Justin Timberlake was honored as the first recipient of the Decade Award at the Teen Choice Awards 2016 over the weekend during which he delivered a moving speech.
“To all you teens out there, I ask you to not learn from my example, but from the example of all the greats that have come before me,” Timberlake said. “For me, a big moment growing up was when I discovered that there was a music legend living right down the street from me, the Reverend Al Green, who taught the world a lesson that resonates now, I think, more than ever: let’s stay together. I learned from so many music greats: Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder.”
Timberlake went on to talk about another legend, opening up about advice he received from the late Muhammad Ali. “Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing,” he said. “Greatest quote ever.”