Amazing walking quotes

By Street Wisdom

This brilliant New York Times article on walking (“Whatever The Problem, It’s Probably Solved By Walking”) is well worth a read, as it explores the Street Wisdom idea that a walk is good for you not just for the physical benefits. There’s something else going on. It’s very interesting, reader!

We also love the amazing use of quotes throughout the piece and thought we’d gather them all together here, in case you fancied reading them together.


“Walking is man’s best medicine.”


“If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.”


“I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.”
Soren Kierkegaard


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


Now shall I walk
Or shall I ride?
“Ride,” Pleasure said.
“Walk,” Joy replied.
W.H. Davies


“Thoughts come clearly while one walks.”
Thomas Mann


“[There is] nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas”
J.K. Rowling


“[Walking] is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things.”
Elizabeth von Arnim


“There is something about walking that animates and activates my ideas.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau


“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
Friedrich Nietzsche


“I only went out for a walk and … going out, I found, was really going in.”
John Muir




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