130 Best Simone Biles Quotes from the Olympics Gymnast

Simone Biles, an iconic American gymnast, has shaped the sport with her record-breaking performances.

Her interest in gymnastics began at six and she rapidly ascended to the elite level, showcasing consistency, personality and a high degree of difficulty in her routines.

Her illustrious career includes three consecutive world all-around titles (2013 to 2015), four gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics and becoming the most-decorated female gymnast in world championship history in 2018.

Simone Biles

Biles also made history in 2019, claiming five world championship gold medals and becoming the gymnast with the most world championship medals.

Her career was momentarily paused in the 2020 Tokyo Games, which highlighted the importance of athletes’ mental health.

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A victim of sexual abuse, Biles used her platform to inspire others, earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2022 for her contributions both inside and outside the gymnastics arena.

Below are some of the motivational quotes by Simone Biles for you.

Best Simone Biles Quotes


I take things one step at a time. ~ Simone Biles.


When I’m smiling and having fun, I perform the best. ~ Simone Biles.


If you’re having fun, that’s when the best memories are built. ~ Simone Biles.


If I still had my air awareness, and I just was having a bad day, I would have continued. ~ Simone Biles.


I needed to learn how to carry those expectations lightly – like a turtle carries its shell. ~ Simone Biles.


I wanted to give up but it would have been dumb because I’ve worked way too hard. ~ Simone Biles.


I almost think you forget how much work you have to put into it until you’re there. ~ Simone Biles.

In the beginning, I thought maybe I had a problem, but now I kind of look forward to therapy because it’s a safe outlet for me. ~ Simone Biles.


I’d rather regret the risk that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all. ~ Simone Biles.

A successful competition for me is always going out there and putting 100 percent into whatever I’m doing. It’s not always winning … People, I think, mistake that it’s just winning. Sometimes it could be, but for me it’s hitting the best sets I can, gaining confidence and having a good time and having fun. ~ Simone Biles.

I just hope that kids growing up watching this don’t pr aren’t ashamed of being good at whatever they do. ~ Simone Biles.

When I was younger, I thought every kid was adopted because that’s all I’ve known. I have everything I need, so I never felt the need to have answers for what happened. ~ Simone Biles.


It’s inspiring to young athletes that there are more records that can still be broken. ~ Simone Biles.

I don’t really think about the degree of difficulty or the possibility of making a mistake. I just try to relax and let my preparation and training take over. ~ Simone Biles.

I think I’m teaching my teammates that they can still be successful while having fun and enjoying the moment rather than being a stone-cold brick. ~ Simone Biles.

As athletes, we’re always going to have aches and pains, but when your teammates cheer you on, you don’t think about it. ~ Simone Biles.

The reaction of the public plays a very important role. It gives us an adrenaline boost, especially when people start to shout and clap their hands in time with the music. That really helps us to go on. ~ Simone Biles.

Now it’s like everything’s coming together. ~ Simone Biles.


My parents have always taught me to strive to perfection. ~ Simone Biles.

It’s not always winning. People, I think, mistake that it’s just winning. Sometimes it could be, but for me, it’s hitting the best sets I can, gaining confidence, and having a good time and having fun. ~ Simone Biles.

Famous Simone Biles Quotes

I got to go through being angry, sad, upset, happy, annoyed. ~ Simone Biles.

My first experience with gymnastics was when I was in daycare. We took a field trip to a gym, and I was hooked. ~ Simone Biles.

As athletes, we’re always going to have aches and pains, but when your teammates cheer you on, you don’t think about it. ~ Simone Biles.


Work hard in silence let your success be the noise. ~ Simone Biles.

For me, I don’t think about size – I focus more on being powerful and confident ~ Simone Biles.

So far, my goals stop at making an Olympic team, and then if that happens, then I’ll jot down more goals. ~ Simone Biles.

More than anything in the world, I wanted to be chosen for the team. ~ Simone Biles.

