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All Quotes by author - George Best
" Football is a sad game. "
" I always wanted more - more of everything. "
" I became a beach bum. "
" I'd have to be superman to do some of the things I'm supposed to have done, I've been at six different places at six different times. "
" I even found it difficult to watch myself playing on TV because I couldn't identify with the person on the screen. I couldn't get to grips with it. It was as if it was all happening to someone else. "
" If you make up your own mind, you can only blame yourself. "
" I got my buzz from playing. "
" In 1969, I gave up women and alcohol - it was the worst 20 minutes of my life. "
" In England, when an athlete gets to the top, we do our best to destroy him. "
" I noticed that when I touched the ball on the field, you could hear this shrill noise in the crowd with all the birds screaming like at a Beatles concert. "
" I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. "
" I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World. "
" I've always been a bit of a gypsy. "
" I've stopped drinking, but only while I'm asleep. "
" I was born with a great gift, and sometimes with that comes a destructive streak. "
" I was ill, and everyone could see it but me. "
" I was probably the first footballer ever to have a pop-star profile, and my agent was right when he said we could put my name on stair rods and sell them to people in bungalows. "
" Love is about mutual respect, apart from attraction. "
" Maybe 'loner' is too strong a word, but I've always enjoyed being on my own. "
" My long hair and the sideburns made me stand out, really, because my hairstyle was completely different to the other footballers of that era. "
" My one big regret is that I didn't play on for ten more years. "
" People say you have to hit rock bottom, and, I can tell you, almost dying is as rock bottom as it gets. "
" That thing about being an icon, the fifth Beatle, I just found it so freaky. "
" They'll forget all the rubbish when I've gone, and they'll remember the football. If only one person thinks I'm the best player in the world, that's good enough for me. "
" We were the first generation to have to deal with the modern stardom of football. Some handled it better than others. "
" When I look back on my life as a whole, it is impossible for me not to feel blessed. "
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