~I’ve gathered all the quotes I use in my posts here on one page.~
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
~Marcus Aurelius (Brainy Quotes)
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
Maria Robinson (Think Exist)
My philosophy is: If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it.
~Paul Walker (Brainy Quotes)
When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target.
~George Fisher (Quote Garden)
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
~Bob Marley (Brainy Quotes)
“If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.”
~Priscilla Welch (The 32 Most Inspirational Running Quotes)
“What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that.”
~Billy Crystal (Brainy Quotes)
“Be patient with yourself.”
The Love Yourself Challenge
“Yoga has a very prominent piece of philosophy within it that is called ahimsa. . . Ahimsa means non-violence, or non-killing or non-harming. . . Ahimsa also means acting with kindness towards ourselves. . . And I see this as a huge correlation with HAES® as well. I really feel that the diet culture that is out there and the weight loss culture that is out there can be extremely harmful as I’m sure most of us who have experienced it know. . . . Whereas HAES® is much more in line with yoga philosophy in terms of being about not harming. Let’s do everything we can to create a healthy body in a gentle and tender and loving and compassionate way.”
– Tiina Veer, HAES® Meets Ahimsa: Applying Yoga Philosophy To Your HAES® Practice And Vice Versa (Body Love Wellness)
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
~Agatha Christie (HuffPo)
Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.
~Lee Haney (Brainy Quotes)
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
~Jim Davis (Good Reads)
A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
~Horace (Brainy Quotes)
The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren’t enough.
~Amy Weintraub, (Quotes Garden)
Most women consider being kind to themselves a luxury, not a necessity. I maintain that it is a necessity.
“Torture: knowing something makes no sense, but doing it anyways.”
~ Corey Ann Haydu, OCD Love Story
OCD isn’t something that inspires us to be cleaner, neater, and more efficient in our lives; it’s something that holds us back, because it means our brains are telling us we have to deal with problems that don’t even exist.
~Will It Be Okay
Forgiveness for our setbacks is one of the most important gifts we can give ourselves as runners, but it’s also one of the most difficult parts of our training. For me, it helps to remember that I run because I want to be a better person, not just a faster athlete, and the person I want to be loves herself and prioritizes her physical and mental well-being.
– Cinnamon, Salty Running
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
~Albert Schweitzer (Brainy Quote)
I don’t have a runner’s body, but I have a runner’s heart – and that is all you need.
~Army Sergeant Jennifer Morris, Runner’s World Challenger
It’s not like I have anything against happiness, or success, or meditation, or yoga, or being nice, or smiling more, or eating healthy, or losing weight, or being your best you, or embracing the day with a positive attitude. Those all sound great. Honestly, they do. And there are some really smart, simple truths to be found in all of those articles. There truly are.
It’s just that I have a problem with being told to do all of those things by skinny blonde ladies laughing on a beach wearing yoga pants.
~Katherine, I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog
“Getting the cause & effect right is extremely important… maybe we have the cause & effect wrong on obesity & insulin resistance. Maybe we should be asking ourselves, ‘Is it possible that insulin resistance causes weight gain & the diseases associated with obesity – at least in most people?’ What if being obese is just a metabolic response to something much more threatening, an underlying epidemic, the one we ought to be worrying about?”
Dr. Peter Attia, “What if we’re wrong about diabetes?”
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
~C. S. Lewis (BrainyQuotes)
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Oprah Winfrey (Brainy Quote)
You can’t stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it’s the best thing in the world. When you’re in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.
~Keith Sweat (Brainy Quotes)
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. ”
~Joseph Campbell (Goodreads)
“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”
~C. JoyBell C. (Goodreads)
“If you can’t fly, then run.
If you can’t run, then walk.
If you can’t walk, then crawl.
But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
~Napoleon Bonaparte (Brainy Quotes)
“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”
~Hal Borland (Quote Garden)
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.
~Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois (Lexi Yoga)
“I always loved running – it was something you could do by yourself, & under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet & the courage of your lungs.”
Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.
~Les Brown (Brainy Quotes)
“People fall so in love with their pain, they can’t leave it behind. The same as the stories they tell. We trap ourselves.”
