"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."