I did not want to be a Champion growing up, just a fast skater.— Shani Davis
The most charming Shani Davis quotes to discover and learn by heart
I don't want to be a celebrity athlete.
When you are, there's this pressure on you. It's like you have this halo over your head and have to walk on eggshells. That's not for me. All that glamour builds up a false sense of ego. It's not needed. I'm already happy with who I am. My job is just to get on the podium.
I can be really fast, but other people are in the race.
So you've got to be able to maneuver around those guys, and you have to be a little more versatile out there on the ice. I bring my fitness that I gained from the long track over to here. Hopefully, I'll be able to put it to good use.
I have two hands. I can hold two medals.
I never dreamed of being a flagbearer.
Every athlete has a wish to get to the Olympic Games. I had that wish, but to carry the flag of your country is doubly thrilling.
I’m already happy with who I am. My job is just to get on the podium.
To me, personally, it doesn't matter what color I am.
Black or white, Asian or Hispanic, it doesn't matter to me as long as the message I'm portraying to people that watch me on TV is positive and it shows that they can do things that are different besides catching a football, hitting a baseball or shooting a basketball. I'm just showing them that stepping outside the bubble is OK and they can be successful at it.