"Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other than the one they're famous for."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Mary Lou Retton 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."Mary Lou Retton on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Mary Lou Retton on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Mary Lou Retton on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Mary Lou Retton on Ambrose Bierce
"I love her attitude, but as much as I'd like to bring my medals to a speech or appearance, I never do."
"Companies that support sports developmental programs in our communities should also be applauded."
"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."