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walking Quotes

78 of the best book quotes about walking
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“All over America today people would be dragging themselves to work, stuck in traffic jams, wreathed in exhaust smoke. I was going for a walk in the woods. ”
Bill Bryson
author
A Walk in the Woods
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walking
nature
american dream
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“Now here’s a thought to consider. Every twenty minutes on the Appalachian Trail, Katz and I walked farther than the average American walks in a week. ”
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“That stick [...] had become all but part of me. It was a link with my children, whom I missed more than I can tell you. I felt like weeping.”
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“Sometimes when I walk down the street I bet people will say there goes Roy Hobbs, the best there ever was in the game.”
Roy Hobbs
Harriet Bird
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“The long, thin Bean walked away. The tiny Bunce trotted after him. The fat Boggis stayed where he was with his gun pointing at the fox-hole.”
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“Each time, Salva would think of his family and his village, and he was somehow able to keep his wounded feet moving forward, one painful step at a time.”
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“Do you see that group of bushes? You need only to walk as far as those bushes.”
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“Salva made up his mind. He would walk south, to Kenya. He did not know what he would find once he got there, but it seemed to be his best choice.”
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“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air.”
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“That was exactly present to me—by which I mean the face was—when, on the first of these occasions, at the end of a long June day, I stopped short on emerging from one of the plantations and coming into view of the house. What arrested me on the spot—and with a shock much greater than any vision had allowed for—was the sense that my imagination had, in a flash, turned real. He did stand there!”
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“Yes, I began my journey alone, and I ended it alone. But that does not mean that I walked alone.”
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“Crowley: the angel who did not so much fall as saunter vaguely downwards”
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“You try to walk in the light.”
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If we walk far enough, we shall sometime come to someplace.
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“By the end of October the rain had come, falling heavily upon the six-inch layer of dust which had had its own way for more than two months. At first the rain had merely splotched the dust, which seemed to be rejoicing in its own resiliency…but eventually the dust was forced to surrender to the mastery of the rain and it churned into a fine red mud that oozed between our toes and slopped against our ankles as we marched miserably to and from school.”
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“When you walk in God’s favor, His blessings will chase you down and overtake you.”
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“I know that somehow, every step I took since the moment I could walk was a step towards finding you.”
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“And though my powers wane with the ebb of time, I always know when one Abhorsen falls and another takes their place. [...] Even if he has not passed the Final Gate, he will walk in life not more.”
Garth Nix
author
death
magic
walking
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″ It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental.”
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“Never let anyone drive you crazy; it is nearby anyway and the walk is good for you.”
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“They walked all night from near to far. I would never walk. I would take a car.”
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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.
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“I never felt so large and important as I did when being in love was everything. I saw you walking a foot above the earth and I remembered that was where I used to walk.”
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“Walking upright has its downside. The skeleton of our primate ancestors developed . . . to support a creature that walked on all fours and had a relatively small head. Adjusting to an upright position was quite a challenge, especially when the scaffolding had to support an extra-large cranium.”
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“A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.”
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“And then a wave of peace washed over her and told her it wasn’t where she lived that mattered, but that she was walking with Him.”
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″...who am I to summon his hard and happy body his four white feet that love to wheel and pedal through the dark leaves to come back to walk by my side, obedient.”
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“Some people standby you in your darkest hour while others walk away; only a select few march towards you and become even closer friends.”
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“It’s only one-sixth Earth’s gravity. Walking doesn’t take much energy.”
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“In many parts of this world water is Scarce and precious. People sometimes have to walk A great distance Then carry heavy jugs upon their heads. Because of our wisdom, we will travel far for love.”
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“And not that I don’t love those words, but what were you wrong about?” “Walking away from you.” She stepped into him. “I’m done with that, by the way. I’m walking straight at you from now on.”
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“The snow was piled up very high along the street to make a path for walking.”
