I don’t excercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.
—Joan Rivers (1933–2014) American Comedian, TV Personality, Actor
The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
—Douglas William Jerrold (1803–57) English Writer, Dramatist, Wit
Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.
—Hugh Blair (1718–1800) Scottish Preacher, Scholar, Critic
I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street.
—Neil Armstrong (1930–2012) American Astronaut
A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.
—Jerome (347–420) Greek Priest, Apologist, Saint
Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.
—Barbara Ehrenreich (b.1941) American Social Critic, Essayist
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
—Fred Allen (1894–1956) American Humorist, Radio Personality
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
—John Wooden (1910–2010) American Sportsperson
Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.
—Charles M. Schulz (1922–2000) American Cartoonist, Writer, Artist
Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.
—Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906) American Civil Rights Leader