"There is no time to think about how much I hurt; there is only time to run."
"Those who do something and fail are infinitetly better then those who try to do nothing and succeed."
"No matter what the level of ability, you have more potential than you can develop in a lifetime."
–-James T. McCay
"Your biggest task is not to get ahead of others, but to surpass yourself."
"When you run in the morning, you gain time. It's like stretching 24 hours into 25. You may need less sleep and get up earlier, but if you can get by that, running early seems to expand the day."
--Fred Lebow, founder of the New York City Marathon
"The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life."
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions; small people always do that –- but the really great make you feel that you, too, are great."
"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."