Before you achieve, you must believe. You are more capable than you think. ~ Simone Biles.

Mentally, I have to get my body and mind in the right place before I state the routine, but once into the zone, it’s like I turn on a switch. I envision myself doing the same thing for the Olympic Games. ~ Simone Biles.

But if there’s one thing everyone knows about me, it’s that I love a challenge. ~ Simone Biles.


The sport is called artistic gymnastics. So you do have to be a little bit of an actress. ~ Simone Biles.

I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it. ~ Simone Biles.

Inspirational Simone Biles Quotes

You’re still going to thrive. You’re going to become somebody amazing and great. You guys are all beautiful, inside and out. ~ Simone Biles.

If I say, I’m the best gymnast there is, the reaction is, oh, she’s cocky.’ No, the facts are literally on paper. I’ve won five world titles. ~ Simone Biles.

Maybe it’s good we don’t know what will happen next in our stories because if we did, we might not turn the page. Or we might skip ahead and never experience the good that comes out of the hard moment we’re living through. ~ Simone Biles.

But it’s hard that I have to go through it because again people form their own opinions and I don’t really get to say what’s going on. ~ Simone Biles.

I wanted them to know that following your dreams – not just in gymnastics, but in everything – shouldn’t have anything to do with the color of your skin. It should only be about finding the discipline and the courage to do the hard work. ~ Simone Biles.

I never thought about competing in the Olympic Games when I was growing up. ~ Simone Biles.

I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles. ~ Simone Biles.

Everybody expects me to speak out, but I kind of do whenever I’m ready. ~ Simone Biles.


Everything I do is in the gym so I’m always in gym clothes. ~ Simone Biles.

I think everybody inside is a champion themselves depending on how you handle your failures and your successes. ~ Simone Biles.

Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal. ~ Simone Biles.

Motivational Simone Biles Quotes

I’d have to find a way to manage everyone’s expectations in order to keep them from making me feel overwhelmed. ~ Simone Biles.

I feel like I learned the most about myself during Tokyo. ~ Simone Biles.

I know people think I’m taller because it’s so close and I look stretched out, but I’m just 4.8. ~ Simone Biles.

The Bachelorette never fails to irritate me but I can’t stop watching it. ~ Simone Biles.

I guess I just have really tough skin. ~ Simone Biles.

I have everything I need, so there are no blanks left unfilled. ~ Simone Biles.

I never felt I had questions or needed answers or had a part of me that was missing. ~ Simone Biles.

If they said, ‘Do five pull-ups,’ I would always want to do 10. ~ Simone Biles.

But the same thing that’s true in gymnastics is also true in life: You can’t go back. ~ Simone Biles.

They focused on my hair. They focused on how big my legs or these calves, I wouldn’t be able to tumble as high as I can and have all of these moves named after me. ~ Simone Biles.

I’m excited to explore lifestyle clothes for a little bit. ~ Simone Biles.

The team comes first. ~ Simone Biles.

To go out there and prove what I can do has taught me a lot about who I am. ~ Simone Biles.

It doesn’t matter where you start, it’s where you’re going and how you pick yourself back up from those falls. Dream big and then dream bigger after that. You never know where your dream will take. ~ Simone Biles.

Overthinking at night is one of my best talents. ~ Simone Biles.

Great Simone Biles Quotes

One of my proudest moments was probably 2013 worlds because I proved to myself that I could do things that I didn’t think I could. ~ Simone Biles.

We can push ourselves further. We can always have more to give. ~ Simone Biles.

You don’t have to be serious all the time to do a good job. ~ Simone Biles.

You have to make your own luck. You make it in practice and with training and conditioning. ~ Simone Biles.

Be the best me. ~ Simone Biles.

If anybody has a bad day, they’ll just come to my room, because they know I’ll bring out the positive in everything, or I’ll make them laugh, or I’ll be just crazy. ~ Simone Biles.

