Teamwork Quotes

I grew up playing hockey and some football, and I always think about the first time you walk into the locker room on a new team. The cliques are looking at you funny, and you make one friend, but then they’re trying to stab you in the back.

— Aaron Douglas

I’ve got to be honest and say that, growing up, I wasn’t a big sports guy, but I love the camaraderie. I just love people getting together, fighting for a team and getting super-emotional about it.

— Aaron Paul

When I was in school, sport was given utmost importance. I think it’s fantastic for character building, for team playing, and I think it’s a great profile for a nation. One in every six people on Earth is an Indian, and I look forward to the day when we can compete with the heavyweights of the sporting world and do well in the medal tally.

— Abhishek Bachchan

For some reason, people with comedy, any time they can detect a pattern, it kind of freaks them out. ‘Those guys are always together!’ Yeah, they’re a comedy team. Anything they can recognize as a pattern they think is a hole.

— Adam McKay

When I represent Team GB, I never give less than 100 per cent. It is an absolute honour.

— Adam Peaty

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.

— Aiden Wilson Tozer

There are a lot of benefits to having a team of young people, but there are many benefits to having people who’ve made a lot of mistakes.

— Aileen Lee

The world is diverse, and having a professional team that mirrors the world is going to be more helpful for us.

— Aileen Lee

Sequoia is a firm that a lot of people across tech and the Valley look to, and I think they’re setting an important example in adding new diversity to their team.

— Aileen Lee

I grew up in a town with a great wrestling tradition. Then I was a team sport queen in high school I played softball, volleyball, and soccer. Oh, and I also did ski racing.

— Aimee Mullins

The hundreds of thousands of men and women at Toyota operations worldwide – including the 172,000 team members and dealers in North America – are among the best in the auto industry.

— Akio Toyoda

For much of Toyota’s history, we have ensured the quality and reliability of our vehicles by placing a device called an andon cord on every production line – and empowering any team member to halt production if there’s an assembly problem. Only when the problem is resolved does the line begin to move again.

— Akio Toyoda

Like most meaningful activities, campaigns are team games.

— Alastair Campbell

It’s not how you start the season, it’s how you finish. If you wind up helping the team make the playoffs, that’s what you play for. You don’t play to put up your numbers, but to try to get a chance to make it to the World Series.

— Albert Pujols

It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.

— Alexander Fleming

Here is just the beginning of a list of skills that exam results cannot possibly hope to reflect: interpersonal skills, the ability to entertain, how articulate we are as speakers, our ability to work as part of a team, the ability to deal with challenges and invention.

— Alexandra Adornetto

If I had tried the Olympics any younger, I wouldn’t have been as prepared as I am right now. But there are definitely a ton of juniors out there, all around the world and in the USA, that if there was no age limit, they could definitely make the Olympic team.

— Aly Raisman

When I first turned elite in gymnastics, when I was 14, that’s when I really became more inspired than ever. I just always kept that in the back of my mind, and always thought about making the 2012 team.

— Aly Raisman

I feel like the thing that motivates me is not making the Olympic team. If I’m having a rough day, I think about how bad I want it.

— Aly Raisman

A film set is really delicate and people treat you very very well if you’re an actor because they want you to be as comfortable as possible for you to do your work, but it really is just one in a team of many and usually 150 people.

— Amanda Seyfried

I give credit to my team. I have dedicated people from my label, my fans, and people at these companies that believe in me.

— Andra Day

It means a lot to you, to be out there. The highs are pretty high, and the lows are pretty low. You know, it’s easy to feel like you let the team down. I mean, at the end of the day we still got to figure out a way to get through the tie.

— Andre Agassi

I think if I’m guilty of anything, I’m guilty of always being incredibly focused on the task at hand. So wherever I’ve worked, I’ve just always tried to do my best, achieve my best, build a great team around me.

— Angela Ahrendts

I’m not formal and I’m impatient. So I think my team would say that when she starts tapping her pen and the leg starts moving quickly, that it’s time to move on. I’m not good at long, drawn-out kinds of sessions.

— Anne M. Mulcahy

I wanted to play football or be a boxer, but my dad didn’t want that because of all the impact. But in 1992 I was watching short track, and it was obscure, but they looked like superheroes in their tight outfits, and I thought it was amazing. I wanted to do that. I made the national team at 14.

— Apolo Ohno

Even I would be unhappy if the final track did not sound good to me, which is why I stay in the loop with the music team till the song is ready.

— Armaan Malik

The first sport I played was baseball. I remember being on the Little League team and someone pitching the ball to me for the first time. I was ready to no longer hit the ball off the tee, and an adult pitched it to me underhand.

— Ashton Eaton

When I was in high school I was a really huge ‘SNL’ fan. I remember the cast around the time I started watching it – Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon, Cheri O’Teri, Tracy Morgan. I did research to find out how people got on the show. Their bios always said they came from an improv team, so I started taking classes.

— Aubrey Plaza

Having different people come together and be on a team and win a world championship is literally, I think, the definition of being American.

— Abby Wambach

The truth is, I’ve been on a team my whole life. I’m the youngest of 7, so I’ve been training to be an athlete my whole life.

— Abby Wambach

When I was really young, the women’s national team wasn’t on a grand media stage, so my role models were male basketball and male American football players.

— Abby Wambach

When you’re picking a basketball team, you’ll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you’re playing the odds.

— Adam Carolla

Something I learned in the Marine Corps that I’ve applied to acting is, one, taking direction, and then working with a group of people to accomplish a mission and knowing your role within that team.

— Adam Driver

The right wing has had a radio apparatus for years and years, so they’ve had minor leagues – they’ve had local rightwing guys who’ve become national rightwing guys, and who build slowly, and that’s how it goes. We haven’t had that. It isn’t like we have a farm team.

— Al Franken

I played against the Brazilians in ’82, who were definitely the best team never to have won the World Cup.

— Alan Hansen

My main regret about my years in football was keeping my mouth shut like a little mouse, not daring to speak out because I was told you left the managers to get on with the job and that the chairman must never interfere with the manager’s decisions or the performance of his team.

— Alan Sugar

My look is pretty low maintenance, I have a great team around me for hair and make-up, and they have also taught me some great tricks over the years for when I’m doing my own.

— Alexa Chung

I do my workouts in the morning, and often I’ll take someone from my team. The person I’m meeting with can pick the class, whether it’s a spin or barre class, or going for a power walk. It’s hard to run and talk – I haven’t mastered that yet.

— Alexa Von Tobel

If that many people recognize how hard I go every night and what I put into my game, to make myself and my team better, it means a lot to mean. I’m fortunate I’m blessed to be in the situation that I’m in right now.

— Allen Iverson

From its skillful editing to its out-of-control budget and its relentless marketing, Mr. Obama’s team played a different game at a different level than Sen. John McCain and his traditionalist staff.

— Andrew Breitbart

I said, look, do you think you could bring Gerry through, and they said yeah, absolutely, they thought that. Joel was very keen to cast him. If all my music team were happy, I was happy.

— Andrew Lloyd Webber

I do know it’s great to have a support from a fan base of a team. Football is such a team game, such a team aspect to it… Good things happen, the praise is spread around and bad things happen, usually it’s not just one person’s fault.

— Andrew Luck

I realize that as the quarterback, you have to assume some sort of leadership role because you have to talk in the huddle on every play, and you’re essentially giving out orders to the team. But in my mind, I have to prove myself on the field before I can start asserting a leadership role.

— Andrew Luck

Houston is my team, always and forever. But with the new TV packages, it’s so easy to watch every league in the world, and my overseas fandom is driven by the American guys. If Sunderland’s on TV, I’ll watch Jozy Altidore. I try to watch Geoff Cameron at Stoke. When Clint Dempsey was at Tottenham, I watched a lot of his games.

— Andrew Luck

I played one year of fantasy football in high school. You really get into it. It makes more fans of the NFL, and people love talking about it. They’ll come up to me and say, ‘Why did you throw an interception? You ruined my fantasy team!’ Or they’re happy because they got you for a bargain.

— Andrew Luck

I felt really sorry for Oliver Kahn. Up to that point he had made lots of saves for the German team. Of course he could have caught the ball but it just happened. It was bad luck. In that situation, you need to be very strong psychologically to carry on.

— Angela Merkel

It’s very important to take risks. I think that research is very important, but in the end you have to work from your instinct and feeling and take those risks and be fearless. When I hear a company is being run by a team, my heart sinks, because you need to have that leader with a vision and heart that can move things forward.

— Anna Wintour

I look my best after an entire hair and makeup team has spent hours perfecting me. When do I feel my best? When I haven’t looked in a mirror for days, and I’m doing things that make me happy.

— Anne Hathaway

The Giants are usually described as rag tag, kind of a great garage sale team, and the Democrats are described as the Mommies to the Republican Daddies and everyone hates the mommies, but wait, wait – I didn’t intend to get into the pathos and thrill of being a Democratic Giants fan.

— Anne Lamott

I believe in work, in connections between the players, I think what makes football great is that it is a team sport. You can win in different ways, by being more of a team, or by having better individual players. It is the team ethic that interests me, always.

— Arsene Wenger

As economists have often pointed out, we pay doctors for quantity, not quality. As they point out less often, we also pay them as individuals, rather than as members of a team working together for their patients. Both practices have made for serious problems.

— Atul Gawande

I was already on pole, then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going. Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else, including my team mate with the same car.

— Ayrton Senna

You have to get comfortable giving up control, and you find people who do things better than you do. Quora now does better with the team we have built.

— Adam D’Angelo

I tried out for my basketball team every year and I never made it. You had to buy the shoes before you knew if you were on the team because it took a few weeks for them to ship. I bought the shoes every year, never once made the team, had a ton of high school basketball shoes.

— Adam DeVine

I’ve got a great team of engineers behind this race car. I’ve got a great bunch of mechanics that make it reliable. This car is developed to go out there and be better than the Reynard, and I feel that it is.

— Al Unser

I thought it was a classic David and Goliath story, and I was fully onboard Team WikiLeaks. I was very pro the leaks, barring the redaction issue. But I see WikiLeaks as a publisher.

— Alex Gibney

You can play a particular sport as long as you take good care of your body and you’re confident enough and still have that hunger to where you want to be a part of an organization, a group of individuals where you feel you can contribute to the success of that team.

— Alonzo Mourning

I probably owe my political dismay to New Labour, but also my growing sense that the satirical shape of human affairs is international and historical, not glued to the tawdry ambitions of a team of politicians who represent nothing but themselves.

— Andrew O’Hagan

I got to play in a crowd, play in Wimbledon finals, be the guy on a Davis Cup team for a while. Those are opportunities not a lot of people get.

— Andy Roddick

I got to play in a crowd, play in Wimbledon finals, be the guy on a Davis Cup team for a while. Those are opportunities not a lot of people get. As much as I was disappointed and frustrated at times, I’m not sure that I ever felt sorry for myself or begrudged anybody any of their success.

— Andy Roddick

When you’re sitting ringside, there’s a primal thing there that hooks into violence and excitement. It’s just two guys going at it in the ring – there’s no team, no one to pass the ball to – and there’s a certain excitement to that.

— Antoine Fuqua

When you make the playoffs, it’s like you’ve done your job for the team. I’ve got that moment in my mind all the time, and I want to be there again.

— Asdrubal Cabrera

It makes you feel good that another team wants you, but I play with my heart.

— Asdrubal Cabrera

It’s the same game. It’s baseball. National League, American League. It’s baseball. I just come here and try to do my thing. Do my work and help the team to win.

— Asdrubal Cabrera

This game is crazy. You’re up and down, up and down. When you feel good, you want to be there every time for the team.

— Asdrubal Cabrera

With my experience, I think I’ve earned that respect from the team and from my teammates.

— Asdrubal Cabrera

A lot of scouts said I was not capable to play short. Every team that came to me, they wanted me to play third, and I wanted to show everybody that they were wrong.

— Asdrubal Cabrera

My team and I used the actual footage to create a three-act story of the life of Ayrton Senna. There are no talking heads and no voiceover. Senna narrates his own epic, dramatic, thrilling journey.

— Asif Kapadia

I hope I’m building a record of being a good team player and not just standing for my principles but being willing to work for them. I think when you do that and you work really hard, people take notice.

— Aaron Schock

If you have the right horses and the right team, that’s the way to succeed. But you have to work, and you have to improve. Every year, you must get better.

— Adolfo Cambiaso

Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you’re losing because when you’re a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you’re a manager all the worries of the team become your worries.

— Al Lopez

Basically, a manager is a father figure to 20 or 25 blokes. It’s about trying to get the best out of them and creating team spirit.

— Alan Shearer

I played very well in AC Milan, but I had two years of injury problems. I needed to change team and the city for my mentality.

— Alexandre Pato

I feel blessed to have an opportunity to try out for a second Olympics team and if it doesn’t work out, hey I gave it my all.

— Alicia Sacramone

People respected my experience, they hire me, they pay me what I am worth to coach their team.

— Anatoli Boukreev

I joined the city government, and we start to operate as the bureaucrats on the local level, so we were the only ones in the whole Russian team who were experienced in practical bureaucratic management in the complicated condition of 1990.

— Anatoly Chubais

On the First Coast, there’s a team of individuals working extremely hard for the future of JAXPORT. On the road ahead, I look forward to working with them to see that the Port is afforded every opportunity to grow and expand. The challenge is large, but we are all up for it.

— Ander Crenshaw

If you respect the art and you have some talent about you, I’m on your team.

— Anthony Anderson

In France, it’s easy to know which team is going to win the game, whereas in England, anywhere you play, you know it’s going to be difficult.

— Anthony Martial

I am a professional footballer, and it’s a game where the coach decides where you can be most beneficial for the team. As long as I am attacking, I am happy! I know what Jose Mourinho decides will be best for me personally and for the team.

— Anthony Martial

If I was to become an icon, then I’d be very happy. I’ll need to score a lot of goals, and the team will need to pick up trophies, though.

— Anthony Martial

It’s annoying to be on the bench – it’s truly annoying – but it’s a test you have to overcome, and that’s how you progress. It’s difficult because all you want is to be able to help the team, and when you’re on the bench, you can’t.

— Anthony Martial

The main thing is, wherever I play, I enjoy it and help the team.

— Anthony Martial

I think the greatest goal I’ve ever scored is the one against Liverpool. It was amazing for me, and it really made my name in the Manchester team.

— Anthony Martial

I always wanted to get into politics, but I was never light enough to make the team.

— Art Buchwald

I feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players, who wanted to be a part of an ensemble.

— Adam Arkin

I ran track. I ran cross country. But I did not play organized basketball in high school, at least on our team. But I played a lot of sports.

— Adam Silver

I think once I see everybody and go through every team and their pitchers, I’ll get an idea of what they like to do. And they’ll see what I like to do and swing at. I think there’s always something you’ve got to adjust to.

— Andrew Benintendi

I try to stay aggressive for the most part, dictating, whatever the situation may be. Just trying to do whatever I can to help the team win.

— Andrew Benintendi

I didn’t know who was on the team, but I saw every eye as I walked down the aisle. It looked like a thousand eyes were staring right at me saying, ‘Who is this young punk?’ I just kept my eyes straight ahead.

— Al Kaline

I think the World Cup is going to be bigger than what a lot of people are anticipating. At this stage in my career, when there is an opportunity, albeit a small one, of being on the team, what a great way to possibly end my career.

— Al Leiter

But typically for a project like the Mac, the size we had was pretty good. And it has different stages. The team grows as you have to write manuals and do testing… though the Mac had no formal testing.

— Andy Hertzfeld

The Macintosh having shipped, his next agenda was to turn the rest of Apple into the Mac group. He had perceived the rest of Apple wasn’t as creative or motivated as the Mac team, and what you need to take over the company are managers, not innovators or technical people.

— Andy Hertzfeld

Working long hours being single helps because your time is yours. Once you have a family your time isn’t all yours anymore. Most of the Mac team, we were in our mid-20’s, most of us were single, and we were able to essentially devote our lives to it.

