Top 77 Rio Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Rio Quotes from famous people such as Joe Gomez, P. V. Sindhu, Lapo Elkann, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Eduardo Paes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

For me, growing up, my main role model was Rio Ferdinan

For me, growing up, my main role model was Rio Ferdinand when he was playing with England. He was a centre half. I liked his style of play, and he played with a lot of passion.
Joe Gomez
Since the Rio Olympics, the expectations are always high, and the responsibilities are also high. I am used to it now. You have to keep going and keep working hard.
P. V. Sindhu
I’ve lived in London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New York, and Turin. But New York is my favorite city. It has so much energy, so much toughness.
Lapo Elkann
My goal is definitely a gold medal still in Rio.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
In Rio, 1.4 million of the 6.3 million people live in favelas, or slums. They are all over the city, but favelas are not always a problem – sometimes they can be a solution, if you have the right public policies.
Eduardo Paes
When God gave me the chance to compete in the Rio Olympics, I thought that He gave me the chance and I needed to give it my all.
Hidilyn Diaz
If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people – including me – would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
Hunter S. Thompson
I will hold my head high in Rio and do my best for Great Britain.
Lizzie Armitstead
This will be Valegro’s retirement after Rio, so I want to go out there and want to enjoy every last minute.
Charlotte Dujardin
In Rio de Janeiro, every cop has to make a choice. He either turns dirty, keeps his mouth shut, or goes to war.
Jose Padilha
You walk off the plane in Rio, and your blood temperature goes up. The feel of the wind on your face, the water on your skin, the taste of the food, the music, the sexuality; Brazilians are very comfortable in their sexuality.
Amy Irving
Rio is an energetic, vibrant place, full of beauty and nature. But we face the kinds of problems any developing metropolis does – with pollution, traffic congestion, poverty. Distribution of green areas, for example, is not uniform. Madureira, the heart of the suburb in Rio, is a concrete jungle.
Eduardo Paes
Right after high school, I moved to Rio and took classes to become a technician for a manufacturing factory where you had to figure out how to produce 3,000 pairs of jeans. But in Rio, I was by myself, which was very liberating, being so young. I got to do my own thing.
Francisco Costa
Lupe Velez was way before me; Dolores Del Rio was way before me, so I had no one. So the only one I could think of that I identified with was this gorgeous creature named Elizabeth Taylor, so she became my role model.
Rita Moreno
‘Flying Down to Rio’ established RKO as a leader in musical film production throughout the 1930s. The film helped to rescue the studio from its financial straits and it gave a real boost to my movie career.
Ginger Rogers
I don’t watch my Rio races back. I’ll look at my London 2012 races a lot. But not Rio.
Ellie Simmonds
I love both the sun and the moon, day and night. But I enjoy the day the most because I live in Rio and I can play sports.
Rodrigo Santoro
Rio is going to be my fifth Olympic games – it’s been a long journey but a rewarding one, I would say.
Abhinav Bindra
My father came from Germany. My mom came from Venezuela. My father’s culturally German, but his father was Japanese. I was raised in New York and spent two years in Rio. My parents met at the University of Southern Mississippi, and they had me there, and then we moved to New York. I’m not very familiar with Mississippi.
Fred Armisen
Two English defenders were among the finest I played against: John Terry and Rio Ferdinand.
Diego Forlan
The support down here in Rio has been amazing – between my family, Team U.S.A. and Team Kellogg’s, I’ve felt so much love. This whole experience has been a dream come true.
Simone Biles
Today, I’m Brazilian, born in Rio de Janeiro, but my second home is Paris. Nobody can change that.
Thiago Silva
Rio has been absolutely epic. I did leave my heart out there, and I wanted to do everybody proud.
Michelle Carter
I had only been cycling for a year before I went to Rio.
Kadeena Cox
If I win the Olympics in Rio, then I’ll have each title in double.
Greg Rutherford
The whole time I was in Rio, I probably cried every single night.
MyKayla Skinner
Rio’s a beautiful city, a vibrant place, special place.
Eduardo Paes
I’m a big fan of Clint Eastwood, but the Westerns I draw from most directly come from an earlier period in Hollywood. I actually look back at movies like ‘Rio Bravo’ and others I’ve liked over the years, and I capture pictures from the movies and use them as a reference for the scenes I create.
Steve Sheinkin
I’ve always known that Rio and Tokyo are my two Olympics. Now that Rio hasn’t gone to plan, Tokyo has to work, and I’m more motivated than ever.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
My parents got divorced when I was around a year old. My dad was essentially a nonentity in my life until I got to be about 16 or so. My mom was a flight attendant for PanAm, so I moved all over the world. London, Rio de Janeiro.
Tucker Max
The swimmers ask me all the time ‘is it going to be on telly more?’ They want their families to watch them. Not every family can afford to go to Rio or Budapest. And it is nice for the clubs and coaches as well to see the people they have brought up.
Helen Skelton
The player I look up to is Rio Ferdinand. I have always

