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104 Inspiring Quotes by Tom Brady

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Wikipedia Summary for Tom Brady

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American professional football player who is a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, where he was a central contributor to the franchise's dynasty from 2001 to 2019. Brady is widely considered to be the greatest quarterback of all time.

After playing college football at Michigan, Brady was selected 199th overall by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, earning him a reputation as the NFL's biggest draft steal. He became the starting quarterback during his second season, which saw the Patriots win their first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXVI. As the team's primary starter for 18 seasons, Brady led the Patriots to 17 division titles (including 11 consecutive from 2009 to 2019), 13 AFC Championship Games (including eight consecutive from 2011 to 2018), nine Super Bowl appearances, and six Super Bowl titles, all NFL records for a player and franchise. He joined the Buccaneers in 2020 and led them to win Super Bowl LV, extending his individual records to 10 Super Bowl appearances and seven victories.

Brady holds many career quarterback records, including passing yards (91,653), completions (8,542), touchdown passes (664), and games started (344), in addition to the most Pro Bowl selections (14). Never having a losing season, he is the NFL leader in career quarterback wins (264), quarterback regular-season wins (230), quarterback playoff wins (34), and Super Bowl MVP awards (5), as well as the only Super Bowl MVP for two different teams. Brady's success has also been noted for longevity, with him being the only quarterback to win a Super Bowl in three separate decades. At age 43 in Super Bowl LV, he is the oldest player to be named Super Bowl MVP and win a Super Bowl as the starting quarterback, along with being the oldest NFL MVP at age 40 in 2017. Brady is the only NFL quarterback named to two all-decade teams (2000s and unanimous 2010s), being named first-team to both, and was unanimously named to the 100th Anniversary All-Time Team in 2019.

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Whenever I see Michael Jordan I'm still blown away because he was such a hero of mine growing up.

--Tom Brady


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Certainly I accept my role and responsibility as a public figure and a lot of it you take the good with the bad, dealing with different adversities in life, you just try to do the best you can do.

--Tom Brady


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I don't care about three years ago -- I don't care about two years ago. I don't care about last year. The only thing I care about is this week.

--Tom Brady

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We all have experiences in our lives that change us, and we all learn from people, like my dad, but at the end of the day, it's only us. And we're only responsible to make ourselves happy.

--Tom Brady

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I think sometimes in life the biggest challenges end up being the best things that happen in your life.

--Tom Brady

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A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don't ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren't blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.

--Tom Brady

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So many guys are so conservative with their hair, and I always joke with all my buddies when they mess with me, and I'll say, 'That's right, keep the same haircut for ten years.' How fun is that?

--Tom Brady

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When you hang with a bunch of 300-pound linemen, you tend to find the places that are the greasiest and serve the most food.

--Tom Brady

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When the NBA adopted their uniform that they had to wear, I thought that was very interesting. And you see the way NBA players dress: It's very cool.

--Tom Brady

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I think there are things that are based in your own dealings with someone that is a personal dealing, not a public dealing. Because you have personal experiences.

--Tom Brady

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This is really a dream come true. To be the starting quarterback in the Super Bowl is probably the highlight of my life.

--Tom Brady

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Life is not living in the suburbs with a white picket fence. That's not life. Somehow our American culture has made it out that that's what life needs to be -- and that if it's not that, it's all screwed up. It's not.

--Tom Brady

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Fortunately for a quarterback, you can play for a long time because you don't get hit very often.

--Tom Brady

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Matt Damon is a great actor, and he's from Boston, so we've got a few things in common. I've seen him throw a football, though. He definitely needs to work on that.

--Tom Brady


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I don't think a lot of people know personally who I am.

--Tom Brady

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Everyone is different. Everyone has different teams they've played on, coaches they've played for.

--Tom Brady

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It's an offseason. These days are valuable for everybody.

--Tom Brady

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There's nothing more comfortable or leisurely than having a pair of Ugg slippers on in the house.

--Tom Brady

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I think the great part about what I do is that there's a scoreboard. At the end of every week, you know how you did. You know how well you prepared. You know whether you executed your game plan. There's a tangible score.

--Tom Brady

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Nothing surprises me anymore in the NFL.

