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"Fragile egos are put on the line every day." Mary Lou Retton
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"As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given." Mary Lou Retton
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"Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes." Mary Lou Retton
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"I like added pressure. It makes me work harder." Mary Lou Retton
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"Companies that support sports developmental programs in our communities should also be applauded." Mary Lou Retton
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"Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances. Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success." Mary Lou Retton
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"I can't justify taking money away from hungry kids and needy schools to pay for the Games when corporations are willing to write the checks." Mary Lou Retton
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"I'm very determined and stubborn. There's a desire in me that makes me want to do more and more, and to do it right. Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit." Mary Lou Retton
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"As a kid, I was a pretty good little sprinter." Mary Lou Retton
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"Back in my day, they picked the top few, and since I was first at the U.S. Championships and first at the Trials I knew I was going." Mary Lou Retton
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"For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth." Mary Lou Retton
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"For six years, I kept my five Olympic medals wrapped in a plastic bread bag beneath my bed." Mary Lou Retton
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"Getting to know athletes from all over the planet is a big part of the Olympic experience." Mary Lou Retton
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"I usually don't mind giving autographs, but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you, it's time to seek shelter." Mary Lou Retton
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"I'm not a politician and not a policeman, just a mother who wants her baby daughter to grow up in a world where fear doesn't rule." Mary Lou Retton
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"If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard, I threw it in the trash." Mary Lou Retton
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"In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first. Same thing for my right wristband." Mary Lou Retton
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"Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn't be here if it weren't for corporate support." Mary Lou Retton
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"You give up your childhood. You miss proms and games and high-school events, and people say it's awful... I say it was a good trade. You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost." Mary Lou Retton
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"In L.A., we had a game room with a new sensation called Pac-Man." Mary Lou Retton
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"Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other than the one they're famous for." Mary Lou Retton
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