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I graduated a the top of my class in the '84 Olympic Games;
by Scott Hamilton

I graduated a the top of my class in the '84 Olympic Games;
I won a gold medal.
- Scott Hamilton

I didn't want to be the sissy figure skater,
you know.
- Scott Hamilton

I was more interested in skating and the girls and
traveling than I was in calculus.
- Scott Hamilton

From the fall of October, 1980 to March,
1984 I never lost a competition.
- Scott Hamilton

 

Male figure skating is different than female figure skating;
we're not America's sweetheart.
- Scott Hamilton

I don't think most teachers realize how much impact they have.
- Scott Hamilton

Always try to maintain complete tolerance and always
make an effort to give people more than they expect.
- Scott Hamilton

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Most other competitions are individual achievements,
but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.
- Scott Hamilton

I started skating and I kind of liked it because I
could run circles around the guys that wouldn't pick me to play baseball.
- Scott Hamilton

Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.
- Scott Hamilton

I was nine-years-old when I first put on skates.
- Scott Hamilton

But I never really thought that I would be extraordinarily successful at skating,
it's just something that happened, you know.
- Scott Hamilton

Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you.
They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.
- Scott Hamilton

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
- Scott Hamilton

And so figure skating was a great vehicle for me to
kind of be competitive at something,
without having to be big.
- Scott Hamilton

Rationality is not one of this industry's attributes.
- Scott Hamilton

I had a ninth grade teacher who told me I was much
smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be.
- Scott Hamilton

Fame is a very confusing thing, because you are recognized
by a lot of people that you've never seen before,
and they're at a great advantage.
- Scott Hamilton

And the fact that I liked to show off and be the center
of attention really lends itself to figure skating very well.
- Scott Hamilton

I just try to touch people's hearts in a way through skating,
so they're not just witnessing a performance,
they're feeling a performance and they're a part of it.
- Scott Hamilton

I'm very accessible.
I don't get into this ego thing.
- Scott Hamilton

The high road is always respected.
Honesty and integrity are always rewarded.
- Scott Hamilton

Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in
skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.
- Scott Hamilton

When you turn professional, you become an entertainer,
and like every other entertainer, you don't want to get a bad review.
- Scott Hamilton

So as an amateur Olympic competitor I loved criticism,
because it made me better.
But now as a professional I don't really know how to
channel it or where to take it,
so I don't take it quite as well.
- Scott Hamilton

When you're expected to win and you have the press
saying that you are going to win the Olympic gold medal,
and you're the only sure thing in the Olympics,
it can undermine your confidence.
- Scott Hamilton

Without strength and courage it's really hard to perform
at the highest levels of international figure skating,
because you're alone on the ice and you only have seven
minutes over two nights to prove yourself.
- Scott Hamilton

That's what makes the Ryder Cup in golf so much better
than the Masters or the U.S.
Open.
To be a part of something that is not about personal achievement,
but about representing everyone and sharing it with the whole country,
it's wonderful.
- Scott Hamilton

What was really funny is that as I got older all those
guys who called me a sissy in junior high school wanted
me to be their best friend because they wanted to meet
all the girls that I knew in figure skating.
- Scott Hamilton

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

I've told my children that when I die,
to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated.
For me, death is a graduation.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

For my undergraduate work, I went to Oklahoma State
University and graduated from there in 1977.
- Anita Hill

I took three years off.
I differentiated myself from the industry.
Found my identity - sort of...
I haven't graduated yet.
I'm not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day.
- Claire Danes

I wasn't the high-school play queen or anything.
And my parents would let me act until I graduated from college.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a
BA in Communications and left formal education behind.
- Sarah Zettel

I always wanted to have my own album released before
I graduated from high school.
- Christina Aguilera

I dropped out of school for a semester,
transferred to another college, switched to an art major,
graduated, got married, and for a while worked as a graphic designer.
- James Green Somerville

This is a man who graduated summa cum laude from Harvard
University in three years,
editor of the Harvard Law Review, argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court.
- Rod Parsley

