Motivational Quotes from Bill Parcells

You don’t get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results.

Bill Parcells

There are two things in New York, euphoria and disaster.

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You get too old to lose. When you were a young guy, you bounced back from losses.

Bill Parcells

When Super Bowl time comes around, I get jealous.

Bill Parcells

I think there are a lot of good people, a lot of good football guys in the NFL.

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I just coach the way I was coached when I was young, in my formative years. I grew up under demanding people, that demanded things from you, expected you to toe the mark.

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Success is never final, but failure can be.

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I just try to do the best job I possibly can – put the blinders on, go to work and be the best you can possibly be. Once you have done everything that you possibly can – you’ve put forth your greatest effort – then I can live with whatever’s next.

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Look, coaching is about human interaction and trying to know your players. Any coach would tell you that. I’m no different.

Bill Parcells

I was fighting every windmill, especially when I was in college.

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I spent a lot of time with my teams, especially in the East Coast teams, talking about dealing with the elements a lot of time, and a lot of instruction about field position and those kind of things. I like that variable.

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The only players I hurt with my words are the ones who have an inflated opinion of their ability. I can’t worry about that.

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Why would you live your life worrying about something that’s not going to happen?

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I’m not really in the excuse business.

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God’s been good to me, He really has. I don’t know why he picked me out… Just think about it: I virtually coached in my hometown. From the middle of the Meadowlands field, it can’t be but a couple of miles. I was lucky to do that.

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If you’ve ever won a championship, then that’s all you’re interested in doing.

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When you don’t know that you don’t know, it’s a lot different than when you do know that you don’t know.

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My entire life has been spent thinking about this game. That’s pretty narrow… I don’t view myself as a person who’s well-versed in very many subjects. I’m not proud of that.

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So if the players trust the coach, it’s not a problem. If the players don’t trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa.

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I have a lot of great friends in football. The game was great to me. And I’ve been able to do other things in television and enjoy that, meeting those people.

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I grew up under demanding people, that demanded things from you, expected you to toe the mark.

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There is winning and there is misery.

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There’s a line, players usually don’t cross it and coaches usually don’t cross it. Every once in a while you get a little temper tantrum on both sides, I certainly have had ’em. I’m not proud of those.

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I’ve been around enough to know what it takes to get a team to reach its potential, and I want players who want to reach their potential.

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If you’re sensitive, you will have a hard time with me.

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You ask yourself, ‘What do you want your legacy to be?’ I’m content at this point to say, ‘Those who follow me.’ Romeo Crennel, Bill Belichick, Sean Payton, to name a few. I think I’ve got a pretty good group, so far.

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Nowadays, if you are afraid of confrontation, you are not going to do very well.

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I love football; I enjoy it. That’s why I’ve been in this game as many years as I have. I still like it. I get excited about it.

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If you have fun, fine. It’s not all life and death.

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I’ll call somebody ‘dumb’ or ‘stupid’ if they make a dumb or stupid play. I don’t know any other word for it, and if they don’t like the word, that’s too bad.

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I think confrontation is healthy, because it clears the air very quickly.

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No matter how much you’ve won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you’re not winning now, so you stink.

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I like linebackers. I collect ’em. You can’t have too many good ones.

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Something goes wrong, I yell at them -‘Fix it’- whether it’s their fault or not. You can only really yell at the players you trust.

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Don’t worry about it. It’s just a bunch of guys with an odd-shaped ball.

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You are what you are.

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I’m not trying to keep anybody happy.

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Usually older players, late in the season, start to get cold.

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I have a house in Saratoga Springs.

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By and large, I’ve been healthy all my life.

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I don’t have to make examples out of players to establish my own place. I don’t feel like I have to.

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I am demanding.

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The NFL has been good to me.

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The thing I really look for in this business is there are guys who are into football and there are guys who are in the profession for other reasons.

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I got more money than I can spend now.

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When I was coaching with the Patriots, the players pulled a practical joke and I said, ‘Do you think I’m Charlie the Tuna, like a sucker?’ After that, they called me Tuna.

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Well, I’ve had a long standing relationship with Gatorade and they’ve been very, very good to me. And I believe in their products, I really do. I’ve used them for many, many years.

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If the players don’t trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa.

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The media dwells mostly on negativity.

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I don’t look at a problem and put variables in there that don’t affect it.

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I’m a little superstitious.

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I can’t live my life worrying about something that might never happen.

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