— Andy Hertzfeld

I surf, swim, play water polo, and I paddle an outrigger canoe with my team. I’m also a klutz on land, so water is my thing.

— Auli’i Cravalho

You can take a sidewards step in the Premier League, go to a team in the Championship or come to a team in League One.

— Alan Smith

Regardless of whether it is playing for your school team or playing for Manchester United, winning is great.

— Alan Smith

If you have a great day at work and you’ve been hit with all these great ideas and there’s a lot of excitement on your team, your mind doesn’t turn off. For years I’ve kept a pad of paper and pen by me at night, because things just occur to you.

— Anne Sweeney

There is a great responsibility on the team to perform well, because our supporters and the whole of the country are expecting us to do just that.

— Andriy Shevchenko

I didn’t build Auntie Anne’s alone. That would have been impossible. From the very beginning, we had a team around us that was exceptional. Our company was successful because of the dedicated people who worked for us.

— Anne F. Beiler

When I look at our roster, I’m sure all of you have printed that I’m coming up on 35, and given my situation and my salary structure and all that, yeah, I have to wonder if this team is going to make moves and they haven’t.

— Antonio Davis

It wasn’t until I was at 39 that I joined my first real hockey team. Which was great. I scored a couple of goals here and there, but I wasn’t the most graceful thing you’ve ever seen.

— Aden Young

If you start becoming withdrawn and looking over your shoulder, being careful about what you say, that’s being paranoid. This is an open, accessible team. That’s been my trademark for years.

— Art Modell

I was offered seven deals from seven different major labels between 2009-2011, and to be quite honest… nowadays, you need a hit record, a great radio team, an amazing PR firm, social media, a big budget, a team that is ready to work extremely hard, and the drive and passion to win!

— Ashanti

We love Cyclops and as you know, we love James. It’s a great team and we’ll continue the team, obviously.

— Avi Arad

After two undefeated seasons of ‘Worst Cooks in America,’ I’m ready for a third. Going against Bobby Flay takes the challenge to another level, but I’m ready to whip these contestants into shape and the winner is sure to be from Team Burrell.

— Anne Burrell

I think our dad and our mom have always told us that in racing we’re a team, and we work together, and that’s how it’s always been, and I think that’s how it’s always going to be.

— Amber Cope

We worked so hard, spent so much time in weight room and in camps to be where we are today. We wanted to come out and be as good as any team in the state, to prove we could hang with any team at any time.

— Anthony Davis

As the leadership team, we’re taking bold and decisive action to evolve our organization and culture. This includes difficult steps, but they are necessary to position Microsoft for future growth and industry leadership.

— Amy Hood

Jocelyn Bell joined the project as a graduate student in 1965, helping as a member of the construction team and then analysing the paper charts of the sky survey.

— Antony Hewish

Although it was hard to be traded, I have no hard feelings. I’m grateful to Dan Gilbert and the Cavs organization for 12 amazing years. I know I’m very fortunate. I’m leaving one great team and joining another. I can’t wait to put on my new Warrior jersey.

— Anderson Varejao

At the end of the day, though, there are a huge number of considerations that our management team go through before accepting any project – checking out the license is just one of them.

— Andrew Oliver

A chance, as a coach, to take a team to the World Cup finals is probably as high up the tree as it gets, certainly with one-day cricket.

— Andy Pick

The Look’ is my first documentary, and I enjoyed the freedom of working within a small team.

— Angelina Maccarone

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.

— Babe Ruth

I want to make sure I don’t interfere with the success of that team next year. I don’t see any way I could go to practice like most of ’em do, and not hurt the team. I’d go nuts if I tried doing that.

— Bear Bryant

I think that if you’re on the same team, you should be pushing in the same direction.

— Bernard Sumner

I help with everything. My wife and I are a team. I pack my son’s lunches, and she takes him to baseball practice when I gotta go train. It’s hand-in-hand. There are no labels on our chores.

— Bill Goldberg

You know what, I remember being on my T-ball team and telling people about ‘Platoon.’

— Bill Hader

Baseball would be a quite remarkable activity if it was the one place in the world where your co-workers didn’t have any impact on how productive you were. But in fact, baseball is a high-stress occupation, and those sort of stress-inducing activities… just have a huge impact on how the team functions, I think.

— Bill James

I’ve been around enough to know what it takes to get a team to reach its potential, and I want players who want to reach their potential.

— Bill Parcells

I lay a lot of blame at the feet of Dusty Baker for not being more strict about fundamentals, which I think would give the team a stronger day-to-day identity.

— Billy Corgan

I’m privileged and grateful to lead The Walt Disney Company and our talented, dedicated team at this exciting time.

— Bob Iger

My band is so dedicated, everybody works very hard. The No. 1 priority is the show, and it’s pretty cool because we all pull together, and it’s fun. It’s like being on a sports team or something.

— Bob Seger

When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth, I looked in the other team’s dugout and they were already in street clothes.

— Bob Uecker

The Bible is big in my teaching. It’s a wonder the ACLU didn’t get after me pretty good. I really kept thinking they would. I took my boys to church. I took my football team to church. I only did it two times a year. Before I signed a kid, I’d write the parents and I’d tell that parent we were gong to take your son to church twice.

— Bobby Bowden

If I were involved with the NBA, I wouldn’t want a 19-year-old or a 20-year-old kid to bring into all the travel and all the problems that exist in the NBA. I would want a much more mature kid. I would want a kid that maybe I’ve been watching on another team, and now he’s 21, 22 years old instead of 18 or 19, and I might trade for that kid.

— Bobby Knight

As his team prepares, a coach’s entire being must be concentrated on winning games.

— Bobby Knight

I’ve always felt that, you know, the Almighty has a lot of things to do other than help my basketball team.

— Bobby Knight

Growing up in Canada, most kids from Canada dream of playing in the NHL, and they also hope one day to be on a Stanley Cup team. That was a big goal.

— Bobby Orr

When I was young, I used to wear a lot of wigs, and I was running on stage at a gig and tripped over and it fell off. It was in the 1970s, and Swansea were doing really well in the league, and most of the team were there. I almost died, but I picked it up, put it back on my head and carried on.

— Bonnie Tyler

Facebook are an amazing team, a brilliant team. It’s a technology that brings people together.

— Bono

I have played on many teams throughout my career, and I know when a team has the tools, and the right positive attitude towards winning.

— Boomer Esiason

The great thing about playing team sport is you win and lose together, and the pain is never as bad when you share it.

— Brian O’Driscoll

I don’t care that people thought I was one way for my whole career because now that I am not attached to a team, I can have my own opinion, I can have my own voice. I can link myself to my own thought process rather than a generic message most teams try to get across.

— Brian O’Driscoll

In a team situation, I think the players are more inclined to give the answer they believe the psychologist is looking for rather than maybe being totally honest.

— Brian O’Driscoll

A family needs to work as a team, supporting each other’s individual aims and aspirations.

— Buzz Aldrin

I guess I just don’t see America as separate from Vietnam or Ethiopia. This mentality of ‘our team’s better than yours’ – it’s a high school idea. My kids don’t see those dividing lines, and I don’t want to either.

— Brad Pitt

Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist first and a team player second, within the rules and spirit of the game.

— Branch Rickey

The women of the Senate are like the U.S. Olympic team: we come in different sizes, but we sure are united in our determination to do the best for our country!

— Barbara Mikulski

Sure, sometimes guys pass you up in salary, and maybe it’s a lesser player, but it’s all based on what a team has as far as value in that person.

— Brett Favre

I, most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside.

— Brett Favre

The town, the team, it’s a family. That has helped. For some people who have had to deal with some of the problems I have had to deal with don’t have football as an out.

— Brett Favre

I really believe this team has a lot of potential – whether it’s this year or in years to come, I don’t know.

— Brett Favre

If you want to make computers that really work, create a design team composed only of healthy, active women with lots else to do in their lives, and give them carte blanche.

— Brian Eno

I have a lot of respect for, always dig, the crew. Sometimes a lot more than the cast. But a good run production team is paramount to making a good film. You just can’t it done without a good line producer, without creative producers, without people who are making stuff happen.

— Ben Foster

Growing up in Australia and the way I was raised, my dad told me to play as a team and to be a team player. You have five guys on the court. It’s easy for five guys to defend one guy. It’s hard to guard five. It’s just a natural thing to do.

— Ben Simmons

I was never the star of my team, not even in my small town.

— Ben Zobrist

For me, it’s not so much about picking the right position it’s about the team.

— Ben Zobrist

I just try to focus on one step at a time, what I have to do or what the team has to do to get here.

— Ben Zobrist

Our loyalty is not to our grandparents, the traditions, our volleyball team, our friends as believers, our loyalty is to Scripture.

— Benjamin Watson

The amazing thing about a football team is we can disagree and fight like brothers, but then we come back together. We are able to be open and honest about things that may offend us.

— Benjamin Watson

Organizations must shift away from repetitive-function hierarchies with rules and enforcement and walls. Instead, we must migrate rapidly to becoming a global ‘team of teams’ that comes together in whatever combination necessary to add the greatest value to the changes underway.

— Bill Drayton

Ultimately, the goal is to use acquisitions to compress time on product development and get people on the team, especially in senior roles, who can help build out areas of the company they have experience in.

— Brad Feld

If you don’t have a VP Finance on your team reporting to you, do yourself, your team, and your investors a favor and go hire one right now.

— Brad Feld

I didn’t like doing team presentations at races, being introduced as the winner of the Tour. I felt quite embarrassed by it.

— Bradley Wiggins

I just felt that if the team is doing seven hours, I’d want to do eight. I’d always need to do more. I knew that would make me better than everybody else.

— Bradley Wiggins

On the Tour, you live in a bubble – your team, the other riders, the press – so you don’t know how it looks from outside.

— Bradley Wiggins

The more time I was spending with the British team, the more of a laugh I was having with them. It’s clean, their way of cycling it’s more about what you can produce as an athlete.

— Bradley Wiggins

Cycling is a part of my life it always has been, and I will always continue to cycle. I won’t be doing it on the world stage, doing it competitively, but I’ll still be out on the weekend with the masses riding around Richmond Park in my Team Sky jersey or whatever. I just love it.

— Bradley Wiggins

We’ve been working with Paul Bettner and the Playful team since the beginning of Oculus. Paul was one of, I think, seven $5,000 Kickstarter backers.

— Brendan Iribe

My father was a coal hewer from Goldthorpe, a coal-mining village in South Yorkshire. He played for the Yorkshire second team as an opening fast bowler – to me he was a gorgeously heroic man. He helped form a union and closed down the Barnsley seam because it was seeping gas, and saved many, many lives.

— Brian Blessed

CEOs who can hire properly, that’s the most important part of the job. The CEO’s job is really to hire the right team and execute the vision second.

— Bill Maris

I am deeply honored by the opportunity to lead Intel. We have amazing assets, tremendous talent, and an unmatched legacy of innovation and execution. I look forward to working with our leadership team and employees worldwide to continue our proud legacy while moving even faster into ultra-mobility to lead Intel into the next era.

— Brian Krzanich

The most successful entrepreneurs tell you they have a great team. Lots of small-business owners let ego get in the way. Many people helped me along the way. You’ve got to remember the people who were loyal to you, and don’t forget them when you become successful.

— Bill Rancic

In the summer of 2007, two-time Olympic champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and his teammate, Erislandy Lara, had been arrested in Brazil after going AWOL from the Cuban team during the Pan Am Games. The defection attempt made international news and quickly became a national soap opera, regularly appearing on Cuban news and round table discussions.

— Brin-Jonathan Butler

I lived to play basketball. Growing up as a kid, Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics were my favorite team. The way they played, the teamwork, the sacrifice, the commitment, the joy, the camaraderie, the relationship with the fans.

— Bill Walton

That’s what makes it so fun to be on a team. You’re sitting at your house, thinking up this wild, crazy stuff as to how it’s going to go, and the other guys are sitting at their houses doing the same thing.

— Bill Walton

When I first came into baseball, people didn’t want to hear that a team was a business. But it is. And the better the business is run, the healthier the team on the field is going to be.

— Billy Beane

I’ve always been intellectually restless, but it is the building part of it that most interests me. It is the constructing of the team that is my favorite part. Anyone who is familiar with the history of the A’s franchise, even dating back to Philadelphia, knows that every five or 10 years, you have to tear it apart and rebuild it.

— Billy Beane

Trying to build a team over the course of the winter to put on the field is really just half the job. Because if your best players go down, it’s not so much him going down as who you replace him with, which ultimately might have the biggest impact on how you end up finishing. So you want to have both a belt and suspenders for support.

— Billy Beane

Why do people care about anything we do? We play in a crappy stadium, in a market that we share with another team, with one of the lowest payrolls in the game. Really, I’m not that interesting.

— Billy Beane

When you play a great team like the Patriots, you can only kick so many field goals and stay in the game.

— Brock Osweiler

As coaches say, it’s about finding your role. We’re coming together as a team.

— Brock Osweiler

Any time a team doesn’t score points, it’s on me.

— Brock Osweiler

Any coach, any team in the NFL, if they had Peyton Manning healthy and ready to play, I think we all know who is going to play in the game.

— Brock Osweiler

I think anytime that you can eliminate the big hit, it’s obviously not only going to be good for your team, but it’s going to be good for yourself.

— Brock Osweiler

When Peyton went into the game and remained the starter, it was OK with me because our team was winning games. We won a championship.

— Brock Osweiler

Bottom line is I always want what’s best for the team, and as long as the football team is winning games, I’m happy.

— Brock Osweiler

I had to give Justin Bieber a lot of shirts – he’s a friend of the team, and we got a lot of love for Justin Bieber. I like the apparel business. That’s another $100 million per year, easy.

— Birdman

There’s not an instruction manual on how to deal with success, so you just have to rely on having great friends and a good team.

— Bryan Adams

You can talk about teamwork on a baseball team, but I’ll tell you, it takes teamwork when you have 2,900 men stationed on the U.S.S. Alabama in the South Pacific.

— Bob Feller

No matter what side of the spectrum you’re on, you like to see your team fighting for the principle.

— Bob McDonnell

I have a good team around me. I have people I trust around me. If I go the wrong way, they will yell at me. Just as they have in the past.

— Bubba Watson

As a team, we have a lot of work ahead of us in FY16 and beyond, but I am confident that, working together, we will make Microsoft a leader in the mobile-first, cloud-first world.

— B. Kevin Turner

When you want to make a film abroad, you need producers and people who support you. You need a team that speaks your language.

— Bahman Ghobadi

And yes, there’s a simplicity to writing books because you’re not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.

— Bernard Cornwell

If we were the team that won out, then life was good and we felt that we were worth something.

— Barry Mann

I always read about these stories of entrepreneurs – it’s like they’re in the desert with no water, and they’re the ones that survive. But I’ve been really fortunate to have people on my team who are optimistic about the future and who know that if you work through hard times that there’s usually something good at the end.

— Ben Silbermann

We need a leader able to project his or her personality and present our policies in today’s media environment. All this is true – but we also need a leader capable of building a team, inspiring loyalty from colleagues, and one genuinely open to ideas.

— Bob Ainsworth

It’s hard to find good teamwork in practice, and I have never thought that we, as a party, were any better at working as a team than the Tories, despite our core values.

— Bob Ainsworth

As a matter of policy from the beginning with our team, there have been three things we’ve said we won’t draft a player: if they’ve been involved in domestic violence, drug abuse, or if they show lack of respect for authority.

— Bob McNair

If a local market is supporting the team strongly, you’re not going to have a lot of support for a team leaving that market.

— Bob McNair

If a team needs new facilities, and they’ve been unsuccessful for a long period of time, and the local community is not being responsive, then I think it’s a possibility that team might get a vote to relocate.

— Bob McNair

What makes it all worthwhile is we just play for the sheer enjoyment of entertaining people and… make our families and the team we played on and the people watching, proud of what we did.

— Bobby Hull

I’m really not for famous people who design a line for a company, when you know it’s not really them creating it but a team of designers, especially when there are so many talented people who’ve taken the time to go and study fashion.

