Peyton Manning Quotes

Top 25 Peyton Manning Quotes (2024)

“Learning from a Legend’s Life Lessons: How to Manage Up to Excellence”

  • Everybody is going to be excited to play in a Super Bowl. When you still enjoy the preparation and the work part of it, I think you ought to be still doing that. I think as soon as I stop enjoying it, if I can’t produce, if I can’t help a team, that’s when I will stop playing – Peyton Manning 
  • I’m not 23 anymore. But the defensive ends and linebackers chasing me are. If I had to chose between youth and experience, I’d take experience every time – Peyton Manning 
  • I have to leave the games now if the announcer says something I don’t agree with. I’m thinking, ‘Peyton, it is not healthy to be all worked up before a game – Peyton Manning 


  • “ want to be out there every single snap, every single play – Peyton Manning 
  •  Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery – Peyton Manning 
  • It’s not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it’s refusing to fail – Peyton Manning 
  • My dad was a class person on and off the field. That’s the person I want to be – Peyton Manning 
  • My high-school coach Tony Reginelli was kind of famous for ‘Reggie-isms,’ kind of like ‘Yogi-isms.’ He always said if you want to be a good quarterback, when sprinting left you want to be amphibious and throw left-handed. I told him, ‘You mean ambidextrous, coach?’ – Peyton Manning 
  • Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing – Peyton Manning 
  •  You’ve got to remember what your priorities are. When you’re playing, what you do on the field is the most important thing – Peyton Manning 
  • I was never on a mission to be an NFL quarterback. I wanted to be a good high school player, and I worked hard at that. That made me good enough to play in college and then I wanted to be a good college quarterback. During college I played well enough to make it into the NFL. I never took it for granted and really wanted to play hard at each level and I have always had a lot of fun doing what I wanted to do – Peyton Manning 
  • I don’t want to retire. I still want to play – Peyton Manning 
  • Being there every week for my teammates is really important to me. It’s all about accountability. I hear stuff about the ‘toughest quarterback in the league’ and all that; what’s that mean? – Peyton Manning 
  • I’m proud to be Archie’s son. Being a quarterback, I had my mentor and hero living in the same house – Peyton Manning 
  • “ve been a Colt for almost all of my adult life, but I guess in life, and in sports, we all know nothing lasts forever. Times change, circumstances change, and that’s the reality of playing in the NFL – Peyton Manning 
  • Life is about choices. You ask the questions and you listen to the answers. Then you listen to your hear – Peyton Manning 
  •  My faith doesn’t make me perfect, it makes me forgiven – Peyton Manning 


  • Remind your critics when they say you don’t have the expertise or experience to do something that an amateur built the ark and the experts built the titani- Peyton Manning 
  •  When you take a year off from football, you come back for all the enjoyable moments. When you’re not playing, you miss out on all the highs, but you also miss these disappointments. But I would rather be in the arena to be excited or be disappointed than not have a chance at all. That’s football. That’s why everybody plays it- Peyton Manning 
  • The head coach tells us what to do, and we follow his orders“I would like to think I will be a guy who knows when it’s time to stop. I don’t want to be a guy who hung on and on. I do not have a goal in mind of a year or a statistic – Peyton Manning 
  • I’m the best manning- Peyton Manning 
  • My dad told us up front, ‘Guys, if you want to play sports, go ahead, but it’s your decision 
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  • Some guys leave a place after a long time, and they’re bitter. Not me 
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  • You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters – Peyton Manning 


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