Derek Jeter Quotes That Will Make You Want to Be Better

Derek Jeter Quotes

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1) “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.”

2) “Obviously, you’re known for what you do. But you still want to be known as a good person. You’re a person a lot longer before and after you’re a professional athlete.”

3) “We just want to win. That’s the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don’t really reflect on what we’ve done in the past. We focus on the present.”

4) “I never think about my own stats, as long as I’m contributing to the team.”

5) “I’m not one to sit around and be satisfied about something. I can always get better.”

6) “My parents always felt if I worked hard enough I could make any dream come true.”

7) “I think it comes easy to work hard. I was always taught, don’t short-change yourself. Keep working to get better.”

8) “You’ve got to make adjustments as you get older.”

9) “The only legacy I want is to be thought of as a winner.”

10) “Sometimes people complicate things by thinking too much about what someone might think of what they said or did.”

11) “Your image isn’t your character. Character is what you are as a person.”

12) “Surround yourself with good people. People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interests.”

13) “If you’re going to play at all, you’re out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.”

14) “My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can’t take that away from me.”

15) “I’m not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes.”

16) “You’re playing a game, whether it’s Little League or Game 7 of the Word Series. It’s impossible to do well unless you’re having a good time. People talk about pressure. Yeah, there’s pressure. But I just look at it as fun.”

17) “When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.”

18) “I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.”

19) “You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we’re playing a game. It’s a business, it’s our job, but I don’t think you can do well unless you’re having fun.”

20) “What kind of influence did my parents have on my life? Well, they had the most influence. These are the people who are closest to me. My parents are very positive people. They’ve been supportive. They’re always there.”

21) “The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.”

22) “I always take criticism as a challenge. It’s the way I’ve always looked at it.”

23) “When I was younger, I was always taught not to make excuses.”

24) “I think there’s something wrong with me – I like to win in everything I do, regardless of what it is. You want to race down the street, I want to beat you. If we’re playing checkers, I want to win. You beat me, it’s going to bother me. I just enjoy competition.”

25) “My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.”

26) “Everyone fears rejection.”

27) “You can’t be sensitive, because you’re going to get criticized. I don’t care who you are, you’re going to get criticized.”

28) “I always have tried to treat people with respect, the way I want to be treated.”

29) “If you’re going to play at all, you’re out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.”

30) “I’m very, very competitive. If my grandmother asks to race me down the street, I’m going to try to beat her. And I’ll probably enjoy it!”

31) “I’ve found that it’s easier to stay in shape than it is to get into shape.”

32) “I looked up to my parents because they were very successful in what they wanted to do. I was lucky; I didn’t have to look far for role models.”

33) “Through time you learn from your experiences. I think I’ve learned to deal with people a little bit better over time.”

34) “I don’t listen to opinions.”

35) “I think when things linger, that’s when they become a distraction. I don’t want any distractions.”