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I always like walking in the rain, so no-one can see me crying. Charles Chaplin
You did not walk with me
Of late to the hill-top tree
By the gated ways,
As in earlier days;
You were weak and lame,
So you never came,
And I went alone, and I did not mind,
Not thinking of you as left behind.
I walked up there today
Just in the former way;
The familiar ground
By myself again:
What difference then?
Only that underlying sense
Of the look of a room on returning thence. Thomas Hardy, The Walk
The goosestep for instance is one of the most terrible sights in the world. George Orwell, cited Arena: George Orwell IV: The Lion & The Unicorn, BBC 1983
We humans uniquely habitually walk around upright on two legs … Big brains and upright walking really are hallmarks of humans. Alice Roberts, Horizon: What Makes Us Human? BBC 2013
Walking would fundamentally alter the course of our evolutionary history. Alice Roberts, Origins of Us: Bones 1/3, BBC 2011
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. Nelson Mandela
All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
An active line in a walk, moving freely without a goal. A walk for walk’s sake. The agent is a point that shifts position. Paul Klee, Pedagogical Sketchbook 1923
Her: You know, you say you’ve been walking for thirty years, right?
Her: Have you ever thought that maybe you were lost?
Her: How do you know you are walking in the right direction?
Him: I walk by faith and not by sight. The Book of Eli 2010 starring Denzel Washington & Gary Oldman & Mila Kunis & Ray Stevenson & Jennifer Beals & Tom Waits et al, directors the Hughes brothers
If God had meant us to walk everywhere he wouldn’t have given us Little Chefs. The League of Gentlemen: Nightmare in Royston Vasey s1e3, Vicar, BBC 1999
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Here. Watch. Who’s this then? ... I’ll do the funny walk. Fawlty Towers: The Germans s1e6, Basil to Germans in restaurant, BBC 1975
A Walk on the Wild Side. Nelson Algren, title of novel
Holly came from Miami, FLA
Hitchhiked her way across the USA
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She says, Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side.
Said, Hey, honey
Take a walk on the wild side … Lou Reed, Walk on the Wild Side
You stop me again when I’m walking and I’ll cut your fucking Jacob’s off. Snatch 2000 starring Brad Pitt & Vinnie Jones & Jason Statham & Stephen Graham & Alan Ford & Robbie Gee & Lennie James & Ade & Dennis Farina & Adam Fogerty & Mike Reidet al, director Guy Ritchie, Bricktop
I will walk alone. Rab C Nesbitt
As I walked through the wilderness of the world. John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress, 1678
And then he walked away. Away out of my life for ever. Brief Encounter 1946 starring Celia Johnson & Trevor Howard & Stanley Holloway & Joyce Carey & Cyril Raymond & Everley Gregg & Marjorie Mars & Margaret Barton & Alfie Bass & Wallace Bosco & Sydney Bromley et al, director David Lean
92,971. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir
I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. John Muir
You don’t walk away if you love someone. You help the person. Hillary Clinton
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. Noël Coward
Nevertheless, one would have known him for a tramp a hundred yards away. There was something in his drifting style of walk, and the way he had of hunching his shoulders forward, essentially abject. Seeing him walk, you felt instinctively that he would sooner take a blow than give one. George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London
Ministry of Silly Walks: ‘It’s not particularly silly, is it?’ Monty Python’s Flying Circus s2e1: Face the Press, BBC 1970
Walking – but how much do you really need to do to make a difference? … Is 10,000 steps really worth doing? Michael Mosley, The Truth About Getting Fit, BBC 2018
The fact is you can get similar perhaps greater benefits from a few brisk walks a day is enormously encouraging. ibid.
‘20 minutes a day of physical activity – walking – can make a profound difference to your health.’ Professor Greg Whyte, Tonight: Exercise: New Year, New You? ITV 2018
Around the world a bizarre ritual persists: man knowingly and willingly matches himself against the flames. Practised in diverse cultures, embodied in several religions, a mysterious and ancient custom of firewalking has intrigued observers for hundreds of years. Two puzzling questions remain unanswered for centuries: How did the custom originate? And what protects the firewalkers from being burned? In Search of s2e3 … Firewalkers, History 1978
Firewalking is surprisingly widespread. ibid.