I had a ninth grade teacher who told me I was much smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be.
I don’t want to look back-I want to keep looking ahead. I’d hate for my defining moment to be my past.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Always try to maintain complete tolerance and always make an effort to give people more then they expect.
Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.
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.
Male figure skating is different than female figure skating; we’re not America’s sweetheart.
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 was nine-years-old when I first put on skates.
The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded.
Rationality is not one of this industry’s attributes.
I didn’t want to be the sissy figure skater, you know.