50 Athletic & Inspiring Simone Biles Quotes

Which are your favorite Simone Biles quotes?

Simone Biles is an American artistic gymnast who was named on the US team for the 2016 Olympics and was also nominated for an ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete.

Biles has been a member of the United States national team since 2012. She is the first African-American to win the world all-around championship and also the first woman to win three consecutive world all-around championships.

Here’s a collection of the most inspiring Simone Biles quotes:


50 Athletic & Inspiring Simone Biles Quotes

1. “I always say my biggest competitor is myself because, whenever I step out there on the mat, I’m competing against myself to prove that I can do this and that I am very well trained, prepared for it.” – Simone Biles

2. “We go to church on Sunday and then have family dinner. My mom usually cooks, and most of the time, it’s protein and something else. She will ask us kids what we want!” – Simone Biles

3. “I didn’t really ever dream of going to the Olympics until after 2012.” – Simone Biles

4. “So far, my goals stops at making an Olympic team, and then if that happens, then I’ll jot down more goals.” – Simone Biles

5. “I never thought about competing in the Olympic Games when I was growing up.” – Simone Biles

6. “I would say to always follow your dream. And dream big because my whole career, including any of the things that I’ve accomplished, I never thought in a million years that I would be here. So it just proves that once you believe in yourself, and you put your mind to something, you can do it.” – Simone Biles

7. “I think we have other things to worry about than some Zika virus.” – Simone Biles

8. “I can only control what I do when I go compete.” – Simone Biles

9. “If anybody has a bad day, they’ll just come to my room because they know I’ll bring out the positive in everything, or I’ll make them laugh, or I’ll be just crazy.” – Simone Biles


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10. “I’ve never been to the Olympics, so I don’t know what to expect. It’s better for me, just like my first Worlds… My third Worlds, I knew what it was like, so I was like, ‘Oh my goodness. But this is my first Olympics, and not knowing what to expect is good for me.” – Simone Biles


11. “I tune it all out because if I let other people’s stress get to me, then I stress myself out more than I need to.” – Simone Biles

12. “They’re like, ‘Oh, you did a… and I’m like, ‘I did a what?’ No, I flipped twice. I twisted twice. They go, ‘It’s called a…’ and I’m like, Why do I need to know that? I just need to go and do that.” – Simone Biles

13. “For me, I don’t think about size – I focus more on being powerful and confident.” – Simone Biles

14. “I would be like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I wish I could go to prom. But then I think, ‘You know what? A lot of people can’t say they’ve ever done what I do – they’ll never have this opportunity.” – Simone Biles

15. “I take things one step at a time.” – Simone Biles

16. “Everything is possible at any one competition.” – Simone Biles

17. “Before a big event, I usually go to church and light a candle for St. Sebastian, who is the patron saint of athletes.” – Simone Biles

18. “Father served in the Air Force for 22 years.” – Simone Biles

19. “I feel like I’m small and mighty and pack a powerful punch, just like Tide PODS.” – Simone Biles


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20. “At the end of the day, if I can say I had fun, it was a good day.” – Simone Biles


21. “I have everything I need, so there are no blanks left unfilled.” – Simone Biles

22. “I’m always trying to push myself to the limit to see what I can do. It’s my strong will that I’ve always had since I was a kid.” – Simone Biles

23. “I started gymnastics when I was six years old. I was at daycare, and they took us on a field trip to a gym club, Bannon’s Gymnastix in Houston, and that’s how I got started.” – Simone Biles

24. “I think I’m teaching my teammates that they can still be successful while having fun and enjoying the moment rather than being a stone-cold brick.” – Simone Biles

25. “I was missing out on public school and going to the football games, prom or homecomings. But I’ve been to three World Championships… so I think it’s like a win-win.” – Simone Biles

26. “Growing up, it was kind of a struggle being small since everyone would make fun of you – except for when it came to hide and seek: that’s the only advantage I ever had!” – Simone Biles

27. “I don’t really think about the degree of difficulty or the possibility of making a mistake. I just try to relax and let my preparation and training take over.” – Simone Biles

28. “I never felt I had questions or needed answers or had a part of me that was missing.” – Simone Biles

29. “Every year, I think of Worlds as the big meet, but now, it’s the Olympics. I’m blessed to even have the opportunity to think about it and work for it.” – Simone Biles


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30. “Always work hard and have fun in what you do because I think that’s when you’re more successful. You have to choose to do it.” – Simone Biles


31. “The reaction of the public plays a very important role. It gives us an adrenaline boost, especially when people start to shout and clap their hands in time with the music. That really helps us to go on.” – Simone Biles

32. “I don’t necessarily have favorite brands.” – Simone Biles

33. “I don’t fear what will happen, but you just get ahead of yourself, like, ‘Oh my gosh, I wish it would happen now.” – Simone Biles

34. “In the morning, I usually get up between 7:40 A.M. and 7:45 A.M., and then I’ll brush my teeth, do my hair, and just throw on my leotard and my clothes and go to the kitchen.” – Simone Biles

35. “I think for me, the most fun competition that I’ve had was my first Worlds.” – Simone Biles

36. “As a kid growing up, I was never like, ‘I want to go to the Olympics,’ so having to pass on 2012 because I was too young didn’t bother me at all.” – Simone Biles

37. “Everything I do is in the gym, so I’m always in gym clothes. I’m excited to explore lifestyle clothes for a little bit.” – Simone Biles

38. “I didn’t get the high school opportunity, but it always worked out.” – Simone Biles

39. “Gymnastics is just one part of my life, and I’m having as much fun with it as possible.” – Simone Biles


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40. “Sometimes I hear the crowd cheering, and most of the time your body’s on autopilot, so sometimes even after I do a floor routine, I’m like, Did I really just do that?” – Simone Biles


41. “If I disappoint someone, it’s their loss for putting that expectation on me when they don’t know me. I can’t control what they want.” – Simone Biles

42. “We’ve always had each other’s backs in and out of competition. We support each other the most because we’re the only ones that know what it’s like to go through what we do, and so we can’t be more thankful for each other. We’re like sisters.” – Simone Biles

43. “It doesn’t even matter if I don’t win a self-gold – after every meet, I have pizza. Pepperoni pizza.” – Simone Biles

44. “Stay healthy, have fun with it, and embrace all the moments. Because anything can happen.” – Simone Biles

45. “I’m very fortunate to have a coach that I got to stay with all this time. Every year the bond gets stronger and better, and we understand each other more. And it’s like she can tell if I walk into the gym what kind of mood I’m in, what she has to fix for the practice I need, or how I’m feeling.” – Simone Biles

46. “A successful competition for me is always going out there and putting 100 percent into whatever I’m doing. It’s not always winning. People, I think, mistake that it’s just winning. Sometimes it could be, but for me, it’s hitting the best sets I can, gaining confidence, and having a good time and having fun.” – Simone Biles

47. “I feel like it’s harder because everyone knows I’m the three-time world champion – it’s almost like people are waiting for something bad to happen.” – Simone Biles

48. “If I thought of gymnastics as a job, it would put too much stress on me.” – Simone Biles

49. “If you ever have a mistake, you try to just kind of forget about it because if you carry that with you for the rest of the routine, then the rest of your routine might not go as planned. So you just kind of shake it off, and you just continue your routine like you didn’t fall.” – Simone Biles

50. “As athletes, we’re always going to have aches and pains, but when your teammates cheer you on, you don’t think about it.” – Simone Biles



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