1. On sex: "You know, just because you're having sex this one time doesn't mean that you have to all the time."
  2. On partying: "I usually try to stay awake, it's a lot more fun that way."
  3. On insecurity: "You belong anywhere you want."
  4. On overcoming: "I was the pretty girl in school. I was terrible at math. I got myself through it."
  5. On team-building: "Barbecues build morale. That's why you have them."
  6. On being realistic: "She can't get into Vassar any more than I can get into my old jeans."
  7. On perspective: "Well, you're gonna win or you're gonna lose. Either way, the sun's gonna come up the next morning."
  8. On taking it in stride: "You never know what's going on with somebody, sweetie. Can't take it personally."
  9. On recognizing haters: "There are always going to be some bad apples."
  10. On joining in: "I don't want to go to Book Club. Those ladies are crazy."
  11. On forgiveness: "There's no weakness in forgiveness."
  12. On parenting: "I think, as a parent, the best thing you can do is just don't try to fix it, just be there for her, just let her know you love her."
  13. On patience: "A lot of these football heroes around here, they're not gonna get much further than this. But you're going to go to some great college. You're going to have a career that you love, and I'm telling you right now, women are gonna flock to you.
    I know it's hard to believe but that's the way it's gonna work. You are a good person and this is just the beginning."
  14. On perseverance: "I think you just keep doin' what you're doin', Coach. Take it one day at a time."
  15. On the role of parents/adults: "The big deal is that it's part of my job to make sure that you don't grow up stupid. It's bad for the world."
  16. On knowing who you're dealing with: "Don't forget that the people who are offering you this job are the same people who fired you for no reason two years ago."
  17. On the secret to happiness: "His and hers closets, baby."