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„If there was a god, I'd still have both nuts.“

—  Lance Armstrong

ET Magazine (2004) [citation needed] This needs further date citation, as the article designated has not yet been located.

„My mother told me… if you're going to get anywhere, you're going to have to do it yourself, because no one is going to do it for you.“

—  Lance Armstrong, buch It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

Quelle: It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

„What is stronger, fear or hope?“

—  Lance Armstrong, buch It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

Quelle: It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

„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.“

—  Lance Armstrong, buch It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

"Back in the Saddle - An Essay by Lance Armstrong", as quoted in The Book of Action (2006) by Jeramy L. Patrick and Justin L. Helms, p. 68
Quelle: Armstrong, Lance. It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life. New York: Berkley Books, 2001

„During our lives… we experience so many setbacks, and fight such a hand-to-hand battle with failure, head down in the rain, just trying to stay upright and to have a little hope.“

—  Lance Armstrong, buch It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

Quelle: It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

„Hope that is the only antidote to fear.“

—  Lance Armstrong, buch It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

Quelle: It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

„Lance Armstrong: How bad do you want to win a stage in the Tour de France?
Floyd Landis: Real bad.
Armstrong: How fast can you go down hill?
Landis: I go downhill real fast. Can I do it?
Armstrong: Sure you can do it … run like you stole something Floyd.“

—  Lance Armstrong

Exchange with Floyd Landis, at Stage 17 of the Tour de France as reported in "Score another for Armstrong" in VeloNews (22 July 2004) http://velonews.com/article/6638

„One of the redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining what is humanly possible.“

—  Lance Armstrong

As quoted in "What's Possible" in Fast Company (19 December 2007) http://www.fastcompany.com/articles/2001/04/al0401.html
Unsourced variant: Being a champion is redefining what's humanly possible.

„Life, to me, is a series of false limits and my challenge as an athlete is to explore those limits on a bike.“

—  Lance Armstrong, buch Every Second Counts

Quelle: Every Second Counts (2003), p. 21

„I'm a flawed character… I viewed this situation as one big lie that I repeated a lot of times.“

—  Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong Admits to Doping, 'One Big Lie' http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323468604578248582288523660.html, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2013.

„All their players tested positive… for being assholes.“

—  Lance Armstrong

About the French 2006 FIFA World Cup team during his speech at the ESPY Awards, as quoted in "Armstrong accuses France World Cup team of being 'assholes'" in The Guardian (16 July 2006) http://observer.guardian.co.uk/sport/story/0,,1821547,00.html; he later commented on his use of profanity: "If they'd lived with me and heard me at home, they'd know it was a step down.."

„Jake, why are you sitting in the front? I thought you liked it in the rear.“

—  Lance Armstrong

On stage comment to Jake Gyllenhaal, who has been recently nominated for an Oscar for Brokeback Mountain, at the ESPY Awards (16 July 2006)

„I don't have anything against organized religion per se. We all need something in our lives. I personally just have not accepted that belief. But I'm one of the few.“

—  Lance Armstrong

As quoted in response to the comment "For a miracle man, you're not very religious", in "10 questions for Lance Armstrong" by Bill Saporito in TIME magazine (28 September 2003)

„I want all of you to know that I intend to beat this disease. And further, I intend to ride again as a professional cyclist.“

—  Lance Armstrong

Announcing that he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer in a press conference (8 October 1996) http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/results/archives/oct96/lance.html

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