128+ 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

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

Change your thoughts and you change your world. ― Norman V. Peale

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

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

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

A year from now, you will wish you had started today. ― Karen Lamb

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All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life. ― Terri Guillemets

There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. ― Leonard Cohen

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

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

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. ― Thomas Jefferson

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all. ― Helen Keller

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

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

Home is everything you can walk to. ― Jerry Spinelli

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

inspiring walking quotes

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

Travel brings power and love back into your life. ― Rumi

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

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

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart. ― Helen Keller

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

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

It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven. ― Matthew Henry

It’s never too late to be who you might have been. ― George Elliot

There comes . . . a longing never to travel again except on foot. ― Wendell Berry

It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching. ― Francis of Assisi

There was nowhere to go but everywhere. ― Jack Kerouac

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

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

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

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. ― Neale Donald Walsch

If you seek creative ideas go walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. ― Raymond I

Not all those who wander are lost. ― J.R.R Tolkien

Italian cities have long been held up as ideals, not least by New Yorkers and Londoners enthralled by the ways their architecture gives beauty and meaning to everyday acts. ― Rebecca Solnit

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

We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light. ― Earl Nightingale

It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. ― Rumi

Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors…disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same way one occupies those interiors. One lives in the whole world rather than in interiors built up against it. ― Rebecca Solnit

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, Persuasion

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

greatest walking quotes

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. ― Anonymous

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

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. ― Noël Coward

Walking . . . is how the body measures itself against the earth. ― Rebecca Solnit

Walking brings me back to myself. ― Laurette Mortimer

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

Good walking leaves no track behind it. ― Laozi

I love to walk. Walking is a spiritual journey and a reflection of living. Each of us must determine which path to take and how far to walk; we must find our own way, what is right for one may not be for another. There is no single right way to deal with late stage cancer, to live life or approach death, or to walk an old mission trail. ― Edie Littlefield Sundby

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

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

Walking is easy… but it requires faith to find the right path. ― John Twelve Hawks

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

Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise. ― Carrie Latet

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 natural recreation for a man who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. ― Leslie Stephen

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

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

Walking shares with making and working that crucial element of engagement of the body and the mind with the world, of knowing the world through the body and the body through the world. ― Rebecca Solnit

Walking and talking are two very great pleasures, but it is a mistake to combine them. Our own noise blots out the sounds and silences of the outdoor world; and talking leads almost inevitably to smoking, and then farewell to nature as far as one of our senses is concerned. The only friend to walk with is one who so exactly shares your taste for each mood of the countryside that a glance, a halt, or at most a nudge, is enough to assure us that the pleasure is shared. ― C.S. Lewis

A labyrinth is a symbolic journey . . . but it is a map we can really walk on, blurring the difference between map and world. ― Rebecca Solnit

Walking is man’s best medicine. ― Hippocrates

Walking is a virtue; tourism is a deadly sin. ― Bruce Chatwin

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

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

powerful walking quotes

Walk like you have three men walking behind you. ― Anonymous

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

Perhaps walking is best imagined as an ‘indicator species,’ to use an ecologist’s term. An indicator species signifies the health of an ecosystem, and its endangerment or diminishment can be an early warning sign of systemic trouble. Walking is an indicator species for various kinds of freedom and pleasures: free time, free and alluring space, and unhindered bodies. ― Rebecca Solnit

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

To practice space is thus to repeat the joyful and silent experience of childhood; it is, in a place, to be other and to move toward the other…Kandinsky dreamed of: ‘a great city built according to all the rules of architecture and then suddenly shaken by a force that defies all calculation. ― Michel de Certeau

The new architecture and urban design of segregation could be called Calvinist: they reflect a desire to live in a world of predestination rather than chance, to strip the world of its wide-open possibilities and replace them with freedom of choice in the marketplace. ― Rebecca Solnit

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

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

The famous Zen parable about the master for whom, before his studies, mountains were only mountains, but during his studies mountains were no longer mountains, and afterward mountains were again mountains could be interpreted as an allegory about [the perpetual paradox that when one is closest to a destination one is also the farthest). ― Rebecca Solnit

