"Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Gary Lineker on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Gary Lineker on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Gary Lineker on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Gary Lineker on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Gary Lineker on Mahatma Gandhi
"The whole kiss-and-tell thing is a negative approach that often happens in a World Cup. We will see negative stories about the players and it can affect their confidence and the overall performance of the national team on the pitch, let alone the bid to actually stage the competition."
"Ooh, it's too embarrassing to share my innermost romantic secrets - although I have written Danielle the odd poem. If anything they are more comedic than romantic. They used to be well-received but that was before she started studying Shakespeare at drama college. Now I feel so inept."
"We have got too many kids around the house to have a romantic meal at home. But Danielle is a fantastic cook. She does a brilliant lasagne, great roasts and a great chilli dish. She knows the way to my heart."