Gymnastics chose me, and I’ve loved it ever since! ~ Simone Biles.

I know you’re missing what was supposed to be your medal ceremony but that… doesn’t change a thing. You’ve already won. ~ Simone Biles.

I try to be strong not only for other people but also myself. ~ Simone Biles.

I would say to always follow your dream. And dream big because my whole career, including any of the things that I’ve accomplished, I never thought in a million years that I would be here. ~ Simone Biles.

Sometimes there are weaknesses in strength and that’s OK, and it’s Ok not to be Ok. ~ Simone Biles.

I’m out to prove what I’m capable of. ~ Simone Biles.

No matter how good you are in your sport, in life, in work, the number one thing people talk about is how you look. ~ Simone Biles.

Inspiring Simone Biles Quotes

I’m not a celebrity. I’m just the same, Simone. I just have two Olympic Gold medals now. ~ Simone Biles.

If you’re not having a good time, it’s okay – you don’t have to hide that from people. ~ Simone Biles.

Surround yourself with the dreamers, the doers, the believers, and thinkers, but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you even when you don’t see it. ~ Simone Biles.

I kind of blow my own mind! ~ Simone Biles.

I still had moments when my nerves got to me, but whenever I’d start to get anxious, Kyla Ross would remind me, ‘Simone, just do what you do in practice.’ ~ Simone Biles.

It doesn’t matter where you come from, it just matters where you go with it. ~ Simone Biles.

I have to put my pride aside. I have to do what’s right for me and focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and well-being. That’s why I decided to take a step back. ~ Simone Biles.

At the end of the day, if I can say I had fun, it was a good day. ~ Simone Biles.

Before a big event, I usually go to church and light a candle for St. Sebastian, who is the patron saint of athletes. ~ Simone Biles.

Today, do what others won’t, so tomorrow you can accomplish what others can’t ~ Simone Biles.

I plan on doing things that I can’t do because of gym right now… Things like going swimming with sharks or jumping off a cliff into water. ~ Simone Biles.

If I thought of gymnastics as a job, it would put too much stress me. ~ Simone Biles.

The only problem is, when I see another gymnast perform the move now, I pray they don’t get hurt. I know it’s not logical, but because the move is named after me, I’d feel as if it was my fault. ~ Simone Biles.

Sometimes I hear the crowd cheering, and most of the time your body’s on autopilot, so sometimes even after I do a floor routine, I’m like, Did I really just do that? ~ Simone Biles.

Top Simone Biles Quotes

How courageous, how brave I am. Because I always like to fake bravery. But I really think that solidified me being brave, speaking up for myself and just putting myself first. ~ Simone Biles.

Growing up, I didn’t see very many black gymnasts so whenever I did, I felt really inspired to go out there and want to be as good as them. ~ Simone Biles.

My biggest flaw is not being able to function without a nap. ~ Simone Biles.

I have to focus on my mental health. We have to protect our minds and our bodies, not just go out and do what the world wants us to. ~ Simone Biles.

Let’s celebrate that. Let’s celebrate all the hard work it took to get here. We are so proud of what you’ve accomplished. ~ Simone Biles.

There are goals that I have, and then I dream of it, and then I make it a reality. If I could crawl out of my skin and see it, it will be really amazing. ~ Simone Biles.

If I’ve learned anything over these past few months, it’s that it’s ok to take a step back from everything to take care of yourself. ~ Simone Biles.

I was glad to put the whole thing behind me, because I wanted every child, regardless of race, to be able to look at my World’s win and say, I can dream big too. ~ Simone Biles.

I’ve definitely gotten better at doing my hair, but clearly I’m not gifted in that department. I’m just really trying to find who I am. ~ Simone Biles.

At the end of the day, they don’t know who I really am, rather than looks and what I’ve achieved. ~ Simone Biles.

You don’t have to be a robot all the time, and you don’t always have to seem happy out there. ~ Simone Biles.

