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    It's hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: work 
     
    I was the very first athlete in East Germany allowed to go professional.
    — Katarina Witt
    Every man prefers to look at a well-shaped woman instead of a rubber ball.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: men  women 
     
    I hope that I can maintain my skating as long as possible.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: hope 
     
    I never had a serious injury that kept me out of a big competition. Now everyone has injuries - to their feet or their knees or their backs.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: competition 
     
    I started the class late. The teacher said I would have to learn as much in half a year that the others learned in a year. I did it.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: learn  year 
     
    I want to see sunrises in the mountains. You never get to see such things enough in a lifetime. I want to see more.
    — Katarina Witt
    I was an athlete. And I proved I didn't win just because I was pretty. I was good, too.
    — Katarina Witt
    When I get up, I have a cup of coffee, surf the Internet, then do a half-hour run.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: internet 
     
    When youre young, you dont think very far ahead. You just think in terms of the next day, the next week, the next competition. You dont think about injuries that could threaten your long-term health.
    — Katarina Witt
    As an athlete, you choose your sport and are drawn into it but your passion should never be driven by fame and fortune but a desire to create something special that people will always remember.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: desires  people  fame  passion 
     
    The desire to really compete again has been there for a long time.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: desires  time 
     
    It's not like I didn't do anything for 10 years and chose a new profession. I've been on the ice a lot. I'm not an outsider.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: profession  year 
     
    Skating taught me to set a goal and to block out other things and just focus on this one thing.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: focus  goal 
     
    The feeling of losing oneself in somebody's arms, yet at the same time finding oneself there, is irreplaceable. Nothing compares to the intensity of that feeling.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: time  oneself 
     
    Almost nothing is presented to you on a silver platter. You have to really work for it.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: work 
     
    I never really like to skate in an empty ice rink; I always need the attention of an audience.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: attention 
     
    I learned not to depend on other people. I needed support, but it's you who has to go out and deliver.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: people 
     
    I can't say, 'It doesn't matter if you win or lose.' It's not true. You go in to win.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: true 
     
    When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: competition 
     
    Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: money 
     
    I'm the sort of person who needs a big mountain in front of me to climb.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: people 
     
    Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.
    — Katarina Witt
    I know this is maybe naive, but one day I hope there will be peace in the world. Maybe one day the flowers will come back.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: peace  world  flowers  hope 
     
    Too many times women try to be competitive with each other. We should help support each other, rather than try to be better than each other.
    — Katarina Witt
    tags: time  women  help 
     
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