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236 Most Inspirational Softball Quotes searched the internet for some of the best softball and sports quotes of all time. Here are some inspirational softball quotes that you may not have heard. You may choose to use these before games, to inspire your team.

Softball Sayings and Quotes


“Sweat dries, blood clots, bones heal, suck it up princess. This is softball.”


“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


“To give less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. -Steve Prefontaine


“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller


“life’s a pitch, so take it for a ride.”


“6-4-3=2 softball math… you wouldn’t understand!”


“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vincent T. Lombardi


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


“Life’s a pitch.”


“There’s nothing soft about my Balls.”


“One of the most awesome things about sports, particularly team sports, is that everything you need to do to be successful on the playing field carries over directly into life. In a team sport, you have to learn how to work together, to set goals, and then work toward those goals in a productive way. You learn to be responsible, and you learn how not only to be independent so you can support others.” – Sheila Cornell Douty


“Boys Are Great: Every Girls Softball Team Needs A Waterboy.”


“It’s always about wanting to one-up me 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.”


“Don’t think you’re too good to sit and root for your team, be a team player.”


“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


“Softball is life with the volume turned up, how loud is your game, crank it up!”


“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.”


“Real woman have great curves…and fastballs and change-ups.”


“I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down, and I will not let myself down.” – Mia Hamm


“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? — John Wooden


“Life’s hard. Softball’s harder.”


“Call us butter cause we on a roll.”


“I don’t know if there’s an actors’ slow-pitch softball league I could join. My agency has a team, but they say it would be a conflict of interest for the people they rep to play because I could hit a pop-up and they’d have to drop it on purpose.” – Miles Teller


“One team one dream.”


“Play the ball; don’t let the ball play you.”


“Attitude is a choice. Think positive thoughts daily. Believe in yourself.” – Pat Summitt


“You’re going to be praised, and you’re going to be criticised. Ignore both. Neither one matters.”


“I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time.” – Jennie Finch


“Cinderella can have her glass slipper; this princess wears cleats.”


“(In softball) Go hard every play. You don’t want to leave anything behind and regret it years down the road that you didn’t give it all when you could have.” – Ashley DeBuhr


“When I am working, it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television.” – Mackenzie Astin


“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shot…and I missed it. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s precisely why I succeed.”


“Sometimes it feels like you’re pushing and pushing and not getting through. But there’s so much progress that cant is seen each day.”


“Mastery is a product of consistently going beyond our limits.” – Stewart Emery


“Teamwork is really a form of trust. It’s what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realise that you won’t achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues.” – Pat Summitt


“This diamond doesn’t sparkle, but I protect it with my LIFE.”


“We don’t wear cups; we win them.”


“The absolute heart of loyalty is to value those people who tell you the truth, not just those people who tell you what you want to hear. In fact, you should value them the most. Because they have paid you the compliment of levelling with you and assuming you can handle it.” – Pat Summitt


“play like you’re in first, train like you’re in second.”


“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”


“Now it’s mainly softball with some friends.” – Josh Charles


“If you look back at yesterday and think it was a big deal, then you haven’t done anything today.” – Cat Osterman


“My parents taught me a long time ago that you win in life with people, and that’s important because if you hang with winners, you stand a great chance of being a winner.” – Pat Summitt


“I am who I am. I’m going to be who I am. And I’m going to give my all to the game in the way that I do it.” – Lonni Alameda


“It is, … kind of a softball atmosphere out there.” – Lance Berkman


“If ur dating a softball player raise ur hands, If ur NOT raise ur standards.”


“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.” – John Wooden


“There’s no place like home.”


“If you always live with those who are lame, you will yourself learn to limp.” – Anon.


“It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations, as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature, and quenched the spirit of immortality, which is his portion.” – Southey


“We have to continue to grow to learn how to get to each and every player. If I can learn to communicate in different ways, then I can become a better coach to 23 players.” – Lonni Alameda


“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You have to have one hand free to throw something back.”


“if you don’t play fast-pitch, don’t say you play softball.”


“When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But when a pitcher hands you a changeup, smack it right down her throat.”


“Ho hard or go home.”


“If I’m not leading by example, then I’m not doing the right thing. And I want always to do the right thing.” – Pat Summitt


“Attitude lies somewhere between emotion and logic. It’s that curious mix of optimism and determination that enables you to maintain a positive outlook and to continue plodding in the face of the most adverse circumstances.” – Pat Summitt


“The ones who have talent are good, but the ones who practice are great.”


