"Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances. Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Mary Lou Retton on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Mary Lou Retton on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Mary Lou Retton on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Mary Lou Retton on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Mary Lou Retton on Winston Churchill
"I love her attitude, but as much as I'd like to bring my medals to a speech or appearance, I never do."
"Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other than the one they're famous for."
"Companies that support sports developmental programs in our communities should also be applauded."