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Born: 1966-05-24
Profession: Athlete
Nation: French
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Actually, I wanted to act even when I was still playing football.

Tags: Football, Playing, Wanted

Being French, to me, is first and foremost being a revolutionary.

Tags: Foremost, French

Being on stage isn't so tough compared to the football pitch.

Tags: Football, Stage, Tough

Desire is important.

Tags: Desire

Even as a footballer, I was always being creative.

Tags: Creative, Footballer

Football lost its excitement for me.

Tags: Excitement, Football, Lost

Great businessmen are creators.

Tags: Creators, Great

I always knew I had to work hard.

Tags: Hard, Knew, Work

I always wanted to play against the best.

Tags: Against, Best, Wanted

I apologize for nothing.

Tags: Apologize

I don't know where my medals are.

Tags: Medals

I don't need to be involved with a game watched by millions of people to be fulfilled.

Tags: Game, Involved, Millions

I don't take life so seriously... I can just play with life.

Tags: Life, Seriously

I don't think we can be entirely happy seeing such misery around us.

Tags: Happy, Misery, Seeing

I don't want to be in Terminator. I don't want to go to Hollywood.

Tags: Hollywood, Terminator

I don't want to go to Hollywood.

Tags: Hollywood

I have a car but it's not important.

Tags: Car

I have great memories.

Tags: Great, Memories

I know that I have a face, a look, people aren't used to seeing. A presence.

Tags: Face, Seeing, Used

I like to be fascinated by the people I photograph. Sometimes I don't admire them but I'm interested in them.

Tags: Admire, Interested, Sometimes

I like to stay at home and make cinema in my head.

Tags: Head, Home, Stay

I live to feel myself in danger.

Tags: Danger

I observe the world and the people surrounding me.

Tags: Observe
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I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997. I liked the game very much.

Tags: Football, Game, Started

I stopped playing football because I'd done as much as I could. I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me.

Tags: Done, Football, Playing

I think I have a sense of mischief and that I can laugh at myself.

Tags: Laugh, Mischief, Sense

I think it's better to be involved in one or two movies a year.

Tags: Involved, Movies, Year

I think life is a big game we play.

Tags: Big, Game, Life

I try to be honest.

Tags: Honest, Try

I try to find different ways of expressing myself. Without that I will die.

Tags: Die, Try, Ways

I want to look forward.

Tags: Forward

I'm just enjoying my life at the moment.

Tags: Enjoying, Life, Moment

I'm lucky to have the privilege of being able to choose what I want to do.

Tags: Able, Choose, Lucky

I'm never bored.

Tags: Bored

I'm proud of what I achieved there, but a life built on memories is not much of a life.

Tags: Life, Memories, Proud

In England, your life is your life.

Tags: England, Life

In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself.

Tags: Cinema, Football, Yourself

It is enjoyable to make things visible which are invisible.

Tags: Enjoyable, Invisible, Visible

It is unacceptable that people often have to make huge sacrifices just to find a place to live, a roof over their heads.

Tags: Often, Place, Sacrifices

It's my country but I don't want to know about France - I was born there but I feel English.

Tags: Born, Country, English

My ancestors were fighters, something I have inherited.

Tags: Ancestors, Fighters, Inherited

My father's parents were from Sardinia and my mother's from Barcelona.

Tags: Father, Mother, Parents

On sand, you can never be sure of anything. An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.

Tags: Last, Moment, Sure

Some films I say no to and they end up working very well, but I don't care, I just want to do something exciting.

Tags: Care, End, Working

Some people need to stay at the top. They are afraid to re-start from zero because they fear the critics.

Tags: Afraid, Fear, Stay

Sometimes you surprise the goalkeeper and sometimes the goalkeeper surprises you. In my career, I tried to do more of the first than the second.

Tags: Career, Second, Sometimes

The French have only negative things to say about everything and everyone.

Tags: Everyone, French, Negative

The revolution is really easy to do nowadays.

Tags: Easy, Nowadays, Revolution

We all have common frailties but we need to treasure friends more.

Tags: Common, Friends, Treasure

We all seem to be about aggression and greed. It's a massive pressure that affects us all.

Tags: Greed, Pressure, Seem

We can be eaten by techniques and forget what we have inside of us.

Tags: Eaten, Forget, Inside

We knew that you don't get to be world champions without a struggle.

Tags: Champions, Knew, Struggle

When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.

Tags: Follow, Sea, Thrown

When times are difficult, I tell myself, 'I'm just passing through.'

Tags: Difficult, Tell, Times

When you arrive in England for football it's a paradise.

Tags: England, Football, Paradise

You can feel very quickly as a prisoner of your past, of the memories.

Tags: Memories, Past, Prisoner

You need a particular talent only to want to please. I don't have this talent.

Tags: Particular, Please, Talent

Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing.

Tags: Football, Often, Rather

The pressure people put on themselves and the rivalry between the teams is much more marked. And I think that's a good thing. As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it con only spur everyone on.

Tags: Between, Good, Put

We won the European Championship last September and now the world title. That is some year for French beach soccer! Now comes the hard part. We have to keep improving and that's difficult because it's tough to do better than winning a world title.

Tags: Hard, Tough, Winning

You retire, but you're still aching to play. But in order to play, you have to resist certain temptations, and train hard. And I just didn't have the desire to do that any more.

Tags: Desire, Hard, Order

When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.

Tags: Follow, Sea, Thrown

My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan.

Tags: Best, Good, Moment

If you have only one passion in life - football - and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself.

Tags: Death, Football, Life

He who has regrets cannot look at himself in the mirror.

Tags: Cannot, Himself, Regrets

The real fans of football come from the working class. Now they cannot afford to come and watch the game.

Tags: Football, Game, Real

For me, I don't like it when there is too much interference in our lives. We're not children. It is our own life in our hands.

Tags: Children, Life, Lives

I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.

Tags: Mystery, Reality, Ways

I didn't study; I live.

Tags: Study

Sometimes you get submerged by emotion. I think it's very important to express it - which doesn't necessarily mean hitting someone.

Tags: Mean, Someone, Sometimes

If someone is too perfect they won't look good. Imperfection is important.

Tags: Good, Perfect, Someone

Manchester United is stronger than anybody in the world.

Tags: Anybody, Stronger, United

I see the world become so uniform. Everybody has to be the same. I like people who are different.

Tags: Become, Everybody, Uniform

I don't care about the past.

Tags: Care, Past

Children go where they find sincerity and authenticity.

Tags: Children, Sincerity

I always planned to retire when I was at the top and at Manchester United I have reached the pinnacle of my career.

Tags: Career, Top, United

A home is crucial, the foundation of a stable family.

Tags: Family, Foundation, Home

I have to wear clothes but I don't like to give an idea of what I am with clothes.

Tags: Clothes, Give, Idea

I prefer to play and lose rather than win, because I know in advance I'm going to win.

Tags: Lose, Rather, Win

Sometimes in life one experiences an emotion which is so strong that it is difficult to think, or to reason.

Tags: Life, Sometimes, Strong

Every experience makes you a man.

Tags: Experience, Makes

I didn't want really to be involved in a normal soccer club.

Tags: Involved, Normal, Soccer

I found leaving Manchester United very, very hard.

Tags: Found, Hard, Leaving

I manage a team, for beach soccer. I'm the coach. Player, coach.

Tags: Player, Soccer, Team

What is the system? It revolves around the banks, the system is built on the power of the banks, so it can be destroyed through the banks.

Tags: Destroyed, Power, System

You can lose in cinema too if you don't put on a good performance.

Tags: Good, Lose, Put
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