37 Mario Lemieux Quotes On Success In Life

Mario Lemieux OC CQ is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played parts of 17 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons (his whole NHL career) with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1984 to 2006, assuming ownership in 1999. Nicknamed “The Magnificent One”, “Le Magnifique” and “Super Mario” after the fictional character of the same name, he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the greatest players of all time. A gifted playmaker and fast skater despite his large size, Lemieux often beat defencemen with fakes and dekes. This Mario Lemieux quotes will motivate you.

Best Mario Lemieux Quotes

  1. “Every day is a great day for hockey.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  2. “Play without fear, and you will be successful.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  3. “All I can say to the young players is, enjoy every moment of it. Just enjoy every moment of it. Your career goes by very quickly.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  4. “I think we have to show some pride in the jersey that we are wearing, and can’t quit.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  5. “One thing I hate is people screaming at me. If you want me to do something, talk to me. When someone screams at me to hurry up, I slow down.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  6. “For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a professional hockey player.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  7. “Since the beginning, I always loved the game. When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  8. “When someone screams at me to hurry up, I slow down.” ~ Mario Lemieux

  9. “My body’s feeling it a little bit. But one good thing, my back is in good shape, and that’s my main concern. I know that my legs are going to take a while to get back to where I was a few years ago, but as long as my back is solid, I feel that I can play many years.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  10. “Everybody I talked to – from my friends to my family and some of the players – really gave me a lot of support from the start. And that certainly made me feel good about trying to come back and be one of the best again.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  11. “I think that with a lot of hard work and dedication, I feel that I could be the best in the world. I’m still only 35 years old… I have a fresh start physically and mentally, and I feel that I can achieve my goal to be the best again.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  12. “I don’t order fries with my club sandwich.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  13. “I’m sorry I didn’t feel any better or play any better, but that’s what happens at the end of careers.” ~ Mario Lemieux

  14. “My son, he is the reason I got involved. It’s been a joy to be around him and teach him the stuff that I know, and to the other kids as well. When he started playing I wanted to be involved in his hockey career. It’s a lot of fun for both of us.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  15. “Once I’m at the arena with the guys in the dressing room, and in the bus, and on the plane, I’m a player. And I sit in the back with the players and I play cards and try to take their money.” ~ Mario Lemieux quotes
  16. “Hockey is a tough, physical game, and it always should be.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  17. “Certainly we’re not satisfied with just winning games. We’ve been playing some pretty good hockey, but we think we can play much better.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  18. “I think the game has opened up, and that’s why I decided to come back and try to be a part of it.” ~ Mario Lemieux

  19. “I think people in Montreal smoke a lot, and I used to smoke when I was 17-18, and just picked it up when I was playing juniors. But I think I stopped when I was 22, which was a big decision in my life.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  20. “When it comes to hockey, it’s been in my blood since I was 3 or 4 years old. I love coaching the kids, especially at that level.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  21. “I have two main reasons for retiring. The first is I can no longer play at a level I was accustomed to in the past. That has been very, very frustrating to me throughout this past year. The second one is realizing my health, along with my family, is the most important thing in the world.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  22. “I’ve gone through back surgery a couple times, and of course, my radiation treatments for six weeks got me to the point where I was not able to play at the level that I was accustomed to.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  23. “Since the beginning, I always loved the game.” ~ Mario Lemieux

  24. “I don’t try to match wine with food, I just drink what I like. And I think a lot of people are going towards that now, which never used to be in the past.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  25. “Depending on how we start the season, I can play center or wing… It doesn’t matter to me.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  26. “When I’m able to see the ice ahead of time when I get the puck, I’m able to make some pretty good plays.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  27. “Well, I think just a desire to come back and be a part of the game again.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  28. “I think the lottery changed everything for us. Once we got Sidney, it helped us turn this franchise around overnight.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  29. “It was great to play with some of my old linemates.” ~ Mario Lemieux

  30. “Of course, my family has been a big reason for me to come back, especially my son who loves the game of hockey – he was a big reason for me coming back.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  31. “The first few games that we played against some of the teams, the young guys, you know, want a stick sign or photo sign, and I think that they respect what I have achieved throughout my career.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  32. “He’s only 4 years old, so I don’t think he realized, you know, that I played so many years. Of course, we watch tapes here from the Stanley Cup years, but I don’t think he realized how many years I played.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  33. “As I’ve said, in 2007, we’re free to go and we’ll just have to do what’s best for the business.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  34. “Oh, I did stop smoking a long time ago.” ~ Mario Lemieux

  35. “I didn’t speak English until I came to Pittsburgh.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  36. “Red wine is a great accompaniment to meat.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  37. “I can no longer play at a level I was accustomed to in the past.” ~ Mario Lemieux

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