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All Quotes by author - Shaquille O'Neal
" And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else, not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because he is a famous basketball player. I want to really learn the business. "
" Art is a process of delivering or arranging elements that appeal to the emotions of a person looking at it. It's what you feel. "
" As a youngster, my mother and father always drilled into my head having something to fall back on. My father was kind of funny. I'd score 40 points. I'd come home and say, 'Look dad, I scored 40.' He'd never have a smile on his face. He'd be like, 'I saw that move you did. What if you'd hurt your knee?' "
" Because I'm so big, you have to look at me. I think of myself as a monument. But sometimes I like to feel small. "
" Being here feels like I'm out of prison. This is the right place, the right time, the right team. "
" But, hey I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me. "
" But that is the only thing that slows me down is the system. No one, two or three was big enough to slow me down, only the system. It was the system that slowed me down to make my numbers fall. Not because I am older. "
" Can I go one day without somebody saying something negative about me? "
" Challenge me. Treat me like a game of checkers and play me. That's all I'm asking, just play me. Treat me like Sega and play me. "
" David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA and let the moms decide what the dress code should be. I asked my mother if I could wear a chain, and she told me yeah. So I do stuff that my parents allow me to do. "
" Donald Trump is a great friend, and he has four or five Picassos on his plane. And that's where I would look at them. "
" Everything happens for a reason. I'm used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what's right for them and their family. "
" Every time I do something silly, it comes off really funny because it's natural. "
" For all my friends in the media who like quotes, mark this quote down. From this day on I'd like to be known as 'The Big Aristotle' because Aristotle once said, 'Excellence is not a singular act; it's a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.' "
" Generals don't panic; then the troops never panic. "
" I am the number one Ninja and I have killed all the Shoguns in front of me. "
" I average 25 with three guys on me and they are just looking at stats I guess. "
" I don't believe that I personally have been changed by the money. The bad thing is people assume you've changed because now you have money. "
" I don't get nervous in any situation. There's no such thing as nerves when you're playing games. "
" I don't know anything about cars. I can promise you that. "
" I do what I do. Always. "
" If I were a painter, you'd be calling me Shaqcasso. "
" If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman. "
" I guess people think the taller you are the more dominant you have to be. "
" I had an awful first quarter but I picked it up. To all you single guys out there, it's not how you start the date, it's how you finish it sir. A lot of people can, you know, start the date with flowers and candy, but if you don't finish the date - you know what I mean? "
" I have never been a shooter. "
" I just want to keep people entertained. "
" I knew I was dog meat. Luckily, I'm the high-priced dog meat that everybody wants. I'm the good-quality dog meat. I'm the Alpo of the NBA. "
" I love race car drivers, I love gymnastics, I love UFC, I love police officers, I love firefighters. I just try to give them the same enjoyment they give me. "
" I'm a mama's boy above all. "
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