Everybody's got plans... until they get hit.
As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.
I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society.
I just want to conquer people and their souls.
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.
Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.
Without discipline, no matter how good you are, you are nothing! One day, and I might not be around, you're going to meet a tough guy who takes your best shot. He'll keep coming because he's tough. Don't get discouraged. That's when the discipline comes in.
You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.
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.
Sometimes I feel like everyone hates me.
Everybody's got plans...until they get hit.
I'm scared every time I go into the ring, but it's how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, 'Let's go.'.
You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative.
Smart too late and old too soon, ... This is just my ending.
Lennox Lewis, I'm coming for you man. 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!
[On his childhood] One morning I woke up and found my favorite pigeon, Julius, had died I was devastated and was gonna use his crate as my stickball bat to honor him. I left the crate on my stoop and went in to get something and I returned to see the sanitation man put the crate into the crusher. I rushed him and caught him flush on the temple with a titanic right hand he was out cold, convulsing on the floor like an infantile retard.
I'm on the Zoloft to keep from killing y'all.
[On Tyrell Biggs' complaining to him about low blows] Low blows? Low blows? Huh! Motherfucker you're fittin' to die!
I never saw my mother happy with me and proud of me for doing something: She only knew me as being a wild kid running the streets, coming home with new clothes that she knew I didn't pay for. I never got a chance to talk to her or know about her. Professionally, it has no effect, but it's crushing emotionally and personally.
I'm a Muslim, but do you think Jesus would love me? I think Jesus would have a drink with me and discuss why are 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 [Razor Ruddock] are sweet. I'm going to make sure you kiss me good with those big lips. I'm gonna make you my girlfriend.
I want to rip out his heart and feed it to him [Lennox Lewis]. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
My main objective is to be professional but to kill him [Lennox Lewis].
I paid a worker at New York's zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin [Tyson's wife]. When we got to the gorilla cage there was 1 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 smash that silverback's snotbox! He declined.
I look forward to coming back again. I've lost more than I've won in life, so, believe me, I'm pretty much understanding of the situation and I can deal with it. I can deal with adversity.