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Old 09-18-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
George Nesrallah
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Anybody have any inspirational quotes they use?

Just wondering if anyone ever uses quotes from songs, books, etc... to motivate them. I know when I feel like giving in, or when I am lifting heavy I repaet a couple of different quotes:

1). 'Quit your bit**ing and fight your way through it' Slipknot-People=S**t (Also in my sig-"Quit' should actually be Stop but oh well lol)

2). 'Success is my only option failures not' Eminem-Lose Yourself

Anyone else ?
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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Re: Anybody have any inspirational quotes they use?

"If not now, when?"
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #3
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Re: Anybody have any inspirational quotes they use?

"If you're going through Hell......Keep going"

-Winston Churchill

Before I deadlift/squat/fran....

"I am become Death, destroyed of worlds"

J.Robert Oppenheimer quoting hindu scripture in response to witnessing the trinity experiment.

"You do not greet death....you punch him in the throat repeatedly as he drags you away"

I have alot....I could keep going lol.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #4
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Re: Anybody have any inspirational quotes they use?

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might...

See also my sig. Not a huge Kennedy fan, but it is a great quote nonetheless.
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:45 PM   #5
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Re: Anybody have any inspirational quotes they use?

Never quit. Never, never, never, never.

Winston Churchill.

I will say, though, that quotes won't help you much when you cannot imagine who you want to be. I remember, for myself, collecting all these things.

There is nothing short of doing it consistently that will still that voice that torments you. You have control of that.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:17 PM   #6
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Re: Anybody have any inspirational quotes they use?

There's a huge thread somewhere with all kinds of inspirational quotes.

"Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me. Amen." - Martin Luther

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams

"I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them;
if I find them too obnoxious, I break them.
I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."
- Robert Heinlein

"Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative,and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire."
- Robert Heinlein

"Let an opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let an opponent smash into your flesh and you fracture his bone; let an opponent fracture your bone and you take his life! Do not be concerned with your escaping safely; lay your life before him!”
- Bruce Lee

"We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training"

"YES, you are right. I am afraid of him. Therefore I swear by God that I will seek out this man whom I fear until I find him and strike him on the mouth. If heaven were his throne and the earth his footstool I swear that I would pull him down. . . . Because I am afraid of him; and no man should leave in the universe anything of which he is afraid."
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:43 PM   #7
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Re: Anybody have any inspirational quotes they use?

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”

-Edward Abbey
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:45 AM   #8
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Re: Anybody have any inspirational quotes they use?

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Just wondering if anyone ever uses quotes from songs, books, etc... to motivate them. I know when I feel like giving in, or when I am lifting heavy I repaet a couple of different quotes:

1). 'Quit your bit**ing and fight your way through it' Slipknot-People=S**t (Also in my sig-"Quit' should actually be Stop but oh well lol)

2). 'Success is my only option failures not' Eminem-Lose Yourself

Anyone else ?
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:52 AM   #9
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Re: Anybody have any inspirational quotes they use?

I started one here, too

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...ghlight=quotes

w/fs.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:40 AM   #10
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Re: Anybody have any inspirational quotes they use?

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for I am the baddest mother f***er in the valley"
--I heard it attributed to George S Patton, but I can't find proof he ever said it. Good quote nonetheless and certainly in his style of both thought and speech.
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