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I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

Author: Fred A. Allen (1894-1957)

Profession: American Radio Comic

I can feel the wind go by when I run. It feels good. It feels fast.

Author: Evelyn Ashford

Profession: American Track Athlete

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heaving breathing again.

Author: Erma Bombeck (1927)

Profession: American Author, Humorist

Athletes have studied how to leap and how to survive the leap some of the time and return to the ground. They don't always do it well. But they are our philosophers of actual moments and the body and soul in them, and of our maneuvers in our emergencies and longings.

Author: Harold Brodkey


Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle.

Author: Cher (1946)

Profession: American Actress, Director, Singer

Use it or lose it.

Author: Jimmy Connors (1952)

Profession: American Tennis Player

I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise.

Author: Chauncey Depew (1834-1928)

Profession: American Lawyer, Businessman, Public Official

Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich (1941)

Profession: American Author, Columnist

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Intellectual tasting of life will not supersede muscular activity.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy you don't need it. If you are sick you shouldn't take it.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.

Author: Hippocrates

Profession: Ancient Greek Physician

Whenever I feel like exercise I lie down until the feeling passes.

Author: Robert M. Hutchins (1899-1977)

Profession: American University President

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

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.

Author: St. Jerome

Profession: Croatian Christian Ascetic, Scholar