John Amaechi Quotes

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John Amaechi Quotes

We need to accept that some people are camp and some people are butch. Some people are pretty and some people are average, but we all fit.
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I grew up thinking the best job in the world would be a Jedi and being a psychologist is the closest thing I could get, so I wanted to be a Jedi and I don't want to be a Sith, so that is what keeps me on the straight and narrow.

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I wasn't going to let Jerry Sloan embarrass me, because basketball had a proper role in my life. I suspected my basketball philosophy wasn't the bottom line anyway.

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I consider myself a pretty rounded guy. I've done pretty elite things in business, sport and academics and all of a sudden I woke up one morning and I'm a 'big, black, British, gay guy'. That was frustrating at times

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Knowing yourself, knowing where you want to get, combining those things gives you the pragmatic steps.

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In a country like America there are places, many states here still where coming out means you lose your job, where coming out means division, where it means potentially abuse.

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I've been captivated by the idea of being on a basketball court and being surrounded by people who made me look a little bit less like a freak.

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I'd probably have to leave home in order to become a basketball player of any note.

— John Amaechi

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