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Whether about swimming, pilates or bodybuilding, from LeBron James to Simone Biles, browse sports quotes from the top athletes in the world.

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The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever.

Wilma Rudolph

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Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose.

Wilma Rudolph

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I don't consciously try to be a role model, so I don't know if I am or not. That's for other people to decide.

Wilma Rudolph

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I live out of my van, which gives me a first-hand appreciation for power and lighting. A few years ago, I rebuilt the interior of my van to include solar panels and a battery that powers LEDs for lighting and allows me to charge my phone and laptop.

Alex Honnold

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I own very few things. I don't spend money on anything except food and gas.

Alex Honnold

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I think the whole protein thing is overhyped. Most Americans eat far more than we need.

Alex Honnold

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I guess I'm trying to lead a life of as little harm as possible and minimize my impact on the world. The amount I travel is kind of ridiculous, so I'm contributing to the carbon output and all that stuff. But every other aspect of my life I try to manage as well as I can.

Alex Honnold

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Youre not controlling your fear. Youre stepping outside of it.

Alex Honnold

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You might get run over; you might get hit by lightning. I mean, who knows? Each day, there is a chance you might die. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Alex Honnold

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I am a vegetarian, and I sort of aspire to vegan-hood. So far I've noticed no difference at all in my climbing, but I feel a bit healthier overall. Though thats only because Im eating more fruits and vegetables.

Alex Honnold

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I've done a lot of thinking about fear. For me the crucial question is not how to climb without fear that's impossible - but how to deal with it when it creeps into your nerve endings.

Alex Honnold

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There's a constant tension in climbing, and really all exploration, between pushing yourself into the unknown but trying not to push too far. The best any of us can do is to tread that line carefully.

Alex Honnold

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Climbing is definitely very much strength-to-weight ratio.

Alex Honnold

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I make a fair amount of my food choices for environmental-type reasons than nutrition or taste. Im trying to minimize impact, which is something most people don't necessarily think about when theyre shopping.

Alex Honnold

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I generally don't climb something if it makes me feel fear. The beauty of soloing is that there's no pressure - no one's telling me to do it. So if something seems scary, I don't have any obligation to do it.

Alex Honnold

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I've always loved climbing; I don't see why other people wouldn't enjoy it just as much. As long as everyone does their best to respect the areas in which they're climbing, I don't see how the growth of the sport could be a bad thing.

Alex Honnold

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Its always about excellence and perfection.

Alex Honnold

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I'm not thinking about anything when I'm climbing, which is part of the appeal. I'm focused on executing what's in front of me.

Alex Honnold

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In a general sense, I think it's bad to bring too much money into climbing since it takes away a little from the beauty of the mountains. But at the same time, I can't blame the Nepali government or the Indian, Pakistani or Chinese, depending on where you're climbing for wanting to capitalize on foreign climbers.

Alex Honnold

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To be clear, I normally climb with a rope and partner. Free-soloing makes up only a small percentage of my total climbing. But when I do solo, I manage the risk through careful preparation.

Alex Honnold

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I love the feeling of touching the rock, the feeling of my body going up the rock.

Alex Honnold

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I like the simplicity of soloing. You've got no gear, no partner. You never climb better than when you free-solo.

Alex Honnold

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I don't even drink coffee. I had a small cup once it was like drinking battery acid. I had to poop all morning.

Alex Honnold

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Dirtbag' is just the term we use, like a 'gnarly dude' in surfing. Within the climbing culture, it means being a committed lifer: someone who has embraced a minimalist ethic in order to rock climb. It basically means youre a homeless person by choice.

Alex Honnold

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I have a journal of everything I've ever climbed since 2005. For the entry about free soloing Half Dome, I put a frowny face and added some little notes about what I should have done better, and then underlined it. Turns out that is one of my biggest climbing achievements.

Alex Honnold

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I try to expand my comfort zone by practicing my moves over and over again. I try to work through my fear until its not scary anymore.

Alex Honnold

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The diet for climbing all the time isn't really different from the diet for living. It's not like cardio sports where you're burning a bajillion calories every day.

