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Eric Heiden Quotes and Sayings

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When I was skating you had to participate in every thing.
- Eric Heiden

I really liked it best when I was a nobody.
- Eric Heiden

We never did a lot of weights, but a lot of repetitions.
The most I would use doing squats was 300 pounds.
- Eric Heiden

Then going out on the ice usually about 15 minutes
before and certain things I would do for the different races,
aspects that you run through your mind.
- Eric Heiden

 

I'd rather get a nice warmup suit.
That's something I can use.
Gold medals just sit there.
When I get old, maybe I could sell them if I need the money.
- Eric Heiden

In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character
who let their abilities speak for themselves.
- Eric Heiden

It's not a sport you get famous at.
If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey.
- Eric Heiden

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We used to lift weights a couple of times a week,
we did a lot of running.
I enjoyed the variety.
- Eric Heiden

I'm not a big fan of those who are egotistical and so outspoken.
- Eric Heiden

I didn't get into skating to be famous.
- Eric Heiden

Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists.
They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes.
If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball,
they can't do that.
- Eric Heiden

Heck, gold medals, what can you do with them?
- Eric Heiden

I have a very close friendship with the skaters.
- Eric Heiden

I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes.
- Eric Heiden

You got to get lucky because it lasts for a week and
a lot of things can happen in a week.
- Eric Heiden

I would recommend anybody who gets a chance to see short track skating,
make it a point to go out there when Apolo is skating
because you won't see anybody better.
- Eric Heiden

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

Sports and politics don't mix.
- Eric Heiden

They're just big in the eyes of the American public.
- Eric Heiden

One thing is having skated five of the best races I've
probably could have skated.
It was nice to peak at the right time and to do it
in an important time in somebody's career.
- Eric Heiden

We had a party with the rest of the skaters in our
trailer and then the next day we were off to see Jimmy Carter.
And then we had the World Championships the next weekend,
so not a lot of chance to catch up.
- Eric Heiden

You don't really want to load up a whole lot,
probably anything more than four hours before the race.
I needed something to make me feel full,
but I certainly didn't want it to make me feel stuffed.
- Eric Heiden

In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All those years of skating and dancing have carried over.
I can't design anything without thinking of how a woman's
body will look and move when she's wearing it.
- Vera Wang

All I know is that skating is getting better,
the guys are getting better throughout the whole age range.
- Elvis Stojko

I was a tomboy who liked to play rough just like my two older brothers.
That's probably why I liked the athletic part of skating -
especially the jumping!
- Nancy Kerrigan

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

Skating everywhere is unpredictable,
no amount of money or facilities is going to create a skating star.
You have to have a skater who is dedicated,
passionate, and willing to learn.
- Robin Cousins

I get to see the different sides of skating now which
involves not only competing,
but entertainment.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Acting is like roller skating.
Once you know how to do it, it is neither stimulating nor exciting.
- George Sanders

That's what really makes great skating competitions.
When you have two top skaters in good form giving superb performances.
- Dick Button

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 won't be skating for the rest of my life,
that's for sure.
- Elvis Stojko

Skating was the vessel into which I could pour my heart and soul.
- Peggy Fleming

It's a strange world of language in which skating on
thin ice can get you into hot water.
- Franklin P. Jones

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

Skating has always been a major area of interest to me.
- Sasha Cohen

Always looked up to Brian and his skating,
I loved his skating and what he had done for the sport.
And the triple axel, that was the thing,
and I wanted a triple axel.
- Elvis Stojko

The past couple years training with Kurt have really
brought inspiration into my skating.
- Kristi Yamaguchi

I won't quit skating until I am physically unable.
- Tony Hawk

When the going got tough, I really had to draw on many
of the same competitive instincts I did when I was skating.
I really had to put my head down and stay positive.
I had to fight.
- Peggy Fleming

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

I love snowboarding, but I would never want to do it
competitively or at a professional level.
Snowboarding is a spawn of skating, and skating is my passion.
- Tony Hawk

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

I want kids to enjoy skating and I think it's a great workout.
- Oksana Baiul

Society is like a large piece of frozen water;
and skating well is the great art o social life.
- Letitia Landon

The best indication is that I still love to ski on most anything,
from skating gear to heavy metal.
- Paul Parker

I think for me it was a natural transition to move
full time into acting rather than figure skating.
- Julie Benz

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

I started skating when I was six years old.
- Nancy Kerrigan

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

That's a hard question, because I started skating when I was three,
so I don't really remember life before it,
and I don't know what it is like not to work hard at something.
- Julie Benz

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

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

My dad worked several jobs to pay for my expense in skating.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I'm supposed to relax and concentrate on the image
of myself out there skating my race.
- Mary Docter

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

Ice dance should not be seen as a rigid conformist form of figure skating.
There is a great deal of freedom and originality to be had.
- Robin Cousins

I love skating so much and I feel like every time I step out onto the ice,
that's what I'm meant to do.
- Clara Hughes

Skating is now retro and hip.
- Robin Cousins

My skating is a very emotional thing that comes from the heart,
never doing it for the medal.
- Debi Thomas

Pairs skating and singles are two different things.
Although some skaters have achieved this successfully,
it is a very difficult transition.
You're looking at double work.
- Oksana Baiul

And I love what I do and I love skating.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I just motor through school in the morning and then go skating.
- Ryan Sheckler

Even now I can't describe why I love skating so much.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I want to be the first lady to land a quadruple jump in competition.
As I grow older, I know that my skating style will develop and mature.
- Sasha Cohen

The most important thing about skating is that it teaches
you to do the things you should do before you do the things you want to do.
- Barbara Ann Scott

I watch a lot of professional skating,
and I am really looking forward to going to nationals.
- Debi Thomas

And still I'm not completely happy with my skating.
I always feel I can do more and climb higher.
- Oksana Baiul

Acting is easier than skating in a way and harder in other aspects.
In skating, you get one chance, and with acting you
get to do it over and over.
- Tara Lipinski

Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.
- Katarina Witt


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