We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Ricky Williams Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
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.
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.
Anytime you play a team sport, the success of the team really makes everything better. It’s nice.
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.
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.’
Now that I have conquered social anxiety disorder, I find pleasure in fans approaching me.
In therapy, I see myself in the mirror differently.
I don’t believe in regret.
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.
I really do love football.
A team takes on the personality of the head coach.
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.
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.
I think sometimes when it comes to sports, and especially relationships between players and coaches, that people lose track, lose a sense of reality.
The moment I started treating my social anxiety disorder, I started feeling better.
I feel no need and have no desire to give any attention to other people’s opinion of me.
I started practicing yoga. I started learning some hands-on healing stuff. And I found really good 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.
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.
Sometimes success will get in the way of maturity – at least temporarily.
Tomorrow doesn’t really exist.
One thing I’ve learned about life is that if you really let go, it’s just a joy ride.
I’ve gotten to a point, where I realize that happiness doesn’t come from the outside.
If you identify yourself as a great football player, anytime anyone challenges that, you’re going to have some kind of problem.
If I was doing something for the money, I’d be quite miserable.
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.
If you replace the word God in the Bible with the word Truth, it reads exactly right.
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.
Well, I am now convinced there is no kind of fear or anxiety anyone has to live with.
I had a lot of friends in high school and in college, and we had a good time.
It’s good to do things slow in the bush. It makes you appreciate everything a lot more.
I have no room in my life for any form of negativity or nonacceptance.
People are hungry because they’re eating empty foods. Mine are full, and so am I.
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.
I do feel like a loner but I think it’s because I look at things differently than other people.
I want to thank all my fans, teammates, coaches and supporters for the strength they’ve given me to overcome so much.