Nathan Chen Top 100 Quotes Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wikipedia, Who, Nationality, Biography

Nathan Chen is a well-known American figure skater who competes exclusively in the men’s singles division. He has won the World Championship twice, in 2018 and 2019, and he also won a bronze medal in the team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics. He is the 2017 Four Continents champion, three-time Grand Prix Final champion, and four-time US national champion.

Furthermore, he is the first loop, Salchow, and Lutz. In terms of juniors, he is the 2015-16 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, the 2013-2014 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, and the 2014 World Junior bronze medallist.

Check out his top 100 quotes below to be inspired every day.

  1. “Never give up. There are always tough times, regardless of what you do in anything in life. Be able to push through those times and maintain your ultimate goal.”― Nathan Chen
  2. “It’s crazy how fast time flies and how things progress.”― Nathan Chen
  3. “Every day is a new day, and ultimately, I have to figure out what works each day.”― Nathan Chen
  4. “Every day’s a new day.”― Nathan Chen
  5. “I can’t decide the results, but I can still put my best foot forward and try the best I can.”― Nathan Chen
  6. “As a kid growing up, I didn’t want to tell any of my classmates I did figure-skating because I knew they’d be like, ‘Oh, you’re a skater, you’re gay, blah blah blah.’ So I kept it to myself. Once I started getting to more of an elite level, I didn’t really care what people thought, though.”― Nathan Chen
  7. “There are always times when you don’t want to go to the rink, or you don’t want to do all the things you’re supposed to do. Sometimes you’re exhausted, or it’s been a long week, but I always remind myself that this is my Olympic dream and the passion, because I love the sport very much.”― Nathan Chen
  8. “I LOVE SKATING. IT’S PART OF MY LIFE, AND I NEVER WANTED TO GIVE IT UP.”― NATHAN CHEN   
  9. “Like my parents taught me, never give up, and always love what you do.”― Nathan Chen
  10. “An artistic standpoint – I’ve watched a lot of ballet and source some inspiration from how they move, connect with each other, and find meaning in their movement.”― Nathan Chen
  11. “I just like to keep pushing myself and the sport.”― Nathan Chen
  12. “I want to do something in medicine, for sure. I don’t know what, exactly, that entails, but something along those lines.”― Nathan Chen
  13. “My parents always enforce the idea of never giving up upon all of my siblings and me, and I think that’s something that will stick with me my whole life.”― Nathan Chen
  14. “You have to have passion for what you do, or else it’s difficult when the going gets tough.”― Nathan Chen
  15. “I start in the morning with something like a breakfast burrito and a smoothie, something that gives me enough protein and carbs to start my day.”― Nathan Chen
  16. “I’ve skated after Yuzu a handful of times. The only thing I can take away from it is to be prepared for the Pooh-bears to be raining down from the audience.”― Nathan Chen
  17. “There’s always things that I can improve on.”― Nathan Chen
  18. “I like the challenge and instant gratification of landing a new jump or learning a new element. That made me fall in love with the sport.”― Nathan Chen
  19. “Triples are hard. Triple axel is just not my jump. Quads are really my thing.”― Nathan Chen
  20. “It’s like you get a high off the jumps, and you crave it, and you want to do it again and again and again.”― Nathan Chen
  21. “I do very scientific-based training. However, for skating, that’s a little bit out of the ordinary. Many skaters base their off-ice training around plyometrics, whereas mine is very strength- and power-based.”― Nathan Chen
  22. “Ever since I was a younger skater, I’ve been working my way to these big jumps.”― Nathan Chen
  23. “Just being here at the Olympics is pretty incredible in itself. Seeing the unity of the athletes and to see how everyone has worked so hard to get here – and we are all so excited to be here – it’s awesome to be able to experience it.”― Nathan Chen
  24. “I really like to bike outdoors and love the weight-based workouts that I do. I am not the biggest fan of other cardio-based workouts. Off-season cardio sessions are pretty grueling.”― Nathan Chen
  25. “I would love to be working in a hospital or in a completely different realm, working with or exploring the lives of animals.”― Nathan Chen
  26. “I hate spiders; I’m terrified of spiders.”― Nathan Chen
  27. “Honestly, I am human. I make mistakes.”― Nathan Chen