At the end of the day, people don’t understand what we are going through. ~ Simone Biles.

I didn’t get the high school opportunity, but it always worked out. ~ Simone Biles.

If I disappoint someone, it’s their loss for putting that expectation on me when they don’t know me. I can’t control what they want. ~ Simone Biles.

It doesn’t matter what others say. It’s my body and it does incredible things. ~ Simone Biles.

I make breakfast, which is usually Kellog’s Red Berries or egg whites, and then I go to the gym that’s only 10 minutes away. ~ Simone Biles.

Memorable Simone Biles Quotes

I was missing out on public school and going to the football games, prom or homecomings. But I’ve been to three World Championships… so I think it’s like a win-win. ~ Simone Biles.

I love gymnastics but it’s what I do, not who I am as a person. ~ Simone Biles.


Practice creates confidence, confidence empowers you. ~ Simone Biles.

I always say my biggest competitor is myself because, whenever I step out there on the mat, I’m competing against myself to prove that I can do this and that I am very well trained, prepared for it. ~ Simone Biles.

To go through something like that and to be a voice for all of the survivors and people who want to come forward and talk about their stories, it’s really inspiring. ~ Simone Biles.

I’m only 19. It’s kinda crazy if you’re older and putting expectations on a poor 19-year-old. ~ Simone Biles.

In the beginning, I would go look through the comments, and I would cry, or maybe I would comment back to some… ~ Simone Biles.

In the morning, I usually get up between 7:40 A.M and 7:45 A.M, and then I’ll brush my teeth, do my hair, and just throw on my leotard and my clothes and go to the kitchen. ~ Simone Biles.

As a kid, I saw the Olympics and all the girls in college gymnastics but I never thought that I would be here and get the opportunity to compete at the Olympics. ~ Simone Biles.

Sometimes I think of that and I’m like, Simone, I don’t know what else you can do. What more can you do? Maybe you can repeat yourself. ~ Simone Biles.

I’ll take time off, get out more, go outside more, vacation. ~ Simone Biles.

Sometimes I wonder how I do it. I feel like it’s just, like, not me. ~ Simone Biles.

I feel this year gave me a voice. I tried to find my voice this year and use that to the better potential in positive manners. ~ Simone Biles.

No one is more surprised than I am that the little girl with the big muscles ended up on a path from foster care to an Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ~ Simone Biles.

Once I got over that fact, I actually enjoyed it and looked forward to going to therapy. It’s a safe space. ~ Simone Biles.

I’m more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before. ~ Simone Biles.

Unique Simone Biles Quotes

I thought I could figure it out on my own, but that’s sometimes not the case. And that’s not something you should feel guilty or ashamed of. ~ Simone Biles.

I got to go through all of it by myself, without anybody telling me what to feel. ~ Simone Biles.

If you aren’t committed to training, conditioning, and practice, you aren’t committed to being your best. ~ Simone Biles.

Being a gymnast means having the strength to hold on and the courage to let go. ~ Simone Biles.

I’ve pushed through so much the past couple of years, the word quitter is not in my vocabulary. ~ Simone Biles.

The best you can do is forgive yourself, take a deep breath, and get to work on the next challenge. ~ Simone Biles.

I’ve always been passionate about empowering young kids. ~ Simone Biles.

I’ve learned it’s OK to ask for help if you need it. ~ Simone Biles.

Being a gymnast means having the strength to hold on and the courage to let go. ~ Simone Biles.

A lot of things that I would have never experienced or believed in as much … if that experience didn’t happen. ~ Simone Biles.

I don’t fear what will happen, but you just get ahead of yourself, like, ‘Oh my gosh, I wish it would happen now.’ ~ Simone Biles.

I thought I could figure it out on my own, but that’s sometimes not the case. And that’s not something you should feel guilty or ashamed of. ~ Simone Biles.

So these were the 130 top Simone Biles quotes and sayings.

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