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Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
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.
I didn't invent the culture, but I didn't try to stop the culture.
I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days.
My cocktail, so to speak, was only EPO, but not a lot, transfusions and testosterone.
One of the redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining what is humanly possible.
If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on.
I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.
Portland, Oregon won't build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there, even with that weather, all the time.
Anything is possible, but you have to believe and you have to fight.
Winning is about heart, not just legs. It's got to be in the right place.
If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you've got to go all the way.
I want to die at a hundred years old with an American flag on my back and the star of Texas on my helmet, after screaming down an Alpine descent on a bicycle at 75 miles per hour.
Pain is temporary. Eventually it will subside. If I quit, however, the surrender stays with me.
Make an obstacle an opportunity, make a negative a positive.
The last thing I'll say for the people that don't believe in cycling, the cynics and the sceptics, I'm sorry for you. I'm sorry you can't dream big and I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles.
I have never had a single positive doping test, and I do not take performance-enhancing drugs.
Yellow wakes me up in the morning. Yellow gets me on the bike every day. Yellow has taught me the true meaning of sacrifice. Yellow makes me suffer. Yellow is the reason I'm here.
Chasing records doesn't keep me on my bike. Happiness does.
There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say: 'Enough is enough.'
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.
But the fact is that I wouldn't have won even a single Tour de France without the lesson of illness. What it teaches is this: pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
I tried to control the narrative.
A boo is a lot louder than a cheer.
The biggest losers are those who care only about winning.
Cancer doesn’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat.
Knowledge is power, community is strength and positive attitude is everything
The team wasn't just riders. It was the mechanics, masseurs, chefs, soigneurs, and doctors. But the most important man on the team may have been the chiropractor.
Truth is, a triathlete won the Tour de France seven times.
If I was racing in 2015, no, I wouldn't do it again because I don't think you have to. If you take me back to 1995, when doping was completely pervasive, I would probably do it again.
Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that's not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing.
What makes a great endurance athlete is the ability to absorb potential embarrassment, and to suffer without complaint.
I am just coming into my best years. This year I did new things; stretching and abdominal work.
We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.
If we don't somehow stem the tide of childhood obesity, we're going to have a huge problem.
Twenty-plus-year career, 500 drug controls worldwide, in and out of competition. Never a failed test. I rest my case.
Motivation can't take you very far if you don't have the legs.
Life to me is a series of false limits and my challenge as an athlete is to explore those limits
Nobody is going to feel sorry for me if I've lost a dollar or $100m.
Lance Armstrong is not the biggest fraud in the history of world sport. US Postal was not the most sophisticated doping programme.
What is stronger, fear or hope?
I am flawed, deeply flawed. I didn't invent the [doping] culture but I didn't try to stop the culture and that's my mistake, and that's what I have to be sorry for.
I have never doped … I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one.
Extraordinary allegations require extraordinary evidence.
Giving up was never an option
The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.
The answer is hard work. What are you doing on Christmas Eve? Are you riding your bike? January 1st - are you riding your bike?
Nothing goes to waste, you put it all to use, the old wounds and long-ago slights become the stuff of competitive energy.
My greatest point is my persistence... However down I am, I fight until the last ball.
I guess if a person never quit when the going got tough, they wouldn't have anything to regret for the rest of their life.