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The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive
by Brandi Chastain

The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive
for a country that is very male dominant.
- Brandi Chastain

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

We are shaping young kids to be leaders in their communities
and also to be healthier.
- Brandi Chastain

I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been.
You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are
playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch.
- Brandi Chastain

 

I think there are a lot of things that soccer does
in the communities that transcend the soccer field.
- Brandi Chastain

So I'm still doing my best to stay in shape and hope
that opportunity will come back to me.
- Brandi Chastain

Well there are two things: Number one is,
make sure you always enjoy yourself,
because when you enjoy yourself,
you'll learn, you'll want more information,
you'll push yourself.
- Brandi Chastain

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I was a part of Backyard Soccer, and I hear that I
score a lot of goals in it.
- Brandi Chastain

I think I'd like to be able to heal people's pain,
whether it is hunger, loneliness or whatever.
- Brandi Chastain

To be honest with you, I never looked at soccer as a sacrifice.
- Brandi Chastain

And to learn, you have to be willing to push yourself.
- Brandi Chastain

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 love soccer; I want to be on the field.
- Brandi Chastain

I was the kid who always liked to take the ball down
to the school even in my free time,
kick it against the wall, juggle it in the front yard
and so it was kind of a perpetual state of playing soccer for me.
- Brandi Chastain

You'll be dedicated and that's what you should want
to be in anything in life -
whether it's sports or academics or your relationship.
It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill,
that excitement.
- Brandi Chastain

Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents,
because they passed away a couple of years ago.
They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer,
and I wanted to share the story we had together.
- Brandi Chastain

I played mostly games like Asteroids and Pac-Man.
Today, when I go into an arcade, the games are much
more difficult and complex.
I don't think I could even play some of the video games
that are out there today.
- Brandi Chastain

I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom.
I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying,
so I want them to understand what it is their kids
are feeling in any sports environment.
- Brandi Chastain

You have to be willing to accept the information,
you have to be willing to work hard.
You have to be motivated to go to practice with an open mind.
You have to be willing to be criticized.
Only you can do those things.
- Brandi Chastain

So along with that is spending a lot of time with the ball.
For me it was, I loved to juggle the ball in my front yard,
and I always challenged myself - how many juggles can
I get today? I think for players to get better,
it's just about spending the time.
- Brandi Chastain

After the '96 Olympics, we all started believing that
this is bigger than we thought,
and we were willing to do the work.
We knew that it was up to us, the players,
to make soccer successful.
- Brandi Chastain

I went to professional men's soccer games,
the old North American soccer league at that time,
and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends.
We would go every weekend and I thought it was great,
but I just thought of it as recreation,
as family fun.
- Brandi Chastain

And then ultimately what I tell the kids is:
coaches can give you information,
they can give you guidelines, and they can put you in a position.
But the only person who can truly make you better is you.
- Brandi Chastain

And I remember how proud I was to put on my training
jersey and go out on the field.
Making it back to that environment was for me my greatest moment,
because somebody had told me I couldn't do it and I never gave up on myself,
the game and my teammates.
- Brandi Chastain

Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days,
doing some work but really under the guise of having fun.
We do events like the Women's Sports Foundation Dinner,
where we get to not only do a good thing for the community
but we get to hang out with one another again.
- Brandi Chastain

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop


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