"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!"
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Aly Raisman on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Aly Raisman on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Aly Raisman on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Aly Raisman on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Aly Raisman on Pablo Picasso
"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."
"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."