I went to college in Ohio, at Ohio University,
and I graduated two years ago.
- Piper Perabo

It got so bad that by the time I was graduated,
the only reading I did was in order to get the grade
and the only writing I did was in order to get the grade.
- R. A. Salvatore

By the time I would have graduated, at 22,
I was a writer and featured performer on Saturday Night Live.
- Sarah Silverman

Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi,
was 1964.
I graduated from high school in 1965.
So becoming active was almost a rite of passage.
- Danny Glover

In 1969, when I graduated from Harvard Law School,
women and minorities made up a tiny fraction of the
first year associates accepted by top law firms.
- Jane Harman

I wanted to go to sea when I graduated from high school
but my folks talked me out of it.
- William M. Thomas

I went to military college in Canada and graduated
as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer.
- Marc Garneau

Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they
will think that is all you have done since you graduated.
- Erma Bombeck

This man used to go to school with his dog.
Then they were separated.
His dog graduated!
- Henny Youngman

I never graduated high school; they had to change the Ivy League rules.
During my tenure at Brown, I helped them become the
number one Ivy League school.
- Robert Evans

When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting,
so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios.
- Sasha Alexander

You tell me one other person that graduated from Yale
that is as inarticulate as Bush.
Yale's a great school, and here's this idiot.
- Al Jourgensen

So that in 1974, when I graduated as a lawyer,
I figured I'm not going to be a lawyer under a military regime.
- Ruben Blades

I met Hilary Vaughan at a Student Ball in 1944 and
we married in the summer of 1946,
as soon as I graduated.
- James W. Black

When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927,
I was voted the girl most likely to succeed.
I didn't realize it would take so long.
- Gloria Stuart

I started in law school in '71 and graduated in '74.
So I was training for the Olympics, running or averaging
around 20 miles a day and going to law school full time.
- Frank Shorter

I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college,
won the case, and got my tuition back.
- Fred Allen

We had times in '66 and '67 when we would pick up a
platoon of privates out of the receiving barracks the
week before we even graduated the platoon that we were on!
- R. Lee Ermey

I've always enjoyed writing, I graduated with a degree in English;
I've done bits of journalism.
- Michael York

I left Princeton, but I graduated Harvard,
in 1952.
- Harry Mathews

I graduated in 1930 and I went up to the Yale Drama School for two years.
- Albert Maltz

I went out to visit Dorsey Burnette,
after I graduated high school.
- Jimmy Griffin

When Harvard men say they have graduated from Radcliffe,
then we've made it.
- Jackie Kennedy

I attended schools in Seattle through the University of Washington,
from which I was graduated in 1931.
I spent the next year at Northwestern University.
- George Stigler

I went to night school and summer school,
I made that whole year up and I actually graduated on time.
Also, I got a part-time job at the radio station.
- Angie Martinez

I graduated in 1952 and went to Europe,
with Niki and our first child Laura,
who was then a year old.
- Harry Mathews

I was educated at Bradfield College and Oxford,
where I graduated in 1939.
- Martin Ryle

Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their class.
- Al McGuire

By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set
and spent many happy hours constructing devices of
unknown purpose where the main design criterion was
to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size.
- Steven Chu

Interesting enough, we had a reunion of the 12 of us who graduated,
right? The only one who wasn't there was the guy who became a priest,
and he was literally in prison in Libya,
for being a Catholic priest.
Isn't that interesting? Everybody else made the reunion but that guy.
- Peter Jurasik

I had only played five games in my senior year in high school.
I was not large enough.
Hell, when I graduated, I was about five foot four and weighed 120 pounds.
I didn't go with the Dodgers until spring training
of 1940 and I weighed all of 155 pounds soaking wet.
- Pee Wee Reese

I had a lot of success from the start.
I never really was tested for long periods of time.
I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college.
I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated.
- Denzel Washington

I have no problems with private schools.
I graduated from one and so did my mother.
Private schools are useful and we often use public
funds to pay for their infrastructures and other common needs.
- Jim Clyburn


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