Magic Johnson Quotes

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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.

-Magic Johnson

I’m proudest of my life off the court. There will always be great basketball players who bounce that little round ball, but my proudest moments are affecting people’s lives, effecting change, being a role model in the community.

-Magic Johnson

Sometimes friends move apart from each other for whatever reason.

-Magic Johnson

You don’t have to be Magic to be special. You’re already special, you’re you.

-Magic Johnson

God blessed me with two unbelievable parents, and I am just like both of them. I have the smile and charisma of my mother and the big heart of my mom, because she wants to save the world and help the world, so I am just like her.

-Magic Johnson

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

-Magic Johnson

I tell people to look at me and understand that everybody first told me that I couldn’t be a 6-foot, 9-inch point guard, and I proved them wrong. Then they told me I couldn’t be a businessman and make money in urban America, and I proved them wrong. And they thought I couldn’t win all these championships, and I proved them wrong there as well.

-Magic Johnson

Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.

-Magic Johnson

I’ve always been a leader my whole life. I’ve always led. I didn’t know how to do anything else.

-Magic Johnson

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.

-Magic Johnson

Every kid, every minority kid can be so successful if they focus on their education.

-Magic Johnson

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

-Magic Johnson

I have a fond place in my heart for Seattle, so I hope that an NBA team comes back to this great city, this great sports city.

-Magic Johnson

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

-Magic Johnson

I like to take walks in the park by myself, where no one can bother me and I can think.

-Magic Johnson

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

-Magic Johnson

 

 

A lot of black guys always ask me, ‘Did Larry Bird really play that good?’ I said, ‘Larry Bird is so good it’s frightening.’

-Magic Johnson

Manhood is taking care of your family and being able to bless other people. Not yourself – but whether you can bless other people.

-Magic Johnson

I’ll hear people say every so often that having HIV must not be so bad – ‘Just look at Magic and how well he’s doing.’

-Magic Johnson

I am and will always be a Laker for life.

-Magic Johnson

Young people want you to be real with them.

-Magic Johnson

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

-Magic Johnson

I got blessed from my mom. She’s the personality; she’s the one who smiled, so I took on part of her, and who also wanted to help and save the world. Then I took on part of my dad, who is tough.

-Magic Johnson

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.

-Magic Johnson

No one plans to get sick or hurt – I certainly didn’t – but most people will need medical care at some point in their lives.

-Magic Johnson

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

-Magic Johnson

I respect women to the utmost.

-Magic Johnson

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.

-Magic Johnson

I thank Him every chance I get – on my knees praying.

-Magic Johnson

I was around when my father finished the last payment of his house. I remember like it was yesterday. He had worked all those years to own that house and he cried. He was so excited and so happy and I want to see other people get that feeling, too.

-Magic Johnson

I’m from there. You know, when you grow up with these people and see them every day and then you look at the numbers it was easy; it was a no-brainer. And when Sony took a look, it was a no-brainer to them, too.

-Magic Johnson

 

 

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