Top 29 Scott Hamilton Quotes

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Scott Scovell Hamilton is a renowned American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist and is retired. He has won four consecutive US championships, a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics, and four consecutive World Championships.

Moreover, he is widely considered as the most outstanding figure skater consisting of innovative footwork sequences. During his retirement, he was active in charitable work and has published three books too. Now, visit his top 29 quotes that will motivate you to win.

“The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded.”― Scott Hamilton

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”― Scott Hamilton

“Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.”― Scott Hamilton

“Always try to maintain complete tolerance and always make an effort to give people more than they expect.”― Scott Hamilton

“Without strength and courage it’s really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you’re alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself.”― Scott Hamilton

“Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.”― Scott Hamilton

“And the fact that I liked to show off and be the center of attention really lends itself to figure skating very well.”― Scott Hamilton

“Fame is a very confusing thing, because you are recognized by a lot of people that you’ve never seen before, and they’re at a great advantage.”― Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton
Scott Hamilton

“But I never really thought that I would be extraordinarily successful at skating, it’s just something that happened, you know.”― Scott Hamilton

“And so figure skating was a great vehicle for me to kind of be competitive at something, without having to be big.”― Scott Hamilton

“Everything that I’ve ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.”― Scott Hamilton

“From the fall of October, 1980 to March, 1984 I never lost a competition.”― Scott Hamilton

“I was nine-years-old when I first put on skates.”― Scott Hamilton

14th of 29 Scott Hamilton Quotes

“I started skating and I kind of liked it because I could run circles around the guys that wouldn’t pick me to play baseball.”― Scott Hamilton

“I didn’t want to be the sissy figure skater, you know.”― Scott Hamilton

“What was really funny is that as I got older all those guys who called me a sissy in junior high school wanted me to be their best friend because they wanted to meet all the girls that I knew in figure skating.”― Scott Hamilton

“I was more interested in skating and the girls and traveling than I was in calculus.”― Scott Hamilton

“I graduated a the top of my class in the ’84 Olympic Games; I won a gold medal.”― Scott Hamilton

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“I don’t think most teachers realize how much impact they have.”― Scott Hamilton

“I had a ninth grade teacher who told me I was much smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be.”― Scott Hamilton

“When you’re expected to win and you have the press saying that you are going to win the Olympic gold medal, and you’re the only sure thing in the Olympics, it can undermine your confidence.”― Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton with his wife
Scott Hamilton with his wife

“Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.”― Scott Hamilton

“That’s what makes the Ryder Cup in golf so much better than the Masters or the U.S. Open. To be a part of something that is not about personal achievement, but about representing everyone and sharing it with the whole country, it’s wonderful.”― Scott Hamilton

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“I’m very accessible. I don’t get into this ego thing.”― Scott Hamilton

“I just try to touch people’s hearts in a way through skating, so they’re not just witnessing a performance, they’re feeling a performance and they’re a part of it.”― Scott Hamilton

“Male figure skating is different than female figure skating; we’re not America’s sweetheart.”― Scott Hamilton

27th of 29 Scott Hamilton Quotes

“When you turn professional, you become an entertainer, and like every other entertainer, you don’t want to get a bad review.”― Scott Hamilton

“So as an amateur Olympic competitor I loved criticism, because it made me better. But now as a professional I don’t really know how to channel it or where to take it, so I don’t take it quite as well.”― Scott Hamilton

“Rationality is not one of this industry’s attributes.”― Scott Hamilton

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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