"He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures."


"A God's mask have ye hung in front of you, ye "pure ones": into a God's mask hath your execrable coiling snake crawled.

Verily ye deceive, ye "contemplative ones!" Even Zarathustra was once the dupe of your godlike exterior; he did not divine the serpent's coil with which it was stuffed.

A God's soul, I once thought I saw playing in your games, ye pure discerners! No better arts did I once dream of than your arts!

Serpents' filth and evil odour, the distance concealed from me: and that a lizard's craft prowled thereabouts lasciviously.

But I came NIGH unto you: then came to me the day,--and now cometh it to you,--at an end is the moon's love affair!

See there! Surprised and pale doth it stand--before the rosy dawn!

For already she cometh, the glowing one,--HER love to the earth cometh! Innocence and creative desire, is all solar love!

See there, how she cometh impatiently over the sea! Do ye not feel the thirst and the hot breath of her love?

At the sea would she suck, and drink its depths to her height: now riseth the desire of the sea with its thousand breasts.

Kissed and sucked WOULD it be by the thirst of the sun; vapour WOULD it become, and height, and path of light, and light itself!

Verily, like the sun do I love life, and all deep seas.

And this meaneth TO ME knowledge: all that is deep shall ascend--to my height!"

(Thus spake Zarathustra)

"The snake is proud: it lies only outwardly, not inwardly. The dog is not proud at all. The snake strikes surely; the strength of knowledge is greatest in it."
(Otto Weininger)

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"An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence.
It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events,
and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future.
It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with.
It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead."
(Carl G. Jung)



"There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals, but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade away and you become a fleeting moment in life."

"I got by on talent. That was my fatal mistake."

"I accomplished what I set out to do, but I lost my discipline and my career."

"I lived my life one way for 35 years, for me. And then the focus came in on what I really was."

"Most of my career was negative."

"It's hard when your father's the coach. Sometimes you don't know where one leaves off and the other begins."

"My life had no meaning at all. I found only brief interludes of satisfaction. It was like my whole life had been about basketball."

"Now if you'll forget about the girls and cars and listen to me you can accomplish things that you never thought were possible. I don't care if you're short, slow, tall, or small. You can play with the best of them if you'll dedicate yourself to becoming better."

"You see this small circle on the ball? The size of this tiny circle represents everything that I know about basketball. But the size of this ball represents everything about the game that has never been dicovered."



"Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart."

"Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts."

"Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together."

"Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength."

"I gave it my body and mind, but I have kept my soul."

"If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball."

"Basketball, unlike football with its prescribed routes, is an improvisational game, similar to jazz. If someone drops a note, someone else must step into the vacuum and drive the beat that sustains the team."

"Yes, victory is sweet, but it doesn't necessarily make life any easier the next season or even the next day."

My philosophy is that you don't motivate players with speeches, you have motivated players that you draft. That's where they come in and those are the guys that are competitive. You can not teach competitiveness.