Somewhere inside, we hear a voice. It leads us in the direction of the person we wish to become. But it is up to us whether or not to follow.— Pat Tillman
Special American Football quotations
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
Football is just a game. What matters is what you play for.
Remind your critics when they say you don't have the expertise or experience to do something that an amateur built the ark and the experts built the Titanic
But when I look back I can't call myself unlucky.
My 23rd birthday was December 14. In these years I have had more than most people get in a lifetime.
True loyalty is that quality of service that grows under adversity and expands in defeat. Any street urchin can shout applause in victory, but it takes character to stand fast in defeat. One is noise - the other, loyalty.
Greatness is a lot of small things done well.
Day after day, workout after workout, obedience after obedience, day after day.
There's no substitute for hard work and effort beyond the call of duty.
That is what strengthens the soul and ennobles one's character.
If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn't the same as the one I was wearing, I'd run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother.
Alabama fans love Alabama football. Auburn fans love Auburn.
Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.
Happiness does not come from football awards.
It's terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don't dream football, I dream the American dream - two cars in a garage, be a happy father.
I have two secret weapons -- my legs, my arms and my brain.
A goal without a plan is a wish.
Hey fellas! This is what you work all off season for.
This is why you lift all them weights! This is why you do all that!
With the game on the line. I want the ball in my hands.
My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team.
I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated
The more honor and self-respect among players, the greater the team.
It's not what you achieve in life, but who you become as a person due to those achievements.
Never stop being YOU. I am out to be the best ME I can be. Do what you LOVE and you will be badass.
Our strength is that we don't have any weaknesses.
Our weakness is that we don't have any real strengths.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
Every time I step on the field, I'm going to give my whole heart regardless of the score.
Power isn’t just about going forward. It’s about not letting anything hold you back.
It doesn't matter what you all think, what you all say about me, because when I go home at night, the same people that I look in the face, my family that I love, that's all that really matters to me.
The big time is not a place; it's the state of your heart. It's not something you get; it's something you become.
Football is not a game but a religion, a metaphysical island of fundamental truth in a highly verbalized, disguised society, a throwback of 30,000 generations of anthropological time.
Your retirement is an opportunity to live out your dreams and take care of your family. Don’t leave it to chance.
Sometimes as a man, you fear what you can't see.
Nobody can predict the future. You don't know what's going to happen. Tomorrow's not promised. The only thing you can do is live your life, hope for the best, continue to have faith, believe in yourself.
Every step, whether at high school or at college or at the NFL, I had to climb and crawl and scratch to get there.
Rapport? You mean like, You'll run as fast as you can, and I'll throw it as far as I can?
Make sure when anyone tackles you he remembers how much it hurts.
When it's third and ten, you can take the milk drinkers and I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time.
Maybe a good rule in life is never become too important to do your own laundry.