Where’s the girl I knew that held
A lighter up to the radio,
She’d do anything she wants
Because she can?
~Christian Kane, “Let’s Take A Drive” (House Rules) (Lyrics Gather)
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other”
~Walter Elliot (Think Exist)
You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces & wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.
~George Burns (Brainy Quotes)
“Running is a thing worth doing not because of the future rewards it bestows, but because of how it feeds our bodies and minds and souls in the present.”
~Kevin Nelson (Gibson’s Daily Running Quotes)
People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.
~Chuck Palahniuk (Brainy Quotes)
Sometimes we grow while sitting still.
Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring.
~Jimmy Carter (Quote Garden)
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
~Nelson Mandela (Good Reads)
“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”
There is no specific definition of “beauty.” I can see beauty in a woman of any color, nationality and yes, of any size! Remember, the most beautiful part of who you are is not what the human eye can see. What really makes you beautiful comes from within you and shows up in the way you treat others and the way you treat…yourself.
~Richard Simmons (fb page)
“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.”
~George Eliot (Good Reads)
I believe the most important single thing, beyond discipline & creativity is daring to dare.
It is easy to fly into a passion – anybody can do that – but to be angry with the right person to the right extent & at the right time with the right object & in the right way – that is not easy, & it is not everyone who can do it.
~Aristotle (Think Exist)
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
~Albert Einstein (Brainy Quotes)
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
-H.G. Wells (Bicycling Quotations)
“It’s not about having the skill to do something. It’s about having the will, desire & commitment to be your best.”
Gordon: Go on then, run!
Dennis: Isn’t there some kind of like… special technique?
Gordon: Well… yeah… you put one leg in front of the other over and over again really really fast.
“Run, Fatboy, Run” (IMDb)
“…the ‘deaths attributable to obesity’ statistics classify all dead obese people as killed by their fat, even if they were murdered with a tuning fork by evil clowns from outer space.”
~ Rio (She Dances on the Sand) (Unapologetically Fat)
“Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life.”
~Ellen Sue Stern (Famous Quotes & Authors)
When people ask me why I run, I tell them, there’s not really a reason, it’s just the adrenalin when you start, and the feeling when you cross that finish line, and know that you are a winner no matter what place you got.
~Courtney Parsons (Running Quotes)
The obstacles you face are… mental barriers which can be broken by adopting a more positive approach.
~Clarence Blasier (Think Exist)
I don’t believe that wishing works. I think we get the things we work for.
~Brendan Fraser (Brainy Quotes)
“The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right. Which one are you?”
~Henry Ford (Good Reads)
“If you have a setback, and you’re not doing well and then you overcome it somehow, it always sticks with you. You know it could happen again”
~Sam Donaldson (Brainy Quotes)
Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.
~Carol Welch (Quote Garden)
“A lot of people don’t realize that depression is an illness. I don’t wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.”
~Jonathan Davis (Brainy Quotes)
Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
~David D. Burns (Brainy Quote)
“Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Health Quotes)
“What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease.”
~George Dennison Prentice (Food Quotes)
“The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.”
~Dodie Smith (Quote Garden)
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
~World Health Organization, 1948 (Quotes Garden)
“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”
~ Buddhist Saying (Quotes on Courage)
“Time and time again I’m half stalled
One giant leap of faith is easy
When everyone you ask is so sure.”
~Snow Patrol “Grazed Knee” (Lyrics007)
“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.”
~Jack Dixon (Motivating Quotes)
“…I realized that I actually like my body, even if it’s not perfect according to the book. I just feel sexy. For the first time, I don’t want to get rid of the curves. I just want to tone it up. My body is comfortable, and it’s not unhealthy, so I’m going to rock with it.”
~Rihanna (Brainy Quotes)
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robinson (ThinkExist)
“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.”
~Carl Jung (BrainyQuotes)
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”
~John Pierpont Morgan (QuotationsBook)
“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” ~Frank A. Clark (ThinkExist)
“We fail everyday.”
~Anthony Miller, on the series Ruby
“Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.”
