Charles Barkley, American Athlete ( February 20, 1963 - )

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Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.~Charles Barkley

Light End Train

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

Work Relax Talent

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.~Charles Barkley

Sports Good Shoes

I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.~Charles Barkley

Role Model Basketball

Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a while.~Charles Barkley

Anger Me Look

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.~Charles Barkley

Sports Best Black

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

Good Bad Difference

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.~Charles Barkley

Good Game Performance

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

People Black Television

I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five.~Charles Barkley

Team Game Win

My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, 'Hey, I'm rich'.~Charles Barkley

Family People Me

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

Myself Giving Me

I don't know what that gas is made of, but it can't smell any worse than Ernie Johnson 's gym bag.~Charles Barkley

Smell Know Gym

Just because you say something doesn't make it controversial, and it doesn't make you a bad person.~Charles Barkley

You Just Because Bad

One thing about being famous is the people around you, you pay all their bills so they very rarely disagree with you because they want you to pick up the check.~Charles Barkley

People Famous Want

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

Character Her Response

We don't need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do.~Charles Barkley

White Need Something

What I try to do is, I just want the fans to enjoy the game.~Charles Barkley

Game Enjoy Want

I'm not paid to be a role model, parents should be role models.~Charles Barkley

Parents Role Model Should

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

Education Destiny People

We're not all supposed to think alike.~Charles Barkley

Think Alike Supposed

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

Sports People Me

I don't care what people think. people are stupid.~Charles Barkley

People Stupid Care

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.~Charles Barkley

Best Business Great

This place? Nothing positive. OK, I want to say something positive. It's positively a dump.~Charles Barkley

Positive Nothing Want