Breathing Quotes

Breathing Quotes by Rainn Wilson, Jason Reynolds, Fred D’Aguiar, Nhat Hanh, Melina Marchetta, Laurel Van Ness and many others.

My brain is so anxiety-prone, like a pinball machine. I

My brain is so anxiety-prone, like a pinball machine. If I don’t get up in the morning and focus my thinking, my breathing, and my being for about 12 minutes, I’m just a screwball all day long.
Rainn Wilson
I believe that every character is a setting, a world with moving parts, and on the other hand, every setting is, in fact, a character – a living breathing thing with personality and backstory. The way stories come to life, at least for me, is when these elements commune in relationship to one another.
Jason Reynolds
If you created a place in air where they’re breathing and running around in, and then they speak in that fictional milieu, it’s perfectly authenticated because the whole world relies on you, who’ve made it possible.
Fred D’Aguiar
Breathing in, there is only the present moment. Breathing out, it is a wonderful moment.
Nhat Hanh
When I turn around, he cups my face in his hands and he kisses me so deeply that I don’t know who is breathing for who, but his mouth and tongue taste like warm honey. I don’t know how long it lasts, but when I let go of him, I miss it already.
Melina Marchetta
On ‘Tough Enough’ you’re in a house with your competitors, living, eating and breathing with them. That’s really tough.
Laurel Van Ness
I meditate and take time for controlled breathing.
Shirley Ballas
No Minnesotan should ever experience preventable health risks from breathing polluted air or from drinking unsafe water.
Ilhan Omar
The jungle looked back at them with a vastness, a breathing moss-and-leaf silence, with a billion diamond and emerald insect eyes.
Ray Bradbury
War begun without good provision of money beforehand for going through with it is but as a breathing of strength and blast that will quickly pass away. Coin is the sinews of war.
Francois Rabelais
Wayde yelled, and I hit him again, adrenaline pulling a scream of outrage from me. He went quiet, and I held my breath to make sure I could hear him breathing. I suppose I could have used my magic on him, but this was a lot more satisfying.
Kim Harrison
I’m not a win at all costs guy. Winning isn’t everything. It’s second to breathing.
George Steinbrenner
The secret of longevity… Is to keep breathing!
Sophie Tucker
In the end, it all comes down to the art of breathing.
Martha Graham
Make sure I’m chewing, swallowing, and breathing, my whole body is working together. I can just find a rhythm and keep going and going and going. It’s my love of food.
Joey Chestnut
When I learned that flour pound for pound has as many calories as sugar, and that when eating pasta you’re basically eating cake, I was size 23, and my neck was restricting my breathing, and so I got on a microbiotic diet and got myself an exercise bike.
Caitlin Moran
Anybody out there who has had a situation where they’ve had to struggle – when they want something so badly, but they can’t quite get it – I am living and breathing proof that if you endure, if you push yourself, if you strive to be your best, no matter what, if you keep on working hard, then good things can happen.
Kofi Kingston
As we increasingly become aware of the One Life breathing in each brother form of life, we learn the meaning of compassion, which literally means to ‘suffer with’ … How does [the] self cause the desire which causes suffering?…by the illusion of separateness, the unawareness of One.
Christmas Humphreys
I have a vague memory of seeing an image of a child in an iron lung and the phrase “sad little breathing machine” coming into my head. The more I thought about it, the more I felt that on certain days – the worse ones – we could all be described as sad little breathing machines.
Matthea Harvey
You can always hear me breathing during my verses, but that breathing becomes part of the music.
Black Thought
Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet- Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Today is a day for celebration, no matter what your religion or your culture. Learn to celebrate today: celebrate the fact that you are alive, that you are breathing, that you have friends, family, angels and spirit guides in your life.
Margaret Neylon
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
John Keats
The stresses, strains, and traumas of ordinary daily existence in the process of working and living tend to inhibit our breathing ability.
Leonard Orr
I have to experiment with methods and I’m trying to find an authentic way of making an equivalent of the living, breathing person within the limits of a single picture.
