quotations about walking
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
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
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 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 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
All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Twilight of the Idols
To understand the journey you have to do the walking.
BRYANT MCGILL, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life
Walking is one typical result of biological evolution. Walking biological systems do not need any prepared areas like roads, places or tracks; they are able to cope with most of the surface structures developed on earth. But walking needs intelligence, some neurobiologists say it is intelligence.
FRIEDRICH PFEIFFER & TERESA ZIELINSKA, Walking: Biological and Technological Aspects
I find more pleasure in wandering the fields than in mixing among my silent neighbours who are insensible to everything but toiling and talking of it and that to no purpose.
JOHN CLARE, attributed, John Clare and the Bounds of Circumstance
Bipedal walking is the primary method of getting from here to there, apart from the initial stages of shuffling, rolling, crawling, and other methods that are part of our developmental process.
ARTHUR E. CHAPMAN, Biomechanical Analysis of Fundamental Human Movements