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Shannon Miller Quotes and Sayings

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I'm an athlete rep, so I'll be available if they need me for anything.
- Shannon Miller

Charles Barkley, I used to watch him growing up.
Then I met him.
He was a big teddy bear.
- Shannon Miller

There's never going to be a system that is fair to everyone.
- Shannon Miller

When I go in to compete, whether it's gymnastics or anything else,
I do my own thing.
I compete with myself.
- Shannon Miller

 

I love performing in front of an audience and seeing
smiles on the kids' faces.
- Shannon Miller

I will be talking with gymnasts from some of the other countries.
I will be getting a feel for what they're thinking and what they're doing.
It should be a really great meet.
- Shannon Miller

It's been really good to have a goal and go after it.
That feels good.
- Shannon Miller

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Gymnastics uses every single part of your body,
every little tiny muscle that you never even knew.
- Shannon Miller

Floor exercise, the longest you run is two or three steps.
In the vault, it's not a whole lot more than that.
- Shannon Miller

I'm a competitor.
I really enjoyed the race more than just going out and running to run.
- Shannon Miller

I'm coming up on 30.
There are other things that I want to pursue outside of just performing.
- Shannon Miller

Everyone has obstacles, and you're not going to have
the right answer or do the right thing every single time.
- Shannon Miller

It's amazing to me that they're cutting physical education
programs in the school systems.
- Shannon Miller

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

I thought about running a marathon a long time ago,
but I'm just not a runner.
- Shannon Miller

I want to bring more gymnastics on television.
- Shannon Miller

For the most part I'll probably do floor exercise and balance beam.
Those are the two things that I do.
- Shannon Miller

There's not a whole lot of events out there on television,
especially in the years between Olympic Games.
- Shannon Miller

Other people may not have had high expectations for me...
but I had high expectations for myself.
- Shannon Miller

I'm used to short distances and short bursts of energy;
it was just fastest.
- Shannon Miller

I think it's really important to look at the big picture
instead of just one competition.
- Shannon Miller

In gymnastics, the longest routine you do is a minute and a half,
and that's pretty tough to get through.
- Shannon Miller

I'm not fascinated by one particular case,
but by knowledge that I had no idea was out there.
- Shannon Miller

I got into law school to supplement my business background.
I'm not planning to practice law.
- Shannon Miller

I don't think I have the mileage on me to really complain of any injuries yet.
- Shannon Miller

When you grow up on camera and in the public eye,
you feel you have to put forth this image.
I just took that to the extreme and there was a lot of pressure on me.
- Shannon Miller

I can now successfully drive a stick.
That's a huge accomplishment.
- Shannon Miller

I was always athletic and I could do a lot of things.
- Shannon Miller

My undergraduate degree is in business,
so I'm trying to get a bit of a background before I go in.
- Shannon Miller

We typically don't choose our athletes until about
a month prior to the Games because anything can happen.
- Shannon Miller

The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous.
Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise,
I want to help in any way possible.
- Shannon Miller

In gymnastics, you have to be perfect every step along the way.
- Shannon Miller

At the Olympics, you there to do a job.
I feel you should take it seriously.
You should be respectful.
You are putting on the red-white-and-blue and going
out there to perform for your country.
- Shannon Miller

Gymnastics is the type of sport where you can't take
something that gives you more energy.
Something may be great for the vault,
but then you have the bars after it and you have to be more sedate for that.
- Shannon Miller

A worker in the rural reconstruction must have:
The body of an athlete
The attitude of a teacher
The mind of a scientist
The heart of a missionary
The spirit of a crusader.
- Jimmy Yen

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

If I could change on thing about myself,
I would: Have better knees.
Mine are shot because of injuries.
You're only as good as your legs, whether you're an athlete or an actor.
- William Petersen

I was the very first athlete in East Germany allowed to go professional.
- Katarina Witt

I always thought of myself as some sort of athlete
until I started playing golf a couple years ago.
- James Caan

I think an athlete should be honest.
I know it's difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can,
I couldn't very well say, I slipped.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

And as a true athlete, mistakes haunt you forever.
- Jim Otto

You are an athlete when you're onstage.
You can't get tired.
- Faye Dunaway

My favorite athlete of all time would have to be Jim Thorpe.
- Randy Castillo

Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit,
no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers
that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
- Germaine Greer

Each great athlete must some day bow to that perennial old champion,
Father Time, even as I, for Time eventually wins.
- Major Taylor

I was a nerd academically.
But I was also an athlete and a musician.
I never wanted to be shut out of any situation.
I think it was that more than anything.
- Brian McKnight

My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been
in not drinking enough water after training,
thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.
- Bill Rodgers

You need to become more than one type of athlete.
You have to be a sprinter, a weight man and a distance guy all in one.
- Dan O'Brien

But I like to think an athlete is an athlete.
- Oscar Robertson

First of all, I really never imagined myself being a professional athlete.
- Bo Jackson

When you reach that elite level, 90 percent is mental
and 10 percent is physical.
You are competing against yourself.
Not against the other athlete.
- Dick Fosbury

I just wanted to be an athlete.
- Merlin Olsen

Being in school is the best place to be if you are
an athlete because you can structure your own time.
- Frank Shorter

The athlete of today is not an athlete alone.
He's the center of a team - doctors,
scientists,
coaches, agents and so on.
- Emil Zatopek

When I was playing I never wished I was doing anything else.
I think being a professional athlete is the finest thing a man can do.
- Bob Gibson

Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.
- Bill Shoemaker

It is very dangerous to have your self-worth riding
on your results as an athlete.
- Jim Courier

I never look backwards.
I have always been an athlete.
I boxed before I acted.
- Mickey Rourke

Muhammad Ali is a combination of personality and athlete
who is probably better known around the world than any other.
He became a great hero.
- Will McDonough

Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.
- Bill Russell

I was probably in the best shape of any athlete at the time,
but you don't get to pass judgment on yourself.
- Steve Carlton

In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever.
- Marion Jones

When should a college athlete turn pro? Not until he
has earned all he can in college as an amateur.
- Will Rogers

He is very upbeat but we hear that all the time from just about any athlete.
- Pat Cash

Ask any athlete: We all hurt at times.
I'm asking my body to go through seven different tasks.
To ask it not to ache would be too much.
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee

An athlete who tells you the training is always easy
and always fun simply hasn't been there.
Goals can be elusive which makes the difficult journey all the more rewarding.
- Alberto Salazar

People were actually approaching me on the street and
thinking that I was an athlete.
They couldn't quite place it, but a runner,
or swimmer or something.
- Kristanna Loken

Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was
trying to make a stand for equality,
he was exemplary.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I didn't train to make the Olympic team until 1968.
I simply trained for the moment.
I never even imagined I would be an Olympic athlete.
It always seemed to evolve.
- Dick Fosbury


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