Ricky Williams Top 71 Quotes


Posted on February 18, 2022

Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams is a well-known American former football running back who is now a football analyst for ESPN’s Longhorn Network. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons, the Canadian Football League (CFL) for one season, and minor league baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies.

He played collegiate football for the University of Texas, where he was a two-time All-American and won the Heisman Trophy. He also participated in the 1999 NFL Draft, where he was selected fifth overall by the New Orleans Saints. He returned to the Miami Dolphins in 2002, where he served two seasons. He then announced his retirement from football for the first time.

Furthermore, he played with the Toronto Argonauts in 2006 before rejoining the Dolphins in 2007, this time with the Baltimore Ravens. You can now go to his top 71 quotes that can aid you in any case. Please adhere to them.

  1. “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

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

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

  4. “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

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

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

  7. “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

  8. “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

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

  10. “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

  11. “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

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

  13. “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

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

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

  16. “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

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

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

  19. “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

  20. “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

  21. “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

  22. “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

  23. “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

  24. “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

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

  26. “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

  27. “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

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

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

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

  31. “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


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

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

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

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

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

  38. “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

  39. “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

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

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

  42. “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

  43. “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

  44. “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

  45. “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

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

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

  48. “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

  49. “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

  50. “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

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

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


  54. “I really do love football.”― Ricky Williams

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

  56. “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

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

  58. “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

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

  60. “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

  61. “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

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

  63. “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

  64. “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

  65. “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

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

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


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

  70. “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

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