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Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson in 2013
Born (1943-01-28) January 28, 1943 (age 73)
Kincardine, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Toros
Birmingham Bulls
Atlanta Flames
National team  Canada
Playing career 1962–1981

I don't eat fast food any more, not since I got cancer.
I didn't handle fame very well at first. I got a little resentful.
I'm a very, very proud Canadian, and having the privilege to represent my country on the international level was the highlight of my 18-year career.
Paul Henderson
I thought happiness came from achievement.
The Lord expects us to enjoy our lives. He says there will be some brutal times, but we shouldn't get all bent out of shape about it.
Paul Henderson
Contentment does not come from achievement. It comes from a relationship with the Lord.
Paul Henderson
The Bible says not to worry so I don't. I just get up in the morning and ask God for help to get through the day. If tomorrow shows up then I'll take the same shot tomorrow.
Paul Henderson
My philosophy is I take today, live it the best way I can and if I wake up I'll take another shot at tomorrow.
Paul Henderson
I have never been worried because when you have hope and peace, you can handle anything.
Paul Henderson
We grew up very poor, and I hated being poor. I was the oldest of five kids, and I never got a pair of skates until I was nine. It was very difficult to get an education back then and play junior hockey.
Paul Henderson
I'm pretty transparent and have no problem sharing my weaknesses.
When you have cancer, you can define the trivial from the important very quickly.
Paul Henderson
I'm so proud to be Canadian. I've been to 58 countries, and they're wonderful countries, but Canada is the best.
Paul Henderson
I just refuse to worry or get upset or be fearful. It doesn't do one particle of good.
Paul Henderson
My philosophy, don't let cancer ruin your life. You get up every day and use what you have and what time you have left.
Paul Henderson
I'm not nearly as important as I used to think I was. It's a wonderful discovery.
Paul Henderson
When fairy tales are written in the west, they're known as folklore. In the east, fairy tales are called religions.
Paul Henderson
My wife and I really enjoy a glass of red wine. We're too old to drink cheap wine, and we don't.
Paul Henderson
I get up every morning and it's going to be a great day. You never know when it's going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day.
Paul Henderson
There is no wrinkle-free life.
After I started to understand the spiritual dimension of life, I understood the responsibilities you have as a husband, a father, a friend and a hockey player.
Paul Henderson
Contentment does not come from achievement.
I think having the cancer allowed me to be able to freely talk about my faith.
Paul Henderson
When you have hope, and you have peace, you can handle anything.
Cancer is cancer. I've got a great life if I can just stay alive.
You can say what you want about me, but don't mess with my wife.
I get as much fan mail today and sign as many autographs as I did when I played. It's mind-boggling to a certain degree.
Paul Henderson
I always thought Christians were the weak people. When you can't make it in life then you have to ask God. I really prided myself on being a self-made man.
Paul Henderson
Pride is about the ugliest trait somebody can have.