quotations about walking
The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.
CHARLES DICKENS, attributed, A Dictionary of Thoughts
But the beauty is in the walking--
we are betrayed by destinations.
GWYN THOMAS, attributed, Norton's Ghost
Walking ... is how the body measures itself against the earth.
REBECCA SOLNIT, Wanderlust: A History of Walking
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.
ELLEN DEGENERES, attributed, Age Happens: The Best Quotes & Cartoons about Growing Older
Go back to what's good, what's certain, what's always there. You woke up today. Just start walking.
JESSE L. MARTIN, Men's Health, December 2005
Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.
SOREN KIERKEGAARD, letter to Jette Kierkegaard, The Essential Kierkegaard
Walking is the one form of exercise I've ever completely nailed.
TRACY THORN, "How I learned to walk miles on a midnight marathon across London", New Statesman, January 28, 2016
Walking is the do anywhere, anytime, no-instruction-needed exercise.
BRION O'CONNOR, "Want a workout? Ramp up the intensity for a winter walk", Boston Globe, January 22, 2016
Walking is a defining human activity. Walking can be practical, moving the body from place to place; ceremonial, such as religious and secular processions; spiritual, a pilgrimage or hike through a wilderness; social, a stroll with a friend in a park; or political, positioning the body in and through a contested zone.
HEATHER SEALY LINEBERRY, "Taking the museum out for a walk", ASU Now, April 13, 2017
The only requirement for walking is a right heart, mind and spirit. We do encourage people to wear comfortable shoes.
EBONE M. CARRINGTON, "Co-workers make walking a sport and a lifestyle", Amsterdam News, April 21, 2017
Walking is the very best exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Peter Carr, Aug. 19, 1785
On your deathbed, will you wish you'd spent more prime weekend hours grocery shopping or walking in the woods with your kids?
LOUISE LAGUE, The Working Mom's Book of Hints, Tips, and Everyday Wisdom
From the child's first faltering step across the homely carpet, to the astronaut's "one giant stride for mankind" over the alien moon dust, walking is the simplest but most glorious declaration of human independence.
DUNCAN MINSHULL, The Vintage Book Of Walking
Walking is man's best medicine.
HIPPOCRATES, attributed, Hippocrates: Making the Way for Medicine
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
JACQUELINE SCHIFF, attributed, Quote Unquote
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
STEVEN WRIGHT, attributed, Quotable Quotes
I have the European urge to use my feet when a drive can be dispensed with.
VLADIMIR NABOKOV, Lolita
When we walk, we naturally go to the fields and woods: what would become of us, if we walked only in a garden or a mall? Even some sects of philosophers have felt the necessity of importing the woods to themselves, since they did not go to the woods. They planted groves and walks of Plantanes, where they took subdiales ambulationes in porticos open to the air. Of course, it is of no use to direct our steps to the woods, if they do not carry us thither.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU, Walking
There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast.
PAUL SCOTT MOWRER, The House of Europe
If you are for a merry jaunt I will try for once who can foot it farthest.
JOHN DRYDEN, attributed, Forty Thousand Quotations, Prose and Poetical