"I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up. Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts."
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."Mike Krzyzewski on Albert Einstein
"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."Mike Krzyzewski on Harvey Fierstein
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."Mike Krzyzewski on Willie Nelson
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."Mike Krzyzewski on Zig Ziglar
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."Mike Krzyzewski on John Wooden
"To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless."
"Fun is to experience things you would not have been able to experience in any other setting."
"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."