Softball quotes

  • Everyone is really afraid of getting out there and not being good. That's the challenge: To be afraid and know people are staring at you and know you might not do all that well, but you do it anyway. What singles out the successful athlete from the ones who never make it past a plateau, it that successful athletes risk failure, even though they are terrified.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • I have learned not to overlook the advantages of being me. From when I was a softball player, and I held the stolen bases record. I would slide into second with my prostheses, and the girl on the base could either step aside or meet two wooden sticks.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Girl #Softball #Player

  • Success isn't winning every time. A lot of different factors go into every race, and you can't control all of them. Success means doing as excellent a job as you can on that particular day. The people I admire most aren't necessarily the most wonderful athletes. I admire the ones who keep coming back and doing it, time after time.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Softball #Sports #Jobs

  • Growing up in Georgia, I used to think people up north or out west were so different. They're really not. They're just regular people who live in small towns. They grow up and try to raise families and have a job and go to church and play softball. It's that way everywhere.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Softball #Jobs #Growing Up

  • People don't win because they're physically stronger. It's because they're stronger between the ears.
    -- Alex Shaffer

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • I'd rather have more heart than talent any day.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • Everyone wants to win, but I think winners believe they deserve to win. They've made the commitment, they've followed the right path, and they've taken the right steps to be successful.
    -- Amy Ruley

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • I love pushing my body to the limit & seeing how far I can take it before it breaks.
    -- Amy Van Dyken

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • You can never meet everyone's expectations. It's hard enough to meet your own.
    -- Andrea Jaeger

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too.
    -- Angela Ruggiero

    #Basketball #Girl #Softball

  • What you do when no one else is looking will determine how good you'll be.
    -- Anson Dorrance

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • Life is what you make it so make the best of it.
    -- Anthony Shay

    #Softball #Life Is #Make The Best Of It

  • I believe in the philosophy of staying hungry. If you have a dream and it becomes a reality, don't stay satisfied too long. Make up a new dream and hunt after that one and turn it into a reality.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Softball #Sports #Dream

  • Everybody has barriers and obstacles. If you look at them as containing fences that don't allow you to advance, then you're going to be a failure. If you look at them as hurdles that strengthen you each time you go over one, then you're going to be a success.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Softball #Looks #Obstacles

  • Rocks make no compromise for sex... rock climbing is not like some sports, where it is made easier for women; or sports like, say, softball, which is only baseball for soft people. On a rock, everything is equal.
    -- Beverly Johnson

    #Softball #Sports #Baseball

  • Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
    -- Bill Veeck

    #Softball #Baseball #Inspirational Sports

  • To a winner, complacency and overconfidence can be destructive. To losers, desperation and despondency are just as harmful.
    -- Bill Walsh

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • No matter how tough, no matter what kind of outside pressure, no matter how many bad breaks along the way, I must keep my sights on the final goal, to win, win, win-and with more love and passion than the world has ever witnessed in any performance.
    -- Billie Jean King

    #Softball #Passion #Winning

  • If my dreams can happen to me, your dreams can happen to you. Champions are not made on the track or field; champions are made by the things you accomplish and the way you use your abilities in everyday life situations.
    -- Bob Beamon

    #Softball #Sports #Dream

  • I drew my strength from fear. Fear of losing. I don't remember the games I won, only the games I lost.
    -- Boris Becker

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • You're going to make mistakes in life. It's what you do after the mistakes that counts.
    -- Brandi Chastain

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • What are the critical success factors of your job? What must you be absolutely, positively excellent at doing to be successful?
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Softball #Sports #Jobs

  • I have zero hand-eye coordination - zero - so I've never been good at softball, basketball, golf, things like that, but I'm really strong and I have really good endurance so I can go forever - I'm a tough girl.
    -- Brooklyn Decker

    #Basketball #Girl #Softball

  • If you're not prepared, it's not pressure you feel, it's fear.
    -- Bruce Bochy

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • Sometimes we get so afraid of hitting bad shots (making bad pitches), we don't let ourselves hit (pitch) good ones.
    -- Butch Harmon

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • I think that certain players are going to approach the game differently. I am more of a quiet person. I like to have more of a focused energy and internal energy whereas some people need to be bouncing off the walls to be ready for the game.
    -- Caitlin Lowe

    #Softball #Wall #Player

  • I know you're supposed to set goals for yourself. I see all that motivational stuff on television. Think about the future, what's next! But I'm all into the journey. It's fascinating to me. So if I make certain what I want moment to moment, I'm cool at the crossroads.
    -- Cassandra Wilson

    #Softball #Journey #Thinking

  • It's always about wanting to one-up myself from the day before. There's never an absolute 100% perfect performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going.
    -- Cat Osterman

    #Softball #Perfect #Going Out

  • When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys.
    -- Catherine Bell

    #Girl #Softball #Football

  • I'm a middle-class former housewife who goes to my daughter's softball games.
    -- Charlaine Harris

    #Softball #Daughter #Mother

  • Single-mindedness. I hate to say it because I don't think it's the best thing for developing a person, but the single-mindedness - just concentrating in the one area - that's what it takes to be a champion.
    -- Chris Evert

