52 Total Quotes

Dee Brown Quotes

We didn't relax. It's a road game. If they didn't come back, they're not protecting their home court.
Dee Brown
#Home

I miss football a lot. Football made me a better teammate basketball-wise because I knew I needed my line and my receivers to block for me. Once I realized how much I needed my teammates to make me look good, that helped me as a basketball player.
Dee Brown
#Basketball

The transition game opens up a lot of things. We got a lot of easy baskets.
Dee Brown
#Baskets

That's one emphasis now - energy, enthusiasm and having fun playing basketball. We have to bring the fun back. . . . We have to continue to play with energy and enthusiasm and we'll be fine.
Dee Brown
#Basketball

You could ask the same thing about Tennessee. They still got a 2 seed and they lost in the first round (of the Southeastern Conference Tournament).
Dee Brown
#Ask

I think that's what we've been emphasizing. Energy. Enthusiasm. Just have fun. You've got to have fun playing basketball. We've got to bring the fun back.
Dee Brown
#Basketball

I believe that each human being has within himself or herself at least one poem or short story, or perhaps even a full length book.
Dee Brown
#Believe

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
Dee Brown
#American Novelist

When you get opportunities, you have to step up and take them. We need production from our bench.
Dee Brown
#Bench

I want to thank my mom for putting me in a basketball environment and coach (Bruce) Weber for putting the ball in my hands when he got to Illinois.
Dee Brown
#Basketball

Not everybody gets to play for Illinois. That's the way it goes. His future wasn't with us.
Dee Brown
#Future

The Indians knew that life was equated with the earth and its resources, that America was a paradise, and they could not comprehend why the intruders from the East were determined to destroy all that was Indian as well as America itself.
Dee Brown
#American Novelist

No reaction. It's basketball. That's what happens. They (the selection committee) have a hard job.
Dee Brown
#Basketball

Coach did a good job of scheduling Georgetown. We have an idea of what to expect [against Air Force].
Dee Brown
#Force

We've seen it before. Now we just have to practice for it.
Dee Brown
#Practice

Our experience is an advantage, but it's a team thing and can't just be two guys. You just try to tell the young guys how hard they have to play and how much they have to want to win. It's our job to deliver that message.
Dee Brown
#Experience

Offensively it was one of our best games.
Dee Brown
#Games

He's a great talent and he likes to talk trash.
Dee Brown
#Talent

We were hacking more and fouling. We weren't disciplined on defense.
Dee Brown
#Defense

We were hacking more. We were undisciplined on defense.
Dee Brown
#Defense

You just don't give up. There have been times when everything seemed to conspire against getting a book done or printed, and I would feel like turning my back on the whole thing. But I came back and persisted.
Dee Brown
#American Novelist

I hang with E.B. (Halsey), Mel (Melvin Bryant) and J.D. (Jason Davis). I beat them in video games, and they beat me in video games. Those are my guys. They know I played football and that I have a special love for football. Illinois is a football school as well as a basketball school, so I have to show them respect.
Dee Brown
#Games

I never said anything bad about him. I tell a lot of people he's one of the best coaches out there just because of the type of person he is. He's a good coach. Everything he's got this year he deserves.
Dee Brown
#People

This was the Moon of Falling Leaves, and across the West on almost every Indian reservation, the Ghost Dance was spreading like a prairie fire under a high wind, ... Agitated Indian Bureau inspectors and Army officers from Dakota to Arizona, from Indian Territory to Nevada, were trying to fathom the meaning of it.... Official word was: stop the Ghost Dancing. [It] was so prevalent on the Sioux reservations that almost all other activities came to a halt.... At Pine Ridge the frightened agent telegraphed Washington: 'Indians are dancing in the snow and are wild and crazy.... We need protection and we need it now.'
Dee Brown
#Moon

The word is really getting out (about Iowa Central cross country). Both teams should be much stronger this year and we have a lot more depth to work with.
Dee Brown
#Country

They have looked very well so far in practice. I am very excited to see what they can do this year.
Dee Brown
#Practice

Until I quit writing and I don't know when that will be, I will always be reading something that has to do with what I'm working on.
Dee Brown
#American Novelist

That's the thing about James — we need him to rebound the basketball, and he had nine. We need him to come out there and show senior leadership and he did. He's big for us. We need him on the court. We talked about it before the game. We need him in the game. When he got back in, he made his presence known.
Dee Brown
#Basketball

He wanted me to do more and get involved by running off screens. I wasn't doing that, and he got in my ear. ... That's what coach wants, and I have to work on it.
Dee Brown
#Running

I'm just looking at Indiana on Sunday. You just have to worry about yourself. You have to win and see what happens.
Dee Brown
#Worry