Somehow this didn't help him when he played for the Vikes:
"That Jim Brown. He says he isn't Superman. What he really means is that Superman isn't Jimmy Brown!"
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
"I just wrap my arms around the whole backfield and peel 'em one by one until I get to the ball carrier. Him I keep."
-Big Daddy Lipscomb
"I was the originator of smack. Some guys rattle with smack; with other guys it rolls right off their shoulders like nothing. "
"I wouldn't ever set out to hurt anyone deliberately unless it was, you know, important â€”like a league game or something."
Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
When your are playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. It's more important than that.
"I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it."
"Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings."
If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.
"The honor of my race, family and self is at stake. Everyone is expecting me to do big things. I will. My whole body and soul are to be thrown recklessly about the field. Every time the ball is snapped, I will be trying to do more than my part...Fight low, with your eyes open and toward the play. Watch out for crossbucks and reverse end runs. Be on your toes every minute if you expect to make good. Jack."
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
"When in doubt, punt!"
"Gentlemen, it is better to have died as a small boy than to fumble this football."
"The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer."
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
"Watching football is like watching pornography. There's plenty of action, and I can't take my eyes off it, but when it's over, I wonder why the hell I spent an afternoon doing it."
"When it's third and ten, you can take the milk drinkers and I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time."
A winner never whines.
"Playing football in the morning is like eating cabbage for breakfast."
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
"I am delighted to have you play football. I believe in rough, manly sports. But I do not believe in them if they degenerate into the sole end of any one's existence. I don't want you to sacrifice standing well in your studies to any over-athleticism; and I need not tell you that character counts for a great deal more than either intellect or body in winning success in life. Athletic proficiency is a mighty good servant, and like so many other good servants, a mighty bad master. "
"Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. "
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
The ones in red are just ones I am fond of the purple one is the best LOL!