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#1. In order to lead people, you have to get to know them. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#2. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#3. If you're going to win games, you're going to have to come up with the big hits. That's the bottom line. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#4. I can see how people work out to feel better. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#5. The Yankees have twenty-five heroes. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#6. Handle yourself like a professional on the field and you have one goal-and that's to win. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#7. You have to assume that everything you do is public knowledge. Everything. Because now everyone is a reporter. Everyone is a photographer. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#8. Good teams make the playoffs, hot teams win the playoffs. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#9. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#10. I think it comes easy to work hard. I was always taught, don't short-change yourself. Keep working to get better. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#11. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#12. Every body has a tickle spot, somtimes you just have to find it. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#13. I think when things linger, that's when they become a distraction. I don't want any distractions. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#14. I've hung out and dated people I've never even met before. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#15. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#16. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#17. I go into every game thinking I'm going to be the hero. I have to, or I wouldn't enjoy it. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#18. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#19. It doesn't take any talent to play hard. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#20. One of the best things about being a Yankee is that you have guys like Whitey Ford, Phil Rizzuto, Ron Guidry and Reggie Jackson wandering around the locker room offering you advice. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#21. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#22. I have feelings. I'm not emotionally stunted. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#23. My best vacation is somewhere I could hide, somewhere warm and not a lot of people around. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#24. You've got to make adjustments as you get older. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#25. Our fans don't want to see us win the Wild Card. They want to see us win the division. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#26. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#27. You hear about women buying shoes? I buy DVDs. I definitely have a problem. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#28. I always appreciated the ex-players. Being a Yankee, you get spoiled. Old-Timers Day, all these guys coming back, spring training, being around them, you get a chance to get to know them. So I always think you learn a lot by listening. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#29. Sometimes people complicate things by thinking too much about what someone might think of what they said or did. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#30. There's feelings there, but I think I've just been pretty good at trying to hide my emotions throughout the years. I try to have the same demeanor each and every day. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#31. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#32. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#33. I never think about my own stats, as long as I'm contributing to the team. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#34. You have to be confident, if you're not confident you might as well go home. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#35. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#36. I always have tried to treat people with respect, the way I want to be treated. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#37. Nine games? It's too long. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#38. You don't just accidentally show up in the World Series. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#39. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#40. I get asked enough questions, I try not to ask too many questions. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#41. Sportswriters are what make sports great and fun to watch. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#42. I think everyone is ticklish. You just gotta find the right spots. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#43. I want to play every day. This year will be absolutely no different. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#44. I wish I trusted people more. But when I meet someone, the first thing is, 'What does this person want?' And I put up a defense mechanism. But I've always been that way. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#45. I've been asked to sign a forehead. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#46. Your image isn't your character. Character is what you are as a person. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#47. The first thing to know about playing baseball in Michigan is, Michigan's really cold. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#48. The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#49. Work hard, love what you do, put your best foot forward and never forget the kid in you. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#50. You can't quantify everything a player does to win games. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#51. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#52. The one thing I always said to myself was that when baseball started to feel more like a job, it would be time to move forward. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#53. During the off-season, I go to the movies almost every day. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#54. I've never been an actor on Broadway, but it feels like you're on a stage when you play at Yankee Stadium. And that's the feeling I've always had. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#55. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#56. This is why you play
to get an opportunity to play in the playoffs, - Author: Derek Jeter
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#57. As long as I'm having fun I'm going to play. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#58. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#59. I've always had an interest in business, and my interest in business has really expanded over the years. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#60. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#61. I always take criticism as a challenge. It's the way I've always looked at it. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#62. My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#63. I voted for Obama. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#64. My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can't take that away from me. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#65. Not everybody's a baseball fan. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#66. I'm not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#67. I've found that it's easier to stay in shape than it is to get into shape. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#68. The great thing about being a Yankee is that youre always a Yankee. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#69. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#70. My dreams do not end with playing Major League Baseball. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#71. The guy's (Shane Spencer) ridiculous. No one hits home runs like that. I'm telling you, man, it's ridiculous. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#72. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#73. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#74. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#75. Everyone fears rejection. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#76. Walking around sometimes, I would love to just be able to watch people, see how they act. Sometimes I would love to be invisible. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#77. I've been playing baseball since I was 5 or 6 years old. I've been on a schedule, pretty much, since I was in eighth, ninth grade. I look forward to not doing that. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#78. I want to have a family. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#79. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#80. I don't really see myself getting a Twitter account. Nothing against it. I get it. I especially get it for businesses. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#81. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#82. 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! - Author: Derek Jeter
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#83. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#84. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#85. If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#86. My parents always felt if I worked hard enough I could make any dream come true. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#87. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#88. No former player has owned a team in baseball. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#89. I hate the treadmill. I hate it. You really don't have to be on it that long, something like 20 or 30 minutes. It's all about getting your heart rate up. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#90. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#91. I'd like to get a degree. You ever see the movie 'Back to School?' I'll go back with my kids. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#92. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#93. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#94. 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. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#95. The only legacy I want is to be thought of as a winner. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#96. Yankee Stadium is my favorite stadium; I'm not going to lie to you. There's a certain feel you get in Yankee Stadium. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#97. You gotta have fun. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#98. God, I hope I wear this jersey forever. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#99. When I was younger, I was always taught not to make excuses. - Author: Derek Jeter
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#100. It doesn't seem like the season really gets under way until you have your home opener - Author: Derek Jeter
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