“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or gazelle. When the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
— Passed on by Steve Grasso of Stuart Frankel
(Of course, “@debrink” observes that this is not technically true: Lions spend most of the day lolling around and then occasionally sprint off to catch dinner. And it’s not technically true for gazelles, either: They spend most of the day nibbling grass, and then occasionally bound away in brief moments of absolute panic. But the point is well-taken: If you want to live out the day, you’d better be ready to run.)
(Thanks to BI reader Gordon for supplying the rest of the quote. And now if someone could please remind us who said it…)
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