This is a list of our favorite 54 Usain Bolt quotes that will inspire, humble, and motivate you to achieve your goals and live your dreams.

Usain Bolt is an Olympic sprinting legend and may go down as the greatest sprinter to ever set foot on earth.  During his sprinting career, Bolt earned the nickname “Lightning Bolt” for his laundry list of championships, gold medals, and world records he racked up from 20014 to 2017.

Bolt’s long list of accomplishments include, but are not limited to:

A man with that many accomplishments definitely has many words of wisdom to share.  Bolt’s perspective on life and athletics has allowed him to become an international spokesperson, celebrity, and ambassador for athletic endeavors and developmental organizations.

Usain Bolt’s story is an inspiring journey about how a young boy from the island of Jamaica turned into being the fastest man in the world.  His amazing story has brought some amazing quotes over the years, which we have sifted through to compile a list of our favorite Usain Bolt quotes of all-time.

Our list of Usain Bolt quotes will inspire you to push forward and achieve new heights as you grind in your pursuit of success.

The Best 54 Motivational Usain Bolt Quotes

54. “I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.” – Usain Bolt`

53. “Don’t think about the start of the race.” – Usain Bolt

52. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

51. “I don’t think about limits.” – Usain Bolt

50. “I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete.” – Usain Bolt

49. “Manners is the key thing. say, for instance, when you’re growing, you’re walking down the street, you’ve got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can’t pass one person.” – Usain Bolt

48. “Every season, for me, it’s like starting from scratch again” – Usain Bolt

47. “I’d like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.” – Usain Bolt

46. “I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.” – Usain Bolt

45. “There are things that bother me.  I try not to let them, but they do” – Usain Bolt

#44 of the Best Usain Bolt Quotes. “One thing I’ve learned over the years from my core set, the last one is the most important one.  Because that’s when you start improving.  That’s when the work pays off now.  Because your legs are dead and you gotta push your body.  It’s like moving past a barrier” – Usain Bolt

43. “I try to lead by example.” – Usain Bolt

42. “I think they (my competition) have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you.”  – Usain Bolt

41. “A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.” – Usain Bolt

40. “I think the key thing is to train hard and you definitely need competition, you definetly need races because I believe over the years that training helps you but you have to compete against other people who’re a high level to build you up, make you know what else you need to work on.” – Usain Bolt

39. “You can get beat any day” – Usain Bolt

38. “But anybody who steps into the lane beside you is the biggest competition because they made it to the finals.” – Usain Bolt

37. “People like to see showdowns.” – Usain Bolt

36. “Repeating is harder than anything else.” – Usain Bolt

35. “For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it.” – Usain Bolt

34. “I remember once, actually the first race I ran, I fell.” – Usain Bolt

33. “I think my acceleration is very good. That’s the key for me.” – Usain Bolt

#32 of the Best Usain Bolt Quotes: “Dreams are free. Goals have a cost. While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price. Time, effort, sacrifice, and sweat. How will you pay for your goals?” – Usain Bolt

31. “My name is Bolt, Lightning Bolt.” – Usain Bolt

30. “When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are.” – Usain Bolt

29. “A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.” – Usain Bolt

28. “If I get to be a legend, I’ve achieved my goal” – Usain Bolt

27. “It’s a great feat for me to have broken my world record.” – Usain Bolt

26. “I will run against anybody.” – Usain Bolt

25. “I’ve worked hard over the years, I’ve been injured and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it.” – Usain Bolt

24. “You have good days and bad days. I may be doing awful in training, but when I go on that track, it’s like I transform. The confidence I have when I am out there (on the track) is different.” – Usain Bolt

23. “All I have to do to work on transition and technique.” – Usain Bolt

22. “Win from within” – Usain Bolt

#21 of the Best Usain Bolt Quotes: “It’s always been a wake-up call to get beaten.” – Usain Bolt

20. “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.” – Usain Bolt

19. “My hunger is always there.” – Usain Bolt

18. “Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you.” – Usain Bolt

17. “I know what to do and I go and execute.”- Usain Bolt

16. “I don’t put myself under pressure.” – Usain Bolt

15. “When I was young, I didn’t really think about anything other than sports.” – Usain Bolt

14. “I don’t like losing anyways.”- Usain Bolt

13. “You’ve got to push your body. You’ve got to overcome (even when you’re dead tired). It’s like you’re moving past a barrier.” – Usain Bolt

12. “I don’t think about records.” – Usain Bolt

11. “Don’t think about the start of the race, think about the ending.” – Usain Bolt

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10. “There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt

9. “Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body” – Usain Bolt

8. “Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” – Usain Bolt

7. “You have to set your goals so you can push yourself harder.  Desire is the key to success.” – Usain Bolt

6. “I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.” – Usain Bolt

5. “A lot of people will just stop because they’re dead tired. You gotta do that extra one. That’s when you improve.” – Usain Bolt

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4. “Easy is not a option. No days off. Never Quit. Be Fearless.” – Usain Bolt

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3. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” – Usain Bolt

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2. “No matter how far you think you are ahead of me, I’m going to catch you. That’s my mentality that I go out there with.” – Usain Bolt


1. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.” – Usain Bolt

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