Best Quotes from Chloe Kim

I think, every time I’m on the mountain, I’m just so thankful to be there.

Chloe Kim

The one thing I learned is to just give everything a shot. You don’t want to live in regret.

Chloe Kim

I feel like dreams are always a little tricky, you know? But if you just push through the struggles and the hard times, it’ll be so worth it in the end because you will be able to get to your dreams.

Chloe Kim

Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I didn’t work hard to get to where I am.

Chloe Kim

If I had a message to give my dad, it’d probably be, ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you.’ He’s helped me so much on this crazy journey. Giving up his job, being away from my mom, and being away from home for that much just because of me? It’s a lot. And I thank him for it.

Chloe Kim

To me, snowboarding is really an art form, and I think every athlete, every snowboarder has her own style, and that makes them stand out.

Chloe Kim

I feel like I have this unique opportunity to represent both Korea and the U.S.

Chloe Kim

I’m much more of a city girl. I like the mall. I like shopping.

Chloe Kim

I freak out when I see a spider. I was doing an interview once, and there was this really big, furry spider crawling up the tripod, and I was like, ‘I can’t do this!’

Chloe Kim

I think the cool thing about snowboarding is that everyone has their own style.

Chloe Kim

If you give me fro-yo without mangoes, you’re dead to me. If you say that Hawaiian pizza is gross, we’re done.

Chloe Kim

It’s such an honor to just represent the U.S. in the country where my parents immigrated from, and just this whole process has been amazing, and this journey has been so fun and full of so many memories that I will hold on to for the rest of my life.

Chloe Kim

I had some social anxiety when I was younger because I wasn’t surrounded by many people in my life.

Chloe Kim

I just grew up in the States, so I feel like I identify more with the American culture.

Chloe Kim

I don’t snowboard to win everything. I do it because I love it. I do it because I have fun, and everyone else can think whatever they want. For me, it’s all about fun, and I enjoy it so much.

Chloe Kim

I was very shy. It was kind of scary to meet new people.

Chloe Kim

I knew if I went home with the gold medal knowing that I could do better, I wasn’t going to be very satisfied.

Chloe Kim

I just say, ‘Never give up.’

Chloe Kim

I love Chipotle. And I’m not just saying that. Like, I genuinely am in love with Chipotle.

Chloe Kim

I’ve flown from Aspen and then to Switzerland the next day and then off again the day after. That’s the thing I love most about snowboarding, honestly – getting to travel and explore different places and meet people.

Chloe Kim

I just want to be that young girl from L.A. who snowboards and gets her nails done.

Chloe Kim

I can play guitar – but I can’t really. I wouldn’t say I’m talented at it. I just kind of watch videos on YouTube, and I follow the instructions… OK, yeah, my hidden talent: I’m good at following instructions!

Chloe Kim

Zendaya – she’s a boss – and Rihanna as well. I feel like those are two very powerful women.

Chloe Kim

I grew up in Southern California. If it’s snowing on a day I’m supposed to train, I’ll just stare out the window in all my gear and be like, ‘Hmmm, maybe not today.’ I hate being cold.

Chloe Kim

I don’t think I made many sacrifices myself, but my parents have.

Chloe Kim

Competing in my first Olympics in the country where my parents came from is pretty insane. I’m feeling nothing but excitement.

Chloe Kim

Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ is interesting, intriguing.

Chloe Kim

I’m so happy to have all this support from everyone around the world, and I’m forever thankful for all of them.

Chloe Kim

I think the goal is always to be both. I put more effort into the technical side of my riding, but style is very important nowadays.

Chloe Kim

I don’t get butterflies. I get a good feeling in my stomach before I compete. When I don’t, I get worried.

Chloe Kim

I hate it when I get grumpy. But I can only be high-energy for so long.

Chloe Kim

It would be meaningful if I can get a gold medal in my parents’ country.

Chloe Kim

People ask where I’m from, and I say ‘Los Angeles.’ Then they ask again. ‘Well, my parents are from Korea.’

Chloe Kim

I missed out on a few proms, homecomings, might miss my graduation. I wouldn’t want it any other way… it’s worth it.

Chloe Kim

I’m so used to America, used to the traffic in L.A., and I don’t really feel it click with the Korean culture. But obviously, I have a Korean face, and I feel like that’s just – you know, I can’t walk around people like I’m, like, straight-up American. It’s like, I’m Korean American. My parents are from Korea.

Chloe Kim

I’m, like, finishing up high school. I don’t know how you can learn anything from me because I’m still, like, a teenager. I don’t know what I’m doing with my life.

Chloe Kim

I got mail from a prison once.

Chloe Kim

I didn’t really like snowboarding in the beginning. Now, I just love it. I’m in love with it.

Chloe Kim

When I was younger, me and my dad worked really hard. We did it the hard way.

Chloe Kim

Snowboarding requires lower-body strength.

