Simone Biles

Always work hard and have fun in what you do because I think that’s when you’re more successful. You have to choose to do it.
Simone Biles

I take things one step at a time.
Simone Biles

If I thought of gymnastics as a job, it would put too much stress on me.
Simone Biles

At the end of the day, if I can say I had fun, it was a good day.
Simone Biles

I guess I just have really tough skin.
Simone Biles

I tune it all out because if I let other people’s stress get to me, then I stress myself out more than I need to.
Simone Biles

I don’t necessarily have favorite brands.
Simone Biles

I have dual citizenship.
Simone Biles

Everything I do is in the gym, so I’m always in gym clothes. I’m excited to explore lifestyle clothes for a little bit.
Simone Biles

I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps.
Simone Biles

I’m the first Simone Biles.
Simone Biles

When we had free time in the Olympic Village, we got massages and rested while watching Netflix.
Simone Biles

I love a good Netflix binge!
Simone Biles

For me, I don’t think about size – I focus more on being powerful and confident.
Simone Biles

Mentally, I have to get my body and mind in the right place before I start the routine, but once into the zone, it’s like I turn on a switch. I envision myself doing the same thing for the Olympic Games.
Simone Biles

I am like any typical teenager.
Simone Biles

I never thought about competing in the Olympic Games when I was growing up.
Simone Biles

The reaction of the public plays a very important role. It gives us an adrenaline boost, especially when people start to shout and clap their hands in time with the music. That really helps us to go on.
Simone Biles

Before a big event, I usually go to church and light a candle for St. Sebastian, who is the patron saint of athletes.
Simone Biles

I started gymnastics when I was six years old. I was at day care, and they took us on a field trip to a gym club, Bannon’s Gymnastix in Houston, and that’s how I got started.
Simone Biles

I was missing out on public school and going to the football games, prom or homecomings. But I’ve been to three World Championships… so I think it’s like a win-win.
Simone Biles

Sometimes I hear the crowd cheering, and most of the time your body’s on auto pilot, so sometimes even after I do a floor routine, I’m like, ‘Did I really just do that?’
Simone Biles

Most people would focus on concentrating more, and I can’t do that. It almost makes me overthink a lot of my things. I have to focus on not thinking.
Simone Biles

I think for me, the most fun competition that I’ve had was my first Worlds.
Simone Biles

People comment on my pictures, ‘Stay healthy.’
Simone Biles

I’ve never been to the Olympics, so I don’t know what to expect. It’s better for me, just like my first Worlds… My third Worlds, I knew what it was like, so I was like, ‘Oh my goodness. But this is my first Olympics, and not knowing what to expect is good for me.
Simone Biles

You can’t get too caught up in yourself.
Simone Biles

I don’t do bugs.
Simone Biles

I have everything I need, so there are no blanks left unfilled.
Simone Biles

I never felt I had questions or needed answers or had a part of me that was missing.
Simone Biles

I don’t fear what will happen, but you just get ahead of yourself, like, ‘Oh my gosh, I wish it would happen now.’
Simone Biles

It was a very long and hard decision. My dad kept telling me, ‘You can always go to college, but you can’t always go pro.’ That made sense to me.
Simone Biles

I think we have other things to worry about than some Zika virus.
Simone Biles

The sport is called artistic gymnastics. So you do have to be a little bit of an actress.
Simone Biles

I’m very fortunate to have a coach that I got to stay with all this time. Every year the bond gets stronger and better, and we understand each other more. And it’s like she can tell if I walk into the gym what kind of mood I’m in, what she has to fix for the practice I need, or how I’m feeling.
Simone Biles

One of my proudest moments was probably 2013 Worlds because I proved to myself that I could do things that I didn’t think I could.
Simone Biles

I always say my biggest competitor is myself because, whenever I step out there on the mat, I’m competing against myself to prove that I can do this and that I am very well trained, prepared for it.
Simone Biles

If anybody has a bad day, they’ll just come to my room because they know I’ll bring out the positive in everything, or I’ll make them laugh, or I’ll be just crazy.
Simone Biles

Father served in the Air Force for 22 years.
Simone Biles

They’re like, ‘Oh, you did a…’ and I’m like, ‘I did a what?’ No, I flipped twice. I twisted twice. They go, ‘It’s called a…’ and I’m like, ‘Why do I need to know that? I just need to go and do that.’
Simone Biles

It hurts my head, but it’s fine because it’s something I do every day. You can’t avoid the gymnastics questions.
Simone Biles

We all have skills, I guess.
Simone Biles

If I won gold in 2016, I think it would change my life.
Simone Biles

I didn’t get the high school opportunity, but it always worked out.
Simone Biles

When I was younger, I thought every kid was adopted because that’s all I’ve known. I have everything I need, so I never felt the need to have answers for what happened.
Simone Biles

My parents make sure we have everything we need so that we compete to the best of our abilities.
Simone Biles

We go to church on Sunday and then have family dinner. My mom usually cooks, and most of the time, it’s protein and something else. She will ask us kids what we want!
Simone Biles

Every year, I think of Worlds as the big meet, but now, it’s the Olympics. I’m blessed to even have the opportunity to think about it and work for it.
Simone Biles

I would be like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I wish I could go to prom.’ But then I think, ‘You know what? A lot of people can’t say they’ve ever done what I do – they’ll never have this opportunity.’
Simone Biles

