Rationality is not one of this industry's attributes.
So as an amateur Olympic competitor I loved criticism, because it made me better. But now as a professional I don't really know how to channel it or where to take it, so I don't take it quite as well.
The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded.
I had a ninth grade teacher who told me I was much smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be.
Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.
Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.
Fame is a very confusing thing, because you are recognized by a lot of people that you've never seen before, and they're at a great advantage.