I would like to be refered to as 'The Big Aristotle'.

- Shaquille Oneal

I do what I do. Always.

- Shaquille Oneal

I'm very excited about my new agreement with the Heat. This contract allows me to address all of my family's long-term financial goals while allowing the Heat the ability to acquire those players that we need to win a championship.

- Shaquille Oneal

I want to be known as 'The Big Shakespeare.' It was Shakespeare that said, 'Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them.'

- Shaquille Oneal

Everything happens for a reason. I'm used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what's right for them and their family.

- Shaquille Oneal

But, hey I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me.

- Shaquille Oneal

The best quality about Kobe Bryant? You want me to be honest? I don't know. I'll tell you why. I open my arms to everybody. But he never stepped forward for the embrace. So I never really got to know him. I don't know anything about him, and it's kinda sad.

- Shaquille Oneal

When I get old, I'm going to the old folks' home. I don't want to be one of those guys who's hanging around the house bothering the kids. But not just any old folks' home. I want the whole top floor.

- Shaquille Oneal

Can I go one day without somebody saying something negative about me?

- Shaquille Oneal

I knew I was dog meat. Luckily, I'm the high-priced dog meat that everybody wants. I'm the good-quality dog meat. I'm the Alpo of the NBA.

- Shaquille Oneal