There may be people that have more talent than you,but theres no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.— Derek Jeter
The most heartwarming Derek Jeter quotes that will inspire your inner self
I think everyone is ticklish. You just gotta find the right spots.
My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.
I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.
This is why you play - to get an opportunity to play in the playoffs.
The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.
I'm not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes.
You don't just accidentally show up in the World Series.
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.
You have to be confident, if you're not confident you might as well go home.
It doesn't take any talent to play hard.
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.
I'm not one to sit around and be satisfied about something. I can always get better.
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.
If you're going to play at all, you're out to win.
Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.
I try to sign for as many kids as possible.
Kids come first, and I'll always sign for a kid before an adult.
If you're going to win games, you're going to have to come up with the big hits.
That's the bottom line.
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.
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.
Work hard, love what you do, put your best foot forward and never forget the kid in you.
Good teams make the playoffs, hot teams win the playoffs.
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.
Yankee Stadium is my favorite stadium;
I'm not going to lie to you. There's a certain feel you get in Yankee Stadium.
I think it comes easy to work hard. I was always taught, don't short-change yourself. Keep working to get better.
God, I hope I wear this jersey forever.
If I'm shifted two steps toward third base and the ball goes up the middle, people say I have no range to my left. That's why those statistics aren't accurate. You're changing for every batter, sometimes with every pitch. You really can't make one statistic for every shortstop. You have to go by what you see.
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.
I've been lying to you guys for a long time, saying I wasn't nervous and there's no pressure. There was a lot of pressure to do it here.
There's responsibility, but there's also accountability.
You have to be accountable for your actions. You have to stand at your locker when things are going bad.
You've got to make adjustments as you get older.
The only legacy I want is to be thought of as a winner.
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.
You know what I want to do? Wake up one weekend and not have to go anywhere and do nothing.
It doesn't feel different being here (at the All-Star Game) I feel like I'm on an All-Star team everyday.
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.
It doesn't take talent to work hard.
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.
Nine games? It's too long.
The guy's (Shane Spencer) ridiculous.
No one hits home runs like that. I'm telling you, man, it's ridiculous.
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.
I just think that your private life is private.
What I do is obviously public, I get that. I get the fact that people are interested. I'm interested in a lot of people as well. I've just chosen to stay as private as possible.
During the offseason, I go to the movies almost every day.
You hear about women buying shoes? I buy DVDs. I definitely have a problem.
If you play well on the field, everything will take care of itself.
I want to play every day. This year will be absolutely no different.
Our fans don't want to see us win the Wild Card. They want to see us win the division.
Winning is one of the most special moments.
Every time I take the field it's a special moment. The fans are the ones that make it special. Because that's what we do it for.
I will never brag about myself, but my family, I can go on forever.
I never think about my own stats, as long as I'm contributing to the team.
As long as I'm having fun I'm going to play.
A lot of teams, I think, are just happy to make the post-season. Here, you have to win.