quote by Wayne Gretzky

I couldn't beat people with my strength; I don't have a hard shot; I'm not the quickest skater in the league. My eyes and my mind have to do most of the work.

— Wayne Gretzky

Attractive Skater quotations

I was an anorexic, beer drinking, class cutting, doodling, shoplifting, skater chick that was into nature, art class, and the beach.

Skateboarding doesn't make you a skateboarder;

not being able to stop skateboarding makes you a skateboarder.

Initially, I wanted to be an ice skater, but then when I was 13 I saw Bye Bye Birdie, and that was it - I wanted to be on Broadway.

If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything.

Figure skating has been a great influence for me.

I took dance at the School of American Ballet, which helped my own skating. And whether you are a skater or a dancer, without sounding narcissistic, it is all about looking in the mirror.

Doing shows is always a side of skating that I've loved, it's the performing.

I get to do that without the pressure, it's always fun between the skaters and the preparation, the show is always so much fun.

It takes true strength of character to redefine your limits by pushing past them.

I am a middle-aged opera queen in loafers that makes out I am a 16 year old death metal skater... It's all fake! My hair is fake, my body is fake and my teeth are kind of fake

I never imagined getting to do what I love for a living and having so many people appreciate it. There was only one other skater in my high school and we were the lowest form of cool. Our classmates couldn't figure out why we liked such a loser sport, or why we hadn't grown out of it yet.

It takes tremendous will to compete in any athletic endeavor, so it meant going to bed early and getting my homework done in advance. I had to sacrifice things, like a social life, to be a skater at 15. But I loved skating so much that it was worth everything to me.

One thing about a skater: they never quit. So a skater, to sum it up, is awesome.

Jay Adams may not have been the world's best skater, but he was the man, the real deal, the original, the first. He is the archetype of our shared heritage.

I actually prefer soothing music - and maybe that's the skater in me.

I think I was born to be a figure skater, I think it was fate, and I thank God for letting it happen.

I'd like to consider myself a versatile skater and I like to skate to different kinds of music.

Watching young Afghan skaters in the film 'Skateistan' made me realize why I've spent my entire life as a skateboarder.

I can relate to anyone. I can hang out with stoners, skaters, surfers, stockbrokers, lawyers, athletes, rappers. I feel I can hang out with any group of people and find common ground to talk with them.

When it comes down to competition, its not always about the best skater, its about who skates the best in that competition.

I did not want to be a Champion growing up, just a fast skater.

All I care about is that people remember me as a good skater, as someone who was innovative.

Career-wise, I was not the most naturally talented ice skater.

Of course I had a knack for it , but practice was always the answer for me. I needed to put in the time to get back the confidence that led me to Olympic gold.

There is a popular fallacy that falling down is the mark of a poor skater.

But the truth is that when one stops falling, he has probably stopped improving.

Strike while the iron is hot.

Most of my friends are skaters or were skaters at one time, so they obviously relate.

We didn't call it a sport necessarily, and skaters definitely weren't thought of as athletes, we were thought of as misfits.

I have never been the stereotypical figure skater.

The skaters a lot of times do their own hair and makeup before they compete.

That was always kind of a ritual...that calming, quiet time where you can just do your hair and makeup. And then I would always lace up my right skate before my left one.

I still go through stages of wanting to try other trades.

When I was young I thought I'd be a magician. And then a cartoonist. Or a professional roller-skater. But there wasn't much support for those on career day.

It took Dan Jansen, the speed skater, four Olympics to win a medal-a gold one at that!-but he never gave up. I won't, either.

Skating everywhere is unpredictable, no amount of money or facilities is going to create a skating star. You have to have a skater who is dedicated, passionate, and willing to learn.

Plus the public's attention span is so short right now, if a skater doesn't strike while the iron is hot... well it's not like people will forget you, but they just won't care anymore.

There are only so many skaters like Brian Orser. Nobody is going to just step into his shoes.

When a skater steps on the ice to compete, the nerves, the tension, and sheer suspense of that moment make for great drama.

My dad had this thing - everyone in Canada wants to play hockey;

that's all they want to do. So when I was a kid, whenever we skated my dad would not let us on the ice without hockey sticks, because of this insane fear we would become figure skaters!

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