"When I was younger, my coach, Liang Chow, made all the decisions. I would go to the gym for practice, do exactly what Chow told me to do, go home, come back and start all over again. If Chow told me to do 50 squat jumps, I did 50 squat jumps."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Shawn Johnson on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Shawn Johnson on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Shawn Johnson on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Shawn Johnson on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Shawn Johnson on Robert Frost
"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."