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    Memories just get richer with time.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: time  memory 
     
    I didn't want to be the sissy figure skater, you know.
    — Scott Hamilton
    I had a ninth grade teacher who told me I was much smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be.
    — Scott Hamilton
    I don't think most teachers realize how much impact they have.
    — Scott Hamilton
    But I never really thought that I would be extraordinarily successful at skating, it's just something that happened, you know.
    — Scott Hamilton
    And so figure skating was a great vehicle for me to kind of be competitive at something, without having to be big.
    — Scott Hamilton
    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
    tags: facts  attention 
     
    From the fall of October, 1980 to March, 1984 I never lost a competition.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: lost  competition 
     
    Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: opinion 
     
    I graduated a the top of my class in the '84 Olympic Games; I won a gold medal.
    — Scott Hamilton
    I just try to touch people's hearts in a way through skating, so they're not just witnessing a performance, they're feeling a performance and they're a part of it.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: heart 
     
    I was more interested in skating and the girls and traveling than I was in calculus.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: girls 
     
    When you turn professional, you become an entertainer, and like every other entertainer, you don't want to get a bad review.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: bad 
     
    Rationality is not one of this industry's attributes.
    — Scott Hamilton
    I was nine-years-old when I first put on skates.
    — Scott Hamilton
    Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.
    — Scott Hamilton
    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
    tags: baseball 
     
    What was really funny is that as I got older all those guys who called me a sissy in junior high school wanted me to be their best friend because they wanted to meet all the girls that I knew in figure skating.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: funny  friends  girls  school 
     
    I don't want to look back-I want to keep looking ahead. I'd hate for my defining moment to be my past.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: past  hate  moment 
     
    Male figure skating is different than female figure skating; we're not America's sweetheart.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: america 
     
    The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: integrity  honesty 
     
    Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.
    — Scott Hamilton
    Without strength and courage it's really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you're alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: alone  night  courage  strength 
     
    Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.
    — Scott Hamilton
    The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: attitude  bad 
     
    Fame is a very confusing thing, because you are recognized by a lot of people that you've never seen before, and they're at a great advantage.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: people  fame  advantage 
     
    I'm very accessible. I don't get into this ego thing.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: ego 
     
    So as an amateur Olympic competitor I loved criticism, because it made me better. But now as a professional I don't really know how to channel it or where to take it, so I don't take it quite as well.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: criticism 
     
    That's what makes the Ryder Cup in golf so much better than the Masters or the U.S. Open. To be a part of something that is not about personal achievement, but about representing everyone and sharing it with the whole country, it's wonderful.
    — Scott Hamilton
    When you're expected to win and you have the press saying that you are going to win the Olympic gold medal, and you're the only sure thing in the Olympics, it can undermine your confidence.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: saying  confidence 
     
    Refined indifference is a sports psychology precept: train like there's no tomorrow and then accept whatever happens. Once you step on the field realize that whatever is meant to be is meant to be.
    — Scott Hamilton
    Each movement is only learned after you've perfected the one before it.
    — Scott Hamilton
    Always try to maintain complete tolerance and always make an effort to give people more then they expect.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: people  tolerance 
     
    A bad attitude is the only true handicap.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: attitude  true  bad 
     
    The Olympics in '80 was phenomenal. It was my favorite memory of all competitive events, because it was brand new and it was exciting.
    — Scott Hamilton
    tags: memory 
     
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    scott hamilton
    Birth    : August 28, 1958
    Occupation  : Figure Skater

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