51 Most Popular Steve Young Quotes

Steve Young Quotes – Steve Young is a professional football quarterback of America. He also plays in the NFL. The NFL is the National Football League. Steve Young plays 15 seasons in this league. He plays for the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In the USFL, he played for the Los Angeles Express for two seasons. The USFL is the United States Football League. He also plays college football for many teams.

Some of them include setting school Brigham Young University and NCAA records. He also wins many awards. In 1992 he was named the NFL’s most valuable player. In 1994 for the Super Bowl XXIX, he was the MVP.

Steve Young also wins a lot of awards. The journey of Steve Young is full of challenges. He inspires others with his wonderful journey. Here are some famous Steve Young quotes. You might get inspiration in the difficult times of life.

Inspirational Steve Young Quotes

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2.”Everything you do in life is up to you. Part of life is realizing you have much more potential and ability than you’d ever know, but it’s up to you to face the fears and unleash that which really drives you.”   -Steve Young

3.”Perception is reality. If you are perceived to be something, you might as well be it because that’s the truth in people’s minds.”    -Steve Young

4.”My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.”  -Steve Young

5.”I always felt like hanging around the pocket was trouble, but the truth is, the great players take the beatings in the pocket and expose themselves — and that is the real risk.”   -Steve Young

6.”My goal–and this is kind of my own little secret–but when I get married, just to head out and finish football and, and, and be a missionary around the world. Places where Steve Young–not that it’s big really that many places–but places where they have no idea about football.”   -Steve Young

7.”A running quarterback, to me, is safer. Because, once I got out [of the pocket], I didn?t run where there were a lot of people. I ran where there was nobody.”   -Steve Young

8.”I was a young folk singer, or wanted to be. I really wanted to be a New England folk singer, but they never would accept me. I was always hard to categorize, and people wouldn’t know what to make of it.”  -Steve Young

9.”When you’re an elite athlete, it’s a very special moment in time and you don’t want it to end.”    -Steve Young

10.”Music saved my life a few times because I could play the stuff rednecks loved. They thought I was great and they wondered why I didn’t do that all the time.” -Steve Young

11.”I saw all that [white trash] growing up in Alabama and Georgia. I had a group of country cousins and we’d go visit them when I was a kid. They lived on a red dirt Georgia back road, in a shack, with twelve kids. Farmers. No electricity, they had a well on their back porch, but they had nothing, yet they were the happiest, freest people I’d ever met. I loved to visit them. Great sense of humor, and they kept up with all the latest music, country, rockabilly, that stuff. Great food they grew in the fields and canned. Happy people.”    -Steve Young

12.”I’d rather work with guys that have time to live with you, and let it gel.”  -Steve Young

13.”No one can keep their word. Everyone’s in hurry and jumping to the next opportunity. There’s something missing.”  -Steve Young

14.”Fundamentally, if the league is going to have a no-tolerance policy for domestic abuse, if we’re going to be a global organization that’s going to have this as a perspective, we’ve got to back it up. We can’t be backed into it with a video with more coming out. We have to make an affirmative stand on it.” -Steve Young

15.”I may yet move [from Nashville], and where would I move if not Texas or New Mexico? I couldn’t afford a home in California. I need to travel out of there occasionally.”    -Steve Young

16.”I was made to go to church and I heard the gospel songs, and every now then somebody would come through with a guitar and that was a thrill!”  -Steve Young

17.”I had admired Waylon [ Jennings], but I never expected to meet him and get to know him. When I finally moved to Nashville years later, one night I went to a Harlan Howard Guitar Pull thing, and there was Waylon. He started talking about how much he loved my work and how great I was, and I couldn’t even get a word in.”   -Steve Young

18.”I will be a missionary in a remote village at some point.”    -Steve Young

19.”There are a lot of guys kind of on the bubble that can either be that sort who turn into journeyman kind of guys that will find a new spot or guys that can make a claim to be in one place for a long time. You can name a lot of names this year, an unusual number. And I think that most of them will be OK.”  -Steve Young

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21.”First of all, I wish everyone who loved football could stand in the quarterback’s shoes just for a play, because I think it would be tremendously humbling to anyone who loved the game to say, “I didn’t — I had no idea.” You can think about what it would be like, and the cameras are getting better at giving that perspective, that one that the skycam comes down and you get a sense of it, but you just — you don’t know.” -Steve Young

22.”I like the idea of having an old Gibson [guitar], but I don’t have one. The Gibson has a different quality, but it’s almost like you need both.”   -Steve Young

23.”Josh Graves laid down the dobro on that song [The White Trash Song] and he was hot. We went on the road together and we’d get drunker’n hell every night! I haven’t had a drink since November, 1979. And I like it.”  -Steve Young

24.”I did admire the comments and the music of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. And that didn’t fly too well in the Deep South. It was not quite redneck enough.”    -Steve Young

25.”I was known to spout off about [ politics and religion] sometimes, especially in my drinkin’ days! It was pretty dangerous actually.” -Steve Young

26.”I was born and grew up in the Deep South, and I must say it wasn’t easy for me. I always marched to a drummer, I had different views about politics and religion and I had them relatively young.”   -Steve Young

