.
- Lance Armstrong

A boo is a lot louder than a cheer.
If you have 10 people cheering and one person booing,
all you hear is the booing.
- Lance Armstrong

The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.
- Lance Armstrong

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Two things scare me.
The first is getting hurt.
But that's not nearly as scary as the second,
which is losing.
- Lance Armstrong

Winning is about heart, not just legs.
It's got to be in the right place.
- Lance Armstrong

If you worried about falling off the bike,
you'd never get on.
- Lance Armstrong

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages,
then maybe we can all learn from them.
When you think about it, what other choice is there
but to hope? We have two options,
medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.
- Lance Armstrong

Pain is temporary.
It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day,
or a year, but eventually it will subside and something
else will take its place.
If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
- Lance Armstrong

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

I have six locks on my door all in a row.
When I go out, I lock every other one.
I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks,
they are always locking three.
- Elayne Boosler

I figure that if the children are alive when I get home,
I've done my job.
- Roseanne Barr

Sometimes I can't figure designers out.
It's as if they flunked human anatomy.
- Erma Bombeck

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time.
I don't believe in diets.
Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor

Probably the '86 nationals.
That was my first real national title and first real
statement I ever made in figure skating,
and my life changed after I returned.
- Debi Thomas

Well I just figure any man who risks his neck to save
a dog's life isn't going to kill someone for gold teeth.
- Alvin Adams

What I loved about the acting class was that you got
to think all day long about a person that wasn't you,
and figure out why they were sad and what they wanted,
what they dreamed.
- Beth Henley

You learn at a certain point that you have to focus
on the business side of music.
After getting ripped off a couple of times,
you figure out that you need to get a grip on it.
- Neil Schon

I'm plagued with indecision in my life.
I can't figure out what to order in a restaurant.
- Chuck Close

The landlady of a boarding-house is a parallelogram -
that is,
an oblong angular figure, which cannot be described,
but which is equal to anything.
- Stephen Leacock

I did the figure of Diana in V, a cult TV show seen all over the world.
- Jane Badler

I like normal stuff people fear - like spiders and heights.
I'm frightened by the unknown, by things that are hard
to figure out and get a grip on.
- Haley Joel Osment

Yes, we have got to quit worrying about fighting each
other and trying to figure out a way to work together.
- John Breaux

Every man I meet wants to protect me.
I can't figure out what from.
- Mae West

My life has no purpose, no direction,
no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy.
I can't figure it out.
What am I doing right?
- Charles M. Schulz

It is fun to try figure out the things that really
are real and the things that aren't.
- Penelope Spheeris

My first figure was a SLAYER eagle.
And the dragons and the tribals are all I have got.
- Kerry King

Male figure skating is different than female figure skating;
we're not America's sweetheart.
- Scott Hamilton

I love being on stage or in front of the camera.
My work brings me a lot of joy.
It helps me figure out who I am.
I'm really lucky that I get to make a living at acting.
- Dana Delany

If I was hearing something I couldn't do,
I would figure out how to do it.
- Bill Bruford

It took me a long time to figure out how to act,
and how to conduct myself in the business so I could
get what I felt I needed to support my potential and
give them what they wanted.
- Harrison Ford

But it took me awhile to figure out Christine at this age,
you know.
- Sharon Gless

I need six weeks of rehearsal and women need nine months
and it took me 15 years to figure that out.
- William Hurt

When you try to figure out what the religious right is,
it ultimately comes down either to one man,
Pat Robertson, or anyone who believes in a higher being
and wants their taxes cut.
- Ann Coulter

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me.
I'm a painter who paints day in day out,
from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes,
more rarely portraits.
- Gustav Klimt

Although I am a public figure, I'm still a little shy.
I don't think my own personality is important.
I prefer to keep some small dosage of privacy.
- Joshua Lederberg

Obstacles don't have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it,
or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

Men are liars.
We'll lie about lying if we have to.
I'm an algebra liar.
I figure two good lies make a positive.
- Tim Allen

I have a figure, and there aren't many girls out there right now who have that.
- Carmen Kass

I took all my wax studies and threw them in the fire...
that's the way it is when something unpleasant happens to me.
I take my hammer and I squash a figure.
- Camille Claudel

The more you stay in this kind of job,
the more you realize that a public figure,
a major public figure, is a lonely man.
- Richard M. Nixon

And so figure skating was a great vehicle for me to
kind of be competitive at something,
without having to be big.
- Scott Hamilton

Figure out what it is in life you don't do well,
and then don't do it.
- Doug Coupland

I always figure I have this tree and there's always
some green fruit that's not ready to pick or blossoms
that are ready to flower;
there are always some ready to drop off too.
- Graeme Murphy

If you put somebody on a crack pipe and give them a 9 mm Baretta,
you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out
what's going to happen next.
- James Lee Burke

They want to let the audience figure things out and
let the reaction shot get the laugh.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I may never get my own action figure,
but at least I think what I'm doing is really legitimate musically.
- Gavin DeGraw

The gay community just recognizes what their closets
are and we straight have to spend years trying to figure
out which closet we are trapped in.
- Judith Light

And I think it's safe to say that the single very impressive
figure to me was Merle Haggard.
- Warren Zevon

I don't think Hamlet is mad, nor is he predisposed
to be a gloomy or tragic figure.
- Kenneth Branagh

It's a cliche, but there really is no handbook about the celebrity thing;
you have to figure it out as you go along.
- Nathan Lane

The reason is that in a group, individual errors on
either side of the true figure cancel each other out.
- Michael Shermer

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting
the world on fire was a figure of speech.
- Franklin P. Jones

There's just one thing I can't figure out.
My income tax!
- Nat King Cole

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life.
Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit,
so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.
- Florence King

It was the moment I learned acting is not acting out.
After that light went on, I spent the rest of my life
trying to figure out how to make other people realize it.
- William Hurt

Our ultimate goal is to stay in business.
We are not here with a specific plan.
That's kind of how our entire career has evolved.
We will figure things out as we go along.
- Mary-Kate Olsen

Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction,
and morality.
Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made
her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history.
- John Shimkus

First I lost my voice, then I lost my figure and then I lost Onassis.
- Maria Callas

Try a thing you haven't done three times.
Once, to get over the fear of doing it.
Twice, to learn how to do it.
And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
- Virgil Thomson

After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face.
My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.
- Barbara Cartland

I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy.
It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience;
what things are funny and not.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I couldn't walk down any street in Britain without being laughed at.
It was a nightmare.
My children were devastated because their dad was a figure of ridicule.
- David Icke

Well, I can't figure out God.
- Oral Roberts

I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.
- Fran Lebowitz


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