"I'd try to channel my nervous energy in a positive way into strength and endurance. It didn't always work."
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."Kristi Yamaguchi on Albert Einstein
"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."Kristi Yamaguchi on Harvey Fierstein
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."Kristi Yamaguchi on Willie Nelson
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."Kristi Yamaguchi on Zig Ziglar
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."Kristi Yamaguchi on John Wooden
"Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support."
"At 6 years old, the ice became a place for me to express myself. Because I was so shy off the ice, it became my safe haven, with music and freedom and self-expression. That was my emotional outlet."
"I'm kind of a homebody. My husband says I like to just stay home and do nothing, but that's just how I am."
"I burnt myself out of skating. I was ready to focus on being a mom."
"I've realized how precious life is. When I was younger, I was more adventurous. I felt invincible. I was game for everything. As a mom, I don't want to get injured because then I can't take care of my kids."