I used to think that my career was to be a police officer, and that is what I was put here to do. But I always kept the faith and always worked hard on my goals and I finally found out on Sept. 25, 1998, why I was put here - (God) called me here to be Mr. Olympia.
Brenda Young (May 17, 2003) "Living his dream", The News-Star, p. 1C.
Hard work and training. There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard and aim to be the best.Ronnie Coleman
I just take it year by year. So much time is dedicated to doing this [winning championships] that I can't see having too much time for much else.Ronnie Coleman
You can't do this if you're not dedicated and determined, and have a strong faith. Because it's extremely hard, especially trying to work a job and do it.Ronnie Coleman
It's so overwhelming. It's almost better than winning the lottery, because you worked for it. It's like something you want all your life, but you never thought it would happen, and all of a sudden it did.Ronnie Coleman
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy ass weights.Ronnie Coleman