Exercise Quotes

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“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”
Paul Terry

Ellen DeGeneres
“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.”
Ellen DeGeneres

Andrew Solomon
“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.”
Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Friedrich Nietzsche
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

A.A. Milne
“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Henry David Thoreau
“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
Henry David Thoreau

Richelle Mead
“My muscles informed me they did not want to go through any more exercise today. So I suggest that maybe he should let me off this time. He laughed, and I'm pretty sure it was at me...not with me.
"Why is that funny?"
"Oh," he said, his smile dropping. "You were serious."
"Of course I was! Look, I've technically been awake for two days. Why do we have to start this training now? Let me go to bed." I whined. "It's just one hour."

"How do you feel right now?"
"I hurt like hell."
"You'll feel worse tomorrow."
"So?"
"So, better get a jump on it while you still feel...not as bad."
"What kind of logic is that?" I retorted.”
Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy

J.R. Ward
“You're getting into some kind of shape, cop."
Aw, come on, now." Butch grinned. "Don't let that shower we took go to your head."
Rhage fired a towel at the male. "Just pointing out your beer gut's gone."
It was a Scotch pot. And I don't miss it.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Eternal

Jillian Michaels
“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”
Jillian Michaels

Charles Duhigg
“Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.”
Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Amit Ray
“Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Tera Lynn Childs
“Pain is weakness leaving the body”
Tera Lynn Childs, Oh. My. Gods.

Neil Armstrong
“I believe that every human has a finite amount of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.”
Neil Armstrong

Janet Evanovich
“I ran three miles, staggered into the lobby, and took the elevator back to my apartment. No point to overdoing this exercise junk. --Stephanie Plum”
Janet Evanovich, Two for the Dough

Hippocrates
“If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.”
Hippocrates

Elizabeth Berg
“If I were to draw on a paper what gym does for me, I would make one dot and then I would erase it.”
Elizabeth Berg, Joy School

Amit Ray
“Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Nora Roberts
“squats are a form of torture designed by people who don’t need to do squats in the first place”
Nora Roberts, Bed of Roses

John Waters
“I don't mind exercise but it's a private activity. Joggers should run in a wheel - like hamsters - because I don't want to look at them. And I really hate people who go on an airplane in jogging outfits. That's a major offense today, even bigger than Spandex bicycle pants. You see eighty-year-old women coming on the plane in jogging outfits for comfort. Well my comfort - my mental comfort - is completely ruined when I see them coming. You're on an airplane, not in your bedroom, so please! And I really hate walkathons: blocking traffic, people patting themselves on the back. The whole attitude offends me. They have this smug look on their faces as they hold you up in traffic so that they can give two cents to some charity.”
John Waters

“Getting fit is all about mind over matter. I don't mind, so it doesn't matter.”
Adam Hargreaves, Mr. Lazy's Guide to Fitness

Benedict Cumberbatch
“I've always wanted to play a spy, because it is the ultimate acting exercise. You are never what you seem.”
Benedict Cumberbatch

Haruki Murakami
“Listening to the music while stretching her body close to its limit, she was able to attain a mysterious calm. She was simultaneously the torturer and the tortured, the forcer and the forced. This sense of inner-directed self-sufficiency was what she wanted most of all. It gave her deep solace.”
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

Eileen Granfors
“Something in the air this morning made me feel like flying. . . "

Spring Flight”
Eileen Granfors, And More White Sheets: An expanded text edition

Stephen King
“The writer must have a good imagination to begin with, but the imagination has to be muscular, which means it must be exercised in a disciplined way, day in and day out, by writing, failing, succeeding and revising."

[The Writer's Digest Interview: Stephen King & Jerry B. Jenkins (Jessica Strawser, Writer's Digest, May/June 2009)]”
Stephen King

Larry Niven
“Exercise is wonderful," said Louis. "I could sit and watch it all day.”
Larry Niven, Ringworld

Scott Adams
“If I liked food and disliked exercise as much as a 400 pound guy, I'd be a 400 pound guy.”
Scott Adams

Oliver DeMille
“Thinking is like exercise, it requires consistency and rigor. Like barbells in a weightlifting room, the classics force us to either put them down or exert our minds. They require us to think.”
Oliver Van DeMille, A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-first Century

Rebecca Solnit
“...the gym is a kind of wildlife preserve for bodily exertion. A preserve protects species whose habitat is vanishing elsewhere, and the gym (and home gym) accommodates the survival of bodies after the abandonment of the original sites of bodily exertion.”
Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Justina Chen
“You would be surprised what two hours of daily exercise and five hundred stomach crunches can do for you.”
Justina Chen Headley, North of Beautiful

Henry David Thoreau
“At present, in this vicinity, the best part of the land is not private property; the landscape is not owned, and the walker enjoys comparative freedom. But possibly the day will come when it will be partitioned off into so-called pleasure-grounds, in which a few will take a narrow and exclusive pleasure only,—when fences shall be multiplied, and man-traps and other engines invented to confine men to the public road, and walking over the surface of God’s earth shall be construed to mean trespassing on some gentleman’s grounds. To enjoy a thing exclusively is commonly to exclude yourself from the true enjoyment of it. Let us improve our opportunities, then, before the evil days come.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walking

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