"In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Abraham Lincoln
"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."