A Few Marty-isms

On Enjoying Life
  • Every day is a day of festivities, pageantry, reverie, and splendor.
  • Life is delicious. Take a bite out of it.
  • I don’t want to die, I’m in heaven
On Being Successful
  • Achieving goals has a joy and a discreet purity to it that cannot be duplicated by anything else. It is something powerful, indeed beautiful.
  • If you’re willing to work at it like a colony of ants, you will be successful.
  • Most success is built on failure and you are never beaten till you think you are.
  • Luck is the residue of good design.
Curse Words
  • Cheese and Crackers!
On Aging and Play
  • Continue to play with the psychological makeup of an elephant and the emotional stability of a rhino who skipped breakfast and misplaced lunch. Play with the subtlety of a jackhammer.
On Mental Toughness and Passion
  • The mental is to the physical as 4 is to 1.
  • Crave the battle rather than the outcome
  • A volcanic eruption is going to occur—it’s easier to temper a fire than build one.
On the Tennis Court
  • I’m so out of shape I couldn’t make a rocking chair go.
  • Ambushed by bladder (a bathroom break)
  • You could run a pork chop past a wolf.