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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Ric Flair on wrestling, wrestler, ring, flying, mountain, space, dream, women, love, life, rock, money, survivor and business.

55 Great Quotes By Ric Flair For The Kayfabe Junkie

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Ric Flair is a distinguished American retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager. He is considered as one of the most awe-aspiring professional wrestlers of all time and the best American performer of the 1980s. His legacy spans approximately four decades. He used namesake ‘The Nature Boy’ since the mid of 1970s. He is famed for his illustrious tenures with ‘Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA)’, ‘National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)’, ‘The World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE)’ and ‘World Championship Wrestling (WCW)’. He bagged in ‘Wrestler Of The Year Award’ given by PWI six times. He is the only two-time inductee at the ‘WWE Hall Of Fame’. We have compiled some memorable thoughts, words and views by the legendary wrestler from within and outside the ring. Presenting quotes and sayings by Ric Flair!

In my life, I've been a movie star, a rock star, and a sports star, all wrapped up into one-and worked harder at it than anybody else.

- Ric Flair

Hell you're Shawn Michaels! The greatest wrestler of all time!

- Ric Flair

I don'’t think there was one. I can'’t name one. Not because I had a lot of great feuds, but it would be hard to say the defining feud.

- Ric Flair

I was always a fan but me and Kevin Pattero, he was a friend of mine who trained for the Olympic games in 1972… he and I became very close friends and roommates and I kind of rode his coattails into the business.

- Ric Flair

We used to wrestle every night, 385 times a year. For ten years. 365 days. Never had any holidays off, ever. Holidays were always two-day venues. Two event venues. Afternoon and night.

- Ric Flair

I don’t think there’s anything positive in the WCW brand at all. It was dead when they brought it. They were going to bury us when they did business.

- Ric Flair

This ain't no garden party, brother, thisis wrestling, where only the strongest survive.

- Ric Flair

If wrestling can be considered an art form, then [Ric Flair] is using oils, and the many others merely water colors.

- Ric Flair

I'm gonna walk down the aisle in style and profile.

- Ric Flair

My shoes are worth more......than your house!

- Ric Flair

I've had more world championships than you've had women!

- Ric Flair

Diamonds are forever, and so is Ric Flair!

- Ric Flair

To be that man, you've got to beat the man. Woooo!

- Ric Flair

If you're a man, you don't cry about it, you take life, the ups and downs; if you're a real man you never go down, you just stay up!

- Ric Flair

Whether you like it or not, learn to love it, because its the best thing going. Wooooo!

- Ric Flair

I have had the greatest wrestling career in the history of pro wrestling.

- Ric Flair

I feel great. I had a blood clot. It was a bad deal. But when I look at my friends with hip replacements, knee replacements, shoulder replacements, neck surgeries, back surgeries, I'll take the blood clot.

- Ric Flair

It's much more casual than it was, but my clothes and my ring attire - I thought up half of what I brought to the show.

- Ric Flair

Miami was always a town that was kind to me as a wrestler. It's a great wrestling town, and it's a great town, period. There's so much to do in Miami.

- Ric Flair

First of all, Vince McMahon doesn't argue - he tells you!

- Ric Flair

I had my first 'Survivor Series' in 1991 and I was fortunate enough to be an instrumental part of the shows I was on.

- Ric Flair

I can take more punishment than anyone in the business.

- Ric Flair

I was really good at being a bad guy.

- Ric Flair

I bleed like nobody else.

- Ric Flair

Richard Fliehr does not make any money.

- Ric Flair

When somebody has convinced you that you're not worth anything to anybody anymore, and they spend a lot of time doing it, you start believing it yourself.

- Ric Flair

Nobody has wrestled everybody in the business like I have, especially not Bret Hart.

- Ric Flair

The guy who could be me, but he knows when to draw the line, is John Cena. John Cena can rock 'n' roll, let me tell you.

- Ric Flair

I spent more money on one robe than guys spend in five years.

- Ric Flair

I was really good at being a bad guy; I like that role. Not being bad to people - just talking bad.

