"I hope in my lifetime we can all continue to laugh at ourselves and not put down anyone for what they weigh."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Richard Simmons on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Richard Simmons on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Richard Simmons on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Richard Simmons on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Richard Simmons on Dalai Lama
"But if you pick up every other magazine, it is the peanut butter diet, or the cabbage soup diet, and then you go to the radio and you hear that you can drink some solution and you will lose weight overnight. It just does not work that way!"
"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."
"Well mine is not gimmicky - it is the 6 food groups that God made, and exercising every day. Trying to think positively."
"I show them the funny part, the silly part, the laughing part, the crazy part and then the really deep, deep part where I'm talking from my heart to these people. Because I've been through everything they've been through."
"Everyone has a story that makes me stronger. I know that the work I do is important and I enjoy it, but it is nice to hear the feedback of what we do to inspire others."