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    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
    tags: money 
     
    Be a dreamer. If you don't know how to dream, you're dead.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: dreams 
     
    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
    tags: business  games 
     
    I will thank God for the day and the moment I have.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: moment  god 
     
    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
    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
    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
    tags: time  people 
     
    You need to have a dream, a goal, and you must be willing to work hard.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: work  goal  dreams 
     
    There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It's up to you to decide what to do with them.
    — Jim Valvano
    The greatest gift you can give your children is to believe in them.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: children  believe  child  gift 
     
    Never give up...never ever give up.
    — Jim Valvano
    Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: failure 
     
    Don't give up. Don't ever give up.
    — Jim Valvano
    A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: people 
     
    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
    tags: heart  soul  mind 
     
    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
    tags: people  hope  goal  vision  dreams 
     
    My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: people  gift  father 
     
    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
    tags: work  goal  dreams 
     
    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
    tags: future  moment 
     
    Nothing has ever been accomplished in any walk of life without enthusiasm, without motivation, and without perseverance.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: perseverance 
     
    In every single day, in every walk of life, ordinary people do extraordinary things. Ordinary People accomplish Extraordinary things.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: people 
     
    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
    tags: time  thoughts  emotion  tears 
     
    Every day ordinary people do extra-ordinary things!
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: people 
     
    People think I have courage. The courage in my family are my wife Pam, my three daughters, here, Nicole, Jamie, LeeAnn, my mom, who's right here too.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: people  right  courage  daughter  wife 
     
    Are you saying that the assistant had the answers all along, he just wasn't telling anyone?
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: saying 
     
    Now, I look at where I am now and I know what I wanna to 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
    tags: time  hope 
     
    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
    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
    tags: work  fight  brain  research  year 
     
    I talked about my family, my family's so important.
    — Jim Valvano
    All really successful coaches have a system.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: successful 
     
    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
    tags: help  money  research 
     
    Take time every day to laugh, to think, to cry.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: time 
     
    Enjoy your life, the precious moments you have.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: moment 
     
    Why shouldn't I milk it? We're an agricultural institution.
    — Jim Valvano
    If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day.
    — Jim Valvano
    We win or the alumni bash in our teeth. (On the dental plan at NC State)
    — Jim Valvano
    Each day, be sure to laugh, to think, to cry; that's one heckuva full day...
    — Jim Valvano
    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
    tags: time  people  fighting 
     
    Other people go to the office. I get to coach. I know I've been blessed.
    — Jim Valvano
    tags: people  blessed 
     
    It's so important to know where you are.
    — Jim Valvano
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