Quotations by Mario Lemieux

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Born: Tuesday, October 5, 1965
Profession: Athlete
Nationality: Canadian


A month before the season I stop putting ketchup on my french fries.
- Mario Lemieux

All I can say to the young players is, enjoy every moment of it. Just enjoy every moment of it. Your career goes by very quickly.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Career)

As I've said, in 2007, we're free to go and we'll just have to do what's best for the business.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Business)

Depending on how we start the season, I can play center or wing... It doesn't matter to me.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Play)

Everybody I talked to - from my friends to my family and some of the players - really gave me a lot of support from the start. And that certainly made me feel good about trying to come back and be one of the best again.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Family, Friends, Support, Trying)

He's only 4 years old, so I don't think he realized, you know, that I played so many years. Of course, we watch tapes here from the Stanley Cup years, but I don't think he realized how many years I played.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Old, Years)

I can no longer play at a level I was accustomed to in the past.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Past, Play)

I didn't like the way the game was being played.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Being)

I didn't speak English until I came to Pittsburgh.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: English)

I don't try to match wine with food, I just drink what I like. And I think a lot of people are going towards that now, which never used to be in the past.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Food, People, Now, Past, Wine)

I think people in Montreal smoke a lot, and I used to smoke when I was 17-18, and just picked it up when I was playing juniors. But I think I stopped when I was 22, which was a big decision in my life.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Life, People, Decision)

I think that with a lot of hard work and dedication, I feel that I could be the best in the world. I'm still only 35 years old... I have a fresh start physically and mentally, and I feel that I can achieve my goal to be the best again.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Work, Goal, Dedication, Hard work, Old, World, Years)

I think the game has opened up, and that's why I decided to come back and try to be a part of it.
- Mario Lemieux

I was never trained for anything.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Body, Concern, Feeling, Play, Years)

I'm only 35, and I felt that the time was right to try to come back and have a chance for him to see me play.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Time, Chance, Play, Right)

I've gone through back surgery a couple times, and of course, my radiation treatments for six weeks got me to the point where I was not able to play at the level that I was accustomed to.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Play)

It's up to the community now to decide if they want to keep this team.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Community, Now, Want)

Of course, my family has been a big reason for me to come back, especially my son who loves the game of hockey - he was a big reason for me coming back.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Family, Son, Reason)

Oh, I did stop smoking a long time ago.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Time, Smoking)

Once I'm at the arena with the guys in the dressing room, and in the bus, and on the plane, I'm a player. And I sit in the back with the players and I play cards and try to take their money.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Money, Cards, Play)

One thing I hate is people screaming at me. If you want me to do something, talk to me.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: People, Hate, Talk, Want)

Since the beginning, I always loved the game. When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Beginning, Day, Want)

The first few games that we played against some of the teams, the young guys, you know, want a stick sign or photo sign, and I think that they respect what I have achieved throughout my career.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Career, First, Games, Respect, Want)

We feel that, with Sidney, we have a great opportunity over the next few years to put a great team on the ice. We're prepared to lose some money along the way. Eventually we're going to need some help.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Money, Opportunity, Help, Years)

Well, I think just a desire to come back and be a part of the game again.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Desire)

When I'm able to see the ice ahead of time when I get the puck, I'm able to make some pretty good plays.
- Mario Lemieux
(Keywords: Time, Pretty)

When someone screams at me to hurry up, I slow down.
- Mario Lemieux







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