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Marv Levy

American,  Coach
Total Quotes : 26
Swimming More Stayed

I have stayed active. I do keep moving. But I should start swimming more. Great exercise.

- Marv Levy

Think Yes Super Bowl

Did I ever think at the time, when I was with the Alouettes and the Chicago Blitz, that I would be head-coaching a team in the Super Bowl? It would be hard to believe. Is it a dream come true? Yes.

- Marv Levy

Age Aging Inevitable

Age is inevitable. Aging isn't.

- Marv Levy

Read Edgar Poe

When I first started reading poetry, all the poets I read - Edgar Allan Poe, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Greenleaf Whittier - were rhyme poets. That's what captured me.

- Marv Levy

New Hoping Get

I'm hoping to get started on a new novel.

- Marv Levy

Other Allen Putting

For a long time, I was an assistant in the NFL to George Allen, and George was paranoid that other teams were cheating on him... that they were offering bounties, that they were wiring our locker room, that they were putting food poisoning into the pregame meal of the other team's stars, stuff like that.

- Marv Levy

Bring Buffalo Players

Bill Polian and I agreed when we first came together with the Buffalo Bills that we'd bring players only of high character to the team.

- Marv Levy

Going Old Before

Experience should be a plus as long as it doesn't become complacency. If you say, 'We're not going to change; we didn't do it that way before,' then you've become too old.

- Marv Levy

NFL Absolutely Whether

Absolutely everything undergoes evolvement - whether it's technology, journalism, the NFL, medicine.

- Marv Levy

Legacy Game I Remember

I don't remember Bill Walsh being old. I remember young Bill Walsh. He wasn't gray-haired, and neither was I when we first met. His legacy will live on. Bill Walsh's name and his accomplishments will be remembered and revered so long as the great game of football is played.

- Marv Levy

Imagine Buffalo III

In Buffalo, you can't imagine how much people revere Fred Jackson because of his high character, his community involvement, coming from a Division III school.

- Marv Levy

Young Old Means

The age factor means nothing to me. I'm old enough to know my limitations and I'm young enough to exceed them.

- Marv Levy

Nature Great Teachers Very

Teaching is very important. The nature of your personality isn't that important. Lombardi was very extraverted, very bombastic. Landry very quiet, reserved. Both were great teachers and great coaches.

- Marv Levy

World War I Still Works

My father was an athlete, a great athlete, fought in the Marines in World War I. He was all sports and activity. My mother was all academics. I still have the complete works of Shakespeare that she had.

- Marv Levy

Names Blew His

I was enamored with Charles Dickens as a kid, and his names blew me away.

- Marv Levy

Work Displayed Lifelong

My father Sam, by his lifelong example, displayed for me the virtues of an honest day's work and of great personal courage.

- Marv Levy

Approximation Functional

Chronological age is only an approximation of your functional age.

- Marv Levy

I Remember Weeks Dad

I went off to Harvard Law School for six weeks, and then I said, 'Doggone this, it's not what I want to do.' I remember when I told my dad I was leaving law school, and I wanted to go into football. He said, 'Be a good coach.'

- Marv Levy

Forest Going Could

If you start thinking of the Super Bowl championship as your motivation, you are going to miss the trees for the forest or the forest for the trees. I never could understand that one.

- Marv Levy

Game Sometimes Standard

People sometimes ask me to name the greatest coach in NFL history. George Halas may have set the standard, but Don Shula has won more games than anyone, and he has done it in the most competitive era. He had an incomparable ability to evaluate players, to motivate them, and to teach them the game of football.

- Marv Levy