65 Shaquille O’Neal Quotes On Success In Life

Shaquille Rashaun “Shaq” O’Neal is an American sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA on TNT, former professional basketball player, and rapper. O’Neal was a 7-foot-1-inch (2.16 m) and 325-pound (147 kg) center who played for six teams over his 19-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA). O’Neal is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. These Shaquille O’Neal quotes will motivate you.

Best Shaquille O’Neal Quotes

  1. “Excellence is a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  2. “The only person who can really motivate you is you.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  3. “I am Superman. And the only thing that can kill Superman is Kryptonite. And Kryptonite doesn’t exist.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  4. “The stats win nothing. I’m still sexy. I’m still great.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  5. “I don’t know how it is for you earthlings, but where I’m from, strength is mental.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  6. “The day I stopped worrying about stats is the day I started winning” ~ Shaquille O’Neal

  7. “My message to little kids who aspire to be anything they want to be is to listen to their parents.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  8. “We’re focusing on the whole pie, not a slice. A slice is good, but it’s not good enough to get you fat. We’re trying to get fat.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  9. “Yeah, D-Wade called me up last night and said that he saw some film of me in high school and thinks that my form then was better and that I should shoot like that. I told him I’d think about it and then my pops called and said something like that so I decided to revert back and then.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal Quotes
  10. “They shot the ball well early. What comes out of the microwave hot doesn’t always stay hot. I know, because I eat bagels in the morning.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  11. “My secret? See it, and stay focused on it.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal

  12. “I’m a combination of the Terminator and Bambi.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  13. “The biggest thing that will define my legacy is how I’ve done it, and what I’ve done, and who I am. I’m a weird big guy. Doing rapping, doing movies. Do a lot of stuff. But always do things the right way. Went to the police academy to become a police officer. Get his master’s in criminal justice, stayed out of trouble. Played for three different teams. Changed three different franchises around. This is a guy who they would have secret meetings about to change the rules. So, that’s going to be my legacy: the most dominant player ever.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  14. “I’m still here. I’m a force to be reckoned with… you have to come take my spot, and not through Twitter and not through the media, come take my spot. I’m ready to go. As big men in the league, there are two who have done something special during this millennium. I’m one and Tim Duncan is the other. Anyone else has to come upstairs and see the Shogun. I’m still the Shogun.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  15. “I really get motivated when I have doubters.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal

  16. “Anyone can win a slam-dunk contest. The real Superman is dead. He was assassinated by Pat Riley. I’m the Big Cactus now and ready to roll again.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  17. “If I were a painter, you’d be calling me Shaqcasso.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  18. “Tell Yao Ming, ‘Ching-chong-yang-wah-ah-soh.'” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  19. “Probably a lack of concentration. I always hit them during practice. I just need to concentrate. Even though I should a lousy percentage, I beat a lot of teams from the line. You have to have mechanics. But see, what people don’t know about my wrists is my wrists don’t go all the way back. My wrists are crooked and don’t go all the way back. I’ve been practicing and working on them. You can’t do everything good.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  20. “I ate too many Frosted Flakes. I don’t remember what I said last night.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal

  21. “I don’t believe in pressure. Pressure is when you don’t know where your next meal is coming from.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  22. “But, hey I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  23. “I think I’m the only player who looks at each and every center and says to myself, ‘That’s barbecued chicken down there.'” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  24. “Kobe always tried to be a hero. But you know, as the saying goes, a hero ain’t nothing but a sandwich.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  25. “I endorse only products I actually use. Like Wheaties keeps offering me money, but I don’t eat Wheaties, so I can’t do it. Now, if Rice Krispies or Frosted Flakes offered me a deal, I’d take it right away. Apple Jacks, I’d be on the box in a heartbeat. Apple Shaqs. Yeah.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  26. “I had an awful first quarter but I picked it up. To all you single guys out there, it’s not how you start the date, it’s how you finish it sir. A lot of people can, you know, start the date with flowers and candy, but if you don’t finish the date – you know what I mean?” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  27. “Some things you just can’t question. Like you can’t question why two plus two is four. So don’t question it, don’t try to look it up. I don’t know who made it, all I know is it was put in my head that two plus two is four. So certain things happen. Why does it rain? Why am I so sexy? I don’t know.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  28. “If you don’t stick to simplicity, you’ll die a horrible death.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal

  29. “Y’all reporters like my quotes, don’t you. Yeah, my quotes are Shaqalicious.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  30. “I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  31. “Pluto is not a planet, but I am.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  32. “Why don’t you bring your face up here and let me punch it? Then you can tell me (if I’m stronger).” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  33. “I’m going to be on a mission. I’ve handled my personal vendettas and handled them well. Every challenge you put in front of me, I’ve handled it, dismantled it – ate them, dropped them off in the bathroom and flushed them away.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  34. “I would like to be referred to as ‘The Big Aristotle’.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal

