Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton


Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: February 03, 1940
Age: 76 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius


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Ignoring facts does not make them go away.

That's how I judge a quarterback: Either you make plays or you don't. I don't even want to talk about mechanics.

The pro athlete is a sad tale. He signs a big contract and thinks he's set for life. I didn't think I was set for life, and I don't now. As athletes, we are important, celebrities, in demand and rich. Then we are out of the game and we are not important, not celebrities, not in demand and not rich.

You know, quarterbacks, I think greatness in quarterbacks is taking what you've got, whether it's a great team, a good team, or a struggling team and make them better.

You can only learn by opening yourself up to engage with different sources of information. How can you learn something if you never see it, read it, or hear it?

If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.

If you wait for the right time or the good times to start a business, you wait all your life.

Great quarterbacks, good quarterbacks, make plays.

Television isn't my career. Business is.

The New York Times Bestseller 'The Amateur,' written by Ed Klein, former editor of the 'New York Times Magazine,' is one of the best books I've read.

What's so wonderful about football and business and show business is that every time I start thinking I'm special, I get knocked on my ass.

The greatness of America is capitalism, free market capitalism. The exceptionalism of American business.

In sports, teams win and individuals don't.

Quarterbacks need to make their team better. If it's a bad team, they can even make a bad team better.

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

The only movie I can watch on a loop, over and over, is 'Help', the Beatles movie. It's so funny and irreverent and great. Emma Stone

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