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"He treats her like porcelain. And I told him like porcelain, if you drop it will be hurt and broken into pieces."
-Tamara Moskvina



"He can get very angry and frustrated, he gets nervous with his jumps. And Elena is a stone wall, mentally. They have got this far this quickly because of teamwork. He takes care of her, he loves her. I teach them to take care of each other, how to do their jumps, how to talk to the media."
-Tamara Moskvina



"I thought only about the person, not the skater. She was laying in bed, motionless, speechless, thin like a chicken."
-Tamara Moskvina, on Elena's accident



"I was afraid for a couple of days. Not anymore. I have taken care of that. Now I just skate and I always feel fine."
-Elena, on returning to the ice



"Mostly I had to be like a psychologist. Sometimes I think it was harder on me. I knew that if I went down with her, it would be a big problem. I can't say why or how exactly, but maybe she helped me, too."
-Anton, on helping Elena regain her confidence



"They remind me of Rodnina and Zaitsev, who won Olympic gold in 1980. I never thought I'd see a pair skate as fast as they did, but these two do."
-Peter Carruthers



"I think sometimes she doesn't even remember the accident."
-Anton



"We don't think about 'place.' We must skate and the judges must give the marks. We must skate and earn [a place] first."
-Anton



"We will get more and more good."
-Elena



"I don't think I fully realized how serious my accident was. All I'd thought about in the hospital was my skating."
-Elena



"She is very nice looking and I'm...well, I'm all right. We have a dream team. We understand each other. I want to help her. She wants to help me. I feel like I've been skating with Elena for ten years."
-Anton



"He is my really good friend and helps me very much. He is a really good person. He is a sportsman second, a person first."
-Anton on two-time Olympic champ Artur Dmitriev



"I don't know what I can say. It's a new finish. If you don't like it, we can change it, no problem."
-Anton on the fall at the end of their Olympic free skate