When I passed the Chancellor he arose, waved his hand at me, and I waved back at him. I think the writers showed bad taste in criticizing the man of the hour in Germany.
On reports that Hitler had deliberately avoided acknowledging his victories, and had refused to shake his hand, in The Jesse Owens Story (1970) ISBN 0399603158
I'm old now. It's all right.Jesse Owens
Another old friend gone!Jesse Owens
The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us — that's where it's at.Jesse Owens
The road to the Olympics, leads to no city, no country. It goes far beyond New York or Moscow, ancient Greece or Nazi Germany. The road to the Olympics leads — in the end — to the best within us.Jesse Owens
I decided I wasn't going to come down. I was going to fly. I was going to stay up in the air forever.Jesse Owens
It's like having a pet dog for a long time. You get attached to it, and when it dies you miss it.Jesse Owens