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Jim Valvano Quotes and Sayings

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My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

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Now I'm fighting cancer, everybody knows that.
People ask me all the time about how you go through
your life and how's your day,
and nothing is changed for me.
- Jim Valvano

Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities.
It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart,
and it cannot touch my soul.
- Jim Valvano

But try if you can to support, whether it's AIDS or the cancer foundation,
so that someone else might survive, might prosper,
and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease.
- Jim Valvano

 

I talked about my family, my family's so important.
- Jim Valvano

Now, I look at where I am now and I know what I wanna to do.
What I would like to be able to do is to spend whatever
time I have left and to give,
and maybe some hope to others.
- Jim Valvano

People think I have courage.
The courage in my family are my wife Pam,
my three daughters, here, Nicole, Jamie,
LeeAnn, my mom, who's right here too.
- Jim Valvano

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If you laugh, you think, and you cry,
that's a full day.
That's a heck of a day.
You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.
- Jim Valvano

We need your help.
I need your help.
We need money for research.
It may not save my life.
It may save my children's life.
It may save someone you love.
And it's very important.
- Jim Valvano

No matter what business you're in, you can't run in
place or someone will pass you by.
It doesn't matter how many games you've won.
- Jim Valvano

How do you go from where you are to where you wanna
be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life.
You have to have a dream, a goal.
And you have to be willing to work for it.
- Jim Valvano

Don't give up.
Don't ever give up.
- Jim Valvano

Be a dreamer.
If you don't know how to dream, you're dead.
- Jim Valvano

I can't tell you what an honor it is,
to even be mentioned in the same breath with Arthur Ashe.
This is something I certainly will treasure forever.
- Jim Valvano

I will thank God for the day and the moment I have.
- Jim Valvano

And if you see me, smile and maybe give me a hug.
That's important to me too.
- Jim Valvano

And I'm going to work as hard as I can...
for cancer research and hopefully, maybe,
we'll have some cures and some breakthroughs.
I'd like to think I'm going to fight my brains out
to be back here again next year for the Arthur Ashe recipient.
I want to give it next year!
- Jim Valvano

I just got one last thing, I urge all of you,
all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have.
To spend each day with some laughter and some thought,
to get you're emotions going.
- Jim Valvano

I'll also tell you that five hundred thousand people
will die this year of cancer.
And I'll also tell you that one in every four will
be afflicted with this disease,
and yet, somehow, we seem to have put it in a little bit of the background.
- Jim Valvano

Time is very precious to me.
I don't know how much I have left and I have some things
that I would like to say.
Hopefully, at the end, I will have said something that
will be important to other people too.
- Jim Valvano

I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul
for thinking bad things about him.
He said, of course not.
I said, well, I think you stink.
And he gave me a technical.
You can't trust em.
- Jim Valvano

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.
- Christie Hefner

The best money advice ever given me was from my father.
When I was a little girl, he told me,
'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
- Dinah Shore

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal,
with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
- John Ciardi

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

I know that I will never find my father in any other
man who comes into my life,
because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.
- Halle Berry

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
- Kent Nerburn

Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill.
- Michael Reagan

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

I'm a father.
It isn't just my life any more.
I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or
seeing his father completely smashed.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

The only important thing I have to say is that my father
never fought against his country.
- Zinedine Zidane

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

No matter how old we become, we can still call them
'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them.
- Desmond Morris

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all.
And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
- Anthony Quinn

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee


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