Peter Wright
You can always tell when the relationship is over. Little things start getting on your nerves, ‘Would you please stop that! That breathing in and out, it’s so repetitious.’
Ellen DeGeneres
Music to me is like breathing. I don’t get tired of breathing, I don’t get tired of music.
Ray Charles
Knowledge and imagination are the life buoy and the extra lung for breathing outside the walls of a tainted reality.
Hassan Blasim
I see the audience as the final collaborator. I think it’s kind of bullshit when people say, “I’m not interested in the audience reaction.” I’m like, “Then why do you do theater? You can write a book, then you don’t have to see how the audience reacts.” It’s a living, breathing thing.
Lynn Nottage
When they throw punches, the breathing, the sparring. The heavy bags being hit. All of that – it was a heavenly sound to me.
Deontay Wilder
He that in ye mine of knowledge deepest diggeth, hath, like every other miner, ye least breathing time, and must sometimes at least come to terr. alt. for air.
Isaac Newton
There are a lot of similarities between music and surfing. There’s a rhythm to both of them and with sound waves and ocean waves, you see patterns, plus the breathing is all part of it.
Jon Foreman
Prayer is the soul’s breathing itself into the bosom of its heavenly Father.
Thomas Watson
Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.
John Muir
I have learned to interface – what I think would be the contemporary term – with various different lexicons, and people speak very different languages. I’ve learned to speak in a lot of tongues, and I can live with the bellicose language of some fervent, fire-breathing Christians, sure.
Bono
You’re not going to make me have a bad day. If there’s oxygen on earth and I’m breathing, it’s going to be a good day.
Cotton Fitzsimmons
I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids.
Og Mandino
People don’t realize that doing a horror movie is hard work. You’re out there all day screaming your lungs out, breathing in toxic make-up fumes, rolling around in the dirt, getting your eyebrows burned off – it’s not like doing a sitcom.
Clint Howard
Extreme torture is mute, and so we sat silent, petrified, like columns of marble buried under the sand of an earthquake. Neither wished to listen to the other because our heart-threads had become weak and even breathing would have broken them.
Khalil Gibran
He was staring straight ahead, still breathing hard. “I have something I want to give you.” “I gathered that.” At that he jerked his gaze back to hers and almost reluctantly grinned. “Not that.
Cassandra Clare
When you set out to really entertain adults as well as kids, your audience is basically anybody who is breathing.
John Lasseter
When your child stops breathing 60 times a night, you don’t worry about what’s going on next year or even next week. You put aside thoughts about which preschool you’re going to enroll him in and focus on how he’s doing right now. It’s not the Norman Rockwell relationship that you sign on for when becoming a parent.
John C. McGinley
Spend 5 minutes breathing in, cherishing yourself; and, breathing out cherishing others. If you think about people you have difficulty cherishing, extend your cherishing to them anyway.
Dalai Lama
Racism seduces us with its desire to categorize, shutting out the living and breathing and ‘different’ world all around us.
Hilton Als
Every day that you live without proper breathing is another little step of submitting to stress and deterioration of your health.
Vladimir Vasiliev
Imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists.
Manny Pacquiao
Breathing deeply and releasing fear will help you get to where you want to be.
Iyanla Vanzant
“Hope springs eternal in the human breast,” and is as necessary to life as the act of breathing.
Lewis Howard Latimer
The reality is it’s still in our hands. We have to play four real good games against the Angels. If we take three of four we’re still two back and then we’d need help. We’d still be breathing, but we’d need help. We’ll shoot all our bullets to try and win that game (Monday) and worry about the next day when we get there.
Ken Macha
Life is movement-we breathe, we eat, we walk-we move!
John Pierrakos
I don’t understand why people take Beyonce so seriously. You don’t feel like there’s a living, breathing person. It’s not flesh and blood. It’s just flesh and flesh.
Robert Hilburn
Love is like breathing, you take it in and let it out.
Wally Lamb
No pictorial or sculptural combinations of points of human loveliness, do more than approach the living and breathing human beauty as it gladdens our daily path.
Edgar Allan Poe
I thought about having a proper room, breathing life into it, and nobody minding.
