65 Notre Dame Quotes On Success In Life

These Notre Dame quotes will inspire you. Notre-Dame de Paris meaning (“Our Lady of Paris”), referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Notre Dame quotes, Notre Dame sayings, and Notre Dame proverbs.

Best Notre Dame Quotes

  1. “Walking at random through the streets, we came by chance upon the Cathedral of Notre Dame. I shall long remember my first impression of the scene within. The lofty gothic ceiling arched far above my head and through the stained windows the light came but dimly – it was all still, solemn and religious.” Bayard Taylor
  2. “I haven’t seen the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre. I haven’t seen anything. I don’t really care.” Tyra Banks
  3. “You don’t go to Notre Dame to learn something; you go to Notre Dame to be somebody.” Lou Holtz
  4. “After Notre Dame, what is there?” Ara Parseghian
  5. “Beauty is not generic, bland, and clinical. It isn’t all things to all people. The Cathedral of Notre Dame in its endlessly intricate detail was beautiful. Modern office buildings are not.” Michael J. Knowles

  6. “An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame – Southern Methodist University game and doesn’t care who wins.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
  7. “Three coaches at Notre Dame made a big difference in my life, not that I played any football when I attended Notre Dame. But Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz – they all made a difference to me, and I respected them for their attitudes about life and how they handled loss.” Regis Philbin
  8. “At home, I have a copy of the April 21, 1986, issue of ‘Sports Illustrated.’ I’m on the cover with the blurb, ‘Can Lou Do It?’ I’d just arrived at Notre Dame, and with spring football underway, I was the focal point of that week’s coverage.” Lou Holtz
  9. “I visited Notre Dame at 11 in the morning and the sun was entering through the south rose window, it was so impressive. This is when architecture can be king and give people sensations, like music.” Santiago Calatrava
  10. “In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents: become a priest or attend Notre Dame.” Phil Donahue

  11. “The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where’s the compromise between life and death – and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there’s nothing wrong with them?” Rush Limbaugh
  12. “One of the blessings of Notre Dame is where it’s at. It’s in the middle of nowhere, but you become part of the community. It’s a lifestyle, and it has a code, and that code teaches young men and women responsibility and leadership.” Barry Trotz
  13. “The Sisters of Notre Dame at St. Aloysius Grade School influenced my life tremendously. This was due to the fact that they encouraged you always to make sure that God is the focus of your life, and they didn’t allow you to do anything except to the very best of your ability.” Lou Holtz
  14. “I’m an old man, and all my life I’ve said that Notre Dame should remain independent because it’s a national school.” Lou Holtz
  15. “When I was growing up we didn’t have cable. All that came on Saturday morning was Notre Dame football, and I was there every time to watch it.” Baron Davis

  16. “I have no desire at all to become the winningest coach at Notre Dame. The record belongs to Knute Rockne or some other coach in the future.” Lou Holtz
  17. “I started putting a wire up in secret and performing without permission. Notre Dame, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the World Trade Center. And I developed a certitude, a faith that convinced me that I will get safely to the other side. If not, I will never do that first step.” Philippe Petit
  18. “I’ve followed Notre Dame football since 1946 when I listened on the radio and Johnny Lujack tackled Doc Blanchard in the open field to preserve a 0-0 tie.” Lou Holtz
  19. “If you look at the history of Notre Dame, if you hire a coach who’s been successful at another college program, they’re going to be ultra-successful at Notre Dame because the talent will always be there.” Lou Holtz
  20. “When I left the University of Notre Dame, I honestly felt I would never coach again.” Lou Holtz

  21. “Growing up under the heavy hand of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, it was drummed into me that attending weekly mass was not an option. It was a must to avoid eternal damnation, which was not a prospect filled with many positives. Hellfire was perpetual, and no parole would be offered.” Bill O’Reilly
  22. “I’m going to be the next head coach at Notre Dame.” Dan Devine
  23. “I truly believe the things Notre Dame stands for.” Lou Holtz
  24. “Notre Dame and Sydney – that was nothing. Notre Dame doesn’t have a police station; it is not 1,000 or so feet high. It was a public structure, very easy to access. And Sydney Harbour Bridge was half-and-half: a bridge, in the middle of the night. The World Trade Center was the end of the world. Electronic devices, police dogs.” Philippe Petit
  25. “Notre Dame is the one school that has a national recruiting base, from Florida to Texas to California.” Lou Holtz

  26. “Having studied at the Sorbonne, I spent my 21st birthday in Paris and celebrated with one of my professors in a cafe outside of Notre Dame.” Joseph Abboud
  27. “The University of Notre Dame does not redshirt, and I endorse that policy completely. I am very much in favor of redshirting, but not at Notre Dame. But there’s no doubt about it. It puts us at a huge disadvantage.” Lou Holtz
  28. “That’s one thing: When I left Notre Dame, when I left every school, what I’m the proudest of is we never compromised the rules, never were on probation, never had any major problems of any kind.” Ara Parseghian
  29. “In 1984, I gave a speech at Notre Dame titled ‘Religious Belief and Public Morality.’ I said that Catholic legislators will live by the laws of the church because we want to stay in the club.” Mario Cuomo
  30. “God has a plan for everybody’s life, so there was obviously a reason why He wanted me to go to Notre Dame. Everything happens for a reason.” Justin Tuck

