52 Jim Valvano Quotes For Success In Life

James Thomas Anthony Valvano nicknamed Jimmy V, was an American college basketball player, coach, and broadcaster. These Jim Valvano quotes will motivate you.

Best Jim Valvano Quotes

  1. “We should do three things every day of our life. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is to think, we should spend some time in thought. And, number three is you should have your emotions moved to tears.” ~ Jim Valvano
  2. “In every single day, in every walk of life, ordinary people do extraordinary things. Ordinary People accomplish Extraordinary things.” ~ Jim Valvano
  3. “In every single day, in every walk of life, ordinary people do extraordinary things. Ordinary People accomplish Extraordinary things.” ~ Jim Valvano
  4. “How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it.” ~ Jim Valvano
  5. “Life changes when you least expect it to. The future is uncertain. So, seize this day, seize this moment, and make the most of it.” ~ Jim Valvano
  6. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ~ Jim Valvano

  7. “If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.” ~ Jim Valvano
  8. “Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” ~ Jim Valvano
  9. “Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.” ~ Jim Valvano
  10. “There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It’s up to you to decide what to do with them.” ~ Jim Valvano

  11. Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” ~ Jim Valvano

  12. “Nothing can happen if it’s not first a dream. If you have someone with a dream, if you have a motivated person with a goal and a vision, if you have someone that never gives up, who has great hope, Anything can happen.” ~ Jim Valvano
  13. “I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can’t trust em.” ~ Jim Valvano
  14. “A person really doesn’t become whole, until he becomes a part of something that’s bigger than himself.” ~ Jim Valvano
  15. “Know where you have been, where you are now and where you want to be” ~ Jim Valvano

  16. “To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get your emotions going. To be enthusiastic every day and as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, ‘Nothing great could be accomplished without enthusiasm,’ to keep your dreams alive in spite of problems whatever you have. The ability to be able to work hard for your dreams to come true, to become a reality.” ~ Jim Valvano
  17. “The greatest gift you can give your children is to believe in them.” ~ Jim Valvano
  18. “Never give up…never ever give up.” ~ Jim Valvano Quotes
  19. “Conceive the inconceivable – then accomplish it.” ~ Jim Valvano
  20. “No matter what business you’re in, you can’t run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn’t matter how many games you’ve won.” ~ Jim Valvano
  21. “Every day ordinary people do extraordinary things!” ~ Jim Valvano

  22. “You need to have a dream, a goal, and you must be willing to work hard.” ~ Jim Valvano
  23. “I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you’re emotions going.” ~ Jim Valvano
  24. “To find the unlimited scope of human possibility, look within yourself.” ~ Jim Valvano
  25. “Time is very precious to me. I don’t know how much I have left, and I have some things that I would like to say. Hopefully, at the end, I will have said something that will be important to other people, too.” ~ Jim Valvano
  26. “The difference between Namath and me is that when you make the money he makes, they say you’re ruggedly handsome. When you make the money I make, they say you have a big nose. (On resembling Joe Namath)” ~ Jim Valvano
  27. “Why shouldn’t I milk it? We’re an agricultural institution.” ~ Jim Valvano

  28. “Coaches are basically schizophrenic. We are pessimistic to the press and among fellow coaches, but to our team, we are the eternal optimists.” ~ Jim Valvano
  29. “Other people go to the office. I get to coach. I know I’ve been blessed.” ~ Jim Valvano
  30. “If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day.” ~ Jim Valvano
  31. “It’s so important to know where you are.” ~ Jim Valvano
  32. “I will thank God for the day and the moment I have.” ~ Jim Valvano
  33. “Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.” ~ Jim Valvano

  34. “But try if you can to support, whether it’s AIDS or the cancer foundation, so that someone else might survive, might prosper, and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease.” ~ Jim Valvano
  35. “Now I’m fighting cancer, everybody knows that. People ask me all the time about how you go through your life and how’s your day, and nothing is changed for me.” ~ Jim Valvano Quotes
  36. “I made a ridiculous statement when I first went to North Carolina State. I said I know basketball down there was like life or death. It was very wrong. It’s more important.” ~ Jim Valvano
  37. “Spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you’re emotions going.” ~ Jim Valvano
  38. “We win or the alumni bash in our teeth. (On the dental plan at NC State)” ~ Jim Valvano
  39. “Enjoy your life, the precious moments you have.” ~ Jim Valvano

  40. “All really successful coaches have a system.” ~ Jim Valvano
  41. “I’ll also tell you that five hundred thousand people will die this year of cancer. And I’ll also tell you that one in every four will be afflicted with this disease, and yet, somehow, we seem to have put it in a little bit of the background.” ~ Jim Valvano
  42. “We have a very intelligent team. I’ve had clubs that when you tell a guy to go back door, he leaves the gym. Or you tell the team you’re going to have a closed practice and eight guys don’t show up.” ~ Jim Valvano
  43. “We need your help. I need your help. We need money for research. It may not save my life. It may save my children’s life. It may save someone you love. And it’s very important.” ~ Jim Valvano
  44. “Each day, be sure to laugh, to think, to cry; that’s one heckuva full day.” ~ Jim Valvano
  45. “And if you see me, smile and maybe give me a hug. That’s important to me too.” ~ Jim Valvano
  46. “Take time every day to laugh, to think, to cry.” ~ Jim Valvano

  47. “People think I have courage. The courage in my family is my wife Pam, my three daughters, here, Nicole, Jamie, LeeAnn, my mom, who’s right here too.” ~ Jim Valvano
  48. “Are you saying that the assistant had the answers all along, he just wasn’t telling anyone?” ~ Jim Valvano
  49. “I talked about my family, my family’s so important.” ~ Jim Valvano
  50. “Now, I look at where I am now and I know what I wanna do. What I would like to be able to do is to spend whatever time I have left and to give, and maybe some hope to others.” ~ Jim Valvano
  51. “I can’t tell you what an honor it is, to even be mentioned in the same breath with Arthur Ashe. This is something I certainly will treasure forever.” ~ Jim Valvano
  52. “And I’m going to work as hard as I can… for cancer research and hopefully, maybe, we’ll have some cures and some breakthroughs. I’d like to think I’m going to fight my brains out to be back here again next year for the Arthur Ashe recipient. I want to give it next year!” ~ Jim Valvano

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