109+ Walking Quotes

Do you ever feel like you need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life? Are you looking for a little bit of motivation and encouragement to get out and take a walk? Look no further than our collection of walking quotes! Uplifting walking quotes will guide you on your journey and provide the inspiration you need to keep moving. Beautiful quotes on walking will help you put one foot in front of the other. So, get out and explore the world around you, one step at a time!

Best Walking Quotes

There was nowhere to go but everywhere. Jack Kerouac

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

The longest journey begins with a single step.

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. Friedrich Nietzsche

Our walk counts far more than our talk. George Mueller

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

Walk your own path and be yourself. Joanna Nussbaum

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

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. Dean Karnazes

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

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

Home is everything you can walk to. Jerry Spinelli

Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility. Gary Snyder

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

To lead people, walk behind them. Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

Walking for health and fitness, the easiest way to get in shape and stay in shape. Frank Ring

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

We were not placed on this earth to walk alone. Thomas Spencer Monson

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

Do not walk on the road of no return. Repent! Lailah Gifty Akita

I’m learning persistence and the closing of doors, the way the seasons come and go as I keep walking on these roads, back and forth, to find myself in new time zones, new arms with new phrases and new goals. And it hurts to become, hurts to find out about the poverty and gaps, the widow and the leavers. It hurts to accept that it hurts and it hurts to learn how easy it is for people to not need other people. Or how easy it is to need other people but that you can never build a home in someone’s arms because they will let go one day and you must build your own. Charlotte Eriksson

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. Mahatma Gandhi

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

I am good at walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject. Jeanette Winterson

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

best walking quotes

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

I was the world in which I walked, and what I saw Or heard or felt came not but from myself, And there I found myself more truly and more strange. Wallace Stevens

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

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

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

Walking through darkness with thoughts full of colors. Prajakta Mhadnak

Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it. Steven Wright

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

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

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 put tape on the mirrors in my house so I don’t accidentally walk through into another dimension. Steven Wright

Home is everything you can walk to. Rebecca Solnit

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

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. Søren Kierkegaard

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. Confucius

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

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

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

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

Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail. Robert Motherwell

None of your knowledge, your reading, your connections will be of any use here two legs suffice, and big eyes to see with. Walk alone, across mountains or through forests. You are nobody to the hills or the thick boughs heavy with greenery. You are no longer a role, or a status, not even an individual, but a body, a body that feels sharp stones on the paths, the caress of long grass and the freshness of the wind. When you walk, the world has neither present nor future nothing but the cycle of mornings and evenings. Always the same thing to do all day walk. But the walker who marvels while walking the blue of the rocks in a July evening light, the silvery green of olive leaves at noon, the violet morning hills has no past, no plans, no experience. He has within him the eternal child. While walking I am but a simple gaze. Frédéric Gros

I just can’t walk away from something I’ve done all my life. it’s part of me. Chuck Jordan

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

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I know you’ll think this is crazy, but all I want to do is hold you, and I think that if you’ll let me do that just for a few seconds, I can walk away, and never speak to you again. David Guterson

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

Most of us need something not to walk away from. Josh Stern

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

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

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

I only do this because I’m having fun. The day I stop having fun, I’ll just walk away. Heath Ledger

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

Some people make your life better by walking into it while others make your life better by simply walking out of it. Wiz Khalifa

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

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. George Washington Carver

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

When trust is broken how can you repair it? Sometimes you just have to walk away. Hattie Lou

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

Walk on, yes, but don’t walk away from people who need you. Rachel Hartman

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

You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. J.R.R. Tolkien

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

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees. Henry David Thoreau

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

Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace. Dr. Janice Anderson

The average human being is actually quite bad at predicting what he or she should do in order to be happier, and this inability to predict keeps people from, well, being happier. In fact, psychologist Daniel Gilbert has made a career out of demonstrating that human beings are downright awful at predicting their own likes and dislikes. For example, most research subjects strongly believe that another $30,000 a year in income would make them much happier. And they feel equally strongly that adding a 30 minute walk to their daily routine would be of trivial import. And yet Dr. Gilbert’s research suggests that the added income is far less likely to produce an increase in happiness than the addition of a regular walk. Kerry Patterson

Man’s real home in not a house, but the Road, and that life itself is a journey to be walked on foot. Bruce Chatwin

famous walking quotes

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

The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort. Paulo Coelho

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

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go on further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. Albert Einstein

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 you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen. A.A. Milne

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

I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it. Rosalia de Castro

Of course women’s walking is often construed as performance rather than transport, with the implication that women walk not to see but to be seen, not for their own experience but for that of a male audience, which means that they are asking for whatever attention they receive. Rebecca Solnit

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. Jack Kerouac

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

Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. William Blake

Cities have always offered anonymity, variety, and conjunction, qualities best basked in by walking one does not have to go into the bakery or the fortune teller’s, only to know that one might. A city always contains more than any inhabitant can know, and a great city always makes the unknown and the possible spurs to the imagination. Rebecca Solnit

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human. Victor Hugo

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

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

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

Wildness is the preservation of the World. Henry David Thoreau

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

Give me a wildness whose glance no civilization can endure. Henry David Thoreau

Walk some night on a suburban street and pass house after house on both sides of the same street each with the lamplight of the living room, shining golden, and inside the little blue square of the television, each living family riveting its attention on probably one show; nobody talking; silence in the yards; dogs barking at you because you pass on human feet instead of wheels. Geoff Nicholson

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. John Muir

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

Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul. Jaime Lyn Beatty

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

Thousands of tired, nerve shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity. John Muir

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

Hiking alone lets me have some time to myself. Jamie Luner

At present, in this vicinity, the best part of the land is not private property; the landscape is not owned, and the walker enjoys comparative freedom. But possibly the day will come when it will be partitioned off into so called pleasure grounds, in which a few will take a narrow and exclusive pleasure only, when fences shall be multiplied, and man traps and other engines invented to confine men to the public road, and walking over the surface of God’s earth shall be construed to mean trespassing on some gentleman’s grounds. To enjoy a thing exclusively is commonly to exclude yourself from the true enjoyment of it. Let us improve our opportunities, then, before the evil days come. Henry David Thoreau

The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir

The promenade is a special subset of walking. Rebecca Solnit

Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot. Diane Spicer

Las Vegas suggests that the thirst for places, for cities and gardens and wilderness, is unslaked, that people will still seek out the experience of wandering about in the open air to examine the architecture, the spectacles, and the stuff for sale, will still hanker after surprises and strangers. That the city as a whole is one of the most pedestrian unfriendly places in the world suggests something of the problems to be faced, but that its attraction is a pedestrian oasis suggests the possibility of recovering the spaces in which walking is viable. Rebecca Solnit