50+ Best Finish Line Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Finish line is the line at the end of a race. Profoundly inspirational finish line quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Finish Line Quotes

You can sand something forever. You can keep working on it. All the arts are like that: there’s no magical finish line. You get sick of working on it or you walk away. — Samuel Ervin Beam

Going for a really long run, a bike ride, or cross-country skiing helps me get away from all the noise. I tell myself, ‘The pain you’re feeling, just enjoy it because it’s going to help you across that finish line first.’ If you’re having a crap day, go for a run. It makes a big difference. — Lewis Hamilton

What I think a lot of great marathon runners do is envision crossing that finish line. Visualization is critical. But for me, I set a lot of little goals along the way to get my mind off that overwhelming goal of 26.2 miles. I know I’ve got to get to 5, and 12, and 16, and then I celebrate those little victories along the way. — Bill Rancic

We are America, second to none, and we own the finish line. Don’t forget it. — Joe Biden

In 1984, as a college freshman, I spent a fall weekend at a friend’s house in suburban Chicago. His father worked for Beatrice Foods, a sponsor of the Chicago Marathon, and we watched that race from the finish line as a Welshman named Steve Jones set a new world marathon record. I was bewitched by the race and, especially, the clock. — Steve Rushin

You can’t drag people from understanding to action. A customer isn’t actually at the last mile if you’re the one dragging her to the finish line. — Thomas P.M. Barnett

When the gun fires you must concentrate for every second on the way to that finish line. You should know exactly how long it will take you to and think about every step of the race you are about to run. — Maurice Greene

Nice guys finish first. If you don’t know that, then you don’t know where the finish line is. — Garry Shandling

Slashing its way to the finish line, ‘Black Swan’ is the first ballet movie for highbrow horror fans for whom ballet itself signifies little to nothing. Those of us who know and love ballet can only look on it with a different kind of horror. — James Wolcott

There’s probably nothing quite like crossing the finish line and seeing the clock read numbers that you have never seen before. — Bonnie Blair

If you look at space companies, they’ve failed either because they’ve had a technical solution where success was not a possible outcome, they were unable to attract a critical mass of talent, or they just ran out of money. The finish line is usually a lot further away than you think. — Elon Musk

Reality programming and social media make the game board bigger; they increase the number of runners on the track, each lunging at the finish line to be the first chest to hit the tape. — Justine Bateman

I look at whatever the finish line is for the character and then kind of act backwards from that and play him in such a way so that that finish line is more rewarding. — Jason Bateman

I wish I wasn’t the face of the victims – three lost near the finish line and hundreds injured – because then everyone would forget about me, and I could recover in peace, and at my own pace. — Jeff Bauman

Italian writer-director Paolo Sorrentino makes zombie movies, which probably comes as a surprise to him. At the center of his best and most recent pictures are the walking dead, characters in a race with themselves across mortality’s finish line, their spirits arriving before the rest of them. — Steve Erickson

The world is full of people who have dreams of playing at Carnegie Hall, of running a marathon, and of owning their own business. The difference between the people who make it across the finish line and everyone else is one simple thing: an action plan. — John Tesh

We didn’t crumble after 9/11. We didn’t falter after the Boston Marathon. But we’re America. Americans will never, ever stand down. We endure. We overcome. We own the finish line. — Joe Biden

As the 2012 elections approach the finish line, the chatter among columnists and political reporters is about upcoming books that take readers inside the campaigns, cutting-edge efforts to micro-target voters on Internet social applications, the enormous money flowing through super-PACs, and extreme political polarization. — Juan Williams

One of the main dilemmas that’s pretty common to a lot of people who are getting older is the idea that maybe there’s a finish line and that maybe there’s a time in your life when you start to slow down and stop and smell the roses and just kind of settle into what will be a comfortable period in your life. — Chris Cornell

Ideally I’d like to be working steadily as an actor: movies, a TV series, that sort of thing. I’ve been through a few different TV development cycles, and they didn’t work out. When the time and project are right, it’ll come together. Like I tell a lot of guys, it’s not a race; there’s no finish line. — Russell Peters

