73+ Best Movement Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational movement quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Movement Quotes

Much more of the brain is devoted to movement than to language. Language is only a little thing sitting on top of this huge ocean of movement. Oliver Sacks

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. Buckminster Fuller

Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings. Rumi

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused. Martha Graham

I’m passionately involved in life I love its change, its color, its movement.  To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings it’s all a miracle. Arthur Rubinstein

Words bounce. Words, if you let them, will do what they want to do and what they have to do. Anne Carson

The body always leads us home if we can simply learn to trust sensation and stay with it long enough for it to reveal appropriate action, movement, insight, or feeling. Pat Ogden

She writes things with her movements that I for the life of me could never write with a pen. Christopher Poindexter

Me thinks that the minute my legs begin to move my thoughts begin to flow, as if I had given vent to the stream at the lower end and consequently new fountains flowed into it at the upper. Henry David Thoreau

Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement. Aldous Huxley

I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body they transmit movement to it.  And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them. Henri Bergson

None of your knowledge, your reading, your connections will be of any use here two legs suffice, and big eyes to see with. Walk alone, across mountains or through forests. You are nobody to the hills or the thick boughs heavy with greenery. You are no longer a role, or a status, not even an individual, but a body, a body that feels sharp stones on the paths, the caress of long grass and the freshness of the wind. When you walk, the world has neither present nor future nothing but the cycle of mornings and evenings. Always the same thing to do all day walk. But the walker who marvels while walking the blue of the rocks in a July evening light, the silvery green of olive leaves at noon, the violet morning hills has no past, no plans, no experience. He has within him the eternal child. While walking I am but a simple gaze. Frédéric Gros

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused. Martha Graham

Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment. Erol Ozan

Trying out new ways of using your body in handling various situations breaks you free from old ways of thinking and being. Mirka Knaster

We see in order to move; we move in order to see. William Gibson

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.  But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. Alan Cohen

Too much action with too little intent makes for wasteful exertion of energy and the confusion between movement and progress. Steve Maraboli

Think with the whole body. Taisen Deshimaru

Life is a movement, a constant movement in relationship; and thought, trying to capture that movement in terms of the past, as memory, is afraid of life. Jiddu Krishnamurti

We have a brain for one reason and one reason only that’s to produce adaptable and complex movements. Movement is the only way we have affecting the world around us I believe that to understand movement is to understand the whole brain. And therefore it’s important to remember when you are studying memory, cognition, sensory processing, they’re there for a reason, and that reason is action. Daniel Wolpert

Caution not spirit, let it roam wild; for in that natural state dance embraces divine frequency. Shah Asad Rizvi

Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The grass is not greener on the other side it is just another shade of green. Annika Sorensen

Too much action with too little intent makes for wasteful exertion of energy and the confusion between movement and progress. Steve Maraboli

Veganism is about nonviolence. It is about not engaging in harm to other sentient beings; to oneself; and to the environment upon which all beings depend for life. In my view, the animal rights movement is, at its core, a movement about ending violence to all sentient beings. It is a movement that seeks fundamental justice for all. It is an emerging peace movement that does not stop at the arbitrary line that separates humans from nonhumans. GaryLFrancione

Exercise alone provides psychological and physical benefits.  However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly. James Rippe

Chair or no chair a binary relation. But the vicissitudes of moving the body around are infinite. You never know what a person in a chair can do. Sarah Manguso

Our own body is the best health system we have if we know how to listen to it. Christiane Northrup

Levin delights in the forgetfulness that movement brings, where the pleasure of doing is marvellously foreign to the striving of the will. Muriel Barbery

Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict. Saul Alinsky

I move, therefore I am. Haruki Murakami

Exercise and application produce order in our affairs, health of body, cheerfulness of mind, and these make us precious to our friends. Thomas Jefferson

tars are always dancing. Sometimes they dance twinkling away with the rhythm of your joyful heart and sometimes they dance without movement to embrace your heartache as if frozen sculptures of open armed sadness. Munia Khan

