If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything.— Clara Hughes
The most devotion Clara Hughes quotes that are little-known but priceless
If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything.
And that's what this Olympic medal represents.
I want people to be inspired that I've always strived for excellence and I've always gone beyond what anybody ever thought I could do, what I thought I myself could do. And I've allowed myself to be inspired, kept my eyes open and my senses open to inspiration around me.
I am kind of like a diesel. It is the cyclist in me.
I'll skate on concrete if I have to. I'm not worried about how fast the ice is. I'm worried about how fast I can go on the ice.
I love skating so much and I feel like every time I step out onto the ice, that's what I'm meant to do.
I still can't believe I won the Olympics.
That's what I feel right now - completely alive as a human being. It's a really beautiful moment.
I'm trying to let winning the world championships settle in right now before I begin training again shortly. During the skating season, we skate on average 20 kilometres a day. On top of that, we're riding a lot and lifting a lot of weights.
What I have to do now is figure where my passion is, and follow my heart;
I've proven that if I have the passion for something then I can succeed. I haven't been listening to my heart in the last little while.
I've had so many experiences in cycling, but in some ways I have nothing left to prove. I have achieved more than I could have dreamed of, I've raced a lot longer than I thought I would. I know I can still be better, but I just don't know if I love it enough any more.
The struggle I went through has value.
For 20 years I've had the privilege of representing Canada around the globe.
.. first on the bike and then on my blades. The experiences have shaped me into who I am today.
I've been in sport for 15 years now and I'm actually shocked at the changes.
We had all these things, but we couldn't utilize them. They were not accessible to us. They're actually accessible right now.
I was, without exaggeration, a delinquent teenager.
My goal is to try to avoid a regular job.
I've learned what it truly means to be Canadian and in turn I've been inspired to make a difference in the world, however small it's been.
I am nowhere near my limit. I just want to see if there are such things as limits. I want to go and find out.
With athletes, it's never fully understood the level to which we push ourselves.
Especially in an endurance sport.
All the physical comes from the mental.
That's what is most satisfying, is having overcome that pain.
Pain that is so intense that when you finish, it feels like you're going to die. That's what I wanted, and that's what I got.
I love working with kids and I want to just be able to do it from my heart and not as a job.
Sport that consumed me for over two decades .
. . is now gone. Now it's just me. No pressure, no expectations, no need to be fast, good, strong or to even improve. Yet I can't let go of this idea that I always need to be more than I am. And it is eating me alive.