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Backup Quotes

We’ve collected the best Backup Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Eric Bledsoe, Haley Webb, Michael Carter-Williams, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Tate McRae. Use them as an inspiration.

I was always in so much of a hurry when I was playing a backup role – just doing everything.
I will never give up my dream of being a prima ballerina and backup dancer for Justin Timberlake!
Haley Webb
I’ve learned to play you know the backup point guard spot and to play on the wing if need be, and it’s something I embrace.
The odds are stacked against you becoming a footballer, so my family made sure I always had a backup plan.
There’s this big rumor that I was a backup dancer when I was 11. Not true!
I always wanted to be the person to whom people looked forward to give opportunities. As opposed to always being the person who wants to work with others and who is always the backup: where it’s like, ‘If nothing works out then OK, let’s get this person.’
Kangana Ran
I have always loved music. My mom used to sing with my sister and I when I was younger, and I was in choirs and loved to perform, but when I was in college, I went on a study abroad to Trinidad, and while I was there, I sang backup at my first concert.
I was a team captain, I was the guy for the first couple years. And then all of the sudden I was just the backup. It wasn’t easy. I think it would be easy to bow my head and feel sorry for myself, but I knew as a captain I had to be a great teammate.
The first record I made when I was 17. Labels merged and plans didn’t work out, but plans never work out as planned. But I never stopped making music. I never had a backup plan. I never thought, ‘Maybe I should just write, or maybe I should…’ I just kept going.
When I am tired, it is easy to say I need a backup – and if that only happens every three months, it’s not ideal and also difficult for Mr. Backup.
Every congressional committee that does an investigation has documents, papers and things that it collects in the course of that investigation – the backup to everything it does.
When you get knocked down, you got to get backup. Otherwise, you are going to lose.
If I wasn’t doing candy, I’d want to create the best rescue animal-shelter organization. Otherwise, the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson were so much a part of my childhood, and Janet and I have become friends. So my second dream job would be backup singer for Janet Jackson!
You need to plan your bowling. Whenever things are not working for you – like, if you don’t get swing – then you have to be ready with a backup plan and try something else.
I’ve got the recognised care certificate, which everyone has to achieve to be able to get a job in a hospital. So, I’ve got a backup plan now!
I started recording in ’67. In the first part of ’68, my first single was ‘Backup Train.’ That was success to a degree. Four years have passed by since then, and I have managed to come up with a few measly sellers.
It’s definitely hard when you’re putting in the work and the guy who’s starting isn’t, especially if he‘s overhyped or you’re not winning. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to be that guy’s backup.
Matt Hasselbeck
Life happens fast. You have to have a Plan B, a backup plan and really figure out a way to have different avenues of income and just avenues of happiness. That is what is really important, being at peace and having that happiness.
I never got in this to be a 3rd PG, or a backup. Nor did I get into this for money.
I had never dreamed about the NBA like some guys did. I was a non-scholarship player at an NAIA college. I played on the Boys and Girls Club team in my freshman and sophomore years of high school before I made the high school team. I was our backup center in college.
Terry Porter
I would have gone to law school, or gotten a psychology degree. I wasn’t interested in sleeping on a futon forever. And what happened is I walked into auditions, and I had nothing to lose, because I had a backup plan.
It is unfortunate that in every industry, there are people who take advantage of needy people, but I would like to tell all the budding actors not to be vulnerable and always have a backup plan because rejection in auditions and films is not the end of the world.
I always prioritize dark-skinned women when I’m casting my music videos. I just believe that we deserve to be front and center. I never like to make the girls I choose look like backup.
For me, a dancer is part of an artist‘s entertainment – ‘backup dancer’ isn’t even in my vocabulary.
Being the backup, as they call me, I have no pressure at all.
By the time Guns n’ Roses spent 28 months from 1991 to 1993 touring the ‘Use Your Illusionalbums, the tour staff sometimes approached 100 people. We were carrying not only backup girl singers, a horn section, and an extra keyboard player, but also chiropractors, masseuses, a singing coach, and a tattoo artist.
If you aspire to be an actor, go ahead. But do have a backup plan because you can’t predict your future in the industry.
Always have a backup plan.
Even though I hated being a backup as a competitor, I embraced my role and I found ways to get better on my own.
When I was a backup singer, I enjoyed it.
