You can change your wife, your politics, your religion, but never, never can you change your favourite football team.

— Eric Cantona

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

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You may find another Beckham or Ronaldo, but never ever will you find another Sir Alex Ferguson.

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When I think football, I think Manchester United.

I still support United and always will. I will die with them in my heart.

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

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The ball is like a woman, she loves to be caressed.

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After his first training session in heaven, George Best, from his favourite right wing, turned the head of God who was filling in at left-back. I would love him to save me a place in his team, George Best that is, not God.

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Certainly take the advice of others but always, always be yourself.

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It is enjoyable to make things visible which are invisible.

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When I was banned for nine months I had an opportunity to focus on something else and I needed to focus on something else. It's who I am. I admire Miles Davis and Chet Baker a lot and I like this instrument, so I tried and I learned and practised for two months. But I stopped after that.

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A good goal is one that is important and beautiful.

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I feel close to the rebelliousness of the youth here.

Perhaps time will seperate us, but nobody can deny that here, behind the windows of Manchester, there is an insane love of football, of celebration and of music.

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Whatever happens, there are always things you could have done better.

You score two goals and you usually feel you could have done better. You score two goals and you usually feel you could have scored a third. That's perfectionism. That's what makes you progress in life.

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About Eric Cantona

Quotes 78 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Athlete
Birthday May 24, 1966

I am very mistrustful of people who are constantly over intellectualising things. It kills passion. You have to allow yourself to lose control from time to time.

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Those who hate or disrespect Sir Alex Ferguson , its only because he snatched away their dreams of winning.

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I apologize for nothing.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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When times are difficult, I tell myself, 'I'm just passing through.'

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When you are a rich man you are proud to own a Rolls Royce and when you are a poor man you are proud to own a Renault.

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

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Socrates worked towards making people question themselves.

He like to provoke self-interrogation but wasn't particularly interested in the answers that emerged; he just like to set off the thought process.

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

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

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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.

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I'm just enjoying my life at the moment.

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

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I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997.

I liked the game very much.

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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.

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

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

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Messi, he's exceptional. When you watch him, you feel there's a child inside him and he is making some childhood dream come true. He's a Great Player, not only for today but also tomorrow.

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Every man who has an idol or admires someone can recognise its themes.

It's not only a film about the relationship between fans and idols, it's also a love story, a story of a man who is depressed, who has problems in his relationship with his teenage step-children.

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

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Sometimes you get submerged by emotion.

I think it's very important to express it - which doesn't necessarily mean hitting someone.

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I would love him to save me a place in his team, George Best that is, not God.

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I don't think we can be entirely happy seeing such misery around us.

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I'm lucky to have the privilege of being able to choose what I want to do.

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I think it's better to be involved in one or two movies a year.

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Without spontaneity in any sport, you cannot succeed.

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You are constantly battling against your own weaknesses to make a good performence.

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I play with passion and fire. I have to accept that sometimes this fire does harm.

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I think life is a big game we play.

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I have a car but it's not important.

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I don't play against any team in particular. I play to fight against defeat.

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Anyone who is different or is slightly out of the norm, is considered crazy.

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In England, your life is your life.

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The French have only negative things to say about everything and everyone.

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