Top 60 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Figure skaters

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What worries me though, is that after all those victories people don't see me as a human being anymore. I am not a machine, I have a heart beating in my chest -not an engine, there's blood in my veins- not oil. I know pain and fatigue. I can lose but I will strive to win everything.
Doing shows is always a side of skating that I've loved, it's the performing. I get to do that without the pressure, it's always fun between the skaters and the preparation, the show is always so much fun.
Advise for anybody - enjoy what you are doing, enjoy the process of learning and don't be impatient. — © Robin Cousins
Advise for anybody - enjoy what you are doing, enjoy the process of learning and don't be impatient.
I'm happy because I got another medal. It's a competition and it's ice and anything can happen.
A figure skater is not just a figure skater who does great jumps. He is an artist on ice.
My personal story has always been about perseverance and always getting up when I fall. Maybe I'm not Olympic champion, but I can teach the world about that.
I got strep throat last week and finished my antibiotics on the Wednesday before coming here, so yesterday was my first day off antibiotics. They take a lot out of you, but it was kind of an advantage ... Instead of concentrating on everything, I was concentrating more on the breathing and relaxing. That also really helped me.
For me, it's not about building bulk in my muscles; it's about staying tiny, strong, and lean.
Go and fight every day, no matter what's happened the day before or what might happen.
To be a genuine individualist requires a great deal of strength and courage. It is never easy to chart new territory, to cross new frontiers, or to introduce subtle shadings to an established color.
It's not that I haven't given it (turning pro) careful thought, it's just that I am torn as to which course I should take. There is no need to rush. I won't be consulting anybody about this and I will do things my own way.
The media was, 'Oh my God, you're gay,' and I'm like yes -- I've been out my whole life to my family and friends. Everyone in the skating community knew. But just because I won the national title, it's like, 'Oh, my God, you're gay.' The judges would say, 'You have to tone down your costumes, your choreography,' and I'm like, 'No . . .' I wanted to skate for the audiences, not for the judges.
I have no regrets because I know I did my best - all I could do. — © Midori Ito
I have no regrets because I know I did my best - all I could do.
The vegan diet is healthy and leads to a compassionate lifestyle. I've gotten so many benefits. My weight is easily maintained, my skin glows, I sleep better and I feel more energized.
I love how my sport reaches out to people with the music and story lines, the glory of standing up for three or four minutes of tough, arduous, gravity-defying skating and all the stuff that goes with it.
I think that a huge positive that's come out of me having successful competitions as an athlete has been that, through the years it's become less and less about personal victory and more about strengthening a platform for me to have a voice in the world and I could really talk about anything I wanted to and I've chosen to make my voice be heard and be recognized for some of the charities that I really care about and work very closely with.
I had that in Sochi, then this year I got plantar fasciitis in my right foot. That's what has been really bugging me. It's a lot of scar tissue on the bottom of my right foot and (I feel it) every time when I pick for a flip or a Lutz. But mostly when I land on it, I can feel it the most. It's still not healed, it's still bugging me here, but I'm doing what I can.
I think when you have a good warm up you feel good about your performance. You know that you've trained so mentally you're in a better state.
Nothing dumb ever starts out stupid.
It's everything for me. Without figure skating, I am nothing.
This one doesn't exist. The prettiest girl and the best car don't exist as well.
It doesn't matter what kind of result will be in the end. I already win for myself.
That's life again. We can't decide what we like.
I have always wanted to be on Broadway, whether on ice or on the boards.
I just adore jumping. I do the rest as it is supposed to be done.
Wings are not only for birds; they are also for minds. Human potential stops at some point somewhere beyond infinity.
You either expect to win, so when you do win, you're relieved instead of excited and if you lose instead of being motivated, you're embarrassed.
Viktor Petrenko and I met at a competition, where I beat him completely accidentally. I felt so embarrassed in front of my idol.
I am just a person who can't skate in the mountains
I try not to think about marks, the first place or gold medal. The most important thing is to show what you are capable of on ice. The rest will come on its own.
I am happy. I skated well. This is a competition and sometimes things don't go as you'd like them to.
If and when I decide to retire I want to perform. I want to be on the ice. I want to continue contributing to the sport. I feel like I still have a lot to offer.
All those hours spent alone on the rink is where a skater's strength comes from. That's where a standing ovation starts and if you don't want to be there, it is going to show. Nothing you dreamed about is going to happen if you forget why you started in the first place. You have to skate with you heart. Before anyone can believe in you, you have to believe in yourself.
No, it's not healed. It happened in Sochi and it's been going on and off all season. It's been bugging me throughout my entire Grand Prix season. Coming here, my foot was bothering me. I knew when to push my foot and when not to. I know that it was all in my head. I knew if I didn't think about it too much, it wouldn't bother me too much. But it's been getting better. Still not fully healed but it's getting much better than it has been.
I wanted to be Gene Kelly. Well really, I just wanted to dance with Cyd Charisse.
I don't know what happened. I just didn't feel good today.
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.
That's life and you can't change anything, you know. — © Irina Slutskaya
That's life and you can't change anything, you know.
Much better than it has been all week. I got sick again this week, so I wasn't really able to breathe. I was on antibiotics (until Wednesday). This program was so great coming here. I felt more confident than I ever have all season, more calm, more relaxed, bending the knees. So even that program with the one mistake ... you can't be perfect all the time, but for me that was a great skate for me and I'm happy with how it went.
I don't feel anything right now. I am just preparing, that's it.
If the Olympic champion doesn't know how to jump quad, I don't know. Now it's not figure skating. Now it's dancing.
There are only so many skaters like Brian Orser. Nobody is going to just step into his shoes.
I think I was born to be a figure skater, I think it was fate, and I thank God for letting it happen.
At school I fought sometimes. Kids were saying that figure skating is sport for the girls. Then I had to prove them wrong.
Sometimes my skating allows me to do things I never dreamed possible.
The People, when they start to applaud you and support, that means a lot
I can skate beautifully. While performing on ice I always try to please the audience and to win as well. Being artistic is very important to get the audience on your side. As for a competition, you can't win without strong technical content.
I wasn't fighting with Plushenko. I fought with myself and won — © Alexei Yagudin
I wasn't fighting with Plushenko. I fought with myself and won
I'm a four-time national champion and a two-time Olympian, and no one can take that away from me. So whatever people have to say about me, that's their own problem because I'm freaking proud of what I've done, and I'm not going to apologize for any of it.
I have great artistry, I can spin well, I have good footwork, and I can jump. I can do the quad jump, and I've done it multiple times in competition. It's definitely a jump that I have in my arsenal. I like to think of myself as the complete skater.
I skate for the fans. It's not as fun without them there supporting me. I get energy from them and I want to skate well for them. They relax me. They make me happy when I skate for them. I feel the Americans like me more and more each time I tour.
I think it's that everyday training that is what's really important.
I continued a legacy of great skating from this country and I was able to capitalize on the reputation of the Canadian skaters that came before me. I especially mean Brian Orser.
Michael Weiss and Todd Eldredge and I all competed against each other. Even though Im older than them, we did cross over a little bit.
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.
My main competitor is myself.
Production was what I always wanted to do, even when I was skating. I'm a bit of a sponge. When I was going around competing I was always asking, 'What does that light do?' If you want to be successful, you have to understand what people are doing around you.
I'm a wealthy man now. I've got a flat, a car, I have enough money to buy food. I skate to make the people happy. If somebody skates to earn money, I don't care. I skate for the people. Besides, it's pleasant to supply Russia with gold medals.
One day the clean technique will come to my head
Skating is now retro and hip.
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