Let this list of 26 quotations by the American athlete Scott Hamilton lead you to an inspirational day. Recharge yourself with motivational skating, figure, olympic sayings, and satisfy your hunger for a better life.
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We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is Scott Hamilton truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
Male figure skating is different than female figure skating; we're not America's sweetheart.
And so figure skating was a great vehicle for me to kind of be competitive at something, without having to be big.
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.
I was nine-years-old when I first put on skates.
Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.
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.
I didn't want to be the sissy figure skater, you know.
Each movement is only learned after you've perfected the one before it.
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.
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.
When you turn professional, you become an entertainer, and like every other entertainer, you don't want to get a bad review.
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.
I was more interested in skating and the girls and traveling than I was in calculus.
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.
I don't want to look back-I want to keep looking ahead.
I'd hate for my defining moment to be my past.
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.
Always try to maintain complete tolerance and always make an effort to give people more then they expect.