Quotes by Bill Walton

Bill Walton

American basketball player

Alive from: 1952-

Category: Sports

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    A lot of people understand what not saying anything means, so, in effect, not saying anything is really saying a lot.
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    At 49, I can say something I never would have said when I was a player, that I'm a better person because of my failures and disgraces.
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    Basketball is one of those rare opportunities where you can make a difference, not only for yourself, but for other people as well.
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    I've had 36 orthopedic operations, have two fused ankles, my knees, hands and wrists don't work, I now have a fused spine, other than that, everything is great.
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    Life is easy when you're hot. But what happens when the ball bounces the other way? You just keep getting back up and climbing up.
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    Music is critical in our lives and culture. It's the inspiration that drives us. It's also the window to our souls. It's a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we're going.
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    My bike is my gym, my wheelchair and my church all in one. I'd like to ride my bike all day long but I've got this thing called a job that keeps getting in the way.
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    My life changed irrevocably four-and-a-half years ago when my spine failed and collapsed. I spent two years on the floor, in excruciating, debilitating and unrelenting pain. I can only describe the pain as being submerged into a vat of scalding acid that has an electric current running through it. And you can never get out, ever.
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    That's what makes it so fun to be on a team. You're sitting at your house, thinking up this wild, crazy stuff as to how it's going to go, and the other guys are sitting at their houses doing the same thing.
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    The Grateful Dead, they're my best friends. Their message of hope, peace, love, teamwork, creativity, imagination, celebration, the dance, the vision, the purpose, the passion all of the things I believe in makes me the luckiest Deadhead in the world.
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    The great thing about being a broadcaster is you have this incredible responsibility to the people that make it all happen, the people that turn on the television set.
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    We can never thank David Stern enough. His vision to use basketball to improve the quality of our lives to make this world a better and saner place, that guy, is the most important man in the history of basketball.
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    Well, we've made some changes on this tour. We're no longer sleeping in the parking lots and swimming in the fountains. We've been staying in hotels most of the way, though I will say some hotels have declined to take us because we're just having too much fun.
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    When you are in unrelenting, excruciating and debilitating pain that never goes away for years on end, your life is over.
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    Without question, no hesitation, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the best player I ever played against.
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