  31. “Notre Dame was my dream school growing up. But in recruiting, they had some other plans, what position they wanted me to play.” Ezekiel Elliott
  32. “My first project was ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’. I co-produced that.” Roy Conli
  33. “I noticed the drama majors on campus when I was at Notre Dame. They just seemed to be freer spirits than the rest of us. There was joy in their work; they were the only ones studying something whose work made them happy. I envied that.” Catherine Hicks
  34. “I missed so many opportunities along the way to do what I wanted to do because I didn’t have the confidence to tell myself, much less anybody else, ‘Yes, this is the business I wanted to be a part of, and not feeling that I had the talent… and letting it go all the way through Notre Dame and then through two years of Navy service.”┬áRegis Philbin
  35. “I don’t know what my appeal is. I can see I’ve got blue eyes and don’t look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame but I can’t understand the fuss.” Rutger Hauer

  36. “I took a Russian class at Notre Dame. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would fly someday in a Russian spacecraft with two cosmonauts, speaking only Russian.” Kevin A. Ford
  37. “Back in the 1500s, the culture that we had built in the West embraced multigenerational projects quite easily. Notre Dame. Massive cathedrals were not built over the course of a few years, they were built over a few generations. People who started building them knew they wouldn’t be finished until their grandson was born.” Jamais Cascio , Notre Dame quotes cathedral
  38. “I teach in the Divinity School at Duke University, a very secular university. But before Duke, I taught fourteen years at the University of Notre Dame.” Stanley Hauerwas
  39. “You have to be equal at both – great at football and great at dedicating yourself to the academics at Notre Dame. It’s hard. There are no rooty-toot classes for athletes in South Bend.” Justin Tuck
  40. “I feel comfortable singing in the great cathedrals of the world because I spent so much time as a child singing in church. And it isn’t very different. Of course, nothing looks quite like Notre Dame de Paris.” Jessye Norman

  41. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Charles Lawton’s performance in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame,’ so somewhere along the line, I’ve always wanted to play that character.” Andy Serkis
  42. “I love hand-drawn animation, but I have to say I have fallen in love with CG animation. What you can do in terms of visuals is pretty stunning, and I think if I did go back and do a hand-drawn animation, I would want to make sure that, from a stylistic standpoint, it would be as beautiful as ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at least!” Roy Conli
  43. “From the ages of five to twelve, I attended the Saint Laurence O’Toole elementary school in Lawrence, a city next to Methuen, and was taught by sisters of the Catholic order of Notre Dame de Namour. I enjoyed all my subjects there. I do not remember ever learning any science, except for mathematics.” Elias James Corey
  44. “When I went to Europe a few years ago, I felt very at home there, and I loved standing in Notre Dame and looking at all the gargoyles on the outside of that building and realizing that, as scary and frightening as they were, what I was looking at was something that was built to the glory of God.” Scott Derrickson
  45. “My first walk illegally at 20 years old was between the towers of Notre Dame.” Philippe Petit

  46. “Probably one of the most surreal moments of my career was acting in front of Notre Dame with a mime.” Eric McCormack
  47. “My kids grew up here. My son and daughter both went to Notre Dame.” Ara Parseghian
  48. “One thing about Notre Dame, it’s like a service academy in a lot of ways. There is a closeness.” Ara Parseghian
  49. “I was a 52-year-old coach. But people don’t realize I had 25 years as a head coach. Most coaches my age only had a few years as head coach. I had six years at Miami of Ohio, eight years at Northwestern, 11 at Notre Dame.” Ara Parseghian
  50. “Whether you like it or not, you’re a national figure after five games at Notre Dame.” Ara Parseghian

  51. “I remember when I drove into Notre Dame, getting ready for the first day of work. I had an electrical charge go up my back because I realized all of a sudden that I was responsible for the traditions that the Knute Rocknes and the Frank Leahys had set, and what Notre Dame stood for.” Ara Parseghian
  52. “Whether you like it or not, you’re a national figure after five games at Notre Dame.” Ara Parseghian”I had grown up during a time when Notre Dame football was held in the highest esteem. I listened to all of the games on the radio.” Ara Parseghian
  53. “I came to Notre Dame to renew the winning tradition.” Ara Parseghian
  54. “The most difficult problem about coaching at Notre Dame is losing early.” Ara Parseghian
  55. “The best way I could describe it at Notre Dame was that I was accepted as a member of the family.” Ara Parseghian

  56. “The 1973 team is real special. I had never coached against Bear Bryant. Alabama had never played Notre Dame. It was North against South; the Catholics against the Baptists; both teams were undefeated, and everything was on the line.” Ara Parseghian
  57. “I have always respected how Bobby Bowden would go out and challenge any opponent, and he produced some legendary games against the University of Miami and Notre Dame.” James Carville
  58. “When I was 16 and on a tour of Europe, I fell in love with Le Corbusier’s Notre Dame du Haut chapel in Ronchamp, France. I’d quite like to live in it.” Roisin Murphy
  59. “If you look back at Disney’s ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ or ‘Pocahontas,’ animated films were trying to get more and more real before CG really arrived.” Genndy Tartakovsky
  60. “I appreciate the history and tradition of Notre Dame. I also appreciate the history and tradition of Oklahoma, and I have been part of building that tradition here.” Bob Stoops

  61. “There is no question that Notre Dame has the best, biggest and finest name in college football.” Lee Corso
  62. “My dream was to play football at Notre Dame more than anything.” Baron Davis
  63. “I’m a Detroit fan in everything pro and I’m a Notre Dame fan in college.” Rich Froning Jr.

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