"Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It's part ballet. It's part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."Steve Sabol on Helen Keller
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."Steve Sabol on Aristotle Onassis
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."Steve Sabol on Robert Louis Stevenson
"Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell."Steve Sabol on Bill Copeland
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."Steve Sabol on Joseph Campbell
"My Dad hated his job. He sold overcoats, but he wanted to make movies. He had a failed career working with the Ritz Brothers - they were like the Marx Brothers, only a tier below. I always had a picture in my mind of him in a straw hat."
"There have been nine Super Bowls in New Orleans, and not all of them have brought the best of luck to NFL Films. We got robbed twice there, got food poisoning, and my hotel room was broken into on the day the Bears played the Patriots in January 1986."
"I think in the NFL knowledge is power, and you try to get the knowledge by whatever means."
"All this technology has not changed the way NFL Films does business and our process. Yes, with one touch of a button now you reach millions of people but it is still the same approach that my father and I started out with."
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