Inspiring Quotes

I will always listen to my coaches. But first I listen to my body. If what they tell me suits my body, great. If my body doesn’t feel good with what they say, then always my body comes first.
Haile Gebrselassie

I think there is no better way to invite a human being to view their body differently than by inviting them to be an athlete, by revering one’s body as an instrument rather than just an ornament. It’s a really great way to reorient how you see your body so you can see it as this incredible, awe-inspiring machine that you need to fuel well in order for it to function.
Alanis Morissette, Singer/Actress

It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is best from the top.
Arnold Bennett

“Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells ‘CAN’T”, but you don’t listen. You just push harder. And then you hear the voice whisper ‘can’. And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.”

“If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just finish the race. It’s up to you.”
Dave Scott, U.S. Triathlete

“Everybody wants to be pretty because that’s what they’ve been told will make them feel good even though there’s no proof that people who are prettier are healthier and happier. So why don’t we just cut to the chase and go straight to what makes us feel good?”
Bryan Kest

“Stop fixing yourself. You were never broken.”
Eve Ensler

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I remember how to be a person by being around them.”
– Natalie Portman

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Think positive. You are a special person. Reward yourself with self-praise as you achieve each interim goal en route to the marathon.”
– Hal Higdon

“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.”
Buddhist wisdom

“Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
– Hans Christian Andersen

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