Quotes, sayings and things I write down in the back of my notebooks
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Last week's worst words and phrases sparked a near-riot on Facebook! Let's see how we go with this week's, less controversial, favourite phrases and sayings...

They're not all motivational, so don't run away screaming. I have attributed where known/suspected, but you know what the internet's like: full of rubbish and misinformation. So a lot of it is anonymous, but sometimes it's better to get what you want from a quote than to know it came from Jeremy Clarkson.

I hope you like (at least one of) them; some have helped me through difficult times such as calf injuries. Perhaps they can do the same for you!


Muscle pulls normally get better in six to seven weeks.

My physio. A wise man.


You are a perishable item. Live accordingly.


Be nice to yourself. It's hard to be happy when someone's mean to you all the time.


If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

Seth Godin


A ship in harbour is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.

William Shedd (possibly)


Train for a lifetime of running, not just a single race.

Read this in Runner's World.


She sells what she smokes!

Elizabeth Gilbert. This still makes me smile, if only because I understood a drugs reference.


An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi


Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.

Walter Anderson


Everything doesn't need to be talked about.

No idea of the origin, but it's true (social media fiends, I am sure this quote is aimed at you; I do not think it means you can use it when your husband finds out you've been having an affair etc).


Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?

Frederick Nietzsche


De-medicalising is helpful - it's not necessary to attribute a condition to everything.

My physio. A wise man indeed.


I have a lot of motivational quotes related to running that I love, too; maybe next week?