Derek Jeter quotes

  • This is why you play -- to get an opportunity to play in the playoffs,
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Opportunity #Play #Playoffs

  • The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Wish #Want #Lasts

  • When I was younger, I was always taught not to make excuses.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Inspiring #Success #Winning

  • 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.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Fun #Winning

  • I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Hard Work #People #Doubt

  • My grandmother asks me to race down the street, I'm going to try to beat her. And I'll probably enjoy it. Competitive to a fault, sometimes.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Grandmother #Winning

  • During the off-season, I go to the movies almost every day.
    -- Derek Jeter

  • I try to stay as private as possible; I know that's difficult, especially playing here in New York, but I make an attempt at it.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #New York #Trying #Difficult

  • My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can't take that away from me.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Dream #Hero

  • 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.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Motivational #Inspiring #Success

  • You don't just accidentally show up in the World Series.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Inspiring #Success #Winning

  • My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Dream #Winning

  • Surround yourself with good people. People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interests.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Winning #People

  • When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that's a really good feeling.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Hard Work #Winning

  • My best vacation is somewhere I could hide, somewhere warm and not a lot of people around.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Winning #Vacation

  • In order to lead people, you have to get to know them.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Order #People

  • I have the greatest job in the world. Only one person can have it. You have shortstops on other teams - I'm not knocking other teams - but there's only one shortstop on the Yankees.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Inspiring #Success #Jobs

  • I think everyone is ticklish. You just gotta find the right spots.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Thinking #Ticklish #Spots

  • It doesn't take any talent to play hard.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Play #Talent

  • The longer you wait to decide what you want to do, the more time you're wasting. It's up to you to want something so badly that your passion shows through in your actions. Your actions, not your words, will do the shouting for you.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Inspirational #Passion #Waiting

  • My dad had been shortstop when he was in college, and you know, when you're a kid, you want to be just like your dad.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Dad #Kids #College

  • I like to hit the gym early in the morning. I feel better throughout the day when I get in a workout first thing in the morning.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Workout #Morning

  • You forget about it whether it was 15-2 or 3-2. It's still a loss. It doesn't matter what the score was if we win tomorrow.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Loss #Winning #Matter

  • I can have fun anywhere, as long as I'm with good people. But in the offseason, I like to go somewhere warm, a nice spot in the Caribbean.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Fun #Nice

  • That's how you win - pitching and defense.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Sports #Winning #Defense

  • If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Inspiring #Success #Baseball

  • Your image isn't your character. Character is what you are as a person.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Character #Persons

  • It's never over. You don't want to be in the position to be down four runs in the ninth inning, but it's not over until the last out.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Inspiring #Success #Running

  • 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.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Winning #Past

  • I'm not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Mistake #Thinking #Perfect

  • 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.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Athlete #Want #Before And After

  • I attribute much of my success in New York to my ability to understand and avoid unnecessary distractions.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #New York #Unnecessary #Distraction

  • In my opinion, I've had the greatest job in the world. I got a chance to be the shortstop for the New York Yankees, and there's only one of those. And I always felt as though it was my job, was to try to provide joy and entertainment for you guys, but it can't compare to what you brought me. So for that, thank you very much.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Jobs #New York #Yankees

  • The great thing about being a Yankee is that youre always a Yankee.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Yankees #Great Things

  • I went to school on Senior Skip Day.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Senior #School #Skip

  • I want to play every day. This year will be absolutely no different.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Years #Play #Different

  • I want to own a team one day. You know, that's my next goal.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Team #Goal #One Day

  • Yankee Stadium is my favorite stadium; I'm not going to lie to you. There's a certain feel you get in Yankee Stadium.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Lying #Yankees #Yankee Stadium

  • I've hung out and dated people I've never even met before.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #People #Mets #Hung

  • You have to be confident, if you're not confident you might as well go home.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Home #Might #Be Confident

  • I always hear people say I give the same answers or I don’t give you much. No, I just don’t give you much negativity. When people are negative a lot, it starts to creep into your mind, and then you start having doubts, and I don’t like that. If there’s another way, show me. My job is to stay positive. My job is to limit distractions. And if you get annoyed by that, I don’t expect you to understand because you’re not in my shoes.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Jobs #Shoes #Stay Positive

  • I go into every game thinking I'm going to be the hero. I have to, or I wouldn't enjoy it.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Inspirational #Hero #Thinking

  • It took him 75 steps to get from third to home. I thought we were going to have to go out there and help him. A lot of players start thinking double then maybe wind up with a triple because the outfielder slips.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Home #Player #Thinking

