No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back.
Be positive and work hard. I think it's possible to overcome anything, if you're willing to work at it.
If you do not believe yourself no one else will.
There is nothing I've been through in my life that I regret, or that I would go back and change. I feel like everything that happened - personally and professionally - I went through for a reason, and I learned from those things.
Players don't really ask for much or want much. But the things that they do need are important.
I always believe someone somewhere is working harder than me and that motivates me to work harder, give 100%.
As a result of Title IX, and a new generation of parents who want their daughters to have the opportunities they never had, women's sports have arrived.
Being gay has nothing to do with the three gold medals or the three MVPs or the four championships I've won. I'm still the same person. I'm Sheryl.
I've always been a firm believer in mind over matter. If you don't believe you can achieve, your body will start to believe this and you'll be stuck.
It didn't matter how good I was. It was always, 'You're a girl. You can't play with the guys.' It's always been motivation for me.
I want to show kids, look where I came from. You can do it too if you believe and are willing to work hard.
You have to be positive, and I'm not just talking about athletics, this also applies to life.
Women play just as hard as guys do. We're just as competitive.
I didn't grow up thinking, 'Oh, maybe someday I'm going to have a shoe named after me.'
I like to see people doubt me.
I can't help who I fall in love with. No one can.
...as far as self-discipline goes, it's still ultimately up to me how well I can push myself. Only I can do that. I just have to keep on going, keep on working, keep on improving.
Sexuality and gender don't change anyone's performance on the court.
For me, honestly, it's not about individual accomplishments, individual award. It's about what I've got to do and how I can contribute to the team.
I never really officially retired from the WNBA, I just left the doors open.
I have accomplished everything I set out to accomplish when I started playing the sport at 7. And probably even more.
I'm tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about. About the person I love.
I was very bitter, frustrated, hurt, angry - I went through all types of emotions when I first was out of the WNBA.
I'm at a place in my life right now where I'm very happy, very content. I'm finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with.
My reason for coming out isn't to be some sort of hero,
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