  28. “I’m the baby for sure. My siblings are looking out for me, making sure I’m not doing something stupid. They are making sure my head is set straight and that I’m a good person outside of skating and inside of it, too.”― Nathan Chen
  29. “Once you land a jump, you put it straight in the program. That’s the way I’ve always been doing it.”― Nathan Chen
  30. “It’s been a dream of mine to be selected on the U.S. Olympic team as long as I can remember.”― Nathan Chen
  31. “The Olympics have really motivated me, ever since I started skating as a little kid.”― Nathan Chen
  32. “I have a very close family. I have four older siblings: two brothers and two sisters.”― Nathan Chen
  33. “My family and parents were very influential in my skating career.”― Nathan Chen
  34. “I am a first-generation American of Chinese decent. My parents were both born and raised in China and moved to the U.S. in their 20s.”― Nathan Chen
  35. “Regardless of what I do, no matter how good it is, it’s never, in my mind, ‘flawless.’”― Nathan Chen
  36. “Really, I’m just a normal kid.”― Nathan Chen
  37. “My Chinese name is Chen Wei. I can speak a tiny, tiny bit, just basically get around, but I understand it decently well.”― Nathan Chen
  38. “In terms of, like, interviews, I used to struggle a lot with interviews; I never knew what to say.”― Nathan Chen
  39. “I tend to be a little bit more quiet and just to myself. I’m a little bit more introverted than extroverted.”― Nathan Chen
  40. “I want to be a full-package skater.”― Nathan Chen
  41. “I genuinely dislike sequins.”― Nathan Chen
  42. “I like biology a lot.”― Nathan Chen
  43. “I always carry my phone with me. I always have a computer on me.”― Nathan Chen
  44. “I REALLY ENJOY TRAVELING TO… I WENT TO SPAIN. THAT WAS REALLY COOL. JAPAN WAS REALLY COOL. FRANCE WAS REALLY COOL.”― NATHAN CHEN    
  45. “My parents did not come to the U.S. with much; they had a lot of hardship.”― Nathan Chen
  46. “We were all just taught to work as hard as we could, use these opportunities to advance, and just really appreciate all that we had.”― Nathan Chen
  47. “Team U.S.A. is awesome.”― Nathan Chen
  48. “If it’s time to indulge, I love desserts, especially Hershey’s chocolate. I also love sushi and Japanese food. Food is my favorite in general.”― Nathan Chen
  49. “I try to get as close to 10 hours of sleep each night, as sleep is the best form of recovery.”― Nathan Chen
  50. “I think doing a quint is very, very difficult.”― Nathan Chen
  51. “That would be pretty cool being the first one to do the quint.”― Nathan Chen
  52. “I never got to go to prom or homecoming or a lot of the typical teenage stuff. But, if you think about it, I’ve gotten to go and meet different people and travel all over the world.”― Nathan Chen
  53. “As a family, we are all intrinsically motivated.”― Nathan Chen
  54. “My parents always wanted the very best for me and pushed me further and further, so that stuck with me.”― Nathan Chen
  55. “There are always benefits and good things, bad things that come out of every performance.”― Nathan Chen
  56. “Skating in itself is a difficult sport, and the amazing athletes within the sport are very challenging.”― Nathan Chen
  57. “I celebrate my hardworking parents and all the opportunities they gave me.”― Nathan Chen
  58. “I am proud to be a first-generation Chinese-American in the sport of figure skating.”― Nathan Chen
  59. “Throughout the day, I’ll snack a lot. I always have some breakfast cereal, like Kellogg’s cereal, something on hand, so that I can just quickly get some carbs in.”― Nathan Chen
  60. “Emma Watson definitely is my celebrity crush. I love ‘Harry Potter.’ Plus, she’s gorgeous, which really helps.”― Nathan Chen
  61. “Maybe it’s innate: I have a body built to jump.”― Nathan Chen
  62. “There’s a lot of skaters that I look up to, and I think my biggest skating role models were the two Russian competitors at the 2002 Olympic games in Salt Lake City. They really motivated me to follow my passion in skating, and it really blossomed from there.”― Nathan Chen
  63. “These big jumps take a big toll on the body, especially a young body. So, it’s kind of risk or reward, I guess.”― Nathan Chen
  64. “Once I landed the triple Salchow, I put it in the program. First landed triple toe, straight into the program. That’s what I did with my quad suite.”― Nathan Chen
  65. “I want to get another Olympic medal outside the team event.”― Nathan Chen
  66. “It’s something I have to remind myself about, that at every competition, I put a lot of pressure on myself, almost like it’s the end of the world, and I have to keep reminding myself it’s not.”― Nathan Chen
  67. “Sometimes thinking about the Olympics makes me a little nervous.”― Nathan Chen
  68. “My skating career won’t last forever.”― Nathan Chen
