Rat Race Quotes

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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

“If money’s the god people worship, I’d rather go worship the devil instead.”
Jess C Scott, Rockstar

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

“The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“[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

Alejandro Saint-Barthélemy
“Another reptilian brain disguised as a modest mouse in the rat race.”
Alexander Akyna, $O$

“I will not join the rat race because I'm not a rat. And I will not blindly follow a specific faith because I'm not a bat. The only race I'll take part in is for humans being humane. It's called the human race, and sadly it's got the least participants.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Some people that are in charge are usually less intelligent than the people who work under them. The reason why those people are in charge and you aren’t is because you have a conscience.”
Heather Chapple, Write like no one is reading

Kim John Payne
“Children need time to become themselves--through play and social interaction. If you overwhelm a child with stuff--with choices and pseudochoices--before they are ready, they will only know one emotional gesture: More!”
Kim John Payne, Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

“It requires more toughness to resist the world than to join in the rat-race”
Sir James Darling

“To win the rat race, you have to think and behave like a cat.”
Manoj Vaz

“Life had become some kind of profound competition, where my emotional loss was substituted by my professional success. I became a part of what they call the rat race.”
Saurbh Katyal, Seduced by Murder

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

Criss Jami
“The way of the consumerist culture is to spend so much energy chasing happiness that it has none left to be happy.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Abhijit Naskar
“If you want to breed something, breed bravehearts, not soulless racehorses.”
Abhijit Naskar

Manoj Arora
“Financial Freedom is less about Financials and more about FREEDOM”
Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

Adriano Bulla
“We can leave the rat race to rodents... but I suspect that even they wouldn't like it”
Adriano Bulla, New Age Spirit

“A person who is in a constant rat race seldom has time to think whether or not he is living his life properly”
Sunday Adelaja

“Life without knowing your destiny leads to “rat races”, depression and frustration, and attempt to commit suicide”
Sunday Adelaja

Adriano Bulla
“We cam leave the rat race to rodents... but I suspect that even they wouldn't like it.”
Adriano Bulla, New Age Spirit

Shannon  Mullen
“A bus drives past and I’m nauseated by a whiff of exhaust. Then rotting fish. The rancid stench of sewage. Is it garbage day? I’m trapped in the pungent fog, in the dreary suburban-style shops, the rat race of city life. The city, even on the west coast, has the power to beat us down, to suck us of passion, to crush our dreams.”
Shannon M Mullen, See What Flowers

Shannon  Mullen
“It’s hopeless, trying to recruit a stranger to help me find someone who’s a stranger to him. But then again, we are all strangers to ourselves, caught up in the monotony of daily life, stuck in our routines, never really stopping to think about what will happen to us if we fall off track.”
Shannon M Mullen, See What Flowers

“What makes more sense in today's world?
Thinking about future, she ruined her present?
Thinking about present, she ruined her future?”
Japneet Kaur

Lakshmy Menon Chatterjee
“To enter the corporate rat race, you need to become a rat.”
Lakshmy Menon Chatterjee

“People here are funny. They work so hard at living, they forget how to live.”
Robert Riskin, Six Screen Plays by Robert Riskin

Nyki Mack
“A mortal, a sinner, a lost soul... yet just a number in this rat race we call life.”
Nyki Mack

Henry David Thoreau
“I one evening overtook one of my townsmen, who has accumulated what is called 'a handsome property'..on the Walden road, driving a pair of cattle to market, who inquired of me how I could bring my mind to give up so many of the comforts of life. I answered that I was very sure I liked it passably well; I was not joking. And so I went home to my bed, and left him to pick his way through the darkness and the mud to Brighton, which place he would reach some time in the morning.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is often the job of the advert to highlight the product’s strengths and the target audience’s weaknesses.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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