Eric Cantona - Quotes

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Sometimes you surprise the goalkeeper and sometimes the goalkeeper surprises you. In my career, I tried to do more of the first than the second. ---->>>

I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery. ---->>>

When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. ---->>>

My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan. ---->>>

Children go where they find sincerity and authenticity. ---->>>

I see the world become so uniform. Everybody has to be the same. I like people who are different. ---->>>

We won the European Championship last September and now the world title. That is some year for French beach soccer! Now comes the hard part. We have to keep improving and that's difficult because it's tough to do better than winning a world title. ---->>>

We knew that you don't get to be world champions without a struggle. ---->>>

Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing. ---->>>

Manchester United is stronger than anybody in the world. ---->>>

He who has regrets cannot look at himself in the mirror. ---->>>

For me, I don't like it when there is too much interference in our lives. We're not children. It is our own life in our hands. ---->>>

The pressure people put on themselves and the rivalry between the teams is much more marked. And I think that's a good thing. As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it con only spur everyone on. ---->>>

When times are difficult, I tell myself, 'I'm just passing through.' ---->>>

I found leaving Manchester United very, very hard. ---->>>

I prefer to play and lose rather than win, because I know in advance I'm going to win. ---->>>

If you have only one passion in life - football - and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself.

If you have only one passion in life - football - and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself.

If someone is too perfect they won't look good. Imperfection is important.

If someone is too perfect they won't look good. Imperfection is important.

I didn't study; I live. ---->>>

I didn't want really to be involved in a normal soccer club. ---->>>

A home is crucial, the foundation of a stable family. ---->>>

Being on stage isn't so tough compared to the football pitch. ---->>>

Some people need to stay at the top. They are afraid to re-start from zero because they fear the critics. ---->>>

On sand, you can never be sure of anything. An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment. ---->>>

I don't need to be involved with a game watched by millions of people to be fulfilled. ---->>>

I like to be fascinated by the people I photograph. Sometimes I don't admire them but I'm interested in them. ---->>>

You retire, but you're still aching to play. But in order to play, you have to resist certain temptations, and train hard. And I just didn't have the desire to do that any more. ---->>>

Sometimes you get submerged by emotion. I think it's very important to express it - which doesn't necessarily mean hitting someone. ---->>>

I don't care about the past. ---->>>

I always planned to retire when I was at the top and at Manchester United I have reached the pinnacle of my career. ---->>>

My ancestors were fighters, something I have inherited. ---->>>

Sometimes in life one experiences an emotion which is so strong that it is difficult to think, or to reason. ---->>>

You can feel very quickly as a prisoner of your past, of the memories. ---->>>

I don't take life so seriously... I can just play with life. ---->>>

I have to wear clothes but I don't like to give an idea of what I am with clothes. ---->>>

I manage a team, for beach soccer. I'm the coach. Player, coach. ---->>>

I observe the world and the people surrounding me. ---->>>

You need a particular talent only to want to please. I don't have this talent. ---->>>

I know that I have a face, a look, people aren't used to seeing. A presence. ---->>>

It is unacceptable that people often have to make huge sacrifices just to find a place to live, a roof over their heads. ---->>>

My father's parents were from Sardinia and my mother's from Barcelona. ---->>>

I have great memories. ---->>>

I like to stay at home and make cinema in my head. ---->>>

Even as a footballer, I was always being creative. ---->>>

I don't know where my medals are. ---->>>

I don't want to be in Terminator. I don't want to go to Hollywood. ---->>>

I think I have a sense of mischief and that I can laugh at myself. ---->>>

It is enjoyable to make things visible which are invisible. ---->>>

It's my country but I don't want to know about France - I was born there but I feel English. ---->>>

Football lost its excitement for me. ---->>>

Great businessmen are creators. ---->>>

I apologize for nothing. ---->>>

I have a car but it's not important. ---->>>

I think life is a big game we play. ---->>>

I'm just enjoying my life at the moment. ---->>>

I'm lucky to have the privilege of being able to choose what I want to do. ---->>>

In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself. ---->>>

The French have only negative things to say about everything and everyone. ---->>>

The revolution is really easy to do nowadays. ---->>>

We all have common frailties but we need to treasure friends more. ---->>>

When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. ---->>>

The real fans of football come from the working class. Now they cannot afford to come and watch the game. ---->>>

Every experience makes you a man. ---->>>

I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997. I liked the game very much. ---->>>

What is the system? It revolves around the banks, the system is built on the power of the banks, so it can be destroyed through the banks. ---->>>

I try to find different ways of expressing myself. Without that I will die. ---->>>

You can lose in cinema too if you don't put on a good performance. ---->>>

In England, your life is your life. ---->>>

When you arrive in England for football it's a paradise. ---->>>

Actually, I wanted to act even when I was still playing football. ---->>>

Being French, to me, is first and foremost being a revolutionary. ---->>>

Desire is important. ---->>>

I always knew I had to work hard. ---->>>

I always wanted to play against the best. ---->>>

I don't think we can be entirely happy seeing such misery around us. ---->>>

I don't want to go to Hollywood. ---->>>

I live to feel myself in danger. ---->>>

I stopped playing football because I'd done as much as I could. I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me. ---->>>

I think it's better to be involved in one or two movies a year. ---->>>

I try to be honest. ---->>>

I want to look forward. ---->>>

I'm never bored. ---->>>

I'm proud of what I achieved there, but a life built on memories is not much of a life. ---->>>

Some films I say no to and they end up working very well, but I don't care, I just want to do something exciting. ---->>>

We all seem to be about aggression and greed. It's a massive pressure that affects us all. ---->>>

We can be eaten by techniques and forget what we have inside of us. ---->>>


Nationality: French
Born: 05-24, 1966
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Occupation: Athlete

Éric Daniel Pierre Cantona (French pronunciation: ​[e'ʁik kɑ̃to'na]; born 24 May 1966) is a French actor and former international footballer for the French national team. He played for Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nîmes and Leeds United before ending his career at Manchester United where he won four Premier League titles in five years and two League and FA Cup Doubles (wikipedia)