Michelle Kwan

Whether they were heroes, poets, scholars, or leaders, the brightest minds in human history have thought and written about values and their meanings. Here are some inspirational quotes by Michelle Kwan.

hard work

“Skating takes up 70 percent of my time, school about 25 percent. Having fun and talking to my friends, 5 percent. It's hard. I envy other kids a lot of things, but I get a guilt trip when I'm not training.”

Michelle Kwan (born 1980); Figure Skater, Olympic Medalist, United States Public Diplomacy Ambassador

optimism

“I didn't lose the gold. I won the silver.”

Michelle Kwan (born 1980); Figure Skater, Olympic Medalist, United States Public Diplomacy Ambassador

drive

“When I look at the kids training today... I can tell which ones are going to do well. It's not necessarily the ones who have the most natural talent or who fall the least. Sometimes it's the kids who fall the most, and keep pulling themselves up and trying again.”

Michelle Kwan (born 1980); Figure Skater, Olympic Medalist, United States Public Diplomacy Ambassador