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    I can have my goals, and I can have my dreams. My goal is to make the finals and improve my position. I want to run all decent races. I don't want to look back and say I ran a terrible race.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: decent  goal  dreams  race 
     
    Everyone has setbacks. I'm no different. I happen to have no legs. That's pretty much the fact.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: facts 
     
    If the legs did provide such an advantage that some of the people are claiming they did, then there would be a lot more amputees using the exact same prosthetic legs I have, running the exact same times I have - and that's not the case.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    Thank you to everyone that has made me the athlete I am! God, family and friends, my competitors and supporters! You have all had a hand!
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: friends  god 
     
    These have always been my legs. I train harder than other guys, eat better, sleep better and wake up thinking about athletics. I think that's probably why I'm a bit of an exception.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: sleep  thinking 
     
    I've been followed home late at night. I've been shot at on the highway.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: night 
     
    I made the mistakes not because I'm tired.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: mistakes 
     
    Being disabled doesn't mean you have a disadvantage
    — Oscar Pistorius
    I think every athlete that's just out here for the Olympics just does something to inspire those around them and inspire each other.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: inspire 
     
    Out of the tens of thousands of prosthetic legs they've made, there's never been any 400-meter athletes run under 50 seconds. So, if this was such a technologically advanced prosthetic leg, then how come not everyone's qualifying, or coming close to the qualification time, then?
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: time 
     
    I want to wake up every day and feel that I'm training harder than my competitors, that I'm dieting harder, that I'm recovering better. That's what gives me confidence when I'm lining up on the blocks. I've never gone out to prove people wrong. I just want to be the best that I can possibly be.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: people  wrong  gone  confidence 
     
    I have a phenomenal team behind me who have helped get me here and I, along with them, will now put everything we can into the final few weeks of preparations before the Olympic Games, where I am aiming to race well, work well through the rounds, post good times and maybe even a personal best time on the biggest stage of them all.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: time  work  personal  games  race 
     
    I don't see myself as disabled. There's nothing I can't do that able-bodied athletes can do.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    The more I accomplish, the more pressure I put on myself.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    My parents didn't give me any scope to feel sorry for myself. They were just like 'go play with your brother, go climb a tree, go fall off your motorbike, do whatever you want. Don't come crying to us when you get scratched. You've got prosthetic legs - that's very nice.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: crying  parent  sorry 
     
    I'd like to show people that if you put the hard work in and you believe in yourself, then you can do whatever you want to.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: people  work  believe 
     
    I have run two Olympic 'A' standard times over the past 12 months and with the time I ran at the African Championships last week I know my speed and fitness are constantly improving so that I will peak in time for the Olympics.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: time  past  standard 
     
    There is a big difference between being good and being great.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    It's impossible to make everyone happy. Some will choose to see the negative. None is perfect but find a way of loving them perfectly!
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: impossible  loving 
     
    When you're competing, you don't have the choice of what the weather will be like. It really doesn't affect me. I ran one of my fastest times in the New York Diamond League meeting last year. It was raining pretty hard then.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: time  choice  year  meeting  diamond 
     
    The only disability in life is having a bad attitude
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: attitude  bad 
     
    I grew up not really thinking I had a disability. I grew up thinking I had different shoes.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: thinking 
     
    I have a strong sense that I have to educate people about disability.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: people  strong 
     
    You're not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    To have been selected to represent Team South Africa at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the individual 400m and the 4x400m relay is a real honor and I am so pleased that years of hard work, determination and sacrifice have all come together.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    Rio in four years; I've got more inspiration in the last two, three weeks. I'm sure I'm going to get more in the Paralympics in the next coming weeks, so by the end of this season, I'm going to take a month off, and then the next four years is going to be good.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: year 
     
    Being disabled doesn't have to be a disadvantage.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    I am also hugely excited to then be competing to defend my three Paralympic titles at the Paralympic Games. I believe we will see some amazing times posted and I am very much looking forward to what will be an incredible Olympics and Paralympics in London.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: time  believe  games 
     
    I wasn't happy with my performance at the World Championships in Daegu. I had an unbelievable race in the heats, but misjudged the semi and finished last.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: world  race 
     
    I still find it strange, I suppose, when I say to someone, 'Can you just pass me my leg?' But I don't ever think about my disability.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    Putting on my legs is like putting on my shoes. I understand that's how some people might think differently, but I hope that in London, their perceptions open up.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: people  perception  hope 
     
    Oscar Pistorius is on the cusp of a paradigm shift in which disability becomes ability, disadvantage becomes advantage. Yet we mustn't lose sight of what makes an athlete great. It's too easy to credit Pistorius' success to technology. Through birth or circumstance, some are given certain gifts, but it's what one does with those gifts, the hours devoted to training, the desire to be the best, that is at the true heart of a champion.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    I don't want to be competing in a sport where I feel that I'm here not on my talent and my hard work but because of a piece of equipment.
    — Oscar Pistorius
    tags: work  talent 
     
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