Jenny Valentine
Today is a goblet day. The whole heavens have been mingled with exquisite skill to a delicious flavor, and the crystal cup put to every lip. Breathing is like ethereal drinking. It is a luxury simply to exist.
Henry Ward Beecher
Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.
Andrew Weil
My slumbers–if I slumber–are not sleep, But a continuance of enduring thought, Which then I can resist not: in my heart There is a vigil, and these eyes but close To look within; and yet I live, and bear The aspect and the form of breathing men.
Lord Byron
Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace.
Nhat Hanh
How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?
Charles Lindbergh
And she was just leaving. (Xedrix) Not yet, I’m not. (Aimee) Yes, you are. Adios. There’s the door. Doorknob twists to the left. The hinges open in. You should use them. Keep them working. Keep you breathing. (Xedrix)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
We started a new movement called street soccer, so I was already breathing and living the style. Since street soccer is not a game but a lifestyle, it required a matching wardrobe.
Edgar Davids
Meditation is a process in which we’re essentially, at first, breathing out. We’re exhaling existence, taking it out of the mind, and the mind out of the mind.
Frederick Lenz
In the human lung, there are millions of air foils, just like aeroplane wings, which facilitate normal breathing.
Forrest Bird
There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there’s another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.
Rumi
Crying is easy, like breathing- the more you hold it in, the more you let out.
Tablo
Of course I knew the work of Roland Kirk and Harry Carney and the specific uses they would make of circular breathing, so I knew it was physically possible.
Evan Parker
I was in the studio so much, it was about the search for air in a metaphoric sense, and the breathing has more to do with travel for me, about the search musically for open air.
Keren Ann
Just breathing can be such a luxury sometimes.
Walter Kirn
Do not breathing in the chronological, do not dream of the later, drain the intellect on the bring about twinkling.
Gautama Buddha
Now that I have kids, I’m probably more overprotective than I’ve ever been. My wife’s nickname for me is ‘red alert.’ I sometimes check just to see if the kids are breathing. But I try not to be a helicopter parent.
Matt Damon
I like the work hanging free in the frame. I don’t like too much frame around it but I like a little breathing space around the piece.
Robert Barry
We need to make sure that the powers that be know that arts education is as vital and as important as geography and arithmetic. You know, it is a part of the spiritual and the soulful experience and expression of being human and it is a necessity, as necessary as water, as breathing air.
Rosie O’Donnell
Passion should meet your professional life, and I’m a living, breathing testament to that.
Bozoma Saint John
I’ve just completed a five-year period that can perhaps best be called a breathing spell. A time of getting my health back and gathering my strength. That time also included incredible cocaine abuse, a heart attack and my wife’s recovery from both alcoholism and cocaine abuse.
George Carlin
A wee child toddling in a wonder world, I prefer to their dogma my excursions into the natural gardens where the voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers. If this is Paganism, then at present, at least, I am a Pagan.
Zitkala-Sa
Breathing is so important with physical activity, then how much more important is it with psychological activity?
Kevin Gates
We might remind ourselves that criticism is as inevitable as breathing, and that we should be none the worse for articulating what passes in our minds when we read a book and feel an emotion about it, for criticizing our own minds in their work of criticism.
T. S. Eliot
I actually stop breathing, I think it’s 80 times a night, because I have sleep apnea. I’ve had it since I was a kid.
Shaun Ryder
Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act, taking those wolves back into Yellowstone, restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
Bruce Babbitt
Deep breathing changes the chemistry of the body by bringing oxygen into the tissue.
Wim Hof
And she was terribly aware that she was alive. Not just living and breathing, but …alive.
Mary Balogh
When people embrace character, there’s latzie. It’s the stuffing of a scene that’s not written. It’s not in the stage direction and it’s not in the words. When people embrace character, it informs their living, breathing moments in a scene so well.
Nathan Fillion
But you learn to smother the living breathing soul, go deaf to it, and this violence to the self is what is commonly called sanity in the places where I have lived.
Philip O Ceallaigh
He broke the kiss and leaned against her, breathing hard. “Good morning to you, too. Man, I just can’t stay mad when you do that.
