I'm not interested in trying to work on people's perceptions. I am who I am, and if you don't take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem.— Jim Brown
The most unusual Jim Brown quotes that are glad to read
I came from Long Island, so I had a lot of experience at the stick.
I played in junior high school, then I played in high school. The technical aspect of the game was my forte. I had all that experience, then I had strength and I was in good condition.
Teammates are there for each other even after the noise of the crowd is gone.
Make sure when anyone tackles you he remembers how much it hurts.
Money has changed today's black athletes.
Those who have the ability as African men to bring a change in a community that so desperately needs it are concentrating only on their own careers, some charities and how much money they can make.
A liberal will cut off your leg so he can hand you a crutch.
Ya know, America's a great country. It's great because it allows you to fight. And you can win, if you have the stamina and tenacity.
There were a lot of running backs as good as me.
The real difference was that I could focus. I never laid back and relied on natural ability.
You can't get old without living.
I'm a very sensitive person. I do like to be respected. I'm very loyal. I like it to be a two-way street.
The social issues outside of football are not as defined as they were earlier, when integration took place and certain rights were legislated. The Civil Rights movement is over. Individuals can buy homes wherever they want, travel first class wherever they want, eat wherever they want.
When you need a friend, you can always count on your teammates.
There was no publicity. You had to like it. There was no pressure, just great competition. The attitude of the coaches and players was exceptional.
...you could be the best team or the best player in different generations and people respect each other. Nobody cares who was the best.
The need to be cared for is the base of everything.
In the penitentiaries, you won't hear gangbangers and criminals say, 'No, I don't want to be cared for by nobody.' When you care about them, they'll open up to you.
I have a theory. An audience doesn't need to get wrapped up in blackness every time they see a Negro actor. And a movie doesn't have to be about race just because there's a Negro in it.
The NCAA is probably the most reprehensible organization God ever created.
Even though the money is great and the fame is great, you still have a lot of disenfranchised young men that are participating in the NFL that are not very happy. A lot of them are very bitter. A lot them are very angry. So many of them have had no fathers and no home life, and basically, no education.
The three greatest people in my life as a young person were white, my high school superintendent, my high school coach and a - I graduate in Manhasset High, Kenneth Molloy who's a mentor to yours truly.I'm not a person that really deal in color.
I understood because of his personality.
[Donald Trump] is different. And for years the presidency has been like a smooth ride and nothing really dramatic has happened. But with him every day is full of energy. Things are going the happen. And today when I met him, it was like meeting a different person.
About the state of black America, I've been working on that for many, many years. And [Donald Trump] said certain things in his early days about wanting to do something about it. We have a lot of violence in our neighborhoods now. We need education. And we need jobs. Is what I'm trying to say.
I'm not pro-owner or pro-player. I am pro-football. I want the game to go on. I want the game to be tough. I don't want the game to be a killer of our players.
Success is not only for the elite. Success is there for those who want it, plan for it, and take action to achieve it.
Lacrosse is probably the best sport I ever played.
If you're going to impeach him, impeach [Donald Trump].
If he did something wrong, arrest him. But don't cry the blues because you didn't get the vote out and this man had a genius way of winning the election.
I could run 200 yards at a stretch, I could duck between players, I felt free to make plays that suited me best. It wasn't like football then and basketball today, where coaches tell you what foot to put down.
I was just a big guy running down with a big, deep pocket and little short stick putting it against my chest.
I set my standards so high, no one could be harsher on me than I was.
I don't deal in frustration. I'm a fighter. And everything I've ever gotten, I've had to fight for.
Act your age. Students do not look upon you as a buddy, pal, or peer. They expect you to be a mature adult....Many young teachers have a tendency to seek popularity, resorting to tactics that can create endless problems.
If you truly believe something, and it's incorrect, that doesn't mean you don't have integrity.
I don't teach kids to be number 1. Organizations and people that tell you you have to be number 1; that's not it. You don't have to be number 1. What I teach is to be as good as you can be. Use what you have and be as good as you can be. That's all you can do, anyway.
I think the National Football League needs a new union.
The heavyweights of this union are not heavyweights enough.
We have free elections. Everybody can vote, we fought for that, we brag about that and we know we're going to have a winner and we're going to have a loser.
When I'm on a picture, I have two bosses - the director and the producer. My co-star is not my boss.
I loved the game. We played because we loved it.
Nobody I ever broke bread with, and I see players all the time, talked about using their head running the football.
I recognize the inequities certain cultures have to go through.
I understand the history of slavery. I know all those things. But I'm not a victim. I can vote, I can participate, I can invest my money, I can invest my time, and that's what I'm doing. I'm not working for anybody. I'm not making any money doing what I'm doing. I'm doing it because someone did it for me.
John Lewis has great history as a civil rights fighter.
As a young man, he was one of the guys out there who was leading the parades during the [Martin Luther] King [Jr.] era. So, we all respect his history. But then I hear him crying the blues about Mr. [Donald] Trump and saying he's an illegitimate president, I take offense to that. If it's illegitimate, why is he going on?
I'd rather play lacrosse six days a week and football on the seventh.
The bikes have been sitting around, but now were getting them out and using them.
In my opinion, people that go against the election are going against America.
I had a choice to be lazy or lean - if I hadn't changed, thing probably would catch up with me.
The three greatest people in my life as a young person were white.
I'm not a person that really deals in color.
When you have a problem, rules don't solve your problem. It's caring and education.
I could fully express myself in lacrosse.
Donald Trump was very receptive. Funny. Cracked some jokes. And understand it very well. And said he was in that he would work with us.
Tank's a fantastic human being, as far as fighting's concerned.
My point is, if we respect the winner and approach that person, have access to that person and that person will look at what we are presenting, that is not too bad.