I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
Reported in "Best: Decline of the golden boy", BBC News (June 14 2005).
Alcoholics Anonymous might have worked for me if I had been anonymous, but I was not. People kept asking me for my autograph.George Best
I will respect this liver. After all, it's not mine.George Best
I told the assembled media that I was not the White Pele and that Pele was in fact the Black George Best.George Best
If you'd given me the choice of going out and beating four men and smashing a goal in from thirty yards against Liverpool or going to bed with Miss World, it would have been a difficult choice. Luckily, I had both.George Best
I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World.George Best
I've stopped drinking, but only while I'm asleep.George Best
In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol - it was the worst 20 minutes of my life.George Best
He cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he doesn't score many goals. Apart from that he's all right.George Best
There have been a few players described as the new George Best over the years, but this is the first time it's been a compliment to me.George Best