List of quotes from basketball phenom Michael Jordan. Jordan is best known for his prowess on the basketball court, and is widely considered among the greatest legends the game has yet produced. Therefore, his quotes are often mentioned and used in an inspirational context, to encourage others to pursue their dreams and work as hard as Jordan did in perfecting his game.
However, Jordan is a quotable figure and his words have been used in a variety of contexts. He is the author of the book "Driven from Within" (along with Mark Vancil
.) He's also notable for leaving his basketball career at the peak of his championship-winning powers to pursue a side career in minor league baseball
Today, he's notably the owner of the serially-terrible Charlotte Bobcats, who played particularly woefully in the 2011-2012 season. But Jordan has faced other, non-professional challenges as well. After being spotted gambling in Atlantic City
during the Chicago Bulls 1993 playoff run, and allegations that he had lost millions of dollars betting on his own golf
games, a possible Jordan gambling addiction
became the subject of a lot of rumor and speculation. (Jordan later conceded on "60 Minutes" that he had made some "reckless decisions.") Many of his quotes could be relevant in the context of taking chances or rising to new challenges, even following a period of failure.