“If you’re out there to look pretty then get off the field, it’s not about looking pretty it’s about sweat, practice, practice, practice, and then the slide into a home that wins you the game.”


“Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden


“Success is a project that’s always under construction.” – Pat Summitt


“What I love about the game is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win.” – Sue Enquist


“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” – Joe Paterno


“Anything worthy of your passion should be worthy of your preparation.” – Sue Enquist


“The difference between Ordinary and Extraordinary is that little extra.”


“Did you ever get that gut feeling in your stomach when you’re about to walk on the field? I figured out what it was; it’s that feeling that your gotta win.”


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


“This game is a game of inches. Sometimes they are going to go our way, and sometimes they aren’t.” – Ashley Hansen


“A winner is that person who gets up one more time then he was knocked down.”


“I played softball for a few years growing up. Both my brothers played baseball.” – Maggie Lawson


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou


“I play hard with softballs.”


“Yes, I do hit like a girl….And your boyfriend just flinched.”


“We’re prepared, and we’ve done everything we can to prepare for this moment in time. That’s what confidence is all about.” – Lisa Fernandez


“Life is 20 per cent of what happens to you and 80 per cent how you respond to it.”


“Reason can get you to probability, but only commitment can get you to certainty.” – Timothy Keller


“As teammates, we are always there for one another … everyone has everyone’s back.” – Whitney Barrett


“The game begins the moment you forget your playing.”


“Every time you go out there, you want to be a little nervous, have a few butterflies in your stomach and get the juices flowing.” – Taryne Mowatt


“In softball, Good Girls Steal.”


“Don’t-cha wish your girlfriend could play like me.”


“It’s a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time and playing good defence.” – Mike Candrea


“Busting ours to kick yours.”


“Softball is like love. First, you learn the rules of the game, and then you forget the rules and play from your heart.”


“We play this game (softball) with emotion and love. Coach always says ‘Emotionally, physically, mentally – come to the field prepared.’ Because if you don’t bring that to the field, you’re going to get beat.” – Laura Berg


“Everybody knows that pitching and defence win championships. It’s all about defence. It’s that way in pretty much every sport. So if we can pitch and play defence, we have a chance at a championship. But you can also win quite a few games by hitting.” – Ehren Earleywine


“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”


“Anyone can quit, but it takes a strong, committed person not to quit when times are tough.” – Pat Summitt


“Never limit yourself, never be satisfied, and smile — it’s free.” – Jennie Finch


“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


“If baseball is life, softball is heaven.”


“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden


“What success can’t be defined by what other people can do. It’s your success. You define it.”


“When you dive into college softball, your life is changing dramatically, and you’ve got to be ready for that. It’s not easy, and it’s frustrating. And there’s a lot of HARD about it. Life needs to be hard in order for you to know how to be triumphant.” – Patty Gasso


“I never taught my girls to play golf; they all played softball.” – Nancy Lopez


“To play against me, you gotta have guts. To play against my team, you gotta be nuts.”


“You can’t steal second with one foot on first.”


“Softball is not for softies.”


“Make your competitive juices overcome your excuses.”


“There is no place like a home base.”


“Sometimes, the only thing fair in life is the hit between the foul lines. And sometimes that’s all you need.”


“You can’t always control the circumstances only how you react to those circumstances; you can always control your attitude and your effort.” – Jennie Finch


“Mind over matter……because, in our mind, you don’t matter.”


“Softball is not a one women sport; you have to have faith in those other eight girls out there with you because you are all playing the same game. You win as a team; you lose as a team.”


“Softball isn’t a one-woman sport; there are 11 other girls who become your sisters. And don’t forget that you win as a team and lose as a team.”


“Some call them opponents; I call them victims.”


“Beating that team, no one thought you could is the best feeling ever.”


“It’s not just any sport; it’s not just throwing a ball, hitting and running. I live with the cheering of my players while I’m up to bat. I live with the red stitches of the softball rubbing against my fingers when I snap my wrist and let it fly. I live with mistakes every day in it, and I love learning them. I live on the pitcher’s mound where I need complete confidence in my self. I live with snapping my wrist to the catcher and getting the batter out, a perfect strike. I live not only for my teammates but for my self. I live for fastpitch softball.” – K.M


“Don’t let the name of softball fool you, be ready to play hardball.”


“There is a way to play this game (softball) physically, but it’s the mental part that’s going to separate gold from silver and silver from bronze.” – Lisa Fernandez


“Accountability is essential to personal growth, as well as team growth. How can you improve if you’re never wrong? If you don’t admit a mistake and take responsibility for it, you’re bound to make the same one again.” – Pat Summit


“It’s amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.”


