Inspirational Lance Quotes

These are some of the more well known inspirational quotes made by Lance Armstrong. Some came from his book, It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life, while others have been captured at random, or reported on the internet.

On Fear…

I wanted to live, but whether I would or not was mystery, and in the midst of confronting that fact, even at that moment, I was beginning to sense that to stare into the heart of such a fearful mystery wasn't a bad thing. To be afraid is a priceless education.

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

What is stronger, fear or hope?


On Attitude…

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. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?

What ever your 100% looks like, give it.

Knowledge is power, community is strength and positive attitude is everything.

For most of my life I had operated under a simple schematic of winning and losing, but cancer was teaching me a tolerance for ambiguities."

Other Quotes…

I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.

Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is, no one ascends alone.

This is my body, and I can do whatever I want to it. I can push it; Study it; Tweak it; Listen to it. Everybody wants to know what I am on. What am I on? I am on my bike busting my ass six hours a day; What are YOU on?

"Dude, are you that stupid," ... "Which part of 'I'm not commenting' is not clear to you?"

"In 10 years time," he said, "if I'm sitting around saying, 'I was so strong on L'Alpe d'Huez in 2001,' then I got a problem."