Mohammad Ali's best quotes as the legend reaches 71
I done wrestled with an alligator,I done tussled with a whale,only last week I murdered a rock,injured a stone,hospitalized a brick.
I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
There's not a man alive who can whip me.I'm too fast.I'm too smart.I'm too pretty.
I should be a postage stamp,that's the only way I'll ever get licked.
I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and I was in bed before the room was dark.
I am the astronaut of boxing,Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots.
I'm in a world of my own.
If you dream of beating me,you'd better wake up and apologise.
There are two things that are hard to hit and see.That's a spooky ghost and Mohammad Ali.
One of these days they're liable to make the house I grew up in a national shrine.
ON JOE FRAZIER
Fraxier is so ugly he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wildlife.
Frazier is so ugly that when he cries,the tears turn around and go down the back of his head.
ON GEORGE FOREMAN
I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing .And the shadow won.
It's a divine fight.This Foreman-he represents Chrstianity,America,the flag.I can't let him win.He represents pork chops.
ON FLOYD PATTERSON
I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.
On SONNY LISTON
Sonny Liston is nothing.The man can't talk.The man can't fight,The man needs talking lessons.The man needs boxing lessons.And since he's gonna fight me he needs falling lessons.
On Howard Cossell
You're always talking about Mohammad,you're not the same man you were ten years ago.Well I asked your wife,and she told me you're not the same man you were two years ago!!
I'm the best,I just haven't played yet.
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