Bill Parcells Quotes
They want you to cook the dinner; at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries. Okay?
Upon leaving the Patriots
I have always felt like you really don't have a genuine confidence unless you demonstrate the ability to do something. You can talk about it, but you have to demonstrate it.
San Jose Mercury News, Nov. 23, 2006
Some guys are just very, very interested in their sport and their predecessors. I know I was a guy like that when I was a young coach. I wanted to know about George Halas, I wanted to know about Jim Lee Howell, guys you don't even know. I wanted to know what they were like. So I read whatever I could get my hands on.
Press conference, Nov. 29, 2006
Sometimes when everybody's feeding you the cheese it's hard not to eat it.
Press conference, Jan. 2, 2007
Creatures of similar plumages habitually congregate in places of closest proximity.
Press conference, Aug. 3, 2006
The kind who would just nod their heads, pack their bags, and be early if I told 'em we had a game in some shopping-center parking lot, for no money, at 6 A.M. some Wednesday morning.
Explaining 'shopping lot' player
There is absolutely nothing to it. Whoever said it is a liar.
Denying that he may take a job with Giants and shortly before annoncing retirement, January 10, 2007
That's the way you feel, because that's a euphoria that is difficult to describe to anybody. It's quite a feeling,
Comparing winning Super Bowl to sex.
You know at the circus--they bring those little cars and 18 guys get out. He'd be in that group.
About Stephen Baker, 5'8" NY Giants receiver.
That place was so empty. They could have held archery practice.
About an exhibition game with low attendance.
All you have to do is play better than the other guy and things go well. If you don't play better than the other players then somebody takes your place. Now a lot of guys, in this day and time with the transient nature of the sport, as soon as the competition gets too good, they want out.
I had an Italian mother. She didn't view what I was doing as really a profession. She viewed it as recreation. I said, ‘Gee Mom, I'm going to be the head coach of the New York Giants.’ And she said to me, ‘When are you going to get a real job like your brother the banker?’
It's a very easy thing to say, 'Go get a backup quarterback.' Now tell me where to get them. You just can't dial them up.
My entire life has been spent thinking about this game. That's pretty narrow ... I don't view myself as a person who's well-versed in very many subjects. I'm not proud of that.
No matter how much you've won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you're not winning now, so you stink.
The only players I hurt with my words are the ones who have an inflated opinion of their ability. I can't worry about that.
When you don't know that you don't know, it's a lot different than when you do know that you don't know.