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Larry Bird Quote of the Day

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon PHOTO

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you always got.
- Mark Twain PHOTO

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline
when you're a winner, when you're number one.
What you've got to have is faith and discipline
when you're not yet a winner.
- Vince Lombardi

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

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you
before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

None of us got where we are solely by
pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
- Thurgood Marshall

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

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You've got to grow up sometime.
- Winona Ryder

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has,
we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
- Bill Gates

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's
obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.
He's got a kind of presence.
- Nick Price

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
- Bill Gates

You're just left with yourself all the time,
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your
own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate.
- John Lennon

I wasn't always black...
there was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.
- Bill Cosby

I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.
- Antonio Villaraigosa

No man who worships education has got the best out of education...
Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed,
but while it holds good
it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles,
because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering
why Daddy was kissing someone else.
- Chevy Chase

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
- John Lennon

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

Anybody who thinks money will make you happy,
hasn't got money.
- David Geffen

The toughest thing about success is that you've got
to keep on being a success.
- Irving Berlin

If you can change three lives in 10,
three lives in a hundred,
that's got to be good, hasn't it?
- Ian Botham

He's got an overall flair for the game.
It looks to me like he really loves what he does and
he can't wait to get up in the morning,
go hit some balls and go play.
- Gary McCord

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got.
Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake

Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious
goals to improve efficiency of our cars.
What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
- Jay Inslee

She got her looks from her father.
He's a plastic surgeon.
- Groucho Marx

I got the bill for my surgery.
Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
- James H. Boren

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even
if it leads to the president.
I'm innocent.
You've got to believe I'm innocent.
If you don't, take my job.
- Richard M. Nixon

If you've got a talent, protect it.
- Jim Carrey

I don't think we're going to save anything if we go
around talking about saving plants and animals only;
we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
- Jim Fowler

When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches.
My dad loves being around all kinds of animals.
He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.
- Paris Hilton

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
- Langston Hughes

Most people never run far enough on their first wind
to find out they've got a second.
- William James

I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown.
- Diane Cilento

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov


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