“Sometimes it’s not how good you are, but how bad you want it.”


“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”


“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” – Billie Jean King


“One pitch can be the difference between a win and a loss; an error could be the difference.” – Lisa Fernandez


“Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you’re never wrong.” – Pat Summitt


“If you never lose, then you can never appreciate the victories.”


“Softball player a girl who, once steps onto the field, is transformed from daddy’s little girl into a fierce, unrelenting competitor who will stop at nothing in order to win a game. Characteristically with dirt all across her face, ratted sweaty hair, bloody knees, and dirt-stained socks and uniform. She’s a diligent hard worker who knows the real meaning of teamwork, spirit and fearing nothing. Contradictorily she personifies all of this while she still wears cute, colour coordinated hair ribbons and sleeve straps.”


“Don’t tell them how good you are.” – Show them


“A true champion is someone who wants to make a difference, who never gives up, and who gives everything she has no matter what the circumstances are. A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.” – Dot Richardson


“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” – John Wooden


“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organisation can have.” – Pat Summitt


“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


“Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine.” – Jennie Finch


“The road to becoming the best athlete you can include learning to let go of the things you can’t change.”


“We don’t remember days…we remember moments.”


“You got to want it to win it… And I want it bad.”


“When you’re in a slump, don’t lie down and take it. Remember: you’re a fighter.”


“We want a catcher, not a back scratcher.”


“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell


“A baller gonna get dirty.”


“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy


“The softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season.” – Yvette Girouard


“Clint Eastwood’s a good friend, too.” – he and I used to play in softball games together.” – Lee Majors


“Softball is life; the rest is just details.”


“Play for the name on the front of your jersey, not the name on the back.”


“A true man of character knows his limitation.” – but doesn’t accept them.”


“Four bases, three strikes, two teams, one winner. It’s not just a game, but a way of life. Softball, this is my destiny.


“You only get so much time to play the game. Play it right the first time. You don’t get a second try at life.”


“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” – John Wooden


“When we’d play softball, I’d steal second base, feel guilty and go back.” – Woody Allen


“It’s (softball is) a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time and playing good defence.” – Mike Candrea


“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”


“Be yourself.”


“I hope you like animals, cause I’m a beast.”


“(Like softball) Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off, the right pitch will come and when it does be prepared to run the bases.” – Sara Ann Nielsen


“Remember when hitting like a girl was a bad thing?


“When the game is over, leave it on the field.”


“When the source is a story. That’s a softball question.” – Michael Wolff


“The worst thing a coach can do is to develop a philosophy and spend their entire career defending that philosophy.”


“What you put into it is what you get out of it.” – Keilani Ricketts


“Here’s how I’m going to beat you. I’m going to outwork you. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.” – Pat Summitt


“The willingness to experiment with change may be the essential ingredient to success at anything.” – Pat Summitt


“Your mom called. You left your game at home.”


“Your balls may be harder, but my balls are bigger.”


“You must sacrifice, train, and do everything possible to put yourself in a position to win. But if you consider second or third a failure, I feel sorry for you.”


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


“Every year, I make a commitment to try to beat myself. So whatever number I got or however many hits I got, I try to beat myself and become better.” – Alexxis “Chip” Bennett


“If you can pitch it. I can hit it. If you can hit it. I can catch it. If I were you, I’d turn around and go home.”


“I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths stronger.”


“Worrying about past plays is such a waste of time, energy, and emotion. Know what you need to do at that moment.”


“It doesn’t sparkle, but I guard this diamond with my life.”


“I’m so good your mom cheers for me.”


“We play softball, but we ain’t going soft on you.”


“Realize this: We aren’t going to be perfect with our outcomes/results, in this game of failure, we call softball. However, every time you are in a pressure situation, it’s a chance to prove that you’re in the ‘perfect’ frame of mind. The ‘success’ and ‘failure’ comes from being in the right frame of mind and giving yourself a chance to have success when the big moment comes; it doesn’t always necessarily come with the outcome, despite what all eyes watching might think. Results will come once the frame of mind has been altered.” – Amanda Scarborough


“It’s always about wanting to one-up me from the day before. There’s never an absolute 100 per cent performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going.” – Cat Osterman


“I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths stronger.” – Lisa Fernandez


“You can be who they tell you to be or become who you’re meant to be.”


“Sometimes the only thing fair in life is a ball hit between first and third.”


“A winner never whines.” – Paul Brown


“Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” – John Wooden


“Take it one pitch at a time. Take it one day at a time.” – Amanda Scarborough


“Risk everything. Fear Nothing. Live with no regrets.”


