The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.— Lily Tomlin
Strong Rat Race quotations
Running away from your problems is a race you'll never win.
The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
If we are to be the last of the White men who conquered the world;
if we are finally to be overwhelmed by a pack of rats, let us at least face the death of our race as our ancestors faced their death - like man. Let us not crawl down amongst the rats begging for mercy or trying to out-sneak them and pretend to be rats ourselves!
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
The really important kind of freedom involves...being able truly to care about other people...
The pupil's imagination is 'schooled' to accept service in place of value.
Medical treatment is mistaken for health care, social work for the improvement of community life, police protection for safety, military poise for national security, the rat race for productive work.
Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.
An unhurried mind brings the capacity to make wise choices every day - choices of how we use our time, of where we place our resources and our love. I am not just talking about avoiding the rat race, but about a life full of an artistic beauty - a life that has almost vanished from modern civilization, but is quite within the reach of everyone.
If you join the rat race — you're in the race of rats.
Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.
Running away from your problems is a race you'll never win!
A rat race is for rats. We're not rats. We're human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement.
Perfection is something we should all strive for.
It's a duty and a joy to perfect one's nature... The most difficult thing is love. A loveless, driving person that just competes in the rat race is far from perfection in my book.
I can do anything I want, I'm eccentric!
We have to free the half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.
Usually when you ask somebody in college why they are there, they'll tell you it's to get an education. The truth of it is, they are there to get the degree so that they can get ahead in the rat race. Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in college is to destroy it.
Nature shows me incredible beauty standing just beyond the rat race.
It's always there if I'm open enough to see it.
You can win the rat race but you're still a rat.
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.
Cezanne said, 'I love to paint people who have grown old naturally in the country.' And I say I love to paint people who have been torn to shreds by the rat race in New York.
In this rat-race everybody's guilty till proved innocent!
Life is a journey not a race
I didn't miss the rat race, but I kinda missed the rats.
My idea of an actor is to be different persons with different roles.
Every time a script interests me, I look for interesting characters because I intend to completely transport myself into it. This happens only because I am a very greedy actor. I am not part of the rat race because I am living a dream.
What about the rat race in the first place? Is it worthwhile? Or are you just buying into someone else's definition of success? Only you can decide that, and you'll have to decide it over and over and over. But if you think it's a rat race, before you drop out, take a deep breath. Maybe you picked the wrong job. Try again. And then try again.
If you're always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you're in ? Enjoy the ride
Only a rat can win a rat race.
TV is the rat race of the century.
Failure of success is not race-related;
it's not socioeconomics-related; it is really predictable, based on principles that are laid down by God the Creator by which we are supposed to function. If we find them and obey them, success becomes inevitable. That's why I was able to move from rats to 40,000 feet in the air in my own aircraft.
It is never wise to run any race but your own.
Myths and legends die hard in America.
The great disadvantage of being in a rat race is that it is humiliating.
The competitors in a rat race are by definition rodents.
I wouldn't mind the rat race - if the rats would lose once in a while.
Our skin color doesn't define us
Everybody in America is so money-hungry.
It's like a rat race and even when you win you're still a freaking rat.
My place, your place, slapped face, rat race.
In a milieu of resignation, where the young men think of society as a closed room in which there are no values but the rejected rat race, ... it is extremely hard to aim at objective truth or world culture. One's own products are likely to be personal or parochial.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the human race.
Today's youth seem finally to have understood that only by freeing woman from her exclusively sexual role can man free himself from his ordained role in the rat-race: that of the rat.
Myths and legends die hard in America.
We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of the rat race is not yet final.
Testosterone is the hormone of collaboration and competition that, whenever we compete on a team, we collaborate with our teammates. And most of us in our daily life, to the extent that we have to compete with the rat race in the world out there, we're collaborating with other people at the same time. The two are hand in hand.
It's not about being a sex prostitute.
It's about this power play in the war of the sexes. It's a rat race, like, "I'm in charge," "No, I'm in charge."
A lot of people live with no apparent means of support.
I kind of envy the musicians up there. You're down here, busting your ass in Hollywood, and it's like Lily Tomlin's joke about the rat race - all you prove in the end is that you're a rat.