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" My Olympic moment from the individual event was that I was really able to enjoy my skating, and so that meant a lot to me, and I didn't portray that accurately. "
" I would like to be on 'Dancing With the Stars' because I want to be a star. "
" I'm a solo skater; the sport can be lonely. "
" I like to be bold and different and to go and try things. "
" I have always believed that I've been an amazing skater regardless of what the results say. "
" I don't even remember how many times I've sprained my ankle. I've had stress fractures galore and torn my PCL. You just take a little time off if you have the time, and if not, you keep training until you can take the time off. "
" I just want to redeem myself and show the world that... it wasn't a fluke that I won at nationals. I can compete on the international stage as well. "
" It was hard for me to leave the nest, but my mom is super proud of me. She said, 'You became independent really quickly, and I'm so proud of you,' but she misses me all the same. "
" My parents are super excited that they've produced an Olympian. I don't think they ever would have imagined this would happen in a million years, so I hope I represent not only Team U.S.A., but the Japanese-American culture and my family as well. "
" I tell my boyfriend that... we should get a ranch so we can just adopt all the dogs that need homes, and they can just run around all day. "
" When I'm at home, I'm a real big cuddler, so I sleep with my dog in my arms. "
" I was always getting in trouble for whispering in class. "
" To all the little girls out there, I would tell them to really appreciate what their parents do for them. And also to truly believe in their dream. If they truly believe that they're capable, things will happen for them - as long as they put in the work, of course. "
" Although there's a stigma that you learn only until a certain point, and then you just maintain, for me to learn the triple axel at 24 goes to show that anything's possible. "
" I'm great at dishwashing. "
" Education is more important than skating. I want to keep up with my schoolwork and my skating. "
" My dad usually never has time for my skating, which is OK because they have to make a living somehow. For them to put their business on hold and come all the way to Korea to watch me skate - especially my dad - he feels responsible not just for my mom and for himself, but there are a lot of people who work there, too. "
" I think every brilliant mind is a little bit crazy. "
" Sports are evolving and always evolving, and people have that determination to keep going and coming back. I think I'm one of those athletes. I stand to show that people shouldn't give up. You've got to just keep going until you succeed. "
" I've always been an A or B student. When I get a B, I freak out a little bit! "
" When someone really, truly believes in themselves, magic happens. "
" Something that I saw in Sochi that I didn't get the opportunity to have in Vancouver was the team holding hands with arms in the air and medals around their neck. "
" Not only would my parents work full hours, my parents both woke up at 5 A.M. My dad left the house at 5 A.M. to go to the fish market to pick out his own fish, and my mom woke up at 5 A.M. to wake me up in order to get me ready for skating before school. "
" Everyone has been injured, regardless of whether they're an athlete or not. "
" I fall a lot during training. "
" On a normal day, I would wake up at 7:00 A.M. and spend about three to four hours training every day. But all of that depends on my school schedule. School and classes usually run from 8:00-10:40 A.M., but not before I've had a coffee for breakfast. "
" The only thing I can expect from myself is to learn from each competition and improve. "
" Japanese people, they're not really one to complain. "
" Pre-competition rituals include nap time, because when competition rolls around, I'm a sloth. I also FaceTime my dogs. "
" It was really, really heartbreaking to not be named to the team in Sochi, but some things are just not meant to be. That experience changed me as a skater. I took a step back and decided that some things are not worth accepting. I wanted to be on another Olympic team. I took time to evolve myself as a person and as a skater. "
" I get about seven hours of sleep a night. "