Top 71 Ricky Williams Quotes

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Ricky Williams is a famous American former football running back and currently working as a football analyst for ESPN’s Longhorn Network. He played 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), one season in the Canadian Football League (CFL), and some in minor league baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies.

During college football, he played for the University of Texas that helped him become a two-time All-American and win the Heisman Trophy. He also played the 1999 NFL Draft as the New Orleans Saints fifth overall drafted him. Again in 2002, he joined the Miami Dolphins and spent his two seasons with them. After that, he retired from football for the first time.

Moreover, he played for Toronto Argonauts in 2006 and rejoined the Dolphins in 2007, again with the Baltimore Ravens.  Now, you can visit his top 71 quotes that will help you anyway. Do follow them.

“I don’t think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It’s just maturity. I’ve become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence.”― Ricky Williams

“One thing I’ve learned about life is that if you really let go, it’s just a joy ride.”― Ricky Williams

“I have no room in my life for any form of negativity or nonacceptance.”― Ricky Williams

“To talk about balance, it’s easier to talk about what’s out of balance. And I think anytime that you have any disease, and disease meaning lack of ease, lack of flow… dis-ease. So any time there’s disease, you’re out of balance, whether it’s jealousy, anger, greed, anxiety, fear.”― Ricky Williams

“I do feel like a loner but I think it’s because I look at things differently than other people.”― Ricky Williams

Arizona Cardinals v Baltimore Ravens
Arizona Cardinals v Baltimore Ravens

“Sometimes success will get in the way of maturity – at least temporarily.”― Ricky Williams

“I am an honest, God-fearing man who is intensely dedicated to being the best person I can be on and off the football field.”― Ricky Williams

“I think if I were a college professor, no one would say I was uncomfortable about being shy because that might be expected. But I think because of people’s stereotypes, they think of a football player as someone who is very outgoing and I’m not.”― Ricky Williams

“One of my biggest problems is that I’m always so influenced by what other people are thinking about me.”― Ricky Williams

“I started practicing yoga. I started learning some hands-on healing stuff. And I found outstanding chiropractors, really good massage therapists, and what I found is I’ve been able to actually peel off layers of trauma on my body and actually move better now than I did.”― Ricky Williams

“If you want to surf, move to Hawaii. If you like to shop, move to New York. If you like acting and Hollywood, move to California. But if you like college football, move to Texas.”― Ricky Williams

12th of 71 Ricky Williams Quotes

“Tomorrow doesn’t really exist.”― Ricky Williams

“I’ve gotten to a point, where I realize that happiness doesn’t come from the outside.”― Ricky Williams

“What I would tell young players is that as you get older, the best thing you can do is try to have other interests and have opportunities.”― Ricky Williams

“Human beings aren’t supposed to be controlled and told what to do.”― Ricky Williams

“I’ve always been attracted to things that are taboo. I’ve never been afraid to go to that dark place.”― Ricky Williams

“I don’t care what people think about me because I know I am more than all the pain and strife they hold inside.”― Ricky Williams

“In therapy, I see myself in the mirror differently.”― Ricky Williams

“Well, I don’t think I’ve necessarily ever been a passionate football player or a passionate person.”― Ricky Williams

“I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate, and I saw that the strength of compassion is something that healers have and healers use.’”― Ricky Williams

“I don’t think I’ll ever be able to stay in one place for more than a year or two. It’s not in my nature.”― Ricky Williams

“I’ve let a lot of things go, and obviously football is one of them. I think the hardest thing to let go is your self-image. That’s what I’m working on now.”― Ricky Williams

Texas tailback Ricky Williams, winner of the 1998, Heisman trophy
Texas tailback Ricky Williams, winner of the 1998, Heisman trophy

“As human beings we have a tendency when we like something to tie it up and make sure it’s there for a long time. I’ve been working on being able to let things go. I don’t think I ever want to buy property again.”― Ricky Williams

“I definitely have come out of my shell a lot more. When you question who you are, you can’t be proud of who you are. Now that I’m trying to peel off those layers and really understand who I am, I don’t have anything to be shy about.”― Ricky Williams

“I’m closer to being happy. I’m doing things that make me happy. In football I loved to practice and I loved to play, but I hated to be in meetings, hated to talk to the media, hated to have cameras in my face, hated to sign autographs. I hated to do all those things.”― Ricky Williams

“Nine in the box… that’s a football term.”― Ricky Williams

“I think Ricky Williams had his time in the limelight. And I think it was good for what it was worth, and that was that.”― Ricky Williams

“There’s nothing I miss about anything in the whole wide world. The idea of missing something means you’re not living in the moment. Every moment is good for something.”― Ricky Williams

“There is no need to smear my name or to defame my character for the sake of news.”― Ricky Williams

“If you identify yourself as a great football player, anytime anyone challenges that, you’re going to have some kind of problem.”― Ricky Williams

“If I was doing something for the money, I’d be quite miserable.”― Ricky Williams

