What does it mean to be a snowboarder? It's about having fun, with your friends or by yourself. It's about pushing yourself to try new things and do the unexpected. Finally, and most importantly, it's about being creative.— Shaun White
The most contentment Shaun White quotes that will activate your desire to change
I totally forget about snowboarding in the summertime.
I personally think skateboarding is harder because it has so many moving parts.
With snowboarding, your feet are strapped to your board.
I know my family and I would always go up to the mountains just for fun.
We always skied. Then, all of a sudden, my brother started snow boarding. Older brother thing, I had to do what he was doing. So I started snow boarding.
I wasn't your average kid. I was signing autographs in Japan at 12.
You take a crash, you get back up and next time you succeed and that's a great feeling.
I think the way to become the best is to just have fun.
The hardest thing about skateboarding is consistency: The slightest flick of your foot or gust of wind can send your board flying, so it's really anybody's game out there.
You know the best thing about competition? There's this whole strategy game, and when it all works out its like solving that hard math equation. You finally get the answer and you're so happy.
I didn't set out to beat the world; I just set out to do my absolute best.
I don't know, I think, in times where I'm really nervous, and I'm really under the pressure the worst possible outcome is for me to start thinking about it. I just do.
If skating got into the Olympics, I would be tempted to hold off on shredding for a year and just skate, to make that my new goal. In that sport, I'm still the underdog.
Having all eyes on me at all times is hard to deal with, but it's great.
It feels like you've already accomplished something. It's already predetermined that you're going to do well.
I can't stay away from Chinese food. I really love that stuff.
There's always room for improvement, but the judges are looking for big airs and stylish tricks.
Generally, I'm a pretty mellow guy.
I'm on the road a lot so when I get some time to relax I definitely take advantage.
You show up at the Olympics, and you're no longer you;
you're an American Olympian. You're part of this greater whole, and the individual doesn't matter.
I knew there was a certain level that I could get to within the sporting world.
But as I continued with my career, not only did I grow, but the sport grew. All of a sudden, all of these doors opened to me. It's been amazing. I guess I was born at the right time.
I usually eat a pretty big steak the night before I compete.
My mom was a waitress, and my dad was a plumber who worked for the City of San Clemente fixing mains breaks, so not too glamorous.
There are plenty of skills I've learned from playing video games.
It's more interactive than watching TV, because there are problems to solve as you're using your brain.
Cement doesn't give as much as snow.
I like being able to have things that identify you in a brand without blatantly showing a logo.
I think guitar is the best thing in the world.
The Olympics are kind of weird. You have to be on a team. That's cool if you're a skier. But in snowboarding, you just want to be your own person.
You have to be prepared to take a spill.
I mean, I get letters in the mail because I had a heart defect when I was one, I had surgeries and stuff. And so you get these letters in the mail that just, they are crazy, they are just like, yes, well our son is dealing with the same thing and we saw you on TV and I mean it is such a cool thing to inspire and kind of give hope.
I was knocked out by a skateboarder when I was 11.
I couldn't do my homework if my room wasn't clean.
And it has carried on now that I am older, in a very freakish way.
When I went pro at 13, I had plenty of sponsors that give me endorsement deals and stuff like that.
My friends ask me why I still live with my family, but I feel comfortable there.
We've all been through so much together.
Every time I've had a bad performance at an event, I've come back more determined and focused.
Skateboarding helps a ton with balance, precision, with air awareness.
.. it gets your senses to be spot-on and it's also a great way to take my mind off things.
I was a monster, a problem child.
Honestly, I feel really grateful for everything.
If you eat the same cereal every day it's gonna get old.
And if I had thought about snowboarding every day, I would have quit a long time ago.
It's exciting to go from snowboarding to skateboarding because I get to start as the underdog again.
I've reached my goal with snowboarding.
It's hard to just kinda get some privacy and do your own thing.
I'm just going to keep dialing it in and keep practicing.
When I was 12 years old, I was hanging out with 23-year-olds.
I was into cartoons and Pokemon, and they're all talking about girls. It was a strange way to grow up.
I love acting.
If you're going off a 90-foot jump, you can't say: 'Oh, I don't want to do this now.' You're going no matter what.
Whenever I do a deal I always have the right of approval.
If you go to a building to skate, or if you go to these places to skate, you're told it's against the law in some cities. It's definitely a bummer. It's unfortunate.
I like to stay in the moment.
You can only jump so far until you break your leg.
You can only land so hard until something explodes.
I don't know where my first gold medal is.
It's a pretty heavy thing that happens to me when I'm at competitions.
I get so sucked in, I can't really turn it off.