Michael Gerard Tyson (born
June 30, 1966)
Enjoy Some Famous Quotes of MIKE TYSON
On Lennox Lewis
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
"My main objective is to be professional but to kill him."
want to rip out his heart and feed it to him. I want to kill people. I want to
rip their stomachs out and eat their children."
"You got nothing coming, man. I'm going to enjoy this fight."
After biting Holyfield he said, "This is my career. I have children to raise. I
have to retaliate. He butted me. Look at me. My kids will be scared of me."
"I felt Holyfield was using his head illegally. I told the referee I wasn't
getting any help, so I went back to the streets to smoke him. I cannot defend
it, but it happened."
"You're sweet. I'm going to make sure you kiss me good with those
big lips. I'm gonna make you my girlfriend."
On Tyrell Biggs
Tyrell Biggs' complaining to him about low blows "Low blows? Low blows? Huh!
Motherf**ker you're fittin' to die!"
"He was screaming like my wife."
could have knocked him out in the third round but I wanted to do it slowly, so
he would remember this night for a long time."
On His Wife
"I paid a worker at New York's zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin. 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."
"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."
"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."
To a question on whether he feels support from the common fan: "I don't feel
love from them because there's no love. They don't know me as an individual;
they know me for what I actually do. Because they pay to see me smash anybody.
If they're white they pay, because the only thing they have respect for is my
ability as an athlete. But if I was in court and I had to use them to testify
against me on my character, they wouldn't testify positively against me and they
would think I'm a cad..."
"There are nine million people who see me in the
ring and hate my guts. Most of them are white. That's okay. Just spell my name
"I think the average person thinks I'm a f**king nut and I deserve
whatever happens to me. That's what I believe."
"When you see me smash somebody's skull, you enjoy it."
On His Time in Prison
"You have to understand, Frank Bruno would not have been champion if I had not
been in prison. Oliver McCall would not have been champion if I had not been in
prison. A lot of these guys would not have been champion. Michael Moorer would
not have been champion. Those guys would not have been champion if I had been
around. They would have had no legacy. None of those guys would have had a
"I would have been in shape. I would have been active. Holyfield,
those guys wouldn't have been champion when I was around, but I went away for
four or five years inactive and that made them competitive for a time."
you really have to look at the science of the situation. You guys come here to
talk and report but you don't actually look at the facts of what this business
is all about. The best thing that happened to those guys and they should stand
on their mother's shoulders and kiss my ass because I went to prison or they
would not be existing right now. They'd be a flash in the pan and would have
made some money and opened up a restaurant or bar somewhere where they live at."
"When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books - that Tolstoy
crap. People shouldn't read that stuff. When we read those books, what purpose
does it serve in this day and time?"
"I try to catch him right on the tip of the nose, because I try to push the bone
into the brain."
"Everyone in boxing probably makes out well except for the
fighter. He's the only one that's on Skid Row most of the time; he's the only
one that everybody just leaves when he loses his mind. He sometimes goes insane,
he sometimes goes on the bottle, because it's a highly intensive pressure sport
that allows people to just lose it."
"How dare these boxers challenge me
with their primitive skills? It makes me angry. They're just as good as dead."
"My power is discombobulatingly devastating I could feel is muscle tissues
collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my
"It's interesting that you put me in the league with those
illustrious fighters, but I've proved since my career I've surpassed them as far
my popularity. I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't
believe it, check the cash register."
"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."
want them to keep bringing guys on and I'm going to strip them of their health.
I bring pain, a lot of pain."
On His Family
his mother who died in 1982: "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."
On the Media
“I want to
throw down your kid and stomp on his testicles, and then you will know what it
is like to experience waking up everyday as me. And only then will you feel my
"It's no doubt I am going to win this fight and I feel confident
about winning this fight. I normally don't do interviews with women unless I
fornicate with them. So you shouldn't talk anymore... Unless you want to, you
"People going to say what they say. It has to be for a reason. It's
just for a reason. I know sometimes I say things; I offend people. I ask this
lady a lewd question because I'm in a lot of pain too. I have some pain I'm
gonna have for the rest of my life. And Lewis, I'm trying to give some of that
pain to ya'll."
