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Michel Patini Quotes and Sayings

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At Euro '92 itself, we bowed out to the eventual winners,
Denmark, in our final group match.
- Michel Patini

I was never a prisoner to my footballing status.
- Michel Patini

There would probably be less of a frenzy among the French public.
- Michel Patini

We were the best team in the world: European champions in 1984,
we qualified without a hitch and 86 was to be the swan
song for a very experienced side.
- Michel Patini

 

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

You know, my role as Vice Chairman is a lot less tiring
than playing matches every three days.
- Michel Patini

I gave everything in my career so I have no regrets at all.
- Michel Patini

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What differences were there between Maradona and Platini?
- Michel Patini

Some games you win, some you lose, and some you draw.
- Michel Patini

The team which I led to the 1992 European Championship
Finals is the only one in the history of the entire
competition to have won every single one of its qualifying matches.
- Michel Patini

In 1986, we gave it our best shot but we didn't get the run of the ball.
- Michel Patini

For me football is more about making the right pass at the right time.
- Michel Patini

The match against Brazil was football at its best.
Both sides had opportunities to win the game.
- Michel Patini

Whenever I was on the pitch, I always tried to win.
- Michel Patini

I was the classic midfield organiser who could also score goals.
- Michel Patini

In any case, you can't turn back the clock.
- Michel Patini

At times like that it's difficult to remember what's at stake,
that history is in the making.
As a player you feel so cut off sometimes,
it can be tough...
Which is why it is an enormous advantage to play at home.
- Michel Patini

Consequently, I won just about everything I set out to win,
everything bar the World Cup, of course.
But even now, I don't regret that, because I was part
of a team which twice reached the semi-finals.
- Michel Patini

The 1984 European Championships were held in France
and that was something important.
I felt on form then, even though I was practically
always injured at all the World Cups.
It's a great memory.
But in any case, the past is past.
- Michel Patini

When I follow the finals of the European Cups,
I look at all the aspects surrounding protocol,
to get some ideas.
I am interested in personalities, sponsors and the stands.
But as soon as the whistle goes, it's all on the pitch.
- Michel Patini

I was playing the best football of my career at the time,
finishing top scorer in Italy three year's running.
There were other good players around but I think I
was the best at that time.
- Michel Patini

We arrived in Argentina with a lot of injured players,
including our goalkeeper.
Also we were unlucky to be drawn in the same group
as the two tournament favourites Italy and Argentina.
- Michel Patini

During such a competition players are there for a long
time as well as all the people around them.
They need to train, to eat, to go out.
There ought to be something in it for everyone.
On that particular point, my experience has been a bonus.
- Michel Patini

The Italians are very strong defensively.
They showed in Euro 2000 how good defensively they are.
- Alan Hansen

A country like France now does two-thirds of its trade within the euro zone.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

In sum, as we enter the 21st century,
the Euro-Atlantic community - North America and Europe together -
has to face some tough challenges when it comes to
improving our capability.
- Lord Robertson

The reserve currency role seems to add prestige to
an area and some people in Europe have talked about
the desirability of the euro becoming an international reserve currency.
- Robert C. Solomon

Another question has been raised rather widely in Europe,
in Japan as well as in the United States is what,
to what extent will the euro become a reserve currency.
- Robert C. Solomon

Chances are the movements of the euro as against the
dollar will be relatively moderate.
- Robert C. Solomon

So Europe's a big driver.
And at one point, if the euro hadn't devalued,
they would have been making as much money as the US with half the stores.
Returns were higher.
- Jim Cantalupo

Historically, the host nations do well in Euro 2000.
- Trevor Brooking

So if the euro, if Euroland is to become a reserve center,
if the euro is to become a reserve currency,
Euroland will have to have a deficit in its overall balance of payments.
- Robert C. Solomon

Indeed, the creators of the euro envisioned it as an
instrument to promote political union.
- Gerhard Schroder

We have the EURO as a currency, which means a lot.
It has not just stabilized the situation in Kosovo
politically and economically,
but also facilitated the direct contact that we have with Europe.
- Ibrahim Rugova

As far as the international issues are concerned,
the most important thing is the state of the transatlantic relationships,
Euro-Atlantic relationships: how to develop them and
how to strengthen them further.
- Marek Belka

In that match for Holland I asked for a big responsibility,
I got it and I dealt with it.
I played well, I scored goals and the team qualified
for the Euro 2004 finals.
It was a big night and an important moment for Holland.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy

We must stress that the euro has been beneficial to
the European Union because,
otherwise, in this context of international turmoil,
every country would have to devalue their currencies.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Italians have no sense of the dramatic.
- Jose Carreras

The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it.
The Italians say, I kiss your feet, and mean,
I kick your head.
- Wilfred Owen

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways,
women, gambling, and farming.
My family chose the slowest one.
- Pope John XXIII

People have an image of Italians.
When I go somewhere in the world, I don't care where it is,
when they look at me it's not about my intelligence.
It's who can I beat up.
- Danny Aiello

Take care, these Italians, full of failings,
are neither you, nor me; they are your neighbors,
the ones you meet on the staircase and whom you do not like to greet.
- Alberto Sordi

Love and understand the Italians, for the people are
more marvellous than the land.
- E. M. Forster

The lucky thing was that I was Italian;
when the other Italians saw me fight back,
they came to my defence.
- Gregory Corso

I am disgusted by the anti-Semitism of many Italians,
of many Europeans.
- Oriana Fallaci

I have been further enlightened by the conversation
and correspondence of some illustrious Italians,
whom I would gladly name, were I not afraid of exposing them to danger.
- Edmond About

Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance.
- Alain Prost

I love places that have an incredible history.
I love the Italian way of life.
I love the food.
I love the people.
I love the attitudes of Italians.
- Elton John

Italians can not beat us, but we can certainly lose against them.
- Johan Cruijff

Most correspondents came from the former colonial powers -
there were British,
French, and a lot of Italians, because there were a
lot of Italian communities there.
And of course there were a lot of Russians.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

I think that we must come together progressively,
with the British, the Germans, the Spanish,
the Italians and with the new members of the European Union,
we must make an effort to forge closer links.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic.
There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard,
and you loved something, you could become successful.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Italians know about human nature - they understand
human nature perhaps better than anyone else does.
They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy
and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it;
to work around it.
- Donna Leon

The Italians always made good wine, but you had the
impression they were friendly guys in straw hats running
family vineyards with slaves or something so that the
vino was never more than ten bucks a bottle.
- Joe Bob Briggs

As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife
and fork when the French were still eating each other.
The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up
there so they could make something edible.
- Mario Batali

You see how Spanish, Italians, Portuguese play football.
I don't say they are perfect, I say English football
has a few things to learn from them in the same way
they have a lot of things to learn from English football.
- Jose Mourinho

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

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

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back


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