Best Quotes from Terry Bradshaw

By | July 31, 2018

All great empires die from within.

Terry Bradshaw

The First Amendment rights, everybody has them.

Terry Bradshaw

I may be dumb, but I’m not stupid.

Terry Bradshaw

You have to understand, now, I’m a momma’s boy. I’m from the south. My way of being raised is totally different than the big city life. I truly was a country boy.

Terry Bradshaw

I have more of an identity with Cowher than I do Tomlin. I knew Cowher when he came over from Kansas City as a defensive coordinator, and his teams were tough. Tomlin came in from Minnesota, and I didn’t know anything about him. So maybe it’s unfair for me to make the comparison.

Terry Bradshaw

As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, boy… there’s something about winning a Super Bowl.

Terry Bradshaw

You’ve got to stand up and do your own battles. My daddy taught me that a long time ago, that you fight your own battles. The only way to shut everybody up is to win.

Terry Bradshaw

I’m always happy-go-lucky, and people look at me and find it shocking that I could be depressed.

Terry Bradshaw

If I could reach down in my heart, I would say I’m sorry for every unkind word and thought I ever had.

Terry Bradshaw

Bad attitudes will ruin your team.

Terry Bradshaw

I’m taking memory power boost tablets to help me every day and doing the puzzles to help me stay focused.

Terry Bradshaw

I love the national anthem.

Terry Bradshaw

Forget politics and what their platforms were and everything, because you can take whoever you want to take, but the guy that I liked was Nixon… He was a smart man.

Terry Bradshaw

When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway.

Terry Bradshaw

You find out in life that people really like you funny. So what do you give ’em? Humor. And then if you show them the other side, they don’t like you as much. I find, too, that I can hide behind the idiot’s mask being funny, and you never see the sorrow or the pain.

Terry Bradshaw

I just like to catch fish, I don’t care if it weighs half a pound or 10 pounds. But I can’t do a lot of casting. I can work a jig or a worm. But not for long, especially if the big ones are biting. Those big bass will make it hurt after a while.

Terry Bradshaw

Bottom line is, if you turn the ball over to a team that isn’t as good, you then have brought them up to your level.

Terry Bradshaw

I enjoy my public speaking. That’s what I love doing. It’s what I’m good at.

Terry Bradshaw

You can’t have ‘yes’ people around you.

Terry Bradshaw

I would start with the most important thing a quarterback has to be: poised. If you panic in that pocket, you are no good. I don’t care what else is there; you have to be poised.

Terry Bradshaw

It was driving me crazy that I couldn’t remember something that I studied the night before. All it did was trigger my anxiety, and all of sudden everything would snowball on me.

Terry Bradshaw

I was thinking, mothers show their love for their sons so much greater than dads do.

Terry Bradshaw

The only thing I care about is my family.

Terry Bradshaw

I am a man that loves the flag.

Terry Bradshaw

I really started to forget things. That’s why I quit reciting statistics: because I couldn’t remember them exactly, and I stayed away from mentioning some players by name because I really wasn’t sure, and I didn’t want to make a mistake.

Terry Bradshaw

When I was labeled stupid, that scarred me forever.

Terry Bradshaw

What’s the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence.

Terry Bradshaw

I know this golf tournament has my name on it but it’s not about me. It’s about the Louisiana Tech family. There is nothing greater than being a part of the Bulldog family.

Terry Bradshaw

People respect you more if you just play and blow something out than if you take the easier road. That’s how we think. You get more respect and people play harder for you. Just play till you blow it. Just play till it goes.

Terry Bradshaw

You can’t dodge them all. I got hammered plenty of times through the years. But you just get up and keep playing. I can tell you from experience, though. Sometimes it hurts like hell.

Terry Bradshaw

After three failed marriages, I know what it’s like to be replaced. So that’s kind of how Joey Harrington must feel today… A former No. 1 choice looks to me like he’s going to be a bust in Detroit.

Terry Bradshaw

When you’re clinically depressed the serotonin in your brain is out of balance and probably always will be out of balance. So I take medication to get that proper balance back. I’ll probably have to be on it the rest of my life.

Terry Bradshaw

Depression is a physical illness.

Terry Bradshaw

I could not bounce back from my divorce – emotionally – I just could not bounce back.

Terry Bradshaw

I’m on national TV in front of millions and I hate making mistakes.

Terry Bradshaw

It’s obvious that my brain isn’t what it used to be.

Terry Bradshaw

When I played for the Steelers and I got my bell rung, I’d take smelling salts and go right back out there.

Terry Bradshaw

I was not used to criticism.

Terry Bradshaw

I didn’t respond well to a firm hand and insults.

Terry Bradshaw

I’m not ashamed of who I am.

Terry Bradshaw

I decided to write a book primarily because people talked me into it.

Terry Bradshaw

Why would anyone want to read what I have to say?

Terry Bradshaw

Any team can win.

Terry Bradshaw

I really don’t care that I’m ranked.

Terry Bradshaw

There’s a company that wants to put hair on me! I don’t know if it’s plugs, I’m sure it is. I laughed and said, ‘You gotta be kidding.’

Terry Bradshaw

I’m against people reading statements. When you read statement, I automatically take it as though you can’t talk, and it’s not real.

Terry Bradshaw

I just see too many people retire and say, ‘I’m going to take off, travel, spend time with my family’ and they are just miserable. They end up dying. People who work and stay active, and like what they are doing, live longer.

Terry Bradshaw

The fear for a network is the viewer gets tired of you. Not that you lost any credibility, but they get tired of you.

Terry Bradshaw

Everybody handles things differently.

Terry Bradshaw

People ask me all the time would I like to still be playing? No. I’m glad I played when I played.

Terry Bradshaw

The best thing you can say about any coach is his players play hard for him.

Terry Bradshaw

I got a family I got to answer to. I got kids… my older parents and my preachers and everybody.

Terry Bradshaw

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