You can never fall in love with a team.— David Ortiz
The most memorable David Ortiz quotes that will activate your desire to change
My timing’s a little off. But I’m about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August.
Life is a challenge that you need. There's things in life that are going to throw you into the ground, but if you learn how to get up, that means you are not a quitter.
They pick me [to be tested for steroids] every time.
I don't know why. I don't know if it's because I'm a big guy, or what, but all I know is all they are going to find is a lot of rice and beans.
I'm a winner, I play to win, I want to make good things go on around me.
I just want to play baseball.
My mom, she wasn't like a baseball mother who knew everything about the game.
She just wanted me to be happy with what I was doing.
I'm going to be done when I've decided that I'm done.
I just love the feeling from the fans and when I'm walking on deck I can hear people screaming and wishing you the best. That puts you into the game more than anything.
I showed people that it's not about guessing what people can do.
It's about saying, 'Here, show me what you can do.'
I don't try to hit the ball 500 feet.
It looks good when you hit it 500 feet, but as long as it goes over the fence, it's a home run. When you swing hard, it takes a little bit of recognition away from you. The power you're trying to increase - you're not all the way through it with your vision.
I come to play everyday.
Everybody goes through some tough times in their life, no matter what you do.
Man, I've had my tough times.
I'm just another player that comes in and comes out.
Everybody's time is up at some point, I don't think that's my problem. I'm just going to keep on trying like I normally do.
I'm the same guy I've always been. I'm the same guy now as when I was hitting 50 home runs. I don't change.
I try to do things the right way.
I'm very mechanical, so if I have one thing that's going in the wrong direction when I'm hitting, it's hard for me to get a hit.
It doesn't matter if we are down 3-0.
We just have got to keep the faith like that one piece you were saying in "Keep on Going," because the game is not over till the last out.
Sometimes when you're fighting, fighting, fighting, the mind needs some time off and you regroup and get back to normal.
You don't get better as you get older in your career.
It's not natural to have your best years late in your career. So I'm trying to do whatever I can to keep my body feeling good for as long as I can.
This is our f---g city. And nobody is going to dictate our freedom.
You can't say that being a fan is more serious, because players are trying to do better in order to get paid better.
Some people think I'm mean, until they get to know me.
I'm just trying to work hard every day, trying to be a better player and one day, to be right there with them, one of those special hitters.
I stress a lot, sometimes.
I'm the kind of a player who, if you give me something good to hit, I'm going to swing at it. Otherwise, there's nothing else you can do.
Everybody has something to prove each year.
Everybody has a responsibility in this game. Even the batboy.
I swing hard all the time. That's what I've done my whole life - hit.
I've always been my own hitting coach.
All I like to do is work every day and have an idea what I want to do.
The fans know that I don't give at-bats away.
I just swing hard in case I hit it -- that's it.
Nobody is going to dictate our freedom.
I start thinking about life after death.
I've got to quit thinking about it because it's very deep. Very deep. Sometimes you start thinking about it, and you don't feel like you want to be alive, so I don't like to get all quiet.
You just have to go as far as you can go. Everyone works his way up.
Through the years I've been getting better and better and better, and it's what you learn though the seasons.
I try to be as quiet as I can at the plate, but still aggressive.
Trust me, I play the game for the fans, my family and myself.
I never thought that buying supplements and vitamins, it was going to hurt anybody's feelings.
I'm an easy person to get along with. Even when I struggle, I have the same attitude.
My parents always told me to stay away from trouble.
When I moved away from them at a young age, I was fine because they taught me how to do everything right.
I just come do what I've got to do, play my game. And I don't worry if anybody likes it.
This jersey that we're wearing today doesn't say Red Sox. It says Boston.
What I don't want to do is just play for the sake of playing.
What happened to me should teach everybody that you should never give up on anybody.
I guess the rules aren't for everyone.
I'm not thinking home run, I just want to put a good swing on the ball.
When you go looking for home runs, you get off of your swing. So you don't think of homers when you go up to the plate.
If I can't hit at a high level, I won't play, and I know there comes a point where my body won't be able to do that.
I'm the kind of guy that I never forget my teammates.
I know in my situation, my mind works more than everything else.
I've been like that my whole career.