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35 of the Best Lawrence Taylor Quotes (FOOTBALL)

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“But every day I tell my story, and be comfortable with my story and be comfortable with what I’ve done, and what I did, and how I am today, it lessens the likelihood it will ever happen.”

Lawrence Taylor
You can't tell them anything, but hopefully they will learn from the example and won't have to go through it.
You can’t tell them anything, but hopefully they will learn from the example and won’t have to go through it.

“And I tell ya, when I sit in that sound booth and started reading the script and starting to get into the character, man, it’s an easy jump for me, because I understand what it’s all about.”

Lawrence Taylor
And once you cross over into that world, no matter how strong you are, you have to pay the price.
And once you cross over into that world, no matter how strong you are, you have to pay the price.
If I'm going to break them, I'm going to break them both.
If I’m going to break them, I’m going to break them both.

“All you can do is put your story out there enough times and hope that a couple will understand that no matter what type of athlete you are – there were no athletes better than I was, there was no one who had more going for him than I did, there was no athlete stronger mentally than I was.”

Lawrence Taylor
I had everything working my way, strong as a bull. And still I ignored the rules of the game of life.
I had everything working my way, strong as a bull. And still I ignored the rules of the game of life.

“There were probably about five games in my career where everything was moving in slow motion and you could be out there all day, totally in the zone, and you don’t even know where you are on the field, everything is just totally blocked out.”

Lawrence Taylor
First of all, a player has to know what is banned and what is not banned.
First of all, a player has to know what is banned and what is not banned.
I don't live that life anymore, it's as simple as that.
I don’t live that life anymore, it’s as simple as that.

10 Lawrence Taylor Quotes on Playing Football

You try to stay within the rules for the sake of the game, but you can always turn up the intensity.
You try to stay within the rules for the sake of the game, but you can always turn up the intensity.
Football is not a game for the weak of heart, because every day you've got a hundred reasons to take all those pads off and say, 'Fk it.'
Football is not a game for the weak of heart, because every day you’ve got a hundred reasons to take all those pads off and say, ‘F**k it.’
There are guys who want to shoot the last shot and others who want to pass off. I want that last shot.
There are guys who want to shoot the last shot and others who want to pass off. I want that last shot.
Taking them out of the picture, so to speak, what football really is, the savagery, the core root of football, it doesn't change. It really puts the real in football.
Taking them out of the picture, so to speak, what football really is, the savagery, the core root of football, it doesn’t change. It really puts the real in football.
If they play dirty, then you play dirty.
If they play dirty, then you play dirty.
In football, you can always maim a person if you wanted to.
In football, you can always maim a person if you wanted to.
I'll tell you, there were only a few games in my career where I was totally oblivious to everything around me, where I was in the zone.
I’ll tell you, there were only a few games in my career where I was totally oblivious to everything around me, where I was in the zone.
People get hurt all the time in the game of football, it's part of what we do.
People get hurt all the time in the game of football, it’s part of what we do.
As players, we always have a way to get back at you.
As players, we always have a way to get back at you.
I played one game, and one game played me.
I played one game, and one game played me.

2 Lawrence Taylor Quotes on Lifestyle

Football is not part of that lifestyle anymore.
Football is not part of that lifestyle anymore.
I have a whole different type of lifestyle.
I have a whole different type of lifestyle.

2 Lawrence Taylor Quotes About Steroids

Steroids are for guys who want to cheat opponents.
Steroids are for guys who want to cheat opponents.
Cocaine is totally different than steroids.
Cocaine is totally different than steroids.

3 Funny Lawrence Taylor Quotes to Ponder

When you get old, everything is hurting. When I get up in the morning, it sounds like I'm making popcorn.
When you get old, everything is hurting. When I get up in the morning, it sounds like I’m making popcorn.
They would almost throw the cops in jail when they tried to arrest me.
They would almost throw the cops in jail when they tried to arrest me.
Most of the games don't let you focus too much on the cheerleaders, but I've been watching these girls.
Most of the games don’t let you focus too much on the cheerleaders, but I’ve been watching these girls.

8 Lawrence Taylor Quotes that Will Make You Think

“You can take a substance that works in your system, but then you take this over here that’s not banned, and this over here that’s not banned, but if you mix them together, you’ve got a banned substance in your system.”

Lawrence Taylor
Well, actually, I do the voiceover for Quentin Sands.
Well, actually, I do the voiceover for Quentin Sands.
I'll never bowl with him again. After he got a strike, he spiked the ball.
I’ll never bowl with him again. After he got a strike, he spiked the ball.
I like companies that try and break away from the norm.
I like companies that try and break away from the norm.
Hopefully the new breed of kids won't have to go through that hard lesson - my kids, my grandkids, my fans' kids, hopefully they won't have to go through it.
Hopefully the new breed of kids won’t have to go through that hard lesson – my kids, my grandkids, my fans’ kids, hopefully they won’t have to go through it.

“The NFL, and I’ve played a lot of years for them, and they have a lot of restrictions on their players, they have restrictions on their licensees, they have restrictions on everything.”

Lawrence Taylor
LT was just a wilder person. I don't go that route no more.
LT was just a wilder person. I don’t go that route no more.
I guess another message I'd like to say with this book is no matter how many times you fail. I failed a lot of times trying to get clean, and never thought I'd get to this point.
I guess another message I’d like to say with this book is no matter how many times you fail. I failed a lot of times trying to get clean, and never thought I’d get to this point.

(MUST READ) LT: Over the Edge: Tackling Quarterbacks, Drugs, and a World Beyond Football

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