PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Nick Foles was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday.

After winning the Super Bowl, Foles explained why failure is important and the quote went viral.

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Foles talked about the quote on Tuesday’s show with Ellen.

“It was almost paralyzing to go back and play,” Foles said, in regards to thinking about retiring years ago. “And I prayed about it, and I realized that the tougher decision — the thing I was more afraid of, was to go back and play. I would have been fine going a different way in life…but I knew to make more growth, I had to go back in and face that fear.”