Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Bill Goldberg Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
What kind of moron would go to work for half the amount of money, when they could sit at home and collect what’s written in a contract?
The fact is that I made a stand a number of times in my career, and I did it because I knew I was right.
I picked up a lot watching Ultimate Fighting. I studied martial arts. But I had an idea to be different, to portray a character people would like.
The cutthroat part of it is that professional wrestling has no union. There are a number of people that are taken advantage of on a daily basis.
I come from a very athletic family. But I didn’t have the typical Jewish sports heroes. I mean, like lots of Jewish kids I admired Sandy Koufax. But I didn’t look up to him as the one person who gave me the desire to push on and succeed. My brothers did that for me.
The biggest thing about being a wrestler and being Goldberg gave me, was the ability to be a superhero for kids. I want the ability to be that guy again.
The deal is that I hold myself to an extremely high standard, and it’s a standard that can never be… it’s unattainable. But it drives me to be the very best in everything I do.
My hobby first and foremost is collecting automobiles. I have a fairly nice, finished 6,500-square-foot structure that I call my garage.
At the end of the day, I’m greatly appreciative of all the fans that I was able to acquire over the years.
Disrespect is my biggest pet peeve.
Having children changes your outlook 100 percent of your life.
I’m a man who makes his own decisions and sticks with them; I think there’s a lot of integrity in that.
I’m only as good as my next appearance and my next match.
Anything I did with the WWE was not therapeutic by any stretch of the imagination. The reality is that nobody’s going to tell you that, because they have an umbilical cord hooked to Vince McMahon. I, ladies and gentlemen, do not.
After you ride a roller coaster that’s been going up for a year and a half, and you reach the pinnacle and then dive straight down with no gradual decline, it’s a little disorienting. I didn’t know how to take losing.
As a father and an ex-wrestler, it’s a dream come true. To be able to come back and be included in ‘WWE 2K17,’ it’s a huge honor.
I like to train in my Muay Thai gym that I co-own.
I had a great time in the NFL. To make it in the amount of time that I did was awesome; it’s a dream come true, and hell, it gave me the opportunity to go wrestle.
I’m more of a ‘competitor’; I like to go in the ring and let people judge the competition.
I strive to be my best every time I go out, and that’s very stressful. After a while of doing that… it’s nice to just take a deep breath, sit on a tractor.
I’m as passionate as any car owner or car collector that has one car or 300 cars.
If whatever we do changes one person’s opinion, gets one person’s readiness better than it was before, or at the end of the day entertains people, than we’ve done our job.
There’s no question, I guarantee you, that you will see more NFL players getting into wrestling. They have the personality for it.
At this time, the only thing that would get me back in the ring is something that would positively impact those in need. If selling out another major event would allow me to bring a ship full of supplies to hand out to those in need, I’d say that would be very significant.
Lets be honest: I’m an athlete, not an entertainer as much. So as an athlete, I am a guy who likes the physical confrontation of the football field. I like playing nose-guard; I like having two 350 pound guys trying to rip my head off.
I had three intentions when I became a wrestler. One was to keep my integrity. Two was to give pro wrestling a more respectable image. And three was to be a role model to Jewish kids, who may not have thought they could do what I do.
My brothers were big car guys.
I’d love to wrestle a Bruiser Brody or Andre the Giant from the past.
I’m a believer in karma, and I’m also a believer that things happen for a reason.
I grew up in the Midwest, and I was a short, fat, little Jewish kid… but it was just different. People didn’t understand, so I had to deal with it. One day, I physically dealt with it, and it never happened again. I’m not saying that’s the way to do it, but you have to stand up for yourself, period, end of story.
Anytime I get down to Miami, it’s a wonderful thing.
Let’s be honest: I’m an athlete, not an entertainer as much.
There’s only one reason I would do the kickboxing thing, and that’s for myself. I’ve been doing it as an avid student on-and-off for 10 years, and it’s something I really enjoy.
I’m wired differently.
I’ve got a lot of people I’m carrying on my back, but it’s a light load because I take a lot of pride in who I am and where I came from.
I told my wife, when I go up to the garage and I wash my Cobra, I feel like I’m cheating on her.
I should think wrestling is the most positive thing in the world. The fact is, behind the scenes, there’s stuff that goes on that’s bush-league. It’s laughable.
The story behind ‘Check Point’ is what drew me in. The script had a couple of twists that I really did not see coming… To get out there and raise people’s awareness, I think there’s a big responsibility in that.
I’m not saying everybody has to walk around with a six-shooter, but they have to be prepared. You don’t have to be militarized, but you have to be ready.
I worked in a gym. I was a trainer. I did all the crappy ex-football-player jobs.
I made the final decision to become a professional wrestler because I was able to look at Sting and what he was able to do inside and outside the ring.
That feeling is one of the things that keep me going. On July 6, 1998, I became the WCW heavyweight champion of the world!
The Rock has definitely set the bar. He’s in a class by himself, and he always will be, I believe.
At the end of the day, leaving WrestleMania, having my hand raised, beating Brock Lesnar… I’d say it was a pretty successful tenure.
If you don’t want to investigate what you’re passing judgment on, then it’s your fault. And I believe that if people investigate Goldberg as a human being, I’m not such a bad guy.
I had creative control over my character, which means if they wanted me to do something that I didn’t agree with, then I wouldn’t do it. If it was good for the show, then I had no problem. If it was demeaning to the character and wasn’t adding a positive light to the show, then I can guarantee that I wouldn’t do it.
Sometimes I think back to everything I’ve been through, and I wonder, ‘Man, how the hell did I get here?’
Any time you’re in front of a camera and have them yell ‘Cut, re-shoot the scene,’ are you kidding me? That’s a huge advantage.
The NFL can go to hell.
I always wanted to become a good role model for kids as a professional football player. Unfortunately, I didn’t attain that through football, but I was smart enough to realize that professional wrestling provided another opportunity for that.
Nine times out of ten, people consider a nice little Jewish boy the kid who grows up and sits behind a desk preparing your taxes. I’ve certainly broken that stereotype in many ways.
If it took professional wrestling for people to recognize me as a person, then all the other endeavors I embark upon will explain me as a person, define me as a person, but wrestling will not define me.
Everything emanates from the basics, from your base. If you don’t have a strong base, I’m sorry, but you are always going to be coming back to it, trying to reattain.
Kids are soft these days, period, end of the story in every respect. People coddle them too much. I’m sick of that; it’s irresponsible parenting. Taking care of them is one thing, but turning little boys into little girls because you’re coddling them so much, kids need to have experiences on their own.
At the end of the day, at 49 years old, it’s realistic to believe that a Terminator has a heart.
From what I’ve read, CM Punk is like a sponge when it comes to training.
I grew up in the Midwest, so we really didn’t have much hockey going on.
When you hear of somebody named Goldberg, you think of a guy sitting behind a desk investing your money.
Being a professional wrestler surely prepares you for any acting role in that we have to act on live television, so there’s a lot of pressure put there.
The muscles in my lower abdomen had torn off my pelvis.