~Ambrose Bierce (BrainyQuote)
“Reality check: you can never, ever, use weight loss to solve problems that are not related to your weight. At your goal weight or not, you still have to live with yourself and deal with your problems. You will still have the same husband, the same job, the same kids, and the same life. Losing weight is not a cure for life.” ~Phillip C. McGraw, The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom, 2003 (Quote Garden)
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal. ~Jerome Fleishman (Quote Garden)
“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”
~Kenji Miyazawa (Quote Garden)
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
~Edward Everett Hale (Quote Garden)
“I’m a creep. I’m a weirdo. What the hell am I doing here? I don’t belong here.”
I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.
~Billy Joel (Brainy Quotes)
“There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.”
~James A. Baldwin (BrainyQuotes)
“I’ve decided that perhaps I’m bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge.”
~Paula Poundstone (Quote Garden)
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
“Be bolder. Acknowledge your limitations but act anyway. You’re capable of more than you think.“
~Daily Chinese Horoscope for Pisces, 3/2 (Astrology.com)
“The reason one writes isn’t the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.”
~F. Scott Fitzgerald~
“Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.”
-Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner (Running Quotes)
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
“You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is.”
“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.
“So it is.”
“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”
~A. A. Milne, From book Winnie the Pooh~ (Depression Quotes)
“In order to send you into truly batshit crazy hysterics, the final straw must cause anger that cannot rationally be directed outward in any way.”
~Hyperbole & A Half “Sneaky Hate Spiral”~
“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”
~Arnold H. Glasow~ (Goal Quotes)
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”
“I don’t like standing near the edge of a platform when an express train is passing through. I like to stand right back and if possible get a pillar between me and the train. I don’t like to stand by the side of a ship and look down into the water. A second’s action would end everything. A few drops of desperation.”
~Winston Churchill (Quotes on Bipolar)
“Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.”
~Redd Foxx~ (Health Quotes)
“You have no power here! Begone, before somebody drops a house on you, too!”
~Glinda, the Good Witch of the North~ (The Wizard of Oz quotes)
“While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance.”
~Hans Bos~ (Ballet & Dance Quotes)
“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.”
~Hippocrates~ (Health Quotes)
“You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and you will not find that person anywhere.”
“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”
~Joseph Campbell~ (Challenge Quotes)
“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”
~Julia Child~ (Cooking Quotes)
“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”
~Dale Carnegie~ (Success Quotes)
I have failed over & over in my life, & that is why I succeed.
~Michael Jordan~ (from Steve_Faus on Twitter)
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you.”
~Winnie the Pooh (aka A.A. Milne)~
“Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart, and bids it break.”
~William Shakespeare (Grief Quotes)
“As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.”
~Vincent van Gogh~ (Self-Care Quotes)
“Are you casting asparagus on my cooking?”
~Curly Howard~ (Cooking Quotes)
Bicycle races are coming your way,
So forget all your duties, oh yeah!
Fat bottomed girls they’ll be riding today,
So look out for those beauties, oh yeah!
On your marks, get set, go!
Bicycle race, bicycle race, bicycle race
Bicycle, bicycle, bicycle, I want to ride my bicycle.
~Queen, “Bicycle Race”~ (Pure Lyrics)
“Weather is a great metaphor for life – sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.”
~Terri Guillemets~ (Weather Quotes & Sayings)
“Claim your happiness; dance to your own music”
~Gloria in LA~ (quote from a Dove wrapper I keep on my fridge)
“Any change, even for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”
~Arnold Bennett~ (Famous Quotes About Change)
“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”
~Luciano Pavarotti & William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story~ (Food Quotes)
“Manic-depression distorts moods and thoughts, incites dreadful behaviors, destroys the basis of rational thought, and too often erodes the desire and will to live. It is an illness that is biological in its origins, yet one that feels psychological in the experience of it, an illness that is unique in conferring advantage and pleasure, yet one that brings in its wake almost unendurable suffering and, not infrequently, suicide.”
~Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memior of Moods & Madness~(Bipolar Quotes)
“Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.”
~Cherie Carter-Scott~ (Visualization Quotes)
“You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.“
~Lee Iacocca~ (Healthy Living @ Shine)