Music is really something that makes people whole.
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The type of leukemia that I am dealing with is treatable. So if I do what my doctors tell me to do - get my blood checked regularly, take my meds and consult with my doctor and follow any additional instructions he might make - I will be able to maintain my good health and live my life with a minimum of disruptions to my lifestyle.
I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.
In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature.
I did a book in 1996, an overview of black history. In that process I became more aware of a lot of the black inventors of the 19th century.
I have to say I have an incredible musical education because of my father.
If not for the success that medicine has made, I might be part of a much different story right now.
I am highly offended by the total lack of acknowledgement of my contribution to Laker success.
The '80s made up for all the abuse I took during the '70s. I outlived all my critics. By the time I retired, everybody saw me as a venerable institution. Things do change.
This is what I would have done if I had to have a real job: I would have been a history teacher.
Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted.
I always separated sports and my personal life.
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
If money grew on trees, hustlers wouldn't need incentives.
Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
I think the personal relationships I established mattered in terms of what I was able to get done. And I did bring women's issues to the center of our foreign policy.
We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world.
I will perform My Heart Will Go On for the rest of my life and it will always remain a very emotional experience for me.
Even just once, try to be the ray of sunshine in a person's dark cloud. It won't hurt.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.