— Bonnie Wright

When I was younger it was twice a day with a game on the weekend. Then when I got older, three times a day everyday in college and on the national team.

— Brandi Chastain

I live with fellow speed skaters and National Team members Heather Richardson, Sugar Todd and Mitch Whitmore, and Sugar lives up to her name. She spoils our household with baked goods, and not just at Christmastime.

— Brittany Bowe

It always has been a goal of mine to compete in the Olympics. Right after I graduated from college, I moved out to Salt Lake City with my mind focused on making the 2014 team.

— Brittany Bowe

You can’t let players do what they wish and be professional. That’s a fact. As for the team, Boro had two internationals when I got there in 1995. Now they have more than 15. And they didn’t cost the fortune some suggest.

— Bryan Robson

If I’d been able to put the collection together in one go, say over two years, we’d have had a special team, most wouldn’t stay. One or two glory seasons and they were off. To them, the north-east was too far out. They wanted to be with the big hitters.

— Bryan Robson

People may have thought that we changed a lot. I don’t think we came in with that intention. Certain things I can’t stomach. But I tried to be as collegial as possible. When you sign that contract, you’re tied to that opera house to try your best. But every different team will play with a different intensity.

— Bryn Terfel

As a former NFL player, I am one American who will have nothing to do with any NFL Team that cannot find the corporate courage to stand for the millions of courageous past great Americans whose sacrifice gave meaning to our flag and national anthem and to the millions upon millions who still dream to come to its free shores.

— Burgess Owens

Theater criticism should be visceral, at least on some level, an articulation of that fierceness and passion. I usually do a fair amount of research before I see a show – on the history of previous productions (if it’s a revival) and the creative team.

— Ben Brantley

With ‘Mad Men,’ you feel like you’re a member of Seal Team Six when you’re shooting.

— Ben Feldman

You would have thought that after 9/11 the president would have finished the job in Afghanistan, and kept the focus on capturing Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda deputies, but he and his team gave top priority to their original plan to invade Iraq.

— Bill Nelson

If I am elected leader, my shadow opposition team will actively incorporate the policy contributions of all our members by instituting policy action committees as recommend by the 2010 National Review.

— Bill Shorten

During the mission, Walter Jones, a team member was given a package containing bone fragments by a Lao. The source said they were from a crash site. He presented photographs showing himself in company with others digging around obvious aircraft debris.

— Bo Gritz

In Jamaica High School in New York, my coach was Larry Ellis, and he said I could probably make the Olympic team. He gave me something to shoot for.

— Bob Beamon

Russell joined the team in December, 1956, following the Olympics.

— Bob Cousy

Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.

— Bart Starr

I come from West London. I support a football team there called Queens Park Rangers, whom I’d like to give a shout-out to. I’m a die-hard Rangers fan. I think that I would always hopefully have a strong connection to and live in London, because it’s a brilliant city.

— Ben Lloyd-Hughes

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.

— Benjamin Franklin Fairless

I used to give out Mickey Mouse awards to people. I like Mickey Mouse because he represented certain values. He invested in people, was good to his friends and hard on his enemies. Once a year, I would have our management team from each division come to an offsite, and I would talk about Mickey Mouse.

— Bernard L. Schwartz

I’m very pleased to be part of the XCOR team and look forward to working with friends and colleagues on many of the exciting development efforts at XCOR, including the family of Lynx vehicles.

— Brian Binnie

A C.E.O.’s job is leadership, problem solving, and team building. I’ve done that my whole career.

— Bruce Rauner

My dad introduced me to baseball. Then one of my friends asked if I could play on a team my dad said I could, and I just fell in love with the game.

— Bert Blyleven

When you’re not at the top of your game and you feel like the other team is laughing and embarrassing you by doing certain things, it’s time to retaliate.

— Bert Blyleven

I grew up watching my dad scout games live. They played on Saturday. Sometimes they wouldn’t get the films until Monday. Sunday air shipping from wherever the college team was located – Starkville, Mississippi, or wherever the film was coming from. It took two days.

— Bill Belichick

I think that’s part of building your team is trying to anticipate where your team is going and to a certain extent where, especially defensively because you have to react to what they put on the field. Defensively you have to be able to defend those things.

— Bill Belichick

You can lead a team in a lot of different ways. It can be talking to somebody who is down or, during the course of a game, looking to penetrate and then dropping the ball off to someone else for an easy bucket.

— Bill Cartwright

Ball teams do not always run true to form in a short series. In a season’s campaign, class will tell the best team will invariably win, unless disaster overtakes it. In a short series, some freak situation, same unusual play, may prove to be the turning point.

— Billy Evans

With a fresh start, I hope it’ll work out good. I know the whole Fox story and how he came over here and had a great year for them. I’m hoping that’s what it’ll be – fresh start, new faces, new team, new city. I’m looking forward to getting out there.

— Billy Koch

There’s nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back.

— Billy Martin

I’m thrilled, I’m grateful, I’m blessed. I played for the world’s greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy.

— Bob Hayes

I can come off as pretty arrogant, but it’s because I know I’m right. I’m very, very good at writing protocols. I’ve accomplished more working on my own than I ever did as part of a team.

— Bram Cohen

I grew up on comic books. ‘X-Men’ was my favorite team Wolverine was my guy. At 8 years old, I dressed up as Wolverine with Adamantium claws that I made out of aluminum!

— Brian Tee

My dad had premature gray. I was always the one with the most energy, the one who continued to practice longer. I ran up and down the stairs of different stadiums. I didn’t feel the need to cover up the fact that I was losing my hair or it was graying. When you’re on a team, age is only a factor when you’re talking in the locker room.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

One person’s going to win, and everybody else is going to not win. So let’s not feel like we’re losers. Let’s utilize the cultural opportunities, get to know the other players on the other team, look around you, enjoy your world series.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

When you’re writing, you’re on your own, and I like to work as a team.

— Carine Roitfeld

I never would say a player stinks. Ever. I’ll tell you their team stinks, and first of all, they know their team stinks. And the fans know their team stinks.

— Charles Barkley

I guess what really made me a Dodgers fan from the beginning was that the team had Jackie Robinson, the first ‘Negro’ in the major leagues.

— Cheech Marin

To do a comedy team, it requires so much extracurricular stuff, so much compromise, so much intuitiveness to know what the other guy is doing. That’s why it’s so hard to do it.

— Cheech Marin

Pilots learn to use human skills to communicate information and make decisions collectively, which creates a shared sense of responsibility among the team for better outcomes.

— Chesley Sullenberger

If making movies was easier, there’d be a lot more good movies. So you kind of learn that if it’s just a good script, or if it’s just a good producer, that’s not always enough. You need an entire team of creative people coming together.

— Chris Evans

For me, I love exploring ideas and throwing stuff against the wall and seeing what fits, and if I had a really nice collaborative team around me who could deal with the more day-to-day minutia, that would be fun. And directing sometime in the future and writing… yeah, I can see that all in my future. But I can be incredibly lazy.

— Chris Pine

When I’m traveling on tour, one of my favorite things to do is to throw a baseball cap on and go to a Target. The company has always been good to me. They’ve got such a great creative team.

— Christina Aguilera

We want an economic team, Paul Krugman and Robert Kuttner, Joseph Steiglitz’s people and others, who say, you know what? We’re sophisticated economists but we’re concerned about poor and working people.

— Cornel West

My uncle played rugby, and my dad played football, and they used to argue which game was the roughest – and everybody agreed rugby was. It’s a great team sport, and to be successful, every person has to play in the same level.

— Clint Eastwood

Mental health, for me, is doing everything I can to help this team win. Sitting around not doing anything isn’t something I’ve been too big on since I was young.

— Colin Kaepernick

Once you’re on the field, you’re playing. You’re not worried about anything other than doing your job to help your team.

— Colin Kaepernick

I like to sort through music and see whatever pops out to me or inspires me. If I could have a production team going and kind of mix records with me, that would be cool to take the records and have them sound the way I want them to sound. But I’d rather sort though music to find them things.

— Curtis Jackson

What’s so special about this team is that we all have the same mentality, this sort of, ‘We’ve been knocked down, let’s get back up’ mentality.

— Candace Parker

I know Penny Toler and coach Ross have worked hard to put together a strong team this year, and I am ready to start the season with my teammates.

— Candace Parker

When I first joined the team, I was playing with the likes of Mia Hamm, Shannon MacMillan, Tiffeny Milbrett – all those big-time players. It was very intimidating. I had some of these players’ posters on my wall growing up, and now I was able to play with them.

— Carli Lloyd

I don’t think anyone would say that the women on the United States national team are not great role models and ambassadors. Everywhere we go, we connect with fans, sign autographs, and represent our sport and federation with class.

— Carli Lloyd

At the end of the day, you just want to go to a team that believes in you… and hopefully wants to build a franchise around you.

— Carson Wentz

In 2007, people tried to belittle me a little bit and sort of take the credit away from me and my team and what we achieved.

— Casey Stoner

One thing for me that modeling definitely did was that you go to do a different job every day, and you are working with a completely new team of people. You have to learn how to talk to people and how to creatively achieve the same goals. I think it just hones your people skills.

— Cat Deeley

Moving forward, I will be committed to building a stronger team so that the GOP can compete and win statewide in 2018, including the possibility of being a candidate in that cycle.

— Chris Gibson

From day one, since I was traded to the Clippers, the team has been amazing to not only me, but to my family.

— Chris Paul

m thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor ‘This Week’ and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day.

— Christiane Amanpour

Baseball fans are collectively the ’10th man’ and needed most when team performance is shaky. When mistakes are made, there’s no need to heckle your team – that’s what the other side is for!

— Christine Pelosi

At the World Cup, there is a constant risk that you might find a bag or some object that has been left behind, and no one is quite sure what it is. To bring in a full bomb-disposal team for each item can be very time-consuming. The PackBot can go over rough terrain, climb stairs, pick things up, and also be operated from a safe distance.

— Colin Angle

You want to play in every game, and you especially don’t want to be in the penalty box for five minutes and give the other team a chance to get a power play, and you don’t want to hurt anyone on the other team.

— Carl Hagelin

I had more friends on my hockey team than I did on my soccer team. I might have been better at soccer, to be honest. But I think it was more the friendship, and my family was more of a hockey family than a soccer family, so when I had to make a decision, I tried hockey, and it turned out to be a good decision.

— Carl Hagelin

Since we travel a lot as a team, I spend a lot of time on a plane where I like to play ‘Football Manager.’ I have been a soccer fan since I was 5 years old, so to be able to manage soccer teams is a lot of fun.

— Carl Hagelin

As a hockey player, playing for an Original Six team at Madison Square Garden, where it’s packed every night, there’s nothing like it.

— Carl Hagelin

On Planet of the Apes, I had a very knowledgeable team who knew good materials, but I had one main source person who worked online and on the street continually looking for the proper materials.

— Colleen Atwood

I used to play against a high school football team that always used to run the single wing. And eventually, other teams figured out that they ran the single wing. And so they prepared for it. The Democrats are stuck running the single wing.

— Cory Gardner

I became a sales manager at Digital Equipment, promoted from within the sales team. My peers were less than excited that I had gotten the job, especially one of my male peers who said he just wasn’t going to work for a woman.

— Carol Bartz

In meeting the challenges of organic growth, BlackRock has the advantage of having an executive team greatly respected for what it has accomplished.

— Carol Loomis

I’m from California, but my father, who passed away when I was young, was from Newark. When I was kid, we would go back east and catch Yankees games. His side of the family are big Yankees fans. But, the real connection came in ’97 when I moved to New York and became friends with the team.

— Carson Daly

A baseball team is like a band. Because, conceptually, there are no heroes in baseball – there’s just the team.

— Cass McCombs

I made my first Australian senior team when I was 16, first Olympics when I was 19, and I retired. I’m 32, I retired four years ago, so a good third of my life or nearly a third of my life has been all about running.

— Cathy Freeman

When you’re on the Olympic team at 15, you don’t do anything else. There’s no normal social development, and your decisions are made for you.

— Cathy Rigby

Baseball is a team game but, at the same time, it’s a very lonely game: unlike in soccer or basketball, where players roam around, in baseball everyone has their little plot of the field to tend. When the action comes to you, the spotlight is on you but no one can help you.

— Chad Harbach

In high school I was on the basketball team, but the coach did something I didn’t dig and the next day he looked up and saw me practising with the football team.

— Charles Mingus

I’ve been a Marvel reader since I was just a kid, and I’ve dreamed of being a Marvel writer for almost as long, so being tapped to officially join the team is truly something.

— Charles Soule

As a former member of President Obama’s economic team, I have a soft spot for the fiscal stimulus legislation he signed just a month after his inauguration.

— Christina Romer

My team fills two separate drink bottles for me in the car. One is water, and the other has orange juice. I just turn a valve and go from water to juice… to adjust my glucose levels.

— Charlie Kimball

When we launched If WeRanTheWorld, I said to my team, I want us to innovate in every aspect of how we design and operate this as a business venture, as much as the web platform itself – because I want us to design our own startup around the working lives that we would all like to live. Women and men alike.

— Cindy Gallop

I feel like I’ve always been doubted or slighted. Let’s be honest. When you’re a walk-on, you don’t start for a No. 1 team, a national championship contender. You just don’t. A walk-on is a guy who plays scout team, who’s just happy to be on the team.

— Clay Matthews III

The only thing I really, really want is for the U.S. to win again. Just to win another team gold. And, of course I would really want to win an all-around gold.

— Carly Patterson

If they did it like they did it in ’96 or whenever, just picking it from one meet, what if someone had the meet of their life but they’re not usually a good competitor? That could be really bad for the team. So, I think this is the best way.

— Carly Patterson

Well, first I have to make the team, of course.

— Carly Patterson

The athletes are still out competing the same as a Division I team, and I think we’ve done a good job of creating an atmosphere where they’re responsible for their actions and their play.

— Cat Osterman

I would not be on the level did I not confess that I always have believed that the old Browns were a great team, one of the greatest ever organized.

— Charles Comiskey

Anything I do with Team Sleep, I’d do with Deftones as well.

— Chino Moreno

I have a lot of ‘Twilight’ gear. I love the hoodies that say ‘vampires’ and ‘werewolves,’ but I refuse to get one because I can’t choose I have to have them both. I have the Team Edward T-shirt, but I also have Team Jacob.

— Christian Serratos

Anytime you’ve played in a place and you get a win against your old team, it feels good.

— Curtis Joseph

I think we have a good team, but soccer fans will know that we’re in a really tough group. The three teams in our group are really strong. The Czech Republic is a very good team, Italy is traditionally a powerhouse, and Ghana is one of the best teams in Africa.

— Claudio Reyna

The situation was, the team I was on when I got injured went down to the lower leagues. In America, they don’t have that relegation, so when the team went down to the lower region, every player has his value, and they went off and sold any player who had value.

— Claudio Reyna

The contracts are structured different than athletes in America, but for me, it was good to move on and go back to playing in the premiere league, which is the best league. It was disappointing, as far as the team goes, but for me, there wasn’t much I could do.

— Claudio Reyna

It’s a unique situation as well because England is a small country, so it makes it easy for the fans to travel. If we play down in London, they get buses and we’ll get three or four thousand fans come down. They’ll all sit in the same area and show their support for the team.

— Claudio Reyna

It is important to let every employee know where he or she stands throughout his or her time in your business I would suggest every quarter of the fiscal year. By being honest and open with each team member and their performance, you create value in their efforts.

— Clay Clark

In the startup work environment, you get to have a relationship with your boss, the investors, and the key members of the team. Startups are like families – you see the good, the bad and the ugly, but in the end, you’ve got each other’s back.

— Clay Clark

If one day I leave Arsenal, I will never sign for another English team. Quite sure.

— Cesc Fabregas

I want to be a starter again, I would really enjoy playing for the Phillies again, but my first consideration in making my decision is finding a circumstance that is right for me. I want to play for the Phillies again, but I also wouldn’t mind joining a team I’ve never played with before.

— Chan Ho Park

We have a good team, and I think we’ll have a good season this year.