The player I look up to is Rio Ferdinand. I have always played at the back, and I’ve always tried to base my game on his.
Jack Rodwell
I’m universal. As much as I can get out a ‘Firework’ with Katy, I can get a ‘Lil Freak’ out with Usher. Or a ‘Lay It Down’ with Lloyd. I can get Caribbean as I did on ‘Rio,’ then go from there to working with No Doubt.
Ester Dean
The Rio de Contas, a wide, almost delta-like river, was startling, a sudden big sky and a feeling of openness, and very bright. It was noisy with birds. The rain forest houses most of the earth’s plant and animal population. I hadn’t anticipated it would be so loud.
Bill Buford
People ask me where I live most of the time, and it’s kind of complicated for me to answer, because I’m not really sure. It’s somewhere in between London, Rome, Paris, and Rio.
Vincent Cassel
I want to compete in the next Olympics. If I go to Rio, it will be my third time, which is a rare feat for an Indian athlete. For me, Olympics is important because it’s the biggest event on earth for a sports person. I hope this time around I come back with a medal.
Vijender Singh
The Olympic medal gave me a lot of confidence, and I went and won my first Super Series in Hong Kong. So in that regards, what Rio did was give me extra motivation and the confidence that now anything can happen.
P. V. Sindhu
I base jumped off the Jesus statue in Rio de Janeiro.
Felix Baumgartner
When I was in Beijing, London, and also in Rio I was still a kid really, I didn’t feel pressure.
Ellie Simmonds
I love dancing and practiced ballet for ten years until I realized I wouldn’t make it professionally – then I started taking salsa classes. I learned to dance samba in Rio and Salvador when I lived in Brazil.
Leila Janah
I want to show that I have the same attitude to the game and personality that my hero had. I only ever met Ronaldinho once, at a charity event in Rio.
Philippe Coutinho
I like the way Frank Lampard articulates, like the fact Jamie Carragher really does his homework and the way Rio Ferdinand has been able to show his personality while giving those insights.
Alex Scott
While I was making my solo films, RKO was busily trying to get me and Fred Astaire back together. The studio wanted to capitalize on the success of ‘Flying Down to Rio’ and realized that the pairing of Rogers and Astaire had moneymaking potential.
Ginger Rogers
I’m moving to Rio permanently with my family. It’s one of the places left in the world where people still live with a big charge of poetry on a daily basis. I feel we’ve kind of lost that here in Europe.
Vincent Cassel
When I was a kid, my big hero was the number 10 of Flamengo and not the number 10 of Santos. His name was Dida. We didn’t have much knowledge about the championship in Sao Paolo or in the south of Brazil. We just knew about the championship in Rio because I am from there. But Pele played for the national team and was a hero.
In Rio, we took the bronze, but I thought we gave everything we had, and that’s what we walked away with.
Jordan Larson
But if one could go back in time, I’d love to have been directed by Howard Hawks, who’s one of my great heroes. One of the greatest directors there ever was. He directed probably one of the greatest westerns of all time in ‘Rio Bravo’.
Stephen Fry
No wonder we have a lot of violence in Rio: the corrupt and violent policemen meet the violent criminals in the streets. What else is going to happen?
Jose Padilha
A lot of places I go are dangerous, like Tel Aviv or Rio, but that never stops me from going there and putting on a show. I have good security. I don’t worry about that.
Madonna Ciccone
I wish to clarify that I have absolutely not made a decision regarding my participation in the next Olympics. On a personal level, playing in the Olympics would be a huge honour. However, the Games in Rio are still four years away and I certainly won’t be making any decisions with regards to participating any time soon.
Rory McIlroy
The first record I bought with my own money was Rio.
Thomas Lennon
I spoke to my parents and my agent a year before Rio. I was like: ‘I don’t want to do this. I want to get away.’ They said: ‘Just grit your teeth for a year. Then you can have your break. And if you want to retire, you can retire then.’ I was in tears. I just hated it.
Ellie Simmonds
One of the most important things you need when you’re doing big shows, like Rock in Rio, is consistency, and that starts with the sound in your ears. If it isn’t just right, it throws you off and makes it hard to focus on the music and the performance.
Tony Kanal