Mike Tyson quotes page 2
I'm the best ever. I'm the most brutal and vicious, and most ruthless champion there's
been. There's no one can stop me. Lennox is a conqueror? 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's no one that 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!
It's good to be successful and have financial status but if you're only gonna live for the
money, you're only gonna reach a certain status and I'm in there for greatness and peace of
Discipline - doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.
Everyone says "I wish I was in your shoes..." The hundreds of people that wish they were in
my shoes don't know the tenth of it. If they were in my shoes they would cry like a baby.
I overshadowed a lot of guys during my time, but he is inconceivably the most competitive
human being I ever competed against. It's easy to overlook that because he's such a
smooth, kind-hearted guy.
Mike Tyson, on Evander Holyfield
Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for
If they don't have that extreme addict personality, you can never understand how a guy can
blow 300 or 400 million dollars. If I have to live at the top of the world, I also have to live at
the bottom of the ocean. I don't know how to live in the middle of life.
I'm not Mother Teresa, but I'm not Charles Manson, either.
I feel like sometimes that I was born, that I'm not meant for this society because everyone
here is a fucking hypocrite. Everybody says they believe in God but they don't do God's work.
Everybody counteracts what God is really about. If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would
show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me? I'm a Muslim, but do you think Jesus
would love me... I think Jesus would have a drink with me and discuss... why you acting like
that? Now, he would be cool. He would talk to me. No Christian ever did that and said in the
name of Jesus even... They'd throw me in jail and write bad articles about me and then go to
church on Sunday and say Jesus is a wonderful man and he's coming back to save us. But
they don't understand that when he comes back, that these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men
are gonna kill him again.
You're sweet. I'm going to make sure you kiss me good with those big lips. I'm gonna make
you my girlfriend.
Mike Tyson, on Razor Ruddock
I can talk about humility, but I'm not humble. I mean, if you say, "I'm humble," you've just
contradicted yourself. But I'm trying to be, man, I'm trying so hard.
I had a 9th grade education. But my kids go to Ivy League schools. I'm dumb as shit but I did
This is a weird feeling in my life I have to deal with, not being a violent man anymore when
my whole life's reputation was built on being extremely violent. I just don't know how to deal
with that right now. I don't even go to strip clubs no more. I don't know who I am sometimes,
but I am not the guy I used to be. I'm not an angel or anything. I'm still lascivious,
periodically. I'm just looking for some balance in my life.
One day some guy is going to get a billion-dollar fight.
I love to hit people. I love to. Most celebrities are afraid someone's going to attack them. I
want someone to attack me. No weapons. Just me and him. I like to beat men and beat them
I paid a worker at New York's zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin (his wife). When we got
to the gorilla cage there was one big Silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas.
They were so powerful but their eyes were like an innocent infant. I offered the attendant
$10,000 to open the cage and let me smash that silverback's snotbox! He declined.
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.
I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.
You guys have written so much bad stuff about me I can't remember the last time I fucked a
decent woman. I have to go with strippers and 'ho's' and bitches because you put that image
One of my friends once saw another guy's (criminal) record and said, "Look, this guy is a born
troublemaker, just a loser." I had to tell him, "No, that's my record - and it doesn"t include my
March 16th, Mike Tyson vs Razor Ruddock, Razor Ruddock dies. If he doesn't die, it doesn't
count. If he's not dead, it doesn't count.
You can't be disturbed by anything. There's no emotion involved. You can't feel sorrow, you
can't feel pity, there's nothing you feel. The job has to be done.
People love you when you're successful, but if you're not, who really cares about you?
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.
accomplished he did by kissin' ass.
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 try to catch them right on the tip of his nose because I try to punch the bone into the