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Stephen Curry Quotes On Success, Basketball & Faith

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After a remarkable year, Stephen Curry is a champion, league MVP and a household name.

Curry’s work ethic, confidence and willingness to take the big shot led him to being incredibly effective and a whole lot of fun to watch.

Enjoy some of our favorite Stephen Curry quotes from this bonafide superstar!

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Inspirational Stephen Curry Quotes

1. “Every time I rise up, I have confidence that I’m going to make it.” – Stephen Curry

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2. “I’m not the guy who’s afraid of failure. I like to take risks, take the big shot and all that.” – Stephen Curry

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3. “I try to make it look easy, but the behind-the-scenes stuff is the challenge.” – Stephen Curry

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4. “There’s more to me than just this jersey I wear.” – Stephen Curry

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5. “Basketball was mine, and that’s what carried me to this point.” – Stephen Curry

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6. “Success is born out of faith, an undying passion, and a relentless drive.” – Stephen Curry

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7. “Success comes after you conquer your biggest obstacles and hurdles.” – Stephen Curry

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8. “Control your own destiny! Control your own destiny!” – Stephen Curry

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9. “I always have an optimistic view, no matter what it is.” – Stephen Curry

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10. “I can’t say enough, how important my faith is to how I play the game and who I am.” – Stephen Curry

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11. “Be the best version of yourself in anything you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story.” – Stephen Curry

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12. “Being a superstar means you’ve reached your potential, and I don’t think I’ve reached my potential as a basketball player and as a leader yet.” – Stephen Curry

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13. “Basketball isn’t just a sport. It is an art, one that must be mastered to succeed.” – Stephen Curry

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14. “If you don’t fall how are you going to know what getting up is like.” – Stephen Curry

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15. “Make sure you live in the moment and work your butt off every single day, and I hope I inspire people all around the world to just be themselves, be humble and be grateful for all the blessings in your life.” – Stephen Curry
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16. “Success is not an accident, success is actually a choice.” – Stephen Curry

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Motivational Stephen Curry quotes

17. “I really cherish everything that basketball brings; and I think, for me, it’s been a great ride and I’m not done yet…” – Stephen Curry

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18. “I try and use every game as an opportunity to witness… When I step on the floor people should know who I represent, who I believe in.” – Stephen Curry

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19. “I know I have a place in Heaven waiting for me because of Him, and that’s something no earthly prize or trophy could ever top.” – Stephen Curry

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20. “I can get better. I haven’t reached my ceiling yet on how well I can shoot the basketball.” – Stephen Curry

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21. “I’d rather be a non-All-Star playing in the Western Conference finals than an All-Star who’s sitting at home in May.” – Stephen Curry

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22. “If you take time to realize what your dream is and wha you really want in life — no matter what it is, whether it’s sports or in other fields — you have to realize that there is always work to do, and you want to be the hardest working person in whatever you do, and you put yourself in a position to be successful. And you have to have a passion about what you do.” – Stephen Curry

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23. “There’s more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what.” – Stephen Curry

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24. “We overload in our workouts so that the game slows down in real life. It helps you become a smarter basketball player.”- Stephen Curry

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25. “I’ve never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies.. I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I’m ready for the moment.” – Stephen Curry

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26. “I learned how quickly I actually released my shot off the dribble. I know that’s something I work on, and really use in games, but I didn’t know exactly how quick it was, down to like the millisecond.”- Stephen Curry

27. “For me, when you are have people wondering what is next, what is coming out, you are on the right track.” – Stephen Curry

28. “The more years I go, the more experience I have, the more that nutrition and eating the right foods is important for recovery and things like that.”- Stephen Curry

29. “I do a little sign on the court every time I make a shot or a good pass and i pound my chest and point to the sky – it symbolizes that I have a heart for God. It’s something that my mom and I came up with in college and I do it every time i step on the floor as a reminder of who I’m playing for.” – Stephen Curry

30. “I want to practice to the point where it’s almost uncomfortable how fast you shoot, so that in the game things kind of slow down.” – Stephen Curry

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31. “Everybody asks if putting is like shooting free throws. It has a very similar kind of mindset. And it’s just you, the ball, and the target.” – Stephen Curry

32. “Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don’t.” – Stephen Curry

33. “To excel at the highest level – or any level, really – you need to believe in yourself, and hands down, one of the biggest contributors to my self-confidence has been private coaching.” – Stephen Curry

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  1. Anderson Pantle

    December 14, 2019 at 6:52 PM

    I just read some crazy news about James Harden with the Houston Rockets. I guess he’s now the second player in history to have two games back to back with at least 10 3 pointers. That record was previously held alone by Stephen Curry with the Golden State Warriors. I wonder what Stephen Curry thinks about that.


    July 5, 2018 at 1:42 AM

    one of best quotes I have come across, truly inspires me.. thanks for sharing.

    • DJ

      February 14, 2019 at 2:34 PM

      very cool quoites thank you

  3. Crizza

    May 17, 2018 at 10:03 PM

    Great quotes, awesome player! Curry has proven a lot in basketball. No wonder he’s an idol and a favorite of most. Looking forward to be reading more of his basketball quotes to inspire and motivate more sports-lover people.

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