Steps Towards Freedom | 86 Adventurous Walking Quotes
Few daily habits can prove to be more beneficial than walking. Specialists actually call it a great way to improve or maintain your overall health, a fact we often forget in our hasty everyday life pace.
Besides being a means of discovery, to walk – an activity both simple and inspiring – has repeatedly been the source of new intellectual ideas, and famous people have quoted it as a sample of true boldness and healthy human curiosity. Our carefully curated collection of walking quotes will surely spark creativity and trench your thirst for knowledge.
Short Walking Quotes
- History begins at ground level, with footsteps.
- Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin.
- I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
- If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.
- All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.
- Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
- It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks.
- Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Khalil Gibran
- Paths are made by walking.
- Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.
- The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany.
- I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
- 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.
- Truth itself wanders through the forests.
- When I walk, a buffalo walks. When I rest, a mountain rests.
- If you doubt mountains walking you don’t know your own walking. Zen master Dōgen
- Walking makes the world much bigger and therefore more interesting.
- Walking is the favorite sport of the good and wise. A. L. Rowse
- For tramping is the grammar of living. Few people learn the grammar – but it is worth while.
- I can only meditate when I am walking, when I stop I cease to think; my mind only works with my legs.
- Walking has something in it which animates and heightens my ideas: I can scarcely think when I stay in one place.
- The best way undoubtedly of seeing a country is on foot. It is the safest, and most suited to every variety of road; it will often enable you to take a shorter track, and visit scenes (the finest perhaps) not otherwise accessible; it is healthy, and, with a little practice, easy. Robert Newell
Inspirational Walking Quotes
- It’s only a two-day hike. But it lasts a lifetime.
- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
- Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. Rumi
- Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to.
Don’t try to see through the distances.
That’s not for human beings. Move within,
But don’t move the way fear makes you move.
- I don’t know where my road is going, but I know that I walk better when I hold your hand. Alfred de Musset
- Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Walking . . . is how the body measures itself against the earth.
- Language is like a road, it cannot be perceived all at once because it unfolds in time, whether heard or read. This narrative or temporal element has made writing and walking resemble each other.
- Man’s real home is not a house, but the Road, and that life itself is a journey to be walked on foot.
- I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. M
- 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.
- Paths are the habits of a landscape. They are acts of consensual making. It’s hard to create a footpath on your own…Paths connect. This is their first duty and their chief reason for being. They relate places in a literal sense, and by extension they relate people.
- There is this to be said for walking: it is the one method of human locomotion by which a man or woman proceeds erect, upright, proud and independent, not squatting on the haunches like a frog. Little boys love machines. Grown-up men and women like to walk.
- Environments inhabit us,’ Varda said. These places that we take into ourselves and make part of us, so that we made of all the places we’ve loved, or of all the places where we’ve changed. We pick up bits and pieces from each of them, and hold them all in ourselves.
- Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light. Bruce Lee
- I was recently told, ‘You’re a liar!’ when I said to somebody I walked down the spine of the Andes. Every Spaniard in the sixteenth, seventeenth century did that. The idea that somebody could just walk! He can jog perhaps in the morning, but he can’t walk anywhere! The world has become inaccessible because we drive there.
- As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.
- Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead. Walk beside me… just be my friend.
- Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
- When walking, walk. When eating, eat. Zen proverb
Morning Walk Quotes
- An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
- There is nothing healthier for a man than to walk on his own two legs.
- Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life. Terri Guillemets
- If every day you practice walking and sitting meditation and generate the energy of mindfulness and concentration and peace, you are a cell in the body of the new Buddha. This is not a dream but is possible today and tomorrow. Thich Nhat Hanh
- A perfect morning; in perfect harmony with myself I’m walking briskly uphill… For once I didn’t notice that I was walking, all the way up to the mountaintop forest I was absorbed in deep thought. Perfect clarity and freshness in the air, up further there’s some snow. The tangerines make me completely euphoric.
- 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
- Every step of the walk unburdens us of what we have just seen and thought while it simultaneously thrusts us into the previously unknown.
Nature Walk Quotes
- In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir
- Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise. Carrie Latet
- Every sunset which I witness inspires me with the desire to go to a west as distant and as fair as that into which the Sun goes down.
