All I've been doing is reading this diary wondering how the hell I'm still alive?

Jim

Just my own naked self and the stars breathing down, it's beautiful.

Jim

I was just gonna sniff a bag but one guy says if you're gonna sniff you might as well pop it and another guys says if you gonna pop it you might as well mainline.

Jim

I felt dazed, like I just came out of a 4 hour movie I didn't understand.

Jim Carroll

Gee whiz, ma, we oughtta have these heart to heart talks more often, they're good for us.

Jim

You gotta have presence on the court. Presence like a cheetah rather than a chimp. Sure, they both got it, but Chimpy gotta jump his nuts around to get it. The shy cheetah moves with total nonchalance, stickin' it to them in his sexy, slow strut. Me? I play like a cheetah.

Jim

And in the next life, father, I'M gonna have the PADDLE.

Jim

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The Basketball Diaries Quotes

I just wanna be pure, I just wanna be pure.

Jim Carroll

All I've been doing is reading this diary wondering how the hell I'm still alive?

Jim