78+ Best Walking Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Walk is to move along by putting one foot in front of the other, allowing each foot to touch the ground before lifting the next. Profoundly inspirational walking quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Walking Quotes

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. Friedrich Nietzsche

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling. Jane Austen

Walking is the best possible exercise. Thomas Jefferson

Home is everything you can walk to. Jerry Spinelli

Walking is the favorite sport of the good and wise. A.L. Rowse

I like long walks, especialy when they are taken by people who annoy me. Noel Coward

I look my best when I’m totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach. Rosamund Pike

Walkers are practitioners of the city, for the city is made to be walked. A city is a language, a repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those possibilities. Just as language limits what can be said, architecture limits where one can walk, but the walker invents other ways to go. Rebecca Solnit

Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. Terri Guillemets

When I’m in turmoil, when I can’t think, when I’m exhausted and afraid and feeling very, very alone, I go for walks. It’s just one of those things I do. I walk and I walk and sooner or later something comes to me, something to make me feel less like jumping off a building. Jim Butcher

Walking is cheap, fun, safe and acceptable exercise. Annie Taylor

But the beauty is in the walking we are betrayed by destinations. Gwyn Thomas

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them. Lee Haney

There comes a longing never to travel again except on foot  wendell Berry

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

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

Walking brings me back to myself.  Laurette Mortimer

When you think this pain is all you deserve, you are right. You are the only one that can decide how long you will walk in hell. Shannon L. Alder

A morning walk sets us out on the right foot for the day. Terri Guillemets

Today is one of those excellent January partly cloudies in which light chooses an unexpected part of the landscape to trick out in gilt, and then the shadow sweeps it away. You know you’re alive. You take huge steps, trying to feel the planet’s roundness arc between your feet. Annie Dillard

When I’m in turmoil, when I can’t think, when I’m exhausted and afraid and feeling very, very alone, I go for walks. It’s just one of those things I do. I walk and I walk and sooner or later something comes to me, sometimes to make me feel less like jumping off a building. Jim Butcher

Walking through darkness with thoughts full of colors. Prajakta Mhadnak

If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.  Hippocrates

Yes, alive, said Fudge. That is I don’t know is a man alive if he can’t be killed? I don’t really understand it, and Dumbledore won’t explain properly but anyway, he’s certainly got a body and is walking and talking and killing, so I suppose, for the purposes of our discussion, yes, he’s alive.  J.K. Rowling,

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

He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to. Laura Adams Armer

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

I would walk along the quais when I had finished work or when I was trying to think something out. It was easier to think if I was walking and doing something or seeing people doing something that they understood. Ernest Hemingway

A morning walk gives the body a chance to forgive the trails and tribulations of yesterday, to shed its rubbish and mental clutter. Terri Guillemets

They walked through the rainy dark like gaunt ghosts, and Garraty didn’t like to look at them. They were the walking dead. Stephen King

There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them. Ralph Marston

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

I love walking because it clears your mind, enriches the soul, takes away stress and opens up your eyes to a whole new world. Claudette Dudley

The stones were sharp, the wind came at my back.Walking along the highway. Mincing like a cat. Theodore Roethke

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir

What his uncle does not understand is that in walking backwards, his back to the world, his back to God, he is not grieving. He is objecting. Because when everything cherished by you in life has been taken away, what else is there to do but object? Yann Martel

The destiny of every walking man is to immerse himself in the panorama surrounding him, to the point of becoming one with it and, ultimately, to vanish. Federico Castigliano

Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin. Bruce Chatwin

Good walking leaves no track behind it. Laozi

I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit. Henry David Thoreau

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 temp. Even a bicycle goes too fast. Paul Scott Mowrer

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

Walking is how the body measures itself against the earth. Rebecca Sonit

Walking is the only form of transportation in which a man proceeds erect like a man on his own legs, under his own power. There is immense satisfaction in that. Edward Abbey

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. Friedrich Nietzsche

I have the European urge to use my feet when a drive can be dispensed with Vladimir Nabokov

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

If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress. Gautama Buddha

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

A significant fraction of thru hikers reach Katahdin, then turn around and start back to Georgia. They just can’t stop walking, which kind of makes you wonder. Bill Bryson

Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility. Gary Snyder

The most valuable lessons in life do not come when you are walking or running. They come when you fall down. You better take them and rise up! Israelmore Ayivor

When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep on walking. Michael Patrick King

Fairies with gossamer wings, Bring forth beauty, grace and joyful things. Fairies of the earth are caretakers of our soil, water and trees, They watch over beautiful creatures such as bears, bunnies and bees. Fairies ask that you breathe in and appreciate the vantage point from which you stand.Then trod carefully and respectfully with each intentional step you make across this beautiful land. Molly Friedenfeld

If I feel frustrated in a situation, I take a deep breath and walk away. Iman

You have to go head, even if no one goes with you. Lailah Gifty Akita

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

Do you know how fast you are walking? To get a close estimate, count the number of steps you take in a minute and divide by 30  Albina Fabiani

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. Richard Branson

Golf is a good walk spoiled. Mark Twain

I might walk vast expanses of earth and always be beginning and I love beginning or could learn to love it. S. Jane Sloat

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

Phileas Fogg, having shut the door of his house at half past eleven, and having put his right foot before his left five hundred and seventy five times, and his left foot before his right five hundred and seventy six times, reached the Reform Club Jules Verne

Walking is the natural recreation for a person who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. Leslie Stephen

I walked and walked, sometimes with an objective a friend’s house, a shop, the church or school but mostly at random, to outrun oppression. Jessica Anderson

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

This made her remember why people take up walking: It is because they no longer have anywhere to go. Chuck Klosterman

A lone walker is both present and detached, more than an audience but less than a participant. Walking assuages or legitimizes this alienation. Rebecca Solnit