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Nancy Kerrigan Quotes

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My hobbies are painting, crafts, and I like golfing.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I worked also, doing things such as our paper route and,
later on, waitressing.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Falling down became second nature and it really didn't bother me.
- Nancy Kerrigan

My dad worked several jobs to pay for my expense in skating.
- Nancy Kerrigan

 

I won my first medal when I was nine years old.
It was at the Boston Open.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I do not have any pets.
We travel too much.
- Nancy Kerrigan

It was never about winning medals or being famous.
- Nancy Kerrigan

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I started skating when I was six years old.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Even now I can't describe why I love skating so much.
- Nancy Kerrigan

And I love what I do and I love skating.
- Nancy Kerrigan

It was always fun to skate with Paul Wylie and Paul Martini.
- Nancy Kerrigan

My life has been a whirlwind since the '94 Olympics.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I took group lessons at a rink near my home.
We first had to learn how to stand up on the ice wearing skates.
Eventually we learned to move forward,
but soon found out that it was not that easy to stop!
So that was our next important lesson.
- Nancy Kerrigan

But after a few minutes of convincing myself that I really wanted to go -
telling myself that I love skating and that my coach
is there waiting for me -
I would get up and go.
And my mother would always get up and eat breakfast with me!
- Nancy Kerrigan

I think it's a lot harder for the pros to have a long
career in ice dance and in pairs.
It seems the singles have a little bit of a longer career.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I was thrilled one year when I was younger when not
only did my brothers get hockey sticks for Christmas -
but I did too!
- Nancy Kerrigan

My parents never pressured me to skate.
They always said I could quit if I wanted to.
They only expected me to skate when they had already
paid for the expensive lessons.
But, otherwise they said I could do what I wanted to do.
- Nancy Kerrigan

One of the things I like best about the Halloween show
is that I change outfits about six times in the show.
It is a lot of fun to play the different characters.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Sometimes it was difficult to make friends and be social
in school because I was always practicing while other
kids were getting together and doing things.
But it just made me closer to my family,
and I realized that they would always be there no matter what.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I get to see the different sides of skating now which
involves not only competing,
but entertainment.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I was a tomboy who liked to play rough just like my two older brothers.
That's probably why I liked the athletic part of skating -
especially the jumping!
- Nancy Kerrigan

People would ask me why I was doing what I was doing -
but I always told them that I just loved to skate.
There was no other explanation.
- Nancy Kerrigan

There is no age, height, or weight requirement to skate.
It is good exercise no matter what your age is.
If you want to be competitive, most start young.
But, I practice with many adult competitors.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I like to try all kinds of styles so it always challenges
me and forces me to try to look different.
- Nancy Kerrigan

It wasn't always easy getting up at 5 o'clock in the
morning to go to the rink.
Sometimes I wanted to just go back to sleep.
- Nancy Kerrigan

It is a process of finding the right music then planning
a costume to fit that style of music.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Even now, my husband Jerry, our son Matthew and I live
only five minutes away from my parents home,
and my brothers live about ten minutes away.
It's been great having such a supportive family.
- Nancy Kerrigan

But it seems that the judging maybe they shouldn't
at least see the practices all week long.
That can taint the way they go into the judging and
the outlook of what's going to happen,
instead of just watching those four minutes and judging on those minutes alone.
- Nancy Kerrigan

People are really sick of seeing the winner not win
and what the public thinks should happen.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I don't really have a lot of hobbies.
I listen to a lot of spoken word.
I get books on tape.
- Benny Green

My hobbies are cooking and gardening,
especially growing orchids.
I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea,
and I also enjoy tennis.
We have 3 cats.
- Juliet Mills

I have worked all of my life, so I really don't have any hobbies.
- Steven Hill

When your hobbies get in the way of your work -
that's OK; but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves...
well.
- Steve Martin

I have a lot of hobbies and I can be very remiss in
reminding myself to go down to the basement to work.
- Geddy Lee

But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject
or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations.
It is nearer to utterance than history.
- Thomas Lynch

I have very interesting hobbies like archeology and photography.
- Bill Wyman

My hobbies and leisure activities include cars and golf.
- Michael Strahan

If you really hate George Bush, you don't want to read
about his hobbies or that he's nice to his friends
or that he's good company at dinner.
- Daniel Okrent

Making money is a hobby that will complement any other hobbies you have,
beautifully.
- Scott Alexander

Graphic design is the paradise of individuality,
eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
- George Santayana

Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby.
This is also true of religion, although you will not
find me saying so in print.
- Dave Barry

Well, right now we're so busy that I kind of had to
put all the hobbies on hold.
But I like going camping with my kids.
I have two daughters; they're 7 and 10 years old.
- Mark Kelly

Hobbies are apt to run away with us,
you know; it doesn't do to be run away with.
We must keep the reins.
- George Eliot

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music,
and silence.
- Edith Sitwell

Nowadays young people have great choice of occupations,
hobbies, etc, so chess is experiencing difficulties
because of the high competition.
Now it's hard to make living in chess,
so our profession does attract young people.
- Boris Spassky

I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal.
I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year.
I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense...
I engage in too many activities already through the
actions of my characters.
- Alan Dean Foster

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh


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