Quotations on Football

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But my biggest passion is football.
- Greg Akcelrod
(Keywords: Football, Passion)

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 These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today's realities.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)

Because I was small, I was getting the hell kicked out of me playing football.
- Burt Bacharach
(Keywords: Football, Hell)

I was meant to be a composer and will be I'm sure. Don't ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football - please.
- Samuel Barber
(Keywords: Football, Forget, Play, Will)

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)

The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices.
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Keywords: Football, Now, Old, Today, Training, Trouble)

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)

With United, we'd all grown up together, we all wanted to win the biggest trophy in football. We did it togther.
- David Beckham
(Keywords: Football, United)

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

When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys.
- Catherine Bell
(Keywords: Football, Girls)

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)

Football is a fertility festival. Eleven sperm trying to get into the egg. I feel sorry for the goalkeeper.
- Bjork
(Keywords: Football, Trying)

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)

Fifa cannot sit by and see greed rule the football world. Nor shall we.
- Sepp Blatter
(Keywords: Football, Greed, World)

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Football, Games, Man)

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)

WIth football you can have up to 28 guys you consider starters, and if they can pick up the slack when some aren't playing so well, you don't have to turn those two game losing streaks into six-game losing streaks.
- Tom Brady
(Keywords: Football, Losing)

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)

That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice.
- Garth Brooks
(Keywords: Football, Night, Practice, School)

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)

When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately - unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.
- Dick Butkus
(Keywords: Football, Hurt)

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)

Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing.
- Eric Cantona
(Keywords: Football, Play)

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)

As long as I own this football team and long after I'm gone, they will always be the Washington Redskins.
- Jack K. Cooke
(Keywords: Football, Washington, Will)

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)

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