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“I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me . Failure always made me try harder next time”

-Michael Jordan

“People ask me if I could fly, I said, “yeah…. for a little while”

-Michael Jordan

“It’s heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody . . . My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can, … People may not agree with that . . . I can’t live with what everyone’s impression of what I should or what I shouldn’t do.”

-Michael Jordan

“[The city told him it was not their responsibility] even though it’s their property, … They said, if you want it done, do it yourself.”

-Michael Jordan

“But my drive to win is so great … I just step over that line. … It’s very embarrassing, … one of the things you totally regret. So you look at yourself in the mirror and say, ‘I was stupid.”

-Michael Jordan

“If it turns out that my best wasn’t good enough, at least I won’t look back and say that I was afraid to try.”

-Michael Jordan

“[Jordan, 42, said he could still make a contribution to an NBA team.] Even though, physically, I can’t do it, the mind says, ‘Yeah, I can still do it,’ and I still think I can do it better than most in the NBA, … Driven From Within.”

-Michael Jordan

“The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day you have to be in a good mood, because that is what people expect. You learn to get good at it.”

-Michael Jordan

“I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it.”

-Michael Jordan

“Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That’s truly about the game, and in some ways that’s about life too.”

-Michael Jordan