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Walking

  • If the day is fine, any walk will do; it all looks good.

  • All your trouble comes from lack of exercise. A man of your strength and constitution ought always to have kept physically active. So don't jibe at the very wise advice that sentences you to one hour's walk a day. You imagine the work of the mind takes place only in the brain; but you're much mistaken. It takes place in the legs as well.

    • George Sand,
    • 1875, in Francis Steegmuller and Barbara Bray, eds., Flaubert-Sand: The Correspondence ()
  • I've never deliberately done anything about the way I walk. People say I walk all wiggly and wobbly. I don't know what they mean. I use walking just to get me around.

    • Marilyn Monroe,
    • in Richard Meryman, "Marilyn Lets Her Hair Down About Being Famous," Life ()
  • Walking is almost an ambulation of mind.

  • Walking, ideally, is a state in which the mind, the body, and the world are aligned, as though they were three characters finally in conversation together, three notes sudddenly making a chord.

  • ... I never took the bus. Never. Walking meant you were eccentric or pious or a loser — riding the bus meant you were insane or masochistic and worse than a loser.

    • Susan Straight,
    • "The Golden Gopher," in Denise Hamilton, ed., Los Angeles Noir ()
  • It's quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person — beguiled, enchanted.

  • As I walk .. as I walk .. / The universe .. is walking with me .. / Beautifully .. it walks before me .... / Beautifully .. on every side .... / As I walk .. I walk with beauty.

  • She had a slow, deliberate way of walking — as if she had once been startled into precipitate action and had regretted it.

  • Another good way to learn how to think fast on your feet is to be a pedestrian.

  • Very few worries can stand against the influence of a good long walk ... How many petty annoyances have I thus walked away!

  • My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty — she's ninety-seven today and we don't know where the hell she is.