I get e-mails from mothers asking me to call their daughters for a date. I have a great life.

Shaun White

Shaun White

Profession: Athlete
Nationality: American

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When I came back to skating, everyone was like 'Oh you're the snowboard guy.'

It's hard to just kinda get some privacy and do your own thing.

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.

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 wasn't your average kid. I was signing autographs in Japan at 12.

I trip walking down the stairs, but I can skate them probably.

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.

Boards and myself get along somehow.

Whenever I do a deal I always have the right of approval.

You have to be prepared to take a spill.

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'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!

Trick names are so ridiculous!

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.