"Fun is to experience things you would not have been able to experience in any other setting."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Mike Krzyzewski on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Mike Krzyzewski on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Mike Krzyzewski on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Mike Krzyzewski on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Mike Krzyzewski on Mark Twain
"To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless."
"In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure."
"I think some parents now look at a youngster failing as the final thing. It's a process, and failure is part of the process. I would like it if the teacher and the parents would connect more. I think that used to be, but we're losing a little bit of that right now."
"I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport."
"I've been so fortunate in my life that my family has never been jealous of my success. They have shown true love and commitment to me by being supportive. They shared in it."