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Phil Jackson Quotes


Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and a former player for the New York Knicks.
(1945 - )

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
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Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
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I gave it my body and mind, but I have kept my soul.
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I told them it's the white uniforms they wear. They look like little elves and fairies playing basketball out there.
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If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
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Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together.
 

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.
 

Once you've done the mental work, there comes a point (where) you have to throw yourself into the action and put your heart on the line.
 

There are no Zen masters, there's only Zen. "Zen master" is a contradiction in terms. You don't master Zen.
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Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
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