Chloe Kim

My dad has definitely sacrificed a lot for me, and I don’t know if I could do it if I was in his shoes. Leaving your life behind and chasing this dream because your kid is passionate about this sport.

Chloe Kim

If my hands get cold, I’ll go inside to warm them up and basically never come back out. I’m a little wimp.

Chloe Kim

The Olympics are just different. I’m not sure why; the pipe’s the same size, the board you’re riding is the same, you’re competing against pretty much the same people. But the Olympics is the Olympics, and I know it’s a really big deal.

Chloe Kim

For whatever reason, I’m pretty good with pressure. I kinda just flip it over and think of it as positive.

Chloe Kim

My father didn’t want to ski alone, so he took me up to the mountains in order to basically bribe my mom to come with him.

Chloe Kim

My dad would load me into the car under a pile of blankets in the middle of the night so I could sleep the whole way and be on the mountain when it opened.

Chloe Kim

Snowboarding is a huge part of my life, but I also feel like it’s important to have a plan B or a back-up plan for after my career because I can’t snowboard for my whole life competitively.

Chloe Kim

I want to go to college.

Chloe Kim

I don’t feel that much fear.

Chloe Kim

I always try to see it in positive way, like, you know what, the people that are expecting so much about of me know I can do it and believe in me. So I just kind of think about it like that. And it makes me feel a little better.

Chloe Kim

I feel like I can represent both countries, in a way, because I have a Korea face, but I was born and raised in the States.

Chloe Kim

I was really excited to land my first 1080. But I was surprised that it came a lot easier than I thought it would.

Chloe Kim

I genuinely only want to work with people that I agree with on certain things. There were many sponsors I didn’t want to work with because I didn’t agree with their messages that they wanted to use me to convey.

Chloe Kim

I love working with sponsors.

Chloe Kim

Watching my family work so hard has been so inspirational, and I think I really got their work ethic.

Chloe Kim

I don’t remember the exact moment I fell in love with snowboarding; it wasn’t something cheesy like, ‘Oh the wind was blowing through my hair and I just knew this sport was for me… ‘ I was good at it, and it’s exhilarating!

Chloe Kim

It’s super cool – I have this link to Korea, and with the Olympics, I have this opportunity to represent the U.S., Korea, and my family.

Chloe Kim

I didn’t get a normal school life, and my sisters have told me so many fun stories about college, so I’m just so excited.

Chloe Kim

I don’t like doing the same runs. I like to mix it up a lot.

Chloe Kim

When I first started snowboarding, my dad pretty much dragged me into it. I wasn’t old enough to be like, ‘Oh, I wanna snowboard!’ you know?

Chloe Kim

I’ll be really tough on myself. Someone will be like, ‘Oh that’s really cool’ and I’ll be like, ‘Yeah, but there’s this one flaw.’

Chloe Kim

I always want to do the best I can.

Chloe Kim

I’m always working hard.

Chloe Kim

I’m a dragon.

Chloe Kim

I think, you know, if you’re young – even if you’re old, it doesn’t matter how old you are – but if you find something that you really want to try, just give it a try.

Chloe Kim

I try not to feel pressure, because I feel like it kind of throws you off. I always try to focus on myself. But it does kind of creep into the back of my mind.

Chloe Kim

I knock on my board to unjinx myself.

Chloe Kim

I definitely, when I was younger, struggled a little to understand my identity and who I wanted to be.

Chloe Kim

Four is actually my lucky number.

Chloe Kim

It’s not like I was just dropped onto a snowboard and I was able to go 15 feet into the air. There was a lot of hard work that came with it. That’s something that people don’t really notice sometimes and the amount of sacrifice my family made.

Chloe Kim

My dad is a very determined person.

Chloe Kim

It’s a pretty crazy adrenaline rush because I feel like every run is different. You can never really expect anything. It’s like a new adventure every time you drop into the pipe.

Chloe Kim

It’s hard to describe my style. People will tell me that I’m really flowy.

Chloe Kim

I think my riding has hopefully gotten a lot better, but I’m always trying to push myself.

Chloe Kim

To me, the Olympics are very important, obviously, but it’s not something that I’m gonna change everything for.

Chloe Kim

I think I’ve started to have a lot more fun around snowboarding, even going out of the halfpipe and going to hit some jumps or getting some ‘pow.’ That definitely made it a lot more fun to me, just adding that much positivity into snowboarding.

Chloe Kim

I was, like, talking to these kids, and I look up, and there was, like, 25 cameras around me. And I ran. I ran away. I, like, straight up ran away, and I was so scared, and then, like, it happened, and after I was done, it kinda sunk in.

Chloe Kim

I did my first contest, and I got third, and my dad was, like, ‘Wow, she has potential.’ And I went back when I was 7, and I won. And my dad’s like, ‘All right,’ and then he dropped everything.

Chloe Kim