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Build a Winner’s Mindset with These 57 Kenny Powers Quotes

Dayna Remus
Nov 04, 2022
04:20 P.M.
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The character Kenny Powers is known for his smug attitude and obsession with success. However, his determination may be a saving grace for him as he navigates his newfound circumstances. Read 59 quotes below to get into the mindset of someone who refuses to lose.

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Kenny Powers, played by Danny McBride in his own series, "Eastbound & Down," plays a bitter well-known baseball player who returns to his hometown after a losing streak and squandering all his millions. There, he teaches physical education at his old middle school while pining after his high school sweetheart, April Buchanon.

While working as a teacher, Powers ends up living with his brother and sister-in-law, and his ego becomes threatened as the fact that he is not a sports celebrity sinks in.

However, despite this change in status, he continues to embody an overconfident attitude. This unabashed outlook is something that, although delusional at times, can help anyone if they want to begin thinking like a winner.

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Read the following 59 quotes to find some unlikely golden nuggets of wisdom from Kenny Powers.

 Kenny Powers’ quote: “But, if a man doesn't have a dream, well, guess what? His soul begins to die.” | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers’ quote: “But, if a man doesn't have a dream, well, guess what? His soul begins to die.” | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers' Perception of Success and Winning

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"The good thing about getting over depression is, well, you can start to see your enemies more clearly." — Kenny Powers

"If you're lucky, you get a second act in life. But sooner or later, death will come—unannounced." — Kenny Powers

"You judge a man by how he influenced the world. You judge him by the seeds he left behind. And you judge his seeds by the harvest." — Kenny Powers

"But, if a man doesn't have a dream, well, guess what? His soul begins to die." — Kenny Powers

"From each sorrow comes a little bit of knowledge. And with knowledge comes wisdom." — Kenny Powers

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Kenny Powers’ quote: "If you're lucky, you get a second act in life. But sooner or later, death will come—unannounced."  | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers’ quote: "If you're lucky, you get a second act in life. But sooner or later, death will come—unannounced." | Image: AmoDays

"Just like that, the journey is over, depression is finished, and you're on your way back to the world of the living, smiling, regular people." — Kenny Powers

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"If we were on an island with no weights and no running drills, who would be on top then? The guy with the talent." – Kenny Powers

Even Winners Lose Their Cool: Kenny Powers' Combative Quotes

"You know what? I can already tell that I don't like you. And I'm probably not going to like you no matter how many pull-ups or push-ups you do." — Kenny Powers

"Oh, you think that's funny?" — Kenny Powers

"You wanna fight, do it on your own time, in a parking lot somewhere, not in a school surrounded by books." — Kenny Powers

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Kenny Powers' quote: "You know what? I can already tell that I don't like you. And I'm probably not going to like you no matter how many pull-ups or push-ups you do.” | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers' quote: "You know what? I can already tell that I don't like you. And I'm probably not going to like you no matter how many pull-ups or push-ups you do.” | Image: AmoDays

"I'm sick and tired of carrying all the weight." — Kenny Powers

"I don't know what's going on, man. I'm just all jammed up inside. Lost my abilities. Been stripped of all of my god-given talents." — Kenny Powers

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Kenny Powers’ Advice on Success and Winning

"There's no better feeling than winning." — Kenny Powers

"So let the deep, sparkly waters serve as a symbol to each of you—that if you work hard enough, if you dream big enough, anything is possible." — Kenny Powers

"Stay in school. Fight the power." — Kenny Powers

Kenny Powers' quote: “The best way to get a new team on your side is to trash the last team you played for.” | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers' quote: “The best way to get a new team on your side is to trash the last team you played for.” | Image: AmoDays

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"But in order to be a standout, an all-star, a champion, you need more than hard work and dedication. You need something that you can't work for. You need a blessing from God Almighty." — Kenny Powers

"The foundation of a great baseball player starts with an understanding of some basic fundamentals." — Kenny Powers

"You can have a pocket full of gold; it doesn't mean…[anything] if you don't have someone to share that gold with." — Kenny Powers

"You know what Kenny Powers says? Fundamentals are the crutch for the talentless." — Kenny Powers

