"When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden."
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Albert Einstein
"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Harvey Fierstein
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Willie Nelson
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Zig Ziglar
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on John Wooden
"I was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. That's not normal, even for my age."
"Today's youth are told to get rich or die trying and they really shouldn't take that attitude forward with them."
"The '80s made up for all the abuse I took during the '70s. I outlived all my critics. By the time I retired, everybody saw me as a venerable institution. Things do change."
"My grandfather and my uncle both died from colorectal cancer, my dad almost died from it and I have the gene for it."
"I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream."
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