Lou Holtz Quotes.
Nothing on this earth is standing still. It’s either growing or it’s dying. No matter if it’s a tree or a human being.
What you are capable of achieving is determined by your talent and ability. What you attempt to do is determined by your motivation. How well you do something is determined by your attitude.
I have to admit, I sometimes wonder how much more successful I would have been as a coach had it not been for my spending summers on the golf course. I could have watched more film, that’s for sure. One advantage Joe Paterno had over me was that he didn’t play golf.
I won’t accept anything less than the best a player’s capable of doing… and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team!
In the nineties, everybody wants to talk about their rights and privileges. Twenty-five years ago, people talked about their obligations and responsibilities.
I truly believe the things Notre Dame stands for.
I do know this: God does answer your prayers, but it’s not always in the way you expect. God knows what’s best for us, though, so there’s no need to worry when things don’t go how we originally wanted them to go.
When I die, and people realize that I will not be resurrected in three days, they will forget me. That is the way it should be.
I have no desire at all to become the winningest coach at Notre Dame. The record belongs to Knute Rockne or some other coach in the future.
When the bank asks me about my assets, I include my friendship with Regis Philbin.
A lifetime contract for a coach means if you’re ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can’t fire you.
I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.
I don’t drink water, haven’t drank water in 40 years.
I’m no genius.
If you made me the national commissioner of football, I’d tell you one thing that I would mandate. The second Saturday in September, we’re going to have conference day. Everybody from the SEC plays a Big 12 team. Everybody from the Big Ten is going to play the ACC. Everybody from the Big East is going to play the Pac-10.
I’ll assure you this: I will have nothing to do with politics.
At home I have a copy of the April 21, 1986, issue of ‘Sports Illustrated.’ I’m on the cover with the blurb, ‘Can Lou Do It?’ I’d just arrived at Notre Dame, and with spring football underway, I was the focal point of that week’s coverage.