Newcastle fans never cease to amaze me. If there was a trophy for best supporters this lot would win it hands down every year.— Alan Shearer
The most promising Alan Shearer quotes you will be delighted to read
Basically, a manager is a father figure to 20 or 25 blokes.
It's about trying to get the best out of them and creating team spirit.
If you ask footballers to pick out the player they most admire, so many of them will pick Paul Scholes.
My motto in life is 'if you give 100 per cent then no one can ask any more'.
People are very proud of Newcastle, very proud to come from here.
This is a working class City and they just want to enjoy themselves and live life to the full. They work all week, pick their wages up at the end of the week and they spend it over a weekend by having a good time and watching the football. That's our life.
If you ask footballers to pick out the player they most admire, so many of them will pick Paul Scholes. His passing and shooting is of the highest level and he’s the most consistent and naturally gifted player we’ve had for a long, long time.
When I was a young boy I wanted to play for Newcastle United, I wanted to wear the number nine shirt and I wanted to score goals at St James' Park. I've lived my dream and I realise how lucky I've been to have done that.
Football's not just about scoring goals - it's about winning.
I don't know what I'd have become if I hadn't been a footballer;
I wrote down 'dustbin man' on a careers questionnaire at school till my dad made me change it to 'joiner'.
If you want to have a great party at Wembley, don't invite the Germans.
I've never wanted to leave. I'm here for the rest of my life, and hopefully after that as well.
One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best.
I've turned down Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Manchester United to play here. I hope everyone already knows how much it means to me to play for Newcastle United.
You should always give 100%. If you do that then no-one can ask any more of you. Someone once said to me when I was a kid: 'If you're asked to do ten sprints, by all means do 11 but never do nine because you're only cheating yourself'.
You never get fed up scoring goals.
I want to be around when Newcastle win a trophy because I want to see this place lift off. It will be one hell of a party for a long time.
There was a big possibility that I would have had to leave Newcastle had Ruud Gullit stayed as manager.
Yes, I do like to be in control. I do like everything to be laid out, to know what I'm doing. I'm very impatient. I like things done yesterday, which is probably a fault of mine. I like things to be neat and tidy and organised. I say what I want and show what I want and I keep things private.
We go there with confidence, but we know there is a very fine line between success and failure in this game.
It does not bother me that some say I'm dull and boring because the people that do know me will tell you a different story. It is very difficult to be open with people you don't know. There is nothing I can do about the fact that the real me does not get across and it is probably difficult to know the real me.
For me, Paul Scholes has been the best midfield player in the Premier League.
By a mile. He has the lot. He scores and creates goals, he can pass the ball, he can head it, and rounds all this off with a competitive streak.
Any change of my style, the way I've played for 10 years, will not be a drastic one. Yes, I've always given as good as I've got; as a forward you have to do that because, if you don't look after yourself, you might find yourself being thrown in a hole and buried.
I spend time with my family. I have got two daughters who are too young to know their Dad's a footballer. They just want to play with their Dad. I like to play golf, too, but apart from that, that's me, I'm afraid.
At times they don't like you to kick them and they feel you're not allowed to kick them.
I've got a great life that I really enjoy.
But there is something chewing at me inside: that adrenaline rush from football, I miss that.
If you take the money away, a lot of the footballers would still be playing football. So, the money has nothing to do with it.
I still get butterflies when England are playing.
One of the biggest fears of players in a shootout is letting your teammates down.
You only get one chance of an England debut.
I'm lucky and I appreciate that. I love every minute of every day.
I don't know what I believe in. I try not to think about it. I don't want to think about it.
You have to go out onto the pitch feeling good about yourself.
That can give you that extra 30 per cent.
First is first. That's the way I was brought up. Second or third are nowhere.
I hope I never have to face that feeling of missing and sending my country or team out of a competition.
Management interests me at some stage in my life, I have always said that.
When that will be I really couldn't tell you.
This is the better one. It's identical.
I'd like to play for Newcastle United before I retire. The club is in my blood.
I miss walking out of the tunnel, the 90 minutes and the adrenalin rush that I'll never, ever replace.
I've got two girls. I like to play golf. Apart from that there's not a lot goes on in my life. So I am boring, aren't I?
When I go home every night, I can look in the mirror and say I have given 110 per cent for Newcastle United. If people aren't happy with that, I can't give any more.
I didn't watch cartoons, I was too busy playing football.
I have had interviews and got close to taking a managerial job.
I would consider going back into football.
Sometimes going in for a hard tackle generates a louder cheer than a great pass.
Regrets? None at all.
I have never wanted to go abroad before but you can never say never in football.
If people are going to write bad things about me because it makes news, I can brush it aside because I've had this for 10 years. I'm big enough and strong enough to cope with it. It's what comes with being Alan Shearer.
Defeat is not worth thinking about.
I always practise penalties, but what people don't understand is that you can never recreate that pressure situation that you're under.
I made no secret of the fact I'd love to stay in football and to do that, you need badges. I'm starting them and that's the next step for me - to continue this next season.
If people don't like my style, then I can't do anything about that.
I have been like that since I first entered into the game and it hasn't done me bad in the past, so I am not going to change now.