Words matter. These are the best Adam Rippon Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Honestly, it’s really fun to be yourself. It’s really fun to be me.
I’m confident in who I and what I’m doing.
It bothers me so much that people have gone out of their way to make trans people feel less than.
I was living in my coach’s basement.
Those are the moments athletes live for – we live for those exhilarating, breathless, take-your-breath-away, you’re-on-the-seat-of-your-chair moments.
As an athlete, I know that I’m such a perfectionist that I’ll want to go out and keep working on something over and over until it’s perfect. Part of growing up is learning to take a step back.
As an audience member, I like to watch what they’re doing, and that’s one of the reasons I love skating: because it’s a performance, and I love to perform. That’s my favorite aspect of skating.
It takes a lot of effort to look this mediocre.
I’m representing my country whether they like me or not.
I always said that if I had the platform and the opportunity to share my story and make it easier for others, I would – so that, in a way, I can be the role model that I was looking for as a kid.
Given this platform of being an Olympic athlete, I think it’s really important that we stand up for what we believe in, and we speak out against things that we think are wrong and injust.
I love to have my own story, my own path, and forge ahead because my career isn’t going to be like anyone else’s.
I don’t find it distracting to be me.
It might come off as cocky, but I’ve been through a lot in my life.
I would say that I’m a hot mess all the time.
Being gay is not something that defines me. What defines me is what my mom always taught me: to treat everyone with respect, to always be a hard worker, and to be kind.
I’m not like a gay icon or America’s gay sweetheart. I’m just America’s sweetheart, and I’m just an icon.
You have a personality like mine, it’s for everybody… It’s not just for some group of people.
It’s my world, and the rest of us are living in it.
I love being active.
As soon as I broke my foot, I remember thinking that I’m going to make this the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
I realize now that it’s important that I share my story… Also, it’ll be easy for me to do an interview, to interact with people.
The first time I ever sang in front of a crowd of people was, like, 10,000 people in Japan at a skating exhibition.
When I was young, to have had somebody out there to look up to… it would have made a world of difference; it would have changed my life.
I remember when I told my mom that I wanted to come out, and my mom was a little hesitant. She was saying, ‘Are you sure? Do you think that might affect your scores?’ or, ‘Is it something that you think that you need to do?’ And I told her, ‘I don’t care. It’s important to me.’
I really brought that with me: that people think gay people are disgusting… I remember thinking, ‘Okay, I might be gay. But I won’t tell anybody. Nobody will ever know.’
Growing up, I really didn’t have a lot of role models.
I don’t think he has a real concept of reality. To stand by some of the things that Donald Trump has said and for Mike Pence to say he’s a devout Christian man is completely contradictory.
I don’t want my Olympic experience to be about Mike Pence. You know, I want it to be about my amazing skating and being America’s sweetheart.
I’m just one of those people that, if there’s a problem, I want to work through it. Push through it and do everything I can. Anything.
It’s 2018, and being an openly gay man and an athlete, that is part of the face of America now.
I think that in figure skating, and in sports in general, that when you’re young, it’s considered a huge advantage because you’re fearless, and you also don’t have bad past experiences. But with age comes experience, and I have found that my experience is a huge advantage to me as a competitor.
I know what it’s like to be young and to feel like you don’t belong.
I’m proud of a lot of things I’ve said on Twitter.
I’m really go-with-the-flow, but I take things really seriously. At the same time, when things don’t go my way, I don’t ever freak out. Why? Why freak out?
Sometimes I’ll be listening to NPR at the gym, and I’ll hear them say, ‘Oh, Donald Trump did this today.’ And I’m like, ‘What?’ All of a sudden, I have more energy than if I drank an espresso.
Mike Pence doesn’t stand for anything that I really believe in.
I can’t tone it down. I’m being me and being myself.
I think I had a stress fracture before I broke my foot, and I think that was absolutely because I was not getting enough nutrients.
I’ve gotten a lot of attention, I think, just for being myself. I think that a lot of people, when they come to a competition, are afraid to be themselves no matter who they are.
I know that I can do myself better than anybody else can.
I personally don’t have anything to say to Mike Pence. I’m very lucky because legislation that he’s pushed hasn’t affected my life at all. I spoke out because there are people out there whose lives have been affected by change that he’s tried to make.
I think it’s so important for somebody like me to stand up for the things I believe in and speak up on things I don’t think are right.
I’ve always spoken my mind and from the heart.
I think I’ve shown the world I’m a fierce competitor, yes. But I’ve also shown them that I’m a fierce human being.
I can’t tone it down. I’m being me, and I’m being myself, and I’d be doing myself an injustice, and I’d be doing an injustice to those kids who don’t feel like they’re comfortable to be themselves.
When you’re not hiding anything, it’s just very easy to be yourself – shockingly.
I am from Scranton, PA.
I can see my competitors sweating, and I am cool as a cucumber.
1988 Olympic Champion Brian Boitano was famous for doing a Lutz with one arm over his head. And I wanted to build on that.
I love being on Twitter and interacting with different people. Also, I very dangerously love to go shopping online!
I’m like a witch! You can’t kill me!
When I found skating, it was something that was individual, and it was something that I could focus on being my best. And I loved the whole practice, and I also loved performing. It was probably the first time I felt really good about myself and that I was good at something, because I always liked being athletic.
I’ve gotten so many messages I could even get emotional thinking about it, but I’ve gotten so many messages from young kids all over the country that my story’s resonated with them.
I can’t explain witchcraft.