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • Talking of first times Stephanie, I bet your first time was really memorable for you and the captain ot the football team .. and the basketball team .. and the softball team, the track team, the chess club and the pool boy!
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Basketball #Softball #Football

  • Set goals for things you can control. In my case, I can't control the marks from the judges, but I can control how I train every day, and I can control my performance.
    -- Claire Carver-Dias

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • We're going to step on the field knowing that every team we're going against is going to push their game to that whole new level that we probably hadn't seen. ... We've just got to be ready to step up with them
    -- Crystl Bustos

    #Softball #Team #Games

  • If I could make millions of dollars being a softball player, I would quit acting in a second.
    -- Danny Masterson

    #Softball #Player #Acting

  • Success shouldn't be measured by how much you have but by how much you give back.
    -- Danny Villanueva

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • In more than 20 years of opening beers with guys, I have NEVER seen the Swedish Bikini Team show up. Almost always, the teams that show up in beer drinking situations consist of guys who have been playing league softball and smell like bus seats.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Softball #Team #Drinking

  • Confidence comes from hard work. It comes from facing different situations and making putts. It comes from knowing you've worked on the right things, so when you get under the gun, you can execute what you've practiced.
    -- David Duval

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • A lot of people notice when you succeed, but they don't see what it takes to get there.
    -- Dawn Staley

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • My advice is that going to the Olympics and winning a gold medal are great goals, but the real goal should be to be the best that you can be.
    -- Debi Thomas

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
    -- Diane Arbus

    #Life #Motivational #Softball

  • It's the old story. You might be able to fool your coaches, or your teammates, or your opponents. But, you can never fool yourself in anything. I believe that the more critical you are of your own performance- the higher standards you have-the better you become at what you do.
    -- Don Maynard

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • I'm not exceptionally fast or overly powerful. But I have a good work ethic, and I make up for it by using technique and trying to be smarter.
    -- Dot Richardson

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.
    -- Dot Richardson

    #Softball #Sports #Dream

  • You don't have to win to be a winner. If you give 100 percent, getting yourself mentally and physically prepared to play the game, if you look in the mirror and can say you give it everything to win, that's it. You're not going to win every time.
    -- Duke Snider

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • Today is a new day. Even if you were wrong yesterday, you can get it right today.
    -- Dwight Howard

    #Softball #Yesterday #New Day

  • Companies that solely focus on competition will ultimately die. Those that focus on value creation will thrive.
    -- Edward de Bono

    #Softball #Focus #Competition

  • Today the U.S. government can demand the nation-wide recall of defective softball bats, sneakers, stuffed animals, and foam-rubber toy cows. But it cannot order a meatpacking company to remove contaminated, potentially lethal ground beef from fast food kitchens and supermarket shelves.
    -- Eric Schlosser

    #Softball #Animal #Government

  • Pressure bursts pipes. I thank God for giving me peace of mind to overcome pressure. The difference between winning and losing is when pressure hits.
    -- Evander Holyfield

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
    -- Ferdinand Foch

    #Love #Life #Softball

  • Most of our girls are accustomed to playing several games in a short time frame. As a coach and as a team, you want to play games. Plus, you might see a different brand of softball than you are accustomed to playing, and that can be beneficial as well.
    -- Frank Minis Johnson

    #Girl #Softball #Team

  • A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over, even in victory, to see what might be done to improve the performance the next time.
    -- Frank Shorter

    #Softball #Sports #Athlete

  • You've got to have the guts to not be afraid to screw up. The guys who win are the ones who are not afraid to mess up. And that comes right from the heart.
    -- Fuzzy Zoeller

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • The key is that I control my life; my life doesn't control me.
    -- Gabrielle Reece

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • I played sports year around: basketball, soccer, softball and I ran track year around, from the time I was, like, six, seven.
    -- Gabrielle Union

    #Basketball #Softball #Soccer

  • If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
    -- George Brett

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • Once in a while, I played second base; once in a while, outfield. But those were just pickup games and softball leagues. So when I bought the Yankees, I tried to stay one pace ahead of the players.
    -- George Steinbrenner

    #Funny #Softball #Player

  • Let us, therefore, not be weary of well-doing; for we shall reap an eternal harvest of comfort, if we faint not.
    -- George Whitefield

    #Softball #Comfort #Harvest

  • I enjoy sports, and love being involved in any outdoor sport from volleyball to softball. I'm not being immodest when I say I'm a natural athlete.
    -- Ginger Rogers

    #Softball #Sports #Volleyball

  • Regardless of where you're pitching, regardless of what goes on before or after your game, you still have to be ready.
    -- Greg Maddux

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • I am a winner. I just didn't win today.
    -- Greg Norman

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • You expect success, you respect failure.
    -- Greg Norman

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
    -- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Softball

  • To be successful in anything, a person must always want to be better, not only than your opponent but better than your last performance. Done correctly, being competitive is a wonderful way to always try to be a better person by learning from your mistakes and capitalizing on your successes.
    -- Hale Irwin

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • When I step into the batters box and hear my team say my name and they all cheer for me i feel as if i need to hit the ball for them! Softball is life and nothing comes before it
    -- Hannah

