American Football Quotes

This collection of (serious) quotes is from american football. For other football codes, see quotes from AFL, Rugby and Soccer. Lots of quotes from Vince Lombardi.

Football is like life -- it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
- Joe Paterno

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.
- Vince Lombardi

When you win, nothing hurts.
- Joe Namath

Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something ... hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.
- Roger Staubach

There is no defense against a perfect pass. I can throw the perfect pass.
- Dan Marino

To play this game (football) you must have fire in you, and there is nothing that strokes fire like hate.
- Vince Lombardi

Football Is an honest game. It's true to life. It's a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.
- Joe Namath

Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up.
- Knute Rockne

Speed is not your fastest, but your slowest man. No back can run faster than his interference.
- Jock Sutherland

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

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