The Greatest Skateboarding Quotes of All Time

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Whether you're hitting the streets or the skatepark, you know there's something about the sport that goes beyond just tricks and flips. It's a lifestyle, an attitude, and a culture all its own. And that's exactly what these legendary quotes capture.

Here are some of the most iconic skateboarding quotes ever said. Get ready for an epic ride down memory lane.


"Skateboarding is not a crime."

- Unknown

This quote is a reminder of the times when skateboarding was seen as a rebellious act. Skaters were often misunderstood, and this phrase became a battle cry, reminding the world that skating is a form of self-expression and not a criminal activity.

"The key to immortality is first living
a life worth remembering."

- Tony Hawk

As one of the most iconic skateboarders in history, Tony Hawk knows a thing or two about living a memorable life. He's not just talking about the tricks and stunts but about embracing the thrill and passion of skateboarding to its fullest.

"Skateboarding teaches you how to take a fall properly. If you try to kickflip down some stairs, it might take you thirty tries - and you just learn how to take a tumble out of it without getting hurt." 

- Bam Margera

Bam Margera, known for his wild stunts and love for skateboarding, reminds us that falling is an essential part of the game. It's not about avoiding it but learning how to get up and try again.

"You might be a skateboarder if you've ever considered leaving your skateboard your will." 

- Unknown

We've all been there, right? That unbreakable bond between you and your deck - it's like a marriage made in skate heaven. This quote perfectly sums up the deep connection we share with our boards.

"Skateboarding doesn't make you a skateboarder. Not being able to stop skateboarding makes you a skateboarder." 

- Lance Mountain

Skateboarding isn't just a hobby; it's a way of life. Once you're in, there's no turning back. You're in it for the long haul.

"Skateboarding is an art, no sport. Skateboarding is a lifestyle."

- Don Nguyen

Don Nguyen couldn't have said it better. Skateboarding is a form of artistic expression, and the way you ride is your unique signature. It's not just about the tricks; it's about the journey and the lifestyle it brings.

"Skateboarding is training, but I don't think of it as training. It's fun."

- Shaun White

The Flying Tomato, Shaun White, knows the deal. Skating might be physically demanding, but it's so much fun that it doesn't feel like training at all. It's a workout for both body and soul.

"Skateboarding is a way to let your body control the mind, to be able to test one's physical skills."

- Rodney Mullen

Rodney Mullen, the king of technical street skateboarding, sums up the mental and physical aspect of skateboarding beautifully. It's a dance of mind and body, where you challenge your limits with every push and flip.

"Skateboarding is not a team sport, and you don't need anybody else to do it."

- Tony Alva

Skateboarding is a solitary endeavor, but it's also a community. Tony Alva's quote reminds us that, at its core, it's a sport where you're the captain of your own ship, but you'll never be alone.

"Life is a lot like skateboarding." 

- Lil Wayne

The legendary rapper Lil Wayne brings skateboarding into the grand scheme of life itself. Just like skating, life is full of ups, downs, and the thrill of the ride. And no matter what, you keep pushing forward.

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