91 Inspirational Lance Armstrong Quotes [2021] American Former Cyclist

91 Inspirational Lance Armstrong Quotes [2021] American Former Cyclist

Lance Armstrong is an American Professional Road Racing Cyclist.

Armstrong became the first American to win the "La Fleche Wallonne" and also won "The Tour DuPont" Championship. Armstrong was ranked the number-one triathlete in the 19-and-under group in 1987. In 1996 he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 25 but he fought the disease bravely and was declared cancer-free in 1997.

We've put together an incredible collection of Lance Armstrong quotes to read.

Here they are:


List of Inspiring Lance Armstrong Quotes

Pain is only temporary. Quitting is forever! -- Lance Armstrong

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. -- Lance Armstrong

Hard work, sacrifice and focus will never show up in tests. -- Lance Armstrong

The day it all changed. The day I stated never to take anything for granted. The day I learned to take charge of my life. It was the day I was diagnosed with cancer. -- Lance Armstrong

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. -- Lance Armstrong

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell. -- Lance Armstrong

If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on. -- Lance Armstrong

The Tour (de France) is essentially a math problem, a 2,000-- mile race over three weeks that's sometimes won by a margin of a minute or less. How do you propel yourself through space on a bicycle, sometimes steeply uphill, at a speed sustainable for three weeks? Every second counts. -- Lance Armstrong

I exercise everyday. I swim, I bike, I run and I go to the gym. -- Lance Armstrong

You know, once I was thinking of quitting when I was diagnosed with brain, lung and testicular cancer all at the same time. But with the love and support of my friends and family, I got back on the bike and won the Tour de France five times in a row. But I'm sure you have a good reason to quit. -- Lance Armstrong

Giving up was never an option. -- Lance Armstrong

I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire. -- Lance Armstrong

Live strong is exactly I guess what it says. It's one thing to live, but it's another thing to live strong, to attack the day and attack your life with a whole new attitude. This was a gift for me. I guess before the illness I just lived. Now, after the illness, I live strong. -- Lance Armstrong

Do it even if you shouldn't, do it becuase you want to, do it becuase it will make things better. -- Lance Armstrong

Anything is possible, but you have to believe and you have to fight. -- Lance Armstrong

It's simple. Success comes from training harder, living better and digging deeper than the others. -- Lance Armstrong

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, an hour, a day, or a year, but eventually it subsides. And when it does, something else takes its place, and that thing might be called a greater space for happiness ... Each time we overcome pain, I believe that we grow. -- Lance Armstrong

What is stronger, fear or hope? -- Lance Armstrong

The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy. -- Lance Armstrong

Your past forms you, whether you like it or not. Each encounter and experience has its own effect, and you're shaped the way the wind shapes a mesquite tree on a plain. -- Lance Armstrong

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. -- Lance Armstrong

Nothing goes to waste, you put it all to use, the old wounds and long-- ago slights become the stuff of competitive energy. -- Lance Armstrong

If life gives you lemons, drink the juice in order to mask the presence of performing-- enhancing drugs. -- Lance Armstrong

Motivation can't take you very far if you don't have the legs. -- Lance Armstrong

I realize that there are many variables outside my control in my quest, but focusing on the big goal down the road really motivates me. To help me stay focused, I set micro-- goals such as races or training achievements that bring me one step closer to being at my best for major goals. -- Lance Armstrong

We've all made mistakes, they are not toxic and evil. -- Lance Armstrong

For whatever reason, maybe it's because of my story, but people associate Livestrong with exercise and physical fitness, health and lifestyle choices like that. -- Lance Armstrong

Cycling is a sport of the open road and spectators are lining that road. -- Lance Armstrong

If we don't somehow stem the tide of childhood obesity, we're going to have a huge problem. -- Lance Armstrong

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. -- Lance Armstrong

I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days. -- Lance Armstrong

Well, you better ride like you stole something 'cause you are about to win a stage in the Tour de Fance. -- Lance Armstrong

I'm cycling to take cancer message worldwide. -- Lance Armstrong

If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you've got to go all the way. -- Lance Armstrong

Knowledge is power, community is strength and positive attitude is everything. -- Lance Armstrong

It can't be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs-- Elysees. -- Lance Armstrong

Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90 percent chance or a 50 percent chance or a 1 percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight. -- Lance Armstrong

I have never had a single positive doping test, and I do not take performance-- enhancing drugs. -- Lance Armstrong

