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Dorothy Hamill Quotes

A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew - William Shakespeare Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
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If I hadn’t been born a woman, I would have certainly been gay  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) My whole family, my father’s side, there was a great deal of depression, and my mother’s side as well.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) A lot of people who have depression understand that the last thing in the world you want to do when you’re feeling that way is get up and exercise. It’s virtually impossible to do that. It’s like somebody beating you.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) I’m certainly not a perfect mother, but I’m trying to be what my mother wasn’t for me. My mother’s battled depression, so I understand it now as a parent, some of the things that she must have been going through.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) When I was growing up, there were very few women athletes. I remember watching Olga Corbett, but Peggy Fleming and Janet Lynn were my role models. I never dreamt that I could be at that level. I remember thinking they seemed so elegant and regal and powerful and feminine.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) Our family life, before figure skating turned it upside down, seemed normal. Our town of Riverside, Connecticut, was part of Greenwich, and we had the advantage of their wonderful community, with great beaches and beautiful parks  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) You see the fairy tale - four minutes of glory at the Olympics. I thought my life would be cake after that  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) I think I dreamed about competing at the Olympics, maybe hoping to win a gold medal. Not that I ever thought that I would, but I dreamed about it  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) They’re still considered Olympic eligibles, so there’s never an issue whether they’re going to turn pro or not. When they get to that level, money is never an issue. They make so much money now  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) People think skating would translate very easily to dancing, but it really doesn’t. Dancing is a lot of fun and not as dangerous as being on the ice.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) I didn’t study dance. I had some ballet lessons because I needed it for posture and for my arms, mostly. My skating coach said I really needed it, from the belly button up, as opposed to the footwork. In skating, the shoes don’t move.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) In group lesson number six I think we learned how to turn backwards and then just kind of wiggle. That wasn’t really skating backward, but I guess I was going in the right direction.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) I was passionate. I found something that I loved. I could be all alone in a big old skating rink and nobody could get near me and I didn’t have to talk to anybody because of my shyness. It was great. I was in my fantasy world.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) Everybody has to deal with tough times. A gold medal doesn’t make you immune to that. A skater is used to falling down and getting up again.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) If you don’t know a lot about figure skating, it’s easy to fall in love with ice dancing because it’s so romantic and so theatrical.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) Luckily, I discovered ice skating when I was eight and a half years old. There were two wonderful ponds within walking distance of my house. After all the physical activity the summer provided, I craved movement in the cold of winter. I had no skates, so Mom stuffed socks into my brother’s old ones.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) I always had short hair, and I hated my short hair. I was always mistaken for a boy, but my mom wouldn’t let me change my hair because she was always chasing me around with a hairbrush, and it was always tangled, so she just would cut it off, and she’s right: short hair did suit me.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) My family had a membership to the Riverside Yacht Club where my brother, Sandy, learned to sail, and I competed in local swim races. My sister, Marcia, became a competitive springboard diver, and my brother excelled in water polo.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) My parents didn’t have a lot of money, but we never knew that. They really did the best they could.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) There were no competitions on television. The first skating competition I ever remember seeing on television was the 1968 Olympics when Peggy Fleming won  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) It’s different today than it was then. In those days we were strictly amateurs. If I had wanted to stay in for the 80 Olympics, my parents couldn’t have afforded it  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) It was very much like Norman Rockwell: small town America. We walked to school or rode our bikes, stopped at the penny candy store on the way home from school, skated on the pond  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) I didn’t know about competition or the Olympics until Peggy Fleming won in 1968. My mother looked after all of the competition stuff. I just skated. I didn’t really love competition, but that was the only way to get better. You’d see more talent.  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) I never really liked my short hair; it never occurred to me that people would want it  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) I don’t think television really captures the speed and the power of skating  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) Everybody has to deal with tough times. A gold medal doesn’t make you immune to that. A skater is used to falling down and getting up again  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) I used to have terrible tantrums. I was temperamental when I was younger. Actually, what I needed was a swift kick in the pants. What a brat!  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) I was always falling in and out of love. I was engaged when I was 16 to the first guy I ever dated, but my father told him I was too young  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) Every time you go out on the ice, there are slight flaws. You can always think of something you should have done better. These are the things you must work on  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes) I hated to read. My mother could not get me to read. I’m going through the same thing with my daughter now. I love to read now, but I don’t remember reading  (Dorothy Hamill Quotes)
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