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75+ Unbelievable Usain Bolt Quotes To Inspire Everyone, Not Just Runners

Quotes by Usain Bolt will inspire you to run your best.

The former sprinter from Jamaica, Usain Bolt, is considered to be the greatest sprinter in the world.

He is a world record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters, as well as the 4 x 100 meters relay. He is an eight time Olympic Gold Medalist and 11 time World Champion, whose achievements have won him the nickname Lightning Bolt.  

There are so many great Usain Bolt quotes and Usain Bolt sayings that highlight his indomitable spirit and resilience. Quotes about sprinting, what people think, how worrying gets you nowhere, as well as quotes about going fast, motivational racing quotes, marathon training quotes and speed quotes from Usain Bolt are just some of the many quotes about Usain Bolt that we have included on this list. These quotes can be the key thing for your motivation, whether you're an athlete or not. Take some advice from the best and the rest will take care of itself for you. For more inspirational quotes, check out our articles on "you can do anything" quotes and "you got this" quotes, but for now check out these quotes from the fastest man in the world.

Usain Bolt Quotes About Winning

If you want to win at anything in life, you can't keep worrying about what people think or their opinion. Bolt himself says that "worrying gets you nowhere", as you'll get nowhere "if you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform". Here are some quotes about winning that will inspire you.

1. “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.

2. “You have to set yourself goals so you can push yourself harder. Desire is the key to success.”

-Usain Bolt.

3. “I just want to push the barriers and see what I can do and how far I can go. I am just determined and driven.”

-Usain Bolt.

4. “Win from within.”

-Usain Bolt.

5. “I think a lot of people, they see you run and they say, 'aaah it looks so easy, looks effortless'. But before it gets to that point, it’s hard; it’s hard work.”

-Usain Bolt.

6. “I stopped worrying about the start. The end is what's important.”

-Usain Bolt.

7. “I know what to do and I go and execute.”

-Usain Bolt.

8. “I try to lead by example.”

-Usain Bolt.

9. “I’m shocked – I’m still shocked, I have been aspiring to the world record for so long... Got out good, I ran the corner as hard as possible, and once I entered the straight told myself to keep it up, don’t die on me now.”

-Usain Bolt.

10. “A lot of people will just stop because they’re dead tired. You gotta do that extra one. That’s when you improve.”

-Usain Bolt.

11. “If I pressure people to do things too much, they’ll simply turn against the things I’d like them to do.”

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

13. “I don’t put myself under pressure.”

-Usain Bolt.

14. “Believe in your dreams and that anything is possible.”

-Usain Bolt.

15. “Repeating is harder than anything else.”

-Usain Bolt.

16. “I told you all I was going to be number one, and I did just that.”

-Usain Bolt.

17. “Time, effort, sacrifice, and sweat. That is how you pay for your goals!”

-Usain Bolt.

18. “I know what I can do, so I never doubt myself.”

-Usain Bolt.

19. “Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body.”

-Usain Bolt.

20. “Manners is the key thing. Say, for instance, when you’re growing, you’re walking down the street, you’ve got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody.”

-Usain Bolt.

21. “I don’t think about limits.”

-Usain Bolt.

22. “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.

23. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.”

-Usain Bolt.

24. “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.

25. “Easy is not an option... no days off... never quit... be fearless... talent you have naturally... skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.”

-Usain Bolt.

26. “You have to get to the worst to get better.”

-Usain Bolt.

27. “My hunger is always there.”

-Usain Bolt.

28. “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.

29. “When you lose, it opens your eyes and you get serious. There is always a time when it is good to lose, at the right time for you.”

-Usain Bolt.

Usain Bolt quotes can help when you're going to perform a sporting activity.

Usain Bolt Quotes About Running And Training

If you're looking for quotes about running, training, or inspirational quotes about finishing strong, this list is perfect for you.

30. “Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.”

-Usain Bolt.

31. “You have some good days and some bad days.”

-Usain Bolt.

32. “I think people come to see you run fast, but they also come to see a show, a performance. They want to see a personality, and that's what I give them.”

-Usain Bolt.

33. “All I have to do is to work on transition and technique.”

-Usain Bolt.

34. “Anybody who steps into the lane beside you is the biggest competition because they made it to the finals.”

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

36. “If an athlete dropped in the moment, then all the pain that went before it was pointless, the muscles wouldn't increase their current strength. But if he could work through the pinch and run another two reps, maybe three, then the body would physically improve in that time, and that was when an athlete grew stronger.”

-Usain Bolt, 'Faster Than Lightning: My Autobiography'.

37. “It was not perfect but I'm very happy. It could have been better, but I'm now looking forward to my second race of the season.”

-Usain Bolt.

38. “Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you.”

-Usain Bolt.

39. “Don’t think about the start of the race, think about the ending.”

-Usain Bolt.

40. “You definitely need races because I believe over the years that training helps you but you have to compete against others who’re a high level to build you up, make you know what else you need to work on.”

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

42. “I have just accepted certain things and it makes it easier.”

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

44. “When I was young, I didn’t really think about anything other than sports.”

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

46. “As long as I'm in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.”

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

48. “There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.”

-Usain Bolt.

49. “One thing I’ve learned over the years from my core set, the last one is the most important one. Because that’s when you start improving, that’s when the work pays off now. Because your legs are dead and you gotta push your body, it’s like moving past a barrier.”

-Usain Bolt.

50. “Distraction for one hundredth of a second might be enough to lose a race.”

-Usain Bolt, 'Faster Than Lightning: My Autobiography'.

51. “I don’t think about records.”

-Usain Bolt.

52. “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.

53. “As long as I'm feeling myself, I'm definitely in no doubt I can go to the Olympics and win.”

-Usain Bolt.

These funny Usain Bolt quotes can help when you are worrying and everything is going wrong.

Funny Usain Bolt Quotes

Here are some funny Usain Bolt quotes to make you smile and inspire you.

54. “I wouldn’t say I’m phenomenal, just a great athlete.”

-Usain Bolt.

55. “I don't know the history of my sport. I'm not like those people who know everything.”

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

57. “I will run against anybody.”

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

59. “It’s always been a wake up call to get beaten.”

-Usain Bolt.

60. “No matter how far ahead of me you get, I’m gonna catch you. That’s my mentality!”

-Usain Bolt.

61. “I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.”

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

64. “My name is Bolt, Lightning Bolt.”

-Usain Bolt.

65. “I just imagine all the other runners are big spiders, and then I get super scared.”

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

67. “I’d like to say thank you to all my fans out there. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.”

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

69. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.”

-Usain Bolt.

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

-Usain Bolt.

71. “People like to see showdowns.”

-Usain Bolt.

72. “Yeah, I am lazy. There's no doubt about that.”

-Usain Bolt.

73. “I don’t like losing anyways.”

-Usain Bolt.

74. “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.

75. “My brother is really, really slow.”

-Usain Bolt.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 75+ Usain Bolt quotes, then why not take a look at our article on underdog quotes, or for something different, check out these "you are awesome" quotes?

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