37 Mind-Blowing Magic Johnson Quotes

Magic Johnson is an American professional basketball player and current President of Basketball Operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. He served 13 seasons as the point guard for the Lakers and inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Here is a look at the best Magic Johnson quotes that will get you inspired.

“A woman always remembers. Remember that.”

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.”

“Any guy who can maintain a positive attitude without much playing time certainly earns my respect.”

“As an athlete, I understood the value of my health insurance. I knew that in my profession, injuries were common and could happen at any time.”

“Because if you’re going to lose, lose. I’m serious.”

“Being able to touch so many people through my businesses and make money while doing it, is a huge blessing.”


“Everybody on a championship team doesn’t get publicity, but everyone can say he’s a champion.”

“For me, it always goes back to something I learned in basketball. There’s winning and there’s losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what’s never been acceptable to me is quitting.”

“HIV changed my life, but it doesn’t keep me from living.”

“I am a businessman. This is what I do each and every day. I love it. I love coming to work. I never have a bad day.”

“I grew up poor, but I didn’t have poor dreams.”

“I guess when people ask what is the biggest transition to the NBA from college, it is definitely defense and the mental part.”

“I love to be in the ballpark. I love to just go in and enjoy a great baseball game, a great pitchers’ duel.”

“I motivate others by making sure that they understand to go after their dreams and don’t let anyone tell you you cant. If you are motivated enough and put the work in that you can achieve anything in life that you set your mind to.”

“I never think that there’s something I can’t do, whether it’s beating my opponent one on one or practicing another hour because something about my game
is just not right.”

“I only know how to play two ways: reckless and abandon.”

“I think you just have to keep knocking down doors, you have to keep being aggressive, and even if somebody says ‘No’, then you have to knock on the next door.”

“I want to be here for a long time, so I am going to do everything I have to do to be here.”

“If people around you aren’t going anywhere, if their dreams are no bigger than hanging out on the corner, or if they’re dragging you down, get rid of them.”

“If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have.”

“If the community is happy, then they support your business and if your business is doing well, then you can give back even more to the community.”

“If you’re a competitive person, that stays with you. You don’t stop. You always look over your shoulder.”

“I’m a big believer in dreaming. If you don’t dream it, you can’t become it.”

“I’m at peace with myself. The main thing is not letting people dictate what I do or what I am.”

“In life, winning and losing will both happen. What is never acceptable is quitting.”

“It’s a burden trying to keep a secret. It’s hard. It probably takes more out of you trying to hold it and keep it than it does for you to really let it out.”

“Just celebrate the life you had, not the life you could’ve had.”

“Life doesnt stop because something happens to you.”

“My diet is mostly chicken and fish. I make sure I get a lot of vegetables, a lot of fruit. I am a big fruit man, I am a vegetable man anyway. And I also get a lot of rest. That’s the key I may be up early, but I’m in bed early too.”

“My father was a great example of a strong and good man and Christian man, and my mother taught all my six sisters how to be young ladies and mothers and how to take care of your family.”

“Research your idea. See if there’s a demand. A lot of people have great ideas, but they don’t know if there’s a need for it. You also have to research your competition.”

“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.”

“They said playing basketball would kill me. Well, not playing basketball was killing me.”

“When I’m under the gun and I’ve got pressure on me, I don’t panic. I look for the right solution, and then I go for it.”

“When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.”

“Young people want you to be real with them.”

“You’re the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.”

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