55 Best Cathy Freeman Quotes from Australian Sprinter

Cathy Freeman is a former sprinter from Australia who excelled in the 400 meters.

Best Cathy Freeman Quotes


I don’t have a lot of regrets in my life. ~ Cathy Freeman.


My last real race was at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000. ~ Cathy Freeman.


I like being in the workforce; it keeps me grounded. ~ Cathy Freeman.


Realise there is always somebody else in the World who’s not coping as well as you are. ~ Cathy Freeman.


I want to keep my private life private. ~ Cathy Freeman.


Money makes life easier but I don’t want to be rich, not at all. ~ Cathy Freeman.

Asthma is treatable and well can be controlled. ~ Cathy Freeman.

Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I’m drinking lots of herbal tea. ~ Cathy Freeman.


People could see in me who I am now, an Olympic champ, the best in the world. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I’m not a marriage expert, quite clearly. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I don’t agree with everything Madonna’s done but she is fearless. ~ Cathy Freeman.

The thing I do best is laugh. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I lie around the floor with my cats Billy and Jazz or watch DVDs with my best friends. ~ Cathy Freeman.


I don’t like people looking at me; I hate the attention. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I’ll just let time happen. I don’t have to articulate what may be or what may not be. I don’t even do that to myself. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I’d like to see as many sports as I can because I have never had the chance to enjoy the other sports in the past. ~ Cathy Freeman.

Great Cathy Freeman Quotes

I quite clearly have made the right decision in my heart, retirement was the way. ~ Cathy Freeman.

Peace, unity and harmony! ~ Cathy Freeman.


My mind is pretty made up that life for Cathy Freeman will be as an unmarried woman from now on. ~ Cathy Freeman.

My story has resonated around the world. I am just Catherine, I just like to run. And I’ll run with opportunities. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I was going to shave it. It went in two parts. I got a bob first but it kept falling all over my face. Then it was off, short. The main reason it was long was because my mother cut it short when I was little and I was trying to make up for that. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I made publicity contracts with Nike, several broadcasting companies and airline companies within Australia. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I have time to breathe, time to be myself more often, I am a lot more relaxed and less guarded. ~ Cathy Freeman.

You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable. ~ Cathy Freeman.


I was always surrounded by expectation from the very first race I ran as a 5-year-old. ~ Cathy Freeman.

My feelings tried to control me on my run. I had to concentrate fully on forthcoming running and success. I wanted to triumph. ~ Cathy Freeman.

Twenty seconds before a race, there’s absolute focus. The key thing is to achieve relaxation, but at the same to have absolute total control. You’ve got to find the balance between being totally ready to go and being really at peace with yourself as well. ~ Cathy Freeman.

The Athens Olympics will be meaningful even though I cannot participate as an athlete, since I can participate in the flame relay all over the world. ~ Cathy Freeman.

For athletes traditionally it’s such a fantastic stepping stone to greater things down the track and in the future. Don’t undermine the Commonwealth Games! ~ Cathy Freeman.

I made my first Australian senior team when I was 16, first Olympics when I was 19, and I retired. I’m 32, I retired four years ago, so a good third of my life or nearly a third of my life has been all about running. ~ Cathy Freeman.


I definitely do things on my terms, it may not seem that way but I actually do. ~ Cathy Freeman.

Top Cathy Freeman Quotes

The last sort of really low-key race I ran, I realized with about a hundred metres to go, that my heart just wasn’t in it. I wasn’t trying my hardest, I didn’t care to compete against the girls I was up against. That spoke a lot about where my heart was taking me-which was off the track. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I was running since I was 10. Since grade one at school people looked at me and thought, oh gosh she can really run, she’s a natural. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I like looking feminine and I enjoy being a role model. I enjoy being a woman. It all comes down to having the confidence to be who you are. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I’m learning in my own sort of quiet, out-of-the-spotlight kind of way. I certainly have my general point of view about the government, and the future of our children. I’m certainly learning all the time, I’m happy to be an onlooker for now. ~ Cathy Freeman.

This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I have the chance. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I have a friend who, if she has a bad hair day, it affects her whole mood because it is part of her sexuality, her confidence. I don’t have that problem any more. ~ Cathy Freeman.

Disappointment and adversity can be catalysts for greatness. There’s something particularly exciting about being the hunter, as opposed to the hunted. And that can make for powerful energy. ~ Cathy Freeman.


I took only twice a time-out, once, when I was hurt, and a second time, when I much felt I was exhausted out of personal reasons. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I decided that I was going to go to the Olympics to see if I had made the right decision to retire because I knew that if I’d made the mistake of retiring I would know during and after those Games in Athens. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I’m so lucky. I have such a great support system. All I have to do is run. ~ Cathy Freeman.

Australians are a fantastic bunch of people but the attention can be overwhelming for someone like me. ~ Cathy Freeman.

When I was 18 years old, about to develop my sportsman career, the asthma complaints became already some years before. ~ Cathy Freeman.

Famous Cathy Freeman Quotes

I’ve had my fair share of being dismissed. But I’m only about to turn 30. And when I finish running, I’m going to be a dangerous woman. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So in a way I chose to be alone. ~ Cathy Freeman.


I am very determined and the sport is my passion. I believe I am born for running. ~ Cathy Freeman.

It is my second visit to Korea since the International Junior Athletic Championships in 1992. Both then and now, I felt Korea is an interesting country and the people are very kind. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I do not have any official responsibilities related to the Australian Olympic Committee or the Federation of Athletic Associations since I am too busy with my private business. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I’m certainly not ready to go changing the world overnight right now. I’m completely uninformed about a lot of our issues, a lot of the nation’s issues, not just Indigenous issues. ~ Cathy Freeman.

When I’m in a bad mood, I don’t listen. ~ Cathy Freeman.

With Alexander’s cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I feel like I’ve reached an age where I can relax a little bit with the knowledge of what I’ve been through, take all that experience and use it. I love the challenge of trying to get back to where I’ve been, and beyond it. ~ Cathy Freeman.

I’m doing something now where I’m going to have to learn so much and that takes time nurturing, those kinds of relationships. ~ Cathy Freeman.

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