If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!

— Charles Barkley

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My initial response was to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized that I had no character.

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The older I get, the faster I was.

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These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it.

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I don't know anything about Angola, but Angola's in trouble.

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I don't care what people think. people are stupid.

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We don't need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do.

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As long as anti-gay legislation exists in any state, I strongly believe big events such as the Final Four and Super Bowl should not be held in those states' cities.

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I was asked for years about being a Republican, probably because most black people are Democrats. My mother heard it once and called me and said 'Charles, Republicans are for the rich people.' And I said, 'Mom, I'm rich.'

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I always laugh when people ask me about rebounding techniques.

I've got a technique. It's called just go get the damn ball.

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They run like deer, jump like deer and think like deer.

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There's only 5 real jobs in the world.

Teacher, fireman, policeman, doctor and somebody who is in the armed service. If you don't have one of those 5 jobs, you shouldn't take your life that serious.

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Poor people have been voting for Democrats for the last 50 years and they're still poor.

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About Charles Barkley

Quotes 252 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Basketball player
Birthday October 16

Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need.

You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.

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I don't believe professional athletes should be role models.

I believe parents should be role models.

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Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we're never going to be successful not because of you white people but because of other black people.

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I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.

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Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.

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I read that heavy drinking is bad for your health. I decided I better stop reading.

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The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.

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What does politically correct mean? If you're fat, don't ask me if you're fat, because I'm gonna tell you the truth. You're fat.

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If Michael Jordan was a damn plumber, he couldn't get a date. Any guy got $500 million looks good.

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If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.

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Listening to a woman is almost as bad as losing to one.

There are only three things that women are better at than men: cleaning, cooking, and having sex.

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People always say turn the other cheek.

If you turn the other cheek, I'm gonna hit you in the other cheek too.

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If you're scarde to fail, you don't deserve to be successful.

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On his homesickness during the Barcelona Olympics -I miss America.

I miss crime and murder. I miss Philadelphia. There hasn't been a brutal stabbing or anything here the last 24 hours. I've missed it.

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People always say he can run and he can jump. So can a deer and you wouldn't put a deer in the game.

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My message is simple: take control of your life

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He'll never be Jordan. This clearly takes him out of the conversation. He can win as much as he wants to.

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Every time I think about changing a diaper, I run a little bit harder and a little bit faster to make sure I can afford a nanny until my daughter's old enough to take care of that herself.

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You got to believe in yourself. Hell, I believe I'm the best-looking guy in the world and I might be right.

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Well, when I went off to college, the guys I used to hang with were pumping gas and voting Democrat. Today they're still pumping gas and voting Democrat. Guess the Democrats didn't do much for them.

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You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.

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Curling is not a sport. I called my grandmother and told her she could win a gold medal because they have dusting in the Olympics now.

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We're just playing basketball. It's not like we're going out to have unprotected sex with Magic.

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When you're black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people. It's a dirty, dark secret; I'm glad it's coming out.

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If all babies are so cute, how the hell do we have so many ugly people in the world?

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I don't worry about playing basketball;

that comes natural. I just want to have fun. David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, Michael Jordan: this is like spring break in the ghetto.

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I love New York City; I've got a gun.

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I don't believe professional athletes should be role models.

I believe parents should be role models.... It's not like it was when I was growing up. My mom and my grandmother told me how it was going to be. If I didn't like it, they said, Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. Parents have to take better control.

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Just because you say something doesn't make it controversial, and it doesn't make you a bad person.

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I think you have an obligation to be honest.

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Anytime a fan touches you, you have the right to beat the hell out of him

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Well, all I can say is that people know I'm not saying anything out of malice.

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I know I'm never as good or bad as one single performance.

I've never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.

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Poor white people and poor black people just don't know how much they have in common. Rich people don't give a damn about either group.

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I'm not paid to be a role model, parents should be role models.

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I don't hate anyone, at least not for more than 48 minutes, barring overtime.

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I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five.

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