World Record Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking World Record Quotes from Mo Farah, Barbara Corcoran, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Dan O’Brien, Bappi Lahiri. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

I'm probably a lot more closer in the 1500m to the worl

I’m probably a lot more closer in the 1500m to the world record than I am in the 5000m.
Mo Farah
If I could set a world record, it would be that I have 150 business partners, all with thriving businesses of their own that started with nothing and I made the difference to make them all billionaires.
Barbara Corcoran
There is always anxiety before a competition and it was no different for me today. It was only in the third round, with about 40 targets left, that I realised I could match the world record score.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
When my world record got broken in 1999, it hurt a little bit, to say the least. But I was in a leg brace at the time and I had just had knee surgery and I couldn’t do anything about it.
Dan O’Brien
I have done 33 films in one year, for which I hold a Guinness Book World record. Plus I’ve done songs for all languages from Hindi to Malayalam, Punjabi to Telugu, and Kannada to Oriya.
Bappi Lahiri
When I lost my decathlon world record I took it like a man. I only cried for ten hours.
Daley Thompson
The most important thing is winning, not breaking the world record.
Cesar Cielo
In running, I know that I can train as much as I want and I’m never going to break the world record for the five miles. It’s partly genetics; I’m just not built for it. But if I worked really hard, I might be able to cut my time by half. Could I do the same thing with my mind and my well-being?
Stefan Sagmeister
In the Olympics, everything goes back to square one. The world champion or the world record holder or the ninth last year are fighting for the same medal, and you have got to go there like it was the first time.
Cesar Cielo
No, I didn’t break a world record. No, I didn’t win by a huge margin. But it’s how you do in the battle. I’ve taken my place in history and I’m very proud of that.
Denise Lewis
The heptathlon world record is nice, but the decathlon is the event. I think the heptathlon is more like a practice. There is something completely different about the decathlon.
Ashton Eaton
I called Daley Thompson after the Games of ’84, when he won. He’d had this phenomenal decathlon for nine events – and then he went out there and jogged the 1,500 meters and missed the world record by, like, three points.
Caitlyn Jenner
An Olympic medal is much better than a world record, and so is a world championship or Commonwealth Games medal.
Chad le Clos
And as – funny enough, it actually became – so I’ve always wanted to be a Guinness world record holder. And believe it or not, before I made this there was not a category for world’s largest Nerf gun, but there is now.
Mark Rober
For me, I’ve not really focused on a world record. I’m just trying to put a complete race together, and when I do that, then fast times will come.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
When I was about to break a world record and become well known, my mother used to say that for her the important thing was for me to become a doctor – a career which had not been possible in her generation and in her society. Sport was something to be set aside.
Roger Bannister
Think how weird profit margins are: We’ve got high unemployment and financial crises – and world record profit margins. People think the American market is very cheap. We don’t. The market quite incorrectly gives full credit to today’s earnings.
Jeremy Grantham
I have been dreaming of an outdoor world record forever. Now I want them all: the 1500, the 5000, even the 800.
Genzebe Dibaba
Breaking the world record has always been in the works. I just need the right conditions and I can make it.
Bryan Clay
Until maybe my coworker makes a six-and-a-half-foot Nerf gun, I’m the proud holder of a world record.
Mark Rober
I always try to do better than I have before, so I think it would be good to break the world record.
Ashton Eaton
I always think it’s because of you know hard work, hard training. And if Susie’s training hard, you know, why can’t I train hard to get a world record. I’m doing the same thing.
Inge de Bruijn
I guess I set a world record for errors. I had a pretty good arm, see, but I didn’t have much control.
Mordecai Brown
I like to joke that I probably hold the world record for rejection letters. Yes, the truth is that I was fed up of being rejected repeatedly, and self-publication was an act of defiance at traditional publishing. But life works in strange ways.
Ashwin Sanghi
What I will say is that there is no governing body in strongman. There’s no federation. There’s no group of people or person that overlooks the sport, or says that this is a world record, or ‘we’ll count this as a world record.’
Brian Shaw
The world record will come to me when I run the world record race. I’m just trying to perfect my race. I’m looking for perfection.
Maurice Greene
I did not know about awards. I just wanted to break the world record and the Olympic record.
Milkha Singh
I nearly failed when Virgin was in its infancy; I nearly failed in the early 1980s, and, of course, I have nearly died more than once trying to achieve a world record for boating or ballooning. But through a combination of luck and planning, both Virgin and I are still here.
Richard Branson
But I’m after medals more than anything. Championships don’t get taken away from you but records do, so I think I’d rather have medals at every championships rather than times. A world record would be a bonus, but I’m still only 25 in 17 days.
Sally Pearson
I felt I was never going to beat Igor Ter-Ovanesyan or Ralph Boston because they were the joint world record holders.
Lynn Davies
It’s easy to forget, given her scandal-tinged life and tragic death, how incredibly talented Whitney Houston was. She holds the world record as the most-awarded female act of all time, with over 415 major recognitions during her career. She is the only artist to chart seven consecutive number one songs.
Charles Duhigg
The London games mark the 24th anniversary of my winning two golds and setting the world record in the heptathlon. Someone is going to want it; records are made to be broken – it’s only a matter of time. I hope mine will outlive me.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Adam Peaty is far and away the best swimmer in the world, and he’s British. He set a world record – but the day after we were talking about my dress.
Helen Skelton
I don’t know how you keep the world record holder off your team.
Ryan Hall
Records are there to be broken. Lots of people would love to swap their world record for an Olympic medal, but for me, my medals are there forever and ever, and that’s what does it for me.
Mo Farah
Delhi is special for me because I made my world record here. We were playing against France at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium when I hit the fastest drag-flick in the world during the London Olympics qualifications in 2012.
Sandeep Singh
Athens is a great place for me. It is my second home. It’s where I won my first world championship medal, it’s where I set my world record.
Maurice Greene
Dave Franco, I could put him up there with the best card throwers in the world. Not the best sleight of hand, but he could take a card and fire it over there and stick it into an apple. If he kept training at it, he could definitely break a Guinness World Record – he’s that good.
Keith Barry
The Olympics is a special event and winning is very important. For me as a world record holder and world champion, the only thing I am missing is the Olympic gold medal and that is what I want to achieve in my career.
David Rudisha
I want to learn how to play an instrument. I want to break a world record. I’m just a very determined, motivated type of person.
Alyson Stoner