Weightlifting is an activity that involves lifting weights.
- The Iron never lies to you... The iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the real deal. The iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.
- Henry Rollins, Details Magazine, January 1993.
- Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy ass weights.
- Ronnie Coleman, Ronnie Coleman: The Unbelievable! (2005) (DVD).