Fightin’ Words Quote of the Week
In honor of Muhammad Ali’s impending 70th birthday on January 17th, I thought it only fitting to include, as this week’s “quote of the week,” a brief passage from the Greatest himself, as transcribed by his daughter Hana Yasmeen Ali, in her book, Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey.
“I would like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times, who was humorous, and who treated everyone right. As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him…who stood up for his beliefs…who tried to unite all humankind through faith and love. And if all that’s too much, then I guess I’d settle for being remembered only as a great boxer who became a leader and a champion of his people. And I wouldn’t even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was.”