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    Sleep is critical to me ... at least eight or nine hours a night. I start to slow down my body and my mind at least 30 minutes before I get into bed. I don't watch any disturbing or invigorating TV at night.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: sleep  night  body  mind 
     
    You can say anything you want to say about me. But don't you dare address overweight people with terrible names and ugly remarks. That is what upsets me.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: people 
     
    I just strive to do better. Every time I meet somebody, I ask myself, "How can I help this person?"
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: time  help 
     
    Every day you eat is every day you have to work out.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: work 
     
    A kid who moves is a kid who learns.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: learn  kids 
     
    Singing is good for the soul. It's the first thing I do every morning, after my blessings and my grace. I put music on and I sing.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: grace  soul  blessing  music 
     
    When the king gets depressed, he doesn't call for his wife. He doesn't call for the cook. He calls for the court jester.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: wife 
     
    Being successful is something that's sometimes hard to deal with.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: successful 
     
    Even though my work is whimsical. I have a very serious job. I cry more than I laugh.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: work  job 
     
    That's what the majority of people in the world do, they walk among the ruins of their life. Things that didn't work out, relationships that went sour, jobs that disappeared. All they can think about is their ruins, and when you focus on that you can't build a new you.
    — Richard Simmons
    I'm like a stuffed toy. You've never met me, but if you did, you'd just want to take me home and put me in your child's room.
    — Richard Simmons
    If I have to die, I want to combust in the middle of one of my classes.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: die 
     
    Everyone in this world is somehow connected. So why not just be nice to everybody.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: world 
     
    If anyone's depressed for any reason, whether a relationship has fallen apart or they're having money problems, wearing feathered wings and a tutu takes you into a whole other world. A whole new woooooorld, a world of bright and shining stars!
    — Richard Simmons
    There is no such thing as sleep deprivation, there is only caffeine deficiency.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: sleep 
     
    I've always practiced this: Love yourself. Move your body. Watch your portions.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: body 
     
    No one is perfect... absolutely no one. Like precious stones, we have a few flaws, but why focus on that? Focus on what you like about yourself, and that will bring you happiness and peace.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: happiness  peace  focus 
     
    I don't know about you, but every time some joker points me out as I walk through an airport wearing extra-small Dolfin shorts, a tank top and leg warmers, I get a little upset.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: time 
     
    Energy is that amazing feeling that comes to life inside of you when you're happy and believe in yourself.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: believe  energy 
     
    Count your blessings. You are one of a kind. There's no one in the world like you. You are amazing.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: world  blessing 
     
    I spent my childhood eating. The only exercise I got was trying to twist off the cap of a jar of mayonnaise.
    — Richard Simmons
    No tricks, gimmicks, special pills, special potions, special equipment. All it takes is desire and will.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: desires 
     
    Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you've got to squeeze your buns. That's my formula.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: healthy 
     
    My life is just a never-ending work in progress.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: work  progress 
     
    When we're binging, we do not think about death. We just think about how good it tastes.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: death 
     
    I hope in my lifetime we can all continue to laugh at ourselves and not put down anyone for what they weigh.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: hope 
     
    I sort of think of myself as part priest, part clown.
    — Richard Simmons
    I have two rules for living in the world. I never say anything negative about anyone, because that won't get you anywhere. And two, if people confront me with certain questions, if they are not right, I will not answer them.
    — Richard Simmons
    I have 40 pounds to lose. It is not the fault of the fast food people, and anyone who's trying to sue the fast food places needs a therapist, not an attorney.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: people  food  pounds 
     
    If I've got the right songs, I can weave a spell over everyone.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: right  song 
     
    Some people like to look at pictures of themselves before they lost weight. I don't particularly care for that. Whenever I was overweight, it was a very sad time in my life.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: time  people  sad  lost  care 
     
    I'm a real paradox. Because I'm a very serious person, and I take my work very seriously. But I wrap it up in a court jester and a clown and make people laugh and make them feel good about themselves.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: people  work  real 
     
    If you don't love your mother you go straight to hell.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: hell  mother 
     
    When I go to bed at night, I ask God to give me another day; I ask him to keep me strong and make me a good teacher and to keep spreading this right word.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: night  right  strong  god 
     
    I was always into staying busy, into my goals, into making notes and planning. I'm not one who truly lives in the past.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: live  past  goal 
     
    Right now many schools have no recess. Most schools have no PE.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: right  school 
     
    Ninety percent of people who lose weight gain it back. It's very sad.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: people  sad 
     
    People are still grasping for the miracle, and unfortunately, there are no miracles, if you do not exercise for a year, and let your body remain dormant, then you will gain weight.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: people  body  miracle  year  exercise 
     
    Our children are obese, either have or being threatened by diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and not socially adjusting properly to others because of a lack of fitness.
    — Richard Simmons
    tags: children  child  blood 
     
    I began reading cook books when I was six, cause my father had hundreds of cook books in the kitchen. I was obsessed with cooking and tasting different recipes. I got lost in being a compulsive eater. It brought me much happiness. Sadness too, sure. But I have to say, and compulsive eaters will agree with me, for that few seconds that you're eating, food tastes just great.
    — Richard Simmons
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