75 Best Tom Brady Quotes On Success To Motivate You To Become the Next ‘G.O.A.T.’

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After scouring the internet and watching countless interviews, we’ve compiled a list of the best Tom Brady quotes to help motivate you to become the ‘G.O.A.T.’ in your world.

Tom Brady is one of the greatest, if not the greatest quarterback in NFL history. After being passed on for more than five draft rounds, Tom Brady was selected 199th overall by the New England Patriots in 2000 after a stellar college football career at the University of Michigan.

In Tom Brady’s illustrious career as a professional, he has led the Patriots to win five super bowls in eight total appearances. Currently, that is the most Super Bowls won by any quarterback in NFL history.

Tom Brady played a massive part in winning those five Super Bowls as well, as he won four Super Bowl MVP’s in those five games. He’s a three time NFL MVP, thirteen time NFL Pro Bowl selection, two time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

Brady also holds the record for most games win by an NFL quarterback, most road wins as a quarterback, most playoff games played and won by a starting quarterback, most touchdowns and passing yards in the playoffs as a quarterback, most touchdown passes in Super Bowl history, and the list goes on and on.

He’s documented his winning mentality and workout regimen in his book The TB12 Method: How To Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance so that up-and-coming athletes can have the necessary knowledge it takes to have a long, healthy career.

Simply put, Tom Brady is the G.O.A.T. (especially if you ask Patriots fans). To get to know him, we suggest that you read our list of the best Tom Brady quotes that we could find. These motivating and inspiring Tom Brady quotes on success will help you understand his winning mindset and grasp the mentality that is required to be a champion.

The 75 Best Tom Brady Quotes to Motivate You To Be the Next ‘G.O.A.T’

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“If you want to perform at the highest level, then you have to prepare at the highest level.” – Tom Brady

“My connection with [my team] is through joy and love. It’s not through fear, or insults. That’s not how I lead. When you have a group of people who hold each other accountable every day, those are the teammates that you’re looking for.” – Tom Brady

“The only thing I believe that limits us is time. What do we want to do with this time? And see what’s important. It’s about priorities.” – Tom Brady

“Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.” – Tom Brady

“When you’re young you don’t have perspective. You hit this point when you’re like ‘I’m not a kid anymore’. Then you have a little more perspective in your life. You know what’s important and what’s not important.” – Tom Brady

#70 of the best Tom Brady quotes: “I know what my motivations are. And it’s not to satisfy other people. It’s to satisfy myself.”

“I’ll never let go of losses. That scar tissue is too deep, too thick.” – Tom Brady

“A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.” – Tom Brady

“Things don’t correct themselves, you’ve got to go out there and work hard to correct them.” – Tom Brady

“There’s gotta be more than this…” – Tom Brady

“I feel that I have a belief in who I am. I chart my own course and then I live the life I want to live. Being physically fit and emotionally stable and spiritually sound.” Tom Brady

“I’ve never eaten a strawberry in my life. I have no desire to do that.” – Tom Brady

“The last person I have ever criticized was an official. They have a tough job to do because things are happening so quick.” – Tom Brady

“Proper Sleep is something that I have used as an athlete to get me to where I am today.” – Tom Brady

“It’s the offseason. These days are valuable for everybody. ” – Tom Brady

“Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.” – Tom Brady

#60 of the best Tom Brady quotes: “I think that at the start of a game, you’re always playing to win, and then maybe if you’re ahead late in the game, you start playing not to lose. The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win.”

“If you don’t believe in yourself, why would anyone else believe in you?” – Tom Brady

“My job is to play quarterback and I’m going to do that the best way I know how because I owe that to my teammates, regardless who is out there on the field with me.” – Tom Brady

“I didn’t come this far to only come this far. We’ve still got further to go.” – Tom Brady

“You push your body to the limit, but you have to train your body to deal with the limits.” – Tom Brady

“I think the great part about what I do is that there’s a scoreboard. At the end of every week, you know how you did. You know how well you prepared. You know whether you executed your game plan. There’s a tangible score.” – Tom Brady

“Maybe some people can wake up and play playstation all day, but that’s never been me.” – Tom Brady

“I’m not a person who defends myself very often. I kind of let my actions speak for me.” – Tom Brady

“I don’t want to wake up and be bored… That’s probably my greatest fear is to have nothing to do. What better job is there than to play quarterback for an NFL team, and certainly one that I’ve been on for a long time and I’ve had success with? I don’t plan on giving it up any time soon.” – Tom Brady

“Life is not living in the suburbs with a white picket fence…That’s not life. Somehow our American culture has made it out that that’s what life needs to be – and that if it’s not that, it’s all screwed up. It’s not.” – Tom Brady

#50 of the best Tom Brady quotes: “I’m a pretty good winner. I’m a terrible loser. And I rub it in pretty good when I win.” 

“There’s not much time to unwind, but you know what, it’s because I love what I do. I look forward to the season. I look forward to playing games. It doesn’t ever feel like work.” – Tom Brady

“Every quarterback can throw a ball. Every running back can run. Every receiver is fast. But, its that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.” – Tom Brady

“We all have experiences in our lives that change us, and we all learn from people, like my dad, but at the end of the day, it’s only us. We’re only responsible to make ourselves happy.” – Tom Brady

“I’m never going to be fast, and nobody will ever mistake me for being fast.” – Tom Brady

“I’m not really concerned with portraying this tough warrior. I mean, that’s part of my job and I take that very seriously. But I don’t have anything to hide, and I’m not concerned with what people think.” – Tom Brady

“Nothing surprises me anymore in the NFL.” – Tom Brady

“A lot of people don’t believe in you. It’s obvious by now, six other quarterbacks taken and 198 other picks. And I always thought ‘you know what, once I get my shot, I’m gonna be ready. I’m gonna really take advantage of that.” – Tom Brady

“The only thing I ever wanted to be was a professional football player.” – Tom Brady

“Sleep is all about recovering. So if you’re not sleeping, you’re not recovering. And if you’re going to break your body down a lot, you better find ways to build it back up. And the only way to do that is get a lot of sleep. So for me, I go to bed at like 8:30, 9:00. As soon as I put my kids to bed. Because I’m up at 5:30 the next day.” – Tom Brady

#40 of the best Tom Brady quotes: “I just love working hard. I love being part of a team; I love working toward a common goal.”

