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Michael Vick Quotes

Michael Dwayne Vick

Michael Vick quotes: on being way up, then way-way down, then bouncing back.

“If it’s meant to be for you, it’s going to happen.”

“You have to take advantage of opportunities when they come up.”

“No matter what, stay strong and continue to understand there’s always next year.  Your opportunity is going to come.”

“You’re going to see all the hard work pay off.”

“It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

“You are always trying to score seven.  You never get in the red-zone and think field goal.  You always want to score.”

“Sometimes as a man, you fear what you can’t see.  Nobody can predict the future.  You don’t know what’s going to happen.  Tomorrow’s not promised.  The only thing you can do is live your life, hope for the best, continue to have faith, believe in yourself.”

“You only get one shot at a second chance.”

“You wish you could go back and do some things differently.  You can’t sit here and hang your hat on what didn’t happen.  You should have made it happen.”

“Get ready.  You can’t focus on the whole dynamic of the situation.  You have to prepare and do everything to ensure that you have a chance to win.  That is what is most important.  Be ready for it.”

“Life is really all about learning from your mistakes.”

“Redemption – learn to be a better person, moving on and making a difference in the lives of other people.”

“I think in life you’re always gonna have people that have differences in regards to decision-making.”

“Once I decided football was the way for me, there was no looking back.  Nothing was going to distract me.”

“As a young kid, I only dreamed of making it to the NFL.”

“It’s always something that’s going to be a part of me.  It’s the reason why I work so hard each and every day.  It’s the reason I come to work dedicated to become the best that I can be.  Nothing’s going to come easy in life, and I’ve learned a lot of lessons, some the hard way, and I think just the things that I’ve been through have helped mold me into the person I am and what is in my future and that’s continuing to do things the right way.”

“The Boys & Girls Club helped make me the man I am today.  Because of the lessons I learned there, I’m not only a better athlete, but also a better person.”

“Finding that certain level of success isn’t purely about talent.  It’s not about being the best player on the field.  So many kids have an opportunity to go places and do great things, but you ask them the big question – what’s your GPA? – and they can’t be honest and truthful with you.  I think being the best student that you can be, first and foremost, allows you to clear your mind and walk the walk of playing football.  I want them to be better students than they are football players.”

“You set a precedent for the next generation of athletes to come.  That’s a platform that’s been followed for years.  We are role models because we have a platform to be.”

“There was a time when I was starting to feel like, ‘Okay, I made it.  I arrived.  That’s it.’  In all that, you start to think about what is really important.  You start to think that money is more important and chasing money is more important and contracts that you have – companies and appearances and staying out late and not working as hard as you can.”

“It was basically, pretty much just being, not naïve, but comfortable in the position that I was in.  Not thinking things could always go in a different direction, whether positive or negative, but mostly negative.  I mostly never paid attention to it until it happened.”

“I knew it was God the entire time.  When I was going through everything that I was going through, I just felt for a long time that there was a black cloud over my head, there was nothing that I could do right.  I knew the things that I was trying to hide from was finally catching back up with me and it showed me that God was real, that you are not bigger than anybody, not better than anybody.”

“It took a long time for me to understand how I needed to live my life.  Life is a lesson.  You make mistakes and you learn from them.  If you don’t learn from them, you really don’t get second and third opportunities – especially in my profession – and for the average citizen, it ends up you are in places you don’t want to be.”

“I screwed up one time.  If I get another opportunity, which is what I prayed for, then I had to make the most of it and I had to be real about it and be truthful.  And I got that second opportunity.  So that was my responsibility.  The promises that I made to God, I had to fulfill those responsibilities.”

“It’s good to have critics because that’s what motivates you and helps you take your game to another level.”

“I’m willing to deal with the consequences and accept responsibility for my actions.”

“During my time in prison, I told myself that I wanted to be a part of the solution and not the problem.”

“I let myself down, not being out on the football field, being in a prison bed, in a prison bunk, writing letters home, you know.  That wasn’t my life.”

“I am trying so hard to be a better person, because who I was, I am ashamed of.”

“Now that I’m trying my best to wake up, I know I have a lot of work to do.  And this isn’t about trying to win a Super Bowl ring or an MVP trophy – this is about trying to save lives.”

“Use me as an example of an instrument of change.”

“If I had one hope in life, it would be that my actions will speak louder than my words.”

“Everything happens for a reason, I just stayed optimistic and tried to stay in shape, kept the faith, kept believing.  This is what I love to do, so I continue to work hard at it.”

“People respect me; I respect them.  I’ll never change.  I realize who I am.”

“At this point in my life, it’s all about giving back.  You have to start somewhere, and I think this is a platform for kids to dream, to get an opportunity to be around professional athletes who have left a mark on the game, and know what it takes to find that certain level of success.  Life goes on.”

“I’m ready to move on to different things in my life and different facets of my life.”

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