Skateboarding Quotes (Best Quotes for Skaters)

Check out our list of skateboarding quotes from the best skaters around. Get inspired to learn that new trick and shred the streets…

“Skateboarding has taught me two things – that symbolize a meaning of life. How to keep a balance and how to pick yourself up when you’ve fallen.”  

Nikki Rowe

“Nothing is too gnarly.” 

Danny Way

“Skateboarders are the surfers of urban landscapes, with the shimmer of the sea replaced by pieces of metal or glass on the floor.”

Alain Bremond-Torrent

“Since she started skateboarding, it has been her departure from the ordinary. It makes her feel strong even though most other times she’s seen as quiet and shy.”  

Sierra Prescott, Shredders: Girls Who Skate

“Skateboarding is a meditation”  

Rodney Mullen

“All skateboarding is putting ideas into action”  

Marc Johnson

“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  

“Skateboarding teaches you how to take a fall properly”

Bam Margera  

“Skateboarding is a lifestyle. If I weren’t a professional skateboarder, I’d be skating every day” 

Ryan Sheckler

“The beauty of skating is that everybody has a unique set of variables that they can put in place and express their individual identity in the form of – call it – greatness.”  

Rodney Mullen

“Skateboarding teaches kids a lot about self-discipline.” 

Tony Hawk

“Skateboarding doesn’t make you a skateboarder. Not being able to stop skateboarding makes you a skateboarder.” 

Lance Mountain

“The hardest thing about skateboarding is consistency: The slightest flick of your foot or gust of wind can send your board flying, so it’s really anybody’s game out there.”  

Shaun White

“You did not quit skateboarding because you got old. You got old because you quit skateboarding.”  

Jay Adams

“There’s definitely a lot of people out there in the industry who feel that skateboarding shouldn’t be a competitive sport. Or be a sport in general at all. Those are the people who want to keep skateboarding at the core side of things. But me personally, I love seeing the sport of skateboarding grow in general. It’s just going to naturally happen.”  

Nyjah Huston

“Usually, the thing that signifies that I’m done with the winter is that I start skateboarding.”

Shaun White  

“I mean, really, skateboarding is just going out and having fun with your friends and filming cool tricks and challenging yourself and just really just having a good time. That’s what skateboarding really is.”

Nyjah Huston  

“I fell in love with skateboarding because it was individual; there were no teams or captains, there was nothing to perfect or style to be measured.”  

Rodney Mullen

“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’ll tell you one of the great activities is skateboarding.  To learn to do a skateboard trick, how many times do you gotta get something wrong til you get it right? …And you hurt yourself, and you learn to do that trick, now you got a life lesson.  Every time I see those skateboard kids, I think ‘those kids’ll be alright.’”  

Jerry Seinfeld (talking to Chris Rock)

“It’s a strange phenomenon how this piece of wood, wheels and a turning system has made so many people so happy.”  

Chris Cole

“I won’t quit skating until I am physically unable.”  

Tony Hawk

“I think that skateboarding can absolutely help make peace… I know skateboarding can bring people together. You can travel anywhere, and if someone’s skateboarding, they like you regardless of where you’re from or what you do. You skateboard, and that’s it.”  

Jamie Thomas

“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

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