Orange belt: "And I thought I wouldn't study karate"
Green belt: "Don't tempt me"
Purple belt: "Well, a purple belt might look pretty..."
Black belt: "A little training might benefit you"
1st Dan: "Black and white"
2nd Dan: "14th Dan is beyond the Dans, right?"
3rd Dan: "The idea is mastery"
4th Dan: "What if I didn't have any belts?"
I don't want to study karate, BTW.
Some of these quotes come from people who ostensibly earned those respective levels.