Acting allows me the freedom to let go, to be in the moment, to be spontaneous. I no longer have the fear of losing, of failure.

— Cathy Rigby

The most terrific Cathy Rigby quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

The thing I received from Girl Scouts more than anything else was a sense of real teamwork and working for the community, helping others, and it was not competitive. I remember working as a group to achieve a goal or to help the community. There was a great sense of accomplishment in that.

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In high school I never went to the prom because I was too consumed with gymnastics. Also, with my hair in pigtails and looking about 10, I wasn't exactly date material.

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I would climb on roofs and jump off using my parents' bed sheet, hoping it would open like a parachute. I was always getting hurt, breaking a leg, you know, bruising, cracking my head open.

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Seeing the show is like a visit to the fountain of youth for parents and the children.

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Actually, performing is a lot like golf. You are alone, so vulnerable.

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I will jump into most any role.

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It's really hard to separate fantasy from reality.

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There's no disgrace in failure, the disgrace is not to try.

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Nowadays a gold medal is a $1 million contract. Our athletes are our heroes.

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I have three dogs and a cockatoo.

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So it really does have a sort of bittersweet quality.

Kids like to have adventures and to believe they can fly, but there's also that fear about people leaving you.

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There's so much denial in gymnastics.

It's a beautiful sport but the other part is numbing. You become machinelike. They'll refute this, but I've been around it. I know.

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About Cathy Rigby

Quotes 18 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

It's that athlete's obsessiveness - the need to prove yourself and work harder than anybody else. I think it's what helped me do well in the theater.

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I grew up in a sport that didn't allow you to grow up.

There was always the threat of younger competition. So you had to maintain the image of youth.

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Flying is such a joy. You just want to hoot.

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I'll talk to kids afterward and somebody will always say, 'I'll leave my bedroom window open for you.

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An athlete learns how to hold her breath, but that doesn't work in singing.

You have to learn to relax.

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