I cycled on a crew assignment as the backup commander on Apollo 16 and would have flown Apollo 19 on a return mission to the moon. However, the last few missions of the Apollo Program were canceled for budgetary reasons. So I lost my second opportunity to land on the moon.
Fred Haise
And the first flight of the tether satellite happened in ’92, and I was the backup on that flight.
Umberto Guidoni
My preparation doesn’t change from being a backup to a starter.
I had no backup plan. I wanted to have a music career since I was 5 years old. I know that might be hard to believe, but it’s true.
My whole thing is I want to have a backup plan because maybe I won‘t get another acting job afterFame‘, maybe I’ll want to give up on acting in five years or whatever and I want to have something else that I enjoy just as much as I enjoy acting.
Kay Panabaker
If the team’s winning, I’m going to do whatever I can to help the team, whether that’s from third-string role, backup, starter, it doesn’t matter. I’m going to do what I can to prepare and help the team.
It’s a misconception that singers in Punjab use music as a backup in case their acting fails. For me, singing is the front, it’s not the backup, it was acting that happened by chance.
I created lots of characters in high school and college, and the first character I created in pro comics was Liana, Green Lantern of M’Elu, for a backup story in ‘Green Lantern #162,’ my first professional sale.
My mom was very worried when I was starting off my career in the film industry. She never told me to not take up acting, but she would always tell me to have a backup plan so that if nothing works out in the acting career, then I can switch.
Since I was a D-team backup quarterback in seventh grade, I’ve loved the game.
But I love singing, and I’ve been singing backup for friends’ bands.
Well, I actually first got into music as a small child, and as I became a teen, I sought out making money from music, weather that was singing lounge gigs, backup in studios, or weddings.
You have to move on with your life at some point. You don’t quit fighting, fighting quits you at some point. It’s very unfortunate, but that’s the nature of the beast. And that’s one of those things, too, that I like to tell young fighters. Have a backup plan.
To be honest, football is my main goal. I never really had a backup plan.
I will say, I can definitely throw down a sick beat once in a while and provide an amazing backup track for somebody who can really, actually freestyle.
I wanted so badly to have a backup plan for when I’m not performing anymore. Let’s be realistic: it’s not going to be like this forever.
I felt the way people talked to me was like, ‘It’s OK to be No. 2 in the NFL, a backup,’ and things like that. That’s never been my approach.
My belief is whether I’m the starter, whether I’m the backup, I’m going to show up the same exact way. I’m going to prepare the same exact way, and I’ll always be ready to go.
When I was at the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer,’ I was promoted nine times in my first 13 years. I ultimately went from general assignment to beats on St. Joe‘s and Temple, to backup writer, to NBA writer, to NBA columnist, to, ultimately, in 2003, to general sports columns.
I used to read voraciously while in school and cinema was always a fascination. Law was the safe backup plan.
Anoop Menon
I never had a backup plan. I’ve only been good at one thing. I admire people who are jacks-of-all-trades. That’s not me.
I used to want to be a backup singer. Not a lead singer, because I really can’t sing.
Unlike in Europe, where serving is often a career rather than a backup plan, American table-waiting remains a bootstrap business, and some of the biggest skeptics of waiter training courses and schools are seasoned servers themselves.
Different players play you different ways. Some players might be slow-footed so they got to backup. Some players might push you up. You’ve got to have a go-to that’s a mix for both of them.
I just can identify with that mentality of feeling that you should be the best, putting in the work, and then kind of being that backup or being that second guy and being like, nah, this isn’t good enough for me, I’m going to be the best.
I always went school with a backup plan. Everything I did was a backup plan because I never was the most talented guy. I wasn’t, you know, the superstar at all.
I love acting. I had a backup option in writing or direction. But I have gone on to become an actor.
Even if you’re in a backup role, you’ve always got to prepare yourself.
I have a backup plan. Everybody should have a backup plan. I am a banker. The day you all get bored of me and don’t want to watch my films, I will go back to banking.
I like to write from scratch most of the time, but I like to have a backup plan just in case.
It’s kind of funny the way it happened – the way I became a goalie. I was playing forward on this one team when I was little, and there was another team that needed a backup goalie. I mean, to me it just meant a chance to play more hockey, so I was all for it.
