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Brian Boitano Quotes and Sayings

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The Olympics are great for notoriety right off the bat,
but your body of work is what people remember you for.
- Brian Boitano

I have to consider my greatest accomplishments winning
the Olympics because everything that I've done after
that is really because of the Olympics.
- Brian Boitano

That's what amateur skating is about,
technical expertise, and it should always stay that way.
- Brian Boitano

So the programs all start to all look the same.
I watched one free skating competition,
and I thought I was watching a short program.
Everyone was doing exactly the same elements.
- Brian Boitano

 

Yeah, I am a little bit, and I think it is a natural
progression of the sport,
of going upwards in technical ability and everything like that.
- Brian Boitano

Kat and I were in our 20s when we won in '88.
Our personalities were already established.
We were ready to move on to a life of professional skating.
- Brian Boitano

The U.S.
Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an
athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways
than just on the playing field,
in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles,
and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line.
- Brian Boitano

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Sasha gets a raw deal from the press.
She makes one mistake in her program and people rip
her for not pulling it off when it counts.
But she never falls apart.
She never just completely folds and misses everything.
Usually it's just one mistake.
- Brian Boitano

Plus the public's attention span is so short right now,
if a skater doesn't strike while the iron is hot...
well it's not like people will forget you,
but they just won't care anymore.
- Brian Boitano

Through everything I've gone through-
and I've been everywhere,
at the top of the world, in jail, hung over drunk -
I never gave up my dream of winning a gold medal in the Olympics.
- Dan O'Brien

I planned to stop in 2002 after the Salt Lake City Olympics.
I felt able to remain competitive another four years,
and I wanted to stop while I'm still at the top.
- Hermann Maier

In 1968, in the midst of the tumultuous 1960s,
the Olympics were much more than just another event.
- Peggy Fleming

I do a lot of running and hiking, and I also collect stamps -
space stamps and Olympics stamps.
- Sally Ride

I don't know what it means to be out there against the Olympics.
- Yahoo Serious

My biggest loss was the Olympics.
I just can't forget losing.
I never will.
- Mark Spitz

The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics,
hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports
career with a couple of years in the WNBA.
- Marion Jones

There were no competitions on television.
The first skating competition I ever remember seeing
on television was the 1968 Olympics when Peggy Fleming won.
- Dorothy Hamill

The highlight of my career? The Olympics,
of course.
- Tara Lipinski

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

I did pretty well at the Sydney Olympics,
but those were my first Games.
- Marion Jones

My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier.
To be a great stage actor.
To be a great Shakespearean actor.
To me that is the Olympics of acting.
- Armand Assante

One of the things I learned from working on the Olympics was,
the world does not need another big multimedia show.
- Laurie Anderson

The Olympics were great, because you had to make the team,
and then go to the games.
Now, I don't know, these guys today don't want to do anything like that.
- Oscar Robertson

My life has been a whirlwind since the '94 Olympics.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Immediately after the Olympics, I was pretty fatigued.
- Eric Heiden

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver.
Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
- Richard M. Nixon

The Olympics remain the most compelling search for
excellence that exists in sport,
and maybe in life itself.
- Dawn Fraser

And then, looking back at my first Olympics,
and when the pressure was on, in '94 and '98,
and looking back and going, wow.
I sensed and felt what Brian had gone through.
- Elvis Stojko

Russell joined the team in December,
1956,
following the Olympics.
- Bob Cousy

Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian
holidays that move in sync,
like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.
- Marvin Olasky

I tried to make the Olympics team in 1956.
- Bruce Dern

For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.
- Mary Lou Retton

We have been actively trying to have New York City host the 2012 Olympics.
- George Pataki

I still can't believe I won the Olympics.
That's what I feel right now - completely alive as a human being.
It's a really beautiful moment.
- Clara Hughes

My last real race was at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000.
- Cathy Freeman

If there's anything that is the center of my career
both creatively and emotionally,
it's the Olympics.
- Dick Ebersol

Part of what Special Olympics is trying to do is break
down stereotypes that still exist for people.
There is still a lot of fear.
- Maria Shriver

