60+ Best Cross Country Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. Inspirational cross country quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Most Famous Cross Country Quotes

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 That’s one thing you learn in sports. You don’t give up; you fight to the finish. Louis Zamperini

I’m wasted on cross-country! We Dwarves are natural sprinters, very dangerous over short distances. J.R.R. Tolkien

Cross country was something that started off as a punishment from my father for low grades. I guess he didn’t realize it would take off so well. It gave me something to do with my free time and it taught me to be accountable. A.J. Ellison

Every athlete has doubts. Elite runners in particular are insecure people. You need someone to affirm that what you are doing is right. Lynn Jennings

The start of a World Cross Country event is like riding a horse in the middle of a buffalo stampede. It’s a thrill if you keep up, but one slip and you’re nothing but hoof prints. Ed Eyestone

famous cross country quotes

I learned from cross country that the people with the most excuses were usually not among the elite. It they happened to luck up, they were never in the top 10, or the extraordinary. They also did not have the highest quality of life. Nick Steele

I prayed for cross country to go away. Eileen Heisler

Every step you take is one step closer to the finish line. Clyde Tubick

The most exciting sport in France, however, is cross country bicycle racing. James A. FitzPatrick

Sports do not build character. They reveal it. Heywood Broun

When you put yourself on the line in a race and expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things about yourself that are very exciting. Doris Brown Heritage

Running cross country is the closest man will ever get to flying. Joseph Vanderstel

Crosswords, cross birds, I cross country with a couple those. Pusha T

Cross Country: No half times, no time outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport. Chuck Norris

I’m traveling cross-country taking Polaroid pictures of people walking other people’s dogs. It’s pretty hard to tell, but I didn’t become an artist because it was easy. Seth MacFarlane

She be cross country, givin’ all that she got. A thousand a pop, I’m pullin’ Bentleys off the lot. UGK

Running cross country is the closest man will ever get to flying. Joseph Vanderstel

top cross country quotes

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot

The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. John Bingham

She wants to ride, a horse cross country. She wants to feel, wind brush against her skin. Anita Cochran

Cross country is a mental sport and we’re all insane. Unknown

You know you run cross country when you are freakishly good at estimating distances. Unknown

Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did. Nelson Mandela

To cross the country on foot is, by definition, extraordinary. Rickey Gates

The most exciting sport in France, however, is cross country bicycle racing. James A. FitzPatrick

If I miss anything about the sport, it’s the camaraderie of old teammates. Bo Jackson

Cross country feelin’, lots of time, lives get to living. Cross country feeling, I gotta love to take and to give. Gotta move to get that cross country feeling. White Heat

Cross country embodies risk, just like life.  Nick Steele

inspiring cross country quotes

In the beginning of cross-country travel by car, the thing that was almost as common as cars driving cross-country was cross-country road memoirs. Hal Higdon

I think you should take the bike on a cross-country trip. It’s something you’ve always wanted to do. Nathan Fillion

If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run. John Bingham

What I learned from cross country is that one person can influence a team. If this one person persists in pushing the team, even when they do not feel like working particularly hard, he can infect them with his tenacity. Nick Steele

Cross country runners sacrifice activities to study and run. In the process, hidden sources of strength, creativity and confidence are discovered which are applied to everything else in their lives. Jeff Galloway

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country. Steven Wright

If you want to tell something to an athlete, say it quickly and give no alternatives. This is a game of winning and losing. It is senseless to explain and explain. Paavo Nurmi

Inspirational Cross Country Quotes

Cycling is unique. No other sport lets you go like that where there’s only the bike left to hold you up. If you ran as hard, you’d fall over. Your legs wouldn’t support you. Steve Johnson

My cross-country shoes have more miles than your car. Hal Higdon

A runner’s creed: I will win; if I cannot win, I shall be second; if I cannot be second, I shall be third; if I cannot place at all, I shall still do my best. Ken Doherty

Cross country taught me my own temporary weakness; excuses are temporary if you choose to let go of them. Nick Steele

I think you should take the bike on a cross-country trip. It’s something you’ve always wanted to do. Andrew W. Marlowe

The freedom of Cross Country is so primitive. It’s woman vs. nature. Lynn Jennings

It was commonly known, even back in the 50’s that over half of the cross-country team members were among the best students and leaders in school organizations. Jeff Galloway

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. Leonardo da Vinci

I love running cross country….On a track, I feel like a hamster. Robin Williams

In a world of give and take, give what it takes. There is no bench in cross-country. Hal Higdon

Cross-country runners do it in the woods. Hal Higdon

I really like cross-country. You’re one with the mud. Lynn Jennings

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. Michael Phelps

I found I could also be good in cross country. I don’t think my running style has anything to do with it. If you have speed and your body feels good, you can do any distance. Catherine Ndereba

I loved cross country right from the start. I loved the open territory and going the distance. Bill Rodgers

Cross Country is like poker. You have to be holding five good cards all the time. Rollie Geiger

Been cross country a time or two and look at it now, it’s just like new. Wynonna Judd

You know you are a cross country runner when your shoes have more mileage than your car. Wilbert Gilbry

Sports are a microcosm of society. Billie Jean King

Cross country will test your will, your courage, and ultimately your discipline. Nick Steele

As cross-country skiers, we tend to be a bit fanatical, because it’s our own energy that makes you go. Dean Glaze

Cross-country is my first great love in running. Like anyone’s first love, I remember it with great sentimentality. Hal Higdon

Cross country track, greyhound bus ride. Snoop Dog

Cross-country I can handle. But downhill it was total terror all the way. I have a feeling I gonna regret this tomorrow. Peter S. Fischer

Not just running! Something that needs endurance! Something that needs stamina! Like, long-distance running! Cross-country running! Jim Jacobs

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