We are each of us angels with only one wing and we can only fly by embracing one another.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.
You can easily die racing to cover a bank robbery as you can in a war zone.
I did not become successful in my work through embracing or engaging in celebrity culture. I never signed away my privacy in exchange for success.
I've had a lot of success over the years racing in New York but the main point is that I feel the marathon is a different event a lot more my event.
I feel like it's always about embracing what it is that you think is wrong with you. It's often times your greatest 'flaw' which actually forays into what is also your greatest strength.
Growing up in Huntington Beach you were either a traditional sports athlete a skateboarder or a surfer. I got my first skateboard when I was five and skated off and on over the years did a little BMX racing as a kid and then in my freshman or sophomore year I started getting a little bit more into skateboarding.
For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It's not like we're denying them hospital care.
It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters boxing and horse racing have both been on the decline. In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero.
All of my free time is made up of motor sports endeavors be them motorcycles or off-road racing or track days. I just love anything with an engine. That is one of my main loves. Obviously my other well-known love is Kristen Bell.
I don't put anything in front of taking ski racing and sports seriously.
The bottom line is what we do might not be the safest so there is always some risk but we are ready to take that into account because we love racing and we love motor sports and it is dangerous.
You don't suffer kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing.
Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
The secret to a long-lasting relationship is perpetually imagining the worst. It's a world view tracing back to my Eastern European ancestry and one I draw upon regularly.
We don't do things we aren't good at by nature. I wouldn't play basketball because I'm only 5' 1". Find what you enjoy - whether it's racing, flying a helicopter, being a doctor, or stitching clothes together. Once you've done that, you have the passion you need.
Gay marriage has jumped out of the closet on to the front page. Everyone from the president of the U.S. to retired four-star general Colin Powell is embracing the issue now supported by most Americans. Still a few people like former First Lady Laura Bush appear to be conflicted.
Football management is such a pressurised thing - horseracing is a release. I'm also learning to play the piano - I'm quite determined - it's another release from the pressure of my job.
Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge.
There are so many things to talk about between black people Hispanic people white people gay people men women it's all based on fear. We all have fears this thing that stops us from embracing as we are one. We are never going to be one. People are messed up but humor lets us see how ignorant we can be.
I remember when I was a kid watching my mother jam herself into her girdle - a piece of equipment so rigid it could stand up on its own - and I remember her coming home from fancy parties and racing upstairs to extricate herself from its cruel iron grip.
I think there's a lot of deep-rooted history in England with racing. Lots of Formula One teams are based there. Formula One is obviously a huge sport over in England and Europe.
In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends.
Fitness will be a major factor in the first race and I think that will play into the hands of drivers who have been racing recently rather than people like me who haven't raced properly for a decade. I'am not one of the favourites to start with.