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Charles Barkley Quotes

Charles Barkley was fun to watch play and is always fun to listen to.

You never know what might come out of Barkley’s mouth next, so paying attention to Charles Barkley quotes is a good idea if you’re looking for a little amusement.

However, even though he can make you laugh with one of his famous quotes, there was nothing funny about Barkley’s playing.

Charles Barkley never won an NBA Championship, but was selected to both the All-NBA First Team and All-NBA Second Team five times, and All-NBA Third Team once. In 1993, he was voted Most Valuable Player and during the NBA’s 50th anniversary, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

Barkley is also called “Sir Charles” and “The Round Mound of Rebound”.

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Charles Barkley Quotes (1-5)

  • “I know I’m never as good or bad as one single performance. I’ve never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I’ve always been able to leave the game at the arena.”
  • “I’m no role model.”
  • “I think the biggest problem is parents are so concerned with being friends with their kids. You’re not their friend. You’re their parent.”
  • “I got superstar treatment. Every else got bologna and water. I got bologna and milk (while in a Milwaukee jail).”
  • “If the politically correct police ever came into a professional locker room … Oh my God … we could start World War III every day in there.”
  • Charles Barkley Quotes (6-10)

  • “I was asked for years about being a Republican, probably because most black people are Democrats. My mother heard it once and called me and said “Charles, Republicans are for the rich people.” And I said, “Mom, I’m rich.”
  • “I am not a role model. I am paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court. Parents should be role models. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.”
  • “I don’t care what people think. people are stupid.”
  • “The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.”
  • “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.”
  • Charles Barkley Quotes (11-15)

  • “When I speak to kids I tell them, “Hey, you think your parents are a pain in the ass now, but they’re going to get smarter as you get older.”
  • “The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.”
  • “Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.”
  • “We don’t need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do.”
  • “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.”
  • Charles Barkley Quotes (16-20)

  • “I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five.”
  • “Kids are great. That’s one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It’s a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names.”
  • “I like to help poor people who got no chance. If rich people don’t, who will? Not other poor people, that’s for sure.”
  • “I got pulled over when I was behind the wheel of a Porsche in Philly once for what we call DWB – Driving While Black.”
  • “I don’t create controversies. They’re there long before I open my mouth. I just bring them to your attention.”
  • Charles Barkley Quotes (21-25)

  • “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.”
  • “I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It.”
  • “I know a lot of people did a lot of heavy lifting to make me successful and I do everything in my power not to screw it up.”
  • “You know what’s amazing to me? America. There have been so many people who have stepped up, and I’m just proud to be an American. Yeah, there were some mistakes made, but I don’t play the blame game. Let’s move forward and rebuild New Orleans.”
  • “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.”
  • Charles Barkley Quotes (26-30)

  • “I don’t how anybody taller than 6-4 can sit in those seats. And the airline executives don’t give a damn ’cause they never walk back there in the first place. I don’t fly first class because I have a lot of money. I do it because I need the room.”
  • “Any time a little midget does something like this, you gotta give him a 10 (regarding a Nate Robinson dunk at All-Star weekend)!.”
  • “Thank God for Jerry Springer’s show. I thought only black folks were that screwed up until I watched Jerry Springer.”
  • “I just wish all these young black kids would realize how significant it is to stop acting a fool out there, killing each other, not getting their education. You know, people have died to put us in a situation to be successful.”
  • “I came to the realization a couple months ago that I am fat. If you get tired from walking – and that’s all that golf is – then you are officially fat.”
  • Charles Barkley Quotes (31-35)

  • “I don’t know what that gas is made of, but it can’t smell any worse than Ernie Johnson ‘s gym bag.”
  • “Adrian Dantley is a guy that I looked at . . . on how to maneuver my body around.”
  • “I don’t think of myself as giving interviews. I just have conversations. That gets me in trouble.”
  • “I want to be a politician. I think I understand how the system works, I think a lot of politicians are corrupt, and it’s about time we put some people in there who are going to look out for the majority of the people instead of the rich people.”
  • “Poor white people and poor black people just don’t know how much they have in common. Rich people don’t give a damn about either group.”
  • Charles Barkley Quotes (36-40)

  • “I played against him (Wilkins) in college. Getting nominated with him, that’s pretty cool.”
  • “Being black or white isn’t an accomplishment. What you do with your life – or what you accomplish with your life – dictates what you should be proud of.”
  • “People say I eat a lot. I really don’t. More or less I just eat all the time.”
  • “When you read the book you see that these guys aren’t holding any punches. They’re straightforward. They’re honest. They’re giving you their honest opinion.”
  • “I want her to understand that it’s going to be a factor in her life. I just want her to know that (racism) does exist, and I want her to always be diligent, and if she sees it, address it and fight it.”
  • Charles Barkley Quotes (41-42)

  • “Somebody hits me, I’m going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn’t eaten in a while.”
  • “My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, ‘Hey, I’m rich’.”