And whatever my weight, I've always been skinny from the waist up.
I think it now comes down to whether you have the skills or not.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
My coach, Liang Chow, had one rule while I was training for the 2008 Olympics: no skiing. I could do anything I wanted outside the gym, he said, except ski.
But then I hit my 20s and only made two albums, and now I live in a ski resort as a ski bum basically.
We just bought this house. It's too big. It's like 400,000 square feet, or something. We got an indoor lake and ski slope in the house! It's just too big.
Skill to do comes of doing.
When you back off, it's easier to do mistakes. For me it's better to ski fast.
I remember feeling that technology was like trying to draw with your foot.
In a ski boot. It was the most indirect way to work imaginable, but the potential had us all excited. I started in stop motion.
My boyfriend's idea of a lesson was to take me on a black diamond run in the middle of a hail storm and say, 'Go!' Ski patrol had to escort me to another lift to get me down the mountain. No, that wasn't humiliating, not at all.
Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.
In Ski Party we are reading up on how to have fun without sex.
That was the theme of every AIP picture!
I'm okay in my skin, you know... I'm okay with who I am.
I'd be nervous about skiing, wondering what I'd do if I felt shaky on top of a mountain; but other diabetics do ski, so there's no reason I couldn't.
When you know your strength, you can turn any disadvantage into an advantage.
I think what it takes to succeed remains the same.
You have to have a real love of your sport to carry you through all the bad times, you still want to go ski even when things aren't working. You must have a commitment to work hard and to never give up.
The best indication is that I still love to ski on most anything, from skating gear to heavy metal.
The skills needed to thrive in the higher-realms are more spiritual, personal and mature.
The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.
Timid salesmen have skinny kids.
If there should prove to be one real, living Free State Democrat in Kansas, I suggest that it might be well to catch him and stuff and preserve his skin as an interesting specimen of that soon-to-be-extinct variety of the genus Democrat.
I'm comfortable in my own skin, no matter how far it's stretched. Ha ha.
Success is no different than any other skill. Duplicate the actions and mind-sets of successful people, and you will create success for yourself.
Blotting pads are great in case you get sweaty or oily.
But don't rub. It's a slow, methodical blot: set the pad on your skin and let it absorb, then move it to the next location.
During a few days' halt near Vesontio for the provision of corn and other supplies, a panic arose from inquiries made by our troops and remarks uttered by Gauls and traders, who affirmed that the Germans were men of a mighty frame and an incredible valour and skill at arms.
Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.
Skill is better than strength.
Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters.
The idea of Juilliard was that it would give you this toolbox full of skills that you could take with you and apply to anything.
I've always been really, really aware of my insecurities - really, really aware.
I never developed that thick skin that keeps you from letting things get to you.
Leadership is not just what happens when you're there. It's what happens when you're not.
I have an obsession with knowing the answers to things.
When I don't know what happened, it just bothers me, gets under my skin, and I need to write about it.
It's hard to give tips to skiers if I don't know how they ski, but I think the most important thing in skiing is you have to be having fun. If you're having fun, then everything else will come easy to you.
I enjoy just showing people other sides of me, especially everyone always sees me in my helmet and ski suit. It's nice to just show everyone me, just me in my everyday clothes or just me in high heels or just me not in my ski gear, basically.
Our skin color doesn't define us
A part of me is missing when I can't ski, but I've learned there's more to define me and make me happy, like stand-up paddling and Jet Skiing - things I'd never done before. Or being with people I love and just enjoying life.
I want to keep pushing the limits to see what's possible.
That's the nice thing about ski racing - no one is stopping you from going faster.
When I first moved to Vail, it was like I was a little celebrity.
You know, everyone knew my accomplishments. I was a young, fast teenager and making waves in the ski world. And it was really cool.
Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win.
I feel like, with ski racing, you need to have a short memory.
You crash all the time, and sometimes it's a really bad one, but sometimes it's not so bad.
I love the cowbell. I think it's awesome. My family got the cowbell app on their iPhones. It's a classic part of ski racing.
When I get on the World Cup tour, I'm kind of disconnected from the world.
I just kind of get wrapped up in my world and wrapped up in trying to ski fast every day, and I forget about everything else.
I want every little girl who is told she is bossy to be TOLD she has leadership skills
Making ski racing fun and engaging for kids and families is an exciting opportunity and a real passion of mine.
Ski racing is not about how much you weigh.
If weight was the key, everybody would be sucking down food.
I ski very aggressively, and the angles that I create with my body are similar to some of the male racers.
Straight roads do not make skillful drivers
Facebook and Twitter have changed how people follow ski racing.
In past Olympics, you couldn't stay in touch with the fan base that followed you during the Olympics. They thought they had to wait four years to reconnect.
My favorite ski run in the U.S. is International on the front face of Vail Mountain.
I can ski out of my back door.
I asked god for a bike, but god doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
With these men and women who work-for the cause with all their hearts, with cool heads and skilled hands we will master every fate.