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″ He walked with his toes pointing out, like this: He walked with his toes pointing in, like this: ”
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“He made a long straight path so he wouldn’t get lost. And he set off on his walk, taking his big purple crayon with him.”
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“So he left the path for a short cut across a field. And the moon went with him.”
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“Trixie and her daddy went down the block, through the park, past the school, and into the Laundromat.”
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“Unlike most babies, Stuart could walk as soon as he was born. When he was a week old he could climb lamps by shinnying up the cord.”
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“No matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song... because its all good.”
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“On went the mouse through the deep dark wood. An owl saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.
Owl
Mouse
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food
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good
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“Together we would walk along the cliff looking at the sea, and though the white men’s ship did not return that spring, it was a happy time. The air smelled of flowers and birds sang everywhere.”
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“In a moment she returned, walking backwards. This was so she shouldn’t have to take the trouble to turn round when she went home.”
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“Did Pete cry? Goodness, no! He kept walking along and singing his song.”
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“Everyone stared. An old lady from Beacon Hill said: ‘Isn’t it amazing!’ and the man who swept the streets said: ‘Well, now ain’t that nice!’ and when Mrs. Mallard heard them she was so proud she tipped her nose in the air and walked along with an extra swing in her waddle.”
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“No sooner had the puppet discovered that he had feet than he jumped down from the table on which he was lying, and began to spring and to cut a thousand capers about the room, as if he had gone mad with delight. ‘To reward you for what you have done for me,’ said Pinocchio to his father, ‘I will go to school at once.‘”
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″...I was walking along and I guess I got careless. I guess I got gawking at dasies and not looking where I was walking...”
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“Corrie and I were probably the most energetic. We took a few walks, back to the bridge, or to different cliffs, so we could have long private conversations. We talked about boys and friends and school and parents, all the usual stuff.”
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Lots of mothers wishing that these days, while their sons walk to California, where rain comes, and the color green doesn’t seem like such a miracle, and hope rises daily, like sap in a stem. And I think, some day I’m going to walk there too, through New Mexico and Arizona and Nevada. Some day, I’ll leave behind the wind, and the dust and walk my way West and make myself to home in that distant place of green vines and promise.
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“I knew then that I could talk, I could even laugh out loud. But I was a shadow as we walked home.”
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“Toad walked along the path. A large, soft drop of chocolate ice cream slipped down his arm. ‘This ice cream is melting in the sun,’ said Toad. Toad walked faster. Many drops of melting ice cream flew through the air. They fell down on Toad’s head. ‘I must hurry back to Frog!’ he cried. “
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“When I have dreams, I can walk and run in them. A lot of it’s slow-motion running, you know, like you have in dreams. But even that’s pretty good for me.”
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“He walked and walked until he lost his way. Everything was white.”
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“Daddy took me to see the new union building he is working on. He can walk on steel girders high up in the sky and not fall. They call him the Cat.”
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″...and when the moon gets up and night comes, he is the Cat that walks by himself, and all places are alike to him. Then he goes out to the Wet Wild Woods or up the Wet Wild Trees or on the Wet Wild Roofs, waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone.”
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“As he walked along, he kept his eyes very wide open, looking for somebody to tickle. Looking for anybody to tickle!”
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“Her mother went back to her picking, but Little Sal, because her feet were tired of standing and walking, sat down in the middle of a large clump of bushes and ate blueberries.”
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“Little Bear’s mother turned around to see what on earth could make a noise like kuplunk! ‘Garumpf!’ she cried, choking on a mouthful of berries, ‘This is not my child! Where is Little Bear?’ She took one good look and backed away. (She was old enough to she shy of people, even a very small person like Little Sal.) Then she turned around and walked off very fast to hunt for Little Bear.”
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“People with dogs walk. People with packages take taxis. People with balloons leave them behind.”
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“Anancy walked on, carrying the hoe. He came to a man who was struggling to break palm nuts open with a stone. Anancy gave the man the how to use.”