"The best way to get a new team on your side is to trash the last team you played for." — Kenny Powers

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Kenny Powers' quote: "But, a true champion, face to face in his darkest hour, will do whatever it takes to rise above.” | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers' quote: "But, a true champion, face to face in his darkest hour, will do whatever it takes to rise above.” | Image: AmoDays

“Funny thing, when you're on top of the world, every [expletive] wants to get a piece...But then, you take a little time off from being unstoppable just to regroup and relax; no one will give you the time of [expletive] day." — Kenny Powers

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"A true champion faces his enemies, and he conquers them. And that is why I'm here today to tell you all that Kenny Powers is officially accepting the position of PE Coach here at Jefferson Davis Middle School." — Kenny Powers

"But, a true champion, face to face in his darkest hour, will do whatever it takes to rise above. A man fights, fights, and fights some more. Because surrender is death." — Kenny Powers

A Winner's Humor: Quotes of Kenny Powers Being Hilarious

"I recognize your scent. Do you recognize my essence?" — Kenny Powers

"This is a dangerous place, Stevie. If you were to stay here, I can't guarantee that you'd make it home alive. You would not only be responsible for watching your own back but also mine. You'd also be responsible for doing a lot of my personal errands, more than likely my laundry." — Kenny Powers

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Kenny Powers' quote: “If there's one thing I hate, it's losing. If there are two things I hate, it's losing and getting cancer.”  | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers' quote: “If there's one thing I hate, it's losing. If there are two things I hate, it's losing and getting cancer.” | Image: AmoDays

[*To his son*] "Toby, what do you want from me? I've been super cool to you. I've given you a bowl of Chex Mix and some water. Why are you making curses upon me? If I give you a toy, will that erase the curse?” — Kenny Powers

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"How does any genius figure out his inventions? I mean, how did Leonardo DiCaprio figure out about gravity? 'Cause, the [expletive] was sleepin' underneath a tree, and an apple hit him on his head." — Kenny Powers

“If there's one thing I hate, it's losing. If there are two things I hate, it's losing and getting cancer.” — Kenny Powers

“I play real sports. Not trying to be the best at exercising." — Kenny Powers

"So, besides getting shot in the back of the head, do you know what else Abraham Lincoln did? He was a champion wrestler in high school." — Kenny Powers

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Kenny Powers' quote: "I recognize your scent. Do you recognize my essence?" | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers' quote: "I recognize your scent. Do you recognize my essence?" | Image: AmoDays

"In most of nature, the alpha is the strongest of the pack. Creature of immense strength, large in size, a leader from birth, hippos, bumblebees, Wayans brothers." — Kenny Powers

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"I love how you've sexualized the food. This is perfect for a shopping mall." — Kenny Powers

A Winner's Ego: Conceited Kenny Powers' Quotes

"Now this Friday night, I guarantee you, it is gonna be the biggest goddamn comeback celebration any y'all have ever seen. There's gonna be people cheering, and screaming, and spotlights, and fireworks." — Kenny Powers

"I changed the face of professional baseball. I was handed the keys to the kingdom. Multi-million dollar deals. Endorsements." — Kenny Powers

"Kenny Powers has a sneaking suspicion that no matter what comes his way, he will always be great." — Kenny Powers

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 Kenny Powers' quote: “It's time I accept the fact that the glory days of my life are now behind me. Just like Neil Armstrong, I went to space, and now I'm back.” | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers' quote: “It's time I accept the fact that the glory days of my life are now behind me. Just like Neil Armstrong, I went to space, and now I'm back.” | Image: AmoDays

"These are questions about me personally as a superstar. You know you got this moment in time here with an American icon." — Kenny Powers

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"You're not quite as tall as me; nobody really respects you. You have me, on the other hand. I got the glory; I got the fame, the money, the jewels, the cash, the Denali." — Kenny Powers

“I used my God-given abilities to destroy men's lives. I betrayed good people. I ruthlessly stepped upon the weak and the strong; I turned ’em into my slaves. Even the fiercest of warriors was nothing to me—powerless." — Kenny Powers

