Quotations on Football

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I think if you want to become a great football player, professional, you must give all the time one hundred percent, you must work hard - to be lucky is a good thing - but if you work hard and you give everything you will have great success.
- Greg Akcelrod
(Keywords: Success, Time, Work, Football, Want, Will)

We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet. That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers have when they get together. We don't talk about football or anything like that.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Science, Fiction, Football, Talk, Wine, Writers)

There is a broad cultural current that conveys the idea that a film is like a football team, it represents a nation, it is illustrated literature, filmed radio. These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today's realities.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: Idea, Film, Football, Literature, Nation, Today)

My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn't have had a better situation. I mean, she was the - ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Mother, Brothers, Childhood, First, Football, Old, President, School, Woman, Years)

Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Chicago, Fans, Football, Games)

The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today's fans.
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Keywords: Time, Fans, Football, Future, May, Today)

I've felt a little tired, but I'm only 24. I love playing football. That's my job and that's what I love doing.
- David Beckham
(Keywords: Love, Football, Job)

There's room for boys' and girls' football in the world-that's what I believe.
- David Beckham
(Keywords: Boys, Football, Girls, World)

I don't want to lose myself in football and that's what a coach has to do to be successful.
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Keywords: Successful, Coach, Football, Want)

In Holland and Spain and France, where so many of us come from, people aren't interested in the sex lives of their players. We don't hear these stories - even in Italy where the media is right on top of football.
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Keywords: Sex, People, Football, France, Italy, Media, Right, Spain)

I love playing football, being out on the pitch with a ball, and I will be a little sad when that ends.
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Keywords: Love, Being, Football, Will)

I just wanted to get back to playing attacking football after my time in Italy. It was a little difficult at first but the atmosphere and the fans were just fantastic.
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Keywords: Time, Fans, First, Football, Italy)

You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course.
- Jello Biafra
(Keywords: Money, People, Football, Golf, Poor)

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Morality, Football, Philosophy, School)

There is a movement in club football, which I don't necessarily consider a prime example of solidarity, because it leads us to conclude the rich are getting richer and they are using everything in the market to create an exodus from Africa.
- Sepp Blatter
(Keywords: Example, Football, Solidarity)

What I am most proud of is the legacy of hope that FIFA and football leaves around the world. It makes all of the efforts and energy I pour into this job worth it.
- Sepp Blatter
(Keywords: Hope, Energy, Football, Job, World, Worth)

The source of wealth is from individuals with little or no history of interest in the game, who have happened upon football as a means of serving some hidden agenda.
- Sepp Blatter
(Keywords: History, Wealth, Football, Interest)

FIFA's goal of making the world a better place through football cannot be achieved through our efforts alone - equally important is the power which every fan of the beautiful game has at their disposal.
- Sepp Blatter
(Keywords: Power, Goal, Football, World)

I can remember running around at the age of 3, wanting to play golf, cricket and football. I was always active, one way or another, driving my parents mad.
- Ian Botham
(Keywords: Age, Cricket, Driving, Football, Golf, Parents, Play, Running)

When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway.
- Terry Bradshaw
(Keywords: Thought, People, Countries, Football, Geography, Play)

All this cuddling and kissing on stage these days, well it's all right in football when someone scores a goal, but not when you're playing darts.
- Eric Bristow
(Keywords: Goal, Football, Kissing, Right)

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you.
- Paul Bryant
(Keywords: People, Football, Games)

People care about my personal life. But really I'm dorky! I drink beer and go to football games. And ya know, sit in my house in a t-shirt on the weekends and play with my dog!
- Sophia Bush
(Keywords: Life, People, Beer, Care, Football, Games, Play)

The real reason for coming to Montour is my love and respect for football.
- Dick Butkus
(Keywords: Love, Football, Reason, Respect)

There are so many things about playing football that seem to me uniquely American. Anybody can succeed, anybody can play, but you've got to work hard to do it.
- Dean Cain
(Keywords: Work, American, Football, Play, Succeed)

I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football.
- John Cale
(Keywords: Life, Football, Teenage, Years)

With the club now in administration and concern about where the money for land sale has gone, I know there are huge commercial difficulties to be resolved, but I hope that football will once again become the most important issue.
- Anne Campbell
(Keywords: Money, Hope, Concern, Difficulties, Football, Land, Now, Will)