“When I’m out on the football field, I have so much confidence in what I’m doing.” – Tom Brady

“To me, if you’re trying to impress a girl, get a date, they’re gonna like that more because you’re a confident guy. That’s what it comes down to.” – Tom Brady

“Football is unconditional love.” – Tom Brady

“I always try to do as much as I can do. I’m never a person that does not enough, because I’d regret not doing enough and think I probably could have done more. I probably go too far and have to reel myself back in, which works in some things, and other things it doesn’t work.” – Tom Brady

“If I have something to say, I want it to be meaningful.” – Tom Brady

“Athletes are always talking about money at a time when everyone else is struggling so badly to make it. We all make way more than our fair share. And I just think it reflects poorly on myself and my teammates. I really do just want to win, and that has and will continue to be the reason that motivates me and is the biggest factor in my decision-making process.” – Tom Brady

“I can’t do anything with what’s happened in the past. I have to just go forward with the most awareness I can going forward and trying to be the best I can be for our team.” – Tom Brady

“There’s a lot of people who don’t like Tom Brady and I’m OK with that.” – Tom Brady

“After the first day of practice, there’s not one guy who’s playing at 100 percent or who feels great. Sometimes, getting up in the morning and brushing your teeth is the hardest part of the day. It just hurts.” – Tom Brady

#30 of the best Tom Brady quotes: “You can’t go out and practice average on Wednesday, average on Thursday, okay on Friday and then expect to play well on Sunday.”

“I think the running game is very important to every offense. Being balanced is extremely important. There’s times where you have to throw the ball. You could be down late in the game, you need to come back; you have to be able to pass it when they know you’re passing it.” – Tom Brady

“I think I have a certain respect for people, you know. And I guess a lot of times I expect that respect to go both ways.” – Tom Brady

“I’m an emotional person. Sometimes I can’t help it.” – Tom Brady

“Every man should know, if you’re comfortable and you like it, you should do it. Everyone always worries about what other people think. If you like it, do it.” – Tom Brady

“Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities. Everybody struggles in different ways.” – Tom Brady

“If you’re a quarterback, you want everything on your shoulders. You want to be the one to make the decisions.” – Tom Brady

“I’ve had just about everything (on my body) punched.“ – Tom Brady

“I have a memory, and I can just eliminate mistakes when they come up because I’ve already made them.” – Tom Brady

“I play a complicated position in an intensely team-oriented game.” – Tom Brady

#20 of the best Tom Brady quotes: “A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.”

“You need to think outside the box. You need to think differently if you want to sustain what, for me, is my peak performance: the very best that I can achieve as an athlete every day.” – Tom Brady

“I think sometimes in life the biggest challenges end up being the best things that happen in your life.” – Tom Brady

“There are times when you throw an interception and you’re beating yourself up.” – Tom Brady

“If someone lies, well, you had a choice to trust that person or not. I think the way my father raised me, well, he trusted everybody. And that worked for him.” – Tom Brady

“My personal feelings are my personal feelings. I don’t want to express them with anyone except for a very few people. It doesn’t do any good. It really doesn’t.” – Tom Brady

“I think you can just go out and try to be the best you can be, deal with people with respect, with honesty, with integrity, have a high moral standard. I’ve always really tried to exemplify that as an athlete. I’ll continue to try to do that.” – Tom Brady

“I knew I became a professional when I stop paying attention to what time it was.” – Tom Brady

“All I do is work out. Half my life is spent in a gym somewhere, sweating.” – Tom Brady

“You know, watching Dan Marino and Steve Young get nominated to the Hall of Fame… those guys are unbelievable and they did it for so long. I’d love to play like those guys, but there’s still a long way to go and a lot of growing. “ – Tom Brady

The Top 10 Best Tom Brady Quotes On Winning, Leadership and Success (In Photos)

10. “To me, football is so much about mental toughness. It’s digging deep, it’s doing whatever you need to do to help a team win and that comes in a lot of shapes and forms.” – Tom Brady

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9. “I don’t care about three years ago. I don’t care about two years ago. I don’t even care about last year. The only thing I care about is this week.” – Tom Brady

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8. “It’s never come easy for me. I don’t think my mind allows me to rest ever. I have, I think, a chip on my shoulder, and some deep scars that I don’t think were healed.” – Tom Brady

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7. “You have to believe in your process. You have to believe in the things that you are doing to help the team win.” – Tom Brady

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6. “I was the kid that was the 199th pick that never had the body. People didn’t think I’d play one year in the NFL, and now I’m going on my 17th year.” – Tom Brady

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5. “You never get over losses. I’ve never gotten over one loss I’ve had in my career. They always stick with me.” – Tom Brady

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4. “When you’re one of the leaders of the team, there are no days off.” – Tom Brady

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3. “You want to know which ring is my favorite? It’s the next one.” – Tom Brady

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2. “There are a lot of guys who are all talk. They say they want to work harder and be the best, but they never pay the price.” – Tom Brady

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1. “If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all.” – Tom Brady

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