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Breath Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Breath.

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

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

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

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

 

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I started on a very high note and I was alwasy able to choose.
I want to be able to do that until my last breath.
And to do that, you have to have money.
- Claire Bloom

When I get to my deathbed, I don't want to take my last breath and say,
Well, how glorious.
I've left the world my acting credits.
I won't even think that.
- Lesley-Anne Down

Poetry is composing for the breath.
- Peter Davison

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

The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath
are parts of the banquet.
- Rebecca H. Davis

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

His heart was like a sensitive plant,
that opens for a moment in the sunshine,
but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger,
or the lightest breath of wind.
- Anne Bronte

My life was changed in one breath from God.
- Donna Summer

The writer's shortness of breath became more and more distressing as he rose.
- Hudson Stuck

I balanced all, brought all to mind,
the years to come seemed waste of breath,
a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life,
this death.
- William Butler Yeats

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

Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later,
when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding
my breath in the silence of the end.
- Emanuel Ax

When I got my first glimpse of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine,
my breath caught.
In that single instant, he was Wolverine.
- Len Wein

If someone offers you a breath mint,
accept it.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

It was a pretty wild ride.
The race wasn't bad, but qualifying would take your breath.
- Sterling Marlin

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

For death begins with life's first breath And life
begins at touch of death.
- John Oxenham

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

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

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

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 can't tell you what an honor it is,
to even be mentioned in the same breath with Arthur Ashe.
This is something I certainly will treasure forever.
- Jim Valvano

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

A human being is only breath and shadow.
- Sophocles

Another term for balloon is bad breath holder.
- Demetri Martin

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

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

It is desirable that people make music on the breath,
with the breath.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

In the procession I should feel the crushing feet,
the clashing discords, the ruthless hands and stifling breath.
I could not hear the rhythm of the march.
- Kate Chopin

I ran into Ellen at a photo shoot.
She took my breath away.
That had never happened to me in my life.
- Portia de Rossi

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

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

Sex and older women used to be considered an oxymoron,
rarely mentioned in the same breath.
- Gail Sheehy

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

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

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

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

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

A mortal lives not through that breath that flows in and that flows out.
The source of his life is another and this causes the breath to flow.
- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

Music is what I breath, what I love to do.
It keeps me alive.
- Miley Cyrus

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

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant
breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees.
The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk,
opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.
- Hamlin Garland

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

It was like a miracle, but before our very eyes,
and almost in the drawing of a breath,
the whole body crumbled into dust and passed from our sight.
- Bram Stoker

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

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

During meditation your metabolism and your breath rate
go down to a level of rest,
twice that of deep sleep.
- Mike Love

A man must be strong in that profession,
he must have vigor of body and mind,
yet I am all out of breath if I walk up a hill;
I have not the heart to crush even a fly.
- Gregorio M. Sierra

As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go,
whilst some of their sad friends do say,
the breath goes now, and some say no.
- John Donne

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

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


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