Quotes From Shaq To Make You Think About Life

On3 imageby:Dan Morrison04/19/22


Shaquille O’Neal is better known to the world as Shaq, though he has a world of other nicknames that he was known by throughout his NBA career. For a long time, Shaq was the ideal center. More than seven feet tall, Shaq was an incredibly strong inside presence that could physically dominate opponents. He even made a habit of breaking backboards. In his NBA career, Shaq played with six different teams, winning four championships with the Lakers and Heat.

A beloved figure during his playing career, Shaq is in the Basketball Hall of Fame, FIBA Hall of Fame, and the College Basketball Hall of Fame. He has consistently appeared in TV and movies since the start of his career.

10 Best Quotes From Shaq

  1. “Me shooting 40 percent at the foul line is just God’s way of saying that nobody’s perfect. If I shot 90 percent from the line, it just wouldn’t be right.”
  2. “Probably a lack of concentration. I always hit them during practice. I just need to concentrate. Even though I shoot a lousy percentage, I beat a lot of teams from the line. You have to have mechanics. But see, what people don’t know about my wrists is my wrists don’t go all the way back. My wrists are crooked and don’t go all the way back. I’ve been practicing and working on them. You can’t do everything good.”
  3. “I am Superman. And the only thing that can kill Superman is Kryptonite. And Kryptonite doesn’t exist.”
  4. “When you’re righteous, you don’t have to tell people that you’re righteous.”
  5. “Some things you just can’t question. Like you can’t question why two plus two is four. So don’t question it, don’t try to look it up. I don’t know who made it, all I know is it was put in my head that two plus two is four. So certain things happen. Why does it rain? Why am I so sexy? I don’t know.”
  6. “I’m a combination of the Terminator and Bambi.”
  7. “If I were a painter, you’d be calling me Shaqcasso.”
  8. “I don’t believe in pressure. Pressure is when you don’t know where your next meal is coming from.”
  9. “Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. you are what you repeatedly do.”
  10. “The biggest thing that will define my legacy is how I’ve done it, and what I’ve done, and who I am. I’m a weird big guy. Doing rapping, doing movies. Do a lot of stuff. But always do things the right way. Went to the police academy to become a police officer. Get his master’s in criminal justice, stayed out of trouble. Played for three different teams. Changed three different franchises around. This is a guy who they would have secret meetings about to change the rules. So, that’s going to be my legacy: the most dominant player ever.”

Inspirational Quotes From Shaquille O’Neal

  • “The only person who can really motivate you is you.”
  • “You guys make the rules up, so a foul is a foul. It doesn’t matter if a guy is bigger and stronger. It’s not my fault I ate my Frosted Flakes when I was little, and you ate Wheaties.”
  • “If you don’t stick to simplicity, you’ll die a horrible death.”
  • “My secret? See it, and stay focused on it.”
  • “There was a kid that had five brothers and sisters, and the family was missing for like five days. I was watching TV, they [found each other] and now they’re in San Antonio. So I bought them a little apartment in San Antonio. But I’m doing stuff like that all over.”

Leadership Quotes From Shaq

  • “Because I grew up with a drill sergeant in my life, I respect order and it really gave me the discipline to be a leader and not a follower. It also helped me stay out of trouble.”
  • “When you flop, that’s just another message that you don’t know how to play me. Stand up and take your medicine like a man.”
  • “I know how to turn the bad into good always.”
  • “It’s LeBron’s team. He’s the captain. This is the time in my career where I can fit in. I’m now in the security business. My job is to protect the King, and that’s what I’m here to do.”

Funny Quotes From Shaquille O’Neal

  • “I want to be known as ‘The Big Shakespeare.’ It was Shakespeare that said, ‘Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them.'”
  • “I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie. Someone said, ‘hey here’s 7 million, come in and do this genie movie.’ What, am I going to say, no?”
  • “The Big Aristotle’ was coined the day I won the MVP last year [2000]. I stole a quote from that Greek philosopher cat: ‘Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.'”
  • “The stats win nothing. I’m still sexy. I’m still great.”
  • “I don’t know how it is for you earthlings, but where I’m from, strength is mental.”

Team Attitude Quotes From Shaq

  • “We’re focusing on the whole pie, not a slice. A slice is good, but it’s not good enough to get you fat. We’re trying to get fat.”
  • “I really get motivated when I have doubters.”
  • “Kobe always tried to be a hero. But you know, as the saying goes, a hero ain’t nothing but a sandwich.”

Success Quotes From Shaquille O’Neal

  • “If you go 72-11 and don’t win [the championship], it doesn’t mean anything.”
  • “My message to little kids who aspire to be anything they want to be is to listen to their parents.”
  • “The day I stopped worrying about stats is the day I started winning.”
  • “I’m going to be on a mission. I’ve handled my personal vendettas and handled them well. Every challenge you put in front of me, I’ve handled it, dismantled it – ate them, dropped them off in the bathroom and flushed them away.”
  • “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?”