65 Barcelona Quotes On Success In Life

These Barcelona quotes will inspire you. Barcelona is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second-most populous municipality of Spain.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging Barcelona quotes, Barcelona sayings, and Barcelona proverbs.

Best Barcelona Quotes

  1. “Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it.” ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  2. “I wrote every day between the ages of 12 and 20 when I stopped because I went to Barcelona, where life was too exciting to write.” ~ Colm Toibin
  3. “Barcelona is my home and I hope that I stay here for many years.” ~ Lionel Messi
  4. “But if there was no Barcelona why would you get out of bed in the morning?” ~ Ray Hudson

  5. “The truth is my idea has been to always stay at Barcelona and see out the rest of my career here. Like I always say, one doesn’t know what can happen in the future, but if it were up to me to decide, I would stay at Barcelona for the rest of my career.” ~ Lionel Messi
  6. “Barcelona are my favourite team in Spain, let’s put it that way…” ~ Frank Lampard
  7. “I first went to Barcelona in 1975 after university, and I stayed for three years. I learnt Catalan because that’s what everyone speaks in the mountains. They speak English to foreigners, but what people say to each other is much more important than what they say to you.” ~ Colm Toibin
  8. “Here in Barcelona, it’s the architects who built the buildings that made the city iconic who are the objects of admiration – not a bunch of half-witted monarchs.” ~ Julie Burchill
  9. “Great teams always have a Plan B. Look at Barcelona. Their Plan B is to stick to Plan A” ~ Johnny Giles

  10. “I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And it’s a woman who’s extremely vain. One of the great Catalan poets, Joan Maragall, wrote this famous poem in which he called Barcelona the great enchantress, or some kind of sorceress, and in which the city has this dark enticing presence that seduces and lures people. I think Barcelona has a lot of that.” ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  11. “I have my Master’s Degree but I learned more at my dinner table than any class I ever took. My dad would come home from the sweat factory and put the money on the table and say Mea, here is some money for insurance and food and we always had that little extra for Friday night pizza at Barcelona’s.” ~ Dick Vitale
  12. “I’m here to score a lot of goals. It’s my specialty, that’s what I’ve been brought here to do, and I want to score plenty ; like I did with Barcelona. And here, there’s every reason to think I can do it.” ~ Ronaldo
  13. “I have the possibility to watch Messi in training each morning, and because of what he demonstrates he is the best player in the world, he stated during a press conference. It is a pleasure to watch him, and because of the way he plays he is an undisputed leader of the Barcelona team.” ~ Thierry Henry
  14. “I have a son in Barcelona whom I am madly in love with.” ~ Anthony Quinn

  15. “The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And its a woman whos extremely vain.” ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  16. “I like what Barcelona is doing. This city almost perfectly combines its natural advantages with cultural attractions, IT parks and first-rate educational opportunities. The same applies for Dublin, which manages to achieve a blend of complexity, tolerance and artistry and makes a point of not devoting every part of the city to the tourism industry. Sometimes creativity also means forgoing short-term profits and simply saying no.” ~ Charles Landry
  17. “Obviously, it gave me a chance to see Barcelona. I won’t deny that. But I also had a chance to see something in another country in terms of recycling and reusing nuclear material.” ~ Ed Pastor
  18. “When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important factor in my decision to join Madrid. I did not have to change country or learn a new language, adopt a different sort of lifestyle, and so on.” ~ Luis Figo
  19. “Only unfulfilled love can be romantic” ~ Javier Bardem

  20. “In Barcelona, things seem so different. For example, I know that it’s traditionally the least Spanish city, but you’d never know they had a monarchy, coming here as a tourist – as opposed to the UK, where the Queen is probably the best-known animal, vegetable and/or mineral going when it comes to overseas visitors.” ~ Julie Burchill
  21. “I was at Barcelona for many years where I won a lot of things and achieved a lot of dreams. For these reasons it holds a special place in my life.” ~ Ronaldinho
  22. “Apart from Arsenal and Barcelona, I don’t see myself playing anywhere else. I will definitely be going back (to Arsenal) whenever I have time to watch games and to see the guys… and if there is one place to go back to (to play), it is Arsenal for sure.” ~ Cesc Fabregas
  23. “Barcelona is my life. They have brought me to where I am today. I could not leave, I don’t want to leave. I know the Premier League is very good. But I cannot see myself playing in England because my heart is with Barcelona, always.” ~ Lionel Messi
  24. “Whoever Barcelona are playing, you’re just interested to watch because Messi’s playing.” ~ Luol Deng

