"I'm trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Shawn Johnson on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Shawn Johnson on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Shawn Johnson on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Shawn Johnson on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Shawn Johnson on C. S. Lewis
"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."