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13 Moving Tom Daley Quotes You’ll Want To Stick On Your Wall

Wise words from an Olympic gold medallist and expert knitter.

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“I feel incredibly proud to say that I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion. When I was younger I didn’t think I’d ever achieve anything because of who I was. To be an Olympic champion now just shows that you can achieve anything.”

To The Guardian

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Meeting Lance and then coming out in 2013 changed everything. It allowed me to stop worrying, stop being scared and to just be me.

To BBC

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“If I'm in a bad mood or just need a bit of cheering up, food makes me happy.”

To The Belfast Telegraph

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I don't think it should be news.

On coming out (to Attitude magazine)

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Every time I dive I feel an adrenaline rush like I did that first time. Until my body fails on me, I will keep going.

To Evening Standard

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I feel extremely lucky to compete openly as who I am, not worry about ramifications. But for lots of people living in [Commonwealth] countries it is not the case.

To BBC News

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I think if this pandemic has taught us anything it's that you have to be ready for change and adjust and learn to control the controllable and not the uncontrollable.

To The Belfast Telegraph

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I think that going [to the Middle East and Russia], in a married relationship, and being able to compete, and climb on to a podium as a gay man speaks louder than boycotting. I think it shows we’re real. Visible. I think it’s powerful.

To The Guardian

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Sexuality didn’t come into it when I was bullied, but for so many years being LGBTQ was one of the biggest things you would be bullied for at school. Hopefully, as time goes on, it will be a completely accepted thing that people won’t have to think about.

To Evening Standard

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My message to kids who feel different? That perspective you have will be what enables you to be a warrior in the future. It’ll give you resilience.

To The Guardian

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This is Tokyo. I will stand at the end of the board and be present. I’ll breathe. I’ll see my son and my husband in the audience. And that’ll be enough.

To The Guardian

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No matter who you are, where you come from, you can you can be the best in the world.

To the BBC

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I don't half half-arse anything. I full-arse everything. So I have to do everything the best I can.

To ABC

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