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Eric Heiden Quotes and Sayings
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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

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

 

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

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

Sports and politics don't mix.
- Eric Heiden

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

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

When I was skating you had to participate in every thing.
- 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'm not a big fan of those who are egotistical and so outspoken.
- 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

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

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 really liked it best when I was a nobody.
- 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

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

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 PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

People who were close to me - family and friends -
they knew about my sexuality.
- Greg Louganis

I've been close to Bette Davis for thirty-eight years -
and I have the cigarette burns to prove it.
- Henry Fonda

I like doing theaters.
I like being up close and personal with the fans.
It's really cool.
- Ruben Studdard

At every stage of my career I have had interesting and cordial colleagues,
some of whom are close friends.
- Daniel Nathans

I still have a problem with nuns.
I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn.
After a while, all my characters become very close friends.
- Meg Tilly

Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear
in order to get close enough to love them.
- Dorothy Day

Ian McKellen is brilliant with research.
I paid really close attention to the sources he goes to.
He's a very, very intelligent man.
- Brendan Fraser

Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
- Frank Herbert

I have had some pretty wild nights!
I think the media keeps a very close eye on what people are up to these days.
I was out with George Clooney a few nights ago and we had a great time.
- Tom Jones

As a Member of Congress from one of the fastest growing States in the country,
we hire close to 2,500 new teachers a year,
close to 5,000 support staff and faculty.
- Jon Porter

Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close;
Something attempted,
something done, has earned a night's repose.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession.
I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
- Ronald Reagan

Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance;
it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
- Alexis Carrel

I believe that if the Tribune company ever tries to
close down Wrigley Field that you will have a protest
from every corner of the globe.
- Billy Corgan

Politics can be likened to driving at night over unfamiliar hills and mountains.
Close attention must be paid to what the beam can reach and the next bend.
- David Trimble

To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.
- John Buchan


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