"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus" ~ Mark Twain

Samples and Quotes

“Don't ever be afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve it." -Nastia Liukin, USA, 2008 Olympic all-around champion

"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, Eight-time world medalist (2005-07)

“Challenges are opportunities for genius to shine. In order to feel alive, we have to accomplish things that we once believed we could not." -Dominique Moceanu, USA, 1996 Olympic gold medalist (team)

"It's important to push yourself further than you think you can go each and every day -- as that is what separates the good from the great." -Kerri Strug, USA, 1996 Olympic gold medalist (team)

"Hard work is always hard work, for young gymnasts and old gymnasts. Whoever can handle this will be a champion." -Svetlana Boguinskaya, USSR / Belarus, Five-time Olympic medalist (1988, 1992)

"Set your goals, follow your dreams, listen to your heart and don't let anything stand in your way." -Brandy Johnson, USA, 1989 World silver medalist

"As much time as you put into it, that's what your achievements are going to be when you come out of it." -Mary Lou Retton, USA, 1984 Olympic all-around champion