Don't feel sorry because my life is over. Be happy that it happened.

— Pat Burns

The most restlessness Pat Burns quotes to discover and learn by heart

If one of my players ever wants to hit me, he better do it really hard because otherwise, I'll find a rock, a stick, or a piece of wood and believe me, it's gonna be a brawl.

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As for my career, I always said to my kids, 'You don't cry because it's over, you're happy because it happened.' That's the main thing. I'm very happy that it happened.

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An avowed homosexual, that would never be accepted in hockey - never! Because it's a milieu where everyone is often naked.

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He's as old as some trees.

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After referees negated a line change that led to Tampa Bay"s winning goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs: After all these years in the league, am I that stupid that I would put four forwards and one defenseman in a 3-3 tie, in the third period? I think everybody that knows me here knows I"m not that stupid. I might be halfway stupid, but not that stupid.

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People were so hockey-oriented, hockey-minded, without being too critical.

In Montreal, they got downright nasty sometimes.

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I'm not an overly happy person. There are times when I'm happy, and that's usually in my private life.

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