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By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hawk

I think that there's a sense of self-reliance that exists in skateboarding that kids can take to their daily lives. I think there's also a sense of creativity and community-based goals - in skating, even though it is an individual pursuit, a lot of things that you learn are things that you borrow and expand from other people's ideas. I call skating a combined evolution - it's individual, it's artistic, but at the time, there is a communal push to keep doing your thing. And a sense of camaraderie in that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hawk

I think skateboarding is hugely challenging - it teaches you self-confidence, it teaches you self-motivation, and it can be something that helps you throughout your life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

In ramp skating, theres this guy Alex Perelson whos really coming into his own and doing some amazing new stuff we havent seen before. Just different types of spin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

Being different is awesome! All of those who are different are more interesting than those who are clamoring for acceptance because they follow the path.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

I believe that people should take pride in what they do, even if it is scorned or misunderstood by the public at large.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hawk

I wanted to promote skateboarding as much as possible through different media.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

If you look at the success of snowboarding in the Winter Games and how that's brought a more youthful edge to the Olympics in general, they don't have that with the Summer Games. They don't have anything that's drawing in a younger viewership. To be honest, I think they need skateboarding more than we need them. Skateboarding's popularity is solidified for the most part in a lot of countries.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hawk

Most snarky critics had their minds set before ever seeing/playing the game. I'm proud of what we created; it's innovative, responsive & fun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

For those that say I endanger my child: it's more likely that you will fall while walking on the sidewalk than I will while skating with my daughter.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hawk

My definition of success is doing what you love. I feel many people do things because they feel they have to, and are hesitant to risk following their passion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Hawk

When your daughter asks you to be a fairy for her 5th birthday party... you better be a damned fairy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hawk

Snowboarding is a spawn of skating, and skating is my passion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Hawk

You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

All I care about is that people remember me as a good skater, as someone who was innovative.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

I love snowboarding, but I would never want to do it competitively or at a professional level. Snowboarding is a spawn of skating, and skating is my passion.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hawk

I think that the board is a lot more intuitive than people assume. You get on it and all you have to do is put one foot on the tail and one foot on the nose and rock it up and down and that will get you into the tricks or wheelies or manuals. It's not about the balance so much as it is about the timing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hawk

I think skateboarding is better now in terms of the amount of facilities and the amount of support young skaters have - including encouragement from their parents. There was definitely an element to it when I was younger that was exclusive and kind of rebellious because most parents didn't want their kids skating. They thought it was a bad influence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. 'Action sport' would be the least offensive categorization.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Hawk

There were so many things associated with it in terms of music and fashion, and a different way of thinking that, for me, skateboarding represented so much of what I wanted to do with my life at an early age.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

I'm proud that I was able to use my recognition to, maybe, raise the awareness of skateboarding and help grow it, and to help fund public skateparks. That's the legacy, just trying to grow the entire sport.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

I love the fact that there is now a skate park in almost every city, but it will always have a rebellious/underground edge to it because it is based on individuality.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hawk

The best advice I can give is to believe in yourself and to create new challenges no matter how far you get. Even if you think you earned it all or if you're considered the best in the world, keep challenging yourself because you're only as good as your last trick in the public's eye. But only do it because you love it. Don't do it because you think it's your ticket to fame or fortune. If that's the motivation and you reach any of those goals, you're not going to keep that passion.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hawk

I won't quit skating until I am physically unable.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Hawk

The irony about selling out is that they only call you a sell-out when your stuff finally sells - I've had products bearing my name since I was 14, but nobody was buying them then.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hawk

Most of my friends are skaters or were skaters at one time, so they obviously relate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

Big decisions in my life have always come easy and are made without hesitation. It is easier for me to make a life-changing decision than to decide what to get for dessert.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hawk

Skateistan's not just about skating. It’s giving people life skills and hope for the future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

I feel like skateboarding is as much of a sport as a lifestyle, and an art form, so there's so much that that transcends in terms of music, fashion, and entertainment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

I started skateboarding at around age 10, and enjoyed the artistic aspect of it as much as the sporting aspect, so for me it was more of an art form and a lifestyle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

I played team sports, but I never felt like I fitted in that well, so this allowed me to be part of a community but to do it in my own way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Hawk

I never imagined getting to do what I love for a living and having so many people appreciate it. There was only one other skater in my high school and we were the lowest form of cool. Our classmates couldn't figure out why we liked such a loser sport, or why we hadn't grown out of it yet.