“It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish.”


“When I step into batter’s box, the fans, the noise, the cheers, they all disappear. For that moment, the world is just a battle between the pitcher and me. And more than anything, I want to win.” – Mary W


“When you choose to be a competitor, you choose to be a survivor. When you choose to compete, you make the conscious decision to find out what your real limits are, not just what you think they are.” – Pat Summitt


“The team with the best athletes doesn’t usually win. It’s the team with the athletes who play best together.” – Lisa Fernandez


“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 is for everyone. Fast-pitch is for athletes.”


“That’s part of fastpitch softball, being able to move runners and execute the short game. It’s a very quick game. Sixty feet, you bobble it once, and these kids are going to be safe. You have to play quick, but you can’t be in a hurry.” – John Rittman


“If what you did yesterday still looks big to you today, then you must not have done anything today.”


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle


“Throw your heart over the fence, and the ball will go with it.”


“You can make yourself miserable, or you can make yourself strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Andrea Duran


“Hard is when it matters; when you’re tired is when it counts.”


“I grew up on the softball field. Every day I would take my glove and my bat with me.” – Yoenis Cespedes


“The winners in life constantly think in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” – Dennis Waitley


“I played softball. I was on an all-star team. I travelled with the team. I loved it.” – Elizabeth Banks


“Softball: Where good girls steal.”


“I want my team to be more detached from the wins and losses and be more focused on doing the little things well. When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during the playoffs when the pressure gets thick.” – Sue Enquist


“There’s plenty of room at the top but no room to lie down.”


“The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.” – George Shultz


“40 I played Little League and in high school. I played more over the years whenever there was a pick-up game, usually softball.” – Matthew Modine


“I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed… When I was a kid, I pitched, played first, outfield and shortstop as well.”


“There is no shame in my game.”


“Softball: Blood, sweat, and tears, and you still want more.”


“The softball tan lines are just irreversible by this point…”


“Success is the peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made an effort to become the best of which you are capable.” – John Wooden


“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi


“The pain won’t last forever, but the memories will


“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


“I never lost a game I just ran out of time


“Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you away from playing the game.”


“Pain is temporary, guys dig scars, but glory lasts forever.”


“When you’re in the box, be in the box.” – Ken Ravizza


“Fresh cut grass, dragged dirt, a ring of a bat, a diving catch, a blocked ball, sweating, bleeding and sliding into home. Not a bad way to spend a few hours.”


“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability; it was my mental ability.” – Bruce Jenne


“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan


“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.” – Arthur Ashe


“In softball, the softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season.” – Yvette Girouard


“By doing things when you are too tired, by pushing yourself farther than you thought you could — like running the track after a two-hour practice — you become a competitor. Each time you go beyond your perceived limit, you become mentally stronger.” – Pat Summitt


“I am now, and will always be me. But when it comes time to step out onto that field, I get a little more dedicated, a little more serious, and nobody stands in my way.” – Caitlin Sumpter


“You spend your whole life gripping a softball, and you realise it been gripping you too.”


“Discipline helps you finish a job, and finishing is what separates excellent work from average work.” – Pat Summitt


“No one feels strong when she examines her own weakness. But in facing weakness, you learn how much there is in you, and you find real strength.” – Pat Summitt


“We have North Shore, Hawaii and Lost all there, so they have softball tournaments between the casts. It’s hilarious.” – Josh Holloway


“College softball each year reaches new levels of interest.” – Jennie Finch


“Heart is the difference between those who attempt and those who achieve.”


“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden


“This game (softball) is a game of inches. Sometimes they are going to go our way, and sometimes they aren’t.” – Ashley Hansen


“The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.”


“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


“She taught me that it’s ok to let down your guard and allow your players to get to know you. They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Pat Summitt


“There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there can be no glory.”


“Sometimes, the only way to tell its practice is by what you’re wearing.”


“I don’t want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone to go chase it.”


“What I love about the game (softball) is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win.” – Sue Enquist


“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda


“It’s supposed to be hard if it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”


“In softball, it’s not how good you are, but how good you want to be.”


“The strongest players are not always the team that wins, but the players who don’t give up when they lose.”


“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time, we fall.”


“You spend your life gripping a softball, but in the end, it was the other way around the whole time.”


“If you face a worthy opponent, acknowledge their skills and show them yours.”


“The values learned on the playing field – how to set goals, endure, take criticism and risks, become team players, use our beliefs, stay healthy, and deal with stress – prepare us for life.” – Donna de Verona

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