"You gentlemen have no idea what it's like to be myself, no
idea what it's like. I'm not interested in being humiliated anymore."
just seem to keep buying more and more Bentleys"
"Sometimes you guys have no pride, so no matter what I say, you guys ... it
doesn't affect you because you don't care about nothing but money. So every now
and then I kick your f**king ass and stomp on you and put some kind of pain and
inflict some of the pain on you because you deserve to feel the pain that I
"If I take this camera and put it in your face for 20 years, I don't
know what you might be. You might be a homosexual if I put that camera on you
since you were 13 years old. I've been on that camera since I was 13 years old."
is to Allah, I'll fight any man, any animal, if Jesus were here I'd fight him
"I feel like sometimes that I was born, that I'm not meant for this
society because everyone here is a f**king 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
Stacey McKinley: "He sees a guy beggin' in the street and he gives
him a hundred dollars. I'll say, 'Man, y'know the guy's just gonna spend it on
crack!' But he says, 'I leave it to Allah to judge him.'"
"I'm a man. I
lived it and I'm not afraid to die but when I die I'm going to paradise and I'm
thing I know, everyone respects the true person and everyone's not true with
themselves. All of these people who are heroes, these guys who have been lily
white and clean all their lives, if they went through what I went through, they
would commit suicide. They don't have the heart that I have. I've lived places
they can't defecate in."
"I'm not Mother Teresa. But I'm also not Charles
"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."
"I'm just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too. I think it's
un-American not to go out with a woman, not to be with a beautiful woman, not to
get my dick sucked ... It's just what I said before, everybody in this country
is a big f**king liar. The Media tells people ... that this person did this and
this person did that and then we find out that were just human and we find out
that Michael Jordan cheats on his wife just like everybody else and that we all
cheat on our f**king wife in one way or another either emotionally, physically
or sexually or one way."
"There's no one perfect. We're always gonna do
that. Jimmy Swaggart is lascivious, Mike Tyson is lascivious -- but we're not
criminally, at least I'm not, criminally lascivious. You know what I mean. I may
like to fornicate more than other people -- it's just who I am. I sacrifice so
much of my life, can I at least get laid? I mean, I been robbed of my most of my
money, can I at least get oral sex without the people wanting to harass me and
wanting to throw me in jail?"
"At times, I come across as crude or crass,
that irritates you when I come across like a Neanderthal or a babbling idiot at
times. But I like to be that person. I like to show you all that person because
that's who you come to see."
"I'm the most irresponsible person in the
world. The reason I'm like that is because, at 21, you all gave me $50 or $100
million, and I didn't know what to do. I'm from the ghetto. I don't know how to
act. One day I'm in a dope house robbing somebody. The next thing I know,
'You're the heavyweight champion of the world.' ... Who am I? What am I? I don't
even know who I am. I'm just a dumb child. I'm being abused. I'm being robbed by
lawyers. I think I have more money than I do. I'm just a dumb pugnacious fool.
I'm just a fool who thinks I'm someone. And you tell me I should be
His Mental Health
"I don't know if I'm mentally sick, but I have...
episodes sometimes. I'm a depressant kind of dude. I have episodes, and I'm
human. But no one cares about my health as a human because sometimes I'm in my
episodes when I'm at work."
"Well, suicide goes through everyone's mind, I'm
sure. And if it doesn't I really must be crazy. Everyone thinks about that
because sometimes, you know what I mean, it's just tough being a nigger and it's
tough being a bad nigger."
I don't react to a tragic happening any more. I
took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don't care about
anything. It's just too hard for me to get emotional. I can't cry no more."
"I'm on the Zoloft to keep from killing y'all."
"I'm just a
dark guy from a den of iniquity. A dark shadowy figure from the bowels of
iniquity. I wish I could be Mike who gets an endorsement deal. But you can't
make a lie and a truth go together. This country wasn't built on moral fiber.
This country was built on rape, slavery, murder, degradation and affiliation
called me a ‘rapist’ and a ‘recluse.’ I’m not a recluse.”
"I really dig
Hannibal. Hannibal had real guts. He rode elephants into Cartilage."
guess I'm gonna fade into Bolivian."
"I like the British bikes. I like
British people. They're real mellow."
"I can sell out Madison Square Garden
"I have some pain I'm gonna have for the rest of my life. So every now and
then I kick your f**king ass."
"I just want to conquer people and their
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