Shaquille O'Neal Quotes

Best 30 Quotes by Shaquille O'Neal

“Art is a process of delivering or arranging elements that appeal to the emotions of a person looking at it. It’s what you feel.”

“Challenge me. Treat me like a game of checkers and play me. That’s all I’m asking, just play me. Treat me like Sega and play me.”

“Everything happens for a reason. I’m used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what’s rights for them and their family.”

“From this day on I’d like to be known as ‘The Big Aristotle’ because Aristotle once said, ‘Excellence is not a singular act; it’s a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.’”

“I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me.”

“I don't believe that I personally have been changed by the money. The bad thing is people assume you’ve changed because now you have money.”

“I don’t believe in pressure. Pressure is when you don’t know where your next meal is coming from.”

“I don’t get nervous in any situation. There’s no such thing as nerves when you’re playing games.”

“I don’t know how it is for you earthlings, but where I’m from, strength is mental.”

“I guess people think the taller you are the more dominant you have to be.”

“I had to learn at an early age to turn criticism into motivation.”

“I really get motivated when I have doubters.”

“I want to be known as ‘The Big Shakespeare.’ It was Shakespeare that said, ‘Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them.’”

“I was taught and raised to never give up, always persevere and no excuses.”

“I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.”

“If I were a painter, you’d be calling me Shaqcasso.”

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“If you got the game, you got the game. That’s why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.”

“Kids can still call me Shaq, but adults should call me Dr. O’Neal.”

“Look up the word ‘role’ in the dictionary and you’ll see it means playing a part. That’s why I call myself a real model.”

“Me shooting 40 percent at the foul line is just God’s way of saying that nobody’s perfect. If I shot 90 percent from the line, it just wouldn’t be right.”

“My message to little kids who aspire to be anything they want to be is to listen to their parents.”

“My secret? See it, and stay focused on it.”

“Never worry about the problem, always worry about the solution.”

“One lucky shot deserves another.”

“The day I stopped worrying about stats is the day I started winning.”

“The only person who can really motivate you is you.”

“We’re focusing on the whole pie, not a slice. A slice is good, but it’s not good enough to get you fat. We’re trying to get fat.”

“When you’re in championships, it’s never about what you do. It’s always about what other people do.”

“When you’re righteous, you don’t have to tell people that you’re righteous.”

“When your general doesn’t panic, the troops don’t panic.”

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