— Chan Ho Park

If I don’t make the team out of spring training, I’ll keep a good attitude. I’ll just go polish up the parts of my game that made me not stay in the big leagues.

— Cory Lidle

And I think they loved me because I loved being part of their team, you know, and I quite often say to kids, that I was the worst player in the world’s best football team – and that was good enough for me.

— Craig Johnston

If there’s any success that I’ve had, it is a direct reflection of the people I work with. We have a very smart team and an extremely hardworking team, both here in Washington and back in Illinois.

— Cheri Bustos

I love college football and I love pro football. This is how fair-weathered I am. I used to be a Giants fan, but my son who’s turning 12 has really gotten into football, and he likes the Jets, so I totally jumped ships so we can root for the same team.

— Chris Bauer

In sport you always think the strongest guy should be going for it and getting the best results. The thing is, cycling also has a very important team aspect, which I don’t think that a lot of people fully grasp.

— Chris Froome

When I was growing up, you didn’t know there was a women’s national team. Now girls grow up dreaming of playing for Canada.

— Christine Sinclair

It’s just really hard to work and get better, building and planning for the future with the new Monte Carlo and keeping the race team intact and keeping them healthy.

— Dale Earnhardt

The thing about it is, all those races we lost, we won this race together. We won it as a team.

— Dale Earnhardt

If you’re on the varsity team, the responsibilities are a lot bigger and there’s more stress, but you also walk around feeling probably like you can hold your head high.

— Damien Chazelle

We stay as a team. I might be England captain, but that doesn’t mean I get treated differently.

— David Beckham

I was quite cocky, but having been hailed as this great young golfer, I couldn’t even make the high school golf team once I got there. I had a big dose of humble pie then, and ever since, I’ve always known that there is always someone out there better than you, more talented. Always.

— David Chang

When I work in English, I’d say I don’t see a big difference in my rapport with my team or the actors. When I work in English or French, the music of the language is different, but beyond that music, in the depths, it’s the same.

— Denis Villeneuve

Don’t get me wrong it’s not like I didn’t go out and have fun. But there’s been a lot of players that come to New York and get caught up in the lifestyle, and before you know it, they’re sent away to another team because it affected their performance.

— Derek Jeter

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

— Derek Jeter

My favorite days are the ones where I deal only with my own team, design, marketing, working on the next accessories collection.

— Diane von Furstenberg

President Bush gave me a tremendous opportunity to serve as the vice president. I enjoyed very much having the opportunity to be a part of his team. He told me at the outset, he wanted me to sign on to be a part of his team – and he was true to his word, kept it. He was tough. He was decisive. He was also a pretty good politician.

— Dick Cheney

We have a broad array of teams. And if somebody asked me whether a team is a good buy, my response is, ‘You’d better hurry up, they’re going like hot cakes, and they’re going to be even more valuable when we get a system that is even more sustainable.’

— David Stern

While the coach is entitled to celebrate the team’s victories, there is a manner and a way of doing so without aggravating the opponent.

— Diego Maradona

When I wear the national team shirt, its sole contact with my skin makes it stand on an end.

— Diego Maradona

I had great relationship with the Hispanic – we had a lot of Hispanics in the school actually from different countries, Venezuela, from Brazil, and they all played soccer, and I was on the soccer team, and I developed great relationships with them.

— Donald Trump

I’m not the geek in the family: I’m the organizer. But what I do know is that we have a very terrific team of consultants, former federal cybersecurity experts who are working with us to make sure we have a very safe system.

— Donna Brazile

A team sport is not very good for me, because I can’t take losing.

— Donovan Bailey

I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning. And I hope that I’ve done that in my 33 years as a head coach.

— Don Shula

The thing we found out was, when you get to a Super Bowl, both teams are treated the same, talked about in glowing terms. But when the game is over, only the team that won matters.

— Don Shula

Playing two people is definitely difficult, but it’s made possible by everyone around me, and it’s a big team effort.

— Dove Cameron

I have to work with the team at Blizzard and the producers on the film and convince them that, as a fan, I have a unique and hopefully entertaining way of taking people through the first contact story, which is really what sets up ‘Warcraft’ for everyone else.

— Duncan Jones

Because, they’re only thinking about one team when that game’s over. Before the game, they’re talking about two football teams. When the game’s over, there’s only one winner.

— Don Shula

And this year is going to be the 25th anniversary of the 17-0 team, the only undefeated season.

— Don Shula

And then to end up with a total of 347 wins, averaging 10 regular season wins for 33 years and the best winning percentage, and I’m very proud of this, of any professional team from 1970 to 1996.

— Don Shula

I started doing ’30 Rock’ and started writing ‘Mystery Team’ at the beginning of that. While I was doing ‘Mystery Team,’ I started practicing stand-up. While I was doing stand up, I got ‘Community.’ It’s like I planted trees six years ago, and now they have fruit.

— Donald Glover

I’m on a team with LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and they both dress well. It gets competitive. If I don’t bring my A game, they’re going to outshine me.

— Dwyane Wade

I’ve always wanted to play quarterback, and I lucked out to be able to play for my favorite team – America’s team. I’m just living the moment. I feel like all of this was supposed to happen. When you work hard, things work your way.

— Dak Prescott

If there’s one perk, it’s being the quarterback of America’s team and being able to make a difference off the field.

— Dak Prescott

I’m just trying to win games and give my team a chance, win as many as we can week in and week out.

— Dak Prescott

I look at it this way. I’m not putting age limits on what I can do. As long as I can do the job to help the team win and feel like I’m playing at a high level, which I feel I can do for a long while, I’m going to play no matter what my age is.

— Dan Marino

It’s real nice and exciting for me to break the records, but it’s more exciting for me to be on a winning team.

— Dan Marino

As a team, you need to come from behind every once in awhile just to do it. Good for the attitude. It makes it exciting. And when everybody knows you have to throw it… that makes it fun too.

— Dan Marino

We want to play a really physical style ball, and so, for us tackling, we know we are shoulder-based tackling team, and we want to hit that strike zone just like you’re throwing fastballs into that catchers’ mitt just as hard as you can.

— Dan Quinn

One of these topics we talk about with the team on our ‘Competition Wednesday’ is iron sharpening iron. That’s the process we go through to get each other ready, and that’s why we have some periods where we get to compete against one another.

— Dan Quinn

The term we use on our team is ‘reset’: when you go through, whether it’s a negative play or a negative drive, and you get your next opportunity – not focusing on the past, but going back into your attack mode.

— Dan Quinn

For me, trying to connect our team together is so important. I know we’ll play really well when our team gets really tight. So I want to make sure I connect with the players so that I can help them be at their best.

— Dan Quinn

I tried to go out for theater or theater arts, but I was too scared or too intimidated. But I had a lot of friends on the cross country team that had great senses of humor.

— Dana Carvey

I’ll continue to tackle back. I want to help the team as much as I can, and if I need to get back and defend, I will.

— Dele Alli

To me, there’s no great chef without a great team.

— Daniel Boulud

Every time – well, not every time, but in celebration of a great review or a great accolade, I take the team of Daniel to Katz’s Deli for lunch. We take the trip on the subway, we were like 40 or 50 people, and we go in the back room and have a pastrami sandwich.

— Daniel Boulud

I went out for the football team but, you know, I was too small. That’s how I wound up in drama.

— Dennis Quaid

I see my job simply as helping disseminate the message of Barack Obama, working with the communications team to make sure that we’re true to the ideals and the values and the programs that he wants to advance in this country. And that’s the extent of my involvement.

— David Axelrod

Throughout my entire life, I’ve always been a captain. I was the captain of my high school team. I was the captain at Oklahoma State University. I was the captain of the 2008 Olympic team.

— Daniel Cormier

I’m honored to be one of the guys that is seen as a leader of this great team – a team that has stood the test of time. AKA is one of the only teams that has been around since the beginning of the MMA explosion, and it’s a huge honor for me to be named captain.

— Daniel Cormier

Shooting a television show can be very difficult and at times can really wear on you. If you keep reminding yourself that it is a job and you show up together as a team and as a whole, you can prevail.

— David Boreanaz

You’re only as good as the sum of your parts, and one person can’t be a team.

— David Schwimmer

During Ronald Reagan’s administration, ’60 Minutes’ ran a segment about the difference between Reagan’s rhetoric and Reagan’s actions. The show thought it had produced a hard-hitting piece Reagan’s team called up ’60 Minutes’ to thank them for the 15-minute commercial.

— David Shields

Sports passion is deeply, infamously territorial: our city-state is better than your city-state because our city-state’s team beat your city-state’s team. My attachment to the Sonics is approximately the reverse of this.

— David Shields

The production team’s first meeting took place at my house. I had ideas and a color scheme in mind, how I wanted the movie to look, because that has to be a real collaboration.

— Debbie Allen

Because it is my second season with the team, no time has been wasted in getting to know the people I’m working with. I am aware of what the team is capable of and how the organisation works, and they are familiar with what makes me tick.

— Damon Hill

In Hong Kong, particularly, we craft this art for decades. The action choreographer actually is the action director. He takes over and he choreographs with – by himself or with his team, and place the camera where he feels cinematic effect to bring out that choreography.

— Donnie Yen

Bieber’s so talented, he needs to just be himself and be by himself and work on his craft. He has a lot of people around he has to find the right team to help him make something that’s going to stand alone.

— Diplo

Two things are always happening in acting. On the one hand, it’s a team sport. We’re all pulling together. But on the other, you have to look after your own character. Guard their interests.

— Domhnall Gleeson

Eleven years old is not an early age to set your sight on the Olympics for a gymnast, because we normally peak in high school. I first qualified for the Olympics team during my sophomore year in high school, when I was 15 years old.

— Dominique Dawes

The heart of Dragon’s Lair has always been its compelling story. With Dragon’s Lair 3D, we think the team has really created an interactive animated movie.

— Don Bluth

My No. 1 priority, and it always has been this, is keeping our team together and making sure we have the right guys in the right positions to make a run at this for a long time.

— Drew Brees

Obviously if Gates turns out missing the first game because of this, that’s disappointing for everyone in this locker room because he is big part of our team and we don’t want to see that happen.

— Drew Brees

I’m really hands-on. My team brings in elements, but, every season, it’s kind of a personal struggle to find the balance and to see how far I want to push the elements.

— Dries van Noten

For me, going home at 5:30 is as much about my own choices, but also giving my team those choices, too.

— Dave Goldberg

I’ve got a fantasy-baseball team with my brother. But I have to admit, he does all the work.

— David Einhorn

During my freshman year at Cornell, I joined my dorm’s intramural football team. At the first practice, upper classmen pointed out I was tall, so I should try playing QB. Well half an hour later, it was abundantly clear that I should not be the QB.

— David Einhorn

I rooted for the Milwaukee Brewers and its stars, Robin Yount and Paul Molitor. I went to a lot of games, including the World Series in 1982. The Brewers may have been a bad team for most of my life, but to have your team at its peak when you are thirteen years old is an experience I wish for every fan.

— David Einhorn

I spent most of high school working on the debate team, probably at some expense to my grades. Being a member of the team was great training in critical analysis, organization, and logic.

— David Einhorn

Being in space, I’m really looking forward to working with this team of folks that I’m with.

— Duane G. Carey

As I get more confident as a filmmaker, I don’t need to prepare so much in advance. I can trust that I and my team can come up with a solution.

— David MacKenzie

You know, I have a responsibility to my team that if I’m going to be on the floor, then I have to make a difference.

— Derek Fisher

Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis – the computer opponents are modeled after real people. In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38.

— David Crane

I do not believe it is all about the leader. I think it’s about the team, too. So we have one mission we have one team we are working to victory.

— David Cunliffe

I swam. We made it, our team, from the rocks of Cuba to the beach of Florida, in squeaky-clean, ethical fashion.

— Diana Nyad

I’m an off-road racecar driver. And I think every woman in my life has told me that’s not a sensible hobby. But when I was growing, even more than I wanted to be funny, I wanted to be a racecar driver. That’s all I thought about. I worked for a race team when I was 15 and I traveled with them.

— Dax Shepard

I wish I could go to the school where my close friends go, but I obviously can’t. The good thing is, they’re really good about inviting me to all the football games and all that stuff. So I end up having an adopted team spirit for a school I don’t go to.

— David Gallagher

The team pulled together very well, whatever we tried worked.

— David Gower

They have an understanding regime they work hard and get results, they are a happy team.

— David Gower

The University of Memphis didn’t have the flashy profile or the national exposure. It’s a great university. I love the offense. I love the atmosphere, the big city. They have everything I want. The only knock against them is they are not a great team.

— DeAngelo Williams

As a football team, we don’t have any backups. We don’t consider anybody a backup.

— DeAngelo Williams

It will be hard work. It’s always hard work, and hard work from everybody within the team – technical director, mechanics, drivers, engineers – everyone in the team.

— David Leslie

The team is very enthusiastic – everyone is trying hard to do their best, and everyone is putting a lot of effort in to moving forward and getting the right results and it’s a very good, close-knit team.

— David Leslie

It’s a good team though that works very closely and very well together, and all those people putting that effort in, then I’m sure we will improve dramatically from where we are now as the season goes on.

— David Leslie

Just think about the game. Think about playing great, having a great time. Helping my team win.

— Deion Sanders

My parents didn’t know anything about collegiate scholarships, so they had accepted the national team training stipend, the monthly stipend that I received after making the national team, so I was ineligible for NCAA eligibility anyway.

— Dominique Moceanu

I was able to represent my country and put on the red, white, and blue – how many people in the world get to do that? Standing on the podium with my teammates, and being the first women’s gymnastics team to win this gold medal, it was life-changing!

— Dominique Moceanu

A good teammate is someone willing to get outside of personal thoughts and emotions, a friend who tries to understand, appreciate, and encourage other members of the team.

— Don Kardong

Clearly, there are things a runner does, intentionally or not, that disrupt team cohesion. And there are also things a runner doesn’t do that can cause problems: not trying, showing up late, skipping team-building activities, and ignoring the coach’s instructions.

— Don Kardong

Support the athlete, encourage the team, help the coach. That’s what good track parents do.

— Don Kardong

In the end, leadership comes down to consistency and strong, confident action upon which the team can rely – and this doesn’t mean imposing a bunch of rules.

— Don Yaeger

Most coaches would consider leading a team to an Olympic gold medal a capper for a pretty good year. The same goes for winning an NCAA national championship. Or a FIBA world championship. Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils and Team USA, led teams to each of these honors… within about 24 months.

— Don Yaeger

As the Olympic torch neared Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1980, signaling the opening of that year’s Winter Olympics, newspapers and magazines throughout the world offered predictions on who would win medals in the major sports. Not a single publication gave the American men’s hockey team a chance against the world powers.

— Don Yaeger

People tease me about knowing somehow that Obama would put Clinton into the cabinet, and everybody would talk about a team of rivals.

— Doris Kearns Goodwin

I think John Williams, him and his team, have been incredible orchestrators. By that, I mean how he chooses which instrument plays which note.

— David Newman

In the NBA, you’re taking a bunch of different talents, and you’re managing them. You have to give them a system you have to give them a belief. That’s why coaches like Phil Jackson and Gregg Popovich are so great: because they gave the team confidence in the system and in their ability to execute night in and night out.

— David Robinson

I have the unique distinction of being on the only Olympic team to lose without controversy, and the only Pan Am Games team to lose without controversy.

— David Robinson

I had a great editor, Rebecca Corbett, from the time I was a city reporter right through to the years I worked on the ‘Sun’s’ enterprise reporting team.

— David Simon

You work enough with someone and you develop a shorthand. You know how he likes to work through the day and he knows where you’re vulnerable and where your weaknesses and strengths are, so it makes for a good team, a team that knows who’s over there behind your back.

— David Strathairn

I think the most important thing for an artist is to stay true to who you are. I want to stay as authentic as possible, as that’s how we’re going with our team.

— Daya

I played a little basketball, but basketball interfered with theater season. That’s when we did our term plays and did nutshell versions of Shakespeare for English classes. And, believe me, I got a fair amount of looks from the guys on the team. ‘You’re in theater but you can play football?’

