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Eric Heiden Quotes

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It's not a sport you get famous at.
If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey.
- Eric Heiden

Immediately after the Olympics, I was pretty fatigued.
- Eric Heiden

Sports and politics don't mix.
- Eric Heiden

I didn't get into skating to be famous.
- Eric Heiden

 

I really liked it best when I was a nobody.
- Eric Heiden

Heck, gold medals, what can you do with them?
- Eric Heiden

I'm not a big fan of those who are egotistical and so outspoken.
- Eric Heiden

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We never did a lot of weights, but a lot of repetitions.
The most I would use doing squats was 300 pounds.
- Eric Heiden

They're just big in the eyes of the American public.
- Eric Heiden

We used to lift weights a couple of times a week,
we did a lot of running.
I enjoyed the variety.
- Eric Heiden

I'd rather get a nice warmup suit.
That's something I can use.
Gold medals just sit there.
When I get old, maybe I could sell them if I need the money.
- Eric Heiden

I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes.
- Eric Heiden

In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character
who let their abilities speak for themselves.
- Eric Heiden

I have a very close friendship with the skaters.
- Eric Heiden

You got to get lucky because it lasts for a week and
a lot of things can happen in a week.
- Eric Heiden

Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists.
They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes.
If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball,
they can't do that.
- Eric Heiden

I would recommend anybody who gets a chance to see short track skating,
make it a point to go out there when Apolo is skating
because you won't see anybody better.
- Eric Heiden

One thing is having skated five of the best races I've
probably could have skated.
It was nice to peak at the right time and to do it
in an important time in somebody's career.
- Eric Heiden

When I was skating you had to participate in every thing.
- Eric Heiden

Then going out on the ice usually about 15 minutes
before and certain things I would do for the different races,
aspects that you run through your mind.
- Eric Heiden

You don't really want to load up a whole lot,
probably anything more than four hours before the race.
I needed something to make me feel full,
but I certainly didn't want it to make me feel stuffed.
- Eric Heiden

We had a party with the rest of the skaters in our
trailer and then the next day we were off to see Jimmy Carter.
And then we had the World Championships the next weekend,
so not a lot of chance to catch up.
- Eric Heiden

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama


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