I’m always trying to push myself to the limit to see what I can do. It’s my strong will that I’ve always had since I was a kid.
Simone Biles

If they said, ‘Do five pull-ups,’ I would always want to do 10.
Simone Biles

A successful competition for me is always going out there and putting 100 percent into whatever I’m doing. It’s not always winning. People, I think, mistake that it’s just winning. Sometimes it could be, but for me, it’s hitting the best sets I can, gaining confidence, and having a good time and having fun.
Simone Biles

So far, my goals stops at making an Olympic team, and then if that happens, then I’ll jot down more goals.
Simone Biles

I feel like I’m small and mighty and pack a powerful punch, just like Tide PODS.
Simone Biles

Growing up, it was kind of a struggle being small, since everyone would make fun of you – except for when it came to hide and seek: that’s the only advantage I ever had!
Simone Biles

It’s amazing that I can inspire little kids to know that you can be short or tall, and your body type doesn’t matter because you can do anything.
Simone Biles

I would say to always follow your dream. And dream big because my whole career, including any of the things that I’ve accomplished, I never thought in a million years that I would be here. So it just proves that once you believe in yourself, and you put your mind to something, you can do it.
Simone Biles

I didn’t really ever dream of going to the Olympics until after 2012.
Simone Biles

As a kid growing up, I was never like, ‘I want to go to the Olympics,’ so having to pass on 2012 because I was too young didn’t bother me at all.
Simone Biles

I can only control what I do when I go compete.
Simone Biles

If I disappoint someone, it’s their loss for putting that expectation on me when they don’t know me. I can’t control what they want.
Simone Biles

I feel like it’s harder because everyone knows I’m the three-time world champion – it’s almost like people are waiting for something bad to happen.
Simone Biles

I don’t really think about the degree of difficulty or the possibility of making a mistake. I just try to relax and let my preparation and training take over.
Simone Biles

My mom, Nellie, got me a rosary at church. I don’t use it to pray before a competition. I’ll just pray normally to myself, but I have it there in case.
Simone Biles

My first experience with gymnastics was when I was in daycare. We took a field trip to a gym, and I was hooked.
Simone Biles

Gymnastics is just one part of my life, and I’m having as much fun with it as possible.
Simone Biles

At some point, I’ll have to go get a real job.
Simone Biles

I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.
Simone Biles

I love competing.
Simone Biles

Most athletes get intimidated once they see how many fans are out there, but it almost calms me down in a way because I think of it as a fun way to show off what I’ve been working on.
Simone Biles

I think I’m teaching my teammates that they can still be successful while having fun and enjoying the moment rather than being a stone cold brick.
Simone Biles

You can have fun and do well. Just let loose a bit.
Simone Biles

That’s what I love about how diverse our team is – we have such different body types, yet together, we build the best team there is. I think we’re stronger together than individually.
Simone Biles

In the morning, I usually get up between 7:40 A.M. and 7:45 A.M., and then I’ll brush my teeth, do my hair, and just throw on my leotard and my clothes and go to the kitchen.
Simone Biles

I make breakfast, which is usually Kellogg’s Red Berries or egg whites, and then I go to the gym that’s only 10 minutes away.
Simone Biles

I have practice from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M., and then I drive home and eat lunch, which is either chicken or fish so I get the protein.
Simone Biles

It doesn’t even matter if I don’t win a self-gold – after every meet, I have pizza. Pepperoni pizza.
Simone Biles

You can still be very good at what you do and have fun.
Simone Biles

You don’t have to be serious all the time to do a good job.
Simone Biles

If you ever have a mistake, you try to just kind of forget about it because if you carry that with you for the rest of the routine, then the rest of your routine might not go as planned. So you just kind of shake it off, and you just continue your routine like you didn’t fall.
Simone Biles

We’ve always had each other’s backs in and out of competition. We support each other the most because we’re the only ones that know what it’s like to go through what we do, and so we can’t be more thankful for each other. We’re like sisters.
Simone Biles

We strive for greatness.
Simone Biles

I just keep surprising myself, I guess.
Simone Biles

Most of our fans don’t get to interact with us or know our personalities except through social media.
Simone Biles

The floor exercise is a way to express your personality.
Simone Biles

Stay healthy, have fun with it, and embrace all the moments. Because anything can happen.
Simone Biles

As athletes, we’re always going to have aches and pains, but when your teammates cheer you on, you don’t think about it.
Simone Biles

One of my favourite things to do is compete for a crowd. It’s just really fun for me.
Simone Biles

Everything is possible at any one competition.
Simone Biles

I’m thrilled that I was able to share my first Olympic Games experience with my U.S. teammates.
Simone Biles

The support down here in Rio has been amazing – between my family, Team U.S.A. and Team Kellogg’s, I’ve felt so much love. This whole experience has been a dream come true.
Simone Biles

I spend a lot of time in the gym training, and Core Power is a great fit for my nutritional needs.
Simone Biles

For me to compete at the highest level, training and living a healthy lifestyle is an everyday focus for me, and I’m excited to be a part of the Everyday Awesome team!
Simone Biles

I’m not a celebrity. I’m just the same Simone. I just have two Olympic Gold medals now.
Simone Biles

There are goals that I have, and then I dream of it, and then I make it a reality. If I could crawl out of my skin and see it, it would be really amazing.
Simone Biles

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