Whatever the Problem, It’s probably solved by walking.

The title of this NYT opinion tells it all…

Andrew McCarthy is the author of “Walking With Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain.”

Walking is the worst-kept secret I know. Its rewards hide under every step.

“walking is man’s best medicine.”
“If you are in a bad mood, gofor 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

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

(W.H. Davies)

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

Charles Dickens

Walking buoys the spirits in a way that feels real and earned.
It feels owned.
And walking, like a generous partner, meets us more than halfway.

Thoughts come clearly while one walks.

Thomas Mann

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

Walking … is how the body measures itself against the earth.

Rebecca Solnit

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

Henry David Thoreau

I only went out for a walk and … going out,
I found,
was really going in

John Muir

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