"I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on C. S. Lewis
"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."