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I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.

— Abraham Lincoln

…the subject of walking is, in some sense, about how we invest universal acts with particular meanings. Like eating or breathing, it can be invested with wildly different cultural meanings, from the erotic to the spiritual, from the revolutionary to the artistic.

— Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.

— Thomas Jefferson

De benen zijn de wielen van creativiteit.

— Albert Einstein

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.

— Aldous Huxley

Reiziger, er zijn geen paden, paden worden gemaakt door erop te wandelen

Tijdens de wandeling valt alles op zijn plaats, de orde is volmaakt, niets van buitenaf kan deze orde verstoren, de wandelaar heerst over zijn universum (…).

— Arnon Grunberg, NRC Handelsblad, geciteerd in Lopende Zaken, Nieuwsbrief Stichting Wandelplatform – LAW, nummer 36, juni 2006, pag. 4

Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin.

— Bruce Chatwin, What Am I Doing Here?

Drugs zijn voertuigen voor mensen die vergeten zijn hoe ze moeten lopen.

— Bruce Chatwin

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

— Charles Dickens

Voor wie niet weet waar hij naartoe wil, zijn alle wegen goed.

— Chinees gezegde

Pelgrimeren is bidden met je voeten.

— Edin van der Ham

Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside.

— Elizabeth von Arnim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen

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.

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
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