Quotes: The Power of Movement


When you are depressed it is always helpful, even when you least feel like it, to keep moving. There is no healing without movement.

We know motion is good for the physical body, and what is good for us physically is helpful to our mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects as well.

We can move in millions of ways such as making a salad, singing, taking a walk, reading a novel, questioning our beliefs, taking a shower, feeling our feelings, and entertaining ideas that are different from our own.

Quotes About Movement

“Warning: Before beginning a program of physical in-activity, consult your doctor. Sedentary living is abnormal and dangerous to your health.” ~ Frank Forencich, Exuberant Animal: The Power of Health, Play and Joyful Movement

“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”
~ Martha Graham

“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” ~ Alan Cohen

“People go to the movies instead of moving. Hollywood characters are supposed to have all the adventures for everybody in America, while everybody in America sits in a dark room and watches them have them.” ~ Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

“Well, I always know what I want. And when you know what you want--you go toward it. Sometimes you go very fast, and sometimes only an inch a year. Perhaps you feel happier when you go fast. I don’t know. I’ve forgotten the difference long ago, because it really doesn’t matter, so long as you move.”
~ Ayn Rand, We the Living

“Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.” ~ Aldous Huxley, The Art of Seeing

“In the beginning, there was movement.” ~ Asanaro, The Secret Art of Seamm Jasani

“The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.” ~ Blaise Pascal

“For action, whatever its immediate purpose, also implies relief at doing something, anything, and the joy of exertion. This is the optimism that is inherent in, and proper and indispensable to action, for without it nothing would ever be undertaken.” ~ Blaise Cendrars, Moravagine

“If human nature does alter it will be because individuals manage to look at themselves in a new way.” ~ E.M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel

“We see in order to move; we move in order to see.” ~ William Gibson

“The real dance is a spontaneous body movement that in harmony with the beats of the music in your heart.” ~ Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“One wants to keep counter-positioning home with what one knows of alternative realities, as they exist in Tunis or Hyderabad. One wants never to forget that nothing here is normal, that the streets are different in Wisebaden, and Louyang, that this is just one of many possible worlds.” ~ Alain de Botton, A Week at the Airport: A heathrow Diary

“I move, therefore I am.” ~ Haruki Murakami, 1Q84


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