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Mark Spitz Quotes and Sayings

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I am not qualified to talk about the diet.
Simply because I am not a dietician.
- Mark Spitz

My biggest loss was the Olympics.
I just can't forget losing.
I never will.
- Mark Spitz

The pool is terrible, but that doesn't have much to do with my record swims.
That's all mental attitude.
- Mark Spitz

In everyday life there is always manana.
There is no urgency.
- Mark Spitz

 

There are times I might coach one or two workouts a
year when the regular coach gets caught in traffic.
- Mark Spitz

Everyone loves to be loved.
- Mark Spitz

Because a known fact is better than an unknown fact.
- Mark Spitz

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So in my mind I own a lot of house records still.
- Mark Spitz

I swam my brains out.
- Mark Spitz

The only side effect of too much training is that you get into better shape.
There is nothing wrong with that.
- Mark Spitz

Past performance speaks a tremendous amount about one's
ability and likelihood for success.
- Mark Spitz

Yes, I believe that the art of winning is through intimidation,
and not necessarily do you have to speak about it.
- Mark Spitz

Swimming isn't everything, winning is.
- Mark Spitz

The memories of the Munich games for me are of triumph and tragedy.
- Mark Spitz

And if you have high cholesterol, you would feel the
same as if you had low cholesterol because there are no side effects,
no symptoms of having high cholesterol.
- Mark Spitz

Life is true to form; records are meant to be broken.
- Mark Spitz

I walked away from the sport for 17 years,
then started swimming again recently in a master's program.
- Mark Spitz

I just tried to keep my cool and continue with my race plan:
to win.
- Mark Spitz

By making a comeback, I'm changing the attitude of people toward me.
If I'd known that people would react so enthusiastically,
I'd have done it years ago.
- Mark Spitz

I'm trying to do the best I can.
I'm not concerned with tomorrow, but with what goes on today.
- Mark Spitz

If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail.
- Mark Spitz

I wasn't able to lower my cholesterol so they put me on a statin drug.
It is called lipitor.
I was able to lower my level in about 30 days from above 300 to below 200.
- Mark Spitz

It has nothing to do with swimming.
That happens to be my sport.
I'm trying to see how far I can go.
- Mark Spitz

Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our
prospects look favorable,
but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold
medal count as in previous Olympics.
But I am not coaching.
- Mark Spitz

If he wins seven golds and ties what I did,
then it would be like I was the first man on the moon
and he became the second.
If he wins more than seven, then he becomes the first man on Mars.
We'd both be unique.
- Mark Spitz

What it is saying is that someone who was a world champion
and who takes care of himself with a 17-year rest and
applies the proper training techniques and perseverance could be successful.
- Mark Spitz

I'm at the depot, and I'm not going anywhere.
That's better to deal with than having to deal with the unknown.
And the unknown is they don't want to fail.
They don't want to pay the price unless there's a guarantee
they're going to get there.
- Mark Spitz

I got beat real hard and heavy in the Olympic Games
in 1968 by a guy who swam an incredible race one time in his whole life,
but he did it right at the right time.
I'd like to be that guy now.
Maybe that's what I'm going to have to pull out of
my hat to make the Olympic team.
- Mark Spitz

In my day, at 12 years old, which was 38 years ago,
we worked out in summer months for two and a half hours.
Today someone in that age group might work out for four hours,
two hours in the morning and two at night.
- Mark Spitz

All things being equal, if we could simulate the same scenario,
he has a lot more difficult task.
He's elected to swim six individual events,
as opposed to what I elected to do, which was four.
- Mark Spitz

When I went to the Olympics, I had every intention
of shaving the mustache off,
but I realized I was getting so many comments about it -
and everybody was talking about it -
that I decided to keep it.
- Mark Spitz

I always wanted to be a dentist from the time I was in high school,
and I was accepted to dental school in the spring of 1972.
I was planning to go, but after the Olympics there
were other opportunities.
- Mark Spitz

One of the most difficult things for people who have
been successful in sports is adapting to the daily
world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow.
There is always an excuse.
Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too exciting after a while.
- Mark Spitz

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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