Bill Walton Quotes

Bill walton quotes

No one missed more basketball in the history of NBA than I did. I played 14 seasons, on the roster for 14 years, and I missed more than nine-and-a-half full seasons.

-Bill Walton

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

-Bill Walton

Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going.

-Bill Walton

When you are in unrelenting, excruciating and debilitating pain that never goes away for years on end, your life is over.

-Bill Walton

You don’t win championships by just being normal, by just being average.

-Bill Walton

Life is easy when you’re hot. But what happens when the ball bounces the other way? You just keep getting back up and climbing up.

-Bill Walton

The Grateful Dead, they’re my best friends. Their message of hope, peace, love, teamwork, creativity, imagination, celebration, the dance, the vision, the purpose, the passion all of the things I believe in makes me the luckiest Deadhead in the world.

-Bill Walton

I had the only beard in the Western Hemisphere that made Bob Dylan’s look good.

-Bill Walton

Basketball is one of those rare opportunities where you can make a difference, not only for yourself, but for other people as well.

-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

My life changed irrevocably four-and-a-half years ago when my spine failed and collapsed. I spent two years on the floor, in excruciating, debilitating and unrelenting pain. I can only describe the pain as being submerged into a vat of scalding acid that has an electric current running through it. And you can never get out, ever.

-Bill Walton

The great thing about being a broadcaster is you have this incredible responsibility to the people that make it all happen, the people that turn on the television set.

-Bill Walton

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

-Bill Walton

 

 

I can think. I can sleep. I can move. I can ride my bike. I can dream.

-Bill Walton

I lived to play basketball. Growing up as a kid, Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics were my favorite team. The way they played, the teamwork, the sacrifice, the commitment, the joy, the camaraderie, the relationship with the fans.

-Bill Walton

I have nothing but respect for the Lakers. So many of their legends shaped who I am as a person and player.

-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

I grew up in an non-athletic family, where my parents were interested in music, in literature, in education and art.

-Bill Walton

Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going.

-Bill Walton

Being a broadcaster encompasses the business of sport, which is my life today, and it encompasses the skills of being a history student, and the ability of being a performer.

-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

I’ve had 36 orthopedic operations, have two fused ankles, my knees, hands and wrists don’t work, I now have a fused spine, other than that, everything is great.

-Bill Walton

 

 

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