Words matter. These are the best Shaun White Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
If you eat the same cereal every day it’s gonna get old. And if I had thought about snowboarding every day, I would have quit a long time ago.
Meeting actors and TV personalities is one thing, but I just feel like meeting musicians is the coolest.
You know the best thing about competition? There’s this whole strategy game, and when it all works out its like solving that hard math equation. You finally get the answer and you’re so happy.
Cement doesn’t give as much as snow.
You have to be prepared to take a spill.
I didn’t want to make a game unless I felt in the position to make something new and different.
I’m not too big on moisturisers and fancy skin products. I keep my grooming regime nice and simple.
I don’t know where my first gold medal is.
Surfers have the most attitude.
If you do a trick and it doesn’t work out, that can stick with you. I like to go back, nail the trick, and, ‘OK, I’m cool, it’s all good.’
You can only jump so far until you break your leg. You can only land so hard until something explodes.
We all started snowboarding in the beginning as a family just to be closer together, go on trips. It was our soccer, but instead of Dad yelling at me from the sideline he is there riding with me and hitting the jumps even before I am hitting them.
I don’t know, I think, in times where I’m really nervous, and I’m really under the pressure the worst possible outcome is for me to start thinking about it. I just do.
I always tell people that our sports aren’t that dangerous.
I think everybody can agree that you can hear a certain song and it will put you in a certain mood, and that’s just the beauty of music and I am so inspired by that.
I can’t stay away from Chinese food. I really love that stuff.
I’ve always been a guy who wants to play sports, not watch them.
I like that you can easily flip the sheets over and have a different feel or vibe in your room. You don’t have to go get a whole brand-new set of sheets.
I get e-mails from mothers asking me to call their daughters for a date. I have a great life.
I’d like to date, but I’m not really in a position to meet girls.
When you think about it, we’re strapping strange planks of wood to our feet and launching off of giant snow walls. It’s pretty intense.
My mom was a waitress, and my dad was a plumber who worked for the City of San Clemente fixing mains breaks, so not too glamorous.
Games have always a big part of my life. I was that kid freaking out over his new Nintendo.
I remember thinking that I’d way rather give my parents my money, and not have to like have them go to work anymore, you know what I mean. Because I’d way rather spend more time with them.
Everywhere I go I buy new music shirts.
Whenever I do a deal I always have the right of approval.
You show up at the Olympics, and you’re no longer you; you’re an American Olympian. You’re part of this greater whole, and the individual doesn’t matter.
When I was 12 years old, I was hanging out with 23-year-olds. I was into cartoons and Pokemon, and they’re all talking about girls. It was a strange way to grow up.
The boarding I do is pretty strenuous and because I’m so active I really don’t have to work out too often.
I’m on the road a lot so when I get some time to relax I definitely take advantage.
I think guitar is the best thing in the world.
I’ve always wanted to land a 1080, it’s been a beast of a burden for me.
I personally think skateboarding is harder because it has so many moving parts. With snowboarding, your feet are strapped to your board.
There are plenty of skills I’ve learned from playing video games. It’s more interactive than watching TV, because there are problems to solve as you’re using your brain.
I was knocked out by a skateboarder when I was 11.
I’m just having fun.
It’s a pretty heavy thing that happens to me when I’m at competitions. I get so sucked in, I can’t really turn it off.
I usually eat a pretty big steak the night before I compete.
I’ve got to stand up for the sport.
There’s not really anywhere I can go without being recognized, but if I put my hair up, that cuts the crowd in half.
I play games.
I’ve always been under the impression that it would be such a bummer to be in a peaceful place like Hawaii or the tropics and be stressed about catching waves.
Skateboarding helps a ton with balance, precision, with air awareness… it gets your senses to be spot-on and it’s also a great way to take my mind off things.
If you go to a building to skate, or if you go to these places to skate, you’re told it’s against the law in some cities. It’s definitely a bummer. It’s unfortunate.
If you’re going off a 90-foot jump, you can’t say: ‘Oh, I don’t want to do this now.’ You’re going no matter what.
I wasn’t your average kid. I was signing autographs in Japan at 12.
I am pretty bow-legged. It’s annoying.
Having all eyes on me at all times is hard to deal with, but it’s great. It feels like you’ve already accomplished something. It’s already predetermined that you’re going to do well.
I was sponsored when I was about seven by Burton Snowboards.
The hardest thing about skateboarding is consistency: The slightest flick of your foot or gust of wind can send your board flying, so it’s really anybody’s game out there.
I know my family and I would always go up to the mountains just for fun. We always skied. Then, all of a sudden, my brother started snow boarding. Older brother thing, I had to do what he was doing. So I started snow boarding.
I totally forget about snowboarding in the summertime.
Getting into music has changed my personality and way of doing things. I’m far more open now.
Generally, I’m a pretty mellow guy.
I think fans can tell if you just slap a skateboarder on a game – you can’t fool kids.
I’d love to compete in the Summer Olympics.
I’m proud of the U.S.A. We’ve done some amazing things. To wear our flag in the Olympics is an honor.
I’ve just had this fight since I can’t even remember.
When I went pro at 13, I had plenty of sponsors that give me endorsement deals and stuff like that.
It was hard to find a board my size. I was tiny.
I’m just going to keep dialing it in and keep practicing.
I like being able to have things that identify you in a brand without blatantly showing a logo.
Honestly, I feel really grateful for everything.
I trip walking down the stairs, but I can skate them probably.
I don’t think the sport is any more dangerous than it’s ever been.
I can kind of picture what I want to do and my body just does it. You feel your way through a trick. I close my eyes sometimes.
I want to perform well.
Usually the thing that signifies that I’m done with the winter and all that is that I start skateboarding.
I was a monster, a problem child.
My dad got me a huge board when I was little. He loves to surf. He suited me up and sent me out on this huge wave. I went under, and when I came out and the board hit me in the face. So I said, I never wanted to do this again. I stayed away until I was 13.