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Julius Erving Quotes and Sayings

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And I continued to grow until I was 25 years old.
- Julius Erving

I pulled the plug on it at a time that I thought was right for me to exit.
- Julius Erving

Being a typical Pisces, I might have experienced mood shifts,
but I don't remember any depression,
or needing to do anything,
or to have someone bring me out of being depressed.
- Julius Erving

I keep both eyes on my man.
The basket hasn't moved on me yet.
- Julius Erving

 

In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball,
and the most valuable player in the league.
- Julius Erving

When the crowd appreciates you, it encourages you to be a little more daring,
I think.
- Julius Erving

I always try to keep a pretty conservative demeanor on the court.
- Julius Erving

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Goals determine what you're going to be.
- Julius Erving

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life -
mental,
emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.
- Julius Erving

With the crowds on your side, it's easier to play up to your potential.
- Julius Erving

One of the things in the back of my mind is that,
after my sports experience, I never want to be,
totally consumed by any one endeavor,
other than my family life.
- Julius Erving

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important,
and a lot greater, than popularity.
- Julius Erving

In a lot of areas of my life, particularly in my teenage years,
I began to think about the world, and to think about
the universe as being a part of my conscious everyday life.
- Julius Erving

Every team that I've played on, I've either been the captain or co-captain.
- Julius Erving

I think I started learning lessons about being a good
person long before I ever knew what basketball was.
And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.
- Julius Erving

If you don't do what's best for your body,
you're the one who comes up on the short end.
- Julius Erving

I came from a broken home, so my mom was a major influence in my life.
- Julius Erving

When handling the ball, I always would look for daylight,
wherever there was daylight.
- Julius Erving

I had to spend countless hours, above and beyond the basic time,
to try and perfect the fundamentals.
- Julius Erving

To be great we need to win games we aren't supposed to win.
- Julius Erving

One of the commitments that I personally have now is
to a diverse approach to buying businesses,
and the operation of those businesses.
- Julius Erving

If you've experienced having control,
you don't want to be moved to a subordinate position,
if you have your druthers.
- Julius Erving

I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game,
and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
I felt real good about it.
I felt that this was the beginning of something good.
- Julius Erving

They are taking steps, but they are baby steps.
- Julius Erving

Right up until the time I retired at age 37,
I felt like there were still things that I could do better.
- Julius Erving

If you get depressed about being the second-best team in the world,
then you've got a problem.
- Julius Erving

Teachers are sort of faced with a thankless task,
because no matter how good they are,
unless they find a way to personally rationalize the rewards of their effort,
nobody else is really going to do it for them en masse.
- Julius Erving

I liked the game, I enjoyed the game,
and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards
to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing,
and that I could possibly make a priority in my life,
versus other sports.
- Julius Erving

If you do things with a certain type of result and
cause a certain type of reaction or effect,
then you increase your market value.
It's very much a competition for the entertainment dollar,
and that's never been more clearly evident than in today's NBA game.
- Julius Erving

When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and
really sitting on top of the world.
Family life, a professional career, plenty of friends and associates,
and a good reputation, a wish list that could be the envy of many.
- Julius Erving

That was just my own personal program:
I didn't want to get too high over the good moments
because I didn't want to be saddened and depressed
when things didn't go as I had planned.
- Julius Erving

There's the typical books, Moby Dick and,
I guess in my adult life I began to read biographies more than fiction.
I started to want to relate to other people's lives,
things that had really happened.
- Julius Erving

And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight -
I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball,
because I was a scrub - there were things that I liked about it.
- Julius Erving

My role models in the business were the older guys
on my team when I first got there:
Gray Scott,
Adrian Smith, Roland Taylor.
These were the guys who took me under their wing,
and really schooled me in terms of what the business was about.
- Julius Erving

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar -
a practice which is still continued.
- Helen Rowland

The Platform for Action gives due emphasis to the fact
that women globally have continued to have insufficient
access to the resources necessary to achieve economic independence.
- Jenny Shipley

I have continued systematically to study the Book of
Mormon and Bible to understand even more deeply what
God expects of me and my family while on this earth.
- Clayton Christensen

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks
draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to
handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.
- Leonard Boswell

It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general,
for it helps to form a habit of peace,
and community habits long continued become standards of conduct.
- Elihu Root

I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again.
Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet.
- Count Basie

I certainly know that this relationship could not have
continued the way it did,
when I was at the Pentagon and the president was obviously at the White House,
without Betty.
- Monica Lewinsky

Belize pledges it continued support to the aspirations
of the 23 million people of Taiwan to be full participants
in all organs and agencies of the international community.
- Said Musa

I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce,
just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels.
- Patrick White

Long after Salinger sent me away, I continued to believe
his standards and expectations were the best ones.
- Joyce Maynard

I continued to serve in Congress until 2001.
- David Minge

Then I moved down to the Bowery to this building where Debbie Harry lived.
It was there that I started combining some clothes
for her and continued doing the art and photography.
- Stephen Sprouse

I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who
married and brought up a large family,
did more service than he who continued single,
and only talked of population.
- Oliver Goldsmith

There is a serious, immediate and extraordinarily grave
threat to the continued existence of this country.
- James Forrestal

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
- Dave Barry

Dad bought me a toy drum one Christmas,
and I eventually destroyed it.
I wanted a real drum and he bought me a snare drum.
Dad continued to buy me one drum after the other.
- Keith Thibodeaux

However, I began meditating at about that time and
have continued on and off over the years.
- Daniel Goleman

In the third century after Christ the faith continued to spread.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

Maybe they continued to agree with Archie Bunker -
as I said earlier,
you can't change people's minds, but you can get them to think.
- Norman Lear

I was in jail four and a half years.
When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice,
but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I didn't really know what I was doing when I started.
I just started writing songs.
After two songs I just continued to explore it.
- Neil Young

It was sort of his 'Brando' moment -
his very 'method' moment.
He just absorbed it and continued on.
- Barry Pepper

I think that I could have been take apart if the bear market continued,
but I waited three years before I felt the bear market
was over and I was right.
- Jim Cramer

Films made in the spirit of the past continued to be made.
- Andrzej Wajda

Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society.
Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world.
She will be missed.
- Jim Costa

For a moment, nothing happened.
Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
- Douglas Adams

I ask the vice president to stop dodging the issue with legalese,
and acknowledge his continued ties with Halliburton to the American people.
- Frank Lautenberg

As a Member of Congress, I've continued my family's
tradition of focusing on education.
- Mark Kennedy

Our region's economy was built upon their entrepreneurial spirit,
and our economy still depends on the continued success
of the enterprises they have worked so hard to create.
- Doc Hastings

And at home in the United States we found continued
and increased persecution,
first of leaders of the Communist Party,
and then of all honest anti-fascists.
- Paul Robeson

When I left the show, the fans were so amazing in terms
of the outpouring of support and continued support
all that time whatever ways they could be in touch with me.
- Alice Barrett

We embrace policies that have, first and foremost,
the continued survival of the British people at their core,
and in that respect I think we are beyond left and right.
- Steve Blake

But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans
of America continued to struggle to establish a combat
badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.
- Tim Holden

After he was assassinated, his family and the men who
had served him continued the lying and began the destruction,
censoring and hiding of JFK's medical records.
- Richard Reeves

My brother had a big band in high school;
after that we continued to play together,
eventually forming a group called the Jazz Brothers,
that recorded for Riverside Records.
- Chuck Mangione


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