Favorite Quotes

2013-07-09 11.28.14I love quotes almost as much as I love photos of beautiful trails. Here is a collection of some of my favorite words on running, nature and life. Enjoy!

“Think small. Translation: control what you can control. Ignore the rest. And the worse it gets, the smaller you need to think.” – Bill Gentry (blog post on this here)

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller

“Relentless forward progress.” Bryon Powell

“Some people never make it far enough on their first wind to discover they have a second.” William James

“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

“There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.”  George Sheehan

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir

“Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don’t be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to enjoy it. Finally know who you are.”
― Kristin Armstrong

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman

“Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they are meant to run wild until they find something just as wild to run with.” – Candace Bushnell

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, you can. Boldness has a genius, magic and power to it.”
Goethe

‎”Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

“I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought.” Arthur Blank

”Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” – Roy Goodman

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” John Muir

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” John Muir

“Nature is always lovely, invincible, glad, whatever is done and suffered by her creatures. All scars she heals, whether in rocks or water or sky or hearts.” John Muir

“Going to the mountains is going home.” John Muir

“There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.” Kristin Armstrong

“‎As I get older I see that running has changed for me. What used to be about burning calories is now more about burning up what is false. Lies I used to tell myself about who I was and what I could do, friendships that cannot withstand hills or miles, the approval I no longer need to seek, and solidarity that cannot bear silence. I run to burn up what I don’t need and ignite what I do.” Kristin Armstrong

“If one could run without getting tired, I don’t think one would often want to do anything else.” –C. S. Lewis

“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.” Tim Noakes

“Running is my sunshine.” Joan Twine

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