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38 Inspirational Megan Rapinoe Quotes (SOCCER)

Top 10 Most Famous Megan Rapinoe Quotes (BEST)

“I feel like it’s actually everybody’s responsibility to use whatever platform they have to do good in the world, basically, and to try to make our society better, whether you’re an accountant or an activist or an athlete or whatever it is. I think it’s everybody’s responsibility.”

Megan Rapinoe
We're gracious and we're humble, and we play the game a certain way, whether we win or lose.
We’re gracious and we’re humble, and we play the game a certain way, whether we win or lose.
I take playing for my country very seriously. It's a huge honor.
I take playing for my country very seriously. It’s a huge honor.
When we, as a nation, put our minds to something, when we truly choose to care about something, change always happens.
When we, as a nation, put our minds to something, when we truly choose to care about something, change always happens.
Sometimes it’s worth risking it all for a dream only you can see.
Sometimes it’s worth risking it all for a dream only you can see.

“Putting yourself out there is hard, but it’s so worth it. I don’t think anyone who has ever spoken out, or stood up or had a brave moment, has regretted it. It’s empowering and confidence-building and inspiring. Not only to other people, but to yourself.”

Megan Rapinoe
And life will throw you some curveballs. Failure will happen, and how you handle it will help shape you into the person you are going to become.
And life will throw you some curveballs. Failure will happen, and how you handle it will help shape you into the person you are going to become.
I was made exactly the way I was meant to be made in who I am and my personality and the way I was born.
I was made exactly the way I was meant to be made in who I am and my personality and the way I was born.
Hang on to your friends, and be prepared to make new ones.
Hang on to your friends, and be prepared to make new ones.
Do what you can. Do what you have to do. Step outside of yourself. Be more. Be better. Be bigger than you’ve ever been before.
Do what you can. Do what you have to do. Step outside of yourself. Be more. Be better. Be bigger than you’ve ever been before.

8 Megan Rapinoe Quotes on Gender and Racial Equality

“Being a woman, we talk about equal pay all the time. We’re not talking about if you’re black or if you are Latina. I would like to get back to that and improving the relationship between the police community and the community of color. I don’t know exactly all the right things to say, but I want to engage in that conversation.”

Megan Rapinoe
I don’t think there’s any perfect way to protest.
I don’t think there’s any perfect way to protest.
[It’s about] so much more than the money. It’s really more about the investment in the game. Is the investment equal
[It’s about] so much more than the money. It’s really more about the investment in the game. Is the investment equal?
You are not lesser just because you are a girl.
You are not lesser just because you are a girl.

“Honestly, I feel like we are a walking protest. The fact that we’re women professional athletes says that in and of itself. We’ve been feeling the inequality; we’ve been struggling with pay equality or whatever it is, or sexism in sports.”

Megan Rapinoe
Being female and an advocate for equal opportunities, I want to see an equal representation in people applying for the head coach job for the women’s team.
Being female and an advocate for equal opportunities, I want to see an equal representation in people applying for the head coach job for the women’s team.
We need to have a more thoughtful, two-sided conversation about racial issues in this country.
We need to have a more thoughtful, two-sided conversation about racial issues in this country.
We need a more substantive conversation around race relations and the way people of color are treated.
We need a more substantive conversation around race relations and the way people of color are treated.

4 Megan Rapinoe Quotes on Gay Rights

“The more I’ve been able to learn about gay rights and equal pay and gender equity and racial inequality, the more that it all intersects. You can’t really pick it apart. It’s all intertwined.”

Megan Rapinoe
Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties.
Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties.
In female sports, if you're gay, most likely your team knows it pretty quickly. It's very open and widely supported. For males, it's not that way at all. It's sad.
In female sports, if you’re gay, most likely your team knows it pretty quickly. It’s very open and widely supported. For males, it’s not that way at all. It’s sad.
Go gays! You can’t win a championship without gays on your team – it’s never been done before, ever. That’s science, right there!
Go gays! You can’t win a championship without gays on your team – it’s never been done before, ever. That’s science, right there!

10 Megan Rapinoe Quotes on Playing Soccer

“As I’ve grown older I’ve really got to understand how powerful one voice can be, my voice can be, or the team’s voice can be. So to hold that back or not to use that just seems selfish in a way.”

Megan Rapinoe
Some people play best when they're frustrated and mad. I play my best when I'm happy. I really, truly do.
Some people play best when they’re frustrated and mad. I play my best when I’m happy. I really, truly do.
I've always been a risk taker. Growing up, I had a lot of freedom and room to roam and do what I wanted, and I think that's a huge part of my game.
I’ve always been a risk taker. Growing up, I had a lot of freedom and room to roam and do what I wanted, and I think that’s a huge part of my game.
I play a certain style. I'm not willing to compromise that part of me.
I play a certain style. I’m not willing to compromise that part of me.

“I couldn’t be more proud to be a co-captain with Carli and Alex on this team. It’s my absolute honor to lead this team out on the field. There’s no place I’d rather be, even in the presidential race. I’m busy, I’m sorry.” 

Megan Rapinoe
I need to feel like I have that freedom to make mistakes and to just try things.
I need to feel like I have that freedom to make mistakes and to just try things.
I think I have unique qualities that other people don’t have that can contribute to the team.
I think I have unique qualities that other people don’t have that can contribute to the team.

“I feel like everyone is really craving people to come out. People want – they need – to see that there are people like me playing soccer for the good ol’ U.S. of A.”

Megan Rapinoe
I think our team kind of strives on weirdness sometimes. We have that 'rah-rah, rally' sort of American mentality that we can all kind of get around.
I think our team kind of strives on weirdness sometimes. We have that ‘rah-rah, rally’ sort of American mentality that we can all kind of get around.
I think we need to keep our faces out there and to keep our game out there and keep it growing.
I think we need to keep our faces out there and to keep our game out there and keep it growing.

4 Megan Rapinoe Quotes on Kneeling

“When I take a knee, I am facing the flag with my full body, staring straight into the heart of our country’s ultimate symbol of freedom – because I believe it is my responsibility, just as it is yours, to ensure that freedom is afforded to everyone in this country.”

Megan Rapinoe
The kneeling and everything, I think it really only sort of solidifies who I am as a person and the things that I stand for.
The kneeling and everything, I think it really only sort of solidifies who I am as a person and the things that I stand for.
I feel in my heart it is right to continue to kneel during the national anthem, and I will do whatever I can to be part of the solution.
I feel in my heart it is right to continue to kneel during the national anthem, and I will do whatever I can to be part of the solution.
I have chosen to kneel because I simply cannot stand for the kind of oppression this country is allowing against its own people.
I have chosen to kneel because I simply cannot stand for the kind of oppression this country is allowing against its own people.

2 WiseMegan Rapinoe Quotes that will Make You Think

“I kind of want to stop just talking about things and [ask], How do we put things in action? How do we help? What do we do? I think I’m ready for that next thing. I want to be more impactful — the money where the mouth is.”

Megan Rapinoe
It’s often hard to just throw money at a problem when you don’t really know what the problem is.
It’s often hard to just throw money at a problem when you don’t really know what the problem is.

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