"I think sometimes when it comes to sports, and especially relationships between players and coaches, that people lose track, lose a sense of reality."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Ricky Williams on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Ricky Williams on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Ricky Williams on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Ricky Williams on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Ricky Williams on Henry David Thoreau
"The NFL has been an amazing page in this chapter of my life. I pray that all successive adventures offer me the same potential for growth, success and most importantly fun."
"To talk about balance, it's easier to talk about what's out of balance. And I think anytime that you have any disease, and disease meaning lack of ease, lack of flow... dis-ease. So any time there's disease, you're out of balance, whether it's jealousy, anger, greed, anxiety, fear."
"I don't think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It's just maturity. I've become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence."
"When you make that crossover from life to real life, when you're not treated as a child anymore but as a man, and you are no longer given the benefit of the doubt, it takes some courage to face that."
"I think I have a tendency to look at things subjectively rather than objectively when I reflect on my experience."