Cam Newton, American Athlete ( May 11, 1989 - )

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Control what you can control. Don't lose sleep worrying about things that you don't have control over because, at the end of the day, you still won't have any control over them.~Cam Newton

Day Sleep End

A person that says, 'Losing is not difficult,' I don't even want to be around that person. And obviously, that person has never won anything relevant in their life.~Cam Newton

Life Losing Want

Music can bring about different vibes on the field, off the field, urban life, going to church, leaving church. Everything the world may bring, there's a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind.~Cam Newton

Life Music May

I. Hate. Excuses. Excuses are a disease.~Cam Newton

Hate Excuses Disease

I think for me, or for anyone who plays the quarterback position, it's almost an unspoken word when you think about leadership. Some guys can be a leader and be a running back or a lineman, or wide receiver, strong safety, or linebacker. But when you speak of quarterbacks, it's automatically a default that you're supposed to be a leader.~Cam Newton

Leadership Leader Strong

What happens when you take a lion out of the safari and try to take him to your place of residence and make him a house pet? It ain't going to happen. That's the type of person that I am. I'm that lion.~Cam Newton

Pet I Am Lion

One day I hope to open my own day-care center. My passion for kids is through the roof.~Cam Newton

Hope Passion Day

I'm an example of why people deserve second chances.~Cam Newton

People Deserve Why

The quarterback is an extension of the coach and has a certain type of swagger mentality, on and off the field.~Cam Newton

Coach Mentality Swagger

My father always wanted me to play a musical instrument, and I never had that type of skill.~Cam Newton

Father Me Play

My place of refuge is definitely watching movies and playing video games. I know that's kind of hard to fathom.~Cam Newton

Video Games Movies Place

I don't want to be the center of attention, which is ironic. I hate having all eyes on me - unless it's for my job, and my job is playing football. I'm not that attention-hungry.~Cam Newton

Eyes Football Hate

I said on numerous occasions how I feel about my father. I love him with all my heart.~Cam Newton

Love Father Heart

I see myself not only as a football player, but an entertainer and icon.~Cam Newton

Myself Football See

Winning excuses everything.~Cam Newton

Winning Excuses Everything

I don't ever want to seem like I'm trying to command attention through the way I dress - but I have certainly been known to wear everything from a flamboyant suit to something very mellow and classic. I aim to just look and feel confident.~Cam Newton

Dress Trying Aim

I pray for discretion every single night, that I can see through people, see what their greater good is. Sometimes that individual 'wows' you by the eye, but when it come to heart to heart, that person's not there for you. That's not just females. That may be friends, people who come into your life just to use you for who you are.~Cam Newton

Life Good Heart

In college, you had to worry about that math class or this exam that's coming up on Tuesday, but not in the professionals. You eat, sleep, and do everything related to your craft - and your craft is football. You can be at it from sunup to sundown.~Cam Newton

Sleep Football College

I grew up trying to be like my idols, and one of the main people in my life was my father. He played football, and when your father is telling stories about the game he played... Everybody wants to be like their father.~Cam Newton

Life Father Football

Word of mouth travels faster than anything else.~Cam Newton

Mouth Word Anything

Playing this game, you cannot have nothing holding you back. If you're thinking, you're wrong automatically.~Cam Newton

Thinking Game Nothing

You know, I'm an African-American quarterback. That may scare a lot of people because they - they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to.~Cam Newton

May People Me

But yet I don't think I should be labeled just a black quarterback, because it's bigger things in this sport that need to be accomplished.~Cam Newton

Black Think Bigger

I've said numerous times that I play to have a stage that people will listen to, and I pray to God that I do right by my influence.~Cam Newton

God Influence People

My dad said, 'Cam, you can make this situation a dream or you can make this situation a nightmare.' That struck a fire under me. That was my drive.~Cam Newton

Dad Fire Me

I know when it's getting close to game time, I create a different playlist for each and every game. Before the game, to game time, to warm-ups, going to the stadium, I have a different playlist that puts me in a different mode.~Cam Newton

Time Game Me