Gabby Douglas Quotes
Born: December 31, 1995
I used to have this lucky rock and I used to always have to rub it three times before I competed.
Sometimes I like to watch videos of myself and see how confident I was.
The most important thing is to believe in yourself and know that you can do it.
For me going down in history being the first black American to win the gold, I think more colored people are going to start coming to the gymnastics world and say 'okay, anything is possible. If Gabby did it, then I can do it too.'
Everyone was telling me you have this great potential and you can be on top. I didn't believe that, but everyone was just telling me to believe in myself. I did and I'm kind of up on top and it's amazing.
I just want to inspire all those people who gave up and said 'I quit,' Never give up!
You need your mom and dad to protect you. It means they love you so much. It was awesome she was backing me up and defending me.
It's definitely important to have your mom and family there to back you up and cheering from the stands.
I like squirrels. Theyre so adventurous.
I want to do all roles. The skys the limit.
I'm not gonna lie, I love Usain Bolt and Serena Williams. What I love about Serena is that she just gets on the floor and she dominates. She handles her business very well, I respect that.
I've learned how to stay humble. I don't want to get in over my head because when you do that it takes you off your game.
I would love to be a role model.
I wake up at about 9 a.m., and have a few hours of school or time to relax. Then, I have practice at 2:30 p.m. with my team.
My mom says I'm a fighter, a fierce competitor, and I think I am, too.
I wanted to tell my story and where I came from and my background, because it was not easy.
I think I would go for a Michael Phelps kind of guy.
I wear makeup pretty much every day. For training, I usually do a lighter base, a lighter blush and I used the mascara and a little bit of the lip gloss.
I've been on a tweeting mission.
It's very tough for me to focus. I'm like: 'Look, something shiny! No, focus. Oh, there goes a butterfly!'