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40 Incredible Jay Cutler Quotes

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40 Incredible Jay Cutler Quotes

Which are your favorite Jay Cutler quotes?

Jay Cutler is a retired American professional bodybuilder. He’s considered one of the greatest bodybuilders ever. Cutler is a four-time Mr. Olympia winner.

At the age of 18, he started training to be a bodybuilder. He has been featured on the cover of many fitness magazines including Muscle and Fitness and Muscular Development. He currently lives in Las Vegas.

Here’s a collection of the most incredible Jay Cutler quotes:


40 Incredible Jay Cutler Quotes

1. “I’m a better-rounded person, just because I’m less focused on that one goal of winning the Olympia every year.” – Jay Cutler

2. “You have to think about staying healthy long-term.” – Jay Cutler

3. “When I was training for competitions, there was just so much more of a thrill to getting ready for a bodybuilding show, and remember we didn’t have any other divisions, so there was no talk of anything other than who’s competing as a bodybuilder.” – Jay Cutler

4. “You can’t climb immediately to the top.” – Jay Cutler

5. “I took steps to get there, and then ’01 came along [he was a close second in the 2001 Mr. Olympia], and I was like, okay, this is at my fingertips, right? I realized that I wanted to set a legacy of success, and that was success in all arenas.” – Jay Cutler

6. “Second place is still second best to the best guy in the world, and I was so eager to not just win the Olympia but beat Ronnie Coleman.” – Jay Cutler

7. “People wanted to know more, and you gave enough but never enough that people weren’t intrigued. And that’s what built guys up so much.” – Jay Cutler

8. “As for contests, now anyone can shoot with an iPhone and blast it on the internet.” – Jay Cutler

9. “Today, it’s harder, because the magazine contracts are gone. People have to put out their own content and travel and still stay on-point all the time.” – Jay Cutler

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10. “Bodybuilding needs a superstar or superstars. And it’s still questionable who’s the greatest bodybuilder on the planet right now, especially after an Olympia like this one where the top guys weren’t in it.” – Jay Cutler


11. “You don’t have to be Mr. Olympia to be the superstar of the sport, and I think I was a little proof of that because before I was Mr. Olympia I was pretty damn popular.” – Jay Cutler

12. “Ronnie was known for his gym antics, whereas I was out there being the ambassador and traveling the planet, and doing all of the other stuff. Absolutely, bodybuilding needs a superstar, just like the UFC has Conor McGregor, even though he’s not the best fighter on the planet.” – Jay Cutler

13. “Now with social media, you almost get to know too much. To me, it’s a little different feel. It’s less of a movie, if that makes any sense.” – Jay Cutler

14. “I replay my career over and over because I’m reminded every day from fans all over the world and especially with the social media. They don’t talk about the seconds as much as you’re the guy who beat Ronnie Coleman.” – Jay Cutler

15. “I think my whole career was about beating the one guy that I just couldn’t overcome until I did, and I think I got lost a little bit in that.” – Jay Cutler

16. “So, if you asked who’s the greatest competing bodybuilder in the world, it’s Brandon Curry because he proved it on the stage this year. But the greatest bodybuilder in the world? It’d be between Kai Greene, Phil Heath, and Big Ramy, and none of those guys were on the stage this past September.” – Jay Cutler

17. “I’m more giving, and I think I have a lot more to give because I’ve done a lot of introspection on my career and my life” – Jay Cutler

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18. “I’ll tell you, at 23, if you’d said to me that someday you’re going to be 46, it would be like I don’t want to talk about that. But here I am, six years retired, no regrets and still as passionate as I was when I was that kid at 23.” – Jay Cutler

19. “You have to build yourself or you’re just not relevant.” – Jay Cutler


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20. “I still train, even though I go a lot lighter. I still eat clean for my health.” – Jay Cutler


21. “To competitors, I always talk about putting yourself in a less stressful environment.” – Jay Cutler

22. “Now you see guys portrayed in the worst light possible, whereas before you didn’t have that. And I think that’s affected how people perceive our business.” – Jay Cutler

23. “I was a magazine guy who moved over to social media, and I think you can utilize social greatly, but there’s not as much excitement. There’s no buildup of characters because no one’s building them up anymore.” – Jay Cutler

24. “You take steps and you choose steps wisely. And you try not to sacrifice too many of the things that got you there.” – Jay Cutler

25. “There are so many great things about the internet, but there’s so many bad things, too.” – Jay Cutler

26. “Looking back now there’s so much clarity to my career since I stepped aside and got out of the robotic competition side of my brain.” – Jay Cutler

27. “People can be great bodybuilders, but you have to think of what the future brings and what you want your legacy to be.” – Jay Cutler

28. “There are no shortcuts to success. That’s my motto.” – Jay Cutler

29. “We’ve seen a lot of bodybuilders in poor health and, unfortunately, too many have passed away too young, because of wrong decisions on how to take care of themselves and pace themselves.” – Jay Cutler


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30. “What was really cool was he [Weider] made everyone out to be a superstar based on how the articles were written.” – Jay Cutler


31. “I find myself saying I don’t have to live that same way. I can go enjoy things now. It’s taken me years to come to that new mindset, to enjoy traveling the world and experiencing new things.” – Jay Cutler

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32. “I noticed as my career went on and Ronnie stepped away, I wasn’t as motivated as before.” – Jay Cutler

33. “I feel like I’ve grown a lot as a person.” – Jay Cutler

34. “I’d wake up every morning and go, “Jay, you’re not who you used to be anymore. Time to enjoy your life.” But I’m still an ambassador. I still have to portray a certain part.” – Jay Cutler

35. “There was just so much more of an aura around guys.” – Jay Cutler

36. “When my pro career began, I never planned on being Mr. Olympia.” – Jay Cutler

37. “Now, anyone can be their own author on social media, but it’s never as deep and as intriguing as what a professional writer could do.” – Jay Cutler

38. “I realize how important in my life it was to have that challenge because it set me up for the huge successes I’ve had off the stage.” – Jay Cutler

39. “You have to think about long-term goals, and you have to think about an exit strategy. Because no athlete wants to think about the afterlife of competing.” – Jay Cutler

40. “But I still will go to the Olympia and catch myself training harder, getting back in that old mindset again. That just shows you what a fan of bodybuilding I am. It’s who I am, and who I’ll always be. I just love the lifestyle.” – Jay Cutler



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Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.

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