— Dennis Haysbert

Where ever the Mavericks are today, we owe it to Michael Finley. He was the one guy who stayed when we were a terrible team. He stayed and fought the fight.

— Don Nelson

I feel I let my team down today. My heart is bleeding for everybody else. I felt like I should have gotten it done today. That’s how it is. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don’t.

— Dontrelle Willis

When hired three years ago, I willingly accepted the challenge of leading the Bulls back to the type of team this city richly deserves. I’m proud of the fact that each year the team has taken another step toward an NBA championship, and played with intense pride and determination.

— Doug Collins

I remember when I went to try out for the Olympic team in 1972, Coach Iba told me he didn’t care how many points I could score because if I couldn’t guard anybody, I wasn’t going to make the team. I knew to make the team I had to become a better defender. If you can play offense, you can defend. It just comes down to competitive will.

— Doug Collins

The 76ers hold a special place in my heart and I am intrigued by the opportunity to return to Philadelphia, where I was part of a rebuilding program, joining the team the year after it went 9-73 and going to the NBA Finals just four years later.

— Doug Collins

A closing team is so important in the NBA. The last seven minutes is what you are always coaching to get to. Now you have your team set, you have the match-ups you want, you have your time-outs, your chance to finish the game, and that’s my job, to get us to that position during the course of the game.

— Doug Collins

I think every time you coach a certain team, when you leave that franchise, I think you continue to grow. You take a look at the things that you did, the things you wish you had done better. You analyze your strengths and your weaknesses, and then when you move to your next job, you continue to do the same thing.

— Doug Collins

For many Native Americans across the land, the name of the Washington football team is a deeply personal reminder of a legacy of racism and generations of pain.

— Dan Maffei

Since Obama has expressed admiration for the portrait of Abraham Lincoln that Doris Kearns Goodwin paints in ‘Team of Rivals,’ he could do the 16th president one better: He should name Hillary Clinton as his running mate in 2012. That would be both needed change and audacious.

— Douglas Wilder

But I have to say I’m incredibly proud of the Panther Racing National Guard Team, and in my IndyCar career there’s not many races where I’ve honestly left the track feeling that we’ve executed everything perfectly. And I have to say, I thought they did an absolute phenomenal job. The pit stops were just first class.

— Dan Wheldon

Small science, which includes most research in the life sciences all over the world, is science directed usually by an individual senior scientist and a small team of junior associates, perhaps three, ten, fifteen, something in that order.

— Daniel Nathans

I feel it’s the best thing that could have happened for me, leaving the Braves so I could go to another team that would give me more of a chance to play like with the Marlins.

— Danny Bautista

A great deal has been accomplished by the team, and I do think it important that it goes on and it is allowed to reach its full conclusion. In fact, I really believe it ought to be better resourced and totally focused on WMD that that is important to do it.

— David Kay

The biggest scandal I was ever involved in was – in high school, at a basketball game, I shot and scored for the other team.

— Darby Stanchfield

To be brutally honest, it’s simple economics. If they want to come into cycling, sponsors need to know the team they are funding is clean, otherwise the risk is just too great.

— David Millar

One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there’s the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre.

— David Soul

I played on this soccer team, called Hollywood United, and there were a lot of old ex-international pro-players. We played this benefit match at the Rose Bowl, and the crowd streamed in. It’s so nerve-wracking to go out into a stadium, feeling a billion eyes upon you when you mess up your touches. That’s an overwhelming environment.

— Donal Logue

My biggest frustration with the Heisman is it’s become the MVP of the national champion, or a team going to the National Championship game. That’s what it’s turned into. If you’re not undefeated, you’re out of the running.

— Doug Flutie

We’re still a great team. In your mind you can understand that but, emotionally, we needed to express the same belief. We came out full of fire and scored two early goals, two really beautiful goals, and that changed everything.

— Dennis Bergkamp

While filming ‘The Matrix,’ we studied how a Chinese fight-choreography team trains actors before production starts so that they can participate in action sequences in a more dynamic way.

— David Leitch

The White House New Media team circulates multiple highlights each day of what people are looking for online – Twitter trending topics, popular Google searches, etc. – and it gives us a sense of what’s breaking through, what isn’t, and a sanity check for what the larger online population cares about at any given time.

— Dan Pfeiffer

When I started finishing games and coming off the field shaking hands, it was a beautiful thing. I mean, you start seeing that you’re an important part of the team.

— Dennis Eckersley

I had never been to the playoffs, and it was exciting. The fans went through the roof. They were excited about the whole team. It was great to be traded to a city like Chicago, which was a lot like Boston.

— Dennis Eckersley

Other times you can get showy for three minutes, and that’s OK with certain films. But that isn’t right with an Ang Lee movie, you have to fit right in. You have to understand Ang, respect him and be part of the team and not be in charge of it – he is in charge of it.

— Dennis Muren

When I feel like my body is exhausted, I focus on making my fifth Olympic team so I can push through it.

— Dana Torres

It is pretty amazing. My parents, who came from Nicaragua to the U.S. – who would have thought that they would have American kids on the Olympic team? I think that’s the epitome of the Olympic dream.

— Diana Lopez

While it would be as wrong of me to attribute these traits to women at the exclusion of men as it would be for a man to do the reverse, I think women can often be very strong team players and good communicators and collaborators.

— Diane Nelson

I talk to Oprah several times a week, and I see the side of Oprah that’s having the time of her life. What she’s getting to do with OWN is build a team to create a brand from nothing.

— David Zaslav

My mother was a huge Steelers fan, so they were my team growing up.

— Deron Williams

The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won’t hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game.

— Earl Weaver

Coaches are an integral part of any manager’s team, especially if they are good pinochle players.

— Earl Weaver

I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead, ‘A pretty move, for the love of God.’ And when good football happens, I give thanks for the miracle, and I don’t give a damn which team or country performs it.

— Eduardo Galeano

I’ve always been clear – I feel good at Chelsea. Every week, I repeat the same on PSG. It’s a big team but an inferior league. I don’t want to return to France, because I’ve won everything over there – the league title, cup, best player, best young player.

— Eden Hazard

I have always thought if there is a game, and there have been a lot of fouls on me, then I have been playing well for the team, so that means we’re having a good match. You can win a free-kick when there’s a foul, and that’s a chance to score a goal.

— Eden Hazard

Kante is a good player. For me, it is good because he speaks French. We know he is a fantastic player he runs a lot and works for the team.

— Eden Hazard

I try to play like I did when I was a young boy playing in my garden. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s not so good, but I try to always make sure I give my best to help the team, even if I am not having the best game myself.

— Eden Hazard

At 21, Real Madrid or Barcelona would have been more difficult for me. If I play well enough at Chelsea, I could win my place in the starting team, and my priority is to play.

— Eden Hazard

I have an amazing team I have amazing producers I have amazing writers, but at the end of it, it’s me making the decisions on the writing, the tone, the editing.

— Ellen DeGeneres

Home base is the support system where we have a culinary team, my own writers because of the shows and the books and stuff, we have a culinary team of about six people. Marketing, public relations, accounting and all that sort of stuff.

— Emeril Lagasse

The athlete of today is not an athlete alone. He’s the center of a team – doctors, scientists, coaches, agents and so on.

— Emil Zatopek

I was meant to date the captain of the football team, I was going to be on a romantic excursion every Saturday night, I was destined to be collecting corsages from every boy in town before prom, accepting such floral offerings like competing sacrifices to a Delphic goddess.

— Elizabeth Wurtzel

My high school didn’t have a football team we just had like a surf team, because I grew up in Encinitas, California, which is the ultimate place where everyone skated or surfed, so it was a very different culture. It was, like, cool to be the art kid.

— Emily Ratajkowski

Many of my staff have been with me for over 20 years. I have a great team, and I make sure they feel respected and appreciated.

— Emeril Lagasse

I have been a Cowboys fan since I was a little bitty boy. And my dream has finally become a reality, of not only just playing a professional, becoming a professional athlete, but playing for the team that I always wanted to play for.

— Emmitt Smith

I manage a team, for beach soccer. I’m the coach. Player, coach.

— Eric Cantona

During my time, there might have been one pitcher or two that were top pitchers on a team. Teams that won maybe had three, but today they have a lot of depth. They have a lot of long relievers, short relievers, and the strategy is different.

— Ernie Banks

In baseball, democracy shines its clearest. The only race that matters is the race to the bag. The creed is the rule book. And color, merely something to distinguish one team’s uniform from another’s.

— Ernie Harwell

There’s only one professional team in Columbus, the Blue Jackets, but Ohio State is a football state.

— Ezekiel Elliott

It should be about this team, and it should be about these guys. It should be about our relationship. It shouldn’t be about records.

— Ezekiel Elliott

Every play, I’m trying to get as many shots on the opposing team as I can, so when you get to the fourth quarter, they obviously don’t want to be on the field anymore.

— Ezekiel Elliott

They don’t show Olympic boxing on TV in prime time. They haven’t done that since 1988. In 1992, they showed one: Oscar De La Hoya. In 1996, they didn’t show it. In 2000, they didn’t show it. In 2004, they didn’t show it. In 2008, they did not even mention boxing at all. You would think the United States didn’t have a boxing team in 2008.

— Evander Holyfield

First of all, I’m so glad that the city of Houston has a football team again. They have such great fans. I’m really happy for the people of Houston because they deserve a football team.

— Earl Campbell

Pittsburgh was a great team. Coach Noll, Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, L.C. Greenwood and all those guys did a great job. That’s the team that kept us from winning two Super Bowls. It was a great rivalry.

— Earl Campbell

There had been talk about me getting involved with the new team in Houston. I don’t know if it’s something that will become a realization, but it would be something that I would love to do.

— Earl Campbell

Opportunities are running out, and this is the do-or-die situation when the ball is in your hands, and you can either help your team to victory or not. And so I want to be in those situations. I think about them, and almost look forward to them.

— Eli Manning

My dad actually taught me to box when I was, like, nine years old, because I got picked on at school all of the time. I was on a boys’ hockey team, so I would get all of my aggression out there.

— Eliza Coupe

For those not so taken by the star power, this new ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ is the equivalent of a domineering team you can’t stand that enters the Super Bowl. Even if you don’t like the players, the odds are so good that it’s tough to bet against them.

— Elvis Mitchell

I think, really, that the only way a person can open their heart to someone who is so much another is really by knowing them… whether that’s in a classroom, or a soccer team, or a food pantry, or any of those things. I mean, we’re kind of more alike than we are different.

— Elizabeth Strout

That’s the biggest shame there is, that L.A. doesn’t have a team. I was a big fan of the L.A. Rams, and when they left, I lost interest. Then there was the Raiders, and they left. How they can’t have a football team in the biggest market in the world is beyond me.

— Eric Braeden

Although the attorney general is a part of the president’s team, you’re really separate and apart. You have a special responsibility as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. There has to be a distance that you keep – between this department and the White House.

— Eric Holder

My favorite memory from school was going to football games with my friends. We always had so much spirit and dressed up to go to the games, even though our team was pretty bad.

— Erin Heatherton

Some teachers feel that if they ask for emotional help, they’re a failure. But teaching is a team sport.

— Erin Gruwell

I think that any time you’re able to get a guy like Carmelo Anthony to be on your team, you’re going to be a step up.

— Earl Monroe

When one guy undermines the other, it only causes trouble, and the team isn’t successful. It’s very important for both of us to accept our role and help the team. One guy can get hot, and if that’s Alex, I’ll support him and help any way I can.

— Ed Belfour

I was very slender and small. All my friends were on the team, so I had to make it too. I was a very aggressive player. I wanted to be one of the best, but I just ended up as one of the good ones.

— Ed O’Neill

You win as a team, you lose as a team, you also do so many things together.

— Eddie Murray

For me, baseball is about, again, the team winning.

— Eddie Murray

Politics has come to resemble a cynical team game played by politicians, while the public has been pushed aside as if sitting on the seats of a stadium in which passion for politics is gradually making room for blindness and desperation.

— Edi Rama

I’m doing whatever I have to do to help my team win. So, instead of being focused on anything from the outside, I’m focused on winning and that next game.

— Elena Delle Donne

You imagine that, going into such a huge American series, you will come up against a lot of egos, but it was the complete opposite on ’24,’ a dream team.

— Emily Berrington

My very good friend, Rahm Emanuel, made it very clear to me on several occasions that I was, quote, unquote, not a team player that I was not – that I didn’t not have a future.

— Eric Massa

Getting to the Olympics was, has always been, my swimming dream since I was 8 or 9 years old. You know, right after I started swimming it was, ‘I want to make an Olympic team. That’s where I want to be.’

— Eric Shanteau

I am an armor officer. I grew up as a part of the team that helped to field M-1s and M-60-A3s to the army back in 1980s. It’s still a magnificent tank, and we designed it for the Cold War and Central Europe.

— Eric Shinseki

I was a roving guard on the Lowell Hebrew Community Center’s girls’ basketball team all through high school. My specialty was stealing the ball, but my only shot was a lay-up.

— Elinor Lipman

Anyone could be in the orchestra, or sports team, or arts club at my school. It was precisely the kind of inclusivity that now meets with a sort of scorn and derision as a prizes-for-all culture that generates only mediocrity. There’s something so insulting about the idea that including lots of people means mediocrity.

— Elizabeth Price

London was my first Olympics, but I tried for three beforehand. I was measured for the Olympic uniform three times before London, and I finally made the team. It was a big deal, and it was quite emotional, which is probably one of the reasons I didn’t perform at my best.

— Eloise Wellings

I went to London and was excited to make the team, but to be honest, I was a bit dissatisfied with my performance there, and I’d really like to make up for that in Rio and get the best out of myself on the Olympic stage.

— Eloise Wellings

The most important thing however is the money. What use would it be to us, to have a a mighty stadium but a useless team, because we couldn’t afford anything better?

— Franz Beckenbauer

In the World Cup, much depends for every team on how it develops during the tournament. There are always rising tensions. They come from within, and they come from the media.

— Franz Beckenbauer

You know, quarterbacks, I think greatness in quarterbacks is taking what you’ve got, whether it’s a great team, a good team, or a struggling team and make them better.

— Fran Tarkenton

Quarterbacks need to make their team better. If it’s a bad team, they can even make a bad team better.

— Fran Tarkenton

Halfway through the decade, we realized that we had a great team and that we could do great things, and that we could probably have something here that we believed we had a chance to reach greatness.

— Franco Harris

I’ve always been one of the youngest guys on the team. But now I’m one of the older guys, one of the more experienced guys, and I have to be more of a leader. The guys are looking up to me, asking me questions and looking at me to step up.

— Freddy Adu

If you’re in the best team in the world, you or your teammate have to win.

— Fernando Alonso

Creating a top team and being in a position to win the Tour de France will give me a nice feeling. But I know it is not easy to create a top team from zero. You need good riders, good staff, a lot of preparation and, most important, a lot of sponsors.

— Fernando Alonso

McLaren was a risky project because they were completely new, but we are one team – we win and we lose together.

— Fernando Alonso

With Ferrari sometimes, you win or you lose depending on what the mood of the team in general, of the group in general.

— Fernando Alonso

I have my team. Like if you see everyone around me – I have my hair and makeup girl, my assistant. They’re very calm, they’re all about positive energy. There’re no drama queens. Everyone wants everyone else to have a positive experience. There are no agendas. I think it creates a healthy environment and there are no boundaries to cross.

— Fergie

I was captain in Atletico at 19, playing in the same team as Demetrio Albertini, who won three Champions Leagues, and Sergi Barjuan from Barcelona, who had won everything, and they were 32, 33. I was a kid as captain, so I wasn’t the real captain, just a kid learning from them.

— Fernando Torres

Football is a team sport and not an individual sport. We win as a team, and every individual is better if we are part of the team.

— Fernando Torres

Liverpool is a massive club in reputation, but as soon as I came here, it felt like Atletico to me. It is a working city, an honest city. The people work all week, and on Saturday they want to go to Anfield and watch the best team in the world.

