If intimidation is your game plan, I hope you have a better one.— Colin Kaepernick
The most glamorous Colin Kaepernick quotes that will inspire your inner self
I'm going to speak the truth when I'm asked about it.
This isn't for look. This isn't for publicity or anything like that. This is for people that don't have the voice.
America stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all. And it's not happening for all right now.
I watch a lot of cartoons. I watch a lot of "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Phineas and Ferb."
I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for the USA.
I have family, I have friends that have gone and fought for this country. And they fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone. That's not happening.
If we reach common ground, and can understand what everybody's going through, we can really affect change. And make sure that everyone is trated equally and has the same freedom.
There's a lot of things that need to change. One specifically? Police brutality.
God has brought me this far. He has laid out a phenomenal path for me. And I can't do anything but thank him.
You have Hillary Clinton who has called black teens or black kids super predators, you have Donald Trump who's openly racist. We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn't make sense to me because if that was any other person you'd be in prison.
There is police brutality. People of color have been targeted by police.
Being an NFL quarterback there's a lot of advantages that come with it.
There are a lot of doors that open when you're a quarterback but at the same time there's a lot of scrutiny. There are a lot of things you can't do as well.
I can't look in the mirror and see people dying on the street that should have the same opportunities that I've had. And say 'You know what? I can live with myself.' Because I can't if I just watch.
Something you're aware of being a quarterback coming here-you have expectations, and you want to live up to those.
I'm a Brewers fan. I was born in Milwaukee, so I'm all Wisconsin teams all day.
It is really like a family. We are around each other more than we are around anybody else. The time we spend together, and the hard work we put in together, it is going to build a close team.
Going out on the field frantic isn't going to help you score points.
You have to try to lead your team.
Score a touchdown, kiss your tattoo. Kaepernicking!
There are a lot of other parts on this team that do great things to make it easy for me to go out there.
I have to learn more in order to preserve my body.
I think people have put too much focus on me.
I don't think they realize the other weapons we have on this team. I don't think they realize the great offensive line that we have.
You're always going to be mad about a bad play.
I was always a Favre fan. I was born in Wisconsin, and my whole family was Packers fans, so I grew up watching him.
There's a lot of things that need to change, a lot of different issues that need to be addressed.
I like the old-school Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoons. I'm talking Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Bugs Bunny and Marvin the Martian!
For me, I don't really see a lot of the things I do as what I do, I see that as what our team does. It just happens to be that I'm the quarterback in those situations.
I see myself as a quarterback who had the run the option for the offense to be successful.
I was a Packers fan growing up, and just to see the way he played the game and how excited he was about it all the time, he's my favorite.
I've seen videos, I've seen circumstances where men and women that have been in the military have come back and been treated unjustly by the country they have fought for, and have been murdered by the country they fought for, on our land. That's not right.
If you want to understand what I'm thinking further, come talk to me.
It shouldn't be something that should be hidden. These conversations need to happen and can bring everybody closer.
There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust.
People aren't being held accountable for. And that's something that needs to change.
You have people that practice law and are lawyers and go to school for eight years, but you can become a cop in six months and don't have to have the same amount of training as a cosmetologist. That's insane. Someone that's holding a curling iron has more education and more training than people that have a gun and are going out on the street to protect us.
Pressure comes from a lack of preparation.
It’s important for people to know that I’m still focused on football.
.. I’m handling my business to get ready for the next season.
We have to unite. We have to unify and make a change.
It’s not really pressure, unless you’re not prepared.
I was better at baseball, but I really loved football.
People are dying in vain because America isn't holding their end of the bargain up, as far as giving freedom and justice, liberty to everybody. That's something that's not happening.
I think people are really talking about it. Having conversations about how to make change.
For me, off the field, cartoons are something that can ease my mind and get me back into having fun and just relaxing.
There's people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable.
People are being given paid leave for killing people. That's not right. That's not right by anyone's standards.
Camp Taylor is a foundation that I'm connected with right now, and anything I can do to help them and help those kids is something I want to do.
I just want to improve game to game and try to get better.
There are things that have gone on in thr USA for years and years and have never been addressed, and they need to be.
I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed.
Will Smith is a funny person, a very likable person, but at the same time he can be serious and really handle his business. I'll stay away from talking about his rapping abilities, though.