"My mom was a waitress, and my dad was a plumber who worked for the City of San Clemente fixing mains breaks, so not too glamorous."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Shaun White on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Shaun White on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Shaun White on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Shaun White on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Shaun White on Pablo Picasso
"I'm proud of the U.S.A. We've done some amazing things. To wear our flag in the Olympics is an honor."
"Surfers have the most attitude."
"I think everybody can agree that you can hear a certain song and it will put you in a certain mood, and that's just the beauty of music and I am so inspired by that."
"You know the best thing about competition? There's this whole strategy game, and when it all works out its like solving that hard math equation. You finally get the answer and you're so happy."
"I think guitar is the best thing in the world."