Inspirational Quotes from Greg Louganis

I guess you can tease me about being a drama queen, because that did heighten the drama.

Greg Louganis

The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn’t.

Greg Louganis

Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love. With Dad, I’d always felt there was something to live up to – expectations. But in the last year, we had a wonderful relationship.

Greg Louganis

I just did not discuss my personal life, my sexuality with the media. That was my policy.

Greg Louganis

I’ve learned at the book signings that everyone has obstacles.

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In sports, people reach their peak very early. You have to move on. I don’t know if I will ever surpass what I did at the Olympics, but I’m still doing the work I always wanted to do.

Greg Louganis

One of my dogs is in the movie Beethoven’s 2nd.

Greg Louganis

People wait in line to see me, saying there’s plenty of living to be done even if you have an HIV diagnosis. People say they are 10- or 15-year survivors and still moving forward.

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People who were close to me – family and friends – they knew about my sexuality.

Greg Louganis

Well, unless you’re Wayne Gretzky or Michael Jordan, you need the full support of your team.

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When you’re a kid growing up, and you think you’re gay, you know that you’re different; you’re often teased and it can really destroy your self-esteem. But sports can be great for building self-esteem.

Greg Louganis