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Tom Brady quotes: sayings from the best quarterback to ever play the game.

“You have to believe in your process.  You have to believe in the things that you are doing to help the team win.  I think you have to take the good with the bad.”

“Things don’t correct themselves, you’ve got to go out there and work hard to correct them.”

“Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled.  So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept them.”

“I am not a person that’s self-satisfied just being out there.  I want to go out there and play great.”

“You push your body to the limits, but you have to train your body to deal with the limits.”

“I’m much more comfortable and confident running out on the field in front of 70,000 people instead of standing in front of a camera trying to say some lines.  The people who do that as a profession are very talented because it’s certainly not easy.”

“Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness you talk about translates into competitiveness.”

“I think I have a certain respect for people, you know.  And I guess a lot of times I expect that respect to go both ways.”

“Maybe some people can wake up and play PlayStation all day, but that’s never been me.”

“We all have experiences in our lives that change us, and we all learn from people, like my dad, but at the end of the day, it’s only us.  And we’re only responsible to make ourselves happy.”

“After the first day of practice, there’s not one guy who’s playing at 100% or who feels great.  Sometimes, getting up in the morning and brushing your teeth is the hardest part of the day – it just hurts.”

“You wanna know which ring is my favorite?  The next one.”

“A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.”

“If you don’t believe in yourself why is anyone else going to believe in you?”

“I always try to do as much as I can do.  I’m never a person that does just enough, because I’d regret it and think I probably could have done more.  I probably go too far and have to reel myself back in, which works in some things, and other things, it doesn’t work.”

“I’m an emotional person.  Sometimes I can’t help it.”

“Life is not living in the suburbs with a white picket fence.  That’s not life.  Somehow, our American culture has made it out that that’s what life needs to be – and if it’s not that, it’s all screwed up.  It’s not.”

“I have a memory, and I can just eliminate mistakes when they come up because I’ve already made them.”

“My personal feelings are my personal feelings.  I don’t want to express them with anyone except for a very few people.  It just doesn’t do any good.  It really doesn’t.”

“I didn’t come this far to only come this far, so we’ve still got further to go.”

“I think it’s a feeling like I’ve got it all figured out.  There’s nothing that can shock me anymore.  There’s nothing I haven’t anticipated; so at that point, there is a calmness.”

“I think that at the start of a game, you’re always playing to win, and then maybe if you’re ahead late in the game, you start playing not to lose.  The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win.”

“If I have something to say, I want it to be meaningful.”

“Every man should know, if you’re comfortable and you like it, you should do it.  Everyone always worries about what the girls think, what the guys think.  If you like it, do it.”

“I’m not a person who defends myself very often.  I kind of let my actions speak for me.”

“To me, football is so much about mental toughness, it’s digging deep, it’s doing whatever you need to do to help a team win and that comes in a lot of shapes and forms.”

“One thing I learned in college is that the coach decides who plays, and when he says to go in there, you play your butt off.”

“I’m a pretty good winner.  I’m a terrible loser.  And I rub it in pretty good when I win.”

“You never get over losses.  I’ve never gotten over one loss I’ve had in my career.  They always stick with me.”

“I don’t care about three years ago.  I don’t care about two years ago.  I don’t care about last year.  The only things I care about is this week.”

“I’m not really concerned with portraying this tough warrior.  I mean, that’s part of my job and I take that very seriously.  But I don’t have anything to hide, and I’m not concerned with what people think.”

“The only thing I ever wanted to be was a professional football player.”

“Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities.  Everybody struggles in different ways.”

“My job is to play quarterback and I’m going to do that the best way I know how because I owe that to my teammates regardless or who is out there on the field with me.”

“When I’m out on the football field, I have so much confidence in what I’m doing.”

“It’s never come easy for me.  I don’t think my mind allows me to rest ever.  I have, I think, a chip on my shoulder, and some deep scars that I don’t think were healed.”

“If you’re a quarterback, you want everything on your shoulders.  You want to be the one to make the decisions.”

“I don’t want to wake up and be bored.  That’s probably my greatest fear is to have nothing to do.  What better job is there than to play quarterback for an NFL team, and certainly one that I’ve been on for a long time and had success with?  I don’t plan on giving it up any time soon.”

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