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Herschel Walker Top 46 Quotes

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker is a professional football player who is often regarded as the finest player in America. He is also a sprinter, bobsledder, and MMA fighter. He was a consensus All-American three times during his collegiate football career at the University of Georgia. He also won the Heisman Trophy in 1982.

His professional football career began when he joined the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL). Then, with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, he formed a team relationship (NFL). He played for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants along the way. Then he achieves the pinnacle of the most comprehensive trade-in League history. It’s also fantastic to hear of his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

This article is useful for Herschel Walker fans because it includes his top 46 quotations.

  1. “Eat what you want to eat, but just be willing to pay the price. If you know you want to eat more cake or more cookies, be willing to work out a Lil bit more. I think that’s the problem people have is you want to eat bad, but yet you don’t want to pay the price to work it off.”― Herschel Walker
  2. “My God-given talent is my ability to stick with training longer than anybody else.”― Herschel Walker
  3. “I do this ‘Walker shake.’ You got to get knocked down many times, shake it off. Life is about ups and downs, and you got to keep standing up.”― Herschel Walker
  5. “Let us not push it under the rug, or push it to the side because, no matter what, it’s going to keep coming up. You know, if you never deal with that dirt up under the carpet, it’s going to get larger and larger, and it’s going to keep coming up.”― Herschel Walker
  6. “As a born-again Christian, I believe God actively and directly influences me to action.”― Herschel Walker
  7. “When I feel good about myself, things start happening for myself. When you look up, you go up.”― Herschel Walker
  8. “If you dedicate yourself to something, you can achieve it. It’s simple, but it’s true, and your age is just an excuse.”― Herschel Walker
  9. “I always said I wanted to be a great athlete, ever since I was an overweight little kid. I just love competing in any kind of athletics.”― Herschel Walker
  10. “I started ballet in my early 20s. I studied for about ten years. Ballet is probably one of the hardest things I’ve done, almost like MMA. People don’t give it a lot of credit and think it’s easy, but it’s very difficult. For an athlete, you use muscles you don’t use, and ballet is something I respect.”― Herschel Walker
  11. “I wouldn’t change anything about my past, because it’s made me who I am today. You have to remember: You need to crack some eggs to make omelets. And I did crack some eggs.”― Herschel Walker
  12. “Football, that’s just athletics. But in the business world – doing everything – people are competing. So you need good work ethics, and I think it helped me to develop good work ethics, being in a small town.”― Herschel Walker
  13. “My favorite subject probably was math. I love math. Figures just intrigue me. I was good at math. English probably was my worst subject. But I used to write a lot of poetry. I used to write poetry all the time.”― Herschel Walker
  14. “Without a doubt in my mind, I should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You look at my stats without my USFL stats, and I don’t know how you can argue with that. Look at my combined yards. I’m not one to make excuses, so I’ll play by their rules and not even count the USFL stats.”― Herschel Walker
  15. “God, my parents, my wife. I don’t have a lot of friends, because I’m always moving around. I don’t drink, so I don’t hang out in bars. But they’ve been very big in my life. Because they have helped to encourage me.”― Herschel Walker
  16. “Success is just being happy. And I try so many different things. I do a lot of different things. Because I think God has helped me to love myself. I know who God is, and I love God.”― Herschel Walker
  18. “All these older kids here, and I’m the only one from a town that’s so small, if everyone breathed at the same time, you’d run out of oxygen. Man, there is nothing there.”― Herschel Walker
  19. “Because my parents, growing up, they worked hard. Everyone in my family woke up early in the morning. I used to see my mother and my father go off to work, and come back and, no matter what, they had time for the kids.”― Herschel Walker
  20. “Believing that no one is better than the other. You know I grew up in the South. My senior year there was a very big racial tension.”― Herschel Walker
  21. “Coming from a small town it was tough to dream big. When I grew up in a small town in Georgia, my biggest dream was one day to be able to go to Atlanta.”― Herschel Walker
