I was a whole new human being, he said of this transformation. I liked people, they liked me. It was like an exorcism , kicking the devil outta me!
In "Jack LaLanne dies at 96; spiritual father of U.S. fitness movement, LosAngeles Times"
I was the worst, most sickly kid of all – 30 pounds underweight. The girls used to beat me up. Actually I was a mean kid, early on because I had no self-esteem .Jack La Lanne
That's what I wanted! I wanted to be an athlete , I wanted the girls to like me, and I wanted to be able to get good grades in school, and this man said I could do all that.Jack La Lanne
When I first started out, I was considered a crackpot, [he said]. The doctors used to say, 'Don't go to that Jack LaLanne, you'll get hemorrhoids, you won't get an erection, you women will look like men, you athletes will get muscle-bound this is what I had to go through.Jack La Lanne
People thought I was a charlatan and a nut, [he remembered]. The doctors were against me they said that working out with weights would give people heart attacks and they would lose their sex drive.Jack La Lanne
There is no fountain for youth. What you put in your body is what you get out of it. You would not feed your dog a coffee and doughnut for breakfast followed by a cigarette you will kill the damn dog.Jack La Lanne
The crusade is never off my mind the exercise I do, the food I eat, the thought I think all this and how I can help make my profession better-respected. To me, this one thing physical culture and nutrition is the salvation of America.Jack La Lanne
I care more than you cannot believe how much I care! I want to help somebody!Jack La Lanne
Mr. LaLanne said he performed his exercises until he experienced “muscle fatigue,” lifting weights until it was impossible for him to continue. It produced results and, as he put it, “the ego in me” made the effort worthwhile.Jack La Lanne
It tasted terrible, so I mixed it with prune juice and fruits. Nobody thought about it until then. We made the guy a millionaire.Jack La Lanne
It would wreck my image.Jack La Lanne
I can’t die, [he most famously liked to say]. It would ruin my image.Jack La Lanne
Aw:North America|Anything in life is possible and YOU make it happen"! - Jack LaLanne: Live young forever , Robert Kennedy Publishing, Mississauga 2009, P. 15Jack La Lanne
"I'd rather see you drink a glass of wine than a glass of milk."Jack La Lanne