Pat Summitt Quotes

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  • God doesn’t take things away to be cruel. He takes things away to make room for other things. He takes things away to lighten us. He takes things away so we can fly.

    Pat Head Summitt, Sally Jenkins (2013). “Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective”, p.376, Crown Archetype
  • I'm interested to see where a combination of faith and science will take me.

  • There are some concrete ways to create a winning attitude. But nothing beats practicing it. When you prepare to win, belief comes easily.

    Pat Summitt (1999). “Reach for the Summit”, p.139, Crown Business
  • If it doesn't bother you, it won't bother them.

  • Put the Team Before Yourself.

    Pat Summitt (1999). “Reach for the Summit”, p.123, Crown Business
  • Sometimes you learn more from losing than winning. Losing forces you to reexamine.

    Pat Summitt (1999). “Reach for the Summit”, p.194, Crown Business
  • Attitude is a choice. Think positive thoughts daily. Believe in yourself.

  • I was a little concerned about it when State Farm approached me because, you know, I've never done a commercial by any means, but I tried to look at it as something that would be good for our game. We've never had a women's basketball coach represented in that fashion and I love State Farm for the fact they really support the women's game.

  • I haven't ever really had a goal to break that record or catch John Wooden.

  • You're wondering what a bale of hay has to do with success. Well, there's a trick to loading hay. You have to use your knee. What you do is, you put your right knee behind it and half kick it up in the air. That way you get some lift on it. ... My point is, there are certain ways to make a hard job easier.

  • See yourself as self employed.

    Pat Summitt (1999). “Reach for the Summit”, p.103, Crown Business
  • If I'm not leading by example, then I'm not doing the right thing. And I want to always do the right thing.

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

    Pat Summitt (1999). “Reach for the Summit”, p.161, Crown Business
  • Setting up a system that rewards you for meeting your goals and has penalties for failing to hit your target is just as important as putting your goals down on paper.

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

    Pat Head Summitt, Sally Jenkins (2013). “Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective”, p.20, Crown Archetype
  • By doing things when you are too tired, by pushing yourself farther than you thought you could - like running the track after a two-hour practice - you become a competitor. Each time you go beyond your perceived limit, you become mentally stronger.

    Pat Summitt (1999). “Reach for the Summit”, p.151, Crown Business
  • I think you can challenge people, but you don't want to break people down. But you've got to sometimes just pull them aside and say, you know, you're OK but you could be better.

    "Legendary Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies At 64". "Weekend Edition Saturday" with Matt Powell, July 2, 2016.
  • There is nothing wrong with having competitive instincts. They are survival instincts.

    Pat Summitt (1999). “Reach for the Summit”, p.194, Crown Business
  • I think I can help others just by my example.

  • She taught me that it's ok to let down your guard and allow your players to get to know you. They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

  • We do not win championships with girls. We win with competitors

    Pat Summitt (2012). “Raise the Roof”, p.15, Three Rivers Press
  • The best way to handle responsibility is to break it down into smaller parts. Take care of one small thing at a time.

    Pat Summitt (1999). “Reach for the Summit”, p.35, Crown Business
  • I really felt like we had to have a go to player.

  • You can't have any quit in you if you want to be successful.

    "Legendary Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies At 64". "Morning Edition" with David Greene, June 28, 2016.
  • Make Winning an Attitude.

    Pat Summitt (1999). “Reach for the Summit”, p.135, Crown Business
  • There is not that many players that really can take over games, signed Candace Parker, I really felt like at that time that a National Championship was certainly in reach.

  • A lot of kids just want to go play basketball, but they don't know to play and they don't have the skills to play. I think just the skill development right off and then play all you can, but don't sacrifice your skill development by just playing and not working on the specifics of the game.

  • The ultimate goal of discipline is to teach self discipline.

    Pat Summitt (1999). “Reach for the Summit”, p.75, Crown Business
  • I am about helping each and every student athlete that selects to wear the orange, you know, be successful at Tennessee individually and as a team. That type of record is certainly not anything that I have aspirations to reach.

  • Group discipline produces a unified effort toward a common goal.

    Pat Summitt (1999). “Reach for the Summit”, p.193, Crown Business
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    Pat Summitt

    • Born: June 14, 1952
    • Died: June 28, 2016
    • Occupation: Basketball Coach