Gretchen Rubin

“I Have Only a Few Reasons to Keep on Running, and a Truckload of Them to Quit.”

“I Have Only a Few Reasons to Keep on Running, and a Truckload of Them to Quit.”

“If I used being busy as an excuse not to run, I’d never run again. I have only a few reasons to keep on running, and a truckload of them to quit."

--Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

I'm editing my draft of Before and After, and although I love this quotation, alas, it just hit the cutting-room floor. I'm consoling myself by posting it here. (I include a lot of quotations in my books, and at a certain point, it can just be too much. Plus I have another Murakami quotation.)

This quotation was cut from one of my very favorite chapters, about the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting. As Murakami  points out, there are truckloads of loopholes, in ten categories.

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