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When the weekend ends, the last thing anyone wants to do is face the grueling work week that starts with Monday. So, we figured the best way to keep you optimistic is to give you the best Simone Biles quotes from the Rio Olympics, 2016.  Simone Biles’ medals in gymnastics always came with a simple yet motivational and inspirational quote, so naturally we chose her as the best person to wake you out of your mundane Monday funk.

Though Simone Biles may only be 19, she is already wise beyond her years. She not only stuns with gymnastics moves that could otherwise hospitalize even the most capable of athletes, but she also amazes with inspirational quotes that make you feel like you can conquer the world.  If being an all-star gymnast doesn’t pan out, then we definitely think she should consider a career as a life coach.  

“I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps, I’m the first Simone Biles.”

Known as the “quote heard around the world,” Biles floored everyone with this most memorable comment on her achievement. During her time at the Rio Olympics, Biles has wasted no opportunity on showing us how capable and powerful she is—so of course she wants to set her own path and not follow behind anyone else’s.

“I wasn’t born earlier, so I had no say in that.”  

That was her response when asked why no one else had achieved the double since 1996. Instead of some fake, standard reply, Biles simply gave an unapologetic and confident response. We are pretty confident that if she had been born earlier, she would have won the gold medal for that routine. This is a young woman who is clearly sure of herself and knows that she’s in charge of her own destiny.  (This probably would be her reply if we asked why we weren’t BFFs with her sooner!)

“Practice creates confidence. Confidence empowers you.”

Truer words have never been spoken and it’s quotes like these that make us wish Biles would write a book. What do you think of the title, “Quotes by Simone Biles?” One thing is for sure: Biles isn’t lacking any confidence and her practice has clearly paid off.

“I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.”

Gymnastics is something Biles was born to do, so why ignore that? When you’re given a gift, you shouldn’t waste it, and Biles certainly isn’t wasting her talent. She’s become an inspiration for young athletes everywhere and she shows no signs of slowing down!

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