"I was at the Olympic Games winning medals and I still doubted my image. I doubted what I looked like. That's sad."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Shawn Johnson on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."Shawn Johnson on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."Shawn Johnson on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."Shawn Johnson on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."Shawn Johnson on Khalil Gibran
"We're taught at such a young age that you can always be better and that you're never perfect and that you're never good enough."
"The body is an amazing machine... If you eat the right things your body will perform incredibly well!"
"I pay attention to my diet to be a healthier gymnast, but I'm not obsessive over it."
"I had a constant fear, a constant little doubt in my mind: 'OK, I'm getting ready to do my standing back full on beam and I might re-tear my ACL.'"
"I'm doing four hours of gymnastics training a day, six days a week and then an extra two to three hours in a fitness center as well."