Top 18 Florence Griffith Joyner Quotes

Florence Griffith Joyner was an American track and field athlete who was born on December 21, 1959. Unfortunately, he died on September 21, 1998, due to an epileptic seizure. She is the fastest woman till now and was a popular figure in international track and field. This popularity was possible for her because she used to give a record-setting performance and flamboyant personal style.

She was in California during her childhood days and enjoyed sporty from her young age. Her triumph in the 1988 Olympics gives her with three gold medals. And her retirement was done in February 1989. Just after her retirement, she worked as a pop culture icon through sponsorship deals, designing, and acting.

“A muscle is like an automobile. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“When somebody tells me I can’t achieve anything… I’m just not listening anymore.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“Conventional is not for me. I enjoy things that are distinctly Flo. I adore being different.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I couldn’t wait until I grew up. I used to gaze at my mom’s stockings and put them on with her high heels and fiddle with my hair.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“To do credit to a lifetime desire of being a writer, I must give it the extreme concentration and dedication I devoted to track. To accomplish both with excellence is not possible. It is with a sense of regret and great anticipation that I leave the track and move on.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

6th of 18 Florence Griffith Joyner Quotes

“I believe in the impossible because no one else does.”

― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I don’t always have the finest eating habits. I like butter and ice cream. There are days when I should work out, and I don’t. But it’s never too late to break old habits.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“People want to think that being in shape costs a lot of money. They couldn’t be more wrong. It doesn’t cost anything to stroll. And it’s definitely a lot cheaper to go to the corner store and purchase vegetables than take a family out for fast food.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“If you want to run as fast as the men, you’ve got to train like the guys.”

― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I love dealing with kids, interacting with them and listening to them. I always encourage them to achieve beyond their ambitions. Don’t attempt to be like me. Be better than me.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I used to be teased for the way I wore my hair at school. I used to do stuff like wear a different-colored sock on each leg.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I adore being unconventional.”

― Florence Griffith Joyner

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“The major reason I wanted to be successful was to move out of the ghetto. My parents helped direct my path.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I was usually doing something physical. My brothers and I used to have handstand contests. We’d stroll around the projects on our hands and see who could get the farthest. I was usually playing football with them, basketball or racing in the street.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I have been jogging since I was 7. I was trying to reconstruct the way my body was created instead of trying to master the way I ran. I would get so irritated with my starts in practices that I would just cry. When I ran, I wouldn’t even try to get out of the blocks, I would just run.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“That’s what I’d like to do on the President’s Council. Make sports and athletics available to every youngster in America, not just one day a week like it was for me, but every day.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I don’t do drugs. I never have taken any medications. I don’t believe in them.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I’ve always overdone in the weight room. I adore exercising with weights. I knew they’d give me the strength I needed.” ― Florence Griffith Joyner

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