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All Quotes by author - Stone Cold Steve Austin
" A great gimmick is a great gimmick, but on a dud, it just doesn't work. It comes down to talent. "
" A lot of people say, 'What set the Attitude Era up?' or, 'What started the Attitude Era?' To me - and I was allegedly the leader of it - sports entertainment, pro wrestling, whatever you want to call it has always had an attitude. So, why that particular generation got labeled, I don't know. "
" Any time you go live with Vince McMahon it's going to be a very interesting experience. "
" As much as I love the business and I love my fans, I don't want to be at every WrestleMania. "
" Based on the name value I had, I went to L.A. and got involved in independent movies. "
" Cancer has affected my family; my mother and father have battled cancer. I know how tough it is. "
" Diamond Dallas Page is one of my best friends. "
" Don't look forward to me putting on the trunks and knee braces to get back in the ring and stomp a mudhole in somebody and walking it dry. "
" Driving a forklift is kind of like riding a bicycle. You've either got forklift skills or you don't, and I can remove somebody's molars with a forklift. "
" Earl Hebner should definitely be in the WWE Hall of Fame. "
" Everyone can have a rough day at the office, as they say. I've had those myself many times when the bell rings. "
" Everyone out here in Los Angeles is trying to do whatever to break into films. It is a tough industry to get into, kind of like pro wrestling in a lot of respects when you think about it. "
" Everything I've done goes back to pro wrestling. Had I not been able to achieve what I did, I guarantee you... my high school jobs were always working in the highway department - driving dump trucks, patching up roads, digging ditches, driving a forklift. "
" I actually have a pretty good sense of humor. "
Sense Of Humor
" I am not a coward. "
" I appreciate everyone that had supported my career. "
" I didn't do choreographed fighting for a living. I was a professional wrestler for 15 years; there's a big difference. "
" I don't have the talent of Daniel Day-Lewis. I'm Steve Austin, so when I get to hang out and be who I am, and I live on set, it's like a paid vacation, man. "
" I don't know if a pro wrestling career prepares you for Hollywood. When you get out there, and you're in an arena for 20,000 people or 90,000 people, it's a lot different than being on a quiet set with 100 people, so I think you get used to dealing with cameras. "
" I don't live as 'Stone Cold.' I live as Steve Austin. I was 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin back in 2003, then I rode off into the sunset. "
" I don't look to save the world with any of the movies that I make. I'm not trying to make any political statement with the movies I make. I'm trying to have a good time. I'm trying to entertain people. "
" I enjoy reality television. "
" If it's the morning, and I had a late night, the worst thing in the world is a bright light. "
" I found out in pro wrestling that it works better if you just try and be yourself versus working on something you're not, so I'm me, and maybe it's magnified a bit, but it's easier just being me. "
" I go back to the old school days of that Attitude Era stuff. Everybody knows when I speak of the Attitude Era, my favorite stuff is of the mid-'80s, all that NWA stuff, the World Class stuff, the stuff that Bill Watts was doing. "
" I got out of the business when I got out. The hunger was out of my system. "
" I got pile drived in '96 or '97 and was a quadriplegic for about a minute and a half. I couldn't move anything. It was in the Meadowlands at a pay per view with a million or two people watching, and I couldn't move. That cost me a surgery, but I healed pretty quickly, so that was probably my worst day at the office. "
" I had a lot more creative freedom back in the day. "
" I have so many great memories of the wrestling business. I've worked real hard to get to the top, and how many flukes and breaks to have happened that had allowed me to have the success that I did. "
" I like pure pro-wrestling, when it's serious in its orientation and presentation - like it's a legit sport with Jim Ross calling the action. "
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