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Breath Quotes

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All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Related topics: Spiritual Live-By Unity

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

 

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Anger is the fiery breath of the underworld.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Does who we are begin with breath,
depend on form, or end with death?
- Kirtana

Slowly and Deeply, I Inhale a Calming Breath.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Repressed anger still is anger, it just isn't expressed.
If you truly have no anger, you are blessed and joyful.
If you have repressed anger, know that you have anger,
you just haven't expressed that anger.
Go ahead, express your anger briefly,
pound pillows, scream, curse.
Then take a deep breath, and get over it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time is a monster that cannot be reasoned with.
It responds like a snail to our impatience,
then it races like a gazelle when you can't catch a breath.
- the movie Simon Birch

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
- Crowfoot (Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 - 1890)

Your words are my food, your breath my wine.
You are everything to me.
- Sarah Bernhardt

There is something about a rainbow
that just can't be ignored.
Whether spectacle of nature or covenant,
no two rainbows are ever the same,
and each one is always breath-taking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When a thought takes one's breath away,
a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
- Thomas W. Higginson

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down
rat holes with baited breath.
- W. C. Fields

The eldest and biggest of the litter was a dog cub,
and when he drew his first breath he was less than
five inches long from his nose to where his tail joined his back-bone.
- Henry Williamson

Find patience in the breath of life.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Those who speak ill of the spiritual life,
although they come and go by day, are like the smith's bellows:
they take breath but are not alive.
- William Hazlitt

I wouldn't even mention myself in the same breath as someone like big Paul.
- Kenny Cunningham

I take a breath when I have to.
- Ethel Merman

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart.
I am.
I am.
I am.
- Sylvia Plath

I think my prose reads as if English were my second language.
By the time I get to the end of a paragraph,
I'm dodging bullets and gasping for breath.
- Lynn Abbey

The first time I kissed Brad my knees went weak -
I literally lost my breath!
- Jennifer Aniston

Truly to sing, that is a different breath.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

I think once we started directing separately -
we each have different kinds of interests now,
and the kinds of movies we want to do.
I wouldn't hold your breath for that one.
- David Zucker

Pranayama is the practice of breath control.
The word prana refers not only to breath,
but also to air and life itself.
- Christy Turlington

You have a choice.
Live or die.
Every breath is a choice.
Every minute is a choice.
To be or not to be.
- Chuck Palahniuk

I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in
the same breath as the presidency.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Folks, this is perfect weather for today's game.
Not a breath of air.
- Curt Gowdy

But only a brief moment is granted to the brave one breath or two,
whose wage is the long nights of the grave.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Judge not, lest you be so fearful of judgment that you can hardly breath.
- Paul Williams

Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death,
initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
- Emily Dickinson

Every time another review comes out I let out a deep breath.
- Michael Chabon

God is ever present.
He's in every breath, in every step.
He's here, always, always.
- Jill Scott

I'm a spiritual person, I'm an America,
I'm a Jew, and all of those things influence every breath I take,
everywhere I go.
- Mandy Patinkin

If I do hit that rope and do a hop, skip and a jump
and get up as high as I can,
I'm just going to hold my breath, because I know i'm
going to hear all kinds of scar tissue popping.
- Hulk Hogan

It has ever been since time began, and ever will be,
till time lose breath, that love is a mood -
no more -
to man,
and love to a woman is life or death.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It is possible to experience an awakening in this life
through realising just how precious each moment,
each mental process, and each breath truly is.
- Christy Turlington

We all need to take a deep breath and think about being
a Bush daughter and having that cross to bear.
I'd go out and have a couple of drinks too.
- Julia Roberts

Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can,
hold our breath and hope we've set aside enough money for our kid's therapy.
- Michelle Pfeiffer

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Actors worry about bad breath, weight,
receding hairlines and why their leading lady looks like their daughter.
- Matthew Ashford

Any time you're mentioned in the same breath as Tony Esposito,
for whatever reason, it's a great honor.
He's one of my idols.
He's one of the greatest of all time.
- Curtis Joseph

You're never promised your next breath.
- Lenny Kravitz

You know when you watch old movies, it's always the
small parts you remember,
the character actors who come in like a breath of fresh air.
- Amy Sedaris

Do you mind if I sit back a little? Because your breath is very bad.
- Donald Trump

I know as I'm taking my dying breath,
the ambulance guy will ask me why they cancelled Action.
- Illeana Douglas

And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.
- Black Elk

Does defending liberalism leave you friendless and
perhaps wondering about your breath?
- Phil Ochs

I never like being touched, ever.
People used to say I held my breath when they were hugging me.
I still do.
- Angelina Jolie

The first breath of adultery is the freest;
after it,
constraints aping marriage develop.
- John Updike

We looked at each other standing on the podium,
and I think we all were tearing up.
But we had to keep it cool.
I think we did.
Then we let out a breath.
- Michael Irvin

Our grandfathers had to run, run, run.
My generation's out of breath.
We ain't running no more.
- Stokely Carmichael

There is no such thing as a worthless conversation,
provided you know what to listen for.
And questions are the breath of life for a conversation.
- James Nathan Miller

If you don't want your dog to have bad breath,
do what I do: Pour a little Lavoris in the toilet.
- Jay Leno

Time is strange.
A moment can be as short as a breath,
or as long as eternity.
- Ardel Wray

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way,
and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
- Dante Alighieri

It's strange that words are so inadequate.
Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath,
so the lover must struggle for words.
- T. S. Eliot

The Master teaches that the way of qigong cannot be hurried.
Wuji refers to the time before the creation -
when everything was formless.
Standing in the wuji position, my feet are parallel
to each other, shoulder-width apart.
My knees are slightly bent,
and the tip of my tongue touches the roof of my mouth.
My arms are held in front of me with my elbows bent
and my palms parallel to each other - about four inches apart.
At first I focus on my breathing, and only my breathing.
Later, I visualize the energy or "Qi" between my palms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While democracy must have its organization and controls,
its vital breath is individual liberty.
- Charles Evans Hughes

To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart,
I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
- Herman Melville

When something is moving you get that intake of breath
and that stillness from the audience.
- Theodore Bikel

In dancing with the enemy one follows his steps even
if counting under one's breath.
- Breyten Breytenbach

I always go back to theatre.
It's probably where I'll draw my last breath.
- Peter Gallagher

After all, computers crash, people die,
relationships fall apart.
The best we can do is breath and reboot.
- Sarah Jessica Parker

Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency.
- Franz Kafka


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