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Quotations about Walking

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If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. ~Raymond Inmon

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. ~Paul Dudley White

I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~John Muir, 1913, in Linnie Marsh Wolfe, ed., John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938

Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow. ~Henry David Thoreau

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. ~Steven Wright

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. ~G.M. Trevelyan

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. ~Aldous Huxley

Nature says thou shalt keep the air, skate, swim, walk, ride, run. When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the sole leather has passed into the fibre of your body. I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out. He is the richest man who pays the largest debt to his shoemaker. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1851

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. ~Wallace Stevens

After a day's walk everything has twice its usual value. ~George Macauley Trevelyan

I dream of hiking into my old age. ~Marlyn Doan

No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning. ~Cyril Connolly

Solvitur ambulando, St. Jerome was fond of saying. To solve a problem, walk around. ~Gregory McNamee

A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank. ~Author Unknown

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature's sources never fail. ~John Muir

Thoughts come clearly while one walks. ~Thomas Mann

But in every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir, July 1877

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. ~Søren Kierkegaard

Walks. The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird. ~Jules Renard

You need special shoes for hiking — and a bit of a special soul as well. ~Terri Guillemets

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see. ~John Burroughs

The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance," 1841

Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas. ~J.K. Rowling, "The Egg and The Eye," Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000, spoken by the character Mad-Eye Moody

People say that losing weight is no walk in the park. When I hear that I think, yeah, that's the problem. ~Chris Adams

How can you explain that you need to know that the trees are still there, and the hills and the sky? Anyone knows they are. How can you say it is time your pulse responded to another rhythm, the rhythm of the day and the season instead of the hour and the minute? No, you cannot explain. So you walk. ~Author unknown, from New York Times editorial, "The Walk," 25 October 1967

Make your feet your friend. ~J.M. Barrie

I'm the walkingest girl around. I like to work at it — really get my heart pounding. ~Amy Yasbeck

He who limps is still walking. ~Stanislaw J. Lec

There is this to be said for walking: It's the one mode of human locomotion by which a man proceeds on his own two feet, upright, erect, as a man should be, not squatting on his rear haunches like a frog. ~Edward Abbey

Walking isn't a lost art — one must, by some means, get to the garage. ~Evan Esar

Now shall I walk
or shall I ride?
"Ride," Pleasure said:
"Walk," Joy replied.
~W.H. Davies

I like to walk, touch living Mother Earth—bare feet best, and thrill every step. Used to envy happy reptiles that had advantage of so much body in contact with earth, bosom to bosom. [We] live with our heels as well as head and most of our pleasure comes in that way. ~John Muir, quoted in To Yosemite and Beyond: Writings from the Years 1863–1875 edited by Robert Engberg and Donald Wesling  #grounding

Ever wonder where you'd end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash? ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Your body is built for walking. ~Gary Yanker

In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I haven't got any special religion this morning. My God is the God of Walkers. If you walk hard enough, you probably don't need any other god. ~Bruce Chatwin, In Patagonia, 1977

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. ~Jacqueline Schiff

We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down. ~Robert Sweetgall

The body's habituation to walking as normal stems from the good old days. It was the bourgeois form of locomotion: physical demythologization, free of the spell of hieratic pacing, roofless wandering, breathless flight. Human dignity insisted on the right to walk, a rhythm not extorted from the body by command or terror. The walk, the stroll, were private ways of passing time, the heritage of the feudal promenade in the nineteenth century. ~Theodor W. Adorno

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. ~Henry David Thoreau

A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk. ~O.A. Battista

If you pick 'em up, O Lord, I'll put 'em down. ~Author Unknown, "Prayer of the Tired Walker"

We ought to take outdoor walks, to refresh and raise our spirits by deep breathing in the open air. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca, "On Tranquillity of Mind"

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain — and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.... ~Robert Frost

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

I represent what is left of a vanishing race, and that is the pedestrian.... That I am still able to be here, I owe to a keen eye and a nimble pair of legs. But I know they'll get me someday. ~Will Rogers

After dinner sit awhile, after supper walk a mile. ~English Proverb

If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish. ~Charles Dickens

Walking takes longer... than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed. ~Edward Abbey, "Walking"

As a nation we are dedicated to keeping physically fit — and parking as close to the stadium as possible. ~Bill Vaughan

It is not easy to walk alone in the country without musing upon something. ~Charles Dickens

Walking is also an ambulation of mind. ~Gretel Ehrlich

Hiking—the art or science of going for a walk rather more ostentatiously than our forefathers thought necessary. A moment's reflection will show that one can hike just as thoroughly on a flat roof as in the Kalahari Desert, and at a far more reasonable cost. The roof-hiker, moreover, has this added consolation—that when overcome by general lassitude, corns on the soles of his feet, or a sense of the sheer futility of Life, he is spared that irksome journey home which has been so aptly described as the end of an imperfect day. All he has to do is to open the nearest trapdoor and pop downstairs, shouting for his slippers. ~W. Heath Robinson and K.R.G. Browne, How to Live in a Flat, 1936

Walking is good for solving problems — it's like the feet are little psychiatrists. ~Terri Guillemets

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-three today and we don't know where the hell she is. ~Ellen DeGeneres

I stroll along serenely, with my eyes, my shoes
my rage, forgetting everything.
~Pablo Neruda, translated

I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least — and it is commonly more than that — sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements. ~Henry David Thoreau

What really helps motivate me to walk are my dogs, who are my best pals. They keep you honest about walking because when it's time to go, you can't disappoint those little faces. ~Wendie Malick

If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes. ~The Houghton Line, November 1965

If you are walking to seek, ye shall find. ~Sommeil Liberosensa

Walking, when it can be borne for an hour or two without fatigue, is, of all exercises, the best. It is that which nature intends for us. There is no other accompanied with such a uniform and regular action of the muscles and joints; and from the valvular structure of the veins of the extremities, it is better fitted than any other to promote the circulation, and consequently all the functions of the system. It is also the most agreeable mode of exercise. Our desire for it, when it has been long withheld, becomes excessive. ~A.P. Wilson Philip, M.D. (1770–1847), "Of Exercise and Change of Air in Indigestion"  [This wording is from an 1824 edition. Philip began publishing the volumes that contained this excerpt in approximately 1799, but the wording was much drier and quite brief. Somewhere in between those years he "rendered it more useful to the practitioner." Thank goodness! Here's a tidbit about this physician: He was born Alexander Philips Wilson but changed his name to Alexander Philips Wilson Philip about age 40, and so his published writings are under two different names and surnames. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

The Americans never walk. In winter too cold and in summer too hot. ~J.B. Yeats

I, who cannot stay in my chamber for a single day without acquiring some rust, and when sometimes I have stolen forth for a walk at the eleventh hour of four o'clock in the afternoon, too late to redeem the day, when the shades of night were already beginning to be mingled with the daylight, have felt as if I had committed some sin to be atoned for. ~Henry David Thoreau

The true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking. The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk. ~Mark Twain

Hiking is just walking where it's okay to pee. ~Demetri Martin

[Hiking] is the best workout!... You can hike for three hours and not even realize you're working out. And, hiking alone lets me have some time to myself. ~Jamie Luner

Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance. ~Author Unknown

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand. ~Frederick L. Knowles

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