109 Best Lindsey Vonn Quotes on Hard Work and Perseverance

Lindsey Vonn, the American skiing legend, has an unparalleled career marked by relentless hard work and perseverance.

From her early skiing days at the age of three in Minnesota to her Olympic downhill gold at Vancouver 2010, she constantly pushed the boundaries.

Despite suffering multiple injuries, she managed to win an unmatched 82 World Cup victories, a record 18 victories on the Lake Louise course, 20 crystal globes and 43 downhill victories.


Vonn’s career reached its pinnacle in 2010, when she won the USA’s first ever women’s downhill Olympic champion title.

She retired in February 2019, earning bronze in her final event at her eighth World Championship in Åre, Sweden.

Vonn remains an active part of the Olympic Movement, serving as an ambassador to inspire upcoming athletes.

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She is a true testament to the power of resilience and the pursuit of excellence.

I have made a list of the inspiring quotes by Lindsey Vonn.

Best Lindsey Vonn Quotes


I don’t know where I’m supposed to meet a boyfriend. It’s weird. ~ Lindsey Vonn.


If you work hard, it will pay off in the end. ~ Lindsey Vonn.


If you work so hard to reach your goal but you lose your pole in the very last run, that’s hard to take. ~ Lindsey Vonn.


I don’t really believe that you need to be married to someone to be their life partner. ~ Lindsey Vonn.


I’m proud to be part of any Olympic team. ~ Lindsey Vonn.


It’s so important for kids to get involved with sports in general at a young age. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

You have to be a little crazy to be a downhill skier. ~ Lindsey Vonn.


Athletics at the highest level is a sport within a sport. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Making ski racing fun and engaging for kids and families is an exciting opportunity and a real passion of mine. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

If you go around being afraid, you’re never going to enjoy life. You have only one chance, so you’ve got to have fun. ~ Lindsey Vonn.


I’m not trying to get five medals. I’m not trying to be Michael Phelps. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I feel like winning a world championship was a hurdle I had to get over. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

You can get a big gust of wind, and your Olympics are over. ~ Lindsey Vonn.


Everything about my life seemed so perfect to people. But I struggle like everyone else. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Facebook and Twitter have changed how people follow ski racing. In past Olympics, you couldn’t stay in touch with the fan base that followed you during the Olympics. They thought they had to wait four years to reconnect. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Divorce doesn’t fit my cookie-cutter image. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Motivational Lindsey Vonn Quotes

Records are the only thing that remain of an athlete, the only thing that people will remember. If I want to ensure that people don’t forget me, I can only stop once I’ve set the bar as high as possible for anyone coming after me. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I’d like to keep my personal life private. In reality, I know that’s not possible. In the present, I’m trying to pretend it’s possible. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

It’s hard to give tips to skiers if I don’t know how they ski, but I think the most important thing in skiing is you have to be having fun. If you’re having fun, then everything else will come easy to you. ~ Lindsey Vonn.


There are times when one certain snow condition is great for one particular brand of skis. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

People get nervous driving around corners, thinking they’re going to tip over. But you can go soooo much faster through the curves than you realize. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

It’s difficult to be at events with a room full of women who weigh half as much as you do. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

My mom is positive and optimistic. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

My favorite ski run in the U.S. is International on the front face of Vail Mountain. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

There is a dessert dish in Austria called Kaiserschmarrn – it’s kind of like a sweet raisin pancake with eggs and sugar. It’s definitely not something I can eat often, but if I’ve done well at a race, sometimes that’s my celebration treat! ~ Lindsey Vonn.


Since childhood, sports has been one of the most important influences in my life. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

The thing is I have no ACL. So unless I get surgery, there’s nothing really magical that I can do that’s going to make it better. I just can get my leg stronger, my muscle stronger and try and support it a little more. But that has a small impact. My knee is loose, and it’s not stable, and that’s the way it’s going to be from here on out. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Top Lindsey Vonn Quotes

My crazy training-and-competition schedule leaves very little time to focus on my hair. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I try to eat on the healthier side, but baked goods are hard to resist. I just love sweet things. ~ Lindsey Vonn.


