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
Beautiful Basketball Life quotations
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
I love playing basketball because you could be having a rough day in your life, and while you're on the court it gives you a clear mind. I'm not worried about anything. I'm there just playing freely and I go out there all and I have fun.
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.
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.
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. Of course, it's no accident that things are more likely to go your way when you stop worrying about whether you're going to win or lose and focus your full attention on what's happening right this moment.
Pressure is something you feel when you do not know what you are doing.
Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
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.
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.
If Shakespeare can compare all of life to a stage, maybe it's not odd to believe that part of the play can take place on a basketball court.
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 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.
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.
I learned early that if I wanted to achieve anything in life, I'd have to do it myself. I learned that I had to be accountable.
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.
The Boston Celtics are not a basketball team, they are a way of life.
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.
I've never felt my job was to win basketball games - rather, that the essence of my job as a coach was to do everything I could to give my players the background necessary to succeed in life.
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.
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.
Have a spiritual basis which guides you in life. Have a philosophy of life to live by.
Obama's the one who never worked a day in his life.
He never earned a penny that wasn't public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time.
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.
We overload in our workouts so that the game slows down in real life.
It helps you become a smarter basketball player.