The dumb-bell's journeySo many times I tried to lift 300 pounds! It took me so long to lift the weight even a few inches. But once I was able to lift it half way, it took almost no time to get it to the highest point. That is why I always say the first part is the hardest.
— 12 August 1986
Sri Chinmoy, My weightlifting tears and smiles, part 1, Agni Press, 1986