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Eli Manning Quotes

Elisha Nelson Manning

Eli Manning quotes: Giants quarterback on winning, ups and downs, pressure plays, having fun, standing out, and more.

“It’s all about having fun.  Play hard and fair, don’t hurt anybody.  Feel good about what you’re doing and how you’re doing it.”

“I don’t think in the past.  I don’t think in the future.  You grasp the moment.”

“Be committed to whatever you’re doing.  That’s something I’ve taken to heart and tried to do with whatever activities I take up.”

“It doesn’t happen automatically.  Sometimes it comes from hard work and repetition.”

“If you’re on time, if you’re doing the right things, you’re preparing, you’re going out there every day and working hard, then you’ll be in good shape.”

“You know your goals and what you need to do to get better – just eliminate the bad.”

“I think big – that’s what my mother taught me.  If you think small and accomplish it, what does it mean?  Who cares?  To me the sky’s the limit, and I’m going to try and get there.”

“Money isn’t always going to make it happen.  It’s important to be around people that have the right kind of attitude, being happy about what you’re doing.”

“You never want to try to do something that’s not you or you don’t feel comfortable doing.  That’s where you get in trouble.”

“One thing my dad says is, ‘Be yourself.  You are who you are.  That’s how you got here.  Don’t try to change or be something you’re not.'”

“My idea is, I shine, you shine.  If I’m doing well and you’re with me, you do well.”

“I go through life with a smile because I know things can be worse than they are.”

“I’ve been a leader practically my whole life.  I don’t know what it is to follow.”

“I’m the type of person who loves to stay busy, even in my off-season.”

“I went through that phase where I wanted to almost be different than my brother.  Just kind of argued a little louder or if there was a curfew, I always came in a little later than I was supposed to.  If it was set for 12, I would come in at 12:45.  I would test the limits a little.  There was no real reason and I grew out of it, eventually.”

“Obviously, you want to teach your child between right and wrong, respect and being kind to others, whether it’s their sisters or parents.  You try to teach them by example, talk to them and explain certain situations.  But there’s also a time to put them in time out or let them know they’ve made a mistake and try to learn from it.”

“It’s rare to have a best friend who is also your brother and also an NFL football player, and he knows exactly what I’m talking about.”

“My favorite football memory isn’t beating Florida or winning the bowl game.  My favorite memories are of playing football with my brothers and my dad in the front yard when I was younger.”

“I’ve always been a player and a person who wanted to be the best at whatever he did.”

“No, we believed in ourselves all year.  That’s the position you want to be in.”

“Opportunities are running out, and this is the do-or-die situation when the ball is in your hands, and you can either help your team to victory or not.  And so I want to be in those situations.  I think about them, and almost look forward to them.”

“It’s fun when you go out there and things are clicking.  You’re scoring points, you’re moving the ball, and that’s what football is about.  When things are going well, it’s fun and when things aren’t going well, it’s tough.  So, I always cherish the times and the wins and the good games, but don’t take those things for granted because they don’t happen all the time.”

“I go crazy trying to energize people, cuz that’s what I am.  I’m a battery.  If you’re down, you can plug into me and get charged up.”

“You can’t join a team and give up on it because you lose a few games or things aren’t going well.”

“We don’t mind working hard to be successful.  We don’t mind working to be at our best.”

“For the first time ever, I didn’t know what the future held.  I tried not to overthink it and draw conclusions off information I didn’t know.  Just had to say, ‘Hey, I have to be positive through the season, offseason, and just work out and be ready for whatever is thrown at me.'”

“I work extremely hard to keep my job and when you almost lose something it makes you appreciate it even more.  That’s certainly the case here.”

“I want to stand out.  After my career is over, I want people to say, ‘He was different.’  It’s not to be outrageous.  I just want people to know that when I played ball, I was having fun.”

“I’m not satisfied.  I’m still enjoying this.  I still feel like I’m in the best part of my career and I can play at a high level.  This is what I love to do – playing football and winning games.”

Now read his big brother’s quotes.

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