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Florence Griffith Joyner Quotes and Sayings

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A muscle is like a car.
If you want it to run well early in the morning,
you have to warm it up.
- Florence Griffith Joyner

I like being unconventional.
- Florence Griffith Joyner

I believe in the impossible because no one else does.
- Florence Griffith Joyner

When anyone tells me I can't do anything...
I'm just not listening any more.
- Florence Griffith Joyner

 

The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto.
My parents helped direct my path.
- Florence Griffith Joyner

It's not about weight, it's about fitness,
and one component of being fit is to have relatively low body fat,
because fat is not very efficient, whereas muscle is.
- Deborah Bull

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push,
except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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When your goal is to put on muscle mass you must increase
your calorie intake as you increase the activity level
being given to the muscle.
- Lee Haney

A stem cell is essentially a blank cell capable of becoming another,
more differentiated cell-type in the body,
such as a skin cell, a muscle cell or a nerve cell.
- Virginia Foxx

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve.
Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle.
It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
- Eric Butterworth

Courage is very important.
Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.
- Ruth Gordon

I race historic muscle cars back in Australia,
and that's my hobby.
And I try to race home as soon as I've finished a movie but don't tell anyone.
- Eric Bana

Gymnastics uses every single part of your body,
every little tiny muscle that you never even knew.
- Shannon Miller

I was 15, and the years of hard swimming had packed
muscle on my frame and made me very strong.
Not as strong as a football player, but strong enough to inflict heavy damage.
- Esther Williams

I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle.
It wasn't mine.
- Rita Rudner

Fearlessness is like a muscle.
I know from my own life that the more I exercise it
the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
- Arianna Huffington

There's no particular relationship between spending and educational results.
Most education spending is actually on salaries,
and that's allocated according to political muscle.
- Peter Brimelow

We are adhering to life now with our last muscle -
the heart.
- Djuna Barnes

Muscle and water is critical in burning fat.
- Lee Haney

The brain is like a muscle.
When it is in use we feel very good.
Understanding is joyous.
- Carl Sagan

Germany is an economic giant but a political midget,
and with the end of the Cold War she has started to
muscle her presence throughout Europe and the world.
- Christo

Freedom is a muscle...
you have to exercise it.
- Roy Scheider

It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that
great things are achieved,
but by reflection, force of character,
and judgment.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I look at myself and pick out the things I don't like.
No matter how much I work out, I never get muscle tone in my butt and hip area.
- Tyra Banks

I think poetry has lost an awful lot of its muscle
because nobody knows any.
Nobody has to memorize poetry.
- Peter Davison

Everyone has a 'risk muscle.' You keep it in shape by trying new things.
If you don't, it atrophies.
Make a point of using it at least once a day.
- Roger von Oech

There are some very significant changes in the way
the fluids are distributed in our body,
the way our heart functions initially,
and as well as our bone and muscle.
- Laurel Clark

I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force.
It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.
- Mike Tyson

If you've got a big gut and you start doing sit-ups,
you are going to get bigger because you build up the muscle.
You've got to get rid of that fat!
How do you get rid of fat? By changing your diet.
- Jack LaLanne

Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

The mind is just another muscle.
- Ted Turner

Because muscle is heavier than fat, dancers weigh more than you might think,
but they are usually very lean.
- Deborah Bull

You increase muscle bulk by training against resistance.
For example, weights.
And in ballet, this isn't the case.
- Deborah Bull

Right now I'm 185, which is really good for me yet
very hard for me to maintain.
My weight seems high for the average woman,
but I've got big bones and I'm maintaining muscle.
- Lisa Leslie

Mind is everything.
Muscle - pieces of rubber.
All that I am, I am because of my mind.
- Paavo Nurmi

Patience can't be acquired overnight.
It is just like building up a muscle.
Every day you need to work on it.
- Eknath Easwaran

It's funny how sometimes how the public some people
think I was born like this.
That I maybe I sleep and I do big muscle,
but its a lot of work to look like this and to be in this kind of condition.
- Lou Ferrigno

What I look for in a script is something that challenges me,
something that breaks new ground, something that allows
me to flex my director muscle.
You have got to think fast in this business,
you've got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top.
- Michael Bay

I think it's going to be a very important,
unique data set in terms of measuring the behavior
of your lower body in space and trying to figure out
what we can do to preserve bone and muscle density.
- John L. Phillips

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow.
This area of pain divides the champion from someone
else who is not a champion.
That's what most people lack, having the guts to go
on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

But I work harder now because I have so much more exposure.
And actually the harder you work as a writer,
the better you get at it.
It's like anything else.
It's a muscle you have to exercise.
I write more now than ever.
- Ron White

The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law.
Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance.
Shall my soul meet so severe a curve,
journeying on its way to form?
- Dag Hammarskjold

I was performing in this burlesque group,
and we would go to dance rehearsals every day.
You'd use every part of your body.
Even though some of it is slow, it takes a lot of muscle
to be able to dip down and come back up.
- Carmen Electra

But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one
of my songs two steps up,
so my voice is obviously responding.
It's a muscle, and the more you use it,
the more you use it right, the more you should get out of it.
So yes, I sing.
- Harvey Fierstein

They thought that athletes that worked out with my
system wouldn't be able to throw a ball because they'd be too muscle bound.
Those are the misconceptions I had to go through for about 40 years.
- Jack LaLanne

The free man must be born before freedom can be won,
and the brotherly man must be born before full brotherhood can be won.
It will come into being only if we build it out of
our very muscle and bone -
by trying to act it out.
- Barbara Deming

That a strong stimulus to such an afferent nerve,
exciting most or all of its fibres, should in regard
to a given muscle develop inhibition and excitation
concurrently is not surprising.
- Charles Scott Sherrington

But the fact of the matter is that all scientific evidence would show,
based upon what we know about this disease,
that muscle cuts - that is, the meat of the animal itself -
should not cause any risk to human health.
- Ann Veneman

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb


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