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Tony Hawk quotes on skateboarding, interesting, pride, people, sports, fashion, art, motivation, etc.

25 Interesting Quotes By Tony Hawk

Famous As: Skateboarder

Born On: May 12, 1968

Born In: Carlsbad

Tony Hawk is a professional skateboarder who touched the height of skateboarding at the age of 16. He is considered to be the most famous skateboarder in the history of the sport. He has won numerous gold medals at the ‘X Games.’ Overall, he has won more than 70 skateboarding contests .He also owns a skateboard company, ‘Birdhouse.’ He is also known for creating an extreme sport ‘Boom Boom HuckJam.’ As an actor, he has appeared in many films and TV shows, such as ‘Thrashin’(1986), ‘What I  Like About You’ (2002), ‘Lords of Dogtown’ (2005), ‘Parental Guidance’ (2012), and ‘The Burger Show’ (2019). His foundation, ‘Tony Hawk Foundation,’ is also involved in philanthropic work. We have curated some of Tony Hawk’s quotes on skateboarding, interesting, pride, people, sports, fashion, art, motivation, etc.

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

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.

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.

Tony Hawk

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

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.

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.

Tony Hawk

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

Tony Hawk

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tony Hawk

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tony Hawk

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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