Alex Rodriguez, American Athlete ( July 27, 1975 - )

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Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it you don't have a chance.~Alex Rodriguez

Success Work Hard Work

I never like to think about going back; I only look forward.~Alex Rodriguez

Forward Look Think

I don't trust anyone except a very, very few people.~Alex Rodriguez

Trust People Few People

I just don't see the light. Where is the light? What am I in this for?~Alex Rodriguez

Light See Where

Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now.~Alex Rodriguez

Future Past People

I had a great year and left my guts out on the field.~Alex Rodriguez

Great Year Left

I'm a terrible singer. I feel lucky to play baseball. You can't be gifted in everything.~Alex Rodriguez

Baseball You Play

I went over a year without playing baseball. At 39, not playing for a year, a year and a half, there were a lot of nights I was saying, 'This is going to be tough.'~Alex Rodriguez

Baseball Tough Saying

I had a very complex childhood, and when I met my wife, because she has a master's in psychology, she promoted me into getting help. It really has helped. I'm not healed yet, but I'm working on some issues I had as a child.~Alex Rodriguez

Wife Childhood Child

I'm never happy with my performance.~Alex Rodriguez

Happy Performance Never

I just hope that as I get older, I calm down and enjoy the moment, enjoy the great gifts that God has given me.~Alex Rodriguez

Hope God Great

My girls are great at making fun of Dad. They're never impressed with anything I do. I love that. I hope that never changes.~Alex Rodriguez

Love Hope Dad

Babe Ruth is an icon, in sports and in our society.~Alex Rodriguez

Sports Society Babe

You get to a point where you get tired of being stupid and selfish and not being honest with yourself.~Alex Rodriguez

Yourself Stupid Tired

I will say this: when you take any substance, especially in baseball, it's half mental and half physical. If you take this glass of water and you say, 'I'm going to be a better baseball player,' then you probably will be.~Alex Rodriguez

Baseball Water Better

It's a game that just takes so much out of you. Every aspect of your life has to be very narrow, very focused. Everything else has to go away. And because of that, I think it's obviously not healthy. The last thing I'm looking for is sympathy.~Alex Rodriguez

Life Sympathy Game

The more you play baseball, the less depends on your athletic ability. It's a mental war more than anything.~Alex Rodriguez

War Baseball You

When I grew up, baseball was the No. 1 sport.~Alex Rodriguez

Baseball Up Grew

I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season.~Alex Rodriguez

Mistakes Responsibility

It's tougher when you're established. Before, I'd see 13, 14, 15 pitches that I could drive in a game. Now, I see one, two or three, so I have to be better.~Alex Rodriguez

Game Better Drive

This is how I define grace: you're on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. That's where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know I'm prepared.~Alex Rodriguez

Success Confidence Grace

I love the challenge of the game. I love the work. My goal right now is to have a season next year that will make people forget about this one. I'll use things like this for motivation. I'm pumped. I'm hungry.~Alex Rodriguez

Love Work Challenge

What I found is that experience in the World Series made me connect more with the fans.~Alex Rodriguez

Experience World Me

I'm grateful for every day.~Alex Rodriguez

Day Grateful Every Day

Having the respect of your peers means the world to me.~Alex Rodriguez

Respect World Me

I like Jay Z, Journey, and Kings of Leon.~Alex Rodriguez

Journey Kings Like