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Dan Marino Quotes
Dan Marino Quotes
"All you have to do is try not to change. But I wouldn't know how not to be myself." "As a team, you need to come from behind every once in awhile just to do it. Good for the attitude. It makes it exciting. And when everybody knows you have to throw it... that makes it fun too." "Everyone has secret ambitions; mine was to be a rock singer. I thought I could sing. But when you sing in the shower, or with headphones, what sounds good to you doesn't always sound so great to others. My parents demanded I close all our windows when I acted out my rock dreams." "I don't need to be motivated by anybody. Never have." "I don't worry about things as far as statistics are concerned. I just want to prepare the best I can and play hard and smart to help the team every week. We have a lot of talented people around me and when you have guys who want to play and to win and they're not selfish, you're going to be a success." "I have always said that I want to finish my career with the Dolphins and this put me closer to that goal. I have been fortunate to break many personal records, but my overiding goal is to win a Super Bowl here in Miami." "I just try to be myself, whatever that is. I don't think about how I'll be remembered. I just want to be consistent over a long period of time. That's what the great players do." "I know how important it is to spend time with my wife and children because I know what it meant to me to have my father and mother around when I was growing up. During the season it's not always easy... But I need that balance and I know that my kids and my wife need it as well." "I know I've got to just keep throwing the ball. That's what I do best." "I look at it this way. I'm not putting age limits on what I can do. As long as I can do the job to help the team win and feel like I'm playing at a high level, which I feel I can do for a long while, I'm going to play no matter what my age is." "I love to play football. I'm looking forward to a good year. Win a Super Bowl - that's all I want to do. I'm professional enough to give 110 percent. I want to win. For myself. the team, and the fans. I feel I've been a leader for a lot of years on this team. I'm going to do my part and play as hard as I can." "I think I have a passion for playing the game. I love to play, and I want to play at a high level. You have to do the right things in order to continue at that level." "I think I'm going to be around awhile." "I think it's more and more important to spend time with your children, because it seems to be harder and harder for them to succeed as their parents have succeeded." "I think positive. I always think we're going to score. Two minutes is a lot of time if you have timeouts and you're throwing every down. You have to make the right decisions. I've always had great receivers, which helps. It's not just me doing it." "I throw better than anybody in college and I can throw with anybody in the pros. There, that's what I think." "I try to play my game and that's being emotional because I'm that kind of guy." "I want to know what it's like to play in a Super Bowl and win one. My career will be great without it. But, personally, selfishly, I want to know what it feels like." "I'm a very happy man. In everyday life, just walking around, I'm a fairly pleasant person to be around most of the time. Basically, I'm pretty mellow. Really, the only time I ever get upset is when I'm playing football. When things aren't going right or something, that's when I get the most upset." "I'm getting married because I'm in love with a girl and want to spend my life with her. You can't live your life doing what other people want you to or you'll be miserable. At some point you just have to be yourself." "I'm in a unique position to help others. I don't do more than anyone else does but, through people and corporations I'm involved with, I can help raise a lot of money. That's one of the reasons we started the foundation, as a vehicle through which we could channel that money to worthwhile causes." "I've always admired Coach Shula. I thought I'd be drafted a little sooner, but now I'm happy I wasn't and Miami was around to pick me." "I've been a Dolphin for 17 years, and I'll be a Dolphin for the rest of my life. That will never change." "If you ask any great player or great quarterback, there's a certain inner confidence that you're as good as anybody. But you can't say who is the absolute best. To be considered is special in itself." "If you don't play to win right now, why even play? I think that's the attitude of the coaching staff and everybody involved in the organization." "It's an honor to be considered with the great players, but you have to consider the fact that I've had a lot of help. It's fun." "It's nice to feel the fans are behind you. You shouldn't concern yourself with things like that - but it does matter." "It's real nice and exciting for me to break the records, but it's more exciting for me to be on a winning team." "My father always taught me to appreciate what you're fortunate to have and give back to those who need it. No part of our society is more important than the children, especially the ones who need our help." "My parents would always say, 'It doesnt' matter if it's a guy picking up the garbage or the President of the United States, treat everybody as you would want to be treated." "Obviously I'm not 21 anymore, but I think I can still throw with anybody." "Once it's gone, it's gone. Golfers get to play their sport just about their whole lives, baseball players play a pretty long time. But football, it's over fast, and once it's over you're not going to get that same feeling, the competition, Sunday afternoon. Everything about it is going to be over." "Sometimes, I wish we were all amateurs again. I'd play for nothing. Ab-so-lute-ly free. But that's not the system." "Sure, the home-field is an advantage - but so is having a lot of talent." "There is no defense against a perfect pass. I can throw the perfect pass." "We can change the lives of autistic children. We can make a difference. There are hundreds of families in Florida who can't afford the therapists." "We were talking about how old quarterbacks can't throw before 10 am... Practice starts too early for us. Wake me up in the middle of the night and I can throw. I can throw anytime." "We're not running the ball again until we get ahead. Shula was calling the plays, but I told them, 'I don't care what he calls. We're throwing every pass from now until we get the lead.' To Shula's credit, he always gave me that option." "We've been blessed with four beautiful children. Michael, he doesn't have much of a problem anymore. He is high functional, probably because of early intervention." "When you work hard to do everything you can to win, it's disappointing when you lose. It eats at you a little... It's hard to put into words what being back in the playoffs means. Anybody who's competitive all year long wants the opportunity to have a chance to get in the Super Bowl." "You can do more, you can always do more." "You have to feel you're the best at what you do. You don't have to come out and say it. But you have to know it within yourself." "You need to feel that the game is important to you. Lose that feeling and you lose your edge. There's no faking that kind of emotion. You can't invent the feeling. It's got to be natural, real."