I think skating helped me find myself.
The ultimate goal should be doing your best and enjoying it.
Skating was the vessel into which I could pour my heart and soul.
As a young child, I played the violin. I think that that started the spark.
Giving life to music through skating was something I wanted to be known for.
We wanted to be achievers, but being an achiever didn't mean that you stopped being a woman.
The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.
My sport taught me what I could do with my talents, whether in the rink or in the rest of my life.
In 1968, in the midst of the tumultuous 1960s, the Olympics were much more than just another event.
I really loved what the guys were doing more than anything, how high they jumped, how effortless it was.