Everything happens for a reason, and everything has a story, and if you take time to realise what your dream is and what you really want in life... whether it's sports, whether it's in other fields, you have to realise that there's always work to do.— Stephen Curry
Unconventional Basketball Is Life quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
We should do three things every day of our life.
Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is to think, we should spend some time in thought. And, number three is you should have your emotions moved to tears.
Like life, basketball is messy and unpredictable.
It has its way with you, no matter how hard you try to control it. The trick is to experience each moment with a clear mind and open heart. When you do that, the game - and life - will take care of itself.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
Doesn't matter where you come from, what you have or don't have.
.. All you need to have is faith in God, an undying passion for what you do and what you choose to do in this life, and a relentless drive and the will to do whatever it takes to be successful in whatever you put your mind to.
In life, winning and losing will both happen. What is never acceptable is quitting.
Pressure is something you feel when you do not know what you are doing.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise
I believe that the measure of a person's life is the affect they have on others.
First off, I'd like to thank God for changing my life.
It let me really realize what life is all about. Basketball is just a platform for me to inspire people, and I realize that.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
A leader's job is to develop committed followers.
Bad leaders destroy their followers' sense of commitment.
I always say to my guys, 'The most important day of your life is today.
This very minute is the most important of you life. You must win this minute. You must win this day. And tomorrow will take care of itself.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.
I am aware that most people only see me as Shaq.
.. the guy on the court. But there is another side to who I am, Shaquille O'Neal. And Shaquille O'Neal wants to explore every part of life. He wants the opportunity to pursue all of his desires. That includes being a part of the music industry as an MC. Music is and will always be a part of who I am.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
There's more to life than basketball.
The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what.
For me, it always goes back to something I learned in basketball.
There's winning and there's losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what's never been acceptable to me is quitting.
It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
In basketball - as in life - true joy comes from being fully present in each and every moment, not just when things are going your way.
It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.
I always mean what I say, but I don't always say what I'm thinking.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
I take my sport damned seriously. Basketball is my life. There are other people who go into important games as if they were any other game. I'm a brooder and I spend a lot of time thinking about my opponent, about the things he can do and about what I have to do to win. I don't think I'll ever be able to change that.
Not only is there more to life than basketball, there's a lot more to basketball than basketball.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.
Basketball is just something else to do, another facet of life.
I'm going to be a success at whatever I choose because of my preparation. By the time the game starts, the outcome has been decided. I never think about having a bad game because I have prepared.
There is a rare exception of mainstream sports that have a fatality rate.
That's motor sports and rodeo, ... football, baseball, basketball, hockey, you make a mistake and you give up a run or some points. In these two sports, if you make a mistake, it could cost you your life.
My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
To be strategic in life is like any skill whether it's basketball or learning a language, it takes effort and practice and I think most people don't think that it's something that they could just do, you know, naturally.
I understand basketball is not my entire life.
It's only a part of my life. And there are a lot of other things that interest me a great deal ... other goals to seek, and this is how I have balance in life.
People that don't know me think that basketball is my life 24/7.
Trust me, there is much more to my life. My number one priority in my life is my family.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
There is no such thing as life in-between.
Sometimes I feel like the Tom Hanks character in Big.
But my life is not a movie. I never have to go back to Coney Island to find the fortune-teller machine so I have to grow up again.
Heart is what separates the good from the great.
Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.