53 Eric Cantona Quotes That Are Thought Provoking

Eric Cantona is a former professional footballer, actor, director, and producer from France.

Best Eric Cantona Quotes

1. “You can change your wife, your politics, your religion, but never, never can you change your favourite football team.” ~ (Eric Cantona).


2. “When I think football, I think Manchester United. I still support United and always will. I will die with them in my heart.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

3. “I don’t play against a particular team. I play against the idea of losing.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

4. “I’m just enjoying my life at the moment.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

5. “Become a legend? But I am already.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

6. I have great memories. ~ Eric Cantona.

7. When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. ~ Eric Cantona.

8. If someone is too perfect they won’t look good. Imperfection is important. ~ Eric Cantona.

9. “Every experience makes you a man.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

10. “After his first training session in heaven, George Best, from the favourite right wing, turned the head of God who was filling in at left back. I would love him to save me a place in his team, George Best that is, not God.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

11. “An artist is someone with the gift to light up a dark room.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

12. “Certainly take the advice of others but always, always be yourself.” ~ (Eric Cantona).


13. “I always knew I had to work hard.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

14. “I apologize for nothing.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

Popular Eric Cantona Quotes

15. “Socrates worked towards making people question themselves. He like to provoke self-interrogation but wasn’t particularly interested in the answers that emerged; he just like to set off the thought process.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

16. “Those who hate or disrespect Sir Alex Ferguson, its only because he snatched away their dreams of winning.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

17. “I’m so proud the fans still sing my name, but I fear tomorrow they will stop. I fear it because I love it. And everything you love, you fear you will lose.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

18. “Whatever happens, there are always things you could have done better. You score two goals and you usually feel you could have done better. You score two goals and you usually feel you could have scored a third. That’s perfectionism. That’s what makes you progress in life.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

19. “I am very mistrustful of people who are constantly over intellectualising things. It kills passion. You have to allow yourself to lose control from time to time.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

20. “I manage a team, for beach soccer. I’m the coach. Player, coach.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

21. “I always planned to retire when I was at the top and at Manchester United I have reached the pinnacle of my career.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

22. “When times are difficult, I tell myself, ‘I’m just passing through.’” ~ (Eric Cantona).

23. “You are constantly battling against your own weaknesses to make a good performance.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

24. “I have a car but it’s not important.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

25. “The ball is like a woman, she loves to be caressed.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

26. “I feel close to the rebelliousness of the youth here. Perhaps time will separate us, but nobody can deny that here, behind the windows of Manchester, there is an insane love of football, of celebration and of music.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

Top Eric Cantona Quotes

27. “Every man who has an idol or admires someone can recognise its themes. It’s not only a film about the relationship between fans and idols, it’s also a love story, a story of a man who is depressed, who has problems in his relationship with his teenage step-children.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

28. “You can feel very quickly as a prisoner of your past, of the memories.” ~ (Eric Cantona).


29. “I play with passion and fire. I have to accept that sometimes this fire does harm.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

30. “Some films I say no to and they end up working very well, but I don’t care, I just want to do something exciting.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

31. “I stopped playing football because I’d done as much as I could. I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

32. “When you are a rich man you are proud to own a Rolls Royce and when you are a poor man you are proud to own a Renault.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

33. “Domenech is the worst coach France have had since Louis XVI.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

34. “Messi, he’s exceptional. When you watch him, you feel there’s a child inside him and he is making some childhood dream come true. He’s a Great Player, not only for today but also tomorrow.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

35. “I don’t take life so seriously I can just play with life.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

Famous Eric Cantona Quotes

36. “I live to feel myself in danger.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

37. “My father’s parents were from Sardinia and my mother’s from Barcelona.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

38. “Sometimes you get submerged by emotion. I think it’s very important to express it – which doesn’t necessarily mean hitting someone.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

39. “I don’t think the world of football is so serious. It’s important to have distance about things and about yourself. If we believe we are kings or gods, we become crazy. We all know it’s a game and we all enjoy it together.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

40. “I would love him to save me a place in his team, George Best that is, not God.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

41. “The French have only negative things to say about everything and everyone.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

42. “I’m lucky to have the privilege of being able to choose what I want to do.” ~ (Eric Cantona).


43. “I always wanted to play against the best.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

44. “We knew that you don’t get to be world champions without a struggle.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

Wise Eric Cantona Quotes

45. “I’m proud of what I achieved there, but a life built on memories is not much of a life.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

46. “We all seem to be about aggression and greed. It’s a massive pressure that affects us all.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

47. “You need a particular talent only to want to please. I don’t have this talent.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

48. “I think I have a sense of mischief and that I can laugh at myself.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

49. “Anyone who is different or is slightly out of the norm, is considered crazy.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

50. “A good goal is one that is important and beautiful.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

51. “You may find another Beckham or Ronaldo, but never ever will you find another Sir Alex Ferguson.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

52. “When people are talking about you, it means that you exist.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

53. “I think life is a big game we play.” ~ (Eric Cantona).

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