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Eric Heiden Quotes

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

Sports and politics don't mix.
- Eric Heiden

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Friends are like bras:
close to your heart and there for support.
- Anonymous

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring,
close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns

ANYONE may become a revealer of Truth
who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
- Ernest Holmes

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
- the movie The Godfather, Part II

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
- Kay Knudsen

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
- Flora Whittemore

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Release your burdens - your fears, regrets,
guilts, shames, embarrassments, angers.
One by one, pick up each memory or fear that troubles you,
hold it close, and release it to the Universe.
Release each incident from your past that still bothers you.
Release each fear - your fears about your health,
your family, your job, and every other fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Study nature, love nature,
stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close
minded than regular people.
- Alex Chiu

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

Don't let your ego get too close to your position,
so that if your position gets shot down,
your ego doesn't go with it.
- Colin Powell

Move to your heart, Breathe.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply - slowly -
fill your lungs with love and gratitude -
exhale each and every trouble -
again and again - gratitude in, troubles out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others,
but far enough ahead to motivate them.
- John C. Maxwell

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say.
A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep
to dream my dreams of you.
- Roy Orbison

When I'm in London I do have the convenience of being
close to St James Park which is also good for me because
it gives me an excuse to get out and get some much needed exercise!
- David Blunkett

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

Love is always open arms.
If you close your arms about love you will find that
you are left holding only yourself.
- Leo Buscaglia

Get up-close-and-personal:
Life looks different when you really get involved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth -
something very difficult for a politician.
Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
- Edward Koch

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

Johnny once described our relationship by saying we
were as close as two people could be without being married.
- Ed McMahon

Every year the State will be the dog that chases its own tail...
engaging in a futile attempt to close a perpetual budget gap.
- Richard J. Codey

Any time you put a cast like this in compromising circumstances
or shake it up a little bit,
I think we're all pretty close so we draw on real emotion.
- George Eads

We opened a design center in the South of England last
year as part of our strategy for being close to our
customers and developing innovative products for exciting new markets.
- David Milne

The Russian people get so insanely close to each other as friends.
Their lives are interrelated so much on an everyday basis.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

I have two books that were published quite some time ago.
I start to read about three sentences.
I have to close it.
I am so self-conscious.
Who did I think I was?
- Patty Duke

We believe that the vote would have been close.
We regret that in the face of an explicit threat to
veto by a permanent member,
the vote-counting became a secondary consideration.
- John Negroponte

I wouldn't mind producing a movie with a music storyline,
but acting in one is too close to home.
- Garth Brooks

Going to college helped me, because I had four years
in the conservatory program,
which is close as you can get to a professional environment.
It's like all day.
- Ryan Sypek

Other people like Neil Young and Dennis Hopper,
those are just really close knit family friends.
- Amber Tamblyn

I am heartily rejoiced that my term is so near its close.
I will soon cease to be a servant and will become a sovereign.
- James K. Polk

I also hang the pictures low rather than high,
and particularly in the case of the largest ones,
often as close to the floor as is feasible,
for that is the way they are painted.
- Mark Rothko

That's because I didn't have to work with Madea.
I only had to work with Madea once, and that was at
the barbecue and I didn't have to get close to her.
- Shemar Moore

Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other.
- James F. Cooper

My poems - I don't even like the sound of that,
in a way.
Not that anyone else wrote them.
But we know that only people who are really close to
us care about our personal experience.
- Sharon Olds


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