I'm actually the daytime host of the Olympics on NBC.
- Jim Lampley

As a co-chair of the State's 2010 Olympics Task Force,
I am working to make sure our border crossings are
ready to handle the risks and benefits the Games will bring.
- Rick Larsen

It's not the Olympics.
It's Concord, New Hampshire, and a homecoming should
reflect the community I'm part of.
- Christa McAuliffe

Anabolic steroids were not banned until after the 72 Olympics.
- Bill Toomey

If you don't try to win you might as well hold the
Olympics in somebody's back yard.
- Jesse Owens

Even though the Bush campaign ad tells you that Afghanistan
is a new democracy at the Olympics because of Bush's efforts,
Afghanistan hasn't actually had an election.
- Peter Schuyler

I think the Olympics could help us reach more people.
- Graeme Murphy

Pay-per-view would deprive many kids of the delight of seeing the Olympics.
- Mary Lou Retton

They want the Olympics.
We ought to make sure they don't get the Olympics.
- George Nethercutt

It's different today than it was then.
In those days we were strictly amateurs.
If I had wanted to stay in for the '80 Olympics,
my parents couldn't have afforded it.
- Dorothy Hamill

I met Jesse Owens once.
He was a remarkable individual, and I have tremendous
respect for what he did in the Olympics under the circumstances.
- Lee Trevino

In Hollywood you can see things at night that are fast
enough to be in the Olympics in the day time.
- Will Rogers

Before the start of the '76 Olympics,
I'd had 160 amateur fights.
I won 155 and lost five.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I really want to do the Olympics.
Obviously, I can't let things out of the bag,
so to speak.
- Mark Roberts

Everything about the Olympics was first class,
and women were treated as athletes and equals.
- Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz

The Olympics: not one of my better memories.
- Debi Thomas

I remember at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta,
Shaq always wanted me to show him steps over and over.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

Olympics is global competition in which eighty,
ninety, hundred, hundred and ten countries participate.
- George Pataki

There is something in the Olympics, indefinable,
springing from the soul, that must be preserved.
- Chris Brasher

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

At the Olympics in China, every color was represented...
and that was just the drinking water.
- Evan Sayet

The Olympics are always a special competition,
it is very difficult to predict what will happen.
- Sergei Bubka

The greatest memory for me of the 1984 Olympics was
not the individual honors,
but standing on the podium with my teammates to receive our team gold medal.
- Mitch Gaylord

She said I did good and I think she was happy with what I did.
She just wants me to get my higher Start Value vault,
which I'll be competing at Trials and,
hopefully, the Olympics.
- Carly Patterson

The Olympics are coming...
and it's a big problem in American politics,
because the problem with holding the Olympics this
fall is that we're all going to be focused on the Olympics,
and it makes that window of opportunity for Gore to
win the election that much smaller.
- Susan Estrich

It was pretty extensive - we worked out 8 hours a day,
5 days a week, for 3 months, which I think is more
than anybody in the Olympics.
I thought well I don't need this, the girls need it,
but it was a gift.
- David Carradine

The USA have recently done well in the Olympics and the Youth World Cup.
So I think there will be some good young players available in the future,
and not too expensive which is important to the club.
- Richard Gough

I've been very fortunate to be involved in all the Super Bowls,
to see some World Series, to cover heavyweight championship fights;
I've been to the Olympics and seen every sporting event there is.
- Will McDonough

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

Squash has the credentials to become an olympic event
and our goal is to see the sport in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
We are working towards this and will keep trying even
if our bid is not successful.
- Jahangir Khan

I always wanted to be a dentist from the time I was in high school,
and I was accepted to dental school in the spring of 1972.
I was planning to go, but after the Olympics there
were other opportunities.
- Mark Spitz

The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation,
the kind of international competition that's wholesome and healthy,
an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us.
- John Williams

They didn't have college scholarships for women.
Had they done that at the time, I may have stayed on
for another two Olympics,
but the opportunities were not available to women that they have today.
- Debbie Meyer

The world awaits Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics,
an occasion which will bring into the global spotlight
the dramatic advances China is making in enhancing
the quality of life for its people.
- Alexander Haig


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