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Peggy Fleming Quotes and Sayings

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

Then came the choreography...
the impact of music and choreography tends to really
emphasize an overall feeling of what you really want out of the program.
- Peggy Fleming

As a young child, I played the violin.
I think that that started the spark.
- Peggy Fleming

I think skating helped me find myself.
- Peggy Fleming

 

I think exercise tests us in so many ways,
our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks.
This is the inner beauty of sports and competition,
and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.
- Peggy Fleming

My sport taught me what I could do with my talents,
whether in the rink or in the rest of my life.
- Peggy Fleming

We wanted to be achievers, but being an achiever didn't
mean that you stopped being a woman.
- Peggy Fleming

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The first thing is to love your sport.
Never do it to please someone else.
It has to be yours.
- Peggy Fleming

I really loved what the guys were doing more than anything,
how high they jumped, how effortless it was.
- Peggy Fleming

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

When I was on the ice, in the lights,
with the music and the motion, there was a certain
kind of flirtation that gave great energy and expressiveness to my performance.
- Peggy Fleming

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

Giving life to music through skating was something
I wanted to be known for.
- Peggy Fleming

The world went by, and we didn't get caught up in all the other things,
because we didn't have time.
We had no spare time.
It was always thinking about training and focusing on what we wanted,
our goals.
- Peggy Fleming

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

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

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

Probably the '86 nationals.
That was my first real national title and first real
statement I ever made in figure skating,
and my life changed after I returned.
- Debi Thomas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skating is now retro and hip.
- Robin Cousins

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

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

I started out Ice skating with Holiday On Ice and just
got offered the part of R2 by chance.
- Kenny Baker

Style is that which indicates how the writer takes
himself and what he is saying.
It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.
- Robert Frost

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

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

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

Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television.
It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet.
A little sexy too which doesn't hurt.
- Andy Rooney

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roller-skating and ice-skating are two different things -
I found that out the hard way.
- Todd Bridges

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

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

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

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

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

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

There were a couple of years where I was skating and acting at the same time.
- Julie Benz

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

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

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

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

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

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

I begged my mom to let me start skating.
- Debi Thomas

Hurricane Katrina exposed the harsh reality that we
have been skating on thin ice when it comes to this
country's energy concentrations on the Gulf Coast.
- Pete Domenici

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

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

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

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

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

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


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