Bill Russell Quotes

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Bill Russell Quotes

The magic to a great meeting is all of the work thats done beforehand.
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To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something, to love someone who loves you is everything

— Bill Russell

If Shakespeare can compare all of life to a stage, maybe it's not odd to believe that part of the play can take place on a basketball court.

— Bill Russell

You got to have the killer instinct. If you do not have it, forget about basketball and go into social psychology or something. If you sometimes wonder if you've got it, you ain't got it. No pussycats, please.

— Bill Russell

On females officiating in the NBA -Incompetence should not be confined to one sex.

— Bill Russell

What distinguishes a great player is his presence. When he goes on to the court, his presence dominates the atmosphere.

— Bill Russell

I hope I epitomize the American dream. For I came against long odds, from the ghetto to the very top of my profession. I was not immediately good at basketball. It did not come easy. It came as the result of a lot of hard work and self-sacrifice. The rewards, where they worth it? One thousand times over.

— Bill Russell

The magic to a great meeting is all of the work that's done beforehand.

— Bill Russell

We overreached our decision power. Sometimes our decisions have to fit the reality of the outside world.

— Bill Russell

The most important thing to me is the friends that I've made.

— Bill Russell

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