  • I will never brag about myself, but my family, I can go on forever.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Yankees #Forever #Goes On

  • It doesn't take talent to work hard.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Hard Work #Talent

  • It doesn't seem like the season really gets under way until you have your home opener
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Home #Way

  • MVP, you could have picked a name out of a hat... we have a group of MVPs. You don't rely on one guy. You have to get contributions from everyone.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Yankees #Mvp #Names

  • So is work ethic. You do things over and over again, and when you get in a situation you like to think it comes natural. I think there has to be a mind-set that you’re not afraid to fail. I’m not afraid to fail. I’ve done it quite a bit. The calmer you are, the more the game slows down for you, and I think part of that is controlling your emotions.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Thinking #Games #Work Ethic

  • I try to sign for as many kids as possible. Kids come first, and I'll always sign for a kid before an adult.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Inspiring #Kids #Yankees

  • 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.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Winning #Thinking

  • Defense usually doesn't make many headlines, but it goes a long way towards winning baseball games. There are a number of ways to make an impact during the course of a game, and playing solid, sound defense is one of them.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Baseball #Winning #Impact

  • Our fans don't want to see us win the Wild Card. They want to see us win the division.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Winning #Fans #Cards

  • The Yankees have twenty-five heroes.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Hero #Yankees #Twenties

  • The Yankees have strict rules. You can have a mustache but no other facial hair.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Yankees #Hair #Mustache

  • The draft is a crapshoot, so I've been very fortunate to be drafted by the Yankees, and to have spent my whole career here.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Yankees #Careers

  • The big difference for me is that, as I get older, I find it's a lot easier to stay in shape than it is to get back in shape.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Differences #Shapes #Easier

  • If I put my name on something, I'm going to be involved. I'm not just going to put my name on it and not pay attention.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Names #Attention #Pay

  • I think when things linger, that's when they become a distraction. I don't want any distractions.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Thinking #Want #Distraction

  • I think sometimes people need to get used to an idea.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Thinking #Ideas #People

  • 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.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Winning #Role Models

  • I get nervous watching teammates. I get nervous for them. Late in the game, pressure situation, I'm nervous for them.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Games #Teammate #Pressure

  • I can see how people work out to feel better.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Feel Better #People #Work Out

  • God, I hope I wear this jersey forever.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Inspiring #Success #Winning

  • Everyone fears rejection.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Rejection

  • If you're going to win games, you're going to have to come up with the big hits. That's the bottom line.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Motivational #Sports #Winning

  • When it was time for parent-teacher conferences, I remember that I was always embarrassed about what my parents would hear about me!
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Teacher #Parent #Remember

  • 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.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Jobs #Fun

  • The guy's (Shane Spencer) ridiculous. No one hits home runs like that. I'm telling you, man, it's ridiculous.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Running #Home #Men

  • It doesn't feel different being here (at the All-Star Game) I feel like I'm on an All-Star team everyday.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Stars #Team #Games

  • The first thing to know about playing baseball in Michigan is, Michigan's really cold.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Baseball #Michigan #Firsts

  • 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.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Inspiring #Yankees #People

  • So many people are insanely busy nowadays, and it's easy to say, 'Ah, I'll workout tomorrow.' But you have to set aside a time and stick to that schedule.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Workout #Winning

  • I'm a New Yorker now, and believe me, there's no comparison between the Big Apple and Kalamazoo, no similarity at all. New York City's hectic, always in fast-forward, and Kalamazoo's more laid-back, smaller, slower.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #New York #Believe #Cities

  • I try to sign for as many kids as possible. Kids come first, and I'll always sign for a kid before an adult. It's funny, because I was never big into autographs as a kid. The only player who I ever wanted an autograph from was Dave Winfield.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Kids #Winning

  • For me, when I was a kid, volunteering was the last thing I was thinking about. When I see kids doing it now, it amazes me. It's very impressive, it gives them something productive to do as opposed to getting in trouble. For them to take time out at such a young age is remarkable. I think all kids should take a little time out to volunteer.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Kids #Winning

  • Athletics keeps us healthy, gets us up and running around. It also gives you an opportunity to meet a lot of different people, which is very important.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Running #Opportunity #People

  • 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.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Inspiring #Yankees #Care

  • I always take criticism as a challenge. It's the way I've always looked at it.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Success #Winning #Challenges

  • I like to dance and sing when there's no one around, but, if I'm out, I'm really shy about it. So it takes a lot to get me going, but I enjoy being around music.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Shy #Enjoy

  • If you play well on the field, everything will take care of itself.
    -- Derek Jeter

    #Baseball #Play #Care

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