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Merlin Olsen Quotes and Sayings

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I can ski out of my back door.
- Merlin Olsen

I've caught fish as big as I am.
I've caught marlin close to 300 pounds.
- Merlin Olsen

Most exciting for me was to make the Pro Bowl in 14 of 15 years.
- Merlin Olsen

I bet I made close to 20 tackles because nobody on
either side knew what they were doing.
- Merlin Olsen

 

I was captain and should have set the example.
I would lift a minimum of weights.
Mine was natural physical strength.
I always thought quickness and agility were much more important.
- Merlin Olsen

Nobody cared about swimming.
You could draw a crowd for basketball.
- Merlin Olsen

After a few games I knew I was going to be able to compete.
The idea of being a star never crossed my mind.
- Merlin Olsen

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I probably played hurt a lot more times than I should have.
- Merlin Olsen

One of life's most painful moments comes when we must
admit that we didn't do our homework,
that we are not prepared.
- Merlin Olsen

I just wanted to be an athlete.
- Merlin Olsen

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.
- Merlin Olsen

Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback.
We were able to do it.
We were pioneers.
People still recognize us as, maybe,
the best defensive line of all time.
- Merlin Olsen

It took me a while to realize that basketball wasn't football.
- Merlin Olsen

I was always the last one chosen for football games in Central Park.
- Merlin Olsen

Team doctors' jobs those days were to keep you on the field.
- Merlin Olsen

You are the land.
The land is you.
- Merlin Olsen

The basketball coach cut me within two days,
so I was back in the pool.
I was the first one in the wall after the first 25 yards,
but the last one out because I didn't have a flip turn.
- Merlin Olsen

Our coach was absolutely out of his head.
He must have read Bear Bryant's book.
We had 78 players out.
The first day 35 quit.
Twenty quit the second day.
We ended with 17 players.
It was depressing.
- Merlin Olsen

If you've never seen an elephant ski,
you've never been on acid.
- Eddie Izzard

I don't look at it like that's my rival and I have to beat her.
It's more like, I have to ski this as fast as I can
and the fastest of everyone out here and that's what I expect.
- Picabo Street

When you back off, it's easier to do mistakes.
For me it's better to ski fast.
- Bode Miller

Ski racing, especially downhill, is a dangerous activity
and there are many accidents.
It would be really too bad to lose everything because of a crash.
- Hermann Maier

In Ski Party we are reading up on how to have fun without sex.
That was the theme of every AIP picture!
- Dwayne Hickman

It's good to ski for fun, but I still want to win races as often as possible.
- Hermann Maier

Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight,
so they get people to do their fighting for them while
they ski and eat chocolate.
- Larry David

We just bought this house.
It's too big.
It's like 400,000 square feet, or something.
We got an indoor lake and ski slope in the house!
It's just too big.
- Adam Sandler

I just sold a farm in Missouri, and I own a ski lodge
in Colorado with some Honolulu partners.
- James MacArthur

Very good coaches for ski jumpers stand at the top
of the slope and watch the jumpers prepare,
rather than standing at the bottom and watching them land.
- Roland Joffe

I was something of a prankster.
One time I put a ski mask on my head and used a fake
gun on the school secretary so that I could get some
of my friends out of detention.
- Luke Perry

Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes,
go out on the streets and beg for quarters.
- Mike Tyson

I'd be nervous about skiing, wondering what I'd do
if I felt shaky on top of a mountain;
but other diabetics do ski,
so there's no reason I couldn't.
- Dana Hill

I donate money to the existing foundation that funds the US Ski Team kids.
- Picabo Street

Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Robert Lincoln bought a nice ski lodge.
- Sarah Vowell

The best indication is that I still love to ski on most anything,
from skating gear to heavy metal.
- Paul Parker

I remember feeling that technology was like trying to draw with your foot.
In a ski boot.
It was the most indirect way to work imaginable,
but the potential had us all excited.
I started in stop motion.
- Chris Wedge

My boyfriend's idea of a lesson was to take me on a
black diamond run in the middle of a hail storm and say,
'Go!' Ski patrol had to escort me to another lift to
get me down the mountain.
No, that wasn't humiliating, not at all.
- Claudia Black

There is no pressure on me, I can take a lot of risks in the coming weeks.
I feel free to ski the way I decide on race-day because
the overall title was not my main target this winter.
- Hermann Maier

As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things,
your attitude is different.
For the moment, I'm still enjoying ski racing so much
that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career.
- Hermann Maier

We're not necessarily the ski boat, we're the skier.
There are countries like Japan and Korea and others
who are the ski boat at this point,
but we're getting pulled right behind them.
- Steve Largent

I think what it takes to succeed remains the same.
You have to have a real love of your sport to carry
you through all the bad times,
you still want to go ski even when things aren't working.
You must have a commitment to work hard and to never give up.
- Nancy Greene

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard


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