Jim Valvano Quotes

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Born: March 10, 1946, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Durham, North Carolina, USA, April 28, 1993
Occupation: Basketball coach

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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