Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old.

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I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society.

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.

I'm a Muslim but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.

Every time there's a revolution it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.

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.

I feel bad about my outlook how I feel about people and society and that I'll never be part of society the way I should.

Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters.

I think the average person thinks I'm a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me.

I'm in trouble because I'm normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don't like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.

I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't believe it check the cash register.

The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration for a way of thinking because I don't have any particular goal in sight.

Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent.

I know why they don't like me because they want the money I have.

I don't try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That's nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.

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.

I know how hard it is to be a woman especially a black woman.

Quayle said the worst thing that happened to him was that he never trusted his own judgment. I said from now on I am going to go with my own judgment.

I don't understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don't bother no one.

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.

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.

I'm just happy I'm not a phony.

I'm a historian and that freaks me out.

People are going to say what they say. I know sometimes I say things, I offend people.

As long as we persevere and endure we can get anything we want.

I ain't the same person I was when I bit that guy's ear off.

When Jesus comes back these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again.

I just want to conquer people and their souls.

I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.

Everybody's got plans... until they get hit.

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.

I just look around and say I'm a mess. I don't know why I do things.

I'm not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I'm right.

You come home and you party. But after that you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative.

I just want to be humble at all times.

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.

When you see me smash somebody's skull you enjoy it.

I was hoping he would get up so I could hit him again and keep him down.

The drug dealers they sympathize with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character.

My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.

I can inspire people on how to use money how to get economically powerful.

That's what people respect the fact that I wasn't a chump that laid on his back and gave up.

Mr. Arthur Ashe he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him.

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.

I'm a nut case but that is what I believe.

If Jesus was here do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me?

I did my time for the rape. I paid my money to Las Vegas. I paid my dues.

I just want to do what I do best and that's fight. I love it.

I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose because I try to punch the bone into the brain.

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.

I'll go back and take what the people owe me.

Our money is bait money and bait money is not to be used.

I've lived places these guys can't defecate in.

When I was in prison I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

I think I'll take a bath in his blood.

I love to hit people. I love to.

That equals to being a fool having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that but they are broke.

I'm just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life too.

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.

I'm not Mother Teresa, but I'm not Charles Manson either.

One day some guy is going to get a billion-dollar fight.

You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.

I know I'm going to blow one day. My life is doomed the way it is. I have no future.

I'm going to gut you like a fish.

Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.

God lets everything happen for a reason. It's all a learning process and you have to go from one level to another.