Charles Barkley, fully Charles Wade Barkley

Barkley, fully Charles Wade Barkley

American Professional Basketball Player and Television Analyst

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I really don't eat that much. I just, more or less, tend to eat all the time.

If he can make Adam Sandler funny, then they should give him the Oscar right now. -- Barkley, on Jack Nicholson, nominated for About Schmidt, being paired with Adam Sandler in a upcoming movie.

It?s great to be hosting SNL again. I hosted sixteen years ago. Back then I was in great shape, I was coming off an MVP season with the Phoenix Suns ? now, I play bad golf, drink, sometimes

My goals are to play the piano and get really, really, really fat.

Sam Cassell is a good guy, but he's not going to wind up on the cover of GQ anytime soon.

There are a lot of guys you want to fight and (Ron Artest) is not at the top of the list. He?s like down at 25.

Well, all I can say is that people know I?m not saying anything out of malice.

You can?t fake hustle. You either have to be into the game or not. Cleveland is trying to win the championship and Detroit has one foot in Cancun. They are packing up their stuff as we speak.

I don't need to be on TV. If I had a good agent, I'd be on Temptation Island. I wanna be around a bunch of naked-ass girls. That's just good television programming.

I remember sitting down with the Rockets and saying, ?Yeah. I?m going to retire.? They said, ?Well, we?ll give you $9 million.? And I said, ?You got a pen on you?'

If I had a body like that I?d walk around with my shirt off, too.

It?s tough to win a game when your coach is the toughest guy on your team.

My grandmother, who is my best coach ever, she?s not wrapped to tight up top?she used to call me after every game and if I didn?t play well she would say ?Boy, you are embarrassing the whole family.

Scottie Pippin? I thought he retired!

There's guys who go over to Europe and play overseas from America, and they dominate!

Well, when I went off to college, the guys I used to hang with were pumping gas and voting Democrat. Today they?re still pumping gas and voting Democrat. Guess the Democrats didn?t do much for them.

You can?t start a diet in the middle of the week, that?s just stupid.

I don't think of myself as giving interviews. I just have conversations. That gets me in trouble.

I think anybody who is racist is an idiot whether they are black or white.

If I want to lose every dime I have, it should be up to me.

It's an easy call for me. We've got to get out of Iraq. [Saddam Hussein] is dead. That situation hasn't gotten better. So, anything that the Republicans say about the war in Iraq -- it's just bogus. I mean, it's a terrible situation. We've got a lot of innocent kids getting killed over there, and we're never going to be safe over there.

My initial response was to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized that I had no character.

See, my hope and dream is that people have a good time watching basketball. It's not church. It's not serious.

These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it.

We're not all supposed to think alike.

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American Professional Basketball Player and Television Analyst