--Tom Brady

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There have been so many great players that I've played with, that I've played against over the years.

--Tom Brady

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I've had just about everything punched. I've had things grabbed that just shouldn't be grapped.

--Tom Brady

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WIth football you can have up to 28 guys you consider starters, and if they can pick up the slack when some aren't playing so well, you don't have to turn those two game losing streaks into six-game losing streaks.

--Tom Brady

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It's easy when you have receivers that are open all the time and an offensive line that never lets anyone touch you. It makes it fun to play.

--Tom Brady

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When you have two busy kids running around the house, returning e-mails is a task, let alone surfing the web.

--Tom Brady

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You put all the other stuff aside and go out and do your job, and mine is to be the best I can be for my teammates.

--Tom Brady

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I like to have fun all the time, even if I'm working.

--Tom Brady

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Everyone does things differently on offense. Everyone's goal is to score points.

--Tom Brady

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I'd be so bored if I wasn't going out there, knowing that I could still do it. So, I'm going to work hard to be ready to go, and I still plan on playing for a long time.

--Tom Brady

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Is it going to make me feel any better to make an extra million? That million might be more important to the team.

--Tom Brady



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I like playing. I wouldn't be a good coach. I don't have the patience to be a coach.

--Tom Brady

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I'm an emotional person. Sometimes I can't help it.

--Tom Brady

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There's a lot of people who don't like Tom Brady and I'm OK with that.

--Tom Brady

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The biggest issue is muscle pliability. That's what I think the biggest secret to me is. What is muscle pliability? Muscle pliability is keeping your muscles long and soft.

--Tom Brady

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I don't think the ebbs and flows -- get in great shape and then get out of shape and then see if you can get back into shape -- is a good thing. So I prefer to keep my arm always ready to go.

--Tom Brady

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On the field, you come into sync with your teammates and coaches and together you achieve something that you could never do on your own.

--Tom Brady

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Coaching wouldn't be for me. No, certainly not.

--Tom Brady

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I see so many guys, really athletic guys, wearing pleats and I just shake my head. Like, Tiger Woods used to wear pleated pants! I'm like, 'C'mon, Tiger!'

--Tom Brady


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I love playing football. I love playing for the Patriots.

--Tom Brady

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I've had a lot of ridiculous haircuts.

--Tom Brady

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I'm a pretty casual dresser. At home, it's probably whatever is functional to relax in, whether it's a pair of sweats or a pair of jeans.

--Tom Brady


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I could talk food all day. I love good food.

--Tom Brady


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I think I've been fortunate over the years to be at a point in my career where I really get to choose the partnerships that I really want to take on and they're a perfect fit.

--Tom Brady

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Maybe some people can wake up and play PlayStation all day, but that's never been me.

--Tom Brady

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Because my career is so important, I think I make a lot of -- I wouldn't call them sacrifices, but just concessions for my job. I love what I do, and I want to do it for a long time.

--Tom Brady

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You never get over losses. I've never gotten over one loss I've had in my career. They always stick with me.

--Tom Brady

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I think style is being so comfortable and confident in what you're wearing. That's what style is, 'cause everybody's got different style.

--Tom Brady

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My wife doesn't let anyone wear shoes in our house, so we have a bench, and under the bench is all UGGs slippers.

--Tom Brady

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I like Tom Ford a lot because it's so classic and has great quality. I wear a lot of Rag and Bone.

--Tom Brady


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Every man should know, if you're comfortable and you like it, you should do it. Everyone always worries about what the girls think, what the guys think. If you like it, do it.

--Tom Brady

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If someone lies, well, you had a choice to trust that person or not. I think the way my father raised me, well, he trusted everybody. And that worked for him.

--Tom Brady

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I just love working hard. I love being part of a team; I love working toward a common goal.

--Tom Brady


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Derek Jeter is one who played for such a long time, and David Ortiz in Boston is doing it right now.

--Tom Brady

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The last person I have ever criticized is an official. They have a tough job to do. Things are happening so quick.

--Tom Brady

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I think that at the start of a game, you're always playing to win, and then maybe if you're ahead late in the game, you start playing not to lose. The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win.

--Tom Brady

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Proper sleep has helped me get to where I am today as an athlete, and it is something that I continue to rely on every day.

