| Carl Lewis: Mr Smarm - the interviewer's dream (though by all accounts, a bit of a madam in his dealings with other athletes).
Andy Lyons Melody Maker (1988)
| I never developed the macho side as a lot of boys do. Even my sister, Carol, shows more masculinity, but that doesn't make me a homosexual. They say I am, but I am not. They say it because nobody knows what I'm doing. I don't even sleep in the same hotel as the other athletes. I could be sleeping with a horse, for all they know.
Carl Lewis (1987)
| I wouldn't be surprised if one day Carl's halo slipped and choked him.
Allan Wells (1989)
| On Carl Lewis stepping up to the 800 metres-He thinks he'll be happier in the long run.
| On Carl Lewis's short-lived ponytail - He looks like the love child of Grace Jones and Paul Revere.
Tony Kornheiser Washington Post (1990)
| They are prepared to pay Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis ridiculous sums, but promoters want me to come on Oxfam.
Linford Christie (1988)