“The NFL has been an amazing page in this chapter of my life. I pray that all successive adventures offer me the same potential for growth, success and most importantly fun.”― Ricky Williams

33rd of 71 Ricky Williams Quotes

“I want to thank all my fans, teammates, coaches and supporters for the strength they’ve given me to overcome so much.”― Ricky Williams

“The moment I started treating my social anxiety disorder, I started feeling better.”― Ricky Williams

“Now that I have conquered social anxiety disorder, I find pleasure in fans approaching me.”― Ricky Williams

“I had a lot of friends in high school and in college, and we had a good time.”― Ricky Williams

“Well, I am now convinced there is no kind of fear or anxiety anyone has to live with.”― Ricky Williams

“The money is what made me miserable. I want to be free of that stress.”― Ricky Williams

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“Playing in the National Football League, you’re told, you know, where to be, when to be there, what to wear, how to be there. Being able to step away from that, I have an opportunity to look deeper into myself and look for what’s real.”― Ricky Williams

“There’s more to life than success, and if you can try to be more well-rounded, you’ll be able to enjoy your success more. It won’t own you or control you.”― Ricky Williams

“I don’t feel like my speed or my power or my desire to play this game has diminished at all.”― Ricky Williams

“I think it’s very easy for people to stereotype athletes, good and bad.”― Ricky Williams

“The people that I see on the street, they treat me more as a human being and not just an icon or a football player.”― Ricky Williams

“Texas was such a welcoming place, and with its unbelievable history and tradition, it’s extra special to be a part of that.”― Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams quote on nature and maturity
Ricky Williams quote on nature and maturity

“Maybe I’m stupid or whatever, but to me if I got a concussion, if I could see straight and I could carry a football then I’m not telling anybody.”― Ricky Williams

“I stepped away to find out more about myself, which I was having difficulty doing as a football player. I got a chance to travel the world. I studied Eastern philosophy, and I’ve grown as a person so much.”― Ricky Williams

“I’m a huge gamer, everything from PC to Xbox to PS2.”― Ricky Williams

“I don’t believe in regret.”― Ricky Williams

“As an athlete, you figure you work your whole life to have what you have, and to be able to show the world what you have and how proud you are of it, that’s always fun.”― Ricky Williams

“I like to live in places that are kind of off in the cuts so people can’t really find me even if they wanted to.”― Ricky Williams

“I allowed myself to think if I could be doing anything in the world, what would I be doing? And what came to mind is I’d be traveling a little bit, I’d be going to classes and I’d be going back to school.”― Ricky Williams

“It’s good to do things slow in the bush. It makes you appreciate everything a lot more.”― Ricky Williams

“People are hungry because they’re eating empty foods. Mine are full, and so am I.”― Ricky Williams

54th of 71 Ricky Williams Quotes

“If you replace the word God in the Bible with the word Truth, it reads exactly right.”― Ricky Williams

“I really do love football.”― Ricky Williams

“Anytime you play a team sport, the success of the team really makes everything better. It’s nice.”― Ricky Williams

“And I think if you look at any relationship, for the relationship to be productive and to move forward and to grow, sometimes things have to be said that one person or the other person is not going to like to hear.”― Ricky Williams

“I’ve never been in trouble with the police.”― Ricky Williams

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“I want to really start focusing on what I want to accomplish and what it is I want to achieve, but not micromanaging this or that and focusing on the little things.”― Ricky Williams

“At the core, we’re all spiritual beings.”― Ricky Williams

“It’s something that I had been pushing down my whole life. The search for meaning, I guess, the whispering of the soul.”― Ricky Williams

“The more I pay attention to what’s going on inside, the more I realize that how I feel, and how I react to what I feel, really creates my reality. And the more in touch I can be, the better chance I have to control what’s happening in my life.”― Ricky Williams

“I feel no need and have no desire to give any attention to other people’s opinion of me.”― Ricky Williams

“I had this notion that everyone was staring at me and judging everything about me, from my appearance to the way I talk and everything.”― Ricky Williams

“When you make that crossover from life to real life, when you’re not treated as a child anymore but as a man, and you are no longer given the benefit of the doubt, it takes some courage to face that.”― Ricky Williams

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“I would drive home and see people wearing my No. 34 jersey and wonder why, because I didn’t feel worthy of that. And all the time I just knew people were staring at me, talking about me everywhere I went.”― Ricky Williams

“Growing up with two sisters, you either play by yourself or play Barbie with them. I played by myself.”― Ricky Williams

“If I can walk, I’ll play.”― Ricky Williams

69th of 71 Ricky Williams Quotes

“I think I have a tendency to look at things subjectively rather than objectively when I reflect on my experience.”― Ricky Williams

“A team takes on the personality of the head coach.”― Ricky Williams

“I think sometimes when it comes to sports, and especially relationships between players and coaches, that people lose track, lose a sense of reality.”― Ricky Williams

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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