--Tom Brady

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You look at another team's style and how they do it, and you just want to understand how they're doing it and see if you can learn something and maybe implement it into what your team does.

--Tom Brady

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I have hobbies. I like being active. I like to surf a lot, play a little bit of golf.

--Tom Brady

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You can't go out and practice average on Wednesday, average on Thursday, okay on Friday and then expect to play well on Sunday.

--Tom Brady

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I firmly believe that sleep and recovery are critical aspects of an effective and holistic training program.

--Tom Brady

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I really love training and being in good shape, and it's so much a part of my life now, so it never really feels like work to me.

--Tom Brady

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You go through high school and college the same way: never listening to your coaches because you're the best. But when you get to the pros, all that stops because everybody there has talent.

--Tom Brady

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Believe me, I'm much easier to be around when we win than when we lose.

--Tom Brady

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I'd love to give Malcolm the truck. We're going to figure out how to make that happen.

--Tom Brady

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It's a representation of yourself, and you can express a lot of your creativity with what your wearing.

--Tom Brady

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My job is to evaluate the field, pick the guy that I think is most open and make a good throw.

--Tom Brady

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As for hobbies, I don't really read or watch TV.

--Tom Brady

Longer Version:

As for hobbies, I don't really read or watch TV. I'm very active. I like surfing, skiing, riding bikes with my kids, and working out with my friends.


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For people who may think they know, or have snippets of who I am, you can attack that person. That's part of being a public figure.

--Tom Brady

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If you're a quarterback, you want everything on your shoulders. You want to be the one to make the decisions.

--Tom Brady

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I don't put any thought into the footballs after I choose them. When you're out there playing in front of 70,000 people, like a home crowd, you don't think about it. You're just reacting to the game.

--Tom Brady

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I like skiing and surfing with kids. They are the cutest little skiers out there, in their little outfits. I just want to eat 'em up!

--Tom Brady

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You need to think outside the box. You need to think differently if you want to sustain what, for me, is my peak performance: the very best that I can achieve as an athlete every day.

--Tom Brady

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Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.

--Tom Brady

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I feel like I've always played within the rules. I would never do anything to break the rules. I believe in fair play.

--Tom Brady

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After the first day of practice, there's not one guy who's playing at 100 percent or who feels great. Sometimes, getting up in the morning and brushing your teeth is the hardest part of the day -- it just hurts.

--Tom Brady

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There's not much time to unwind, but you know what, it's because I love what I do. I look forward to the season. I look forward to playing games. It doesn't ever feel like work.

--Tom Brady


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I started wearing Ugg when I was, like, 13 or 14, in high school, and my mom got me a pair for Christmas one year.

--Tom Brady


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You don't like to see your guys take the field without you because it makes you feel like, man, maybe they really don't need me out there, which is kind of humbling.

--Tom Brady

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You're not going to see my sense of humor on the football field. That's not a place for me to joke around.

--Tom Brady


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With football, you can have up to 28 guys you consider starters, and if they can pick up the slack when some aren't playing so well, you don't have to turn those two-game losing streaks into six-game losing streaks.

--Tom Brady

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I think it's a feeling like I've got it all figured out. There's nothing that can shock me anymore. There's nothing I haven't anticipated; so at that point, there is a calmness.

--Tom Brady

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I was the kid that was the 199th pick that never had the body for it. People didn't think I'd play one year in the NFL, and now I'm going on my 17th year.

--Tom Brady

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I have a memory, and I can just eliminate mistakes when they come up because I've already made them.

--Tom Brady

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When I'm out on the football field, I have so much confidence in what I'm doing.

--Tom Brady

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As you get older, you have more responsibilities; you have more commitments, more events, kids, you're married now. You still have all the things that you've had, plus you just keep adding.

--Tom Brady

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If you waste your time and energy on things that don't matter in the outcome of the game, then when you get to the game you're not going to give your teammates the best that you have to offer.

--Tom Brady


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If you don't believe in yourself, why is anyone else going to believe in you.

--Tom Brady

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The only thing I ever wanted to be was a professional football player.

--Tom Brady

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All I do is work out, oh my God! Half my life is spent in a gym somewhere, sweating.

--Tom Brady


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