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Bill Walton Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bill Walton.

Bill Russell was my favorite player of all-time.
- Bill Walton

Life is about growth.
People are not perfect when they're 21 years old.
- Bill Walton

I had the only beard in the Western Hemisphere that
made Bob Dylan's look good.
- Bill Walton

At 49, I can say something I never would have said when I was a player,
that I'm a better person because of my failures and disgraces.
- Bill Walton

 

I don't sleep much.
I'm on the go.
My mind is racing.
My wife says my mind is like the rolling dials on a slot machine.
So, yeah, I think about everything.
- Bill Walton

Well, we've made some changes on this tour.
We're no longer sleeping in the parking lots and swimming in the fountains.
We've been staying in hotels most of the way,
though I will say some hotels have declined to take
us because we're just having too much fun.
- Bill Walton

That's what makes it so fun to be on a team.
You're sitting at your house, thinking up this wild,
crazy stuff as to how it's going to go,
and the other guys are sitting at their houses doing the same thing.
- Bill Walton

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A lot of people understand what not saying anything means,
so, in effect, not saying anything is really saying a lot.
- Bill Walton

Without question, no hesitation, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
was the best player I ever played against.
- Bill Walton

But you have to understand, my beard is so nasty.
I mean, it's the only beard in the history of Western
civilization that makes Bob Dylan's beard look good.
- Bill Walton

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

To the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world.
- Anonymous (attributed to Bill Wilson, Brandi Snyder and others)

There is no labor a person does that is undignified;
if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

The past is a ghost, the future a dream,
and all we ever have is now.
- Bill Cosby

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage:
the wife is in charge.
- Bill Cosby

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

That married couples can live together day after day
is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Gray hair is God's graffiti.
- Bill Cosby

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

The main goal of the future is to stop violence.
The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.
- Bill Cosby

Immortality is a long shot, I admit.
But somebody has to be first.
- Bill Cosby

When you become senile, you won't know it.
- Bill Cosby

It isn't a matter of black is beautiful as much as
it is white is not all that's beautiful.
- Bill Cosby

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

Any man today who returns from work,
sinks into a chair,
and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.
- Bill Cosby

I am proud to be an American.
Because an American can eat anything on the face of
this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.
- Bill Cosby

I wasn't always black...
there was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.
- Bill Cosby

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of
you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns,
then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
- Bill Cosby

No matter how calmly you try to referee,
parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior,
and I'm not talking about the kids.
Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

Poets have said that the reason to have children is
to give yourself immortality.
Immortality? Now that I have five children,
my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
- Bill Cosby

A word to the wise ain't necessary -
it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
- Bill Cosby

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

As a private lawyer, I could bill $750 an hour,
but I don't.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

I got the bill for my surgery.
Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
- James H. Boren

Procrastination is like a credit card:
it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
- Christopher Parker

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

Always end the name of your child with a vowel,
so that when you yell, the name will carry.
- Bill Cosby

Bill Gates is a very rich man today...
and do you want to know why? The answer is one word:
versions.
- Dave Barry

Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry.
He decides who's going to build.
- Larry Ellison

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
- Bill Cosby

There are only two things we should fight for.
One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
- Smedley Butler

I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights.
Decisions ought to be made by doctors,
not accountants.
- Charles Schumer

A Bill of Rights is what the people are
entitled to against every government,
and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
- Thomas Jefferson

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries
of a large research staff to study the problem.
- Bill Vaughan

I make money because I have to pay for everything apart from my school fees.
My mother even makes me pay my own telephone bill.
- Ivana Trump

An energy tax punishes senior citizens,
it punishes rural Americans, if you use electricity it punishes you.
This bill will increase your cost of living and may kill your job.
- Newt Gingrich


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