I believe nicotine plus caffeine equals protein.

— John Daly

The most passioned John Daly quotes that will activate your inner potential

I don't think I've ever stepped into a gym - they won't let me smoke there.

I just thank God Miller Lite isn't as fattening as most beers. If I cut back on beer, though, I'd look anorexic.


Everyone has addictions and my problem is that I have 5,000 of them.

If it's not drinking, it's gambling; if it's not gambling, it's eating anything from burgers, doughnuts to M&Ms. The only addiction I don't suffer from is chasing women.


This fitness thing is blown out of proportion.

What am I going to do on a treadmill - smoke a cigarette and drink a diet Coke?


There are probably some things I could do to keep my flexibility up, but I'd rather smoke, drink diet Cokes and eat.


I wasn't this nervous playing golf when I was drinking.

It's the first tournament I've won on the PGA Tour in a sober manner, so it's a great feeling knowing I can do it sober. I don't think two years ago I could have pulled this off.


I've got the drinkers and the smokers and the eaters on my side.


Most change initiatives either fail or fall far short of original (perhaps unrealistic) expectations. More often than not, resistance is cultural in nature, the result of what James O'Toole so aptly characterizes as "the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom."


I can tell you one thing. I've done this my way. I don't have anybody to blame for this win but me, and I love it.


I don't care what anybody says. The first tournament is not the hardest one to win. It's always the second one.


Stories match the way our species thinks.

Equally important, stories are something we share - everyone everywhere tells stories and oddly enough, in the same way. It all probably started around some campfire a million years ago.


Well, it's a tie and jacket and I just don't travel with one, .

.. You're not going to put a coat and tie on me for dinner. I'm just being honest. Plus, the wives can't go and I'd rather see the wives be able to go instead of just all the guys. That makes it fun.


Ideas really do matter. But in any organization a good idea will only go so far unless its proponents are willing to fight the political games to get the idea adopted.


About John Daly

Quotes 38 sayings
Profession Golfer
Birthday October 16

Real freedom will come when U.S. soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors.


Everybody goes through divorces. There's millions of people that have drinking problems. There's people that their weight goes up and down, just like mine. It's just life. And I think people relate to that. I really do.


In some organizations, it is easy to say mistakes are okay when in truth it is a zero-defect organization. You will be remembered more for your mistakes than your successes in those organizations.


Idea-Advocacy Matrix highlights a couple of things: that good ideas need to be "sold" if they are ever going to see the light of day and bad ideas sometimes do quite well because of the skills of the proponent to sell them.


I was never able to have three of four beers.

One's too many, and ten just ain't enough. Basically it's the way I've been since high school.


How you frame an issue shapes how it is viewed by others.

Great advocates frame their ideas as problems that need solutions.


You're playing competitive, and it's always better to play four competitive rounds than it is two because you sit there for a weekend and then you start all over again.


Nobody can know what's in my heart. Nobody can know what I'm thinking. I know what I've got to do.


I hit the ball as hard as I can. If I can find it, I hit it again.


I learned you can't drink whiskey and play golf.


Life is nothing but a memory. People who dwell on the bad ones aren't going to have a whole lot of good ones coming up.


Granted, I could go out and lose everything (by) gambling and drinking, but there's no sense in denying it. It's in my blood.


I will just put four or five extra packs of cigarettes in my bag and I will be fine.


Whether I'm shooting 10-under or 10-over I have to realize people have come a long way to see me play. I can't be back-handing putts.


The only way I'll ever make the Ryder Cup team is when I become captain;

then I can name myself to the team.


All four days I didn't think. I just hit. Squeaky (Medlen, his caddy) said 'kill' and I killed it.


It's nice to worry about playing golf and not all the other stuff.


[The greatest barriers to forming alliances] are not figuring out what would make others want to join with you. Assuming that what excites you excites others. Spend more time assuming people have good reasons for what they do or say and then figure out those good reasons.


He's tough (Tiger Woods). I wish I was that tough when I was his age.


My slogan is who needs fitness when you've got great equipment.


I know there's a lot of guys who would love to see me fail. Well, good. Let 'em. I'm glad.


Do I have to know rules and all that crap? Then forget it.


I enjoy the oohs! and aahs! from the gallery when I hit my drives.

But I'm getting pretty tired of the awws! and uhhs! when I miss the putt.


General personal principle: You are generally successful to the degree others want you to succeed. So get adopted! And, even more importantly, it's amazing how much you can get done when you let other people take credit for it.


Seems I used to do everything like I was on a mission.

If it was alcohol, I wanted to drink till I couldn't see straight. If it was golf, I wanted to beat everybody's brains out. If it was driving, I can get there faster'n you can. It's not anybody's fault, I guess. I was stubborn as hell. I had no direction.