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Eric Cantona Quotes

Actually, I wanted to act even when I was still playing football.

Even as a footballer, I was always being creative.

I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.

I didn't study; I live.

I don't want to be in Terminator. I don't want to go to Hollywood.

I manage a team, for beach soccer. I'm the coach. Player, coach.

I prefer to play and lose rather than win, because I know in advance I'm going to win.

I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997. I liked the game very much.

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.

I try to find different ways of expressing myself. Without that I will die.

I'm proud of what I achieved there, but a life built on memories is not much of a life.

If you have only one passion in life - football - and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself.

In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself.

It is enjoyable to make things visible which are invisible.

My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan.

Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing.

On sand, you can never be sure of anything. An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.

Sometimes in life one experiences an emotion which is so strong that it is difficult to think, or to reason.

Sometimes you get submerged by emotion. I think it's very important to express it - which doesn't necessarily mean hitting someone.

The pressure people put on themselves and the rivalry between the teams is much more marked. And I think that's a good thing. As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it con only spur everyone on.