Michael Jordan Quotes

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Born: February 17, 1963, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Basketball player

1.
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
- Michael Jordan

2.
As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

3.
Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That's truly about the game, and in some ways that's about life too.
- Michael Jordan

4.
Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.
- Michael Jordan

5.
For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you have accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.
- Michael Jordan

6.
Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet.
- Michael Jordan

7.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
- Michael Jordan

8.
I can't speak for the future. I have no crystal ball.
- Michael Jordan

9.
I hope the millions of people I've touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.
- Michael Jordan

10.
I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges.
- Michael Jordan

11.
I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life.
- Michael Jordan

12.
I wasn't really a work conscious type of person.
- Michael Jordan

13.
I'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal.
- Michael Jordan

14.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
- Michael Jordan

15.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
- Michael Jordan

16.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
- Michael Jordan

17.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
- Michael Jordan

18.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

19.
In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.
- Michael Jordan

20.
In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.
- Michael Jordan

21.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
- Michael Jordan

22.
Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.
- Michael Jordan

23.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
- Michael Jordan

24.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

25.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
- Michael Jordan

26.
The best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are.
- Michael Jordan

27.
The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
- Michael Jordan

28.
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.
- Michael Jordan

29.
Ultimately, if you can say that I'm a bad owner and we're winning championships, I can live with that. But if we're not making the playoffs and we're spending and losing money, then I have to look in the mirror and say maybe I'm not taking the necessary steps to doing what it takes to run an organization.
- Michael Jordan

30.
When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it's time for me to move away from the game.
- Michael Jordan

31.
When I was playing before I retired, I never really understood the appreciation and the respect that people gave me. People had treated me like a god or something, and that was very embarrassing.
- Michael Jordan

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