73 Gabby Douglas Quotes from the American Gymnast

Gabby Douglas is a retired artistic gymnast from the United States.

Born December 31, 1995, in Virginia Beach, Gabby Douglas started gymnastics at six and later trained with famous coach Liang Chow in Iowa.

In the 2012 Olympics, Douglas made history by being the first American to win gold in both team and individual all-around events and the first African American all-around champion.

Nicknamed “the Flying Squirrel,” she was known for her exceptional uneven bars performances.

Gabby Douglas

After a two-year break post-2012 Olympics, Douglas returned, securing gold with her team in the 2015 World Championships and the 2016 Rio Olympics, although she didn’t win individual medals.

Let’s go through some of the top quotes by Gabby Douglas.

Best Gabby Douglas Quotes


If we set our minds, we can achieve anything. ~ Gabby Douglas.


Believe, don’t fear, believe. – Gabby Douglas.


Hard days are the best because that’s when champions are made. – Gabby Douglas.


I’m a very good bowler, which I discovered a few months ago. – Gabby Douglas.


I used to have this lucky rock and I used to always have to rub it three times before I competed. – Gabby Douglas.


No one is going to feel sorry for you, so you have to go out there and be fierce. – Gabby Douglas.

It’s kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me. – Gabby Douglas.


A healthy outside starts from inside. – Gabby Douglas.

Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear. – Gabby Douglas. quotes


I learned from my mom to always keep pushing yourself. – Gabby Douglas.

Sacrifices are not in vain. At the end, everything will pay off. – Gabby Douglas.

Serena Williams [inspires me]. The first time I met her, she was like, We should hang out and go to dinner, and I’m like, Uh, yeah! If you insist. – Gabby Douglas.


Don’t be shy. Go for it and ask your crush out. – Gabby Douglas.

Inspiring Gabby Douglas Quotes

My message is to never quit, never give up. When you have a little trouble here and there, just keep fighting. In the end, it will pay off. – Gabby Douglas.

My mom used to tell me when I was little, ‘When it rains, it’s God’s manifestation – a big day’s waiting to happen.’ – Gabby Douglas.

Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear. You’ve got to be confident when you’re competing. You’ve got to be a beast. – Gabby Douglas.


Never allow fear to overpower your passion. – Gabby Douglas.

Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me. – Gabby Douglas.

I have to leave heavy things behind so I can carry useful things forward. – Gabby Douglas.

For me going down in history being the first black American to win the gold, I think more colored people are going to start coming to the gymnastics world and say ‘okay, anything is possible. If Gabby did it, then I can do it too.’ – Gabby Douglas.

It’s definitely important to have your mom and family there to back you up and cheering from the stands. – Gabby Douglas.


I give myself a pep talk and visualize the routine. I tell myself: I can do this, let’s go! – Gabby Douglas.

I want to do all roles. The sky’s the limit. – Gabby Douglas.

I think I would go for a Michael Phelps kind of guy. – Gabby Douglas.

Your direction is more important than speed. – Gabby Douglas.

Top Gabby Douglas Quotes

Everyone was telling me you have this great potential and you can be on top. I didn’t believe that, but everyone was just telling me to believe in myself. I did and I’m kind of up on top and it’s amazing. – Gabby Douglas.

It is everything I thought it would be; being the Olympic champion, it definitely is an amazing feeling. And I give all the glory to God. It’s kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to him and the blessings fall down on me.


Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things He does for me. – Gabby Douglas.

It’s incredible how people come up to me and say ‘Gabby, you inspired me to do anything I can set my mind to’. It’s truly an honor. – Gabby Douglas.

I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair? I’m like ‘I just made history and people are focused on my hair?’ It can be bald or short, it doesn’t matter about my hair. Nothing is going to change. I’m going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it. – Gabby Douglas.

Gymnastics does take great focus and concentration. What I do is look to my coach. He keeps me focused. And I meditate to get myself confident before the competition floor. That helps keep me focused, too. – Gabby Douglas.

I wrote the book ‘Grace, Gold & Glory’ because I had to overcome many challenges and hardships. I wanted to share my story to let anyone facing hardships know that your dream is still possible. – Gabby Douglas.

I wear makeup pretty much every day. For training, I usually do a lighter base, a lighter blush and I used the mascara and a little bit of the lip gloss. – Gabby Douglas.

Famous Gabby Douglas Quotes

I love how everybody just brings a different personality to the mix and everyone’s different in their own way. There’s a lot of energy – that’s the vibe of Team USA. – Gabby Douglas.

You know, God has a plan for me, and I’m going to follow in his footsteps and just rejoice and be happy. – Gabby Douglas.


