Connect with us

Quotes & Sayings

Top 100 Michael Jordan Quotes & Sayings



Here is a list of Top 100 Micheal Jordan Quotes & Sayings.


Michael Jordan Quotes & Sayings


“The key to success is failure.”


“I want to be the bridge to the next generation.”


“Live the moment for the moment.”


“Enjoy every minute of life. Never second-guess life.”


“Heart is what separates the good from the great.”


“I know the signs of scaredness.”


“Learning’s a gift, even when pain is your teacher.”


“Make It Happen.”


“I’ve never been afraid to fail.”


“I want to play for years.”


“Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”


“Not every flying hero has a cape.”


“If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit.”


“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.”


“I’ve never lost a game, I just ran out of time.”


“I never thought a role model should be negative.”


“I Own the guy guarding me.”


“Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.”


“All I knew is that I never wanted to be average.”


“People ask me if I could fly, I said, “yeah…. for a little while.”


“Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.”


“To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.”


“There’s only one Michael Jordan.”


“Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have.”


“I can accept failure but I can’t accept not trying.”


“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”


“The more you sweat in practice the less you bleed in battle.”


“I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent.”


“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.”


“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”


“Practice like you’ve never won. Play like you’ve never lost.”


“There is no ‘I’ in team but there is in win.”


“If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.”


“I play because I love the game. I work hard because I love winning.”


“I failed so therefore I succeed.”


“If you do the work, you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.”


“In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.”


“The best come from the worst.”


“What is love? Love is playing every game as if it’s your last!”


“I will not quit this game because of what the media has done to me.”


“It’s a habit of mine now, noticing labels, logos, shoes.”


“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”


“I can’t speak for the future. I have no crystal ball.”


“Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you’re in a fight.”


“My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.”


“Failure is acceptable. but not trying is a whole different ball park.”


“Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.”


“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”


“I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.”


“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”


“Don’t let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in.”


“My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline.”


“Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.”


“I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.”


“They don’t need a ticket to watch you sitting on the bench. They can go to your house for that.”


“The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.”


“I realize that I’m black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody’s wish.”


“If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid.”


“The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.”


“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”


“There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.”


“It’s absolutely wrong that I don’t want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren’t in the room.”


“I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it.”


“I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges.”


“I’m not a Twitterer, I’m not a twerker, I’m not a Facebooker, I’m not nothing. I’m old school.”


“I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background.”


“I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder the next time.”


“How many times have your parents told you not to do things, and the next thing you know, you go do it? And you realized you shouldn’t have done it.”


“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.”


“I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life.”


“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”


“You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.”


“I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.”


“It is easy to choose a path of anonymity and lead an empty life. But to strive hard and lead an impactful life, one needs a burning desire to realize dreams.”


“When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game.”


“The basketball court for me, during a game, is the most peaceful place I can imagine. On the basketball court, I worry about nothing. When I’m out there, no one can bother me.”


“It’s heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody. My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can. People may not agree with that. I can’t live with what everyone’s impression of what I should or what I shouldn’t do.”


“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.”


“The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.”


“I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.”


“I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.”


“Every time I feel tired while I am exercising and training, I close my eyes to see that picture, to see that list with my name. This usually motivates me to work again.”


“One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don’t laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”


“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don’t do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.”


“When I was young, I had to learn the fundamentals of basketball. You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals.”


“My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said you never know what you can accomplish until you try.”


“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.”


“I would tell players to relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus.”


“The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether it’s proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing.”


“My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, to dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect.”


“The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day you have to be in a good mood, because that is what people expect. You learn to get good at it.”


“You can practice shooting 8 hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.”


“Champions do not become champions when they win an event, but in the hours, weeks, and months, and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely a demonstration of their championship character.”


“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed.”


“Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That’s truly about the game, and in some ways, that’s about life too.”


“I think the players win the championship, and the organization has something to do with it, don’t get me wrong. But don’t try to put the organization above the players.”


“The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.”


Further Reading

My passion for writing comes more from reading and writing as a hobby. I am that person who loves to spend time buried in books and research. Enjoy every piece of content you see here as i am here to entertain you with creative words.