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If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
by Charles Barkley

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.
- Charles Barkley

Related topics: Sports

Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back.
Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a while.
- Charles Barkley

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

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

 

I don't think of myself as giving interviews.
I just have conversations.
That gets me in trouble.
- Charles Barkley

I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance.
I've never believed my critics or my worshippers,
and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
- Charles Barkley

My family got all over me because they said Bush is
only for the rich people.
Then I reminded them, 'Hey, I'm rich'.
- Charles Barkley

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The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.
- Charles Barkley

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.
- Charles Barkley

I don't care what people think.
people are stupid.
- Charles Barkley

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

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

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

If somebody hits you with an object you should beat the hell out of them.
- Charles Barkley

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

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.
- Charles Barkley

This place? Nothing positive.
OK, I want to say something positive.
It's positively a dump.
- Charles Barkley

I'm no role model.
- Charles Barkley

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

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

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.
- Charles Barkley

I don't know what that gas is made of,
but it can't smell any worse than Ernie Johnson 's gym bag.
- Charles Barkley

Kids are great.
That's one of the best things about our business,
all the kids you get to meet.
It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people
and come to the games and call you names.
- Charles Barkley

I bought some batteries, but they weren't included.
- Steven Wright

Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
- Al Boliska

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the
refrigerator are so far apart,
some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.
- Joey Adams

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but
tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.
- Sacha Guitry

Any therapist will tell you that when you're ready,
you will come out.
To be outed means you weren't ready.
- Billie Jean King

These poems, with all their crudities,
doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of
Man and in praise of God,
and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
- Dylan Thomas

I gave the couple a hint of a design that would work
great with the bones of their home.
They weren't ready for it, and they embarrassed themselves and that's too bad.
- Douglas Wilson

They weren't crazy.
They were tired of being locked up.
Even I could see that.
- Kate Millett

I'd been trying for a while to get parts that weren't
just the English bad guy,
so it was quite refreshing to be playing someone who was a compassionate,
decent guy.
- Sean Bean

There is an apprenticeship system in jazz.
You teach the young ones.
So even if the musicians weren't personally that likable,
they felt an obligation to help the younger musicians.
- Dave Van Ronk

I think that people ran out of oxygen and don't really
know what happened up there,
maybe some of them just made things up because they
weren't sure what had happened.
- Anatoli Boukreev

I don't think I can tell any stories about how I lived in a van in Alaska.
I grew up in the suburbs, I even had my own room.
We weren't poor.
Everything was very normal.
- Lisa Loeb

It was a pretty rough neighborhood where I grew up
The really tough places were over around Third Avenue
where it ran into the Harlem River,
but we weren't far away.
- Norman Rockwell

Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before.
- Mignon McLaughlin

That was real baseball.
We weren't playing for money.
They gave us Mickey Mouse watches that ran backwards.
- Bill Lee

Our characters were antiseptic but we weren't.
And if you remember what we did on BATMAN,
as the scripts were written very funny,
we played them very straight.
- Burt Ward

I went to Zimbabwe.
I know how white people feel in America now;
relaxed!
Cause when I heard the police car I knew they weren't coming after me!
- Richard Pryor

We weren't put here to be miserable.
We were put here to do the best we can,
and we should take our energy and improve our state of being.
- Lenny Kravitz

Like almost everyone who uses e-mail,
I receive a ton of spam every day.
Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick.
It would be funny if it weren't so exciting.
- Bill Gates

And finally I twist my heart round again,
so that the bad is on the outside
and the good is on the inside,
and keep on trying to find a way of becoming
what I would so like to be, and could be,
if there weren't any other people living in the world.
- Anne Frank

You weren't going to the theater to change the world,
but you had a chance to affect the world,
the thinking and the feelings of the world.
- James Earl Jones

There aren't enough good journalists.
There are too many who really weren't groomed to be reporters and,
as a result, some of the reporting is shallow.
- Will McDonough

It was God who made me so beautiful.
If I weren't, then I'd be a teacher.
- Linda Evangelista

Last season when things weren't working out,
I thought we needed a different voice around the place.
- Bryan Robson

We weren't built to fly.
We can do it, but we shouldn't be surprised if it feels a little unnatural.
- Picabo Street

The Grateful Dead were an influence on our music but
they weren't by a long shot the biggest influence.
- Jon Fishman

The Monkees was a straight sitcom, we used the same
plots that were on the other situation comedies at the time.
So the music wasn't threatening, we weren't threatening.
- Peter Tork

Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn't be here
if it weren't for corporate support.
- Mary Lou Retton

I always sang standards because the songs I wrote for
myself weren't as easy to sing.
- Carly Simon

But I was singing loud, and most singers weren't singing loud.
- Little Richard

My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took
her out in the lake and threw her off the boat.
I said, 'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim.'
- Paula Poundstone

I was lucky enough to be given books that weren't top sellers;
books that were kind of under the radar.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

And you know, we did it as an independent film,
and we weren't expecting it to be on television,
and Lifetime ended up buying it.
And the viewers responded intensely to that film.
- Jenna Elfman

I'm the most recognized and loved man that ever lived
cuz there weren't no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around,
so people far away in the villages didn't know about them.
- Muhammad Ali

William Holden and I weren't just good friends.
He was my very best friend.
I feel his loss very much still.
- Glenn Ford

When you go into court you are putting your fate into
the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
- Norm Crosby

I weren't an actor, I'd be a wildlife biologist or forest ranger.
- Rick Schroder

People used to think we just faked all that stuff...
it was all written, rehearsed.
The fact that it looks as cobbled together as it does
is just that we weren't very good.
- Terry Gilliam

I would probably be a teacher if I weren't a comedian.
- Brad Garrett

Politics would be a helluva good business if it weren't
for the goddamned people.
- Richard M. Nixon

Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
- Gerald Clarke

I respect knowledge of the psyche.
I would be a therapist if I weren't an entertainer.
- Jessica Simpson

Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality buildups.
We weren't really actresses in a true sense,
we were just big names - the products of a good publicity department.
- Ann Sothern

You'll find as you grow older that you weren't born
such a great while ago after all.
The time shortens up.
- William Dean Howells

I caved in to what people wanted me to do.
I thought that they weren't going to like me if I didn't.
- Fiona Apple

There wouldn't be half as much fun in the world if
it weren't for children and men,
and there ain't a mite of difference between them under the skins.
- Ellen Glasgow


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