- Ric Flair

Do I feel like I'm 65? No. I feel like I'm 15. That's my problem. I'm trying as hard as I can to act like I'm 65, but it's very difficult.

- Ric Flair

To be the man, you gotta beat the man!

- Ric Flair

None of this was written to hurt anybody's feelings.

- Ric Flair

My problem is that I think everybody needs to work as hard as I worked when I was in my prime.

- Ric Flair

I tell everyone in the world that I have always been the best father I could be and that I was the worst husband. Wooo!

- Ric Flair

For me, it's about camaraderie. My whole life is like, if something's going on, nothing ever preceded fun. I always put my friends and the fun and the business ahead of everything.

- Ric Flair

You gotta have a pocket square, I think.

- Ric Flair

If you don't like it, learn to love it!

- Ric Flair

I'm every woman's dream and every man's nightmare.

- Ric Flair

In order to be the man, you have to beat the man.

- Ric Flair

All the women want to be with me, all the men want to be like me.

- Ric Flair

Without your health, you've got nothing going on. I thank God every day for good health.

- Ric Flair

Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line.

- Ric Flair

I'm Ric Flair! The Stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin' n' dealin' son of a gun!

- Ric Flair

If you have notoriety, you can dress any way you want to dress. That's the way it is. I just like to get dressed up. I think that they go hand in hand - notoriety and people lookin at ya. If they look at ya, either you look like a million dollars, or you don't. A guy can have a phenomenal body, but if the suit doesn't fit him, forget it.

- Ric Flair

I do close to 30 minutes in cardio at a very high rate. I raise the level of intensity. I do a level 18 on the elliptical at four miles an hour for 20 minutes. That's 360 calories. I want to see someone else try that. The resistance factor at 18 is brutal. No one goes to 20.

- Ric Flair

It’s so hard for me to sit back here in this studio, looking at a guy out here, hollering my name!—When last year I spent more money, on spilled liquor, in bars from one side of this world to the other, than you made! You’re talking to the Rolex wearing, diamond ring wearing, kiss stealing, whoa! wheelin dealin’, limosuine riding, jet flying son of a gun and I’m having a hard time holding these alligators down!

- Ric Flair

My God, thank you. Thank you very much. I'm almost embarrassed by the response, but when I see this, I know that the twenty five years that I've spent trying to make you happy every night of your life was worth every damn minute of it.

- Ric Flair

People think it’s hard to travel to the airports. 9/11 has made our travel difficult, with the security laws and that. As far as comparing what we do to driving 3,000 miles a week, making fifty bucks a night, sometimes one hundred bucks a night, it’s a lot different. Guaranteed contracts, first class air fare, Hilton hotels in London, Champaign. Waddaya want? What more could you ask for!

- Ric Flair

I thought Chris Benoit was worthy of being a Horseman. I thought Dean Melinko was. Obviously I thought Steven Michael was, though obviously he was inexperienced, I thought he was a perfect fit as a horseman. I did not like the Paul Roma deal. I did not like Sid Vicious or about two or three guys that they put in there, I just couldn’t see it. I couldn’t stomach it, but I had to.

- Ric Flair

I think my fondest memories would be with Sting, and Steamboat, Dusty and er… I made a lot of money wrestling Wahoo McDaniel and Jack Mulligan too. It’d be hard to pinpoint one.

- Ric Flair

Whenever I hear the crowds going WOOOOO!! It makes me feel very good, it means I've worked very hard and earned a lot of respect, each night I go out there I go out there for the fans to make them smile, or make them cry.

- Ric Flair

We only work… the most I ever work is three days a week. Very rare that I will work four. If I’'m involved in a scenario where they need me to be in it, I don'’t mind. They always work around my children’s schedule, their sports, and stuff like that. That’s been very important to me.

- Ric Flair

I’'d love to see Sting come back. The guys that had the potential to make any money and draw any money, they came. The ones that made it, made it, and the ones that didn’'t, didn’'t. The list of those who made it, there’s lots… the list of those who didn'’t make it are longer then the ones who did.

- Ric Flair

I laugh a lot in the ring when I'’m having fun.

- Ric Flair