Joe Weider Quotes

An athlete wants to win; they would rather win a title in the Olympics and would be happy to die the next day, as long as he wins.

Bodybuilders aren’t stupid. They can sense the soul of a person. The fact that bodybuilders have stayed with me all these years is because they believe in me.

Don’t be so surprised that I just brought Jesus into my story. I understand more about Christianity than most Christians. All my life I have studied the lives and philosophy of men with powerful new ideas that changed the world. A revolutionary must learn from other revolutionaries.

If they are going to be a competitor, they are going to do everything they possibly can to win. There is no way you can stop them, no matter what. Wherever you go there is going to be drugs in sport; they go together – if you want to be a champion.

I’m tired of reading books on powerlifting. I want to read good literature. I want to travel. To see things, go to museums, do things that make me happy.

In Europe, when a top bodybuilder dies from drugs they have major headlines.

Strive for excellence, exceed yourself, love your friend, speak the truth, practice fidelity and honor your father and mother. These principles will help you to master yourself, make you strong, give you hope and put you on the path to greatness.

The bodybuilders know I’m a lifter too. That’s why they worry about what’s going to happen to bodybuilding when I die. They worry that they won’t be able to find anybody that has their heart and soul in bodybuilding.

Those who are humble and ambitious are destined for success.

We bodybuilders used to live in a little world all unto itself, shunned by the rest of the world, but now bodybuilding was getting its due. The whole world was Weider’s world.

You know it, I know it, the whole world knows it. They all know that athletes that want to get to the top will take drugs. Just don’t single out bodybuilders. They all do it.