  35. “We want to win. We want to win big. We want to win the whole thing.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  36. “You guys make the rules up, so a foul is a foul. It doesn’t matter if a guy is bigger and stronger. It’s not my fault I ate my Frosted Flakes when I was little, and you ate Wheaties.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  37. “Because I grew up with a drill sergeant in my life, I respect order and it really gave me the discipline to be a leader and not a follower. It also helped me stay out of trouble.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  38. “He’s a jokester, and that’s funny, very funny. Ha-ha. Very funny.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  39. “Before I became the ‘Great Test of the West,” I was the ‘Beast of the East.'” ~ Shaquille O’Neal

  40. “I just want everyone to know I’m suing Ruben Studdard. He had his hand on my ass and he wouldn’t let go.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  41. “There was a kid that had five brothers and sisters, and the family was missing for like five days. I was watching TV, they [found each other] and now they’re in San Antonio. So I bought them a little apartment in San Antonio. But I’m doing stuff like that all over.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  42. “As my great friend Aristotle said, ‘If you cannot command, you must learn to listen.’ I’m not the hierarchy here. I am a worker bee.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  43. “(The Hack-A-Shaq is) just a way of telling me that you can’t stop me. Thank you. I appreciate it.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  44. “When you flop, that’s just another message that you don’t know how to play me. Stand up and take your medicine like a man.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  45. “It’s sort of like in the movie The Karate Kid when Daniel said he needed Mr. Miyagi. And Mr. Miyagi gave him that confidence to believe he really didn’t. These guys think they really need me right now, but they don’t. When I come back, we’ll all need each other to step up our games and do what needs to be done.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  46. “I’m always ready for a change. I’m Irish. I’m a leprechaun.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal

  47. “I’m on a mission. And I know the older I get, I may lose a step or two, but it’s all up in the medulla oblongata. I’ve got a lot up there. I’ve got a lot of knowledge… in this medulla oblongata.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  48. “It was a weird game. There was ugly shooting and a lot of turnovers and mistakes, and we were just fortunate to get the win. I should have done better, but it was just a very ugly and weird game… I knew the game was going to be an ugly game when I saw those three guys at the scorer’s table. Ugly people call ugly games.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  49. “Being here feels like I’m out of prison. This is the right place, the right time, the right team.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  50. “Obviously, Sam is the type of guy that hides behind his pen and pad. I promise you he wouldn’t say that to my face in a dark alley where it’s just me and him and no witnesses.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  51. “Opinions are like belly buttons; everybody has one. I never knock a man for his opinion.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  52. “Once you learn how to do something, you don’t lose it. Unless you die.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal

  53. “If he were on fire, he couldn’t act as if he were burning. He can’t out-act me on the big screen.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  54. “I know how to turn the bad into good always.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  55. “But that is the only thing that slows me down is the system. No one, two or three was big enough to slow me down, only the system. It was the system that slowed me down to make my numbers fall. Not because I am older.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  56. “There is no answer to the Pythagorean theorem. Well, there is an answer, but by the time you figure it out, I got 40 points, 10 rebounds and then we’re planning for the parade.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  57. “It’s LeBron’s team. He’s the captain. This is the time in my career where I can fit in. I’m now in the security business. My job is to protect the King, and that’s what I’m here to do.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  58. “Get away from my house. What do you want?” ~ Shaquille O’Neal

  59. “I failed, I think, seven [or] eight times before I finally got my first [championship]. It was just, you know, just about me growing up. Now that I’m an old, old veteran-age 29-I do things a lot differently. I don’t go to the gentlemen’s clubs anymore. I had to slow that down.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  60. “I’m a cop, and cops talk. They called me the day he did it, but did you ever hear me say anything about it? I played ball, because that’s how I am. I’m true.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  61. “I’m very educated and can give you somewhat of a vocabulary, but I don’t get to the philosophical side.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  62. “That was a foul, young lady. You know that was a foul. Don’t ask dumb questions.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal

  63. “I’m dominant every night. I come in every night and get beat up. I never make a face when they try to flagrant or hack-a-Shaq me, because I’m not from this planet. Earthlings don’t faze me.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  64. “He’s just intelligent-sort of a nerd, actually. He’s the only brother I know who made a 1420 on the SAT. I don’t think Chris Dudley did that, and Mr. Smarty Pants went to Yale. Kobe doesn’t hang out. He doesn’t go to the clubs. He doesn’t ride around. He doesn’t put rims on his car. He’s just him. He’s a sophisticated kid. Damn mature for his age.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  65. “As a basketball fan, I get sick and tired of people talking about numbers. To me, the world is getting too materialistic.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal

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