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Walking takes longer...
by Edward Abbey

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

Related topics: Nature

Power is always dangerous.
Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
- Edward Abbey

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers,
so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.
Bricks to all greenhouses!
Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
- Edward Abbey

Love implies anger.
The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.
- Edward Abbey

 

The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages -
as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already.
- Edward Abbey

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience.
And then there is California.
- Edward Abbey

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
- Edward Abbey

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May your trails be crooked, winding,
lonesome,
dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.
May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
- Edward Abbey

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
- Edward Abbey

Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube;
there are some things one would rather have done than do.
- Edward Abbey

Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline,
the first often tasting like the second.
- Edward Abbey

Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative,
but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.
- Edward Abbey

Taxation: how the sheep are shorn.
- Edward Abbey

Society is like a stew.
If you don't stir it up every once in a while then
a layer of scum floats to the top.
- Edward Abbey

You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.
- Edward Abbey

Abolition of a woman's right to abortion,
when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity:
a form of rape by the State.
- Edward Abbey

What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The
purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.
- Edward Abbey

A drink a day keeps the shrink away.
- Edward Abbey

One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes,
but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.
- Edward Abbey

Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,'
I says,
'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country.
- Edward Abbey

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since
few men are wise enough to rule themselves,
even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
- Edward Abbey

When a man's best friend is his dog,
that dog has a problem.
- Edward Abbey

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
- Edward Abbey

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
- Edward Abbey

Grown men do not need leaders.
- Edward Abbey

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other -
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey

The idea of wilderness needs no defense,
it only needs defenders.
- Edward Abbey

That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information,
and indigestible glut of information,
and less and less understanding.
- Edward Abbey

If the end does not justify the means -
what can?
- Edward Abbey

Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand.
Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A.
cop that guns him down.
- Edward Abbey

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

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

Walking with a friend in the dark is better
than walking alone in the light.
- Helen Keller

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

I always like walking in the rain,
so no one can see me crying.
- Charlie Chaplin

Walking is Zen, sitting is Zen.
Then what will be the quality?
Watchfully alert, joyously unmotivated,
centered, loving, flowing, one walks.
And the walking is sauntering.
Loving, alert, watchful, one sits, unmotivated -
not sitting for anything in particular,
just enjoying how beautiful
just sitting doing nothing is,
how relaxing, how restful.
- Osho

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Walking is good for solving problems -
it's like the feet are little psychiatrists.
- Pepper Giardino

If you are walking to seek, ye shall find.
- Sommeil Liberosensa

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

I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down
airport concourses carrying bags.
- Guy Clark

Today, walking the beach, I was reminded of the bounty
of the earth in the form of wild blackberries -
a free feast, with no one else bothering to partake.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

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

I was a dog in a past life.
Really.
I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take.
Like, Hey, I know him.
- William H. Macy

Crazy is walking down the street
with half a cantaloupe on your head,
muttering; "I'm a hamster, I'm a hamster."
- the movie Spy Hard (1996)

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart,
hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe
long after my feet in these shoes aren't walking the planet.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat,
and the dog was walking.
- Mickey Rivers

Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
- Carol Burnett

Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place,
but not much.
- Buddy Hackett

I went to my room and packed a change of clothes,
got my banjo, and started walking down the road.
Soon I found myself on the open highway headed east.
- Burl Ives

Because you remember Meredith was walking along the
highway there and somebody shot him.
- Charles Phillips

Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future.
- Aneurin Bevan

Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the
twin towers of New York's World Trade Center.
Intelligence is not trying.
- Marilyn vos Savant

If you don't like the road you're walking,
start paving another one.
- Dolly Parton

To this day, I don't like people walking on stage not looking good.
You have to look good.
If you feel special about yourself then you're going to play special.
- Benny Goodman

The day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes,
our ancestors.
It is the democracy of the dead.
Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy
who merely happen to be walking around.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Hollywood is a suction for your confidence or your
faith or your togetherness.
Just walking on the street you can feel it.
- Robin Wright Penn

And I've been walking 'round with memories way too long.
- Iris Dement

When humanness is lost the radical difference between
the bodies in the pit and people walking on the street is lost.
- Edward Bond

That is what war is and dancing it is forward and back,
when one is out walking one wants not to go back the
way they came but in dancing and in war it is forward and back.
- Gertrude Stein

I just love the feeling from the fans and when I'm
walking on deck I can hear people screaming and wishing you the best.
That puts you into the game more than anything.
- David Ortiz

Now you watch the parades and processions of hopeful
and despairing people walking outside your tomb.
They are all looking for the answer to the problem you know so well.
- Lynette Fromme

There is nothing better than walking out and hitting a home run.
- Barry Bonds

To have all your life's work and to have them along the wall,
it's like walking in with no clothes on.
It's terrible.
- Andrew Wyeth

It's funny looking at yourself.
You know how it is when you look back at old pictures?
It's just funny looking back at yourself walking and talking at age 14.
- Jennifer Connelly

I love walking down the street and seeing faces and
drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.
- Ric Ocasek


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