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When I go in to compete, whether it's gymnastics or anything else,
by Shannon Miller

When I go in to compete, whether it's gymnastics or anything else,
I do my own thing.
I compete with myself.
- Shannon Miller

Other people may not have had high expectations for me...
but I had high expectations for myself.
- Shannon Miller

Charles Barkley, I used to watch him growing up.
Then I met him.
He was a big teddy bear.
- Shannon Miller

I'm an athlete rep, so I'll be available if they need me for anything.
- Shannon Miller

 

I think it's really important to look at the big picture
instead of just one competition.
- Shannon Miller

There's not a whole lot of events out there on television,
especially in the years between Olympic Games.
- Shannon Miller

I'm used to short distances and short bursts of energy;
it was just fastest.
- Shannon Miller

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For the most part I'll probably do floor exercise and balance beam.
Those are the two things that I do.
- Shannon Miller

Floor exercise, the longest you run is two or three steps.
In the vault, it's not a whole lot more than that.
- Shannon Miller

I'm a competitor.
I really enjoyed the race more than just going out and running to run.
- Shannon Miller

At an Olympics Game, you want to enjoy it,
especially if you know it's going to be your last one.
- Shannon Miller

The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous.
Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise,
I want to help in any way possible.
- Shannon Miller

I don't think I have the mileage on me to really complain of any injuries yet.
- Shannon Miller

I thought about running a marathon a long time ago,
but I'm just not a runner.
- Shannon Miller

Gymnastics uses every single part of your body,
every little tiny muscle that you never even knew.
- Shannon Miller

I want to bring more gymnastics on television.
- Shannon Miller

In gymnastics, the longest routine you do is a minute and a half,
and that's pretty tough to get through.
- Shannon Miller

I'm coming up on 30.
There are other things that I want to pursue outside of just performing.
- Shannon Miller

It's been really good to have a goal and go after it.
That feels good.
- Shannon Miller

Everyone has obstacles, and you're not going to have
the right answer or do the right thing every single time.
- Shannon Miller

There's never going to be a system that is fair to everyone.
- Shannon Miller

My undergraduate degree is in business,
so I'm trying to get a bit of a background before I go in.
- Shannon Miller

In gymnastics, you have to be perfect every step along the way.
- Shannon Miller

I got into law school to supplement my business background.
I'm not planning to practice law.
- Shannon Miller

When you grow up on camera and in the public eye,
you feel you have to put forth this image.
I just took that to the extreme and there was a lot of pressure on me.
- Shannon Miller

I was always athletic and I could do a lot of things.
- Shannon Miller

I can now successfully drive a stick.
That's a huge accomplishment.
- Shannon Miller

It's amazing to me that they're cutting physical education
programs in the school systems.
- Shannon Miller

I love performing in front of an audience and seeing
smiles on the kids' faces.
- Shannon Miller

I will be talking with gymnasts from some of the other countries.
I will be getting a feel for what they're thinking and what they're doing.
It should be a really great meet.
- Shannon Miller

I'm not fascinated by one particular case,
but by knowledge that I had no idea was out there.
- Shannon Miller

We typically don't choose our athletes until about
a month prior to the Games because anything can happen.
- Shannon Miller

Gymnastics is the type of sport where you can't take
something that gives you more energy.
Something may be great for the vault,
but then you have the bars after it and you have to be more sedate for that.
- Shannon Miller

At the Olympics, you there to do a job.
I feel you should take it seriously.
You should be respectful.
You are putting on the red-white-and-blue and going
out there to perform for your country.
- Shannon Miller

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

The hardest part is what to leave behind, ... It's time to let go!
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Do not let your fire go out.
- Ayn Rand

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Don't go through life - grow through life.
- Eric Butterworth

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Wherever you go, there you are.
- Traditional Zen Proverb

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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