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Famous Football Quotes

This article on famous football quotes is a tribute to people associated with one of the most celebrated and tantalizing sports in the world - football!
Quotabulary Staff
For some football is just a sport, for some religion, and for some people it may be as large as life. All such emotions about this great sport have been displayed with the help of the following quotes. Enjoy reading them...
What Does A Coach Say About Football
"Coaching is not a natural way of life. Your victories and losses are too clear cut."
- Tommy Prothro
"What makes a good coach? Complete dedication."
- George Halas
"Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel."
- Bobby Bowden
"I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game."
- Bear Bryant
"Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport."
- Duffy Daugherty
What it Feels to Be Triumphant
"When you win, nothing hurts."
- Joe Namath
"If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?"
- Vince Lombardi
"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."
- Vince Lombardi
"For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream."
- Emmitt Smith
"Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything that comes in second."
- Bear Bryant
"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself."
- Bear Bryant
Football is All About Motivation
"Always remember..... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David."
- Shug Jordan
"Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated."
- Lou Holtz
"Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something... hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication."
- Roger Staubach
"You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four."
- Dan Birdwell
"The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else."
- John Madden
"Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal."
- Don Shula
Movies on Football
"We will be perfect in every aspect of the game. You drop a pass, you run a mile. You miss a blocking assignment, you run a mile. You fumble the football and I will break my foot off in your John Brown hind parts... and then you will run a mile. Perfection. Let's get to work."
- Remember the Titans
"Now if we go out there, and we half-ass it cause were scared, all were left with is an excuse; were always gonna wonder. But if we go out there, and we give it absolutely everything - that's heroic. Let's be heroes."
- Varsity Blues
"In Greek mythology, the Titans were greater even than the gods. They ruled their universe with absolute power! Well that football field out there tonight, that's our universe. Let's rule it like Titans!"
- Remember the Titans
"I don't scratch my head unless it itches and I don't dance unless I hear some music. I will not be intimidated. That's just the way it is."
-Remember the Titans
"When one person fumbles the ball, we all fumble the ball. When one person shows up half drunk, we all show up half drunk!"
-Friday Night Lights
"A season is 16 games, and it's how you live through the bad ones that make you a quarterback, not a punk."
-Any Given Sunday
Football is Funny Too
"If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn't the same as the one I was wearing, I'd run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother."
- Bo Jackson
"The reason women don't play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public."
- Phyllis Diller
"The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer."
-John Madden
"A tie is like kissing your sister."
- Duffy Daugherty
"A successful coach needs a patient wife, loyal dog, and great quarterback - and not necessarily in that order"
-Bud Grant
"Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died."
-Frank Leahy
Leaving you with one more...

Well, Clive, it's all about the two M's - movement and positioning.

-Ron Atkinson
Black scoreboard with no score and football
Portrait of Soccer Hero
Two football player
Football team celebrating a goal
Happy couple playing with their baby outdoors