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I never think of physical fighting. It's always spiritual. Fighting is spiritual.

--Mike Tyson
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I felt the same fear in my first fight as I did in my last fight. It never goes away.

--Mike Tyson
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All praise is to Allah, I'll fight any man, any animal, if Jesus were here I'd fight him too.

--Mike Tyson
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Nothing is more humbling than getting your ass kicked.

--Mike Tyson
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It's nothing personal, but I'm going to kill this guy.

--Mike Tyson
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Destroy or be destroyed! I just love that way of life!

--Mike Tyson
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What I've done in the past is history and what I'm gonna do in the future is a mystery.

--Mike Tyson
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You need to learn independence. You have to be independent -- it builds character.

--Mike Tyson
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Fighting is not physical, fighting is spiritual. It's the determination and the will in the guy.

--Mike Tyson

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I am the most ruthless, brutal champion ever. There is no one who can match me. I want your heart. I want to eat your children.

--Mike Tyson
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A man that is a friend to everyone is an enemy to himself.

--Mike Tyson
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Money is my God. If you think God will help you then quit your job and see how much he cares.

--Mike Tyson
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Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it.

--Mike Tyson


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The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world.

--Mike Tyson
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Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people.

--Mike Tyson


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Hard times fall upon everybody. Whatever it is, we're going to get out of it.

--Mike Tyson

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Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.

--Mike Tyson

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Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Then, like a rat, they stop in fear and freeze.


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Everybody in boxing probably makes out well except for the fighter.

--Mike Tyson

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I just want to conquer people and their souls.

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

--Mike Tyson
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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.

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

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

--Mike Tyson
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People are going to say what they say. I know sometimes I say things; I offend people.

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

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

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

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

--Mike Tyson
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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.

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

--Mike Tyson
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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.

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

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

--Mike Tyson
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I'm just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too.

--Mike Tyson
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I'm going to gut you like a fish.

--Mike Tyson
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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.

--Mike Tyson
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I'm a historian, and that freaks me out.

--Mike Tyson
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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.

--Mike Tyson
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I know how hard it is to be a woman, especially a black woman.

--Mike Tyson
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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.

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

--Mike Tyson
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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.

--Mike Tyson
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I love to hit people. I love to.

--Mike Tyson
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As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.

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

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

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

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

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

--Mike Tyson
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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.

--Mike Tyson
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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.

--Mike Tyson

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