"I didn't get into skating to be famous."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Eric Heiden on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Eric Heiden on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Eric Heiden on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Eric Heiden on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Eric Heiden on Ambrose Bierce
"It's not a sport you get famous at. If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey."
"I have a very close friendship with the skaters."
"Sports and politics don't mix."