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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
- 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

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

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

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

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever
solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
- C. S. Lewis

I think and think for months and years.
Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
- Jon Bon Jovi

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It's a miserable life in Hollywood.
You're up at five or six o'clock in the morning to
be ready to start shooting at nine.
- William Wyler

I was born nine months premature.
- Jay London

The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
- H. L. Mencken

I can't believe I survived, not only my life,
but I am still playing football 'cause half of those
eight or nine years I don't even remember.
- Brett Favre

Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice.
That's what makes the jukebox play.
- Willie Nelson

I always use the same guitar; I got this guitar years
and years ago for nine pounds.
It's still got the same strings on it.
- Brian Eno

I went to ballet school for nine years,
and there was an agent for the whole school who happened
to be there visiting one of the performances.
She suggested an audition.
- Sarah Sutton

We do not want to be giving quality sides such as Southampton,
Palace, Norwich and the rest eight or nine points start
and expect to get back up with them.
- Paul Ince

By definition, gay is smart.
I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots,
but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy.
- Jason Bateman

Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and
the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
- Benjamin Disraeli

To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
- John Churton Collins

If I had nine of my fingers missing I wouldn't type any slower.
- Mitch Hedberg

Why in the world would you have it interpreted by nine lawyers?
- Antonin Scalia

There are one hundred and ninety nine ways to beat,
but only one way to win; get there first.
- Bill Shoemaker

As far as intellectual training was concerned,
my nine years from seven to sixteen were practically wasted.
- Mary A. Ward

I was very fortunate in having David Fincher,
the director come to me.
Now I've seen the finished product, I feel that every
bit of the nine months we spent on the film was worth it.
- Dwight Yoakam

The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning.
- Brian Ferneyhough

I had 500 kids at camp this past summer for example.
We do nine weeks for kids and nine days for grown ups every summer.
The adult camp is a lot of fun.
- Wavy Gravy

You could be going to have supper with someone who happens to be male,
and all of a sudden he is your boyfriend of nine months...
and I am cheating on my existing boyfriend.
- Caprice Bourret

I've been so fortunate because I never really had ups
and downs as far as my career.
Ninety-nine percent of the time, I've been sold out all over the world.
- Tony Bennett

In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs
to a disappointed person.
- George Bancroft

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who
flirts with him wants him to kiss her -
when,
nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
- Helen Rowland

The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age,
and it was a rescue.
- Steve Irwin

I was the seventh of nine children.
When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive.
- Robert Kennedy

Believe it or not, I was all fully rounded by the time I was nine years old.
- Cleo Moore

I have about nine guitars in all, so obviously I'm into collecting.
- Daisy Berkowitz

When you've got eight or nine or ten cables running
around with someone trying to operate them,
it's too much.
- Peter Mayhew

A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
- Earl Wilson


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