Sasha Cohen quotes?

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    “It's when you don't win that you learn things about yourself. Everything I have gone through has made me who I am today.”

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    “I've stopped trying to be perfect. When I train, I'm not afraid to make a mistake. I train harder and make more mistakes, but I feel more prepared. I'm not holding back and becoming a better athlete.”

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    “It can be frustrating, ... But I am where I am, and everyone has their own trajectory. I know my time will come. I just have to be ready for it.”

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    “My mom and her parents had to leave because her brother had left a couple of years before and the government was really upset. They took away both my grandparents' jobs, so they couldn't make a living. They had to sell all their things. They weren't allowed to take more than $500 out of the country.”

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    “I asked him to say hi to my mom to prove he was there, and he was really great and nice and talked to her for a couple of minutes. My mom said she nearly fell off her chair, she was so excited.”

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    “The best way I can prepare is to build up and be my best. What I've realized over the last two years is the only thing holding me back from being my best is me.”

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    “I've been training very hard and very well, ... I've been nailing 99 percent of what I do in practice. That gave me the confidence to do this. I expected to skate well.”

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    “It goes back to preparation. I still never feel like I've been as prepared as I could or should be. That's why I'm emphasizing that in my training.”

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    “Of course, I say all the time my personal best is what I am in this for. No matter if I won, it's if I did all I can do.”

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    “I think it's always tough coming back from an injury, physically and mentally. But Michelle has proven herself in different situations and she's a tough competitor.”

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    “My big weaknesses (in the past) have been a lack of preparation, a lack of knowledge and perhaps not enough confidence and afraid of mistakes. I need to stop trying to be perfect and just worry about becoming better.”

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    “I'm a little bit shocked. I know how tough it is to come back from an injury and get yourself together. It's great she tried, but things don't always work out.”

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    “It was great that she tried, but things don't always work out.”

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    “I just found out and I was a little bit shocked; my thoughts haven't had much of a chance to formulate. But I know it must be really disappointing to have to withdraw. I know how tough it is to come back from injury and get yourself together. It was great that she tried, but things don't always work out.”

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    “It kind of humanizes the sport. She's been an icon of the sport. To see that people can be at top of the sport and also have hard times, it humanizes the sport.”

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    “In a way it kind of humanizes the sport to see that people can be at the very top of the sport and have hard times.”

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    “In a way it kind of humanizes the sport. She is someone that has been an icon that's always been there, and you have always seen her hard edge and she's always competed and done well. And to see that people can be at the very top of the sport and can also have hard times just humanizes it for other athletes. To know there are good times and there are bad times, and you have to persevere and kind of deal with what life gives you.”

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    “It's kind of interesting, because usually she's always there. She never withdraws. But you never know if your body is going to be there tomorrow.”

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    “For me, when I get to the venue and have the people and the audience, my performance boosts up. I skate at a much higher level. I'm one of those people that feel like I can feed off the energy and be better. I love to perform.”

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    “I've learned a lot since last time around. You learn a lot about yourself, about competing and training.”

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    “I'm used to skating in all positions, first or last. You take it all in stride and do your job.”

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    “I'm not feeling any pressure. We're used to being the very last in the spotlight.”

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    “It happens. We're not robots. Just kind of get up and do it again.”

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    “I think we're much more easygoing this time. It's like water, Kleenex...”

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    “It's wonderful. It means so much to skate well, and then be rewarded on top of that is icing on the cake.”

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    “It was difficult to skate at the end after so many strong performances and I just took it one step at a time. I stayed strong and I believed in myself.”

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    “I felt good out there. A bit nervous, but determined and positive.”

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    “I'm going to take in tonight. It's a very strong competition. I'm going to take it one day at a time and do the same thing as I did tonight (in the free skate).”

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    “I tried to enjoy it and just make it happen. It's a really fun program, playful. It's about getting involved with the audience -- the judges and spectators. I enjoy the performance part.”

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    “It's going to be like starting over. Like the short didn't really count. Back to square one. It's kind of like the old system. Anybody in the top three can win.”

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    “I think about winning the Olympic gold medal a couple of times every day. Oh, it would be so nice to take one of those home.”

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    “Ice is maintenance. When you get to be my age, with six or seven years competing at the senior level, you have to take care of your body. It's not brand new.”

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    “I really wanted to soak it in. Everyone is so quick to get off (of the ice), but we work so hard for this. It's nice to take two minutes to enjoy your accomplishments.”

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    “This is one of my first years where I'm on track and on target.”

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    “At the time, I was devastated, crushed that it didn't turn out how I wanted. But it was my first major international event, so I learned a lot from it.”

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    “I've always wanted a national title. I've got a lot of silvers in shoe boxes and storage units all over the place. I think the gold one will have a special place.”

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    “For whatever reason, the pro world has kind of died out, and the skaters are staying in, staying competitive, putting in the effort, the training to stay at the top of their game. It's difficult.”

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    “You just have to stay on top of the ball, and keep calling people and asking people, and not get one opinion, but 20. It always changes. It's very important to be involved as a skater because ultimately no one cares more about how you do than yourself.”

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    “I've always emulated her work ethic because she was one of the few skaters that didn't lose her temper, that would have a bad day, but have a great attitude, come back and try again. That was a huge lesson for me to learn.”

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    “It works well for my skating. I like the fact it gives weight to spins and jumps that were only checked off (under the 6.0 system). I'm really excited for the new system at Nationals.”

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