Alex Honnold

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Its not like Im pushing, pushing, pushing until something horrible happens.

Alex Honnold

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I live out of my van, which gives me a first-hand appreciation for power and lighting. A few years ago, I rebuilt the interior of my van to include solar panels and a battery that powers LEDs for lighting and allows me to charge my phone and laptop.

Alex Honnold

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I own very few things. I don't spend money on anything except food and gas.

Alex Honnold

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I think the whole protein thing is overhyped. Most Americans eat far more than we need.

Alex Honnold

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I guess I'm trying to lead a life of as little harm as possible and minimize my impact on the world. The amount I travel is kind of ridiculous, so I'm contributing to the carbon output and all that stuff. But every other aspect of my life I try to manage as well as I can.

Alex Honnold

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Youre not controlling your fear. Youre stepping outside of it.

Alex Honnold

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You might get run over; you might get hit by lightning. I mean, who knows? Each day, there is a chance you might die. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Alex Honnold

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I am a vegetarian, and I sort of aspire to vegan-hood. So far I've noticed no difference at all in my climbing, but I feel a bit healthier overall. Though thats only because Im eating more fruits and vegetables.

Alex Honnold

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I've done a lot of thinking about fear. For me the crucial question is not how to climb without fear that's impossible - but how to deal with it when it creeps into your nerve endings.

Alex Honnold

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There's a constant tension in climbing, and really all exploration, between pushing yourself into the unknown but trying not to push too far. The best any of us can do is to tread that line carefully.

Alex Honnold

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Climbing is definitely very much strength-to-weight ratio.

Alex Honnold

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I make a fair amount of my food choices for environmental-type reasons than nutrition or taste. Im trying to minimize impact, which is something most people don't necessarily think about when theyre shopping.

Alex Honnold

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I generally don't climb something if it makes me feel fear. The beauty of soloing is that there's no pressure - no one's telling me to do it. So if something seems scary, I don't have any obligation to do it.

Alex Honnold

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I've always loved climbing; I don't see why other people wouldn't enjoy it just as much. As long as everyone does their best to respect the areas in which they're climbing, I don't see how the growth of the sport could be a bad thing.

Alex Honnold

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Its always about excellence and perfection.

Alex Honnold

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I'm not thinking about anything when I'm climbing, which is part of the appeal. I'm focused on executing what's in front of me.

Alex Honnold

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In a general sense, I think it's bad to bring too much money into climbing since it takes away a little from the beauty of the mountains. But at the same time, I can't blame the Nepali government or the Indian, Pakistani or Chinese, depending on where you're climbing for wanting to capitalize on foreign climbers.

Alex Honnold

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Sports

To be clear, I normally climb with a rope and partner. Free-soloing makes up only a small percentage of my total climbing. But when I do solo, I manage the risk through careful preparation.

Alex Honnold

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Sports

I love the feeling of touching the rock, the feeling of my body going up the rock.

Alex Honnold

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Sports

I like the simplicity of soloing. You've got no gear, no partner. You never climb better than when you free-solo.

Alex Honnold

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I don't even drink coffee. I had a small cup once it was like drinking battery acid. I had to poop all morning.

Alex Honnold

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Dirtbag' is just the term we use, like a 'gnarly dude' in surfing. Within the climbing culture, it means being a committed lifer: someone who has embraced a minimalist ethic in order to rock climb. It basically means youre a homeless person by choice.

Alex Honnold

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I have a journal of everything I've ever climbed since 2005. For the entry about free soloing Half Dome, I put a frowny face and added some little notes about what I should have done better, and then underlined it. Turns out that is one of my biggest climbing achievements.

Alex Honnold

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Sports

I try to expand my comfort zone by practicing my moves over and over again. I try to work through my fear until its not scary anymore.

Alex Honnold

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Sports

The diet for climbing all the time isn't really different from the diet for living. It's not like cardio sports where you're burning a bajillion calories every day.

Alex Honnold

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Its not like Im pushing, pushing, pushing until something horrible happens.

Alex Honnold