I feel so lucky to have lived the life that I did and to be surrounded by the people I love. I’ve got eight kids, and they’re always laughing all the time. It’s like music to my ears. I think that my frame of mind these days is probably happier than I’ve ever been, which is kind of odd, coming close to the finish line. — Kris Kristofferson

I have great empathy for all the contestants that come on ‘Top Chef,’ whether they go home right away or they make it to the finish line. It’s a very vulnerable position they put themselves in and I feel for them. — Padma Lakshmi

This is my last year at Oregon, and it means a lot to me. The people have been great to me up there, so if I have to run three races to win the Pac-8 title, I’ll do it. Oh, sure, I’ll probably be tired, but the people shouting will carry me across the finish line. — Steve Prefontaine

It always takes the truth a little bit longer to cross the finish line. — Kim Basinger

In fact, the bandits steal the drinks and assistance provided along the course. Worse, they cross the finish line and mess up the scoring of legitimate runners. — Joe Henderson

One should always try to do the best you possibly can. I’m not in a race to the finish line – I won’t put anything out until it’s completely ready. You want to keep it special and unique for the customer. — L’Wren Scott

But for each of us, isn’t life about determining your own finish line? — Diana Nyad

I am not the kind of designer who is racing to the finish line, so while collaborations are important for our growth, each and every one has to be strategic and well-timed with what we have going on internally. — Prabal Gurung

If I had some idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago? — Richard M. DeVos

You can say your lines a million different ways and play your character a million different ways and still hit the common, agreed-upon finish line. — Jason Bateman

In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor. — Julian Castro

If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago? — Bill Gates

You have got to decide, look, this is who I am; this is my best way to present myself, and I’m going to ride that horse to the finish line. Not everybody will like it, but that’s OK. — Phil McGraw

As the finish line for 2017 begins to come into focus, I’m beginning to wonder what an Uber turnaround would look like. — Adam Lashinsky

There is no finish line to leadership. — Julia Hartz

I’ve done it with Broadcast News-where there was no finish line, there was no agenda that I had to move all the characters to this point, that I was sort of open to what happens. — James L. Brooks

As we make our way toward the finish line that some of us have already crossed, I never thought I’d get a Grammy Award. In fact, I was always touched by the modesty of their interest. — Leonard Cohen

I think all of us who kind of live within the sport recognize that Davis Cup certainly could be a little more visible if perhaps there were some adjustments made to it, and it was made a little bit more easy to understand for the fans, if there’s a little bit more of a start and finish line. — Jim Courier

A lot of young players relax a bit when they reach the first-team, thinking they have reached the finish line, but really, it’s just the beginning. — Manuel Pellegrini

It’s incredible how many emotions you feel when crossing the finish line and seeing that you are No. 1. — Marcel Hirscher

Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor. — Julian Castro

We are all trained by Disney to believe that the wedding is the finish line, but the wedding is just another starting line. In light of this fact, we should quit the huge, fancy, debt-inducing weddings. — Glennon Doyle Melton

BMX is never over until the finish line, and I am always trying to challenge myself for that world stage. — Caroline Buchanan

I should just stay composed and run to the finish line. — Asafa Powell

You just don’t have the time to worry about what others are doing. You just want to take care of your own business. You are focused on that tee shot on the 10th tee and making it to the finish line. It’s one of the most stressful moments in professional golf, but you have worked so hard to get to that point, that it really is fun. — Mike Weir

Everything ends; you just have to figure out a way to push to the finish line. — Jesse Itzler

I know a lot of artists and chefs don’t talk about this, but sometimes you just don’t get to the finish line. That honesty and tenderness is something we’re kind of not supposed to express. — Roy Choi

I’m different than most people. When I cross the finish line of a big race, I see that people are ecstatic, but I’m thinking about what I’m going to do tomorrow. It’s as if my journey is everlasting, and there is no finish line. — David Goggins

Stress is something that is sort of out of your control. You get stressed out over looking at the finish line. Stress is something that is an outside thing. Stress is an anxiety. — Joe Torre

Being the first to cross the finish line makes you a winner in only one phase of life. It’s what you do after you cross the line that really counts. — Ralph Boston

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