Troy Polamalu quotes

  • I love the atmosphere football brings; I love being around my teammates; I love the struggle in football. I love the fact that it is a part of my life. I don't look at it as any more important or less important as any other part of my life.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Football #Struggle #Love Is

  • Material things aren't important to me.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Important #Materials #Material Things

  • If you don't eat right as an athlete, you'll get tired and won't be as sharp. It's simple to drink sodas and sports drinks, but water is the most essential drink to put in your body.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Sports #Tired #Athlete

  • When I'm done playing football, I just might be the couch potato dad.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Football #Dad #Done

  • Football is pretty much played 16 times a year, where training is kind of a year-round thing.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Football #Years #Training

  • When I cook, it's something nobody else would enjoy.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Enjoy #Cooks

  • Whenever I do the sign of the cross, it always brings comfort in situations when you are faced with adversity and stress.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Stress #Adversity #Comfort

  • I've never really been aware of what is said about me, whether it's positive or negative. I ignore it. I've always had the mind-set: 'No one can challenge me better than myself.'
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Challenges #Mind #Negative

  • As a territory, American Samoa has no representation in the U.S. Senate, and we Samoans lost a respected and powerful ally with the passing of Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Powerful #Hawaii #Territory

  • People call me crazy and a madman. Even 'Tasmanian Devil.' I'd rather be called the 'Tasmanian Angel.'
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Crazy #Angel #People

  • I've never thought about the end of my career. I've had this growing motto in my life to live day to day - and when you live day to day, it's hard to talk years.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Years #Careers #Growing

  • My hair has become part of my identity; it's almost an appendage to me.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Hair #Identity

  • I don't feel that I need a tattoo to represent myself as a Samoan or a Christian.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Tattoo #Christian #Needs

  • Anybody who's away from what's normal is just kind of pushed aside as, 'Oh, he's crazy.' But in reality, this world is crazy. It's just chaos everywhere. It's really hard to be part of this world, because it's very possessed. And very egocentric.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Crazy #Reality #World

  • I became a millionaire overnight by signing a piece of paper. I made more money in that one second than my entire family did in their lifetime.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Pieces #Paper #Lifetime

  • I've never been a fan of individual awards because football is such a team sport. There's so many things that goes into making plays. It's about teammates trusting one another and working together.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Sports #Football #Team

  • I love to create this green juice shake made from kale, spinach, cucumber and wheatgrass. The nutrients in the juice help me recover after a tough workout. The Kale Banana Smoothie at LYFE Kitchen is very similar to my recipe and is fantastic.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Workout #Kale #Kitchen

  • A demon, in a way, is a test of your faith. Because if you're doing God's work, there's no reason for any demon to do anything to you.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Tests #Way #Demon

  • When I let my hair down, I just let it down. It's more comfortable in my helmet.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Hair #Helmet

  • Probably the label 'Jesus freak' is fine with me. Because I know who I am.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Jesus #Who I Am #Labels

  • I love Hawaii. I really enjoy surfing in Oahu, and Waianae is such a great area. And Maui - I like Maui a lot, too.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Surfing #Maui #Hawaii

  • It's the perfect environment for prayer. Chanting in Greek is like a beautiful opera, but way better.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Beautiful #Prayer #Perfect

  • Our sport is not made for anybody to be able to play it, especially at the NFL level, so there's obviously some risk that we all take knowingly.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Sports #Play #Nfl

  • I knew that I had it tough compared to children around me. But I felt like I needed it. I think I had the wisdom as a child to know that it would help me later on.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Children #Thinking #Tough

  • I've always been a very self-aware person.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Self #Persons

  • Playing professional sports, it's important to eat healthy and take care of your body. In the offseason, rest is really important to me.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Sports #Healthy #Important

  • There's so much that I like about Pittsburgh, actually. The cultural district and museums are wonderful, and I encourage everyone to check them out. And the food is excellent, too!
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Museums #Pittsburgh #Wonderful

  • I am a National Football League player of American Samoan heritage. Because of my status as a professional athlete, I have been blessed to play a role in educating players and fans about the culture and history of America's southernmost territory.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Football #Blessed #Athlete

  • All of my Polynesian counterparts in the NFL with roots in American Samoa understand how the values embedded in our South Pacific culture - community, hard work, perseverance, respect - contribute directly to our success.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Perseverance #Hard Work #Nfl

  • In Pennsylvania, I love the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington. It's a scenic area. We also enjoy visiting the Laurel Highlands in Western Pennsylvania. The mountains are really something to be seen, and it's a great area to be outside.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Mountain #Pennsylvania #Resorts

  • I've always been fascinated by the military, the discipline they have and the sacrifices they make to defend the country. It's something I've always been interested in.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Country #Military #Sacrifice

  • My wife is Greek. I was a non-denomination Christian before we got married.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Christian #Wife #Greek

  • As a football player, you just deal with injuries. It's all part of the football game. I've dealt with injuries as much as everybody else. People have dealt with worse injuries than I've dealt with. It's all part of the game, all part of getting that tackle.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Football #Player #Games

  • I have developed a Samoan mentality. You have to be a gentleman everywhere but on the field.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Gentleman #Fields #Mentality

  • Three English bulldogs count for one kid.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Kids #Bulldogs #Three

  • I have read the Bible many times. But after fasting, and being baptized Orthodox, it's like reading a whole new Bible. You see the depth behind the words so much more clearly.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Reading #Fasting #Depth

  • Orthodox chanting is non-emotional, it's very monotone,
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Emotional #Orthodox #Chanting

  • Injury in general teaches you to appreciate every moment. I've had my share of injuries throughout my career. It's humbling. It gives you perspective. No matter how many times I've been hurt, I've learned from that injury and come back even more humble.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Hurt #Humble #Careers

  • I don't think I have a split personality. I believe the same person I am on the field is the same person I am at home - passionate about everything I do, whether it's reading a Bible or just hanging out with my wife.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Bible #Reading #Believe

  • We're a road team. We're the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have fans everywhere.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Team #Pittsburgh #Fans

  • There are times I am happy. There are times I am sad. But I always try to separate emotion from the need to reach for something stronger, deeper. And then no matter the emotion, I can reach for a stability that helps me accomplish what is the goal.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Goal #Trying #Stronger

  • Any time you can squeeze out the opportunity to get better, you should.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Opportunity #Get Better #Should

  • Football doesn’t define me.  It’s what I do [and] how I carry out my faith.
    -- Troy Polamalu

    #Football

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