She has a laugh so hearty it knocks the whipped cream off an order of strawberry shortcake on a table fifty feet away.

— Damon Runyon

The most floundering Damon Runyon quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.


I came to the conclusion long ago that all life is six to five against.


Life is tough, and it's really tough when you're stupid.


You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.


You can keep the things of bronze and stone and give me one man to remember me just once a year.


I'm inspired by love, by the moments that we commit to something with all our heart - be it a person, a project, an animal, anything really. It's undeniably inspiring, that acknowledgment of existence, that I love, that I care. That fills me with purpose.


In my opinion turkey is the most over-rated critter for eating purposes in kingdom come but the most striking example we have of the power of propaganda.


I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging the baby on the clothes line to dry and he was greatly admired by his fellow citizens for having discovered a wonderful innovation on changing a diaper.


he hardest obstacle for me has been to find a father.

I am the product of three fathers, and my connection to each of them has left me wanting. Each have their own strengths and weaknesses, but I've always been in competition with them in some way.


He [Will Rogers] was America's most complete human document.

One-third humor. One-third humanitarian. One-third heart.


Damon Runyon. A day-coach boy in a parlor car seat.


The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that is the way to bet.


About Damon Runyon

Quotes 21 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

Failure is always present as an actor.

I make my living by taking chances. If I'm not risking something, then I'm not doing my job, so I'm constantly failing. In fact, I'm trying to fail bigger. I try to focus on the positive, the moment, and try to realize where I'm at in an attempt to understand the failure.


One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to come up to you and show you a nice brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken, and this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the Jack of Spades jump out of the deck and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not bet this man, for as sure as you are standing there, you are going to end up with an earful of cider.


He who tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted.


I've failed so many times in my life that my recovery time has improved.

I'm better at redirecting my attention. I've trained in Radical Aliveness and Core Energetics over the past couple of years and that has allowed me to see how much we project our failures onto others. It has taught me to accept myself. There is real power in owning your truth.


A free-loader is a confirmed guest. He is the man who is always willing to come to dinner.


Always try to rub up against money, for if you rub up against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you.


Growing up in that fashion is a breeding ground for insecurity and doubt;

it also leaves you questioning motives. It took me a long time to see the world as I want it without constantly looking for approval. I still fall, but I'm better suited for survival.


In all the history of the boxing game, you'll find no human interest story to compare with the life narrative of James J. Braddock.