Rachel Caine
Dealing with global warming doesn’t mean we have all got to suddenly stop breathing. Dealing with global warming means that we have to stop waste, and if you travel for no reason whatsoever, that is a waste.
David Attenborough
One way of pointing to this realization is, when you think you have big problems, ask yourself, “What problem do I have at this moment?” Usually, you will find that you don’t have a problem at this moment because you’re sitting here and you’re breathing, you’re looking out the window, and it’s fine.
Eckhart Tolle
To understand one’s world, one must sometimes turn away from it! To serve better, one must briefly hold it at a distance. Where can the necessary solitude be found, the long breathing space in which mind gathers its strength and takes stock of its courage.
Albert Camus
it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything as still as solemn as unpleasantly definitive as statuary when right in front of it in the warm New York 4 o’clock light we are drifting back and forth between each other like a tree breathing through its spectacles
Frank O’Hara
In playing the part of Mammy, I tried to make her a living, breathing character, the way she appeared to me in the book.
Hattie McDaniel
Now the old boy may be barely breathing, but the heart of rock and roll is still beating.
Huey Lewis
Breathing is the greatest pleasure in life
Giovanni Papini
I almost think that hope is for the soul what breathing is for the living organism. Where hope is lacking the soul dries up and withers.
Gabriel Marcel
If China can’t even given LinkedIn enough breathing room to operate in China, that would be a very unfortunate signal for a government to send its professionals about its priorities.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Breathing can and should bring you into a ready-to-act condition instantly.
Vladimir Vasiliev
Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythym of your life.
Jacques d’Amboise
A great scholar, in the highest sense of the term, is not one who depends simply on an infinite memory, but also on an infinite and electrical power of combination; bringing together from the four winds, like the Angel of the Resurrection, what else were dust from dead men’s bones, into the unity of breathing life.
Thomas de Quincey
When a man has lost all happiness, he’s not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
Sophocles
I work very fast and steadily, and I don’t hardly ever notice that I’m working. It feels like just breathing or walking when I do films.
Werner Herzog
there does seem to me something sad in life. It is hard to say what it is. I don’t mean the sorrow that we all know, like illness and poverty and death. No, it is something different. It is there, deep down, deep down, part of one, like one’s breathing.
Katherine Mansfield
The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.
Edith Wharton
He would go somewhere no one knew him, and he would sit in a library all day and read books and listen to people breathing.
Neil Gaiman
The way I miss my daughter Esme is to worry about her. It is not a pleasurable longing. It contorts my body and scrambles my brain, makes me stop breathing, clench my jaw and my fists, it makes me frown, and makes me blind and deaf, in fact entirely without sensory perception.
Olivia Williams
He was not looking forward to breaking the law. He was straight now. He’d matured. Crime no longer excited him. What?’ Ronald said. I didn’t say anything.’ You’re breathing heavy.
Jennifer Crusie
The power of yes: that’s what allows creativity to breathe and to come in. That’s what allows your ideas to become living, breathing, moving dreams in action.
Jason Mraz
I think the context of an hour-long drama gives breathing space that you don’t get in a film.
Philip Kerr
And so I have to live. Because we live for more than just ourselves, Most of the time we live for others, keep putting one foot before the other, left and right, left and right, so that walking becomes a habit, just like breathing. Ina n out, left and right.
Thrity Umrigar
Not just beautiful, though–the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.
Haruki Murakami
Early in my career, I had difficulty breathing during workouts and my performance on the ice suffered. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with EIB and received the proper treatment that I was able to reach my peak performance.
Apolo Ohno
When I was born, the umbilical cord came wrapped around my neck, so when I came out, I wasn’t breathing. The cord had cut off my oxygen – not the entire time, just at the end, when my mom was giving birth. When I came out, I wasn’t conscious, so they had to work on bringing me back. It was a crazy moment.
LaMarcus Aldridge
It’s not what you do. It’s the way you do it-stripping, or writing, or talking . . . or just breathing. Do it with an air, and never admit you’re scared.