A lot of people say, ‘Oh, playing backup quarterback, that’s the best position in the world.’ Well, what they don’t understand is when we leave the building at 5 o’clock on Wednesday or Thursday when practice wraps up, we still need to go home and study and prepare just like you’re the starter.
I never had a backup plan. I felt like if I had a backup plan, it was like saying to the universe that I didn’t believe in myself.
I just wasn’t getting anywhere. I was still a backup musician.
I was in ‘Seussical,’ and I was in a cage onstage in a purple yarn suit singing backup, and I was like: ‘I’ve had it. I can’t do this anymore.’ I will say for the record that I did love the show, but I was like: ‘I want to do something else. I need a little more.’
Casey Nicholaw
Backup dancers are completely respectable. They’re the studio musicians of dance.
Sometimes you surf well and still don’t win. It happens to everyone. You learn that one big score doesn’t mean much if you don’t have a backup. I guess every rookie learns that as time goes by. I took some big lessons from my losses.
Gabriel Medina
I have to buy three of everything. It doesn’t make any sense, but I have to. I’m worried I might lose it, and if I lose it, then I have a backup and then I have a backup to my backup.
I remember sitting on a bench in New York and sobbing and realising that my ambition to be a singer was making me selfish – I was a mother with two children, and I needed a backup plan.
I think when you have the point guard guarding someone full court and just chasing the guy all around, always in the right spot, it just makes you want to get down in a stance and be his backup and have his help whenever he needs it. Or having the same energy that he has.
If you think you’re going to be a backup, you’re going to be a backup.
To be a backup singer, you have to walk into any situation and just be perfect from the first take to the 50th take.
When I started with the national team, it was made very clear I was going to be the backup to Christie Rampone and Rachel Buehler. So for the first few years, it was just me training my heart out and pushing those centerbacks to be the best they could be.
Cloud services cut both ways in terms of security: you get off-site backup and disaster recovery, but you entrust your secrets to somebody else’s hands. Doing the latter increases your exposure to government surveillance and the potential for deliberate or inadvertent breaches of your confidential files.
For me, it’s more about the musicianship – focusing on the guitar, playing with my band, rather than just going out and doing what anyone my age can do with backup dancers and a track.
On the one blind date I went on, I had a backup. If I texted you the code word, you call and say my dogs are sick.
In aviation they have auto pilot and color radar and a lot of other instrumentation that is a backup for pilots. It’s really brought the incidents of plane crashes way down. Same thing ought to happen in the medical industry, I think.
Not everyone gets to have one of the few super-dominant, all-pro, superstars in this league, and so playing with the pass and playing with space and playing quick is a really good backup.
I was a backup dancer at one point for a group that was on RCA.
I like to go full bore into something. If you have a backup plan, then you’ve already admitted defeat.
If you draft a player to be a backup, why did you draft him? You’re drafting a guy because you think he’s worthy of being drafted at that spot, but you’re also drafting him because you think he can compete. If you’re going to say, ‘This guy’s a backup,’ – really? That doesn’t make any sense to me.
As a kid, Terry Bradshaw didn’t amaze me. My hero was Steelers backup Terry Hanratty, who nabbed two Super Bowl rings while completing three passes.
I played street hockey in Riverside Park when I was a kid. I played goalie. I didn’t make the hockey team in college, so I played lacrosse instead. I didn’t play hockey again for 20 to 25 years, and then my son became interested in the game. I decided to pick it up again. A friend let me play backup on his team.
I’m a backup quarterback at the University of Dayton. I was a one-year starter in high school. I think I got the job in high school because our quarterback left and went to another school.
It’s not a ton of fun being a backup quarterback.
Living with a single kidney is almost exactly like living with two; the remaining kidney expands to take up the slack. (When kidneys fail, they generally fail together; barring trauma or cancer, there’s not much advantage to a backup.) The main risk to the donor is the risk of any surgery.
I don’t want to be a backup. I want to be a starter.
I don’t want to sacrifice and be a backup to be a Charger. That’s not something I want to do or I’m going to do.
I loved all kinds of Bluegrass music. Sonya Isaacs was a big influence; she’s a Bluegrass Gospel singer, but she’s also done a lot in the Country world just from backup and songwriter and as an artist. Also, the Dixie Chicks were a big influence. Just all of those 90s and early 2000s Country voices.