"My parents- they've been my biggest influences and supporters since day one. They teach me every day that happiness comes from within and not from something outside of your heart."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Shawn Johnson on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Shawn Johnson on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Shawn Johnson on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Shawn Johnson on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Shawn Johnson on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."