"There was a perception of me, and I earned it because I was really intense, really gruff. I treated certain people poorly at times. It was because of who I was. It was almost my strength. I came in all business. I tried to find ways to fit in with that demeanor, but it's not easy."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Kirk Gibson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Kirk Gibson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Kirk Gibson on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Kirk Gibson on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Kirk Gibson on Ernest Hemingway
"I'm not out here to win a beauty contest."
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