    #Softball #Cheer #Team

  • Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don't want.
    -- Hannah Whitall Smith

    #Inspirational #Softball #Sports

  • Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
    -- Helen Keller

    #Softball #Faith #Inspiration

  • Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
    -- Henry Van Dyke

    #Inspirational #Success #Softball

  • The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you.
    -- Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • Republicans now have their own network in Fox, so guys who don't like to answer questions, like Trent Lott, have a place to go to hit softballs.
    -- James Carville

    #Softball #Guy #Answers

  • For to keep at the top is harder almost than to get there
    -- James Gibbons

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • Your body is not made to throw like we throw. That's why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It's a natural movement in softball. In baseball it's not a natural movement.
    -- Jamie Moyer

    #Softball #Baseball #Games

  • I was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. I was very athletic, playing volleyball and softball. I did gymnastics for about ten years, too.
    -- Jasmine Tookes

    #Softball #Volleyball #Beach

  • Our sports [softball] is a game of failure already so my dad always says to parents who he is a pitching coach and he's been my pitching coach since I was 11 years old is if they can be the best kid on the team, let them experience that and then obviously the challenge has to come later on but you don't get that opportunity very often and confidence is such a huge part of this game and in life in general.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Sports #Dad

  • And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, 'If you want it bad enough, and you're willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Dad #Father

  • To some Softball is a game; to others it's Life.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Games

  • When I'm in the game [softball], it's not so much mechanics. It's more of just trusting my teammates, trusting myself, trusting my preparation that we've put in to get there. When you're in the game, it's go-mode. There's going to be times when you're tweaking things but when you're in that game mode, you just want to think about that one next pitch.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Thinking #Games

  • It's a game of failure [softball]. Everybody would play, that was easy and everyone's not playing because it is so tough. But it's a matter of keep plugging away, keep working hard, believing in yourself and it is a team sport and there is nothing better than being out there, having a ball in your hand, playing the game that you love and ultimately that's what it comes down is having fun and enjoying it.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Sports #Fun

  • I still think there are some pitches in this pitching arm, so I will continue playing with USA Softball, but knowing that this could be the last time a softball player stands on the Olympic podium and has the opportunity of experiencing this - it was emotional.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Emotional #Thinking

  • Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Sports #Perfect

  • I could have never dreamed what an amazing ride this has been.
    -- Jennie Finch


  • It's so empowering to see yourself as a machine.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Empowering #Machines

  • I've face more than 35 major leaguers, and only two have ever made contact against me.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Two #Major League

  • When I was 12, I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher. That devastated me. I was crushed.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Championship #Crushed

  • Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Basketball #Softball #Baseball

  • Although it is disappointing that softball was not reinstated into the Olympics, we are going to continue to keep growing the sport.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Sports #Growing

  • College softball each year reaches new levels of interest.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #College #Years

  • I was honored to wear 'Arizona' across my chest. I am extremely blessed to have my education completely paid for and take part in the great tradition of Wildcat softball. To have my jersey number retired was the ultimate compliment.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Blessed #Numbers

  • Softball has given me so much in life. It's taught me the kind of person I want to be, and given me a sweet sisterhood. It even led me to my husband.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Sweet #Husband

  • For softball, we need the Olympics. For young girls dreaming of that Olympic dream, that's where it's at, and that's where it all started in '96 for our sport.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Girl #Softball #Sports

  • I loved being on the field playing and teaching softball. I didn't like the fact that a camp had my name on it and I didn't know the logistics of what was going on. I wanted to make sure I was involved in a camp that did things right.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Teaching #Names

  • When I lose, I take it very personally.
    -- Jennie Finch


  • Growing up, I watched softball and U.S.A .softball, and that was my goal of being able to represent my country and wear the red, white, and blue out there, and I think it is one of the highest honors to be able to go out there and compete for your country, and it was something so very special, and it was everything I dreamt of and more.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Country #Growing Up

  • A macho attitude is totally to my advantage. Guys try to hit it 400 feet out of the park, but in softball you have to use a short, quick swing. Big, huge swings equal big, huge strikeouts.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Attitude #Feet

  • I just feel like it gets harder and harder every year with Ace getting older and time away from my husband and even family events such as birthdays and friends' weddings and things that I've always just missed out on because of softball.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Husband #Years

  • I love to run. I was challenged to run the New York marathon four months after having my youngest son, and since running isn't a big part of softball, the thought of a marathon was a stretch for me.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Running #New York

  • My family vacations were softball tournaments.
    -- Jennie Finch

    #Softball #Vacation #My Family

  • Everyone thinks softball is a girl's game. But you only think that until you get hit with it on a line drive.
    -- Jerry Smith

    #Funny #Girl #Softball

  • If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
    -- Jesse Jackson

    #Inspiring #Graduation #Softball

  • You have to be extreme to be exceptional. I couldn't revel in being number one. I had to get to zero. When my fitness was at its peak, I was intimidating. I made guys cave in. They'd be dejected in the locker room after matches, and I'd go out for a run, as if it wasn't enough. I'd rub it in their faces. I meant to do that.
    -- Jim Courier

    #Softball #Sports #Running