Bill Russell Quote
“Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.”
Referring to Arturo Ui (representing Adolf Hitler), in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1941)
“I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”
―J. D. Salinger
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1955)
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
Born: February 12, 1934 (age 85)
Bio: William Felton Bill Russell is a retired American professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. A five-time winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and a twelve-time All-Star, Russell was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty that won eleven NBA Championships during Russell's thirteen-year career.