Ultra Running Quotes by Abe Gubegna, George A. Sheehan, T. S. Eliot, Dean Karnazes, Robert Frost, Austin Peck and many others.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.
The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep but I have promises to keep…
Just put one foot in front of the other.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.
There’s no such thing as bad weather – only the wrong clothes.
The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.
If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.
It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.
It is not the critic who counts
It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.
It hurts up to a point and then it doesn’t get any worse.
It is not the critic who counts…The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.
The human body is capable of amazing physical deeds. If we could just free ourselves from our perceived limitations and tap into our internal fire, the possibilities are endless.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
The only way to define your limits is by going beyond them.
If you’re feeling good, don’t worry. You’ll get over it.