'Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them. A desire, a dream, a vision'
'It doesn't matter what you think!'
'The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it'
'Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost'
'There's gonna be more black on black crime!'
'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take'
'Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that'
'I'll let the racket do the talking'
'I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok'
'The one who doesn't fall never stands up'
'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'
'Do you believe in miracles? YES!'
'Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back. Play for her'
'Racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else'
'I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth'
'I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed'
'Pressure? What pressure? Pressure is millions of parents around the world with no money to feed their children. That is pressure. Not in football'
'Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors'