"Dude, this is skateboarding. It ain't no sport."
"Making skateboarding about nationalism is shit"
— The Skate Nerd on why putting skating in the Olympics sucks
"Skateboarders aren't cool man! They were never supposed to be the cool kids, it's not 'Diamond Life'!"
— Jeff Grosso, Loveletters
"The thing that attracts the weirdos about it, is that it takes so much...time, to get good at it, that you gotta be kind of a psycho to invest all that time."
— Kevin "Spanky" Long on skateboarding
"It's the most comfortable and the most uncomfortable...it's everything I've ever wanted. It's absolute...beauty. It's amazing, and it's really hard."
— Jason Jessee on skateboarding
"There's different kinds of skating...and there's different kinds of fuckin' art. If someone doesn't like your stee of like skating, fuck it. i could do it and I'm having fun. And same thing with my artwork, everyone used to diss my shit. 'That shit's wack, blah blah blah'. And if I ever paid attention to that shit, I wouldn't be here, yaknawhatimean? But it's like, with that skate mentality, you're like 'I don't give a fuck, I'm fuckin' killin' it, I'm having fun'. Fuck you, I'mma do what I do." "
— Nasty Neck Nigga on art & skating & their magical mystical connectivity
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