"We’re smart enough not to buy in the oldest myth running— love. A fiction created by people to them keep from jumping out of windows."
"The duration of an athletic event is only a few moments, while the training for it may take many months of arduous of work and continuous exercise of self efforts."
"The real value of sports is not the game played in the limelight of the applause, but the hours of dogged determination and self discipline carried out alone imposed and supervised by an exacting conscience. The applause soon dies away. The prize is left behind. But the character you build up is yours forever."
"Lifes battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man
But soon or late the man who wins
is the man who thinks he can”
"Today I saw the ocean. I’m not scared anymore."
"Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice in your head that yells ‘CAN’T’, but you don’t listen. You just push harder. And then you hear that voice whisper, "can" and you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are."
Larry Rick Garcia
“Pain is temporary - Pride is forever.”