Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've ever done before.
The distance between a person's dream and their accomplishments can only be measured by their desire.
Four key words--helped make my dreams come true. They are: dedication, balance, risk, and love.
There is no man in any rank who is always at liberty to act as he would incline. In some quarter or other he is limited by circumstances.
It's sad to know I'm done. But looking back, I've got a lot of great memories.
Winning doesn't always mean being first.
I never could have achieved the success that I have without setting physical activity and health goals.
I don't remember the first time I skated on ice, I was too young. I do remember falling in love with that wind-in-my-face feeling while speed skating.
A lot of people think I'm under a lot of pressure with my family and friends spending all that money to follow me around
Anytime you ride against the best in the world, it becomes a learning process.
There's sort of a theory that's going around in the China-watching community about a perfect storm coming up with the 2008 Olympics, a U.S. election and a Taiwanese election, some sort of mutually reinforcing explosion and crisis.
The sport I love has taken me around the world and shown me many things.
It doesn't matter what anybody thinks of what I do. The clock doesn't lie.
I just hope I can get another personal best. If I can do that, I'll be satisfied.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would accomplish what I have in the sport
I'm definitely going to miss hearing the sound of that gun.
You have to have the right mind-set.
I will remember all the days at the Olympics.
Even though I enjoy that head-to-head competition part, one of the things that drove me to long track was if I won or if I lost I want to know it's all on my shoulders and it didn't have anything to do with anybody else.
I love short track. I competed in short track, I was a world champion in 1986 but at that point in time it wasn't in the Olympic Games so I moved into long track. Short track is a blast to skate and it's a blast to watch.
I don't fear anything.
My parents put skates on me at age 2, the way it should be if you're serious, and I've always liked it.
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