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Terry Bradshaw Quotes

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Terry Paxton Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw quotes: about growing up a momma’s boy, finding out he suffered from ADD and depression, why attitude is everything, the one thing he won’t do, and more.

“The life of a winner is the result of an unswerving commitment to a never-ending process of self-completion.”

“Being gifted intellectually is only a small part of the equation of success.  Concentrate on the factors you have control over: persistence, self-discipline, confidence.  Far more failures are due to lack of will than lack of ability.”

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.”

“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.”

“You’ve got to stand up and do your own battles.  My daddy taught me that a long time ago, that you fight your own battles.  The only way to shut everybody up is to win.”

“Pain is one of life’s great lessons.  You need to know how you’ll react to the negatives in your life.  Only then will you learn from the pain, and the next time it happens, you can speed up your healing process.”

“Leadership starts with having fun.  You gotta have fun or you’re a miserable human being.”

“Learn this one thing, how to be nice to people.  How to smile.  How to greet.”

“You can’t be anything, you can’t accomplish anything, if you don’t have somebody to listen to you, or somebody who will buy your idea.  You may as well be talking to a wall.  We have to learn we can’t do things by ourselves.”

“Your noblest dreams are born, and God’s greatest gifts are given in compensation for what you do.  Take that beautiful saying and apply it in your life.”

“Whenever you get to thinking you’re pretty special, and you’re thinking your leadership qualities are lacking… step back and give a little thought on where you are, how you got to where you are, and all the people it took to get you there.”

“For everyone here, there is a calling.  The Bible says, ‘Be still, listen, and God will speak.’  What was it about me that separated me from everybody else?  Nothing.  I just worked hard.  And I got my break.  I knew there was a purpose in my life.”

“Just because you live here doesn’t mean you’re trapped here, doesn’t mean it will hold you back, because the greatest learning experiences in the world, these are the places you are going to want to eventually come back to.  This is a good-feeling place.”

“Bad attitudes will ruin your team.”

“Bottom line is, if you turn the ball over to a team that isn’t as good, you then have brought them up to your level.”

“For an athlete, there’s no time off… until it’s over.”

“You can’t live in the past.”

“You have to understand, now, I’m a momma’s boy.  I’m from the south.  My way of being raised is totally different than the big city life.  I truly was a country boy.”

“I must have been a really tough kid to corral.  I got disciplined quite frequently.  I guess that would be the best way to say it.  The rod, I wore out the rod.  You know, spare the rod and spoil the child?  Well, I wore out the rod.”

“I didn’t know I was depressed until years later.  I got tested for ADD.  It’s nice to know you got ADD.  So, that puts you on medication.  Did that for years.  Then got tested for clinical depression.  So, finally, when they tell you this, you go, ‘Ahhh, this is great.’  So, now this explains events in your life and how you handle them.  But our society frowns on it and they don’t want their heroes to have these issues, but unfortunately I do.”

“You find out in life that people really like you funny.  So what do you give ’em?  Humor.  And then if you show them the other side, they don’t like you as much.  I find, too, that I can hide behind the idiot’s mask being funny, and you never see the sorrow or the pain.”

“Everybody handles things differently.”

“There really has been only one thing in my life that has made me feel complete, and that is the game of football.  The ability to throw a football was my God-given talent.  That was my blessing and my passion; that was my calling in life, and everything that I’ve accomplished has derived from that.”

“It’s been tough, but it has been fun.  This business has its ups and downs, just like any other one.  You get out of it what you put into it.”

“Going out to play a game in front of 100,000 spectators doesn’t worry me.  Nothing to it.”

“I’m on national TV in front of millions and I hate making mistakes.”

“I always wanted everyone to like me.  I wanted the city of Pittsburgh to be proud of me.  But my first few seasons, I could count the number of people on my bandwagon on one finger.  I don’t really care about being accepted now.  I wish I had been like that earlier.”

“I’m not ashamed of who I am.”

“I just see too many people retire and say, ‘I’m going to take off, travel, spend time with my family’ – and they are just miserable.  They end up dying.  People who work and stay active, and like what they are doing, live longer.”

“I got a family I got to answer to.  I got kids… my older parents and my preachers and everybody.”

“If I’m not the sexiest man alive, explain why so many women married me.”

“I may be dumb, but I’m not stupid.  Have I told you that I won four Super Bowls?”

“Well, I can’t run anymore.  That’s the one thing I loved doing.  And I can’t play golf hardly at all because of wrist and back pain.  All my football injuries now have arthritis in them.  I don’t have hair anymore.  I’ve shrunk.  I’m barely six feet two inches.  I just had my teeth fixed because I’m a grinder.  What else do you want to know?”

“I think people were surprised by my humor [when I became a co-host].  But I’ve been like this all my life.  I always wanted to be a comedian and do stand-up.  I was always entertaining the family.”

“I want to help people, give hope to all.  Humor is the foundation of our lives.”

“I enjoy my public speaking.  That’s what I love doing.  It’s what I’m good at.”

“I love my job.  I love the people I work with.  It’s a great gig, man, talking about something you love, having fun and entertaining the masses.”

“I guess I could say that I’ve done a movie, I’ve done a TV show, I’ve done a pregame football show, I played football, I’ve sung, I’ve danced, I’ve done Vegas.  What’s next?  I haven’t skydived and I’m not going to.”

“Being successful is fun.  The more you make, the more you can give away and help people.”

“I’m very much at peace with myself because of my faith.”

“You put a smile on your face.  You learn how to shake a hand.  You give a warm hug of encouragement, and when you can get away with it, give someone a peck on the cheek.  Will you do that for me?”

That’s it for Bradshaw; got some Gruden quotes for you next.

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