I hate being helpless, and I hate having to ask people to do things for me. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

A part of me is missing when I can’t ski, but I’ve learned there’s more to define me and make me happy, like stand-up paddling and Jet Skiing – things I’d never done before. Or being with people I love and just enjoying life. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I’ve never once heard my mom complain about her stroke. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I have a race routine. I have a team of people helping me. I have winning habits. I believe in myself. I have balance in my life. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

The Olympics were the most pressure I’ve ever felt. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Medals are decided by hundredths of a second, so I need assurance that my vision is perfect every time I compete, no matter what the conditions. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I won’t lie – I picked up the occasional gossip magazine in the past because I thought that maybe 5 to 10 percent of it was true. Now I think it’s zero percent. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Everyone knows marriage is tough. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I’ve always loved working, doing interviews with the guys on the ‘Today’ show; everyone’s really easygoing, and I always feel comfortable on the show. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I wish it didn’t take soooooo much to get physically to where I need to be. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Especially when I’m in the gym, I get really motivated by hip-hop. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I feel like, with ski racing, you need to have a short memory. You crash all the time, and sometimes it’s a really bad one, but sometimes it’s not so bad. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Famous Lindsey Vonn Quotes

I can’t picture myself being the people I always looked up to. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I love skiing fast. You’re going 80 to 85 m.p.h. down an icy slope, and I love it. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Tiger Woods makes me a better athlete. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I use men’s skis because, honestly, they work better for me. They’re longer, they’re stiffer, they’re harder to turn – but at the same time, they’re much more stable. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I always ate healthy, but it wasn’t scientific. Now it’s a high-protein diet and no carbohydrates. I have more consistent energy, and I don’t get tired after a meal. It does take a very detailed meal plan. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to the idea that strangers know who I am. I don’t know if I want to. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

You are only limited to what you push yourself to, you know? You can always get better. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I don’t want to leave skiing early. I want to feel like I’ve done everything I can do. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Golf is all about patience – one tournament is four days long, 18 holes a day. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Vail Resorts School of Shred program is a great way to help encourage kids to stay active by getting them outside and on the mountain. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

When you fall down, just get up again. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I’m not trying to race the whole men’s tour; I just want to race one time. If you know me, which most people on the World Cup do, they know that this is a legitimate goal of mine and not a publicity stunt. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I’m not an idiot; I try not to look, but I see what people say about me on Facebook. I see other things written. But I don’t care. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Inspirational Lindsey Vonn Quotes

I’m not a crier. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I wouldn’t change being married. It was good for me, and I was happy for a period of time, and I learned a lot about myself. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I’m never tired of winning, and I’m never tired of skiing. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

My childhood dream was to win the Olympics, and I’ve done that. Everything else is icing on the cake. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

An overall title is one of the biggest things you can win in our sport. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I really like figure skating. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I have a little Nintendo DS, and I play these brain games that are supposed to stimulate your mind. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

When you’re young, you develop ways to win, and you think they will always work, but then you get to the top, competing against the other top athletes, and sometimes things don’t work. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Ski racing is not about how much you weigh. If weight was the key, everybody would be sucking down food. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I can be normal by myself; no one notices me. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Being on one crutch to no crutches is a huge difference. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Follow your dreams. If you have a goal, and you want to achieve it, then work hard and do everything you can to get there, and one day it will come true. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I snack on fruit and nuts. In the middle of my long workouts, I’ll have a protein shake. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Nothing really compares to the original ‘Law & Order.’ ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I did gymnastics when I was a kid. I wasn’t very good at it. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Inspiring Lindsey Vonn Quotes

