25 Rudy Quotes

Suchitra Mishra
Jun 15, 2023 By Suchitra Mishra
Originally Published on Feb 27, 2023
Edited by Smriti Chaudhary
Quote by Rudy Ruettiger
Age: 3-18
Read time: 7.3 Min

Why Rudy quotes?

Daniel Eugene Rudy Ruettiger (commonly called Rudy) was born on August 23, 1948. He became a well-known author and motivational speaker all across the country.

Rudy Ruettiger was a strong football player on the University of Notre Dame football squad. Rudy Ruettiger fulfilled his dream of playing for the Fighting Irish squad with solid determination. Rudy's strong determination helped him fulfill his aspiration of doing practice and playing for the Irish squad.

His teammates were proud of Rudy Ruettiger and carried him off the field in one of the plays. Read along to find motivational quotes by Rudy Ruettiger that can change your perception of life.

What Parents Should Know

  • Daniel Rudy Ruettiger was an American author, football player, and motivational speaker. Rudy Ruettiger suffered many setbacks due to his height, low grades, and weak financial status.
  • These issues never got into Rudy's head and mind. Nothing could affect the personal connection of Rudy Ruettiger that he built with his mind and soul.
  • The life story of Rudy Ruettiger inspired David Anspaugh to direct the movie, ‘Rudy’. The biographical sports movie got released in 1993. Rudy Ruettiger was suffering from dyslexia and did not have the natural features of an athlete.

What To Discuss With Kids

  • Daniel Rudy Ruettiger was an American author, motivational speaker, and football player, and he became an inspiration for many.
  • Rudy Ruettiger believed that you should never quit without trying hard. He firmly believed determination and perseverance are the main factors for fulfilling one's dream.
  • Rudy Ruettiger encouraged people to take a risk and find ways to come out of a problem.
  • Rudy Ruettiger faced many challenges throughout his life, making him very strong and unstoppable.

Famous Rudy Quotes

The motivational words by Rudy Ruettiger could change a person's entire perspective of life.

"Do what you want, do what you need to get done. Find a way to do it."

"I have learned two things in life. There is a God, and I am not him."

"Motivational speaking became my career. Who would ever have thought it?"

"People always need to hear good motivational speeches."

"Talent doesn't win football games. But talent, heart and desire do. A good coach will recognize what's inside."

"Don't be a taker, be a giver, because when you give you get back."

"A lot of people take things for granted."

"Give kids the chance to be champions."

"A little known truth: Every aspect of the world is fundamentally unpredictable. Computer scientist have long since proved this."

"We're part of the unfolding world, surfing the chaotic waves."

"For a lot of people, I was a below-average guy who broke through a wall."

"We accomplish what we do in our lives in spite of the joy stealers."

Inspiring Rudy Quotes

Rudy Ruettiger always inspires people to fight for themselves and try to fulfill what they aspire for.

"Focus on your dreams and never quit. It is always too soon to quit. If you quit, you can't succeed."

"By achieving your dream, you will be an inspiration to others. You will set the example and make an enormous impact on the world."

"You want people to have a positive outlook on life. No matter what they go through, there's hope. I represent that message."

"My main message to kids is to have confidence and believe in yourself."

"When you achieve one dream, dream another. Getting what you want is only a problem if you have nowhere to go next."

"Keep moving forward, don't listen to the naysayers, persevere, be persistent."

"If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware." 

"If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices."

"No, it's for everyone who told me that being a Notre Dame football player would be impossible."

"Learn to work with the integrity of your vision, not for how much money you can make and the big house."

"Anger is a normal reaction. It is what you do with anger that makes a difference in your life."

"Quit making excuses. What we're really talking about here is commitment. Until you make a commitment to your dream, it's not a commitment at all. It's just another fantasy."

"Fantasies don't come true because they're not real, we're not committed to them. When we make commitments, they become dreams. And dreams are very real."

"Don't let people steal your confidence and tell you what you can't do because I'm living proof that you can overcome all the obstacles."

"Don't ever, ever quit. Recognize that stopping now, regrouping to try a new approach isn't quitting. If you quit you'll regret it forever."

"Now, I'm not positive 24 hours a day. I have my grieving moments. But when I go to a school to speak to a bunch of kids, I get pumped up."

"My father used to say to me, 'Whenever you get into a jam, whenever you get into a crisis or an emergency, become the calmest person in the room and you'll be able to figure your way out of it."

"When you believe in yourself, you'll believe in all the signs the good Lord is telling us. You expect yourself to do well, and you expect to do something great."

"I had no money, no grades, no athletic ability. Nothing but hope."

"The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified."

"We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic, and religious freedom, the rile of law and respect for human life."

"We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom."

Rudy Quotes From The Movie

Rudy's inspirational and motivational speeches bring goosebumps to every such person who quickly quits when in trouble.

"My whole life, people have been telling me what I could do and couldn’t do. I’ve always listed to ’em, believed in what they said. I don’t wanna do that anymore."

"Well, you know what my dad always said, ‘Having dreams is what makes life tolerable."

"In this lifetime, you don’t have to prove nothin’ to nobody except yourself."

"I’ve been ready for this my whole life."

"Praying is something we do in our time. The answers come in God’s time."

"Who cares what kind of job I did if it doesn’t produce results?"

"I rode the bench for two years. Thought I wasn’t being played ’cause of my color. I got filled up with a lot of attitude, so I quit."

"Still not a week goes by I don’t regret it. And I guarantee a week won’t go by in your life you won’t regret walking out, letting them get the best of you."

"We’re gonna get ’em on the run boys and once we get ’em on the run we’re gonna keep ’em on the run. And then we’re gonna go go go go go go and we’re not gonna stop until we get across that goalline."

"You were born to wear that jacket."

“Sometimes, a winner is a dreamer who just won't quit.”

Top Rudy Quotes

Rudy Ruettiger suggests people honor their abilities. He says you deserve the best for the efforts you put in. Rudy Ruettiger believes that you are the coach of your own life.

"People say I'm a pain in the rear, but we surrender to people who say we are pains the rear."

"If you had a tenth of the heart of Rudy Ruettiger, you'd have made All-American by now! As it is, you just went from third team to the prep team! Get out of here."

"When you have a big vision, if you focus on that vision, you'll get it. But most people quit because it gets too hard."

"At Notre Dame, even my statistics teacher wanted me to win."

"When you have passion and commitment, you don't need a complex plan. Your plan is your life is your dream."

“Football really was my salvation in high school. For some kids it’s art. For some it’s music. For me, it was strapping on those pads, yanking that helmet over my head, and getting out there with the team.”

"In this life time, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody except yourself. And after what you've gone through, if you haven't done that by now, it ain't gonna never happen."

"I am, as it were, an eye that the cosmos uses to look at itself. The Mind is not mine alone; the Mind is everywhere."

"What I really wanted more than anything was to be part of something."

"The only reason I wanted to go to college was so I could go to Notre Dame, and so after I graduate from Notre Dame, I could go to heaven."

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Written by Suchitra Mishra

Bachelor of Arts and Law

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Suchitra MishraBachelor of Arts and Law

With a Bachelor's degree in Law from University Law College, Bhubaneswar, and a passion for writing, Suchitra has a diverse background in producing content ranging from beauty and fashion to e-commerce. She is skilled in expressing their thoughts through journaling and enjoys reading detective fiction and mystery genres. In addition to her literary pursuits, she possesses an adventurous spirit and enjoys traveling to new places.

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