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Eric Cantona Quotes and Sayings

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In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself.
- Eric Cantona

I stopped playing football because I'd done as much as I could.
I needed something which was going to excite me as
much as football had excited me.
- Eric Cantona

Even as a footballer, I was always being creative.
- Eric Cantona

You can lose in cinema too if you don't put on a good performance.
- Eric Cantona

 

I'm proud of what I achieved there, but a life built
on memories is not much of a life.
- Eric Cantona

On sand, you can never be sure of anything.
An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.
- Eric Cantona

It is enjoyable to make things visible which are invisible.
- Eric Cantona

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I didn't study; I live.
- Eric Cantona

Sometimes in life one experiences an emotion which
is so strong that it is difficult to think,
or to reason.
- Eric Cantona

I manage a team, for beach soccer.
I'm the coach.
Player, coach.
- Eric Cantona

I try to find different ways of expressing myself.
Without that I will die.
- Eric Cantona

My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the
one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan.
- Eric Cantona

Actually, I wanted to act even when I was still playing football.
- Eric Cantona

I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality,
abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.
- Eric Cantona

Sometimes you get submerged by emotion.
I think it's very important to express it -
which doesn't necessarily mean hitting someone.
- Eric Cantona

I prefer to play and lose rather than win,
because I know in advance I'm going to win.
- Eric Cantona

I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997.
I liked the game very much.
- Eric Cantona

When the seagulls follow the trawler,
it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.
- Eric Cantona

We knew that you don't get to be world champions without a struggle.
- Eric Cantona

I don't want to be in Terminator.
I don't want to go to Hollywood.
- Eric Cantona

We won the European Championship last September and now the world title.
That is some year for French beach soccer!
Now comes the hard part.
We have to keep improving and that's difficult because
it's tough to do better than winning a world title.
- Eric Cantona

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

The pressure people put on themselves and the rivalry
between the teams is much more marked.
And I think that's a good thing.
As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition,
it con only spur everyone on.
- Eric Cantona

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

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Pro football is like nuclear warfare.
There are no winners, only survivors.
- Frank Gifford

Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
- Thierry Henry

If a man watches three football games in a row,
he should be declared legally dead.
- Erma Bombeck

Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.
- John F. Kennedy

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for
too many men on the field?
- Jim Bouton

Football is an incredible game.
Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.
- Tom Landry

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career.
- Jack Youngblood

We are Liverpool Football Club and the expectations are so high.
- Steven Gerrard

My dream, I remember, when I went to boarding school,
was to have a study all my own, a little nook someplace
where nobody could get at me -
nobody,
like the football coach.
- Harry Mathews

I think the best place to work in football is England.
- Jose Mourinho

For me, football is just a game, not a drama.
- Michel Patini

It was a very exciting time for me to play professional football,
finally.
- Jim Otto

It is very important that football can see beyond religion
but FIFA does not just ignore its impact.
- Sepp Blatter

I love football and beer and have a normal girlfriend.
- Josh Duhamel

Why is it good for football to take the excitement
away from fans by overcharging them for tickets to see their team?
- Sepp Blatter

Baseball is what we were, and football is what we have become.
- Mary McGrory

Women will not talk about football unless one of them
is in love with a football player,
and then suddenly you discover that they know everything
that is to be known about it.
- Jeanne Moreau

It's weird...
people say they're not like apes.
Now how do you explain football then?
- Mitch Hedberg

So my dad raised me, and he's a huge football fan.
- Lisa Guerrero

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

The pride and presence of a professional football team
is far more important than 30 libraries.
- Art Modell

I don't have to play football.
- Terrell Owens

I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football,
baseball, track, or basketball will -
that's just the bottom line.
- Bo Jackson

When it came to football there was a certain age where
I realized that my future in football was being a grease
spot on the side of some bigger player.
- Leigh Steinberg

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

When it's football season, I'm all football.
- Hayden Fry

Whenever I wasn't watching the planes,
I was playing community baseball, football,
or something like that.
- Bo Jackson

How can I go on with this? Please God,
let me win a football pool.
- Simon Raven

The football season is like pain.
You forget how terrible it is until it seizes you again.
- Sally Quinn

Even when I was young, playing college football,
and I injured my knee, I bounced right back.
- Lee Majors

But I just want to be known for my football.
- Jamie Redknapp

If I can join hands with FIFA and other continental
bodies to promote football globally,
then I can do more than that to raise African football to new heights.
- Roger Milla

When I finish playing football, I would like to work with kids and sleep!
- Michael Strahan

There are few secrets in football.
So execute.
- Hank Stram

I feel like football players are overworked and underpaid
compared to any other sports.
- Terrell Owens

In football, like in life, you must learn to play within the rules of the game.
- Hayden Fry

I have been keeping myself fit.
I am going on holiday next week in the Mediterranean
so that I can really unwind after the football season and have a rest.
- David Ginola

It is wonderful...
Steve and Dan took professional football to a whole
different level with the way they played the game.
The fact that Steve is going in with Dan is very special.
- Frank Gifford


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