- 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.
- Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.
- It’s the not exactly knowing of the way, the map thrown away that makes the setting sun the guide, and makes the setting come alive. Art Garfunkel
- A walk. The atmosphere incredibly pure… joy in one’s whole being… I abandoned myself to life and to nature.
- Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.
- By the time I had reached the summit I had entirely forgotten the petty circumstances and the annoyances of existence. I felt myself, myself’.
- The Native Americans, whose wisdom Thoreau admired, regarded the Earth itself as a sacred source of energy. To stretch out on it brought repose, to sit on the ground ensured greater wisdom in councils, to walk in contact with its gravity gave strength and endurance.
- One cannot walk in such regions without enlargement of thought. There are heights and valleys which, to those who seek them in a sympathetic spirit, are better ” seats of learning ” than any school or university in the land ; there are days when the climber seems to rise into a rarer mental as well as visual atmosphere, and to leave far below him the crass cares and prejudices of commonplace life.”
- We need to walk to know sacred places, those around us and those within. We need to walk to remember the songs. Joseph Bruchac
- Every twenty minutes on the Appalachian Trail, Katz and I walked farther than the average American walks in a week.
City Walk Quotes
- Walking it mapping with your feet. It helps you piece a city together, connecting up neighborhoods that might otherwise have remained discrete entities, different planets bound to each other, sustained yet remote. I like seeing how in fact they blend into one another, I like noticing the boundaries between them. Walking helps me feel at home.
- Why do I walk? I walk because I like it. I like the rhythm of it, my shadow always a little ahead of me on the pavement. I like being able to stop when I like, to lean against a building and make a note in my journal, or read an email, or send a text message, and for the world to stop while I do it. Walking, paradoxically, allows for the possibility of stillness.
- On a far-wandering walk a thousand useful and usable thoughts occur to me, while shut in at home, I would lamentably wither and dry up. Walking is for me not only healthy, and lovely, it is also of service – not only lovely, but also useful.
- No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning. Cyril Connolly
- Nothing else has given me a chance to contemplate life the way walking has.
- 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.
- If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. Raymond Inmon
- What a joy walking is. All the cares of life, all the hopeless, inept fuckwits that God has strewn along the Bill Bryson Highway of Life suddenly seem far away and harmless, and the world becomes tranquil and welcoming and good.
Famous Walking Quotes
- Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. Thomas Jefferson
- I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
- It’s your road, and yours alone.
others may walk it with you,
but no one can walk it for you.
- 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.
- Never have I thought so much, never have I realised my own existence so much, been so much alive, been so much myself… as in those journeys which I have made alone and afoot.
- There was a lust of wandering in his feet that burned to set out for the ends of the earth. On! On! his heart seemed to cry.
- I have the European urge to use my feet when a drive can be dispensed with.
- I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit.
- If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish.
- It’s ever so ‘portant how you walk’.
- I am extremely happy walking on the downs…I like to have space to spread my mind out in.
- If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.
- If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. Confucius
- We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.
- Talentless and incompetent as I am, there are two things I can do, and two things only: walk, with my own two feet; compose, composing my poems.
- He walked among farmers and mountain people, among swamp people and fishermen. And everywhere people asked him why he was walking through the country.
Because he loved true things he tried to explain. He said he was nervous and besides he wanted to see the country, smell the ground and look at grass and birds and trees, to savor the country, and there was no other way to do it save on foot.
- I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended. Nelson Mandela
- But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.
- Jog on, jog on the footpath way,
And merrily hent the stile-a;
A jovial heart goes all the day,
Your sad tires in a mile-a
Funny Walking Quotes
- 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.
- I’m quite convinced that cooking is the only alternative to film making. Maybe there’s also another alternative, that’s walking on foot.
- Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
- 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.
- I know a man who drives 600 yards to work. I know a woman who gets in her car to go a quarter of a mile to a college gymnasium to walk on a treadmill, then complains passionately about the difficulty of finding a parking space. When I asked her once why she didn’t walk to the gym and do five minutes less on the treadmill, she looked at me as if I were being willfully provocative.
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