"I'm not retiring. I am graduating. Today is my graduation day. Retirement means that you'll just go ahead and live on your laurels and surf all day in Oceanside. It ain't going to happen."
"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree."Junior Seau on John F. Kennedy
"God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars."Junior Seau on Elbert Hubbard
"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."Junior Seau on Robert Orben
"Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated."Junior Seau on Erma Bombeck
"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know."Junior Seau on T. S. Eliot
"I remember when I was 6 years old and my brother used to go seek out guys that were 13 to come over and play football against me while he was the 'permanent quarterback.' I didn't know exactly what the age difference was, but I was already playing against older guys."
"Dad taught us about morals, values and goals. Having a tight-knit family was important to him."
"I wanted to perform well for my mom and dad, because in high school, I didn't have a job. My brothers, they worked at Pizza Hut or places like that, but sports, that was my way of giving back."
"Too many athletes are living in a tiny window. They have no vision for themselves - what they can be outside of football and what they can mean to a community. They just don't know any better. My hopes and dreams are unlimited."
"I'm afraid of being average. I have a real fear of being just another linebacker."