Quotes by: Nadia Comaneci

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Two gold medals and two silver, I don't think is that bad... I think I still did a pretty good job.
Nadia Comaneci
Yes, gymnasts aim for perfection, but I never thought about the score. If that's what's in your mind, it will probably mess you up.
Nadia Comaneci
You can't jump from little things to big things. It just takes time and patience.
Nadia Comaneci
Of course, most people remember that I received the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics competition.
Nadia Comaneci
Near the end of my career, I saw things that didn't make too much sense to me when I was a kid.
Nadia Comaneci
Gymnastics should be popular everywhere; you just need the right person to start the right programme.
Nadia Comaneci
I used to tell people if they looked at a map, it was right in the middle of the United States. But now everybody knows Oklahoma because of the Thunder and their success. I don't know if I'll get 'Why?' anymore.
Nadia Comaneci
It's like someone important is missing from a party because you can't imagine an Olympic gymnastics competition without Romania.
Nadia Comaneci
My mother never watched me train in Romania. She wasn't allowed, it just wasn't done back then. My training was paid for by the government. My parents were not at the Olympics with me, either. I never expected them to be.
Nadia Comaneci
I didn't realize that winning the Olympics at age 14 automatically put me in the category of being a celebrity.
Nadia Comaneci
Of course I used to smile and laugh in 1976, but not when I was competing. Please show me somebody who laughs when they are concentrating; I always smiled.
Nadia Comaneci
I cannot change anything, so I don't want to think about what I would have done.
Nadia Comaneci
I like seeing advanced acrobatics, but I also like to see more than tumbling. It's important to combine the artistry of gymnastics with the tough skills. It's called artistic gymnastics. We should stand by the name.
Nadia Comaneci
Life is not easy for anyone. You have to have ups and downs. You can make mistakes. You learn and try not to make them again. That's pretty much my principle.
Nadia Comaneci
If I was a boy, nobody would care that I worked out six, seven hours a day when I was 9 years old, no? Why were people always saying 'poor little girl?' I liked to work out and always did more than I was asked to.
Nadia Comaneci
I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.
Nadia Comaneci
Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania, but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic, and prospering, since the revolution in 1989.
Nadia Comaneci
I remember before the Olympics, I was asked, 'What do you think you're going to do in the Olympics?' and I said, 'I'm hoping I'm going to win a medal, and, if possible, it's going to be a gold one.'
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