The Best Charles Barkley quotes

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filthy rich, basketball superstar, and all around wild man โ€“ thatโ€™s charles barkley in a nutshell. his quotes compilation is littered with tales of outlandish antics and outrageous wealth. but as you read on, you realize thereโ€™s more to the story than just a guy who likes to have fun. barkley is also an incredibly driven entrepreneur who has built an empire worth millions. despite his wild ways off the court, barkley is a disciplined businessman and stellar basketball player whose skills have led him to unparalleled success.

Discover the best Poverty, Time, Life, Basketball, Black quotes from Charles Barkley, and much more.


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About Charles Barkley

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February 20, 1963

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Listed Height:
6 Ft 6 In

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Listed Weight:
252 Lb

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Representing United States:
Hide Medals Representing United States Men’s National Basketball Team Olympic Games 1992 Barcelona Men’s Basketball 1996 Atlanta Men’s Basketball Fiba Americas Championship 1992 Portland Men’s Basketball


You can’t sit on the sidelines of life. โ€” Charles Barkley

I might go my whole life stealing money. I got paid to play basketball, which is a scam. I get paid to watch basketball, which is a scam. โ€” Charles Barkley

What bothers me the most are the Republicans and the Democrats: they act like little kids. They are lying to real people out here trying to get through life. โ€” Charles Barkley

Bill Clinton is the greatest president of my lifetime. Period. โ€” Charles Barkley

you can t sit on the sidelines of life Charles Barkley quote

I think Nick Saban is the greatest college football coach in history over there in Tuscaloosa. โ€” Charles Barkley

The true story came out from The grand jury testimony. โ€” Charles Barkley

There is a reason that they racially profile us in the way they do. sometimes it is wrong, and sometimes it is right. โ€” Charles Barkley


I’m from the south, whooping is, we do that all the time. every black parent in the south is going to be in jail under those circumstances. โ€” Charles Barkley

I’m not going to waste my time worrying about these Confederate statues. That’s wasted energy. โ€” Charles Barkley

any time a little midget does something like this you gotta give him a 10 Charles Barkley quote

Any time a little midget does something like this, you gotta give him a 10!. โ€” Charles Barkley

Every time I think about changing a diaper, I run a little bit harder and a little bit faster to make sure I can afford a nanny until my daughter’s old enough to take care of that herself. โ€” Charles Barkley

Every time I hear the word conservative it makes me sick to my stomach. โ€” Charles Barkley

One of my biggest regrets ever was not taking the time to go to South Africa to meet Nelson Mandela. That is a big regret of mine. I should have figured out a way. โ€” Charles Barkley

I have nothing against old people. I want to be one myself one day. โ€” Charles Barkley

every time i hear the word conservative it makes me sick to my stomach Charles Barkley quote

What does politically correct mean? If you’re fat, don’t ask me if you’re fat, because I’m gonna tell you the truth. You’re fat. โ€” Charles Barkley


Poor people have been voting for big government liberalism for 50 years… and they are still poor. โ€” Charles Barkley

Poor people are too stupid to know they’re just chess pieces in a game. โ€” Charles Barkley

America is divided by economics, and we as Americans, we’ve got to do a better job of supporting poor people. โ€” Charles Barkley

Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny. โ€” Charles Barkley

poor people are too stupid to know they re just chess pieces in a game Charles Barkley quote


It ain’t like we’re curing cancer or anything, we’re watching basketball. โ€” Charles Barkley

We’re just playing basketball. It’s not like we’re going out to have unprotected sex with Magic. โ€” Charles Barkley

I’m not a role model… Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids. โ€” Charles Barkley

If I weren’t earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming. โ€” Charles Barkley


You know it’s going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black. โ€” Charles Barkley

but when i see a story on welfare on television they only show black people Charles Barkley quote

But when I see a story on welfare on television, they only show black people. โ€” Charles Barkley

Being black or white isn’t an accomplishment. What you do with your lifeโ€“or what you accomplish with your lifeโ€“dictates what you should be proud of. โ€” Charles Barkley

In the locker room, and when I’m with my friends, we use racial slurs… What I do with my black friends is not up to white America to dictate to me what’s appropriate and inappropriate. โ€” Charles Barkley

I didnt wear the pink panties because I didnt want America going crazy with excitement. โ€” Charles Barkley

Inspiring Phrases From Charles Barkley

I respect and admire what cops do. โ€” Charles Barkley

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Just because you say something doesn’t make it controversial, and it doesn’t make you a bad person. โ€” Charles Barkley

At some point, I don’t want to have any obligation. And just chill out. โ€” Charles Barkley

If I screw up, I’m gonna say, ‘You know what? I really screwed up.’ That’s all you can do. Some people gonna forgive you, some people not gonna forgive you. That’s just the way it works. โ€” Charles Barkley

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Everybody wants to protect their own tribe, whether they are right or wrong. โ€” Charles Barkley

I think you have an obligation to be honest. โ€” Charles Barkley

at some point i don t want to have any obligation and just chill out Charles Barkley quote

Sports are like a gunfight and we lost to the fastest gun. โ€” Charles Barkley

Various Statements From Charles Barkley

The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not. โ€” Charles Barkley

When you steal from somebody, you are saying to them, ‘I don’t respect how hard you worked for your money.’ When somebody steals from you, that’s what they’re saying. โ€” Charles Barkley

Adrian Dantley is a guy that I looked at . . . on how to maneuver my body around. โ€” Charles Barkley

The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work. โ€” Charles Barkley

the only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not Charles Barkley quote

I don’t thInk I have to walk around wIth my gold medal or my mvp trophy for people to know I’m Charles Barkley, so I’m goIng to sell all that crap. โ€” Charles Barkley

I always laugh when people ask me about rebounding techniques. I’ve got a technique. It’s called just go get the damn ball. โ€” Charles Barkley

I don’t care what people think. People are stupid. โ€” Charles Barkley

More Phrases From Charles Barkley

Well, all I can say is that people know I’m not saying anything out of malice. โ€” Charles Barkley

He’ll never be Jordan. This clearly takes him out of the conversation. He can win as much as he wants to. โ€” Charles Barkley

well all i can say is that people know i m not saying anything out of malice Charles Barkley quote

The older I get, the faster I was. โ€” Charles Barkley

Just because you watch ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ doesn’t mean you can do the operation. โ€” Charles Barkley

Curling is not a sport. I called my grandmother and told her she could win a gold medal because they have dusting in the Olympics now. โ€” Charles Barkley

When the cops are trying to arrest you, if you fight back, things go wrong. โ€” Charles Barkley

I’m never going to be one of those guys who gets on TV and yells and screams. That’s not how I do my business. But I’m very aware of social responsibility. โ€” Charles Barkley

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Deeper Quotes From Charles Barkley

Wake up, fellas. we’re finally here, in the annapolis. now we’ve just got to find the stadium. โ€” Charles Barkley

Hey Steve, no offense, but if you couldn’t shoot, there would be no reason for you to be alive. โ€” Charles Barkley

There’s no such thing as a vegetarian. โ€” Charles Barkley

Everything gets blamed on the Clintons, every single thing in this world. I think Bill Clinton shot JFK, too. โ€” Charles Barkley

Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train. โ€” Charles Barkley

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War Eagle’ is like ‘I love you.’ โ€” Charles Barkley

I came to the realization a couple months ago that I am fat. If you get tired from walkingโ€“and that’s all that golf isโ€“then you are officially fat. โ€” Charles Barkley

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