Treadmill Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old treadmill quotes, treadmill sayings, and treadmill proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Hit the gym... Working out is the key to your life. All you need is a half an hour on the treadmill.     

Grizz Chapman

The world is a treadmill, and we are being pulled backward on it if we aren't consciously walking forward.      

J. Grant Howard

There is nothing like having to change your physical form to put you in contact with every weak part of yourself, to train yourself in discipline. Put somebody on a treadmill and I'll tell you how good they are at any other thing they do in life.     

Will Smith

The treadmill won't run on its own; you have to put some work into this. If you're going to lose weight, you have to apply yourself.     

Joanna Coles

The biggest problem with working at a treadmill desk: the compulsion to announce constantly that you are working at a treadmill desk.     

Susan Orlean

An hour of basketball feels like 15 minutes. An hour on a treadmill feels like a weekend in traffic school.     

David Walters

Everybody thinks that once you reach the top, you can lie back on a divan with a goddamn mai tai. No. Wrong. Success is not a mountain climb. Success is a treadmill.     

Susan Jane Gilman

Don't put your characters on a treadmill. They need to go new places, face new challenges and do new things.     

Ally Carter

When you step on the treadmill, make a commitment. Do, say, 3 miles a day. And don't get off until you finish. It doesn't matter what speed you're going. Just don't get off.     

Tyrese Gibson

There is a treadmill quality to workaholism.     

Julia Cameron

Getting off this treadmill requires a willingness to stand on our own and disregard others' opinions.     

Joshua Rosenthal

You gotta run more than your mouth to escape the treadmill of mediocrity. A true hustler jogs during the day, and sleepwalks at night.     

Jarod Kintz

We inherit plots. There are only two or three in the world, five or six at most. We ride them like treadmills.     

Janette Turner Hospital

You run on the treadmill. But you need to stop watching The Food Network when you're doing it. That is how you torture yourself.     

Jimmy Fallon

We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.      

Fred A. Allen

Get off the treadmill of consumption, replication, and mediocrity. Begin lifting the weights of creativity, originality, and success.     

Ryan Lilly

Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity.      

Erma Bombeck

Life is one big gym where we need to constantly workout to stay fit for this world. And indeed love here is the treadmill.     

Munia Khan

Consuming is an endless treadmill.     

Rob Pruitt

Lies are like a treadmill with no off switch. You have to keep walking or you'll fall off.      

Iris St. Clair

There is no way to step off the tread mill. It is all treadmill.     

Wallace Stegner

Competition is like a treadmill. If you stand still, you get swept off. But when you run, you can never really get ahead of the treadmill and cover new terrain - so you never run faster than the speed that is set.     

Raghuram Rajan