"While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Larry Bird on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Larry Bird on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Larry Bird on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Larry Bird on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Larry Bird on William Shakespeare
"The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson."
"Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around."
"Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players."
"Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got."
"I really don't like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it."