Quotes from the Rim

I’ve missed 9000 shots in my career, I’ve lost almost 300 games, 26 times I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

I don’t know if I practiced more than anyone, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody – somewhere – was practicing more than me.

Larry Bird

What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.

John Wooden

I have always believed that the desire must come from within, not as a result of being driven by coaches or parents.

Dawn Fraser

Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.

Wilma Rudolph

 I’d rather have a lot of talent and little experience that a lot of experience and little talent.

John Wooden

When considering the stature of an athlete or for that matter any person, I set great store in certain qualities which I believe to be essential in addition to skill. They are that a person conducts his or her life with dignity, with integrity, courage and perhaps most of all, with modesty. These virtues are totally compatible with pride, ambition and competitiveness.

Sir Don Bradman

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over.

John Wooden

Change is the law of life. Those who only look at the past and the present are certain to miss the future.

John F Kennedy

“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever”

Mary Lou Retton

I wasn’t born a world champion. I just worked really hard to become one.

Layne Beachley

Keep your dreams alive, understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.

Gail Devers