Quotes About Rat Race

Quotes tagged as "rat-race" (showing 1-10 of 11)
Lily Tomlin
“The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.”
Lily Tomlin

Jean Webster
“I'm going to enjoy every second, and I'm going to know I'm enjoying it while I'm enjoying it. Most people don't live; they just race. They are trying to reach some goal far away on the horizon, and in the heat of the going they get so breathless and panting that they lose sight of the beautiful, tranquil country they are passing through; and then the first thing they know, they are old and worn out, and it doesn't make any difference whether they've reached the goal or not.”
Jean Webster

John Cleese
“I can do anything I want, I'm eccentric!”
John Cleese

Jess C. Scott
“[Poem: Slates of Grey]

Sullen faces like slates of grey—
What I’d seen on a walk today.

Bodies rushing bodies bolting
Time for life a disregarding.

Money to make and to grow old
What about the hands to hold?

Deadlines, projects, people to meet
What about our own two feet.

Sullen faces like slates of grey...
What I’d see most anyday.”
Jess C. Scott, Trouble

Saurabh Sharma
“Societies need self sacrificing ignorant crowd;

Religions need fearful followers;

Systems need obedient slaves;

Corporate world needs compulsive consumers,


Saurabh Sharma

“We were all in it together, of course, desperate to regain some hypothetical upper hand by any means necessary.”
Peter Watts, Blindsight

Saurabh Sharma
“You are the part of rat race because you are letting them treat you like a rat. This is the modern definition of a slave.”
Saurabh Sharma

Bernard Malamud
“Overnight business could go down enough to hurt; yet as a rule it slowly recovered--sometimes it seemed to take forever--went up, not high enough to be really up, only not down.”
Bernard Malamud, The Assistant

Garry Crystal
“Where do all these people come from? Why do they all generate towards the city? What are they hoping to find here? What is all this continuous effort for? The humming noise becomes slow and steady and the blurred people begin to look to me like workers bees. They have come to London to make honey, to be near and protect the Queen bee until they eventually fly home, move out to the suburbs, to other towns and cities, anywhere just not London. They have had their London phase, it’s another tick off their life’s achievement list. Was it worth it and did you find whatever it was you were looking for?”
Garry Crystal, Leaving London

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