Vicki got a good one. That's Reno Furman, or Farino Furman. He was a Shotokan pratitioner who walked into my dojo and became a great student. He's now a Uechi shodan - somewhere in Indonesia.
This saying is a little longer, and is a line in a Flip Wilson comedy story (from 1968) called Days of the Knights
It's a very cute story - one worth listening to if you can dig up the old Flip Wilson album.
Early in the story, he gets into describing it. It's a groaner, albeit a very good one. But in describing it as such, he comes up with a classic and interesting line.
"It's one of those things that creeps up on you later - like them Fruit of the Loom shorts."
I don't know why, but that line has stuck with me, and is a mantra for how I go about long tasks. Those with a modicum of emotional intelligence understand that good things take multiple year efforts. That intimidating scenario will stop many. The goal may be very frustrating to achieve if you focus only on the goal. But appreciating that getting can be as rewarding as having may just change everything.
Ironically enough if you learn to love process and forget about the goal, then the desired outcome sometimes creeps up on you later - like them Fruit of the Loom shorts.