55 Kobe Bryant Quotes On Life, Success, And Dreams

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Kobe Bryant Quotes: Kobe Bryant may not be with us today, but he will always be known as one of the best basketball players of all time. NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant died in a helicopter crash in January 2020.

Kobe Bryant, also known as “The Black Mamba”, played for the Los Angeles Lakers for almost 20 years before retiring in 2016.

Kobe Bryant continues to be a source of inspiration for his fans and young basketball players. Here are 55 most memorable and inspirational quotes from Kobe Bryant.

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1. “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”– Kobe Bryant

2. “It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly.”– Kobe Bryant

3. “Dedication makes dreams come true.”– Kobe Bryant

4. “Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.”– Kobe Bryant

5. “The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real.”– Kobe Bryant

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6. “I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.”– Kobe Bryant

7. “These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.”– Kobe Bryant

8. “I see the beauty in getting up in the morning and being in pain because I know all the hard work that it took to get to this point. So, I’m not, I’m not sad about [retiring]. I’m very appreciative of what I’ve had.”– Kobe Bryant

9. “After all, greatness is not for everybody.”– Kobe Bryant

10. “I had to organize things. So I created the ‘Black Mamba’. So Kobe has to deal with these issues, all the personal challenges. The Black Mamba steps on the court and does what he does. I’m destroying everybody that steps on the court.”– Kobe Bryant

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11. “This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me and in front of me.”– Kobe Bryant

12. “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”– Kobe Bryant

13. “Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.”– Kobe Bryant

14. “You always want to outwork your potential. As hard as you believe you can work, you can work harder than that.”– Kobe Bryant

15. “To reach a certain level of success in any field that you’re in, you have to have an ego that’s gonna say ‘I wanna be the best.’ This is what’s gonna drive me when it becomes hell or high water. You’ll say ‘this needs to get done. I need to be successful.’”– Kobe Bryant

16. “Rest at the end, not in the middle.”– Kobe Bryant

17. “I don’t mess with bees, man. Other than that, I’m not afraid of nothing.”– Kobe Bryant

18. “I follow my passion, things that I love to do, like writing and storytelling, I enjoy that. I don’t find myself having to remind myself to work hard and push myself to stay on top of things because I just love doing it.”– Kobe Bryant

19. “You just can’t underestimate the power of showing up every single day and doing the work.”– Kobe Bryant

20. “ If you want to be the greatest of all-time at something, there’s going to be a negative side to that.”– Kobe Bryant

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21. “The greatest fear that we face is ourselves.”– Kobe Bryant

22. “Torches never get passed. You’ve got to earn that.” – Kobe Bryant

23. “The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.”– Kobe Bryant

24. “May you always remember to enjoy the road, especially when it’s a hard one.”– Kobe Bryant

25. “There’s nothing truly to be afraid of, when you think about it, because I’ve failed before, and I woke up the next morning, and I’m OK.”– Kobe Bryant

26. I realized that intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.– Kobe Bryant

27.  “If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.”– Kobe Bryant

28. “I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.”– Kobe Bryant

29. “My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.”– Kobe Bryant

30. “People say bad things about you in the paper on Monday, and then on Wednesday, you’re the greatest thing since sliced bread. I’ve seen that cycle, so why would I be nervous about it happening?”– Kobe Bryant

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31. “The beauty of coaching is growing the players from the ground up. That journey continues.”– Kobe Bryant

32. “Use your success, wealth, and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose.”– Kobe Bryant

33. “I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.”– Kobe Bryant

34. “My brain… it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I sit there and have to face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure’… I think that’s almost worse than death”– Kobe Bryant

35. “Despite fear, finish the job.”– Kobe Bryant

36. “If you do not believe in yourself no one will do it for you.”– Kobe Bryant

37. “You don’t want to jump into something if you’re not passionate about it.”– Kobe Bryant

38. “Life is too short to get bogged down and be discouraged. You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smiles and just keep on rolling.”– Kobe Bryant

39. “We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal.”– Kobe Bryant

40. “A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord.”– Kobe Bryant

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41. “Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache.”– Kobe Bryant

42. “I create my own path. It was straight and narrow. I looked at it this way: you were either in my way or out of it.”– Kobe Bryant

43. “A lot of people say they want to be great, but they’re not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness.”– Kobe Bryant

44. “From the beginning, I wanted to be the best. I had a constant craving, a yearning, to improve and be the best.”– Kobe Bryant

45. “I never needed any external forces to motivate me.”– Kobe Bryant

46. “Pain doesn’t tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue you will change.”– Kobe Bryant

47. “Losing is losing. There aren’t different degrees of losing. You either win a championship or you’re s**t. It’s very black and white to me.”– Kobe Bryant

48. “I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.”– Kobe Bryant

49. “This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me and in front of me.”– Kobe Bryant

50. “We psyche ourselves up too much. Like if you try to talk yourself into, ‘Oh, this is a big moment, this is a big shot,’ you’re putting a lot of pressure on yourself. You shot that shot hundreds and thousands of times. Just shoot another one.”– Kobe Bryant

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51. “I saw you come in and I wanted you to know that it doesn’t matter how hard you work, that I’m willing to work harder than you.”– Kobe Bryant

52. “The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.”– Kobe Bryant

53. “There’s no need to get too crazy or bent out of shape. There are still challenges every day. But I’m still having fun. I was born to play this game. I still love it.”– Kobe Bryant

54. “Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.”– Kobe Bryant

55. “Leadership is lonely… I’m not going to be afraid of confrontation to get us to where we need to go. There’s a big misconception where people thinking winning or success comes from everybody putting their arms around each other and singing kumbaya and patting them on the back when they mess up, and that’s just not reality. If you are going to be a leader, you are not going to please everybody. You have to hold people accountable. Even if you have that moment of being uncomfortable.”– Kobe Bryant

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