"When you are 16 there is no fear whatsoever. As you get older you play in more important games and that is when you start thinking about what will happen if you win or lose."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Wayne Rooney on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Wayne Rooney on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Wayne Rooney on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Wayne Rooney on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Wayne Rooney on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Becoming a dad was the proudest moment of my life. Playing football does not even compare."
"Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to."
"You can learn more from the lows than the highs. The highs are great but the lows make you really look at things in a different way and want to improve. Every player will have both in their careers and I have, but what you get is that experience which is so important to perform at your best."
"When famous people come up to you it's a bit weird, but it's an honour, really, when they recognise you and want to chat to you for a bit."
"Nice to see your home fans boo you. That's what loyal support is."