"I have a very close friendship with the skaters."
"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same."Eric Heiden on Elbert Hubbard
"Don't walk behind me I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."Eric Heiden on Albert Camus
"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."Eric Heiden on Buddha
"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."Eric Heiden on Muhammad Ali
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."Eric Heiden on Oprah Winfrey
"I didn't get into skating to be famous."
"It's not a sport you get famous at. If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey."
"Sports and politics don't mix."