For some reason, when I get to the 200m, I'm always a little bit nervous.
— Usain Bolt
When people come to a race, part of it is the anticipation: 'What is he going to do?'
I definitely know I'm going to be working a lot more with my foundation when it comes to developing the kids in Jamaica.
In track years... track is not like other sports. You do have track athletes that stay in this sport until, like, 35, 36, but I think when you get to 28, it's really difficult.
I would rather be lying in a bed than changing one.
Every season, for me, it's like starting from scratch again.
My relationship with everyone in Jamaica is good.
I was playing cricket first and my cricket coach was the one that introduced me to track and field.
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.
You have good days and bad days.
I know what to do and I go and execute.
If Queen Elizabeth knighthooded me and I would get the title Sir Usain Bolt. That sounds very nice.
Come on... when you're running, if you see you're going to win, you're going to celebrate.
I will run against anybody.
I don't know the history of my sport. I'm not like those people who know everything.
My brother is really, really slow.
If you think about racing too much you may just lose it a little bit.
The 100m is never stressful.
I can't watch a Mayweather fight. I don't find it exciting.
My coach keeps telling me to say I'm not going to retire. I should just go through the motions and see what I feel every year and see if I really want to do it, but personally, I want to do it, but my coach says just take your time, don't rush.
I've tried my hardest to bribe my chef, but my team have been clever and hired someone who not only is not bribeable but who chases me round the house and makes sure I eat what he's cooked, and he lays out my vitamin pills and supplements in front of me so I can't 'forget' to take them.
Once a year I will clean my room, just because I feel I should.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
I know what I can do so it doesn't bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.
I really don't have a favorite meal. I eat anything.
I just love dancing.
You can get beat any day.
I don't put myself under pressure.
There are better starters than me but I'm a strong finisher.
I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.
I have matured a lot.
Yeah, I am lazy. There's no doubt about that.
I like music a lot.
If you're the Olympic champion then they have to wait four more years to get you again.
I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you.
When I was younger, I always wanted to impress, to be good for my country, to make them feel good, and sometimes that meant I didn't focus on myself enough. 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.
The three-peat has never been attempted, ever, and for me, I think it will add to my legendary status. I want to become one of the greatest athletes ever to have competed in any sport, so for me, that's what it means.
My coach is pushing me harder than ever to make sure I stay at a good level.
My hunger is always there.
It's always a wake-up call to get beaten.
I think my acceleration is very good. That's the key for me.
I don't read a lot of books.
I don't even like to go out onto the streets sometimes because I can't get anything done. People want pictures and autographs all the time.
It's a great feat for me to have broken my world record.
I don't think about records.
My name is Bolt, Lightning Bolt.
I try to lead by example.
I wouldn't say I'm a phenomenon, just a great athlete.
There are things that bother me. I try not to let them, but they do.
I have dedicated my life to the 200m, I really love the 200m a lot.