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Quotations about Skipping
It's only a matter of inches, but skipping gets me just that much closer to heaven. ~Terri Guillemets
Those moments before a poem comes, when the heightened awareness comes over you, and you realize a poem is buried there somewhere, you prepare yourself. I run around, you know, kind of skipping around the house. It's as though I could fly, almost, and I get very tense before I've told the truth - hard. Then I sit down at the desk and get going with it. ~Anne Sexton
The two best things about skipping are:
1) It's free.
2) It frees you.
~Jessi Lane Adams
Skipping exercises your happiness muscles. ~Terri Guillemets
Skipping is great exercise! It burns twice as many calories as walking. It has less impact on your joints than running. And it is joy-based, unlike running which generates from our fight or flight reflex. ~Kim Corbin, founder of iskip.com
Skipping is the walk of joy. ~Jessi Lane Adams
Skipping turns -
moping into hoping,
pity into giddy,
sad into glad,
lazy into crazy,
old into bold,
tired into wired!
Skipping is to fly like an angel. ~Opal Montagne
And I'll skip to Heaven on my own two feet. ~Terri Guillemets
I like to skip because I can't help but smile when I'm skipping (either I'm too uncoordinated to frown and skip at the same time or else it's a physical impossibility)! ~Nancy, as posted on iskip.com
Sometimes I do a little mental skipping, just to shake things up in my mind. ~Jessi Lane Adams
Angels skip, fairies skip, children skip - why can't you and I skip? ~Jessi Lane Adams
[I]nspiration abounds when I skip and I do feel like a kid again. It frees the cobwebs, stimulates the soul, and enlightens the spirit. ~Nancy, as posted on skip.com
I'm addicted to this exercise - I never skip a day! ~Jessi Lane Adams
You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. ~James M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Happiness will not pass you by when you're skipping. ~Jessi Lane Adams
We used to fly past shoppers in the town centre and especially in the winter, wrapped up in our duffle coats, woolen hats and scarves we used to get so warm that there would soon be coats unbuttoned, scarves trailing behind and rosy cheeks by the time we got to school. ~Karen Elkins, as posted on iskip.com
While the rhythm of running emphasizes a downward motion, the upward motion of skipping defies gravity and elevates my mood in the process. ~Susan Reineck, as posted on iskip.com
Skipping arm in arm is double the joy! ~Jessi Lane Adams
When I skip, I have no worries. ~Carolyn Tyler, as posted on iskip.com
D'ya ever go for a midnight skip
Or an after-dark skinny dip?
Exercise your inner child at night,
It's twice as fun than in daylight.
~Jessi Lane Adams
Skipping chases away the blues, and happiness will come chasing after you. ~Jessi Lane Adams
Skipping turns your legs into built-in pogo sticks. ~Jessi Lane Adams
[Skipping] makes me a kid again - not just feel like a kid - a KID again. ~John-Hans Melcher, as posted on iskip.com
Skipping subtracts years from your heart, adds joy to your life, multiplies your happiness, and divides your stress. It's a prime exercise, and I count it among one of my greatest blessings. ~Terri Guillemets
[Skipping] takes me back to less complicated times, without leaving the present! ~Hope Trachtenberg-Fifer, as posted on iskip.com
If you are happy, go skipping. If you are sad, go skipping! ~Terri Guillemets
Jump for joy,
Come skip with me.
Don't be coy,
Let's merry be!
~Jessi Lane Adams
The first time the duchess halted by my side, I whispered to her to calm her gushing spirits, not to meddle with her dress, and for public opinion's sake, not to step so high. I said she could get over just as much ground at a moderate gait; and, beside the noble grand duke, her father, might happen along at any moment. I might as well have talked to the wind. She only laughed that characteristic laugh of hers that silvery laugh that I could recognize anywhere if I were to the leeward, and then, bending a little, she grabbed up the sides of her apparel with both hands, began to jerk it to and fro in a violent manner, threw her magnificent head back and skipped furiously away on an Irish jig step, all excitement, wild hilarity, distracted costume, frenzied motion! A spectacle to seal the eye-balls and to astonish the soul of a hermit! ~Mark Twain (unconfirmed), Atlanta Daily Constitution, 28 February 1878, "The Fascinating Duchess"
The pursuit of happiness: skipping is your best chance of catching it. ~Jessi Lane Adams
Skipping is inner joy and outer joy. ~Author Unknown
If I were a doctor, skipping would be my number one prescription. ~Jessi Lane Adams
If movement was a language, skipping would be the natural word for "bliss." ~Theresa "Heartdancer" Carey, as posted on iskip.com
Jogging is for those who don't have the guts to skip. ~Terri Guillemets
Skipping gives the adult a well-deserved break and lets the inner child be in charge for a while. ~Opal Montagne
Skipping is just a dancing walk, or if you prefer, a walking dance. ~Jessi Lane Adams
The feeling was elation.... I skip really big and fast. And the amazing thing is, it really cracks me up! I laugh out loud because it is so much fun! And I love to hold my arms out and flap them like a bird.... When I get to the bottom of the trail, I am drenched in sweat and riding high on endorphins from exercise plus laughter. ~Gail, as posted on iskip.com
Skipping: the ultimate display of nonconformity. ~Jessi Lane Adams
Restore your sanity - go skipping like crazy! ~Jessi Lane Adams
Why march to the beat of your own drummer when you can skip? ~Dave May, as posted on iskip.com
When you take flight by skipping, your baggage gets left behind - there's no room to carry on worries. ~Jessi Lane Adams
When most people see an adult skipping they assume it must be on the way either to or from the asylum. ~Terri Guillemets
Many thanks to Kim Corbin of iskip.com
for sharing some of these wonderful quotes!