When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body. I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

In a sense the car has become a prosthetic, and though prosthetics are usually for injured or missing limbs, the auto-prosthetic is for a conceptually impaired body or a body impaired by the creation of a world that is no longer human in scale. ― Rebecca Solnit

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

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

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

The promenade is a special subset of walking. ― Rebecca Solnit

The way you walk is slash and burn. Like understatement’s now a crime. ― Justin Quinn

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

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

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

Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors… disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same way one occupies those interiors. One lives in the whole world rather than in interiors built up against it. ― Rebecca Solnit

They become liberated spaces that can be occupied. A rich indetermination gives them, by means of a semantic rarefaction, the function of articulating a second, poetic geography on top of the geography of the literal, forbidden or permitted meaning. They insinuate other routes into the functionalist and historical order of movement. Walking follows them: ‘I fill this great empty space with a beautiful name. ― Michel de Certeau

Home is everything you can walk to. ― Rebecca Solnit

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

But in every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks. ― John Muir

Every walker is a guard on patrol to protect the ineffable. ― Rebecca Solnit

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

Meandering leads to perfection. ― Lao Tzu

Walking is also an ambulation of mind. ― Gretel Ehrlich

If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress. ― Barack Obama

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

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

[Walking] is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. ― Elizabeth von Arnim

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

Walking is good for solving problems it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists. ― Terri Guillemets

We do not belong to those who have ideas only among books, when stimulated by books. It is our habit to think outdoors – walking, leaping, climbing, dancing, preferably on lonely mountains or near the sea where even the trails become thoughtful. ― Nietzsche

Walking is good for the soul. ― Andy Rooney

I firmly believe that everyone deserves to live within walking distance of either beauty or convenience, if not both. ― Victoria Moran

All walking is discovery. On foot we take the time to see things whole. ― Hal Borland

The poet Marianne Moore famously wrote of ‘real toads in imaginary gardens,’ and the labyrinth offers us the possibility of being real creatures in symbolic space…In such spaces as the labyrinth we cross over [between real and imaginary spaces]; we are really travelling, even if the destination is only symbolic. ― Rebecca Solnit

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. ― Martin Luther King

It seems thus possible to give a preliminary definition of walking as a space of enunciation. ― Michel de Certeau

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. ― Thich Nhat Hanh

If you could have walked on the planet before humans lived here, maybe the Ivory Coast would have seemed more beautiful than La Côte d’Azur. ― Dejan Stojanovic

Walking through this life really is walking through fire. ― Chaka Khan

The trace left behind is substituted for the practice. It exhibits the (voracious) property that the geographical system has of being able to transform action into legibility, but in doing so it causes a way of being in the world to be forgotten. ― Michel de Certeau

We make the path by walking. ― Robert Bly

If we were to actually walk a mile in the other person’s shoes, there’s a good chance that we’d end up opting to live the rest of our lives walking barefoot. ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears. ― John Locke

Happy is the man who finds a walking companion who knows how to keep silence and when to talk, who is in unison not only with yourself but with all the vibrant chords of nature around. ― Grant, Will

Walking makes us take problems in our stride. ― Andy Hargreaves

Make a walk in such a way that everyone learns many things from your each step! ― Mehmet Murat ildan

Walking is a pastime rather than an avocation. ― Rebecca Solnit

It’s not my wish to walk intoxicated; to live for never is not my choice. ― Suman Pokhrel

Living without a dreams is like walking the tightrope while awake. There are no impossible dreams, there is given up on dreams. ― Alan Maiccon

Even if Kevin is no longer in Beartown, they still have to reclaim the things he stole. Twilight. Solitude. The courage to wear earbuds when it’s dark, the freedom to not look over your shoulder the whole time. ― Fredrik Backman

You can’t win the wisdom of the forest without walking in the forest! Walk with awareness in the streets of life! Wisdom is the reward for walking inside everything with awareness! ― Mehmet Murat ildan

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