Running Related Quotes

"pressure is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity."   - Michael Johnson

"I'm going to go out a winner if I have to find a high school race to win my last race."   - Johnny Gray

"I always loved was something you could do by yourself, and 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 and the courage of your lungs."   - Jesse Owens

"It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse."   - Ann Trason

"Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts."   - Steve Prefontaine

"The gun goes off and everthing changes... the world changes... and nothing else really matters."   - Patti Sue Plummer

"You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming."   - Frank Shorter

"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."   - Doug Larson

"If you start to feel good during an ultra, don't worry you will get over it."   - Gene Thibeault

"The woods are lovely dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."   - Robert Frost

"I have met my hero, and he is me."   - George Sheehan

"No negative thoughts cross my mind on race day. When I look into their eyes, I know I'm going to beat them."   - Danny Harris

"Tough times don't last but tough people do."   - A.C. Green

"I cannot have survival as my only goal. That would be too boring. My goal is to come back in my best running form. It is good for me to have that goal; it will help me."   - Ludmila Engquist (Olympic champion hurdler facing cancer and chemotherapy)

"When I came back, after all those stories about Hitler and his snub, I came back to my native country, and I could not ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted. Now what's the difference?"   - Jesse Owens

"There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open."   - Nike

"What matters is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."   - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."   - Jules Renard

"I've always felt that long, slow distance produces long, slow runners."   - Sebastian Coe

"We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by."   - Will Rogers

"The will to win means nothing if you haven't the will to prepare."   - Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner

"Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn't matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving."   - Maurice Greene (attributed to Roger Bannister shortly after running the first sub-4 mile)