For someone to say I am overweight is completely ridiculous. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I’ve always heard that heli-skiing in Alaska is amazing. I would love to be able to do that at some point in my life. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

In the end, it’s a mental maturity to let your best come out. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

When I first moved to Vail, it was like I was a little celebrity. You know, everyone knew my accomplishments. I was a young, fast teenager and making waves in the ski world. And it was really cool. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I remember when I met Picabo Street, you know, how in awe I was of her and how much she inspired me, and I really hope to be that for young kids. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Life’s short, you know? Especially as an athlete. Your career is very short, and you use the opportunities that you have because you’re not going to have them again. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Ninety percent of the day is working out. Sometimes i get my nails done and go to the grocery store. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

In the winter, I’m always in Europe. July and September are New Zealand and Chile camps. I’m always on the road. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

My mom is really tough. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I want to show America who I am and inspire young kids. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I enjoy just showing people other sides of me, especially everyone always sees me in my helmet and ski suit. It’s nice to just show everyone me, just me in my everyday clothes or just me in high heels or just me not in my ski gear, basically. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

It’s sexy and beautiful to be strong. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

The Olympics are what I work for. They’re why I spend so much time in the gym. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I get up early, but it doesn’t mean I like getting up early. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Even growing up, I was always the helper-outer, the sous-chef to my parents. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

When you fall, get right back up. Just keep going, keep pushing it. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

My mother-in-law’s from Norway, and she’s always liked old-school remedies. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I never thought my face would be on the cover of a Red Bull Six Pack. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

It’s amazing. Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Just in general, staying healthy and active is important. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Setbacks motivate me. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I always channeled what I felt emotionally into skiing – my insecurities, my anger, my disappointment. Skiing was always my outlet, and it worked. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Vail’s a very important place for me. Everyone kind of took me in and accepted me in that town, and they still have to this day. I wouldn’t be a downhill skier if I hadn’t been there. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I find folding laundry very relaxing. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Great Lindsey Vonn Quotes

It seems kind of silly, but it’s really nice to chill in the kitchen with a friend and bake. It relaxes me, and mixing is probably my favorite part. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

When you fall, get right back up. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I take risks – that’s my life on the slopes and off. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I have three cows, and I’m looking forward to more in the future, so I’ll have a little herd. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I went from being married to living on my own in L.A., to having a new boyfriend and just being totally self-sufficient and super independent. It’s awesome. I love it! ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Olay BB Cream is a lifesaver, and I wear it every day while I train and compete. Twenty-four-hour hydration and sheer color helps me look flawless even when faced with that unforgiving Jumbotron! ~ Lindsey Vonn.

When my parents were getting divorced, I just said to myself, ‘Go to sleep, and tomorrow you can go skiing.’ I cried myself to sleep, and in the morning I was up on the mountain, and I was good. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I want to be known for my athletic achievements, not my celebrity. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I’ve been to a lot of photo shoots, and I see these girls that are just really thin. They’re not healthy. They don’t work out. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I love the cowbell. I think it’s awesome. My family got the cowbell app on their iPhones. It’s a classic part of ski racing. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Mascara is my go-to product before stepping out of the house. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Everyone saw me on TV or read articles, and it was all about my great marriage, the white picket fence, all this success and my perfect life. But behind the scenes, it was a struggle. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

When I get on the World Cup tour, I’m kind of disconnected from the world. I just kind of get wrapped up in my world and wrapped up in trying to ski fast every day, and I forget about everything else. ~ Lindsey Vonn.


The history of skiing is important to me. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I ski very aggressively, and the angles that I create with my body are similar to some of the male racers. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

Skiing takes so much out of me, and when I start a family, I want to do it 100%. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

I want to keep pushing the limits to see what’s possible. That’s the nice thing about ski racing – no one is stopping you from going faster. ~ Lindsey Vonn.

So these were the 109 top Lindsey Vonn quotes and sayings about love, life, skiing, perseverance and hard work.

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