  22. “Growing up, I started developing confidence in what I felt. My parents helped me to believe in myself. I wasn’t the best looking guy, I wasn’t the best athlete in the world, but they made me feel good about myself.”― Herschel Walker
  23. “I don’t read a lot of the sports, because I think people sometimes either build it up, or you have this guy that hates sports that are going to write bad about it, so I figure I’m not going to read it. Because I’m not going to let him put an idea into my head.”― Herschel Walker
  24. “I never dreamed about being an actor, because that was out of reach. Coming from a small town that was big in farming, and also big in clothing factories, you don’t dream about being a professional football player or an actor.”― Herschel Walker
  25. “I was a little different. I still say I’m a little different because success to me is not having the most money, or having the biggest car or the biggest house.”― Herschel Walker
  26. “I’d usually read the Bible a lot. Read little short Bible stories. And today, whenever I give speeches, I bring up a few of those Bible stories, because those are inspirations to me.”― Herschel Walker
  27. “If I had to come up with something that just came to me, I think growing up in a small town, I want knowledge. I still think today, knowledge is one of the keys.”― Herschel Walker
  28. “That person has to be accountable for himself. I think that’s what we have to do in society today is to be accountable for ourselves. I think we tend to always want to live someone else’s life.”― Herschel Walker
  29. “The hardest thing I had to overcome in life? I think racism. That’s so difficult because I don’t think anyone can ever understand it. It’s not that people don’t want to understand it, but they don’t want to touch it.”― Herschel Walker
  30. “I don’t worry about protein. I don’t worry about all that. I’m from the old school. I grew up in south Georgia. They didn’t worry about cholesterol or protein. They went out and worked and lived a long time, so I don’t put a lot of worries in my mind.”― Herschel Walker
  31. “When I started as a little kid, I didn’t say ‘I just want to run the football.’ I wanted to be a great athlete.”― Herschel Walker
  32. “I told somebody once, ‘You don’t want the Herschel that plays football… babysitting your child. When I am competing, I am a different person.’”― Herschel Walker
  33. “I was a fat little kid with a speech impediment. I used to get beat up, not just picked on.”― Herschel Walker
  35. “I just think I’m blessed. I love the Lord Jesus Christ. I have a great grandmother that passed away at 104 and two grandparents that passed away at 97 and 95, and they never worried about protein. They just enjoyed life, and that’s what I’m doing.”― Herschel Walker
  36. “I told my mom the reason I started working out was that I wanted to break the necks of the people picking on me. I wanted to hurt them. I said I didn’t want any teacher to put me down anymore.”― Herschel Walker
  37. “I had teachers who said I was not good enough. So, I said I will become good enough. So I became this guy who became obsessed to become good enough. Now I sit down and tell people who I was. Now, I say, ‘Do you know who I am?’”― Herschel Walker
  38. “I was determined to make Renaissance Man Food Services and Herschel’s Famous 34 major players in a very tough industry.”― Herschel Walker
  39. “MMA is my love.”― Herschel Walker
  40. “I want to prove to people who sit on a couch and don’t do anything but criticize other people that, if you’re a true athlete or martial artist, you’re not old until you can’t get up and walk around anymore.”― Herschel Walker
  41. “MMA fighters are said to be some of the best athletes in the world. My plan at the age of 47 is to show the world I am still one of the best athletes as well.”― Herschel Walker
  42. “P.E. was my school life. Without it, I wouldn’t be standing here. It gave me confidence when I was an overweight kid with a speech impediment.”― Herschel Walker
  43. “One thing I’ve done in my life is train year-round to compete at anything, anything. I’ve got an invitation now to maybe be on the karate team for the Barcelona Olympics. I’m debating whether I want to do that. I just love to compete, and I want to win.”― Herschel Walker
  44. “If you eat a chicken wing or a chicken tender in some parts of the country, I probably supplied it.”― Herschel Walker
  45. “Our responsibility in life is not to lie around and wait for things to happen. Our responsibility in life is to work. Life is getting out and getting things done. When people say they’re over-the-hill at age 50, I don’t understand it.”― Herschel Walker
  46. “My message is, you can accomplish anything, not just on the athletic field, if you’re willing to work pay the price. It doesn’t matter what your age.”― Herschel Walker