— Fernando Torres

At Liverpool, I had almost everything but titles. I felt like a king, but the team was falling apart.

— Fernando Torres

My own area of expertise is the genetics of human disease. I was fortunate to be part of the team that found the genes for cystic fibrosis, and Huntington’s disease and neurofibromatosis.

— Francis Collins

I just hate people who are lazy. To be on my team, you have to have energy and a sense of wanting to learn. That really excites me.

— Francisco Costa

Leadership is simply the ability of an individual to coalesce the efforts of other individuals toward achieving common goals. It boils down to looking after your people and ensuring that, from top to bottom, everyone feels part of the team.

— Frederick W. Smith

The fan is the one who suffers. He cheers a guy to a .350 season then watches that player sign with another team. When you destroy fan loyalties, you destroy everything.

— Frank Robinson

You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.

— Frank Zappa

Barcelona are my favourite team in Spain, let’s put it that way.

— Frank Lampard

Of course, there will be few people who are sympathetic but you don’t become a great team overnight, no matter how much money you have at your disposal.

— Frank Lampard

When you play in the Premier League, say you’re playing against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time, they set up to block you off. But when you play in the Champions League, all the other teams are used to winning every week, so it’s more of an open game, it’s more attacking, end-to-end.

— Gareth Bale

A collection of strong-minded individuals who have learned how to dismiss mistakes, disappointments and problems in their personal life make up a strong team. If the majority of the team have that then, as a unit, you are almost impossible to beat.

— Gary Neville

I developed a mechanism so that whatever mistakes I made, I would bounce straight back. Whatever was happening off the pitch, I could put it to one side and maintain my form. Call it mental resilience or a strong mind, but that is what we mean when we talk about experience in a football team.

— Gary Neville

As football gets more globalised, it’s probably more important than ever to have one or two players in your team who have grown up in the same streets or been to the same schools as the hard-core fans.

— Gary Neville

I became an air display pilot. I used to teach it. I was an examiner for a few years as well. It was great fun. I would still be doing it now if pretty much everyone I knew who was doing it hadn’t died. In the first team I joined there were six people in it. By the time I stopped, there was only me and one other left – everyone else had died.

— Gary Numan

There are not many people on Team Gary. Actually, it’s two people. My kids.

— Gary Ross

I’ve been the best player on every team that I played on, so if I can’t be the poster child of your team, then what else is it? It’s got to be a black-white issue. Every white player I know who’s the best player on their team is the poster child of that team.

— Gary Sheffield

Well, everybody is trying to make this a money thing. If you send me to another team, let’s see what I ask for. I won’t ask for nothing. I’ll play under the same terms. So it is not Gary wants more money. Gary has money. What else do I need?

— Gary Sheffield

I’ve always maintained – a captain is only as good as his team. It is not about my leadership, it is not about me.

— Gautam Gambhir

When I’m playing a team sport, it’s not about one individual, it’s about everyone, from me to the other 23 people who were there, to all the support staff who’ve worked very hard behind the scenes.

— Gautam Gambhir

The worst job I ever had was working nights in the Chrysler Building. I was part of a team of about five guys, and we polished the leather furniture.

— Gene Hackman

You might be the leader of the team, but without the rest of the team, you’re not doing anything. I think that’s the way I look at my job as the lead of a TV show.

— Geoff Stults

The airline business is the biggest team sport in the world. When you’re all consumed with fighting among yourselves, your opponents can run over you every day.

— Gordon Bethune

What are my sources of strength? My husband and my three kids, my health-care team, and my religion.

— Geraldine Ferraro

I was a halfback on an American football team in Athens, Greece – the Kississia Colts – where I went to high school, and we took the Cup my senior year. The downside, and somewhat unfortunate piece of information I have to pass on, is there were only two teams in the league because of the limited amount of Americans.

— Greg Kinnear

There was a time in my career when my hackles would really get raised if someone came in and said, ‘We need you to do this or that.’ But the fact of the matter is, you’re working in a shared universe, and all elements of the universe are, ideally, going to mesh and work together. That’s my goal. I want to be on the team.

— Greg Rucka

I think any time you have a super team, whether it’s all men or all women or both, what you have are people with very unique strengths that aren’t always totally compatible.

— G. Willow Wilson

A border collie saved me once when I was pinned under a horse in Colorado. And once when I went through the ice, one of my sled dogs saw me go under, and she got the rest of the team, and they pulled me out of 12 feet of water. I think that dogs offer the only form of unconditional love that’s available to humans.

— Gary Paulsen

Bin Laden wasn’t all that central to the terrorist network any more, but taking him down created a kind of national catharsis. It’s been a really, really long time since we had something to celebrate that didn’t involve a sports team. I’d rather it had been a non-death-related occasion, but we’ll take what we can get.

— Gail Collins

I danced for 12 years, and I played a lot team sports: basketball, volleyball.

— Gal Gadot

Because of the changes in the Padres team I played with last year, I felt like a veteran recently when I worked out with Jason Kendall and he told me he’s liked listening to my records since he was a kid!

— Garth Brooks

The best, most successful managers in the modern era are those who can keep a player happy even if he is not in the team. Given the size of the squads and the use of rotation nowadays, that’s tougher than it’s ever been.

— Gary Lineker

When I got the job with ‘Superman,’ it felt like somebody threw me into the ocean. I was just trying to figure it out, to figure out how to tread water. Lucky for me, I’m part of a great team.

— Gene Luen Yang

The whole kiss-and-tell thing is a negative approach that often happens in a World Cup. We will see negative stories about the players and it can affect their confidence and the overall performance of the national team on the pitch, let alone the bid to actually stage the competition.

— Gary Lineker

That’s one of the magical things about the Olympics, Team GB will have someone challenging in a sport that we’ve never watched and all of a sudden it’ll be the biggest thing ever.

— Gary Lineker

The train’s always full of football fans going up to see matches. Oh, they make sure I hear their points of view all right. They all want to have their say about their team, and make their opinions known.

— Gary Lineker

You’re never the same after you run the Iditarod, and I still lust to go out and run with dogs, even though I know that I shouldn’t. But I’d give just about anything to be able to do it again. To see the horizon again from the back of a dog team would be wonderful.

— Gary Paulsen

While starving refugees in Homs were providing target practice for government snipers, Bashar al-Assad’s strongest international backer was in Sochi, at the Iceberg Skating Palace, visibly moved, smiling with deep satisfaction, as the Russians beautifully glided and leaped their way to the gold medal in the team event.

— George Packer

Gene Roddenberry continually reminded us that the Star Trek Enterprise was a metaphor for starship Earth. And the strength in this starship came from its diversity, coming together and working in concert as a team. That is the strength of our countries, Canada and the United States. We are nations of diversity.

— George Takei

I would never tell anybody to give up hockey – the great sports we have here – basketball, lacrosse – rugby coming into its own – we’ve got so many great team sports, and I say hold on to them.

— George Vecsey

Having been aware of the Red Sox since the 1946 World Series, having been growled at by Ted Williams as a young reporter in 1960, having been present at the horror of 1986 and the comeback of 2004, I have seen the highs and lows of some other people’s favorite team.

— George Vecsey

Sure, there were people from Missouri and Illinois who grew up Cardinals fans and migrated to New York for work or love. Cardinals fans congregate periodically at Foley’s near Herald Square to root for the team of their childhood, up there on the TV screen.

— George Vecsey

Yankee caps pop up all over the world, not as a statement of loyalty to that team, but as a symbol of – what? Winning 27 so-called World Series? Much of the world doesn’t even play that sport.

— George Vecsey

Many of the most successful coaches and managers have come from players who never reached the highest level. The one exception seems to be basketball, where many of the greatest stars at least tried to coach a team.

— George Vecsey

All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on.

— Gerry Cooney

As I say to our own team: ‘Never protect your past, never define yourself by a single product, and always continue to steward for the long-term. Keep moving towards the future.’

— Ginni Rometty

I am big on – even with our whole team – it’s always about, well, what were the lessons learned? Something didn’t work out? What are the lessons learned? What are the lessons learned?

— Ginni Rometty

I am told the Cheney-Bush team dislikes their junta being compared to the Nazis. If they ceased behaving like Nazis, no comparison would come to mind.

— Gore Vidal

Mum was a high-jumper and qualified to go to the Olympics, but it got into the newspapers that she was married to my father, and the church put pressure on her to pull out of the Olympic team, saying, ‘You can’t be exposing all your legs.’ That’s how strong the influence of the church was on us all.

— Grace Jones

My team are incredible, and I have the most amazing parents and beautiful girlfriend in the world.

— Greg Rutherford

If you raise taxes, it won’t reduce the deficit. The other team will simply spend the resources.

— Grover Norquist

A good team, like a good show, comes into being when the separate individuals working together create, in essence, another separate higher entity – the team – the show – which is better than any of those individuals can ever be on their own.

— Gary David Goldberg

I don’t like the showy nationalism – a tattoo, wrapping yourself in a flag – that doesn’t matter to me. The way to show your patriotism and commitment is to go and support or play for your team.

— Gary Speed

I had a lot of times with Wales as well when we were getting beat – and beaten well – and you learn to deal with it. You learn that next time it happens, you roll your sleeves up and give everything for the team.

— Gary Speed

A lot of the players are not involved with any NHL team, so to play and travel around with the Oldtimers’ it’s a kind of gift that the players really appreciate.

— Guy Lafleur

I was impressed all my life. Because of the Montreal Canadiens’ past, it means a lot because it was a team I cherished as a kid. It was my dream playing for the Montreal Canadiens – it was my dad’s team.

— Guy Lafleur

I’ve been playing American football since I was six years old. I was a captain of my high school team, playing strong safety.

— Gabriel Luna

42% of our management team are women. So we’ve reset the goal to 50% by 2017. Because that’s when Westpac becomes 200 years old as an institution – the oldest bank, and indeed the oldest company in Australia. So that’s a lovely point to reflect on.

— Gail Kelly

The truth of basketball is done in competition and fundamentals and team, but there’s a lot of other junk that goes around the game.

— George Karl

The Football Association have always acted more as a referee than a governor. And the FA, aware the Premier League provide players for the England team, have always had too gentle a hand on the tiller. The result is that the Premier League are the tigers in the English football jungle everybody’s scared of.

— Gordon Taylor

I played lacrosse for a hot second, but I was mainly a swimmer – captain of my swim team.

— Grace Gummer

I earned the right to get in the team, and fought every game to be in it.

— Graham Roberts

Moving to England, again it’s a new language to learn, and I’ve got to get use to the mentality, the culture, but I think I’ve integrated myself really well into this team, and I’m happy so far.

— Granit Xhaka

I know that there are coaches in the Bundesliga that have said in team meetings, ‘Provoke Xhaka he will eventually go ballistic.’ I think that is sad. That, in my view, has nothing to do with football.

— Granit Xhaka

I’m on a never-ending quest to get back on a TV series, and I want to get on ‘The Walking Dead’. I’m at this point now where, I have three things. I could either be on the Governor’s team, I could be on Rick’s team, or I could be a seven-foot zombie who never dies.

— Grizz Chapman

Well, unless you’re Wayne Gretzky or Michael Jordan, you need the full support of your team.

— Greg Louganis

Back in 1982, when there were still only a manageable number of ‘X-Men’ titles on the racks (by which I mean just one), Marvel quite reasonably figured the world could stand another team of beleaguered mutant superheroes. And so were born ‘The New Mutants,’ junior X-Men whose powers had just begun to manifest at the onset of puberty.

— Greg van Eekhout

I pretty much believe, as everyone in the B Team does, that business must succeed beyond the bottom line. More important than profits is how you get to them. Measuring financial earnings and losses only is definitely not enough and has led us astray from creating a better world for all.

— Guilherme Leal

I’ve been part of a team and leader of the team. But wherever I’ve been, I’ve worked as if that was the only opportunity I had. I’ve never looked beyond that.

— Guler Sabanci

All I can do is my best for the team, whether that’s from the bench or if I start.

— Harry Kane

I want to go and get more goals, create my chances for the team, and do my best for Tottenham Hotspur.

— Harry Kane

It is a great boost for confidence in a squad when there is not just one or two players scoring goals, but the whole team is contributing.

— Harry Kane

All goalscorers go on droughts. It is how you cope with that. And it is not just about scoring, it is about what you bring to the team, bringing others into play and getting assists.

— Harry Kane

I’m in my own fantasy team as well, so there’s quite a bit of pressure on it.

— Harry Kane

When I came into the CEO office, I basically changed the entire management team. We knew that we had to change the company, so we needed a new set of leaders.

— Hans Vestberg

Team sports aren’t my thing. I find it easier to pick something up if I can do it at my own speed. And you don’t need a partner to go running, you don’t need a particular place, like in tennis, just a pair of trainers.

— Haruki Murakami

Like it or not, life is a series of competitions. You may be competing for a grade, a spot on a team, a job, or the largest account in town. The higher your self-esteem is, the better you get along with yourself, with others, and the more you’ll accomplish.

— Harvey Mackay

You cannot make money with a hockey team. You cannot make money with a hotel, either, and you cannot make money with a golf club. I have all three of them. When you have a certain amount of money, you do silly things – because it’s pretty to have a golf course and it’s interesting to have a hockey team.

— Hasso Plattner

I am an animator. I feel like I’m the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I’m rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work.

— Hayao Miyazaki

The Prime Minister is head of team but its not a one woman act. I’ve been called all those things. Intellectual, sharp-tongued, all true. But what New Zealander is like is to know that someone is in charge and in the end the buck stops with the Prime Minister.

— Helen Clark

It’s not easy when you have a new manager because you have to try and adapt yourself to him, the team, training sessions, and the game.

— Henrikh Mkhitaryan

My mother works in a bank, and my dad is the head of my management team and also works in finance.

— Henry Cavill

I know I can succeed at Manchester United, and I want to show everyone that I deserve to be a key player in this team and this league.

— Henrikh Mkhitaryan

A team may have some great players, but typically, the team that works best together does the best. I look at running Broadcom in the same way. We have a culture where people have different skill sets, but they are happy to leverage their skills to help others and to help the company.

— Henry Samueli

For me, it’s just a pleasure to be out in the community wearing my Ducks logo on shirts and hats and so forth in representing the team.

— Henry Samueli

You have to want to put a competitive, Stanley Cup-caliber team on the ice in contrast to wanting to hopefully someday financially break even. So you have to really balance expenses with revenue.

— Henry Samueli

The Honda Center is a wonderful arena. And it’s a great arena, not only for the NHL, but it would be a great arena for an NBA team.

— Henry Samueli

I don’t have more money. I won’t have more money than any of the candidates, even the Republican candidates. We know that already. But we are building this campaign team like I would build a business. And that is, we are building it so far with no debt.

— Herman Cain

There is anxiety, but it comes after you’ve finished filming because it’s out of your hands people are editing it, they’re cutting it, marketing it. And it’s… part your career sort of rides on that. But when you’re actually filming it’s a team thing and it really feels good there for me.

— Hugh Jackman

I was in Charlotte, N.C., when they launched the NBA team there, the Charlotte Hornets. And the first guy to roll into town was Carolina native Michael Jordan.

— Hannah Storm

To be a small town kid from Hialeah, Fla., pitching in Miami and representing Team U.S.A., that says it all. It’s a kid’s dream. Don’t pinch me. I don’t want to wake up.

— Gio Gonzalez

I have entered the sports equipment business with ‘Bhajji Sports.’ I am applying for ICC clearance so that cricket bats with ‘Bhajji Sports’ logos could be used for international matches. In domestic circuit, the Punjab team is already wearing Bhajji Sports dresses for the Ranji Trophy matches.

— Harbhajan Singh

I think people have different definitions of team unity. My definition is doing whatever it takes to win, what makes a great team it’s performance on the field, respect on the field.

— Hope Solo

In front of the world, all of a sudden I’m a great athlete and I’m put into an environment with 25 other women and I’m expected to go to team meals, team functions.

