die on the treadmill
“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I'm not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there's two things: You're getting off first, or I'm going to die. It's really that simple, right?
- Will Smith
be like a postage stamp
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
- Josh Billings
it's all window dressing
"...I'm not a Buddhist, and I'm sure to get it wrong, but everything outside of you is window dressing, you know?"
Alice shook her head. "Yeah, I'm pretty sure the Dalai Lama has never said anything about window dressing."
i found these quotes while reading the books The One Thing, Grit, and This Time Tomorrow, respectively. i want to use them as mottos for a while.