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Celebrity Running Quotes

Famous People Talk About Running

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Updated December 17, 2013

Many actors, musicians, writers, politicians and other famous people run for exercise and fun, sometimes right alongside other runners in marathons. Here are some quotes about running from celebrities:
  • "Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it."
    -Oprah Winfrey

  • "Running has made being depressed impossible. If I'm going through something emotional and just go outside for a run, you can rest assured I'll come back with clarity."
    -Alanis Morissette, singer

  • "I would sooner be prime minister of the moon than run another marathon. I've been really lucky. I didn't have any toenails fall off or anything disgusting like that. I still have all three nipples."
    –Ryan Reynolds, actor

  • "As an actor, you spend your whole life pretending. Completing a marathon was the first time in my adult life I had done something that had a huge physical attachment to it. It required everything, not just my imagination."
    -Anthony Edwards, actor

  • "I actually had people running up next to me offering me shots. All of this crazy stuff. And no, I didn't take any of it."
    -Will Ferrell, actor, on running the Boston Marathon

  • "If I only ran when nothing hurt, I would never run."
    -Dana Carvey, actor and comedian

  • "The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again."
    - Erma Bombeck, writer

  • "I love running cross country....On a track, I feel like a hamster."
    - Robin Williams, actor

  • "My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already."
    -Milton Berle, actor

  • "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass."
    -Martin Mull, actor

  • "Never is my life have I ever experienced anything as crazy as this."
    -Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, on finishing the 2009 New York City Marathon


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