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What was really funny is that as I got older all those
by 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 was more interested in skating and the girls and
traveling than I was in calculus.
- Scott Hamilton

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

 

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

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most other competitions are individual achievements,
but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.
- 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 was nine-years-old when I first put on skates.
- 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

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

I didn't want to be the sissy figure skater,
you know.
- 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'm very accessible.
I don't get into this ego thing.
- 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

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

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

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

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw


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