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    kristi yamaguchi Quotes

    I didn't want to skate for someone else or for certain marks.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    Winning in women's singles felt surreal. I felt that everything I had done - the hard work, the tough times - was all worth it.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: time  work  winning  worth 
     
    One of my mottos not only just in skating but in life in general and I try to enforce it as well, is like no regrets and just like going for it.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: regret 
     
    Growing up as an athlete, I started skating very young. My parents didn't know anything about the sport, so they went with the flow. I had two great coaches who gave great advice and gave guidelines for my parents. My parents let the coaches dictate what was going on on the ice.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: advice  young  parent 
     
    The past couple years training with Kurt have really brought inspiration into my skating.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: past  year 
     
    As a professional, I think we're not being judged solely on technical ability anymore. People really want to be entertained and enjoy what they're watching.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: people 
     
    Probably a few weeks after I was born I started having casts put on my legs to straighten them out. After that corrective shoes and with a brace in between.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    The skaters a lot of times do their own hair and makeup before they compete. That was always kind of a ritual...that calming, quiet time where you can just do your hair and makeup. And then I would always lace up my right skate before my left one.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: time  right 
     
    Childhood reading is so important.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: reading  childhood 
     
    Training for the Olympics was a lifelong endeavor and took many years.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: year 
     
    There are two or three performances in your life that are absolutely on, where all the planets are lined up for you and you feel you're invincible.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    Being an athlete, you know how to train and prepare your body for a performance and you're able to do it under pressure.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: body 
     
    I never wanted to feel I hadn't worked hard enough.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    They say, once you have a child, your heart is forever outside your body. I totally understand that now.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: children  heart  forever  body  child 
     
    I feel like I missed out on the regular high school social life, but that's the way I chose to be.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: school 
     
    I've realized how precious life is. When I was younger, I was more adventurous. I felt invincible. I was game for everything. As a mom, I don't want to get injured because then I can't take care of my kids.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: care  kids  games 
     
    I learned to put 100 percent into what you're doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: past  adversity  knowing  goal 
     
    I'm always looking for inspiring ways to stay motivated and stay active.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: inspiring 
     
    At 6 years old, the ice became a place for me to express myself. Because I was so shy off the ice, it became my safe haven, with music and freedom and self-expression. That was my emotional outlet.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: freedom  emotional  music  year 
     
    I'd try to channel my nervous energy in a positive way into strength and endurance. It didn't always work.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    I don't know how many people really knew who I was before the Olympics and that's the fun thing of the Olympics - you get to know someone who captures your heart, hopefully.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: people  heart  fun 
     
    Every day, someone realizes a dream. I believe dreams help light our darkness and give us the push we need to move across the rink of life.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: believe  darkness  help  dreams 
     
    An athlete gains so much knowledge by just participating in a sport. Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: work  lessons  focus  discipline  goal 
     
    In terms of my career, having the gold definitely changed my life. The Olympics are different, you know? They're every four years and it's such a small group.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: career  year 
     
    Now, I am thrilled to be a wife and mother, and I hope to be as good of a mother as my own mother, Carole.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: hope  mother  wife 
     
    Skating was something I really wanted to do; my parents knew nothing about it. They said they'd support me as long as I was trying my hardest and enjoying it.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: parent 
     
    The good feeling I get from contributing rivals anything I felt on the Olympic stand in Albertville.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    With 30,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations from the seasonal flu, those numbers are certainly higher than what we've seen of the swine flu. Protecting yourself from both viruses is very important.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: death 
     
    Before turning pro, I would never have just left my skates sitting in the locker room unattended.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    I'm kind of a homebody. My husband says I like to just stay home and do nothing, but that's just how I am.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    My experience at the 1992 Winter Olympics was my fulfillment of dreaming the Impossible Dream.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    I burnt myself out of skating. I was ready to focus on being a mom.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: focus 
     
    Figure skaters have awful perceptions of hockey players.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: perception 
     
    Everything that happened in '92 was more than I had dreamed of... winning the U.S. title for the first time and then doing so well at the Olympics... It seemed to wrap things up so perfectly. I couldn't help thinking, 'How could I top that?'
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: time  help  winning  thinking 
     
    I don't mind the sparkle - I think it's kind of a tradition in skating. I don't think the men really need sparkles, but for the women it's part of the glamour of our sport.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: men  women  mind 
     
    I've always worked closely with the designers and whoever's making the costumes. Comfort is the last thing you want on your mind when you're competing. In an ideal situation, you'll have something where you'll put it on and you're fine and you don't have to worry about it at all.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support.
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    I always try to start out with some type of goal. Then I work backward and think of what I need to do to get there, and give myself smaller goals that are more immediate
    — Kristi Yamaguchi
    tags: work  goal 
     
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