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8 Inspirational Sports Movie Quotes for Your Professional Life

Written by Kate Lopaze

Everyone loves a good sports movie, right? Especially the ones that make you sniffle, while you pretend to be clearing dust out of your eye. (Darn it, Bad News Bears, why did no one believe in you?) And while they’re totally inspirational if you have athletic dreams of greatness, they also have plenty of great inspiration for all of us about how to persevere on our chosen paths.

“A team isn’t a bunch of kids out to win. A team is something you belong to, something you feel, something you have to earn.” –The Mighty Ducks

“Having dreams is what makes life tolerable.” –Rudy


“You didn’t come into this life just to sit around on a dugout bench, did ya? Now get your ass out there and do the best you can.”—The Bad News Bears


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“Going in one more round when you don’t think you can—that’s what makes all the difference in your life.”—Rocky IV

“Well, I just think this horse has a lot of heart. He may have been down, but he wasn’t out. He may have lost a few, but he didn’t let it get to him…Oh, and by the way, he doesn’t know he’s little. He thinks he’s the biggest horse out there.”—Seabiscuit

“The hard is what makes it great.”—A League of Their Own

So take your new motivation, go out there, and win one for the Gipper! Er, rather, win one for you.

About the author

Kate Lopaze

Kate Lopaze is a writer, editor, and digital publishing professional based in New York City. A graduate of the University of Connecticut and Emerson College with degrees in English and publishing, she is passionate about books, baseball, and pop culture (though not necessarily in that order), and lives in Brooklyn with her dog.