Inspirational Quotes from Eric Cantona

By | March 28, 2017

On sand, you can never be sure of anything. An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.

Eric Cantona

I see the world become so uniform. Everybody has to be the same. I like people who are different.

Eric Cantona

Manchester United is stronger than anybody in the world.

Eric Cantona

I’m proud of what I achieved there, but a life built on memories is not much of a life.

Eric Cantona

My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan.

Eric Cantona

I found leaving Manchester United very, very hard.

Eric Cantona

I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.

Eric Cantona

If someone is too perfect they won’t look good. Imperfection is important.

Eric Cantona

Sometimes you surprise the goalkeeper and sometimes the goalkeeper surprises you. In my career, I tried to do more of the first than the second.

Eric Cantona

My ancestors were fighters, something I have inherited.

Eric Cantona

Children go where they find sincerity and authenticity.

Eric Cantona

We knew that you don’t get to be world champions without a struggle.

Eric Cantona

When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.

Eric Cantona

Sometimes in life one experiences an emotion which is so strong that it is difficult to think, or to reason.

Eric Cantona

I have great memories.

Eric Cantona

I think I have a sense of mischief and that I can laugh at myself.

Eric Cantona

Even as a footballer, I was always being creative.

Eric Cantona

When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.

Eric Cantona

I don’t know where my medals are.

Eric Cantona

For me, I don’t like it when there is too much interference in our lives. We’re not children. It is our own life in our hands.

Eric Cantona

Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing.

Eric Cantona

We all seem to be about aggression and greed. It’s a massive pressure that affects us all.

Eric Cantona

I don’t take life so seriously… I can just play with life.

Eric Cantona

When times are difficult, I tell myself, ‘I’m just passing through.’

Eric Cantona

I always planned to retire when I was at the top and at Manchester United I have reached the pinnacle of my career.

Eric Cantona

We can be eaten by techniques and forget what we have inside of us.

Eric Cantona

We all have common frailties but we need to treasure friends more.

Eric Cantona

Actually, I wanted to act even when I was still playing football.

Eric Cantona

I didn’t study; I live.

Eric Cantona

I don’t want to be in Terminator. I don’t want to go to Hollywood.

Eric Cantona

I manage a team, for beach soccer. I’m the coach. Player, coach.

Eric Cantona

I prefer to play and lose rather than win, because I know in advance I’m going to win.

Eric Cantona

I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997. I liked the game very much.

Eric Cantona

I stopped playing football because I’d done as much as I could. I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me.

Eric Cantona

I try to find different ways of expressing myself. Without that I will die.

Eric Cantona

If you have only one passion in life – football – and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself.

Eric Cantona

In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself.

Eric Cantona

It is enjoyable to make things visible which are invisible.

Eric Cantona

Sometimes you get submerged by emotion. I think it’s very important to express it – which doesn’t necessarily mean hitting someone.

Eric Cantona

The pressure people put on themselves and the rivalry between the teams is much more marked. And I think that’s a good thing. As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it con only spur everyone on.

Eric Cantona

We won the European Championship last September and now the world title. That is some year for French beach soccer! Now comes the hard part. We have to keep improving and that’s difficult because it’s tough to do better than winning a world title.

Eric Cantona

You can lose in cinema too if you don’t put on a good performance.

Eric Cantona

Some people need to stay at the top. They are afraid to re-start from zero because they fear the critics.

Eric Cantona

Football lost its excitement for me.

Eric Cantona

I live to feel myself in danger.

Eric Cantona

In England, your life is your life.

Eric Cantona

You need a particular talent only to want to please. I don’t have this talent.

Eric Cantona

He who has regrets cannot look at himself in the mirror.

Eric Cantona

I know that I have a face, a look, people aren’t used to seeing. A presence.

Eric Cantona

I don’t need to be involved with a game watched by millions of people to be fulfilled.

Eric Cantona

I don’t care about the past.

Eric Cantona

I want to look forward.

Eric Cantona

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