Mike Tyson Quotes

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. 
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I don't understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don't bother no one.
Mike Tyson
I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day. 
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As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.
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God lets everything happen for a reason. It's all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another. 
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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. 
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I'm just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too. 
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I'm the most irresponsible person in the world. The reason I'm like that is because, at 21, you all gave me $50 or $100 million, and I didn't know what to do. I'm from the ghetto. I don't know how to act. One day I'm in a dope house robbing somebody. The next thing I know, 'You're the heavyweight champion of the world.' ... Who am I? What am I? I don't even know who I am. I'm just a dumb child. I'm being abused. I'm being robbed by lawyers. I think I have more money than I do. I'm just a dumb pugnacious fool. I'm just a fool who thinks I'm someone. And you tell me I should be responsible?
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I think the average person thinks I'm a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me.
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The greats are all connected.
Mike Tyson (Quoted in The Telegraph, 2002)
I know I'm going to blow one day. My life is doomed the way it is. I have no future.
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When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff. 
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Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.
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It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading.
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The one thing I know, everyone respects the true person and everyone's not true with themselves. All of these people who are heroes, these guys who have been lily white and clean all their lives, if they went through what I went through, they would commit suicide. They don't have the heart that I have. I've lived places they can't defecate in.
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I'm addicted to perfection. Problem with my life is I was always also addicted to chaos. Perfect chaos.
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I'm not Mother Teresa, but I'm not Charles Manson, either. 
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I have the same malice in my heart as far as the fight game is concerned, but outside the ring, I won't say anything a dignified man won't say.
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I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.
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I'm the best ever. I'm the most brutal and vicious, the most ruthless champion there's ever been. There's no one can stop me. Lennox is a conquerer? No, I'm Alexander, he's no Alexander. I'm the best ever! There's never been anybody as ruthless! I'm Sonny Liston, I'm Jack Dempsey. There's no one 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 just ferocious. I want your heart! I want to eat his children! Praise be to Allah!
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Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent. 
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Fear is your best friend or your worst enemy. It's like fire. If you can control it, it can cook for you; it can heat your house. If you can't control it, it will burn everything around you and destroy you. If you can control your fear, it makes you more alert, like a deer coming across the lawn.
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I just want to conquer people and their souls. 
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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.
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I'm not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I'm right. 
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I just want to be humble at all times. 
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My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.
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I don't react to a tragic happening any more. I took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don't care about anything. It's just too hard for me to get emotional. I can't cry no more.
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I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society. 
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Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if I punched my wife I would rip her head off. It's all lies. I have never laid a finger on her.
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Mike Tyson Biography

Born: June 30, 1966

Mike Tyson is a retired American boxer. He holds the record as being the youngest heavyweight boxer to become a champion. Although being a controversial figure, he still has a great deal of wisdom to share with the world.