Top Quotes from Mick Foley

Everything that you want Santa to be, he is.

Mick Foley

You want the match to be like a roller coaster, so you can’t predict it.

Mick Foley

You have to believe in yourself. But you know what? There’s a fine line between believing in yourself and being delusional. And I’m sure there were a lot of people who thought I was being delusional when they saw me attempting to become a big shot in the world of pro wrestling. Luckily, it worked out: it doesn’t work out for that many people.

Mick Foley

There are guys who thrive completely on the action in the ring and see the promotion as a necessary evil, whereas I think it’s so much easier to tell people what a tough guy you are, as opposed to backing it up.

Mick Foley

You can’t satisfy everybody. If you do, you’re probably doing something wrong.

Mick Foley

I developed an interest in the history of the Negro leagues to the point where I visited the museum in Kansas City, Mo., twice and made the museum an integral part of my unheralded 2005 coming-of-age baseball novel, ‘Scooter.’

Mick Foley

Mother Nature and Father Time have not been happy with me.

Mick Foley

The idea of standing five feet away from Norah Jones and listening to her sing Neil Young’s ‘Down By The River’ was just phenomenal. I compare that to what my kids know of at a concert, which is sitting in a stadium and watching a huge screen.

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When Dee Snider and I get together for breakfast, it’s just two Long Island guys hanging out.

Mick Foley

My mother wanted me to be a writer, which I have ended up taking a long road round to.

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I always welcome being part of something positive in WWE.

Mick Foley

My greatest personal Survivor Series moment was facing The Rock in 1998 and having Mr. McMahon turn on me. That set into motion one of the best series of matches I’ve ever had and some of the most important with The Rock. Not only did we have great matches, but then we became teamed up following the rivalry, so that was big.

Mick Foley

Triple H was one of the main proponents of women’s wrestling.

Mick Foley

President-elect Trump wasn’t my choice, but I’m going to be like Dave Chappelle, and I’m going to give him a chance – but I think there are people out there with legitimate worries.

Mick Foley

I see The Rock running in 2020 and being a two-term president. I think he would be great, and I’m joking when I say I think Stephanie McMahon wouldn’t be a fine president of the United States. I think she’s got the leadership qualities. I see those two as potential candidates, and I see Kane as a congressional leader.

Mick Foley

I just feel like there’s a better mind-to-pen connection for me than a mind-to-keyboard connection.

Mick Foley

I think I had four concussions throughout my career that were diagnosed, and I guess that I’ve had seven more. But the fact that three of them came in a four month span when I was making a comeback in 2004 is a little bit scary.

Mick Foley

I really have to accept the fact that I’m not a young man anymore, that I’ve probably taken one lifetime’s worth of punishment already, and I really do need to be careful. Certainly I don’t want other WWE superstars taking the shots I did. That makes me feel very uncomfortable when I see somebody get hit with an unprotected chair shot.

Mick Foley

Edge goes out every night, and not just on pay per views; every night, Edge goes out there with the intention of stealing the show. I know that he felt like his title run had not been given the respect from the company that it deserved, and he was really hell-bent on proving that he belonged as a main event guy.

Mick Foley

You really can’t go wrong. There’s no bad New York pizza, as far as I know.

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I get asked a lot about the Rock N’ Sock Connection.

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Sooner or later, The Rock’s going to get tired of that empty space on his mantle where an Oscar should be, and that’s when I’ll get the phone call for the buddy movie that finally makes his career.

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I tell people the most important move they can make is not in the ring. It’s taking the time to get to know Mr. McMahon.

Mick Foley

I’m glad I had a chance to see great music played up close and live. In a way, that’s what I hope my show does. It’s almost like an acoustic evening with Mick Foley.

Mick Foley

As great a spectacle as WrestleMania is, there’s something to be said for seeing a guy you like telling stories from the heart from 20 feet away.

Mick Foley

By the time I got to WWE, I had a lot more confidence and willingness to speak up.

Mick Foley

I find that I get most of the same things I loved about performing in the ring when I do my live shows around the world.

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I like those really multidimensional characters like Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt.

Mick Foley

I would leave my wife for Whataburger.

Mick Foley

I saw James Ellsworth at an independent wrestling show where I was signing autographs, so I took a photo with him and put up a post on Facebook called ‘The night I met James Ellsworth.’ Just by nature of how popular that post was, how many comments there were and likes and shares, I was like, ‘people love this kid.’

Mick Foley

Nakamura, to me, is a main event star.

Mick Foley

I was told that the fact that I had nothing but good things to say about Judith Regan distinguished me. I enjoyed writing for Judith. I really enjoyed working with Victoria Wilson at Knopf, and Simon & Schuster, they’ve all been great experiences.

Mick Foley

I did like Test, and he was a guy I kept in touch with for years after we stopped working together.

Mick Foley

Everybody in wrestling is looking at the information coming in on concussions. Everyone from the NFL to the WWE to TNA to the youth soccer groups around the country are realizing that there are dangers that weren’t previously known.

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I’m not a dabbler.

Mick Foley

Everybody has the idea of Santa in their head and in their heart.

Mick Foley

I cannot look back and say I did everything I wanted to do in TNA.

Mick Foley

Back in 2004, Vince McMahon basically told me to consider WWE to be my playground, and that I could come and play any time I wanted to.

Mick Foley

Without knocking Impact Wrestling, your contribution was largely limited to what you could do in the TV show. WWE is a bigger company with a bigger infrastructure and a lot more ways to make a contribution.

Mick Foley

It’s funny: wrestlers and comics bond over remembering their best shows and their absolute worst shows.

Mick Foley

I lived in Alabama for a while during the dying days of the Continental Wrestling Federation. I lived in Montgomery and traveled all over Alabama.

Mick Foley

If you’re in my shoes, and your goal is to leave people with the biggest possible smile on their face, then doing the meet-and-greet afterwards makes sense.

Mick Foley

I think you can always learn lessons by the guys who came before you.

Mick Foley

I can look back now and say, ‘Aw, that was a little dumb taking huge bumps onto concrete before a couple of hundred fans,’ but if it wasn’t for that attitude and that type of work ethic, I never would have gotten to WWE.

Mick Foley

Maybe I should have taken it easy on the smaller shows especially, but all in all, I have no regrets.

Mick Foley

I think people who read Internet blogs are usually trying to fit it in during a busy part of their day, and there’s only so much information that you digest. Whereas an experience with a book is a little more comfortable, and I think people are a little more willing to really delve into information.

Mick Foley

I’ve actually met quite a few of my heroes from the past.

Mick Foley

I think people know by now that I do my own writing.

Mick Foley

I remember the first time I smelled B.O. was at a cross-country meet. But it wasn’t unpleasant, in a strange way. That’s what you got when you worked hard.

Mick Foley

It’s difficult to differentiate between a story that’s humorous and clever and one that actually makes people laugh out loud.

Mick Foley

A joke bombing on stage doesn’t bother me, especially if it’s intended to bomb.

Mick Foley

I do some things just to entertain myself, and I figure that part of the audience will be entertained as well.

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