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Kurt Warner Quotes

Kurtis Eugene Warner

Kurt Warner quotes: about God, going from grocery bagger to Super Bowl baller, mind muscles, and more.

“If you have a dream, never stop preparing for that.”

“You have no more excuses… what do you do from now until your opportunity presents itself?  It’s all up to you.”

“I want people to know that you can chase your dreams no matter where you are in your life, and it can work out.  I know.  It happened to me.”

“I believe that the only way to truly be fulfilled, the only way to truly be the person that God created us to be, is to live in our passion, is to do what we’re passionate about.  It changes everything about us.”

“If you love something, if you’re passionate about it, that’s where you’re going to have the greatest impact on the people around you: by living in those passions and sharing that passion with other people and sharing your gifts and what God created you to be.”

“The farther we go down a negative path, which we see every day, the more we yearn for the positive.”

“If you’re willing to put yourself and your dreams on the line, at the very least you’ll discover an inner strength you may not have known existed.”

“As far as success, I have always felt that success is determined by competitiveness.”

“You have to learn how not to be defined by failure.”

“The road to our dreams has many detours.”

“Nothing is a guarantee at all.”

“Any time you make a change, and a major change, as you try to establish something, there’s a lot of question marks there on what’s going to happen moving forward.”

“The great ones have the ability to focus and tune everything else out and see more than the others.”

“The bottom line is about the technique.  The little things.  Fine-tuning what we have to do.  No matter who is out there, maybe they’re not going to be as good… but the bottom line for us is to make sure we’re doing the right things.”

“You don’t want to be sitting out the game.  You want to be out there battling, no question.  But at the same time, when those things happen, what do you do?  Do you stew on it and pout about it, or do you do everything you can to get back on the winning track?”

“That’s part of the deal.  You’re going to be criticized.  I always welcomed that.  Not everyone believes what I believe.  And I welcome the criticism, not because I like it, but because it means they’re watching you.  It presents an opportunity to share your message and share your faith.”

“The greatest impact you can have on people is never what you say but how you live.  You set the standard with your actions.  The words can come after.”

“I think, a lot of times, where people see they’re insufficient or lacking in certain areas, they feel they’re being judged even when they’re not.  And they condemn themselves more than anyone else does.”

“I think a lot of people miss out on opportunities, they miss out on achieving their dream, and they miss out on doing what they love to do because they’re allowing something else, something outside of them and outside of God, to dictate what their life’s going to look like.”

“Having seven kids, you love being in a position where you know how you act, what you say, and how you help someone can ultimately impact their long-term success or belief or confidence.”

The Biggest Loser, The Voice, and American Idol… they’re giving people opportunities to do what they’ve always dreamed of doing.  To me, that’s great reality television.”

“Any time you’re comfortable or familiar with something, it’s easier than something you’re not familiar with.”

“I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, so in Iowa, we didn’t have a pro sports team, so it was all about the Hawks, and everybody was a Hawkeyes fan, and everybody had their black and gold and had something Hawkeye-related.”

“I am where I am because I believed and I never gave up.”

“I’ve always had confidence.”

“I always felt like wherever I was, I’d be successful.”

“I’ve always known that if I got the right opportunity and the right system, I could be successful.”

“I wish I could say someone taught me my mental toughness, it would have been a lot less painful.”

“A lot of people, when they see my career, they hear or remember, ‘Sat on the bench four years in college, got cut by the Packers, worked in a grocery store, and then won the Super Bowl.’  That’s kind of the timeline the people see when they hear ‘Kurt Warner.'”

“It changed my life in an extreme way… by winning the Super Bowl and getting the MVP, [it] set my place in history.  It cements it and it’s very special.  There is something that comes with it, something everyone recognizes and knows.  No one can ever take it away from you.”

“I didn’t corner the market on great stories.  I’m not the only one who can do something like work at a grocery store and then win a Super Bowl.  Other people can do it.  You hope people will see that and say, ‘Hey, that will be me.’  They’re going to chase after it like I did.  And they’re going to be the next one.”

“The thing that I appreciate so much about my career and journey is that I do believe everybody can relate to it.  There were highs and lows, obviously, before I got to the NFL.  And then I got there and won a championship.”

“The thing I’m most proud of in my career was to be able to help two organizations go someplace that they’ve never been before.  Not many people get that opportunity to do it with one.”

“I really feel like my story in modern day times is very similar to a biblical story: you know, somebody that nobody expected, that everybody said couldn’t, and by God’s grace and power, I was able to accomplish a lot.”

“I became a Christian at about 26 years old as I was going through the process of playing Arena football and trying to get back into the NFL and pursue my dream.”

“When you speak and represent the person of Jesus Christ in all actions of your life, people are drawn to that.  You set the standard with your actions.  The words can come after.”

“I believe that the Lord has a plan for each of us that’s better than anything we can imagine, even if that plan isn’t obvious to us at every stage.  He prepared me for this over a long period of time – in lower-profile locker rooms and the grocery store and in Europe, through all the personal tragedies and in spite of the people who doubted me along the way.”

“Whether I’m a Super Bowl Champion or a regular guy stocking groceries at the Hy-Vee, sharing my faith and glorifying Jesus is the central focus of my time on this earth.”

“The bottom line is you want to impact the place you go and the people you’re around, and I hope I’ve done that in my football career, both on and off the field.”

“I am humbled the Lord has given me such an amazing life to impact others.”

“You have to live life for today and for this moment.”

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