"I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Nadia Comaneci on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Nadia Comaneci on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Nadia Comaneci on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Nadia Comaneci on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Nadia Comaneci on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age."
"My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment."
"I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives."
"You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people."
"We are not coaching on a daily basis because we often travel with our charity and commercial interests."