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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

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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


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


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


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


You tell me you want to race down the street, I’m going to try to beat you. 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


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


I always have tried to treat people with respect, the way I want to be treated.
Derek Jeter


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


You hear about women buying shoes? I buy DVDs. I definitely have a problem.
Derek Jeter


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


You have to assume that everything you do is public knowledge. Everything. Because now everyone is a reporter. Everyone is a photographer.
Derek Jeter


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!
Derek Jeter


You know what I want to do? Wake up one weekend and not have to go anywhere and do nothing.
Derek Jeter


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


I’ve always been very cautious with what I do. You know, that started at a young age. I always had the approach or the mentality I never wanted to embarrass my parents.
Derek Jeter


I went to school on Senior Skip Day.
Derek Jeter


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


That’s how you win – pitching and defense.
Derek Jeter


I remember going from rookie ball to A, to double A, then to triple A. At every level it seemed like the game was faster. The bigger the situation, the more the game speeds up. That’s all mental. It messes people up.
Derek Jeter


I’m not a hermit, but I definitely stay in a lot more than I used to. There’s more attention now then there ever was. You walk down the street with someone and it’s a story. It becomes national news, you know what I mean? So, I still do things, but I stay home a lot more.
Derek Jeter


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


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


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


I voted for Obama.
Derek Jeter


Any player that says they don’t want to go to an All-Star Game is lying to you. It’s something everyone wants to be a part of.
Derek Jeter


I think, a lot of times, players get in trouble when they’re asked questions and they think they have to find a way to answer it. If you ask me a question and I say, ‘I don’t know,’ there’s really no follow-up.
Derek Jeter


You don’t just accidentally show up in the World Series.
Derek Jeter


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


The thing that means the most to me is being remembered as a Yankee, because that’s what I’ve always wanted to be, was to be a Yankee.
Derek Jeter


I always used to get in trouble for talking too much. 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


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


Walking around sometimes, I would love to just be able to watch people, see how they act. Sometimes I would love to be invisible.
Derek Jeter


You gotta have fun.
Derek Jeter


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


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


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


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


Not everybody’s a baseball fan.
Derek Jeter


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


I’ve been asked to sign a forehead.
Derek Jeter


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


I’d like to get a degree. You ever see the movie ‘Back to School?’ I’ll go back with my kids.
Derek Jeter


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Sometimes people complicate things by thinking too much about what someone might think of what they said or did.
Derek Jeter


You’re a person a lot longer before and after you’re a professional athlete. People always say to me, ‘Your image is this, your image is that.’ Your image isn’t your character. Character is what you are as a person. That’s what I worry about.
Derek Jeter


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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