  25. “My friends back in Barcelona called me by that name (Picasso). It was stranger, more resonant, than “Ruiz.” And those are probably the reasons I adopted it. Do you know what appealed to me about that name? Well, it was undoubtedly the double s, which is fairly unusual in Spain.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  26. “Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it. In Los Angeles, it is quite the opposite: it is an older city than it might seem to be, but you don’t perceive this — every day you get out of your home, you are driving somewhere and sometimes you get this impression that everything was put there the night before.” ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  27. “I am an Arsenal player and I don’t think about anything else. I’m not going to say no to anybody, nor am I going to say yes to anybody. I did not say that I was going to leave Arsenal to go to Barcelona, because equally Barcelona doesn’t want me.” ~ Cesc Fabregas
  28. “I never wanted to or expected to make a film outside of New York. New York became very, very expensive. The same $18 million spent in Barcelona or Rome goes much further there.” ~ Woody Allen
  29. “If I am hated at Barcelona, it is their problem but not mine. Fear is not a word in my football dictionary.” ~ Jose Mourinho

  30. “You’d have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub. Given a choice between Barcelona and San Sebastian to die in, I’d probably want to die in San Sebastian.” ~ Anthony Bourdain
  31. “And call me a pig, but isn’t it brilliantly refreshing how early the Dutch eat dinner? When they’re still laying out the cutlery in achingly hip Barcelona, they’re hanging the Closed sign on the restaurant doors of old Amsterdam.” ~ Julie Burchill
  32. “I can live in Paris for four months or London or, you know, Barcelona. These are places that are like New York. But I don’t think I could live in many places. When I had to make a film in the United States I picked San Francisco because to me it’s one of the great cities of America.” ~ Woody Allen
  33. “My husband and I like cities. We like to go to other cities. Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, London. We’re not big beach people. We’re the type that get those books out and go to every museum. We are those people.” ~ Julie Halston
  34. “Who is the Best Player in the World? Leo Messi.” ~ Marco van Basten

  35. “It’s funny. Maria Elena and I, we are meant for each other and not meant for each other, it’s a contradiction.” ~ Woody Allen
  36. “To me, doing the Olympics in 1992 in Barcelona for NBC, just seeing the Dream Team take the floor, was a thrill for me. I dont think there was another team in any sport with that high level of athletes playing together.” ~ Marv Albert
  37. “You feel like half of your life is a vacation when you go to these Barcelona music festivals and have all day to sound check or go to the pool.” ~ Hamilton Leithauser
  38. “Slow travel now rivals the fly-to-Barcelona-for-lunch culture. Advocates savour the journey, travelling by train or boat or bicycle, or even on foot, rather than crammed into an airplane. They take time to plug into the local culture instead of racing through a list of tourist traps.” ~ Carl Honore
  39. “Barca is nothing but a small part of Real Madrid’s history” ~ Marco Reus

  40. “When I’m not working out, playing football or working with Vita Coco, I’m a video game nerd. I love playing video games. I’m really good at FIFA. I’m not one of those guys that uses Barcelona or Real Madrid to win. My skills are real, so I don’t need a loaded team to dominate. You don’t want to play me in FIFA.” ~ Giovani Bernard
  41. “I am not ashamed to admit that in the games against Barcelona I spent a lot of the time just hoping he would take up positions as far away from me as possible. Elusive is the word that immediately springs to mind when I think about Messi’s style of play. You think you have an eye on him and then – blink – he has gone, only to reappear somewhere else in space, with the ball.” ~ Paul Scholes
  42. “The pictures I have been sent that display my father in places around the world such as the metro in Barcelona or downtown Los Angeles, I cannot understand the amount of publicity that has been given to my father in addition to the message that is spread because of this.” ~ Juan Pablo Escobar
  43. “I really did not think much about the size of the transfer fee when I left Barcelona because it was all down to market forces, not me.” ~ Luis Figo

  44. “I don’t have to be jealous of Barcelona because they have 100 years of history and have won the European Cup once. I have only been managing for five years and I have the same amount of Champions League trophies to my name.” ~ Jose Mourinho
  45. “Thierry Henry, he was definitely the best. He was just too quick. Oh God, what a player he was. I was so relieved when he went to Barcelona. He used to have everything. You couldn’t even kick him, he was big and strong, oh, Jesus, he was a nightmare” ~ Jamie Carragher
  46. “I was hoping in the last fifteen minutes that Barcelona would beat them. I’ve made my mind up on Benitez tonight. He’s a nice man but he’s got a huge negative streak running through him. Liverpool was terrible in the second half. They didn’t play football. If that was a concert, you’d boo. Gerrard: found out. A nothing player. They were terrible. Terrible.” ~ Eamon
  47. “Even in a city like Barcelona, there are still some people in the city who are angry because that waterfront area is a big tourist destination, and all the rents went up, and they had to move.” ~ Gary Hustwit
  48. “Everybody at Barcelona loves Messi. They can’t speak highly of him.” ~ Gordon Strachan