— Hope Solo

The public schools I attended were dominated by athletics and rarely inspiring intellectually, but I enjoyed a small circle of interesting friends despite my ineptitude at team sports and my preference for reading.

— Harold E. Varmus

Actually, I don’t ever think there will be a men-only team of leadership in the Labour party again. People would look at it and say, ‘What? Are there no women in the party to be part of the leadership? Do men want to do it all themselves?’ It just won’t happen again.

— Harriet Harman

I know when I have kids, when I’m older, I’m going to encourage them to play sports because I think it teaches you a lot. It teaches you discipline, teamwork, and that there’s really no ‘I’ in team.

— Gregg Sulkin

I actually got dared to audition for the dance team. All my track-and-field buddies dared me to audition, and I was one of the few guys who did it.

— Harry Shum, Jr.

The hardest thing about being a leader is demonstrating or showing vulnerability… When the leader demonstrates vulnerability and sensibility and brings people together, the team wins.

— Howard Schultz

I did grow up reading the ‘Twilight’ books. I feel guilty, but I was always Team Edward.

— Halston Sage

Making a film – particularly what I think is a good film – is the result of a team of people, and the end result has many, many hands on it.

— Haskell Wexler

I wanted the players to feel like they were part of a family, to be conscious of that controlled togetherness as they made that slow entrance onto the field. It had a great psychological effect on the opposing team, too. They’d never seen anything like it.

— Hayden Fry

I learned a great many things in the Marines that helped me as a football coach. The Marines train men hard and to do things the right way, just as a football team must train.

— Hayden Fry

At the Centers for Disease Control, I rose up fairly quickly into management positions. The first team I led there included many people who had been my supervisors in previous roles or were more senior than I was. So it was kind of a daunting challenge.

— Helene D. Gayle

One thing I’ve done in my life is train year-round to compete at anything, anything. I’ve got an invitation now to maybe be on the karate team for the Barcelona Olympics. I’m debating whether I want to do that. I just love to compete, and I want to win.

— Herschel Walker

Wayne Downing is also a great leader, has served our nation very well, and I think it’s great that he’s coming back to join a very capable administration already of dealing with this problem, and it will just strengthen that team.

— Hugh Shelton

In high school I was the manager of the football team, so being around boys is natural to me!

— Hillary Scott

I look forward to working with our leadership team to advance the causes of smaller government, lower taxes, eliminating terrorism, and providing affordable health care, among other issues.

— Howard Coble

All SEALS in my mind are equally elite. It doesn’t matter if you’re SEAL Team Two, One, Six, 10, it doesn’t matter. All SEALS are equally elite.

— Howard E. Wasdin

Seal Team Six is a different unit than the rest of the SEAL teams inasmuch as they concentrate primarily on one thing, counter-terrorism, hostage rescue.

— Howard E. Wasdin

As a former member of JWA’s management team, and more recently as a director, I am delighted to have the opportunity now to take the reins of leadership of the company. I look forward to working with JWA’s management team to chart the course and execute the plan to further strengthen and broaden JWA’s leading product franchises.

— Helen Johnson-Leipold

Christ, he was paranoid about criticism. I used to say: why doesn’t he worry about the team and forget what people are saying? He got Phil Thompson, who was a kid coming through when I was a Liverpool player, to have a go at me. So now I don’t talk to him.

— Ian St. John

Well football teams are perhaps easier to control than political parties, I’m sure the Prime Minister would agree with me, but yeah I think every team needs discipline and a sense of self-belief and that’s important, that’s what leadership’s all about.

— Iain Duncan Smith

But with rap music – not just N.W.A. – but rap music in general, seeing these artists wearing these team logos all the time started bringing a synergy and energy about having to rep your city, your team, everywhere and all the time.

— Ice Cube

The team which handles the pressure best, carries the day.

— Imran Khan

And when the pressure was on us, the team handled it very well. One has to learn to play well under pressure.

— Imran Khan

I was complexed and awkward that I was good for nothing and was always lying. I would lie to my school friends that I was a stud in my colony and to my colony friends that I was a stud in the school cricket and football teams, though I was in no team.

— Imtiaz Ali

I wish all high schools could offer students the outside activities that were available at the old Harrison High on Chicago’s West Side in the late ’20s. They enabled me to become part of a school newspaper, drama group, football team and student government.

— Irv Kupcinet

By the time I got to Northwestern University in 1930, I was a football bum more interested in being an All-Star player and signing on with a pro team than going after a newspaper job.

— Irv Kupcinet

I wasn’t, you know, Mr. Popular. I was somewhere in the middle ground. I was quite alternative, the things I liked to do. Skateboarding, at the time. Playing in a band as opposed to playing in the rugby team. You know, that kind of thing.

— Iwan Rheon

The lessons I learned from the dark days at Alibaba are that you’ve got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision. Also, if you don’t give up, you still have a chance. And, when you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.

— Jack Ma

How can I tell the eighth or ninth man on the team that I want you to work hard every day and I want you to improve and get better, but while you’re doing that you’re not going to get any minutes?

— Isaiah Thomas

Humanity is in my heart. Do I suffer fools? No. Am I a stickler for my profession? Yes. I am a task master? Yes. My military background, football background, I’m a team player all the way, and I love winning.

— Isaiah Washington

I would love ‘Awkward Black Girl’ to be on television, with the right team of people who understand and get it. If ‘Awkward Black Girl’ could make it to HBO starring a dark-skinned black girl, that would be revolutionary.

— Issa Rae

As a teenager, my blackness was also questioned by some of the life choices I made that weren’t considered to be ‘black’ choices. For example, joining the swim team when it is a known fact that ‘black folk don’t swim’ or choosing to become a vegetarian when blacks clearly love chicken.

— Issa Rae

Teens are always shown as one dimensional. They’re stereotyped. When I was in high school, I cared about more than getting a date or making the team.

— Jared Leto

When Steny Hoyer brings up a resolution to support and recognize the University of Maryland men’s basketball team – I’m not making this up – before we even had March madness, then you just know that it’s just political favoritism.

— Jason Chaffetz

The Washington Bullets are changing their name. They don’t want their team to be associated with crime. From now on, they’ll just be known as the Bullets.

— Jay Leno

I won’t do something unless I can get at least two or three good laughs out of it. If I can’t, it’s not gonna make the team.

— Jerry Seinfeld

I was into the Mets because my Dad worked at IBM where he got free Mets tickets, so I was into the Mets… then I got to ‘Saturday Night Live’ where my boss has unbelievable N.Y. Yankees tickets, so he invites us to the games. I’m going to all the games, so I might as well root for the team I’m gonna go sit with.

— Jimmy Fallon

If you’re a sports fan you realize that when you meet somebody, like a girlfriend, they kind of have to root for your team. They don’t have a choice.

— Jimmy Fallon

By analogy, if we were to develop a soccer team, then we would not invite basketball and volleyball players to the try outs. We would invite soccer players to apply.

— Jean-Marie Le Pen

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.

— Joe Paterno

When I used to play sports, I’d be the one cheering the team on, ‘Come on, we can beat these guys!’ That’s just in me.

— Joel Osteen

I used to like to see The Millionaires versus The Hulkamaniacs. That team versus team atmosphere where you have 10 guys or 8 guys, and it comes down to 3-on-1 – that got exciting for me.

— John Cena

I hate any match that isn’t a traditional Tag Team Match or a traditional Singles Match, because anything can happen. It’s truly one of those deals where it’s all about being in the right place at the right time.

— John Cena

It’s one thing if you live in London and you’re rooting for Chelsea or you’re in New York and you love the Giants or Jets and no matter who’s on the team you’re into it. It’s different in tennis you’re sort of your own guy, so you have to reach out and grab a person in a different way.

— John McEnroe

I think they need to get a more reliable way of watching television on the laptop. Because I travel so much, if I want to watch my favorite sports team it might not be showing in that place, so I want a reliable way to watch whatever I want to watch on my laptop.

— John Legend

Many years ago, I think I got my first insight on how an incredibly diverse team can work together and do astonishing things, and not just misunderstand each other and fight.

— John P. Kotter

Apple’s Industrial Design team is harder to get into than the Illuminati, and part of the reason is because no one leaves. In the last 15 years, not one of the 18 designers has ditched Apple for greener pastures.

— Jonathan Ive

The team is completely close. Anything you say outside, there is no chance it will go inside. So the team is really strong and compact. We know what we want and how to achieve it on the pitch.

— Jose Mourinho

I don’t say we are a defensive team. I say we are a strong team in defensive terms, but at the same time lacking sufficient fluidity in attack because that will take time to come.

— Jose Mourinho

When it’s the same team that’s created magic at the box office in the past, you know you are in safe hands.

— Jacqueline Fernandez

Everything I write tends to turn into a superhero team, even if I didn’t mean for it to. I always start off wanting to be solitary, because a) it’s simpler, and b) that isolation is something that I relate to as a storyteller. And then no matter what, I always end up with a team.

— Joss Whedon

If Rob Ford decided he wanted to run for the Liberal Party in 2015, we’d say, ‘No, sorry, the way you approach things, the way you govern, the way you behave is not suitable to the kind of Liberal team we want to build.’

— Justin Trudeau

I’m not driven by killer ambition. I’m not a workaholic. I’m a good team player. I don’t have to be captain, but I do want to play on a winning team.

— Jane Pauley

I met the real George Steinbrenner on only one occasion when he actually came and played himself on an episode of ‘Seinfeld.’ He seemed to really enjoy himself. I did not get to know him, but the fact that he allowed himself and his beloved team to be satirized on our show is an indication to me of his true character.

— Jason Alexander

As far as Beau is concerned, we’re on the same team, we root for each other. If my parts are slightly more attractive, or are perceived that way by others, he’s very content.

— Jeff Bridges

Many of the things we do at Basecamp would be considered unusual at most companies: paying for employees’ hobbies, allowing our team to work from anywhere, even footing the bill for fresh fruits and veggies in our staff members’ homes.

— Jason Fried

I’m also working closely with a group called the Amazon Conservation Team, helping with the rainforest in South America.

— Jeff Bridges

I’ve worked with a lot of first-time directors who kind of look to me for ideas and opinions and stuff, and I’m a team player.

— Jeff Bridges

The very first thing I tell every intern on the first day is that their internship exists solely on their resume. As far as I am concerned, they are a full-time member of my team. For all the negative stereotypes about millennials, you would be astounded by how hard they work when they believe their contribution matters.

— Jay Samit

Building a great team is the lifeblood of any startup, and finding great talent is one of the hardest and costliest tasks any CEO will ever face.

— Jay Samit

In order to protect against being disrupted, startups also need to recruit employees that are committed to life-long learning. The skills that made your team members valuable may not be the skills needed to take your company to the next level or to compete in emerging markets.

— Jay Samit

On our swim team, they had something called the ‘developmental meet.’ I didn’t know it was a meet only for the worst kids so that they could get a ribbon, and I’d show up with my friend who was also a terrible swimmer, and we would be amazed that the best kids hadn’t bothered to show up. I didn’t get it until after college.

— Jeff Kinney

When I was on the swim team as a kid, I used to hide out from my coach by going into the bathroom and hiding out in one of the stalls. And I would literally wrap myself in toilet paper so as not to get hypothermia.

— Jeff Kinney

I can’t divorce myself from my childhood. I try to write as much fiction as I possibly can, but there are so many things that are touchstones of my childhood like being on the swim team and playing soccer and the particularities of sports season and environments that make their way into my books.

— Jeff Kinney

I love the feeling of being on a team, rehearsing together, sharing a dressing room – I love that so much.

— Jennifer Garner

I like watching Tom Brady, not just because he’s handsome – I get handsome I understand handsome – but he’s a fine leader, he’s a great quarterback, and I like the team. I’m not going to apologize for that.

— Jennifer Garner

Team Obama continues to dominate new media, spending far more effort and money than Team Romney in targeted online youth outreach.

— Jennifer Granholm

My dad was the one who really loved basketball, and he was the one that put the basketball in my hands, and my mom was ‘Team Mom’ of all my teams. I used to play for three or four teams at once and she would just spend her entire afternoon driving me from practice to practice to practice.

— Jeremy Lin

You know, I never looked down the road and said, ‘Hey look, one day, the Hall of Fame.’ It’s always about playing each and every game 100 percent and I thank my teammates for getting me into the Hall because football is a team sport, not an individual sport.

— Jerry Rice

There are a lot of young players here right now, and these guys are going to eventually learn as they go. Next year we can’t use that as an excuse that we had so many young players on the team.

— Jerry Rice

I think as far as any kind of pressure on a football team or on an individual in professional sports really depends not only on that individual but the leadership they have on the team and the leadership they have on the coaching staff. A lot of times, they can divert some of those pressures off of the individual and off of the team.

— Jimmy Johnson

Football is such a team sport, so no one individual does it. No one coach or no one assistant coach or no one player, it’s a great team sport, so I don’t get carried away with a bunch of accolades.

— Jimmy Johnson

After the acquisition of id by Zenimax, we had sort of taken the mobile platform team down to a skeleton crew. We were left with about two people who were finishing up the previous obligations on that. The rest had just been dispersed and absorbed by the other teams in the company.

— John Carmack

Especially in football, it is not a QB’s game… even though the media likes to make it into that – it takes the whole team.

— Joe Montana

As a member of a competitive team, you want to make sure you have yourself ready to play. You don’t control anything but what you do.

— Joe Torre

At 7-1, your pitching has obviously controlled that other team. At 16-10, I’m not sure when it’s safe.

— Joe Torre

Whatever sport you’re looking at, it’s usually the team that makes the least mistakes that has the most success.

— Joe Torre

There’s the pressure of being a No. 1 on the call sheet, being a lead actor. There’s almost this feeling like being captain of the team. You want to put a bit of energy into actually setting a good example.

— Joel Edgerton

When Obama was inaugurated, he and his team had an insight – though whether the insight was conscious or not I don’t know. But it was this: The TARP $700 billion price tag was a new kind of model.

— John Podhoretz

Since ‘Idol’ I’ve gotten used to having an amazing hair and make-up team around me, so I’m starting to get picky. I know what I like now and I’m happy to say ‘Could we maybe change that?’ if I don’t like something. I don’t yell or anything, but I think I could definitely start to act a little diva-ish when it comes to my look.

— Jordin Sparks

I read a lot growing up. It was kind of my comfort, you know I loved it. I love story. I love narrative. I was academic. I wasn’t particularly athletic. I didn’t make the drill team. I didn’t go out for sports.

— Julianne Moore

In 2012, General Dempsey, General Petraeus directed the CIA, Secretary Panetta and Secretary Clinton recommended to the president to robustly arm and train the Syrian moderates. He says no. In 2013, conduct a military strike, same national security team, against the Assad regime because he violated the chemical red line. He says no.

— Jack Keane

And what could be a hotter ticket than the improbable triumph of ‘The Book of Mormon,’ the musical-comedy moon shot of the season? Its creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, of Comedy Central’s ‘South Park,’ are the most unlikely Rodgers and Hammerstein team ever to bowl a thundering strike.

— James Wolcott

My dream was to be in the NBA. I wasn’t really focused on being a star player on a team. I just wanted to make it to the NBA. I’ve been blessed for the opportunities to be in the Finals, been in the playoffs ever since I’ve been in the NBA.

— James Harden

I played a ton of team sports growing up, and team wins are just incredibly gratifying.

— Jason Bateman

If you set a tone that you don’t want people to be part of your team, they don’t join.

— Jeb Bush

I think that if you run a big company, you’ve got to, four or five times a year, just say, ‘Hey team, look, here’s where we’re going.’ If you do it 10 times, nobody wants to work for you. If you do it zero times, you have anarchy.

— Jeffrey R. Immelt

I think as a 20-year-old you expect life to always be easy. You get given a good hand and the chance to race in Formula One. You think the driver can make the difference, can make up for everything else within the team. But that is not the case. You are racing in such a competitive sport so that doesn’t happen.

— Jenson Button

The support this city and our fans have shown the Grizzlies made my decision to stay in Memphis an easy one. Memphis deserves a championship team, and I am committed to that.