If you push through the hard days you can get through anything. – Gabby Douglas.

I wanted to finish on a stronger note. Fighting through that routine, you know what I was like, ‘I’m just fighting through.’ – Gabby Douglas.

I just spent my whole life training and focused on one thing, I really don’t even think about after the fact! It’s like, oh yeah, I have to do something after! – Gabby Douglas.

I love listening to Lil’ Wayne, Drake, and Eminem to get me fired up! – Gabby Douglas.

Gold medals are made out of sweat, blood and tears and effort in the gym every day. – Gabby Douglas.

Never give up and always keep fighting, because though times may be tough, the sacrifices do pay off, so just keep pushing towards your dream and just love it at the same time and enjoy it. – Gabby Douglas.

Never quit. Never give up. – Gabby Douglas.


Sometimes I like to watch videos of myself and see how confident I was. – Gabby Douglas.

The other girls [in team] have experience. They’ve been competing on a lot of international world-class stages. They knew what to expect and what to do and what not to do. Me and Aly [Raisman] just gave them advice on the media side. We said, it’s gonna be crazy. It’s the Olympics. But it’s gonna be fun! – Gabby Douglas.

Popular Gabby Douglas Quotes

Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams! – Gabby Douglas.

I kind of do think of myself as a superhero and just flying high, and doing these crazy flips. – Gabby Douglas.

The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does. – Gabby Douglas.

I’d tell any girl who continues to love gymnastics enough to want pursue a college scholarship to keep pushing yourself 100% in the gym every single day. – Gabby Douglas. quotes

I was supporting Aly [Raisman]. I will always will support them and respect them. I don’t want anyone to take it as jealous or I wanted attention. – Gabby Douglas.

Even if you have the talent, you still have to push yourself. I don’t think dreams magically appear, that’s why they’re called dreams. But if you do want to make that dream a reality, then you have to push yourself. It takes a lot of hard work, and if you don’t have the focus, then it’s going to be all the harder. If you have a big dream, it takes all of the above to achieve it: passion, the focus and the effort. – Gabby Douglas.

To win Olympic gold it takes a lot of hard work, a lot of passion and a lot of sacrifices. – Gabby Douglas.


You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous! – Gabby Douglas.

I like squirrels. They’re so adventurous. – Gabby Douglas.

Great Gabby Douglas Quotes

I had to face a lot coming through this journey, a lot of sacrifices, difficulties, challenges, and injuries. – Gabby Douglas.

I don’t need an alarm clock. My passion wakes me up. – Gabby Douglas.

I just want to continue with gymnastics because I’m still young and fresh. I think can get some more titles under my belt. – Gabby Douglas.

I like to hike and play with my dogs and spend time with my family. We go out to family dinners a lot. – Gabby Douglas.

I was just, you know, kind of getting racist jokes, kind of being isolated from the group. So it was definitely hard. I would come home at night and just cry my eyes out. – Gabby Douglas. quotes

I just want to inspire all those people who gave up and said ‘I quit,’ Never give up! – Gabby Douglas.

I’ve learned how to stay humble. I don’t want to get in over my head because when you do that it takes you off your game. – Gabby Douglas.

I don’t like to try strange foods. I like to explore different foods, but if you ask me to eat crocodiles or frogs… I’m like no. That’s where I draw the line. – Gabby Douglas.

Inspirational Gabby Douglas Quotes

I would love to be remembered as someone who inspired young girls never to give up on their dreams. – Gabby Douglas.

I wanted to tell my story and where I came from and my background because it was not easy. – Gabby Douglas.

My mom says I’m a fighter, a fierce competitor, and I think I am, too. – Gabby Douglas.

I have no regrets coming back for a second Olympic team [in 2016]. It’s been an amazing experience. It’s been teaching me a lot. – Gabby Douglas.

I accomplished something big and that’s a memory I will never forget. – Gabby Douglas.

Did I choose my hair texture? No. I’m grateful for having this hair on my head. – Gabby Douglas.


You want to picture yourself being on top and doing amazing gymnastics. – Gabby Douglas.

I blast Northern Sky, by the Capital Kings, on the way there, but at the gym, I totally zone out. – Gabby Douglas.

You need your mom and dad to protect you. It means they love you so much. It was awesome she was backing me up and defending me. – Gabby Douglas.

I’ve been on a tweeting mission. ~ Gabby Douglas.

The most important thing is to believe in yourself and know that you can do it. – Gabby Douglas.

So these were the 73 inspiring Gabby Douglas quotes and sayings on life and gymnastics.

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