27.”I’m playing a D-28 Martin that I’ve had about 20 years or so. I’ve got a ’51 Martin and I thought I shouldn’t be taking this on the road. So I went down to Gruhn Guitars in Nashville and kind of traded around and ended up with this one. This guitar sounded pretty good as new guitar.” -Steve Young

28.”51 Martin [guitar] sounded pretty good as new guitar. Martin has several levels of guitars now, and this one is pretty good.”   -Steve Young

29.”I have somewhat [Taylor’s or Gallagher’s guitars], but I like the power of the Martins.”    -Steve Young

30.”If I wasn’t so lazy, or if I had a roadie, I’d have a line of guitars on stage. I’d have a lap steel and a nylon string up there, but who wants to keep up with all that?”    -Steve Young

31.”I always had a hard time with Nashville. I reluctantly live there. I’ve mellowed, and it’s improved some, in the fact it has more immigrants. There’s some real Mexicans there, some folks from India, some of this and that. I’m not satisfied at all with living there. It’s a dilemma for me.”   -Steve Young

32.”If I was an actor, it would be like a part that was me. It has to be real to me. I have to make it mine. I really enjoy taking a song I feel that way about, and sometimes it can take a long time to come up with just the right touch. I think that’s really my greatest talent, interpreting.”   -Steve Young

33.”My favorite record I’ve ever done is Rock Salt and Nails. It was recorded in ’68-’69 and released in ’69. There’s something about that record I really like.” -Steve Young 

34.”I didn’t have the self-promotion instinct, and I just didn’t care about it. I sort of had a “beat” attitude.” -Steve Young

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36.”The song [The White Trash Song] was not a put down of [ my country cousins ], but a celebration. I wrote that early on, as a teenager.” -Steve Young

37.”I was such a heavy drinker I was going to die at age 37. Not to mention the drugs. I’m glad to be sober, I haven’t missed a thing. A lot of people never get the chance to come back.”  -Steve Young

38.”I was always drawn to the roots music, bluegrass, blues, early rock – Sun Records, Elvis [Presley]. And I still love that music to this day. Memphis never gets the credit. It’s much more musically rich than Nashville ever will be. Nashville manufactured that hokey-hillbilly image way back.”    -Steve Young

39.”One of the things that benefited me that anyone can learn is classical technique. That shows the orchestra that exists within the instrument.”   -Steve Young

40.”I’ve refined it since [ was living in Beaumont, Texas], but I was just obsessed with the guitar. I remember one day sitting in class and it just came to me how the neck worked. I was enlightened to the scales, and the runs. I just saw it and thought; now I understand it!”  -Steve Young

41.”My playing style is very eccentric and mostly self taught.”   -Steve Young

42.”I had a guy who went out of way to help me get started and somehow saw something in me. I couldn’t get my hands on a real guitar till I was fourteen. I always wanted one from the time I was a tiny kid. Music was bigger than life to me.”  -Steve Young

43.”I heard black people sing and the emotion was overwhelming to me. The power of that with all the built in sorrow and joy was just overwhelming to me as a little kid. It was the real deal.”  -Steve Young

44.”I really wanted a guitar. As A little boy I used to tell people I was going to be a musician. They would humor me, and I’d make up thirty minute songs and drive them nuts.” -Steve Young

45.”I grew up wanting a guitar, my family was very poor. When I was fourteen my mother bought me a Gibson ES 125 thin body. That was a bunch of money in those days – $125.00.”  -Steve Young

46.”When was about 16 or 17, I was living in Beaumont, Texas and Carlos Montoya came to Lamar College. I went to see him and I didn’t know what flamenco was. But when I saw him play, I was blown away that one man on one instrument could make all that sound. I’d learned a lot, but that made a big impact. I had intuition for it. In about three years I learned most of what I know now.”  -Steve Young

47.”I notice guys playing the piano playing a part up here and a part down there, and I wandered why couldn’t I do that on the guitar?” -Steve Young

48.”Gibson ES 125 was a real instrument, this was in 1956. I started learning; I had a vision of a sound.”   -Steve Young

49.”James Burton was playing some pure roots stuff. Gram Parsons took an interest in that record [in ’68-’69] and he admired it. I never had the concept that I’m going to go somewhere and I’m going to have this career. I just really never thought about all that.”   -Steve Young

50.”Brett Favre plays for championships. That’s the only reason he puts up with all of this stuff. He’s going to start to figure out, if it’s true, that the Packers are not going to be competing for championships. The moment that comes into his heart – oh my gosh, the Packers are not going to be able to make it – that’s the day he retires. It won’t take much once he realizes that’s where the Packers are going.” -Steve Young

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All of us strive to achieve our dreams and desires. We want to achieve success. While striving for our dreams, we are competing with many people. Many times, the dreams of people are the same.

So, for achieving the single dream, everyone has to compete with each other. All of them work hard to get success. Rather than competing with each other, start competing with yourself.

“The principle is competing against yourself.” -Steve Young

When you compete with yourself, then you do self-improvement. It is very important in everyone’s life and develops positivity in them. Self-improvement always takes you on the road to success.

So rather than competing with others, compete with yourself. Your self-improvement makes you better. Steve Young always focuses on self-improvement.

This makes him much better every day. By reading the quotes of Steve Young, you might get the inspiration. You might get the motivation to focus on yourself rather than focusing on others.