"I do all these things not because I want to, but because I have to. From this moment forward, Kenny Powers is just like everyone else: normal, not special; no hopes or dreams; pretending to be happy when he's really super sad. Just an average guy with exceptional hair. Nothing more, nothing less. From this moment forward, the People's Champion, the Shelby Sensation, the Reverse Apache Master...that Kenny Powers is now dead. And he will never pick up a baseball." — Kenny Powers

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“I'm your handsome, white Jesus." — Kenny Powers

 Kenny Powers' quote: "So that is why I am better than everyone in the world.” | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers' quote: "So that is why I am better than everyone in the world.” | Image: AmoDays

"But now I return to you. A victor, a champion." — Kenny Powers

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“I need to remember that I’m a winner, man. I need to remember that I am better than everyone else.” — Kenny Powers

"Once again, I’m with the hottest chick in town, buyin' the most expensive fashions, dinin' in the fanciest food places." — Kenny Powers

“Well, that might be alright for you, but I was born to fly dog. Michael Jordan—Air Jordan's Air Max's—number 24." — Kenny Powers

"So that is why I am better than everyone in the world.” — Kenny Powers

Kenny Powers' quote: "But now I return to you. A victor, a champion." | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers' quote: "But now I return to you. A victor, a champion." | Image: AmoDays

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"It's time I accept the fact that the glory days of my life are now behind me. Just like Neil Armstrong, I went to space, and now I'm back." — Kenny Powers

“I'm sober and ready to destroy the competition."— Kenny Powers

“I know deep within you there's a humongous set of testicles just waiting to drop down.” — Kenny Powers

"I'm a bulletproof tiger, dude!" — Kenny Powers

"There have been many comebacks throughout history: Jesus was dead, but then came back as an all-powerful God zombie; Ryan O'Neal had his ups and downs, but is now back and better than ever. Well, my comeback is almost complete, and I can say that when it is complete, it will shake the pillars of this land or town." — Kenny Powers

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Kenny Powers' quote: “I'm sober and ready to destroy the competition.” | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers' quote: “I'm sober and ready to destroy the competition.” | Image: AmoDays

"So, as I was saying, the amount of money I am gonna be making would hurt your parents' feelings. You remember the class where I taught you all how to make it rain? That's what I'm gonna be doing every single night - dolla, dolla bills, y'all..." — Kenny Powers

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A Winner's Ego: Conceited Kenny Powers' Quotes

"I'm also an orphan. My dad ran out on me when I was just a kid." — Kenny Powers

"I just want you to know that I've been thinking a lot about, you know, what happened at the cookout." — Kenny Powers

"Truth be told, things aren't going as good for me as I led on to believe. The love of my life married some other dude...I stole homeboy's car, and now I'm probably a wanted fugitive." — Kenny Powers

Kenny Powers' quote: “I'm also an orphan. My dad ran out on me when I was just a kid.” | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers' quote: “I'm also an orphan. My dad ran out on me when I was just a kid.” | Image: AmoDays

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"Therefore, I will now settle into this new life. I'll find new ways in which to use this arm. I will take my current responsibilities seriously and try to do them the best that I possibly can. And realizing that the love of my life has chosen another, I will move forward—without her." — Kenny Powers

"I'm Kenny Powers! And I am very upset with how I am acting right now. I just have a very hard time expressing my emotions, and I can't stop from yelling." — Kenny Powers

"Me, I'm doing it for a girl I had to leave behind just to get this far. Now I gotta go a little further to get back to her. All I can do is hope that one day she'll understand, and when that day comes, it's not too late.” — Kenny Powers

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 Kenny Powers' quote: Things aren't going as good for me as I led on to believe. The love of my life married some other dude.” | Image: AmoDays

Kenny Powers' quote: Things aren't going as good for me as I led on to believe. The love of my life married some other dude.” | Image: AmoDays

"Eastbound & Down" ran for four seasons, claiming an overall 8.4 rating on IMDB and seven award nominations. The show was created by Ben Best, Jody Hill, and Kenny Powers himself, Danny McBride.

Another beloved series that has just ended is "Ozark," with many mourning the series and its characters. One character that struck a chord in many viewers' hearts was Ruth Langmore. Read some of her greatest quotes in honor of this iconic woman.

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