— Jerry West

Defensively, from a team standpoint, I didn’t feel I played very well. Very rarely was I satisfied with how I played.

— Jerry West

I would never stay under circumstances where I felt I was a figurehead and might look good in your team media guide. I don’t want to be that. I do want to contribute, and if I don’t contribute, I’ll walk away from it. If I don’t feel welcomed, I’ll walk away from it.

— Jerry West

Everyone always says you have to be on the best team, the team that wins. Oh, no, no, no. I disagree with that.

— Jerry West

I hated to miss games… at the height of my career, I missed a lot of games due to… just a hamstring pull. And I hated sitting out. I just hated it. You play for your team, but you also play for the people who attend the games.

— Jerry West

At one time, we were asked to play your own man you’re responsible for your own man. And, if you were good enough and kind of a ball hawk, you helped everyone else. Now it’s really much more of a team concept defensively than it was when we played.

— Jerry West

There’s always two or three players I like, and why I like them, I can’t tell you. There’s just something about them I think would be great on a team.

— Jerry West

During my stage shows, I am so energetic. It’s constant! I just don’t stand still. I actually got given a mic stand from my team to say ‘Just calm down. Stand still for at least two songs.’ But now I just pick it up and walk around with it.

— Jessie J

You and I are players, God’s our coach, and we’re playing the biggest game of all. We have a loving God that made us. We need to get on His team. It says in His word, there’s only one way to Him and that’s through Jesus Christ.

— Joe Gibbs

If you’re on God’s team, you can’t lose.

— Joe Gibbs

I’m quite certain the Windows 8 team is preparing to market IE 10 – and by extension, Windows 8 – as the safe, privacy-enhancing choice, capitalizing on Google’s many government woes and consumers’ overall unease with the search giant’s power.

— John Battelle

The prime minister’s job is to captain his team, his party and his government.

— John Bercow

Since I tend to be pretty competitive and find that others on my team enjoy contests and team competitions, I thought a good way to improve feedback would be to create a way to reward the comments and ideas that actually change our company for the better.

— John Rampton

Joe Morgan was the one guy that absolutely put our team really over the top. … Then we had George Foster come in Ken Griffey Sr. was as good a two-place hitter as there has ever been in the game, and Cesar Geronimo won four Gold Glove awards. I mean, how could you ask for a better team?

— Johnny Bench

Daniel Boulud told me at a young age, ‘Whatever happens to you in your career, you’re going to be great – be humble. Just be humble.’ And I think about that daily. Like, whatever happens to me, whatever awards we win as a team or whatever else, just be humble.

— Johnny Iuzzini

Social reality is so complicated that, once you join one team or the other, you become specialized in detecting certain patterns, but you become blind to other patterns.

— Jonathan Haidt

One of my top 10 favorite movies of all time was ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.’ ‘Team America’ is a work of genius to me.

— Josh Gad

I was gonna throw the first pitch at a Mets game, but there was a rain delay. So I’m waiting for it to stop, and the team’s manager, Willie Randolph, comes by. Now he’s already intimidating to begin with. But he comes over to me and says, ‘If you screw this up, they will boo you.’ And I said ‘Thanks.’

— Julia Stiles

I love baseball. As a teenager, I was a contrarian and picked the underdog instead of just rooting for the Yankees. It’s a hard team to root for, but there’s something that always keeps me hopeful.

— Julia Stiles

If you get depressed about being the second-best team in the world, then you’ve got a problem.

— Julius Erving

Coaches will say that it’s not important for their team to run more, and they prefer to make games the right way. I want to make games only the right way and run 10 km more.

— Jurgen Klopp

When I started analysing games in 2001, I had a DVD recorder. I’d be at home watching the games just on a normal TV, watching what I could and trying to figure out what we would be facing a few weeks later. The problem was, in the team meetings, I’d always have to keep going back and forwards with the footage, trying to get to the right part.

— Jurgen Klopp

Whenever I get an audition to do something that is sci-fi-related, it makes me really happy because I realize that I can continue doing the work that I’m doing and continue meeting people all over the world. It does baffle my management team sometimes, though!

— J. August Richards

You play your surroundings. You pitch accordingly. Not that I drastically try to change my game plan based on the score or the team or stadium, but you have to take everything into consideration.

— Jake Arrieta

Sequencing is a really big factor in preparing for a team that you’ve faced several times. For me, at the end of the day, I feel like if I execute, regardless if I were to use same sequencing as I have in the past against these guys, I still feel confident in my ability to have success.

— Jake Arrieta

The fact is, an America’s Cup team is more than a sailing team. It’s anywhere from sort of 80 to upward of 100 people of designers, engineers, boat builders, an incredible group of people, and there are a lot of nationalities in New Zealand’s team.

— James Spithill

When I was living on my own, for a footballer it’s easy to do the things that you’re not supposed to, or not what the sport science team says. For example, if there’s a packet of crisps, you’re going to eat them. The same with a packet of sweets. Go to bed at a certain time? You’re not going to if you’re on your own.

— Jamie Vardy

There is only one thing I want to do here, and that is play football to the best of my ability. If I let things start distracting me, I’m not going to be able to do that, which will jeopardise the team as well.

— Jamie Vardy

You have to be a good team, but you have to be lucky and stay away from injuries.

— Jaromir Jagr

There is this cat and mouse game that plays out over time where our team comes up with new and interesting ideas to identify content that we shouldn’t recommend, and over time people are constantly probing that, trying to figure out how can they get around that and get a better reputation on Yelp.

— Jeremy Stoppelman

But if you look at teams that want to share more revenues, they’re teams that don’t have a lot on the table. They’ve long since not had any serious investment in their team.

— Jerry Jones

I keep my head straight by having the right people around me, from my friends and family to my management and my team. They all keep me in my place. If I didn’t have them supporting all the work that I do, I wouldn’t be in such a solid place.

— Jess Glynne

I lived in Wisconsin for a while, so I keep my eyes on the Packers. I grew up in San Diego, so there’s the Chargers, but outside of that, I’m really kind of lame because I don’t have a specific team I pull for.

— Jimmie Johnson

I’ve always looked for my affirmation through my peers, the people I race against, and within my team.

— Jimmie Johnson

I always step back and look at – you know, look at my background in playing team sports my whole life and taking that approach into Congress. It’s not about me going, and you know, feeding my ego going to Congress.

— Jon Runyan

As the game enters its glorious final weeks, the chill of fall signals the reality of defeat for all but one team. The fields of play will turn brown and harden, the snow will fall, but in the heart of the fan sprouts a sprig of green.

— John Thorn

Do we settle on a regional team because we can go to its ballpark and see its games on television? Or do we choose a team as our favorite because it has an especially appealing player, a Barry Bonds or an Ichiro?

— John Thorn

In over 160 years of recorded baseball history, no team had ever won a championship this way.

— John Thorn

On behalf of the entire Lionsgate team, it is a tremendous honor and deeply humbling to join the elite group of recipients previously honored with the Milestone Award.

— Jon Feltheimer

What I have said to my team is that at a point such as this, with 40% adjustment in our currency, it means that Malawians are paying the price. While that is going on, they need to see, us, the commitment on our part, particularly right at the top. The political will needs to go through this with the people, side by side.

— Joyce Banda

Not to be narcissistic, but I truly believe in order to make yourself better, you should see what you did before and what was good about that and what wasn’t – same way a football team plays a game and then they go back and watch film.

— Jake Owen

Our team has always believed that neither cost and distance should ever prevent people from connecting with their friends and loved ones, and won’t rest until everyone, everywhere is empowered with that opportunity.

— Jan Koum

Advertising isn’t just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought. At every company that sells ads, a significant portion of their engineering team spends their day tuning data mining, writing better code to collect all your personal data.

— Jan Koum

Whatever team I go to, I’ll be excited to go.

— Jared Goff

I think I’m going to improve a team the day I get there, honestly. I think I can be the guy who can play right away, the guy who can sit if I need to and learn.

— Jared Goff

Honestly I’m excited for whatever team wants to draft me, and I’m excited to make an impact right away.

— Jared Goff

If there wasn’t any business and it was just strictly basketball, then there would be no issue, it would probably be done by now. But the team has to protect.

— Jason Kidd

I don’t know if we have any action going on, so there shouldn’t be anybody worried about the rumors if it entails the Milwaukee Bucks. This is our team.

— Jason Kidd

Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable, and that’s how I expect to coach this basketball team. I am truly excited about this next phase of my basketball career.

— Jason Kidd

It was part of my recruiting to go to Cal because they knew I loved to play baseball. I don’t know if I was good enough to make the team, but I worked out with the guys, and it was a lot of fun.

— Jason Kidd

Getting Richard Norris his new face wasn’t easy. For starters, doctors needed a donor who wasn’t just a favorable blood match but also had the proper skeletal features and skin color – they calculated only a 14 percent chance they’d find one. Then there was the epic surgery that took a team of 150 people.

— Jeanne Marie Laskas

Ndamukong started out playing soccer, like his sister before him. She excelled at it, played for Mississippi State, made the Cameroon national team.

— Jeanne Marie Laskas

Jim Udinski has been coaching in the league for the past fourteen years, and his Division II team, the Lenape Valley Indians from suburban Philadelphia, has already made history – twice.

— Jeanne Marie Laskas

I’m just really appreciative of the loyal fans in St. Louis who just lost their team. It’s not an easy situation to go through. On the other hand, we have to move forward.

— Jeff Fisher

For me, my party views don’t advance my narrative. Until I can find a way to write political satire like my idols Christopher Buckley or P.J. O’Rourke, I’ll simply say what team I play for and leave it at that.

— Jen Lancaster

When it comes to matters of pro sports, politics or palate, disparate sides claim their party, team and cola to be superior.

— Jen Lancaster

Name one experienced coach anywhere in the world that would hand over their playbook to the other team. Unless it’s a fake playbook, it just doesn’t happen.

— Jenna Morasca

Newsflash for any of the current, past or future Survivors out there… when you contemplate strategizing about the other team, the best idea is to shut up and keep it to yourself. You’re welcome this bill is in the mail.

— Jenna Morasca

You get into sports with the idea that you want to win. If you aren’t trying to win, what’s the point in being involved? Once you do get involved, you realize the team draws so much from the community, and it would be nothing without the support of it. You’ve got to give back. It needs to be a two-way street.

— Jerry Reinsdorf

A team is supported by the community, and a team must support its community.

— Jerry Reinsdorf

If we kept all the players I liked personally, we’d be a lot worse team over the years.

— Jerry Reinsdorf

The team was supported by the fans, and the city was committed to a new building. But that wasn’t good enough for Walter O’Malley. He had a better deal, and he passed up a good deal for a better one. I don’t think that was right, because ownership of a ballclub is at least a semi-public trust.

— Jerry Reinsdorf

I had a vision of how basketball should be played. And the vision was the Knicks teams that won the championship in 1970 and 1973. I wanted a team that emphasized defense. I wanted a team that on offense had a system where players moved off the ball, and the ball moved.

— Jerry Reinsdorf

I had been a basketball fan growing up, and I felt that if we brought in the proper coach, and we played basketball the old fashioned way – where defense is paramount and offense involved movement off the ball and movement of the ball – we could build a winning team, and Chicago would respond to that.

— Jerry Reinsdorf

When I bought the team, I wasn’t thinking about a new arena. But obviously I’m very proud of the contributions that the Bulls franchise has made to the community between Chicago Bulls Charities and the re-development of the West Side with the United Center being the catalyst.

— Jerry Reinsdorf

That was my dream, to drive for Ferrari, but I am not a kid any more. If Ferrari is the best team and if I get the chance to drive for Ferrari, it would be with pleasure.

— Jean Alesi

To be better than 31 other teams, you better be a really good team. It’s just not about one person.

— Jeffrey Lurie

No one respects the umpire’s job more than I do but, if I were a manager, I would probably be ejected three or four times a season fighting for my team.

— Jim Evans

If the entire team can feel the same way about these things, you can consistently remain a winner.

— Jim Otto

As I and the rest of my Pittsburgh Steelers teammates prepared that week in late December 1974, we knew one thing: The road to the Super Bowl in the AFC went through Oakland. To achieve your dreams as a team, you had to slay the Oakland Raiders. They were the barometer of what it took to be a championship team.

— Joe Greene

For a football coach, there’s nothing that matches the pain of a team not playing up to its capabilities.

— Joe Greene

The scary thing is that players have a one-upsmanship about money they sign a contract and they like it until someone signs a bigger one and now they don’t like it. I don’t like that. I don’t begrudge anyone money, but it disrupts the football team.

— Joe Greene

You need a lot of leaders, but a hockey team needs a voice, not only in the community, but more importantly between the coaching staff and the players. There are always ups and downs in a season the captain is the guy players look to in those situations.

— Joe Sakic

Approaching my second novel was, admittedly, a bit of a struggle. But having an amazing team at Atheneum Books, especially my very patient, brilliant editor Namrata Tripathi, took a stressful situation and turned it into a really great learning experience for me.

— John Corey Whaley

The thing about startups is you can make it, and if it’s wrong you can remake it, and you can build a team that you want to have, a product that you want to have. You’re utterly focused on your users or your customers and their needs, and trying to figure out how to meet those needs.

— John Katzman

I played street hockey in Riverside Park when I was a kid. I played goalie. I didn’t make the hockey team in college, so I played lacrosse instead. I didn’t play hockey again for 20 to 25 years, and then my son became interested in the game. I decided to pick it up again. A friend let me play backup on his team.

— John Katzman

A busy schedule can be difficult, but I have the best husband on the planet. He supports my endeavors, and we work as a team.

— Jane Leeves

Growing up, it was mainly just players I followed more than teams, with the exception of the Mariners. I never really had time to follow a team throughout a season.

— Jon Lester

I never set out to be CEO. I always set out to be a good team member, a good colleague.

— John Stumpf

My favorite football team is the Bears because my favorite player is on there, Devin Hester. I love the whole team, though. But that’s just my favorite player.

— Jacob Latimore

We’re simple-minded, the team at Hulu, which is, we think if we can obsess over quality and build a better mousetrap, that good things will happen. Users will adopt the service, advertisers will see great value in it, and that’s what we’re seeing.

— Jason Kilar

We are fortunate to have collectively built a culture that matters, a brand that matters, a business that matters. It is impossible to state in words how much this team means to me, how much Hulu means to me.

— Jason Kilar

There is a broad cultural current that conveys the idea that a film is like a football team, it represents a nation, it is illustrated literature, filmed radio. These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today’s realities.

— Jean-Jacques Annaud

I feel I have had a very interesting life, but I am rather hoping there is still more to come. I still haven’t captained the England cricket team, or sung at Carnegie Hall!

— Jeffrey Archer

What I love most about animation is, it’s a team sport, and everything we do is about pure imagination.

— Jeffrey Katzenberg

I was a team sports guy, but I don’t do that anymore. When I work out, it’s alone.

— Jamie Bamber

I went to school every day, like everyone else, and I played baseball for my high school team. I was a part of a lot of different activities outside of school.

— Jesse McCartney

Good actors are a dime a dozen, but I want actors that are gonna be part of my team and collaborative.

— Joe Pantoliano

Ever since Obama’s election team and media thugs made me famous for asking a simple question in 2008, I’ve had more than my share of death threats by people who are by definition at least a little crazy.

— Joe Wurzelbacher

I think the Democratic Party realizes, having lost two presidential elections, we need to do a better job of creating a farm team.

— John Mahoney

And then ’74 as I mentioned and then the 1990 world cup was our team was the team of the reunification you know, so we were the team for both sides of Germany so now, you know throughout the last 16 years, we’ve melted together. And now comes the next milestone.

— Jurgen Klinsmann

If the national coach lets decisions be made from outside, he’s lost the team.

— Jurgen Klinsmann

Once the World Cup preparations begin there will hardly be an opportunity to do so, since we’ll have to put all our energy into the team. We coaches have a list of priorities and dealing with the media isn’t in the top five.

— Jurgen Klinsmann
Teamwork Quotes

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