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12 Quotes On The Importance of Walking

 During these weeks of confinement and sheltering in place, I had a revelation that I’m sure is shared by many. The simple joy of going for a walk. After long days of staying home, the act of going outside, stretching and getting some fresh air is liberating and uplifting. Sometimes, it's a fast-paced exercise type of walk and sometimes - a leisurely stroll. 
But the magic of walking has been discovered by many talented individuals long before the pandemic has struck. All throughout history, people have used walking as a way to unwind and let the mind wander. These 12 quotes express this universal appreciation of this valuable pastime. 
 

1. “I could walk a mile in your shoes, but I already know they're just as uncomfortable as mine. Let's walk next to each other instead...”


― Lynda Meyers

 1. “I could walk a mile in your shoes, but I already know they're just as uncomfortable as mine. Let's walk next to each other instead...”

2. “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

2. “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”

3. "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

― Beverly Sills

3. "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
 

4. “But the beauty is in the walking - we are betrayed by destinations.”

― Gwyn Thomas

4. “But the beauty is in the walking - we are betrayed by destinations.”

5. “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

5. 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.”
 

6. "The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk."

― Jacqueline Schiff

6. The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.

7. "All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking."

― Friedrich Nietzsche

7. All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.

8. "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

8. 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."

9. "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

― Noël Coward

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

10. "If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish."

― Charles Dickens

10. "If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish."


11. “The only way to understand a land is to walk it. The only way to drink in its real meaning is to keep it firmly beneath one's feet … Only the walker can form the wider view.”

― Sinclair Mckay

11. “The only way to understand a land is to walk it. The only way to drink in its real meaning is to keep it firmly beneath one's feet … Only the walker can form the wider view.”


12. "In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs."

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

12.  "In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs."
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