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Larry Bird Quotes and Sayings

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When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball.
- Larry Bird

The one thing that always bothered me when I played
in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me.
- Larry Bird

But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever.
- Larry Bird

I really don't like talking about money.
All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.
- Larry Bird

 

I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.
- Larry Bird

I've been around a while.
I kinda know these things.
- Larry Bird

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents,
works his tail off to develop them into skills,
and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
- Larry Bird

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It doesn't matter who scores the points,
it's who can get the ball to the scorer.
- Larry Bird

Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there,
and you can't do it by loafing around.
- Larry Bird

I don't know if I practiced more than anybody,
but I sure practiced enough.
I still wonder if somebody - somewhere -
was practicing more than me.
- Larry Bird

What's better? Dogs or broomsticks? I mean will the world really ever know?
- Larry Bird

I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time,
somehow things will work out in the end.
- Larry Bird

As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me -
red,
yellow, black.
I just didn't want a white guy guarding me,
because it's disrespect to my game.
- Larry Bird

The best players will play.
That's the way it will always be.
- Larry Bird

The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson.
- Larry Bird

Push yourself again and again.
Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
- Larry Bird

If there was a payment to the bank due,
and we needed shoes, she'd get the shoes,
and then deal with them guys at the bank.
I don't mean she wouldn't pay the bank,
but the children always came first.
- Larry Bird

While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use,
he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever
fewer external directions.
He will discard formula after formula,
until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course.
- Larry Bird

Leadership is getting players to believe in you.
If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to,
you'd better go out there and do it.
Players will see right through a phony.
And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got.
- Larry Bird

Leadership is diving for a loose ball,
getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved.
It's being able to take it as well as dish it out.
That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.
- Larry Bird

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha PHOTO

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed) PHOTO

Keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.
Don't race around.
Sure and steady gets you there every time.
- Neale Donald Walsch

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

There is a crack in everything,
that's how the light gets in.
- Leonard Cohen

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

When one gets angry, it is always angry AT someone -
perhaps a friend or spouse, perhaps a stranger,
perhaps the nameless "they" - "those people at the bank wronged me,"
perhaps God, or perhaps oneself.
In any case, when one gets angry,
they want to find someone to be "responsible" for what happened.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind
and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The early bird gets the worm,
but the second mouse gets the cheese.
- Anonymous

When life gets you down -
just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.
- Anonymous humor

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

It's cookies, he smells like cookies,
and the smell gets stronger when he's in heat.
- the movie Michael

Everybody gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
- Hunter S. Thompson

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
- Josh Billings

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation.
It gets the hurt out in the open into the light,
out of the darkness.
- Reba McEntire

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket
and rejoices that the system works.
- Bill Vaughan

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry
always gets the best of the argument.
- Voltaire

Everything that gets born dies.
- Morrie Schwartz

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
- Robert Frost

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie

Business is never so healthy as when,
like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
- Henry Ford

A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
- Bobby Darin

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.
The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
- Agatha Christie

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
- David Ogden Stiers

Don't let your ego get too close to your position,
so that if your position gets shot down,
your ego doesn't go with it.
- Colin Powell

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea.
It's the person who gets out of the shower,
dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
- Nolan Bushnell

My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel.
I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping
bag down in the basement.
It's humiliating.
- Ben Affleck

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about,
he goes off and gets married.
- Robert Frost

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
- J. Paul Getty

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife
an electric skillet for her birthday.
- Erma Bombeck

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
- Albert Einstein

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead.
Worry gets you no place.
- Roy Acuff

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever,
and generally stopping before it gets there.
- Agnes Repplier

Religion often gets in the way of God.
- Bono

Nobody ever gets to see what could have been.
- the 2010 movie Charlie St. Cloud

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.
Everything gets reduced to essentials.
- Meryl Streep


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