Behind the visible movement there is another movement, one which cannot be seen, which is very strong, on which the outer movement depends. If this inner movement were not so strong, the outer one would not have any action. Jeanne de Salzmann

Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention. Steve Maraboli

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. John F. Kennedy

Maybe that’s what being alive is about so we can track down those movments that are dying. Muriel Barbery

Sometimes it’s only in the ecstasy of unrepressed movement that we may enter the stillness of our authentic selves. In such sacred moments, the world seems to be in step. This is why the idea of finding love across the dance floor endure symbolizing that, when we know the true rhythm of our heart, we know the other. Alexandra Katehakis

Holding on to the past will hold you down in life. Learn from it but move on. Jonathan Anthony Burkett

Movement is tranquility. Stirling Moss

As George Russell defined a literary movement Five or six men who live in the same town and hate each other. Ross Wetzsteon

Exercise and temperance can preserve something of our early strength even in old age. Cicero

Love is motion Potter love is forward movement but you said yourself the memory reel backward it’s all backward with you. You are stuck back there because Potter you don’t let yourself move forward your eyes get stuck on things and people. Kyle Beachy

We float effortlessly in the ethereal tide of the movement of the rhythms of nature and the vibrations of the pulse of life. Ian Factor

Life cannot, not even for a millisecond, remain exactly how it is. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Walking didn’t solve the problem, but it gave me a way to keep moving. Walking didn’t bring me to a destination, yet it gave me a way to negotiate the unknown. By holding space for my doubts, walking rescued me. Ranjani Rao

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. Edward Stanley 

At its best, the Young Lords offered revolutionary ideals and examples of movement building strategies and tactics, and tough, hard hitting, and painful lessons from its setbacks and failures. Iris Morales

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. Plato

If you are routinely moving during sleep, you are experiencing sleep fragmentation and will likely have daytime fatigue and sleepiness. This is called Sleep Movement Disorder. Steven Magee

Whatever gets you moving and out of your head is good for you. Marty Rubin

A continual movement in the wrong direction will only take you further from your destiny. Rodney D Roby

Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. Jason Crandall

You ever stare at the flickering of a well built fire? I move like that. Darnell Lamont Walker

Inertness is the universal sign of death. Nothing can exist without movement. Drew Gerald

Are you a serious player, or just someone larking and larping around, and trying on different dresses as you eat your vegan pseudo burgers  the meat without the meat, the thing without the thing? Citizens, do you want the revolution without the revolution? Well? David Sinclair

People will pay any price for motion. They will even work for it. Look at bicycles. William Faulkner

Lots of speech will reduce action, silence will generate action for body movement. Kamaran Ihsan Salih

Movement is the song of the body. Vanda Scaravelli

When you can be still and still dance, you are a great dancer. When you can move and still be still, you are a greater dancer. Donna Goddard

To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving. Jerry Seinfeld

They believe they know before the music does what their hands, their feet are to do, but that illusion is the music’s secret drive the control it tricks them into believing is theirs; the anticipation it anticipates. Toni Morrison

There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion. Carl Jung

Within the pause of movement, there are minuscule changes in the stillness. Jazz Feylynn

Life is in a perpetual spontaneous movement and free. The art of all arts is to capture a 3 dimensional contextual moment. If you cling to it you won’t capture it and if you do not stay alert you’ll miss it. Philippe Benichou

Contemplating the lace like fabric of streams outspread over the mountains, we are reminded that everything is flowing going somewhere, animals and so called lifeless rocks as well as water. John Muir

Life is a balance between rest and movement. Rajneesh

Making adjustments while moving is my idea of thinking. Marty Rubin

I really love yoga. I love the mindfulness of it, where not only are you exercising your body, but you’re also building that mind body connection as far as being aware of every movement  what your body’s doing, how your body’s feeling. Miranda Rae Mayo

Silence is the sea from which all sound emerges. Debbie Rosas