I didn't invent the culture, but I didn't try to stop the culture. -- Lance Armstrong

We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell. -- Lance Armstrong

One of the redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining what is humanly possible. -- Lance Armstrong

Twenty plus year career, 500 drug controls worldwide, in and out of competition. Never a failed test. I rest my case. -- Lance Armstrong

I may be in timeout forever. But I hope not to be. -- Lance Armstrong

Everybody wants to know what I'm on. What am I on? I'm on my bike busting my ass six hours a day. What are you on? -- Lance Armstrong

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. -- Lance Armstrong

Truth is, a triathlete won the Tour de France seven times. -- Lance Armstrong

Nobody is going to feel sorry for me if I've lost a dollar or $100m. -- Lance Armstrong

Extraordinary allegations require extraordinary evidence. -- Lance Armstrong

If you're trying to hide something, you wouldn't keep getting away with it for 10 years. Nobody is that clever. -- Lance Armstrong

Fear is priceless education. -- Lance Armstrong

The Europeans look down on raising your hands. They don't like the end-- zone dance. I think that's unfortunate. That feeling, the finish line, the last couple of meters -- is what motivates me. -- Lance Armstrong

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. -- Lance Armstrong

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. -- Lance Armstrong

What makes a great endurance athlete is the ability to absorb potential embarrassment, and to suffer without complaint. -- Lance Armstrong

The biggest losers are those who care only about winning. -- Lance Armstrong

I believe that the mind powers the body, and once the mind says we want to do it, then the body will follow. -- Lance Armstrong

I am just coming into my best years. This year I did new things; stretching and abdominal work. -- Lance Armstrong

Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that's not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing. -- Lance Armstrong

I didn't live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one. -- Lance Armstrong

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. -- Lance Armstrong

Life to me is a series of false limits and my challenge as an athlete is to explore those limits. -- Lance Armstrong

I rode, and I rode, and I rode. I rode like I had never ridden, punishing my body up and down every hill I could find. I rode when no one else would ride. -- Lance Armstrong

I become a happier man each time I suffer. -- Lance Armstrong

If there was a god, I'd still have both nuts. -- Lance Armstrong

Pain is temporary. Eventually it will subside. If I quit, however, the surrender stays with me. -- Lance Armstrong

A boo is a lot louder than a cheer. -- Lance Armstrong

I tried to control the narrative. -- Lance Armstrong

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

Cancer doesn’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat. -- Lance Armstrong

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. -- Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is not the biggest fraud in the history of world sport. US Postal was not the most sophisticated doping programme. -- Lance Armstrong

Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is, no one ascends alone. -- Lance Armstrong

Winning is about heart, not just legs. It's got to be in the right place. -- Lance Armstrong

My advice to you is never stop believing. -- Lance Armstrong

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. -- Lance Armstrong

My house is burned, but I can see the sky. -- Lance Armstrong

The answer is hard work. What are you doing on Christmas Eve? Are you riding your bike? January 1st are you riding your bike? -- Lance Armstrong

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. -- Lance Armstrong

Average is Your Enemy. -- Lance Armstrong

There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say: 'Enough is enough.' -- Lance Armstrong

I think I bit off more than I could chew. I thought the marathon would be easier. For the level of condition that I have now... that was without a doubt the hardest physical thing I have ever done. -- Lance Armstrong

The body is telling the mind to stop. The mind is telling the body to shut up. -- Lance Armstrong

I don't think history is stupid.History ultimately rectifies a lot of these things. If you had to ask me what I think happens in 50 years, I don't think it sits empty in 50 years. Maybe somebody else's name is there. But you can't leave it empty. -- Lance Armstrong

Make an obstacle an opportunity, make a negative a positive. -- Lance Armstrong

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

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. -- Lance Armstrong

The truth is, if you asked me to choose between winning the Tour de France and cancer, I would choose cancer. Odd as it sounds, I would rather have the title of cancer survivor than winner of the Tour, because of what it has done for me as a human being, a man, a husband, a son, and a father. -- Lance Armstrong

There's no rule, no law, no regulation that says you can't come back. So I have every right to come back. -- Lance Armstrong

It works better for me to be nervous and hungry. -- Lance Armstrong

I thought I knew what fear was, until I heard the words 'You have cancer'. -- Lance Armstrong

Chasing records doesn't keep me on my bike. Happiness does. -- Lance Armstrong

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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