Mike Tyson quotes

“Discipline – doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.”

Mike Tyson

“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

“Everyone has a plan ’til they get punched in the face.”

Mike Tyson

“He was screaming like my wife. (on Tyrell Biggs)”

Mike Tyson

“I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.”

Mike Tyson

“I probably have a 20,000-word vocabulary. I’ll match my wits with anyone on literature, science and the arts.”

Mike Tyson

“I’m not Mother Teresa, but I’m not Charles Manson, either.”

Mike Tyson

“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.”

Mike Tyson

“My problem is that I always took myself too damn seriously and that got me in a lot of trouble.”

Mike Tyson

“People love you when you’re successful, but if you’re not, who really cares about you?”

Mike Tyson

“Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent.”

Mike Tyson

“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

“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

“Y’all guys know what I do… I put people in body bags.”

Mike Tyson

“You’re smart too late and old too soon.”

Mike Tyson