Lance armstrong Quotes on Pain, Winning & More:
It can’t be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs-Elysees.
It’s nice to win. I’ll never win again. I may have to take up golf – take on Tiger.
The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.
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.
Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that’s not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing.
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.
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.
Winning is about heart, not just legs. It’s got to be in the right place.
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.
We as parents have to lead by example. Showing our kids what it’s like to have healthy lifestyles and what it’s like to eat right and exercise is so important.
The question is not about me but about the process and the ethics.
It gave me a chance to re-evaluate my life and my career. Cancer certainly gives things a new perspective. I would not have won the Tour de France if I had not had cancer. It gave me new strength and focus.
Birthdays don’t really matter much anymore … for me, I sort of have a new birthday and that’s October 2nd, the day I was diagnosed, … the day we all sort of look to and mark these milestones by one year, two year, five year, 10 year. Hopefully, I have a 50 year.
"Before my diagnosis (cancer) I was a competitor but not a fierce competitor. When I was diagnosed, that turned me into a fighter."
Lance Armstrong Quotes on Perspective & Cancer:
Cancer doesn’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat.
Everything in my life is in perspective. OK, perspective ebbs and flows. I’ve had bad days, but they weren’t in the last years. A bad day is 2 October 1996: ‘We’ve got bad news for you, you’ve got advanced testicular cancer and you’ve got a coin’s toss chance of survival.’ That’s a bad day.
I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days.
I got the three things I wanted. I did my job, I worked hard in the process, and I cherish the memories, and they’re mine.
At this point of my life, I’m not out to protect anybody. I’m out to protect seven people, and they all have the last name Armstrong.
Nobody needs to cry for me. I’m going to be great.
We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.
The question was, which would the chemo kill first: the cancer or me.
So if there is a purpose to the suffering that is cancer, I think it must be this: it’s meant to improve us.
Before my diagnosis [cancer] I was a competitor but not a fierce competitor. When I was diagnosed, that turned me into a fighter.
I’m cycling to take cancer message worldwide.
I thought I knew what fear was, until I heard the words ‘You have cancer’.
Lance Armstrong is a former professional road racing cyclist from the United States of America. He began his career as a professional cyclist with the Motorola team in 1992. He is the winner of stage 8 of the 1993 Tour de France and stage 18 of the 1995 Tour de France.
Armstrong won the United States Olympic Committee Sportsman of the Year award four times in a row (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003). He also won Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year every year between 2002 and 2005.
In 1997, Armstrong founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation (now the Livestrong Foundation) which supports people affected by cancer. In 2001, Armstrong provided funding to launch Wonders & Worries, a non-profit organisation in Austin, Texas. The organisation provides counselling and support for children who have a parent with a serious or life-threatening disease. In 2007, Armstrong collaborated with other athletes and founded Athletes for Hope. The charity helps professional athletes become involved in charitable causes and aims to inspire non-athletes to volunteer and support the community.
In 2017, Armstrong launched a podcast named “The Move”, which provided daily coverage of the Tour de France in 2018 and 2019.