We are all born naked into this world, but each of us is fully clothed in potential.

- Emmitt Smith

There's a lot of dancing in football. You can see Victor Cruz doing a little bit of a cha-cha or samba move in the end zone. You can see Terrell Owens getting his popcorn ready. You can see Ochocinco doing the riverdance. But not so much when it comes to ballroom.

- Emmitt Smith

I'm an enigma, an unknown. You can't really figure out what I'm going to do next. I like it like that.

- Emmitt Smith

Sixteen games, to me, is a long enough schedule for anybody. We're already concerning ourselves with head injuries and bodily harm to all of the professional athletes. Add to extra games to it, (and) you are just increasing those risks.

- Emmitt Smith

Dreaming means 'rehearsing' what you see, playing it over and over in your mind until it becomes as real to you as your life right now.

- Emmitt Smith

I was going through a little bit of turbulence in my career. And so, it's funny how turbulence itself will make you hold onto something for security. And so the only thing I knew is trust in the Lord and lean not unto your own heart, in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy path.

- Emmitt Smith

Demand excellence.

- Emmitt Smith

If I didn't have a scholarship to go to the University of Florida or any school, I probably would have considered the military because my family could not afford to send me to college.

- Emmitt Smith

If you're not settled spiritually, things can be a little bit more chaotic than normal.

- Emmitt Smith

My father is Emmit and my grandfather is Emmit, but I wanted something extra so I could separate my Emmitt from the rest of them. Even though on my birth certificate it has one T, I just added the extra T for me.

- Emmitt Smith