"I was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. That's not normal, even for my age."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Robert Frost
"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."
"I have to say I have an incredible musical education because of my father."