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“Anancy got up and started walking again, this time carrying the corncob in his hand. Anancy Spiderman came to a stream. Women were there washing, beating clothes on big rocks.”
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“When his cart was full, he waved good-bye to his wife, his daughter, and his son and he walked at his ox’s head for ten days over hills, through valleys, by streams past farms and villages until he came to Portsmouth and Portsmouth Market.”
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″ ‘We’ll walk home across the fields,’ said Mr. Grumpy. ‘It’s time for tea.’ ”
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“They walked as old friends walk, without often speaking, sharing the kind of silence that is not so much silence as a kind of still communication. Their footsteps rang out on the bare wet road, making the only sound anywhere in the village except the song of a blackbird and, somewhere further off, the sound of someone shoveling.”
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“He walked up and down the streets, holding himself very straight so as not to upset his caps.”
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“They walked the whole day over the meadows, fields, and stony places; and when it rained the little sister said: ‘Heaven and our hearts are weeping together.’ In the evening they came to a large forest, and they were so weary with sorrow and hunger and the long walk, that they lay down in the hollow tree and fell asleep.”
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“Alan and I went slowly forward upon our way, having little heart either to walk or speak. The same thought was uppermost in both, that we were near the time of our parting; and remembrance of all the bygone days sate upon us sorely.”
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“He walked on, quite unconscious of the direction in which he was going, and more than once finding his hat knocked off by branch of a tree which he had not perceived- for the best of all possible reasons, because his eyes were cast on the ground- when his ears were saluted with the neighing of a horse.”
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‘The best thing that I can do, is to decide upon taking some straight line, and continue on it: I must get out of the forest at last, even if I walk right across it.”
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“As I walked out one evening, Walking down Bristol Street, The crowds upon the pavement Were fields of harvest wheat. And down by the brimming river I head a lover sing Under an arch of the railway; ‘Love has no ending.‘”
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“But the Irishwoman, alone of them all, had seen which way Tom went. She kept ahead of every one the whole time; and yet she neither walked nor ran. She went along quite smoothly and gracefully, while her feet twinkled past each other so fast that you could not see which was foremost; till every one asked the other who the strange women was; and all agreed, for want of anything better to say, that she must be in league with Tom.”
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“He walked toward her instantly and put out his hand to lay it on her. There was nothing there but intense cold. All grew white about him. He groped on further. The white thickened about him and he felt himself stumbling and falling. But as he fell, he rolled over the threshold. It was thus that Diamond got to the back of the north wind.”
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“Little Betty Blue, Lost her holiday shoe. What will poor Betty do? Why, give her another, And then she will walk in two.”
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“Scarce had he advanced toward the wood when all the great trees, the bushes, and brambles gave way of themselves to let him pass through; he walked up to the castle which he saw at the end of a large avenue which he went into; and what a little surprised him was that he saw none of his people could follow him, because the trees closed again as soon as he passed through them. However, he did not cease from continuing his way; a young and amorous prince is always valiant.”
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“I tried running- the action of the earth’s surface threw me to the ground. I tried walking- I doddered, staggered, floundered, and tumbled. I tried crawling, but the earth’s rumblings and heavings kept rolling me over on my side. I Iooked up at the mountain ahead and saw at once that it would be impossible to reach in the short time allotted me.”
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“Harry gave up and walked slowly toward the gate...”
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The PItts lived in the garden flat, which was right at the bottom of the house, down the area steps, so the shed was officially theirs, but the lane that ran along the ends of the gardens was a right-of-way. Anybody could walk down it, and the sheds were on the other side.”
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“If the weather were not too wet, one was expected to “save the penny and walk.” Saving the penny and walking was a great feature of their lives.”
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″‘You might as well be rooted for all the travelling you do.’ So this evening, after the rooks had stopped acting silly, I pulled up my feet and walked about a bit.”
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“What’s the use of having smart legs,′ I said, ‘if you don’t use them!‘”

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