I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.— Nadia Comaneci
The most bashful Nadia Comaneci quotes that will transform you to a better person
You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people.
I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid.
Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
I ended up in the US for a month or so, before moving to Montreal with some Romanian friends.
Don't run from a challenge. Instead run toward it, because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment.
Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania, but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic, and prospering, since the revolution in 1989.
One of the most difficult times in my life was when I escaped from Romania in November of 1989.
When you fall, leap to your feet and try again.
Jump off the beam, flip off the bars follows your dreams, and reach for the stars
Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.
I hoped to win a medal and hoped it would be gold.
I knew I was good but didn't know I would be the one to score something that had never been done before.
The only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
I know how to smile, I know how to laugh, I know how to play.
But I know how to do these things only after I have fulfilled my mission.
I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.
As an Olympic champion gymnast, I have always stayed involved in my sport.
My message to the ladies would be, you can do all of the things, but not all of them at the same time.
We used to exchange leotards with gymnasts from other countries.
I don't remember who I got my most prized leotard from, but it was one with a lot of stars on it.
Two gold medals and two silver, I don't think is that bad... I think I still did a pretty good job.
My mother never watched me train in Romania.
She wasn't allowed, it just wasn't done back then. My training was paid for by the government. My parents were not at the Olympics with me, either. I never expected them to be.
I thought celebrity meant Hollywood, that's it.
I began to see that does include Olympians. People have so much respect for Olympians.
I live in the moment. I can turn the page and move on.
I am very highly appreciated in my country, and everybody seems to love me.
Other kids had more talent, but I was the most focused.
I used to tell people if they looked at a map, it was right in the middle of the United States. But now everybody knows Oklahoma because of the Thunder and their success. I don't know if I'll get 'Why?' anymore.
I had more pressure when I competed in Moscow.
I had no pressure in Montreal because I only went to do my routines and hoping I didn't mess it up when I was on the bar. When I came back, 10,000 people were at the airport and I thought, 'Why?' because, in my mind, I hadn't done anything different from what I used to do in my gym.
The - I don't want to say older, but the more experienced I get, I treasure and I honor what I've done much more.
I am a relaxed person. I am very happy.
I couldn't do everything in the first or second day;
it took me years to be able to get to the achievement that I've had. I wasn't perfect from the beginning.
Gymnastics is so huge in the Olympics. There are a lot of fans who want to see more.
What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.
I didn't realize that winning the Olympics at age 14 automatically put me in the category of being a celebrity.
I had a lot of energy, and my mom decided to look for a place where I can spend the energy, because I was jumping on the couch and furniture, and I was jumping on the top of the things in the house.
Gymnastics should be popular everywhere;
you just need the right person to start the right programme.
If I was 14 or 15 again, I would do the same thing.
I've done everything. I think I've accomplished more than I had in mind.
I cannot change anything, so I don't want to think about what I would have done.
It's very hard to get to the top. It's hardest to stay at the top.
I never thought I would be standing here, married to an All-American guy, living in Oklahoma. What a country.
I would love to be in 'Dancing With the Stars.'
Life is not easy for anyone. You have to have ups and downs. You can make mistakes. You learn and try not to make them again. That's pretty much my principle.
Ceausescu thought I had only a few medals, but I have a room full of them in Bucharest, between 150-200 in all. They needed suitcases to haul them out.
Scoring the first 10 in history was a big deal, but the fact that even an electronic scoreboard could not figure out how to put out a score, it made the story more historic.
I have a classic taste with a twist, because classic never goes away.
It was good to be a kid because I did not realise all the things that came with the success. Going to the Games, I was asked what I expected to do.
If I have a feeling of not trusting, I don't get too close.
I'm not a dreamer for, you know, 'I want to go to the moon someday.
' I accomplished something when I was young, which was much more than I expected to. My results were much bigger than I ever dreamed about it.
I was a perfectionist in gymnastics.
Gymnastics was my way to travelling the world.
People ask me what the definition of perfection, I said it's none: there is no definition of perfection.
It's like someone important is missing from a party because you can't imagine an Olympic gymnastics competition without Romania.
When I look back, I am happy that my mum took me to the gymnastics club.
I didn't join gymnastics to become a famous athlete or celebrity; it just happened - I did more than I expected, of course.