Michael Jordan Quotes (41 quotes)
“I've missed over 9,000 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. And that is why I succeed.”
As quoted in Nike Culture : The Sign of the Swoosh (1998), by Robert Goldman and Stephen Papson, p. 49
Hall of Fame induction address, 2009
As quoted in: Workplace writing (Prentice Hall, 1999), p. 86, "Teamwork (by Michael Jordan)"
“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.”
As quoted in "Esquire: The Magazine for Men, Volume 114" (1990), p. 214
“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.”
As quoted in: Jet Magazine, Volume 73, Part 2 (1988), p. 174
Jordan, Michael. I Can't Accept Not Trying : Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. p. 12
Probably paraphrased from "I've looked at every experience I've had, negative and positive, and take them as positive." - http://youtu.be/gfvuF5qf9v0?t=4m51s
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Born: February 17, 1963 (age 55)
Bio: Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats. His biography on the National Basketball Association website states, By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.