"Work really hard, enjoy yourself and just do it. And just don't get any better than me!"
Sir Paul McCartney
"Practice is the key. I play between four and six hours a day but it doesn't seem like work because I enjoy it."
Nicola Benedetti, 14, Best Young Instrumentalist
How to run circles round Beckham
"The most important thing is to keep enjoying it. Try not to specialise too young. I saw a lot of my friends when I was younger loosing interest. I think you have just got to carry on enjoying it and look at the bigger picture - enjoying life."
Olympic rower James Cracknell
"Work hard all the time and be determined."
Olga Podobin, 15, Best Young Gymnast
How to be a politician
"People in this country generally just criticise kids and put them down, but kids can have their say. Like seven-year-old Marcus who stood up to his local council."
Campaigner, Heather McCartney
"I was very upset when I heard that the council wanted to close the small parks in my area so I went to the town hall and spoke to 56 council members for five minutes. I definitely want to be a politician when I grow up!"
Marcus Johns, 7, The Young Person Who Made a Difference