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The Best Tom Brady Quotes

1. "You Push your body to the limits, but you have to train your body to deal with the limits." - Tom Brady

2. "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

3. "I'm never going to be fast, and nobody will ever mistake me for being fast." - Tom Brady

4. "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

5. "Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations." - Tom Brady

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6. "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

7. "You know, when you're the fastest kid in fourth grade and you play the most, you don't have to work so hard. 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

8. "Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities." - Tom Brady

9. "I always try to do as much as I can do. I’m never a person that does not enough, because I’d regret not doing enough and think I probably could have done more. I probably go too far and have to reel myself back in, which works in some things, and other things it doesn’t work." - Tom Brady

10. "I learned a lot of different things over the years that I would say are probably nonconventional or different from the way things have always been done." - Tom Brady

11. "If you eat this food, this is not going to be conducive to what your goals are. You better be getting this type of treatment if you’re going to do that type of exercise." - Tom Brady

12. "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. So I actually feel like I’m a great case study, and I want to inspire athletes who do want to be their best to have a place to go where they can learn—to me—what the best information is available out there." - Tom Brady

13. "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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14. "There’s a lot of components to every muscle function, to every type of exercise that you do. For me, I focus on dropping and throwing. That’s what my job is. For a runner, you’re going to need to be incredibly biomechanically efficient and balanced in order to run that 5K, and if something is out of balance, you’re going to need to get it back in balance." - Tom Brady

15. "It’s about having all of my muscles function at 100%. Getting them all to expand and contract, always getting great muscle function to create that system in your body that can do it for a long period of time." - Tom Brady

16. "Every action has a consequence. It may be good for strengthening. And I have no doubt that lifting a lot of weights can get you stronger. I just don’t know if lifting stronger weights can keep you healthy, or it can keep you doing your job better, especially for a pro athlete." - Tom Brady

17. "If you’re not sleeping, you’re not recovering. And if you’re going to break your body down a lot, you better find ways to build it back up. And the only way to do that isget a lot of sleep." - Tom Brady

18. "I think balance is important to me, because I do go hard. There are times where you feel like that hamster on the wheel, where there's too much doing and not enough being. But I think setting priorities is an important part of it, because we're not here for an unlimited amount of time." - Tom Brady

19. "You have to train that part of the body, and the mind too, the timing. You don't get second chances in my sport." - Tom Brady

20. "In the age of television, 5,000 frames per millisecond now, you can see everything and get overly negative and critical of everything." - Tom Brady

21. "There's different facets of who you are, and expressing that is definitely the way things are now. That wasn't the way it was when I started in professional sports 17 tears ago. I think you have to constantly evolve in how you view things, how you want to communicate." - Tom Brady

22. "It's our responsibility to do the best we can do to change the things we don't like. I think that's part of social responsibility, and everybody is going to do that in their own way." - Tom Brady

23. "I’ve dealt with a lot of adversity over the course of my career, my life and I’m very fortunate to have so many people that love me and support me. Life so much is about the ups and downs, and certainly I accept my role and responsibility as a public figure." - Tom Brady

24. "I think my nature and my character as one — I think as a human you care what people think. I certainly care what the people that are close to me think and what they care about." - Tom Brady

25. "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

26. "The pressures you feel as an adult. Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities. Everybody struggles in different ways." - Tom Brady

27. "I can see the things before they happen, and if you know what's going to happen, boy, you can really slow the action down for yourself." - Tom Brady

28. "I've found that guys who play through the pain are the ones who are most ready to go on Sunday. That's mental toughness." - Tom Brady

Additional reading and sources
A Chat with Tom Brady About His Weird Diet (GQ)
Hanging Out with My Best Friend, Tom Brady (Esquire)