If you have only one passion in life - football - and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself.
- Eric Cantona
(Keywords: Death, Life, Dying, Football, Passion)

I was very poor. As a child my dream was to have a leather football.
- Stephen Chow
(Keywords: Dream, Football, Poor)

I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey.
- Steven Chu
(Keywords: Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Children, Football, Games, Interest, Play, School)

I want to see a player on the football field. I want to see what kind of teammate they are, what kind of leadership qualities they have. I want to see how aggressive they are, how much fun they have playing the game.
- Roy Clark
(Keywords: Leadership, Football, Fun, Want)

And we have not found any generational gap at all. If he wants to go a football game, he goes. If I want to go to a fashion show, I go. We don't have to do everything together. But we like doing most things together.
- Joan Collins
(Keywords: Fashion, Football, Want)

The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand.
- Howard Cosell
(Keywords: Society, Sports, People, Religion, Country, Football, Importance)

In real football, I wouldn't want Terrell Owens anywhere near my team. But you're nuts if you don't take him in fantasy.
- Randy Cross
(Keywords: Fantasy, Football, Want)

Snoop Dog is the Phil Jackson of youth football coaches. He ain't going to accept nothing but a winner.
- Ice Cube
(Keywords: Coaches, Football, Nothing, Youth)

I sail, scuba dive, play football, basketball.
- Casper Van Dien
(Keywords: Basketball, Football, Play)

The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.
- Phyllis Diller
(Keywords: Women, Football, Play, Public, Reason)

I always told my dad I'd play professional football.
- Anthony Doerr
(Keywords: Dad, Football, Play)

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Leadership, Success, Quality, Army, Football, Integrity, Office)

Actually, as that first association continued, we got a little more legitimate. In those days, they asked Boy Scout troops to act as ushers during the football games. So we signed up and I went to many games in full Boy Scout uniform as an usher.
- Daniel J. Evans
(Keywords: Act, First, Football, Games, Troops)

Just, you never know what the next day is going to bring. That goes for football, goes for off the field, and I gave up a long time ago trying to predict the future and trying to deal with things I couldn't deal with.
- Brett Favre
(Keywords: Time, Day, Football, Future, Trying)

The town, the team, it's a family. That has helped. For some people who have had to deal with some of the problems I have had to deal with don't have football as an out.
- Brett Favre
(Keywords: Family, People, Football, Problems)

But when you lose a family member or something tragic happens, that stays with you forever. You never get over it. Knowing that you have to deal with that for the rest of your life... Football is important, but not as important as you once thought it was.
- Brett Favre
(Keywords: Family, Life, Thought, Football, Rest)

I can't believe I survived, not only my life, but I am still playing football 'cause half of those eight or nine years I don't even remember.
- Brett Favre
(Keywords: Life, Football, Years)

In this case, I realize that, unlike when I was 22 years old, I realize now that football will not go on forever, it is a small part of your life.
- Brett Favre
(Keywords: Life, Football, Now, Old, Will, Years)

No matter how much money you have or what kind of cocoon you live in, the reality is that you have lost a game of football and let England's fans down. We are bothered.
- Rio Ferdinand
(Keywords: Money, EnglFans, Football, Reality)

If we had a starting XI that no one could argue about it wouldn't say a lot for English football. We'd probably be on a downward spiral. It's good that people have different ideas about who should play.
- Rio Ferdinand
(Keywords: People, Ideas, English, Football, Play)

I suppose young people think football is glamorous - soccer - it's big money and the stars of it, they look good and have a great big house and a huge Ferrari.
- Bryan Ferry
(Keywords: Money, People, Football, Soccer, Stars)

You are going in one second the length of a football field. That means you brain is receiving information from your body what the car is doing physically, bumping, balance, performance.
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Keywords: Car, Performance, Balance, Body, Football, Information)

It strikes me that these days, clubs don't even want players who can truly play any more; they just want athletes, quick guys who don't have a football brain, can just run and run; some of them, Jesus. I can never imagine acting like that.
- Robbie Fowler
(Keywords: Acting, Athletes, Football, Play, Quick, Want)



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