You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
Step by step. I can't think of any other way of accomplishing anything.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got. Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.
I visualize the game. I think about who I am guarding, the things he likes to do.
I believe that good things come to those who work.
"You wait and you wait for somethin' big to happen... and then you find out you gon' die.
I've surpassed any goal I set for myself as far as my body, my career, and getting married.
Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies.
Big things are expected of us, and nothing big ever came of being small.
I would not have known at the time, for I was too young to realize that I was supposed to have a live-in father, just as I was too young to know that I needed a race. From an improbably short span it seems that my father fell under the same spell as my mother and her parents; and for the first six years of my life, even as that spell was broken and the worlds that they thought they'd left behind reclaimed each of them, I occupied the place where their dreams had been.