"I have to say I have an incredible musical education because of my father."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Oscar Wilde
"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."