Football is the quintessential American sport. Whether you're a member of a team or just an avid fan, YourDictionary's collection of football quotes offers a variety of insights into your favorite sport from players, coaches, and fans alike.
You can learn a line from a win and a book from defeat.
American football coach in the AAFC and the NFL
A football team is like a beautiful woman. When you do not tell her so, she forgets she is beautiful.arsène wenger
American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party.Sue Lawley
If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?vince lombardi
Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but it is hardly suitable for delicate boys.oscar wilde
A game that requires the constant conjuring of animosity.vince lombardi
"It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog."
"We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time."
"Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones."
Anyone who's just driven 90 yards against huge men trying to kill them has earned the right to do jazz hands.craig ferguson
I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. It's a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.craig ferguson
Football combines two of the worst things in American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.George Will
You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the end zone.John madden
Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.elbert hubbard
The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win.Tom Brady
If you're a quarterback, you want everything on your shoulders. You want to be the one to make the decisions.Tom Brady
Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.Tom Brady
The reason women don't play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public.Phyllis Diller
Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.Frank gifford
Football doesn't build character, it reveals character!Marv Levy
God, as some cynic has said, is always on the side which has the best football coach.heywood broun
The experience of being on a team teaches athletes to work together, persevere in spite of obstacles, and continually motivate themselves to be the best they can be. This character-building sentiment is expressed in many popular football sayings. "Football doesn't build character, it reveals character!" Marv Levy said.
Another positive aspect of playing on a football team is that it promotes channeling aggression and frustration into constructive behavior. Young men across the country have found that football helps them deal with their emotions in a more positive light and gives them a chance to excel in a way that helps build self-esteem. Laurie Anderson sums this up with the slightly humorous football quote, "The same boys who got detention in elementary school for beating the crap out of people are now rewarded for it. They call it football."
If you'd rather watch from the stands than be out in the field, enjoying a game with friends can be a great bonding experience. Or, as Craig Ferguson points out, it can also be a good distraction when you don't feel like talking. "I like football. I find it's an exciting strategic game. It's a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving."