I was a monster, a problem child.

Shaun White

Shaun White

Profession: Athlete
Nationality: American

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I've always been a guy who wants to play sports, not watch them.

If you think I've got a lot of sponsors, you should see the stuff I turn down.

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.

Generally, I'm a pretty mellow guy.

You can only jump so far until you break your leg. You can only land so hard until something explodes.

I love the sport of snowboarding so much, but I just don't want to talk about it, ever.

Snowboarding's tough, because you've got to go to the mountains. For me, I love the skateboard season because I get to hangout at home and still be skating. I don't have to travel to Norway or Japan or these crazy places to be snowboarding.

When I'm on planes, I'd talk to people and I'd tell them I compete in the X Games. Some would know what it was, but maybe half didn't. But everyone knows about the Olympics. They're really like the X Games for the world!

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.

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.

I want to perform well.

Honestly, I feel really grateful for everything.

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'd like to date, but I'm not really in a position to meet girls.