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Emil Zatopek Quotes and Sayings

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A runner must run with dreams in his heart,
not money in his pocket.
- Emil Zatopek

Related topics: Fitness

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets.
He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.
- Emil Zatopek

We are different, in essence, from other men.
If you want to win something, run 100 meters.
If you want to experience something,
run a marathon.
- Emil Zatopek

My running was very simple; it was out of myself.
- Emil Zatopek

 

There is a great advantage in training under unfavorable conditions.
It is better to train under bad conditions,
for the difference is then a tremendous relief in a race.
- Emil Zatopek

Why should I practice running slow? I already know how to run slow.
I want to learn to run fast.
- Emil Zatopek

When I was young, I was too slow.
I thought I must learn to run fast by practicing to run fast,
so I ran 100 meters fast 20 times.
Then I came back, slow, slow, slow.
- Emil Zatopek

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What has passed is already finished with.
What I find more interesting is what is still to come.
- Emil Zatopek

Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.
- Emil Zatopek

Men, today we die a little.
- Emil Zatopek

If you want to run, run a mile.
If you want to experience a different life,
run a marathon.
- Emil Zatopek

The athlete of today is not an athlete alone.
He's the center of a team - doctors,
scientists,
coaches, agents and so on.
- Emil Zatopek

It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the
men are separated from the boys.
- Emil Zatopek

To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity.
And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it.
What has passed is already finished with.
What I find more interesting is what is still to come.
- Emil Zatopek

You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder.
When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it,
then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness.
Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it.
- Emil Zatopek

If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years,
then will power is no longer a problem.
It's raining? That doesn't matter.
I am tired? That's besides the point.
It's simply that I just have to.
- Emil Zatopek

I have to change a lot of things before I become a good marathon runner.
- Haile Gebrselassie

Being a runner means you are now "free" to win and
lose and live life to its fullest.
- Bill Rodgers

I couldn't disappoint people.
I did not want to fail and exhaust myself,
because I was the kind of runner who trained so little
that I couldn't race again within another 10 days.
- Roger Bannister

Time means a great deal to every runner.
It means everything to me, because most days miles don't count;
only minutes do.
- Joe Henderson

I used to be pretty reckless.
When I was a runner for a production company,
I drove a massive 16 seater van.
I was only 18.
I mean I look young now, but then I looked about 12.
- Gail Porter

I thought about running a marathon a long time ago,
but I'm just not a runner.
- Shannon Miller

Blade Runner helped make my career.
Everybody was in it.
Who knew?
- Brion James

I'm big and a lot of the stars are smaller so if you're big and mean looking,
you play bad guys.
After Blade Runner, I was the meanest guy in Hollywood.
- Brion James

If you want to be a successful runner,
you have to consider everything.
It's no good just thinking about endurance and not to develop fine speed.
- Arthur Lydiard

I would like to see a fierce Fantasia mixed with Blade Runner,
Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all in one.
That's the kind of movies I want to make.
- Michelle Rodriguez

If you don't ever stop singing, your voice stays in shape.
It's like the marathon runner.
You've got to run, run, run to stay in shape.
- Sammy Hagar

It's easier to pick off a fast runner than to pick off a lazy runner.
- Vin Scully

People underestimate me, but I've always been a stretch runner.
- Sonny Bono

You have to bear in mind that Mr. Autry's favorite
horse was named Champion.
He ain't ever had one called Runner Up.
- Gene Mauch

No, I don't run all the way.
I'm not like an Olympic class runner.
- Bruce McCulloch

People were actually approaching me on the street and
thinking that I was an athlete.
They couldn't quite place it, but a runner,
or swimmer or something.
- Kristanna Loken

If Beethoven and Bach hooked up with Mozart and made a band,
they could be a distant runner up to The D. - Jack Black

Anybody can be a runner...
We were meant to move.
We were meant to run.
It's the easiest sport.
- Bill Rodgers

In war there is no prize for runner-up.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I think the future stopped looking American when you
think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer,
when it started to look more Japanese.
- Iain Banks

Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our
particular year was going to get a record contract also.
So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity.
- Clay Aiken

I could talk about Blade Runner forever.
- Brion James

The base paths belonged to me, the runner.
The rules gave me the right.
I always went into a bag full speed,
feet first.
I had sharp spikes on my shoes.
If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt,
that was his fault.
- Ty Cobb

In just the same way the thousands of successive positions
of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude,
which our eye perceives, which art reproduces,
and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs.
- Henri Bergson

During the election, I had three male opponents and we went into a runoff.
The front runner for the men was a native of Dallas
who had run at large before,
but I had a higher profile than him from my community service.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

For the novice runner, I'd say to give yourself at
least 2 months of consistently running several times
a week at a conversational pace before deciding whether
you want to stick with it.
Consistency is the most important aspect of training at this point.
- Frank Shorter

I never played with a runner in my entire life,
even in schools, because only I know where the ball is going and how hard,
when I hit the ball, something my runner will never know about.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I wasn't a big science fiction aficionado,
there were a few films like 2001 or Blade Runner that were favorites of mine,
but since I started this series I have gained more
respect for the genre and become more of a fan myself.
- Joe Flanigan

He was not a runner, my father, but he was quick.
I always remember it was very difficult to escape from him when he was angry.
If he wanted to beat us he would always catch us.
Even me, he could always catch me.
- Haile Gebrselassie

Blade Runner appears regularly, two or three times
a year in various shapes and forms of science fiction.
It set the pace for what is essentially urban science fiction,
urban future and it's why I've never re-visited that
area because I feel I've done it.
- Ridley Scott

It sucks to be the runner-up because I've been the
runner-up for a long time in my career.
I would get so close and then lose a huge movie and
sometimes it's one kid who beats you out for three different movies.
It's so frustrating at the time, but what's so great
is the lesson you take from that,
which is, 'I've got to get better.'
- Jason Dohring

The potential elite runner must realize that hard means hard,
easy means easy and they must patiently seek out what
combinations work for them.
They have to learn to be persistent and patient with
their training and racing.
- Frank Shorter

The call that always seemed the toughest to me was
the slide and tag play at second.
You can see it coming, but you don't know which way
the runner is going to slide,
where the throw is going to be, and how the fielder
is going to take the throw.
- Cal Hubbard

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

To improve is to change;
to be perfect is to change often.
- Winston Churchill

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

If you don't like something, change it,
If you can't change it, change your attitude
- Maya Angelou

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Nothing endures but change.
- Heraclitus


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