I’m a show you how great I am!
Don’t ever let somebody tell you, “you can’t do something.” You got a dream? You got to protect it. If people can’t do something themselves, they gonna tell you, “you can’t do it.” If you want something, go get it. Period.
Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have, tonight. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight.
I have wrestled with an alligator. That’s right; I have wrestled with an alligator. I have tussled with a whale. I have handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail. That’s bad. Only last week I murdered a rock; injured a stone; hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean I make medicine sick…. Fast, fast, fast, last night I cut the light off in the bedroom, hit the switch and hit the bed before the room was dark. Fast. All of you chumps are going to bow when I whoop him. I know you got him picked. But when the man is in trouble – “I’m a show you how great I am!”
Inch by inch, play by play, until we’re finished. We’re in hell right now… believe me. And, we can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us? Or, we can fight our way back, into the light, we can climb out of hell. One inch at a time.
~ Muhammad Ali.