Gymnastics Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gymnastics quotes, gymnastics sayings, and gymnastics proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There is always tension in women's gymnastics between athleticism, grace, performance, and eros. Meghan O'Rourke
Hard work is always hard work, for young gymnasts and old gymnasts. Whoever can handle this will be a champion. Svetlana Boguinskaya
Love it like over splits. You can't expect to give into it all in one sitting. But if you work at it, warm the muscles gradually, your body will eventually accept it as normal.' The bulk of his shoulder nudged my much smaller one lightly. 'It might even feel good. Laurel Ulen Curtis
In gymnastics, smaller will always be better in many ways. The stress in the head, that will be the same for all. But the stress on the body and the concussions it must endure, that will always be easier for the little ones Bela Karolyi
Competing in gymnastics is the greatest reminder of being alive as a human being. Raj Bhavsar
I just stay focused, and I always think about gymnastics. I am just doing what I always do... working really hard and pushing myself to the maximum and keeping myself motivated. Aly Raisman
If you're not standing on the edge you're taking up too much space. Suzanne Yoculan
I started from zero and went back to the basics in gymnastics. Shawn Johnson
Gymnastics has made me strong. I feel like it broke me down to my lowest point, but at the same time, it has given me the greatest strength anyone could ask for. Shawn Johnson
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. Shawn Johnson
A comeback in gymnastics is almost impossible in itself. Shawn Johnson
Jump off the beam, flip off the bars, follow your dreams and reach for the stars. Nadia Comaneci
If you believe you can get through an injury and fight back, and you really love gymnastics enough, you can get through it. Courtney Kupets
Goals have to be realistic and flexible. Shannon Miller
If there has not been such a thing as gymnastics, I would have had to invent it because I feel at one with the sport. Olga Korbut
In gymnastics, the longest routine you do is a minute and a half, and that's pretty tough to get through. Shannon Miller
I did gymnastics when I was growing up and to this day I can still do the splits. Kristin Kreuk
I know gymnastics. It's always been a subjective appreciation. Bela Karolyi
It might have been easier to retire, to say my knee couldn't handle it and let that be that. At the same time, the prospect of not being able to compete in gymnastics anymore was heartbreaking. Shawn Johnson
Everything is about your movements and precision and timing, which is what gymnastics is about. Shawn Johnson
Gymnastics is not only a good thing to live by, but it is important to understand how it does help you in life. Shawn Johnson
When I go in to compete, whether it's gymnastics or anything else, I do my own thing. I compete with myself. Shannon Miller
Strength and conditioning are the keys to good performance and longevity in gymnastics. Suzanne Yoculan
It is through artistic gymnastics that I have experienced a lot of joy, pleasure and satisfaction about my own physical abilities from childhood days. Those who only see the labour in my discipline fail to recognise the aesthetic component completely. This, however, is deeply connected with the human soul. Artistic gymnastics has been and always will be a great challenge for me. Ivan Ivankov
Wake up every day knowing that today is a new day and only you can determine the outcome of that day. So dream big, accept the challenge, and never look back. Alicia Sacramone
In gymnastics, you have to be perfect every step along the way Shannon Miller
Talent alone is not enough. I believe that a really good gymnast is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. Vladislav Rastorotsky
Gymnastics taught me everything - life lessons, responsibility and discipline and respect. Shawn Johnson
Flexibility is the greatest strength. Steven Redhead
If you want to take it up a step and aim to become a competitive gymnast, you have to be mentally strong and prepared to take on the workload of going to the gym every day, rain or shine. Shannon Miller
Gymnastics, for me, gave me a lot of self-pride: that drive to want to be great at something for myself. But it also gave me a sense of appreciation toward God. Now that I'm getting older, I really appreciate the talents God gave me. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. Amanda Borden
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. Dan Gable
There will be mistakes and there will falter. There will be things that are not a part of your plan. See the challenges in your life and accept them and embrace them. Dominique Dawes
It's amazing the gymnastics you can do when you don't want to do something. How you can force yourself against all the forces of nature. I threw myself backward. Elizabeth Taylor
Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt
My message is to never quit, never give up. When you have a little trouble here and there, just keep fighting. In the end, it will pay off. Gabby Douglas
If you don't leap, you'll never know what it's like to fly. Guy Finley
Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. Helen Keller
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. Herbert Kaufman
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. Herbert Kaufman
It’s called the pursuit of perfection. The pursuit is the idea that you’ll never be perfect in gymnastics but you can continue to pursue it as long as you’re doing it. I don’t think it’s possible to be perfect in gymnastics. It’s just one of those sports that you’re always trying to improve and pursue that perfection. Jonathan Horton
The truth is, gymnastics is a beautiful sport that has allowed me to grow and learn invaluable life lessons: sacrifice, dedication, discipline. Eventually, it led me to my voice. Katelyn Ohashi
Being able to do something that I love and be at such a high level of gymnastics is just amazing. Laurie Hernandez
The important thing is to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Discipline is the quality that carries over from gymnastics to acting. Mitch Gaylord
I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet. Nadia Comaneci
Remember before the nineteen seventy-two Olympic Games I was total skinny, I was small, very strong, they may be don't like to see a gymnastics like that. I don't know but, gymnastics, might. Nineteen seventy-two supposed to be changed somewhere. Olga Korbut
Don't be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That's only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself. Olga Korbut
Gymnastics uses every single part of your body, every little tiny muscle that you never even knew. Shannon Miller
Gymnastics is the type of sport where you can't take something that gives you more energy. Something may be great for the vault, but then you have the bars after it and you have to be more sedate for that. Shannon Miller
Everything is about your movements and precision and timing, which is what gymnastics is about. Shawn Johnson
I think about my goals. There were a lot of times in gymnastics when I really didn't want to go in and train, but you can't make it to the Olympics if you don't train. Shawn Johnson
As long as you've done your best, making mistakes doesn't matter. You and I are human we will mess up. What counts is learning from your mistakes and getting back up when life has knocked you down. Shawn Johnson
Gymnastics is just one part of my life, and I'm having as much fun with it as possible. Simone Biles
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success. William J. H. Boetcker
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

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