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" A child can escape the shadows. "
" When you start thinking about taking pictures, sending an e-mail, receiving an e-mail, speaking into your phone and have it transcript voice into text and then sent as an e-mail, it's mind-boggling. "
" When you are playing, it is so hard to think about what life will be like after football. I understand. When you are playing, and you are young, you think you can play your whole life. You think it will never change. But it will change. You can't play forever. No one can. "
" It brings a smile to my face every time I look in the record book and see my name with the likes of Hutson and Lance Alworth and Raymond Berry, some of the fabled receivers of the NFL. It's all like a dream to me. I can't believe it's true. "
" It would have been a lot of fun as a receiver to play. "
" People are very protective of their cell phones, how it's used, where it's used and how much it costs. It has become a very personal issue for a whole lot of people in this country. "
" I've seen guys come along with more ability - they've been faster or bigger or stronger - but they never worked hard to develop themselves. Sometimes I've wondered what I could have done with their talent. On the other hand, the tag that I was too small and slow made me work hard. "
" People say, 'I'm for job training. We can train people to increase the likelihood that they can be self-sufficient.' Okay, that's great, you're for job training - I like job training - but do you think the federal government should have 163 different job-training programs? "
" If studies come out and show that playing football is detrimental to your health for the long term, even for the short term, I think that's up to the players then to make the decision about whether they're going to play or not play. "
" I don't think I was a year too late or a year too early in retiring. If the Seahawks had been in the playoffs a year later, I might have had some regrets. "
" People are very interested in having access to wireless data while they are on a plane. "
" I've always had this nightmare of going back to the Kingdome and seeing myself waddle in bald, overweight, with a big belly hanging over my belt, and I just imagine people going, 'That's Steve Largent?' "
" The more studies that come out that talk about concussions and so forth, it makes me wonder. I wonder, more importantly than the stroke, the impact that concussions have had on my life, particularly as I get older. "
" Sometimes Congress likes to milk an issue. "
" It's hard, or you wouldn't like it. A lot of coaches really don't like what they're doing. "
" No culture that has ever embraced homosexuality has survived. "
" When a child grows up without a father, there is an empty place where someone must stand, providing an example of character and confidence. "
" I needed somebody to love me, and the people that I chose were my coaches. I would sacrifice my body to be successful for my coaches because I wanted them to love me, to respect me, to have positive feelings about me. "
" We're not necessarily the ski boat, we're the skier. There are countries like Japan and Korea and others who are the ski boat at this point, but we're getting pulled right behind them. "
" Where is the harm in the wireless industry? "
" I always felt the gifts you need as governor were more suited for my personality. I'm a good team player, but I'm not a policy wonk. In Congress, you need 218 votes to make anything happen. When you're governor, you're the CEO of the state. You establish the vision and standards for the state. You're the leader. "
" Any kid who grew up with an alcoholic parent will tell you how nauseating it feels never to know what it will be like when you come home. "
" When I look back over my career, having an opportunity to compete against really good players like Lester Hayes are some of the highlights. "
" I'm not bragging, but just going Sunday to Sunday, it will be a real rare game when I don't catch a pass. "
" Life is very good. I'm the president and Chief Executive Officer of the Wireless trade association, the CTIA. "
" Some receivers are like sports cars: they have a lot of speed and flair. Me, I'm like an old pickup truck. I just bounce around and try to get the job done. "
" While I am a fervent believer in free markets and limited government, there are rare instances in which government involvement is necessary. "
" Frequently I get asked if I'd rather have spent my career in a big city like New York or Los Angeles, where the exposure would be greater than in Seattle. My answer is no, not at all. Exposure is not important to me. "
" This is going to become a battle for access to your home and office plus mobility. It's about who can provide the biggest and least expensive and fastest pipe to your home and office and offer you a mobility feature. "
" They say politics is a contact sport, and I have to agree with that. "
" I might not be a great athlete, but I think I'm a real good football player. "