Top 86 Eric Cantona Quotes

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

― Eric Cantona

“I have great memories.”

― Eric Cantona

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

― Eric Cantona

“You can feel very quickly as a prisoner of your past, of the memories.”

― Eric Cantona

“If someone is too perfect they won’t look good. Imperfection is important.”

― Eric Cantona

“We all seem to be about aggression and greed. It’s a massive pressure that affects us all.”

― Eric Cantona

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

― Eric Cantona

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

― Eric Cantona

“My ancestors were fighters, something I have inherited.”

― Eric Cantona

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

― Eric Cantona

“He who has regrets cannot look at himself in the mirror.”

― Eric Cantona

“When times are difficult, I tell myself, ‘I’m just passing through.’”

― Eric Cantona

“Children go where they find sincerity and authenticity.”

― Eric Cantona

“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.”

― Eric Cantona

“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.”

― Eric Cantona

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

― Eric Cantona

“It is enjoyable to make things visible which are invisible.”

― Eric Cantona

“Even as a footballer, I was always being creative.”

― Eric Cantona

“I prefer to play and lose rather than win, because I know in advance I’m going to win.”

― Eric Cantona

“I manage a team, for beach soccer. I’m the coach. Player, coach.”

― Eric Cantona

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

― Eric Cantona

“We knew that you don’t get to be world champions without a struggle.”

― Eric Cantona

“Manchester United is stronger than anybody in the world.”

― Eric Cantona

“I don’t think we can be entirely happy seeing such misery around us.”

― Eric Cantona

“When you arrive in England for football it’s a paradise.”

― Eric Cantona

“I found leaving Manchester United very, very hard.”

― Eric Cantona

“We all have common frailties but we need to treasure friends more.”

― Eric Cantona

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

― Eric Cantona

“Actually, I wanted to act even when I was still playing football.”

― Eric Cantona

“I didn’t study; I live.”

― Eric Cantona

“I don’t want to be in Terminator. I don’t want to go to Hollywood.”

― Eric Cantona

“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.”

― Eric Cantona

“I try to find different ways of expressing myself. Without that I will die.”

― Eric Cantona

“I’m proud of what I achieved there, but a life built on memories is not much of a life.”

― Eric Cantona

“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.”

― Eric Cantona

“In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself.”

― Eric Cantona

“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.”

― Eric Cantona

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

― Eric Cantona

“Sometimes you get submerged by emotion. I think it’s very important to express it – which doesn’t necessarily mean hitting someone.”

― Eric Cantona

“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.”

― Eric Cantona

“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.”

― Eric Cantona

“You can lose in cinema too if you don’t put on a good performance.”

― Eric Cantona

“I don’t take life so seriously… I can just play with life.”

― Eric Cantona

“Football lost its excitement for me.”

― Eric Cantona

“I live to feel myself in danger.”

― Eric Cantona

“In England, your life is your life.”

― Eric Cantona

“You need a particular talent only to want to please. I don’t have this talent.”

― Eric Cantona

“I know that I have a face, a look, people aren’t used to seeing. A presence.”

― Eric Cantona

“I don’t need to be involved with a game watched by millions of people to be fulfilled.”

― Eric Cantona

“I don’t care about the past.”

― Eric Cantona

“I want to look forward.”

― Eric Cantona

“I don’t know where my medals are.”

― Eric Cantona

“It’s my country but I don’t want to know about France – I was born there but I feel English.”

― Eric Cantona

“The French have only negative things to say about everything and everyone.”

― Eric Cantona

“The revolution is really easy to do nowadays.”

― Eric Cantona

“I like to stay at home and make cinema in my head.”

― Eric Cantona

“I don’t want to go to Hollywood.”

― Eric Cantona

“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.”

― Eric Cantona

“We can be eaten by techniques and forget what we have inside of us.”

― Eric Cantona

“I try to be honest.”

― Eric Cantona

“I apologize for nothing.”

― Eric Cantona

“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.”

― Eric Cantona

“I always wanted to play against the best.”

― Eric Cantona

“I think life is a big game we play.”

― Eric Cantona

“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.”

― Eric Cantona

“I like to be fascinated by the people I photograph. Sometimes I don’t admire them but I’m interested in them.”

― Eric Cantona

“I’m just enjoying my life at the moment.”

― Eric Cantona

“I always knew I had to work hard.”

― Eric Cantona

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

― Eric Cantona

“I’m never bored.”

― Eric Cantona

“Every experience makes you a man.”

― Eric Cantona

“I think I have a sense of mischief and that I can laugh at myself.”

― Eric Cantona

“My father’s parents were from Sardinia and my mother’s from Barcelona.”

― Eric Cantona

“I have to wear clothes but I don’t like to give an idea of what I am with clothes.”

― Eric Cantona

“I have a car but it’s not important.”

― Eric Cantona

“Being French, to me, is first and foremost being a revolutionary.”

― Eric Cantona

“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.”

― Eric Cantona

“I’m lucky to have the privilege of being able to choose what I want to do.”

― Eric Cantona

“Being on stage isn’t so tough compared to the football pitch.”

― Eric Cantona

“I observe the world and the people surrounding me.”

― Eric Cantona

“A home is crucial, the foundation of a stable family.”

― Eric Cantona

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

― Eric Cantona

“I didn’t want really to be involved in a normal soccer club.”

― Eric Cantona

“I think it’s better to be involved in one or two movies a year.”

― Eric Cantona

“Desire is important.”

― Eric Cantona

“Great businessmen are creators.”

― Eric Cantona
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