  49. “At first I didn’t think I was going to fit into Barcelona’s way of playing. There was a lot of tiki-taka and I was thinking that without a lot of space to play in, I’d find it more difficult. I worried about that.” ~ Luis Suarez
  50. “Barcelona is a special track. I have always loved the layout of the circuit, but also the atmosphere and the fans are special. It has always been good fun.” ~ Valentino Rossi
  51. “I think that as a teenager in England, it’s very hard to avoid Europe. You see Barcelona, and you see all those places as a youngster. You go there on school trips and everything, but America is like a different planet.” ~ Simon Taylor-Davis
  52. “The Barcelona youth program is one of the best in the world. At the age of just 27, he is already their record goalscorer in competitive, league, as well as continental games. He is a sensation, but still, he can improve. When I was a kid, my friends would call me to go out with them, but I would stay home because I had practice the next day. My motivation comes from playing the game I love.” ~ Thierry Henry
  53. “I chose Real Madrid instead of Barcelona because I’m a winner, not a loser” ~ Alfredo Di Stefano

  54. “The manager has always shown a lot of faith in me, and the fact that I gave up my home in Barcelona and family in Barcelona to come to Liverpool shows how much faith I have in Rafael Benitez.” ~ Luis Garcia
  55. “I want to concentrate on winning things with Barcelona and Argentina. Then if people want to say nice things about me when I have retired, great. Right now, I need to concentrate on being part of a team – not just on me.” ~ Lionel Messi
  56. “I was captain in Atletico at 19, playing in the same team as Demetrio Albertini, who won three Champions Leagues, and Sergi Barjuan from Barcelona, who had won everything, and they were 32, 33. I was a kid as captain, so I wasn’t the real captain, just a kid learning from them.” ~ Fernando Torres
  57. “Messi is not really from Barca’s ranks. What they did was sign the most talented kid in the whole of Argentina! Messi was already Messi when he arrived at Barcelona – they simply polished him. Cristiano Ronaldo is already too old to learn and change the way he is. When he was 13, someone should have sent him home when he didn’t behave properly.” ~ Javier Clemente
  58. “Barcelona is a great city and Spain is a great country to live in.” ~ Shakira

  59. “It is not coincidence that at Barcelona we have low-key lifestyles and we have been successful. We know we are football players and not movie stars.” ~ Lionel Messi
  60. “Barcelona is always a club that, at the beginning of the season, wants to win everything. I will try my best to do that with them and I’m sure I will help as much as I can.” ~ Thierry Henry
  61. “A system depends on the players you have. I played 4-3-3 with Ajax, 2-3-2-3 with Barcelona and a 4-4-2 with AZ. I’m flexible. The philosophy stays the same though. I don’t think that you can adapt it to every possible situation. You need the right mindset, and it depends on how the players see the coach and vice versa. The coach is the focal point of the team but you need to have an open mind, and so do all the players. Everyone needs to work together to achieve a common goal.” ~ Louis van Gaal
  62. “I’d love to be popular in Barcelona. That sounds like a fun job” ~ Bobby Heenan

  63. “When [my friend] had her kid, she was like, “9:30?! I’m not living in Barcelona. I need dinner at 6.” I never got that until now. Four years ago, when I met her, I thought that was extreme. I was like, “I love Barcelona!” Now, I’m so mad when someone suggests an 8 pm reservation because that means we won’t eat until 8:30 or 9 pm. Forget it!” ~ Drew Barrymore
  64. “I don’t know if Barcelona have ever gone to a place like the Britannia Stadium and suffered the kind of onslaught from Tony Pulis’ team of long throws and free-kicks or been up to a place like Blackburn and been beaten up by their long ball into the box.” ~ Andy Gray
  65. “Certainly in business terms, considering how thriving the market is. Understanding what people want is essential. We have a team on the ground whose job it is to keep tabs on what’s good, whether it’s a tapas bar in Barcelona or an amazing fish and chip shop in Yorkshire.” ~ Gordon Ramsay

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