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Memorable Quotes by Aly Raisman

I feel like the thing that motivates me is not making the Olympic team. If I'm having a rough day, I think about how bad I want it.
Aly Raisman
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Sometimes I want to be a normal kid and go to the beach, but it's so motivating to think about going to the Olympics again. I'll only be 22 years old after Rio, and I can do whatever I want.
Aly Raisman
Every training camp is important so you can show you're improving and staying consistent.
Aly Raisman
If I had tried the Olympics any younger, I wouldn't have been as prepared as I am right now. But there are definitely a ton of juniors out there, all around the world and in the USA, that if there was no age limit, they could definitely make the Olympic team.
Aly Raisman
Especially in the car ride to and from gym. I find myself spacing out a lot, just visualizing what the Olympics would be like and just having such great role models.
Aly Raisman
I hate that number. I hate the number four. I just wanna, like, cut it in half and kill it. I hate it. I've been fourth so many times.
Aly Raisman
When I first turned elite in gymnastics, when I was 14, that's when I really became more inspired than ever. I just always kept that in the back of my mind, and always thought about making the 2012 team.
Aly Raisman
I really like the retro look. My regular clothing, I like to always keep it classy and I like to kind of be more dressed up more of the time. I'm not really someone you see in sweatpants a lot.
Aly Raisman
Tumbling has always been my favorite.
Aly Raisman
I was two years old when my mom put me in mommy and me classes. I always had a lot of energy so it was the perfect fit!
Aly Raisman
I made myself a little angry before beam. That's the best way to do beam. It's important to fuel yourself with some devastating things, but I also realized that if I daydream about doing well and having this silver medal, it's more motivating than focusing on the negatives. So I learned to focus on the positive.
Aly Raisman
I never will watch a meet that I don't do well in. I just don't like to.
Aly Raisman
I've never been cocky. Even right now I don't like to talk about the Olympics.
Aly Raisman
I just stay focused, and I always think about gymnastics. I am just doing what I always do... working really hard and pushing myself to the maximum and keeping myself motivated.
Aly Raisman
I was always really inspired by watching the older girls competing, just seeing other Olympians do great things, and I just really wanted to be a part of that whole experience. And to be able to represent USA was always a goal of mine.
Aly Raisman
When I'm older, I want to have my own workout clothes line, like leggings and cute jackets in bright and fun colors.
Aly Raisman
I like Princess Kate. I think her style is really great. She's really, really classy and always really sophisticated.
Aly Raisman
I feel like I'm really blessed and lucky that I have a very good social life outside of the gym, and I have a really amazing family. My parents are so supportive. I have a younger brother and two younger sisters, and they're really awesome. So I feel like I get the best of both worlds.
Aly Raisman
Everyone is like, 'What were you thinking on the podium?' I'm like, I'm just like probably thinking, like, 'We're hungry,' to be honest.
Aly Raisman
Gymnastics is my whole life, and I dream of going to the Olympics and being a world champ.
Aly Raisman
I was so happy to go to prom so I could have a mental break because I've been working so hard. It felt so good to feel normal for once, and then the next day, I was in the gym again.
Aly Raisman
I'm just thinking about being the best I can be for the team first because that's what comes first.
Aly Raisman
My school friends are really understanding and still want to hang out with me. Ever since I was in sixth grade, I was at the gym every day to work out while my friends were getting their nails done or going to the mall. I used to feel left out, but I don't anymore.
Aly Raisman
You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!
Aly Raisman
I'm focused now, definitely. I absolutely need to show everyone that I'm powerful and strong and can be graceful and artistic, too.
Aly Raisman
We get so caught up in winning all the time, but it's also even more important to be a good person, so that's what I learned.
Aly Raisman
I don't see myself coaching gymnastics. I see myself involved in the sport in the future but involved in other things as well.
Aly Raisman