I'm just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too.

Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters.

I'll go back and take what the people owe me.

I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't believe it, check the cash register.

I'm not Mother Teresa, but I'm not Charles Manson, either.

Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent.

I just look around and say, I'm a mess. I don't know why I do things.

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 don't try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That's nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.

I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day.

I think the average person thinks I'm a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me.

The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don't have any particular goal in sight.

Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.

I know I'm going to blow one day. My life is doomed the way it is. I have no future.

I just want to do what I do best, and that's fight. I love it.

Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.

One day some guy is going to get a billion-dollar fight.

I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose, because I try to punch the bone into the brain.

Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him.

Quayle said the worst thing that happened to him was that he never trusted his own judgment. I said from now on I am going to go with my own judgment.

I know how hard it is to be a woman, especially a black woman.

I was hoping he would get up so I could hit him again and keep him down.

I think I'll take a bath in his blood.

I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society.

I'm not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I'm right.

I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.

Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used.

I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.

Everybody's got plans... until they get hit.

I love to hit people. I love to.

Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It's just a cycle.

If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me?

I know why they don't like me because they want the money I have.

If you're not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you.

You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.

That's what people respect, the fact that I wasn't a chump that laid on his back and gave up.

I'm just happy I'm not a phony.

Im just an average guy. Im not Mother Teresa but Im not Charles Manson either.

As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.

I ain't the same person I was when I bit that guy's ear off.

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.

I did my time for the rape. I paid my money to Las Vegas. I paid my dues.

I've lived places these guys can't defecate in.

The drug dealers, they sympathize with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character.

I'm going to gut you like a fish.

I feel bad about my outlook, how I feel about people and society, and that I'll never be part of society the way I should.

I'm a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.

I have the same malice in my heart as far as the fight game is concerned, but outside the ring, I won't say anything a dignified man won't say.

God lets everything happen for a reason. It's all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.