  69. “That’s something I’m actually very interested in doing, helping young skaters.”― Nathan Chen
  70. “I remember being a little kid walking down the grocery aisle seeing athletes on these cereal boxes.”― Nathan Chen
  71. “Being able to land all the quads, especially doing them all in one program, is mentally huge.”― Nathan Chen
  72. “Half of learning a new element is just getting over the fear of doing it. Once you mentally prepare yourself enough to do the jump, that is really half the battle.”― Nathan Chen
  73. “A lot of the things I do outside the rink are just to relax and recover. We spend so much time at the rink, so it’s nice to decompress a little.”― Nathan Chen
  74. “EVER SINCE I STARTED SKATING, MAKING THE OLYMPIC TEAM WAS MY ULTIMATE DREAM. IT’S WHAT HAS INSPIRED AND MOTIVATED ME THROUGHOUT MY ENTIRE CAREER.”― NATHAN CHEN      
  75. “It’s reassuring knowing that people are supporting me and want to know more about me. It comes with being the national champion and making the Olympic team. I think that it’s telling me I’m on the right path.”― Nathan Chen
  76. “Skating is a sport that I found a lot of interest in from a very, very young age. Ultimately, I think that being on the ice, being in the cold, and trying things and challenging myself in different ways is something that made me really interested in skating.”― Nathan Chen
  77. “I began skating when I was 3. It was during 2002, the year the Olympics were held in Salt Lake City.”― Nathan Chen
  78. “Largely, I began skating because I wanted stuff to do outside of school. My mom decided to put me into figure skating.”― Nathan Chen
  79. “I began skating in the official practice venue of the 2002 Games. It was a huge Olympic atmosphere with Apollo Ohno sitting on the wall every day when I walked into the rink. That was really cool and very inspiring to see.”― Nathan Chen
  80. “Netflix isn’t available internationally all the time, but the NBA is. It’s nice to have something that feels like home.”― Nathan Chen
  81. “The Olympics really started motivating me from the very start. That was my dream from the very beginning.”― Nathan Chen
  82. “Once I really understood what skating was and what the Olympic really entailed, I knew that’s what I wanted to do: I wanted to be there; I wanted to represent the U.S.”― Nathan Chen
  83. “Personally, I feel like there should be some sort of cap on the quads, but we should still be pushing it to a certain number.”― Nathan Chen
  84. “I wanted to be a goalie.”― Nathan Chen
  85. “I don’t think the demographic for skating really entails a lot of basketball watching.”― Nathan Chen
  86. “If the jump is perfect, you come out, and you feel like you took a three-pointer in basketball or doing the perfect thing in whatever your sport is. You just get that adrenaline rush, a sense of satisfaction, like you want to do it again and again.”― Nathan Chen
  87. “I’ve been working on it a lot, trying to find the artistic balance, trying to find purpose in my movement combined with the jumps.”― Nathan Chen
  88. “To have all of these jumps in my arsenal is very beneficial. I can always alter my program so I can either play it safe, or I can play it risky with high reward. It depends on what I feel like I need that day.”― Nathan Chen
  89. “I think my parents felt us being a minority a little bit more than I did, and they tried to shelter me from that so I didn’t feel it at all.”― Nathan Chen
  90. “When I watch my skating when I was younger, I definitely see all this balletic movement and this artistry come through.”― Nathan Chen
  91. “I have my own life to live.”― Nathan Chen
  92. “I have confidence in how I’ve trained and prepared myself. I’ve dreamed about the Olympics for a long time, and it would be kind of silly and a waste to freak myself out.”― Nathan Chen
  93. “I love jumping. I have always loved jumping. I love watching jumps. I love doing jumps.”― Nathan Chen
  94. “Skating is a very beautiful sport, and I love watching new programs.”― Nathan Chen
  95. “Every competition is different… You can’t plan for everything that happens.”― Nathan Chen
  96. “My training and ballet background definitely gives me the competitive edge on the ice.”― Nathan Chen
  97. “I THINK THAT BALLET AND SKATING DEFINITELY GO HAND IN HAND, ESPECIALLY GROWING UP AT BALLET WEST, WHICH IS AN INCREDIBLE ACADEMY.”― NATHAN CHEN    
  98. “I’ve always had Russian coaches.”― Nathan Chen
  99. “I really wanted to play hockey. My mom thought figure skates looked easier to use, so she put me in the learn-to-skate program.”― Nathan Chen
  100. “From a logistical standpoint, I learned about when to peak, when to push, when to recover throughout the season.”― Nathan Chen