Jim Fixx Quotes

Best 10 Quotes by Jim Fixx

“Eventually the hoopla will die down and people will run the same way we brush our teeth-every day, without a fuss.”

“Is beer good for runners? Sure... if it's the other guy drinking it.”

“It is not something I must do but something I want to do.”

“Much of my good fortune was a matter of nothing more clever on my part than luck.”

“Pain is nature's way of telling you to slow down. Death is nature's way of telling you to stop.”

“Play not only keeps us young but also maintains our perspective about the relative seriousness of things.

Running is play, for even if we try hard to do well at it, it is a relief from everyday cares.”

“Set aside a time solely for running. Running is more fun if you don't have to rush through it.”

“The qualities and capacities that are important in running-such factors as will power, the ability to apply effort during extreme fatigue and the acceptance of pain-have a radiating power that subtly influences one's life.”

“When we race, strange things happen to our minds. The stress of fatigue makes us forget why we wanted to race in the first place.

In one of my early marathons I found myself unable to think of a single reason for continuing. Physically and mentally exhausted, I dropped out of the race.

Now I won't enter a marathon unless I truly want to finish it. If during the race I can't remember why I wanted to run it, I tell myself, 'Maybe I can't remember now, but I know I had a good reason when I started.'

I've finally learned how to fight back when my brain starts using tricky arguments.”

“When you realise that you possess within your self everything you need to promote your own success, the feeling is one of empowerment.”

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