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45 Famous Quotes by Mike Tyson

Top Mike Tyson Quotes

Mike Tyson is a former heavy weight boxing champion. He holds the record as the youngest boxer to win WBC, WBA and IFB heavy weight titles. He is nicknamed “Iron Mike”, “The Baddest Man on the Planet” as well as “Kid Dynamite”. Here are some of the powerful quotes by Mike Tyson listed.

Mike Tyson Quotes

  1. “I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.” – Mike Tyson
  2. “Discipline, doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.” – Mike Tyson
  3. “You can’t be disturbed by anything. There’s no emotion involved. You can’t feel sorrow, you can’t feel pity, there’s nothing you feel. The job has to be done.” – Mike Tyson
  4. “Everybody thinks this is a tough man’s sport. This is not a tough man’s sport. This is a thinking man’s sport. A tough man is gonna get hurt real bad in this sport.” – Mike Tyson
  5. “I can quit boxing now and practically go into any kind of business and I’ll be successful just as well as I was in boxing.” – Mike Tyson
  6. “Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent.” – Mike Tyson
  7. “Y’all guys know what I do…I put people in body bags.” – Mike Tyson
  8. “I’m gonna make sure you talk about me, and your grandkids and kids after that gonna know about me…your great grandkids will say “wow, wasn’t that a bizarre individual?” – Mike Tyson
  9. “We live in a society where we basically live and strive on what people think about us. We’re more visual people so what we see is basically what we believe which is not necessarily true.” – Mike Tyson
  10. “I think the reality of prison is you don’t get anything unless you want it in there. Whatever happens to you in prison, this is what you asked for. Nothing happens to you if you don’t give that vibe.” – Mike Tyson
  11. “When you have something in life that you want to accomplish greatly, you have to be willing to give up your happiness…I’ve lost all my sensitivity as far as being embarrassed, being shy, you just have to lose that.” – Mike Tyson
  12. “A lot of people don’t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.” – Mike Tyson
  13. “I was gonna rip his heart out. I’m the best ever. I’m the most brutal and vicious, the most ruthless champion there has ever been. No one can stop me. Lennox is a conqueror? No! He’s no Alexander! I’m Alexander! I’m the best ever. I’m Sonny Liston. I’m Jack Dempsey. There’s never been anyone like me. I’m from their cloth. There is no one who can match me. My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I’m the ferocious. I want his heart! I want to eat his children! Praise be to Allah!” – Mike Tyson
  14. “Whatever you want, especially when you’re striving to be the best in the world at something, there’ll always be disappointments, and you can’t be emotionally tied to them, cos’ they’ll break your spirit.” – Mike Tyson
  15. “My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.” – Mike Tyson
  16. “I just have this thing inside me that wants to eat and conquer. Maybe it’s egotistical, but I have it in me. I don’t want to be a tycoon. I just want to conquer people and their souls.” – Mike Tyson
  17. “Unfortunately, sometimes you can’t have fun accomplishing your goals. Sometimes people don’t have the determination, the will, the steadfastness, the tenacity, they give in under the slightest struggle.” – Mike Tyson
  18. “Everyone says “I wish I was in your shoes…”, the hundreds of people that wish they were in my shoes don’t know the tenth of it. If they were in my shoes they would cry like a baby.” – Mike Tyson
  19. “I’ll fight anybody my trainer puts me in with because I’m confident I can beat any fighter in the world. If anybody can see I’m almost a master at evading punches coming at me.” – Mike Tyson
  20. “The drug dealers, they sympathize with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character.” – Mike Tyson
  21. “Being alive is for the living. Being dead is for the dying.” – Mike Tyson
  22. “It doesn’t faze me what anyone says about me. It doesn’t matter what anyone says about me. I’m a totally different entity to what other people think. Michael and Tyson are two different people. I’m Tyson here.” – Mike Tyson
  23. “These books ain’t window dressing. I think Machiavelli’s the most sophisticated writer outside of Shakespeare. Way ahead of his time. Such a manipulative person. Everything he accomplished he did by kissin’ ass.” – Mike Tyson
  24. “It’s interesting that you put me in the league with those illustrious fighters [Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Jack Johnson], but I’ve proved since my career I’ve surpassed them as far my popularity. I’m the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don’t believe it, check the cash register.” – Mike Tyson
  25. “One of my friends once saw another guy’s (criminal) record and said, ‘Look, this guy is a born troublemaker, just a loser.’ I had to tell him, ‘No, that’s my record—and it doesn’t include my juvenile history.” – Mike Tyson
  26. “It’s good to be successful and have financial status but if you’re only gonna live for the money, you’re only gonna reach a certain status and I’m in there for greatness and peace of mind.” – Mike Tyson
  27. “As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.” – Mike Tyson
  28. “I had to persevere because this was my life. This championship, this was the stuff I dreamt of all my life, and I wasn’t gonna be denied.” – Mike Tyson
  29. “My power is discombobulating devastating.” – Mike Tyson
  30. “Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.” – Mike Tyson
  31. “I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It’s ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.” – Mike Tyson
  32. “God lets everything happen for a reason. It’s all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.” – Mike Tyson
  33. “If they don’t have that extreme addict personality, you can never understand how a guy can blow 300 or 400 million dollars. If I have to live at the top of the world, I also have to live at the bottom of the ocean. I don’t know how to live in the middle of life.” – Mike Tyson
  34. “We wanna believe that we’re different than the average guy that’s working 9-to-5, that our thoughts are different than his. Our inspirations and desires are different than his, that’s why we succeed and he didn’t cos we wanna believe we’re different, but he just didn’t get the break that we had…or he wasted it on something else.” – Mike Tyson
  35. “These pigeons have been living with each other for 10 or 15 years, but when I throw feed down, they kill each other to get it, and it’s the same with the fighters. We love and respect each other…but we need that money.” – Mike Tyson
  36. “Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s just a cycle.” – Mike Tyson
  37. “I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one.” – Mike Tyson
  38. “Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson
  39. “I love to hit people. I love to. Most celebrities are afraid someone’s going to attack them. I want someone to attack me. No weapons. Just me and him. I like to beat men and beat them bad.” – Mike Tyson
  40. “The act of teachery is an art but the traitor himself is a piece of shit.” – Mike Tyson
  41. “I’m sorry I let everybody down, I’m fighting just to pay my bills. I don’t have the stomach for this anymore… I don’t have the desire for it. I feel bad for the people… I wish they could get their money back.” – Mike Tyson
  42. “My main objective in the fight is to be a professional but to kill him.” – Mike Tyson
  43. “It’s no doubt I am going to win this fight and I feel confident about winning this fight. I normally don’t do interviews with women unless I fornicate with them. So you shouldn’t talk anymore… Unless you want to, you know.” – Mike Tyson
  44. “When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him.” – Mike Tyson
  45. “I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose because I try to punch the bone into the brain.” – Mike Tyson

Exceeding were few of the powerful quotes by Mike Tyson, we hope that you must have enjoyed reading them. If you have more of Mike Tyson quotes, do share them in the comments section.

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