Gypsy Rose Lee
Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.
George Steinbrenner
I love creating stories, dreaming up characters and breathing life into them. From several generations of Irish storytellers, I think that’s what I was born to do.
Linda Conrad
To keep the fire burning brightly there’s one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart – about a finger’s breadth – for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.
Marnie Reed Crowell
I don’t remember ever not singing. It’s just as natural as breathing for me.
Keith Whitley
You have climate change and antibiotic resistance which are two of the biggest horses of the apocalypse, and they’re basically breathing on our necks, and there’s no political will or effort being expended to deal with them.
Moby
Only those who know how to breathe will survive.
Shriram Sharma
Sweet breathing Zephyrus did softly play,
A gentle spirit, that lightly did delay
Hot Titan’s beams, which then did glister fair
Edmund Spenser
Children in Georgia and across America should be able to get to and from school each day without breathing polluted air, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated challenges for children already managing respiratory problems.
Raphael Warnock
How do you know if someone needs encouragement? If they are breathing!
S. Truett Cathy
During meditation, our breathing slows, our blood pressure and heart rate decrease, and stress hormone levels fall.
Deepak Chopra
So, does this make you visibly challenged? (Nick) No, but if you don’t lay off me, I’m going to make you breathing impaired. (Acheron)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
And it only hurts when I’m breathing My heart only breaks when it’s beating My dreams only die when I’m dreaming So, I hold my breath–to forget
Shania Twain
It’s just a mild disagreement, Papa. Remi has this whole need to breathe in and out, which annoys me. If he would just stop breathing, I’d be fine. (Aimee)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Who I believed myself to be was a hopeless case. I would wake up in the mornings and notice I was still alive and breathing and hate God, hate myself, hate life, and contemplate ways of killing myself.
Byron Katie
A second blow of many flowers appears, flowers faintly tinged and breathing no perfume; but fruits, not blossoms, form the woodland wreath that circles Autumn’s brow.
James Grahame
I try to think about positive things – how great my form is, how my arms are swinging, my breathing, how loud people are cheering. My sports psychologist taught me there are a million things telling you you can’t keep going, but if you find the things that say you can, you’re golden.
Kara Goucher
I may not be a great actress but I’ve become the greatest at screen orgasms. Ten seconds of heavy breathing, roll your head from side to side, simulate a slight asthma attack and die a little.
Candice Bergen
Go back to the breathing and try to be in that moment deeply. Because there is a possibility to handle every kind of event and the essential is to keep the peace in yourself.
Nhat Hanh
As a kid, you await holidays with a wide-eyed, passionate, almost maniacal enthusiasm. Heavy breathing is involved.
Gina Barreca
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
L. Frank Baum
I’m so sorry to disappoint you,” she said, breathing hard. “But it would take far more than that to scare me.” A quick flex of his arms, and their bodies collided. And he whispered, just as his mouth fell on hers, “God, I was hoping you’d say that.
Tessa Dare
Life is a moving, breathing thing. We have to be willing to constantly evolve. Perfection is constant transformation.
Nia Peeples
DiscomfortWear™, shapewear designed to eliminate rills, ripples, and muffin tops. In some cases known to eliminate circulation and breathing. If you’re not uncomfortable, it’s not DiscomfortWear™.
Libba Bray
I do a 15-minute meditation and breathing exercise every day after shooting. That helps me to come out of character.
Mohit Raina
My monumental netted sculptural environments move through time, animated by an ever-changing ‘wind choreography,’ making invisible air currents suddenly visible to the human eye. I make living, breathing pieces that respond to the forces of nature – wind, light, water.
Janet Echelman
He willed his body to remain unaffected. Sabin would fuss if Strider sported a hard-on around his precious. And, of course, “fuss” meant Strider would find his intestines wrapped around his neck, breathing a thing of the past.
Gena Showalter
Money is important yes, but not the most important. I don’t need money to smile or breathe. I would still be breathing if all my money disappeared tomorrow.
Aeriel Miranda
Breathing in the proper state gets you into a state where you digest food better and calms your brainwaves down.
Bryson DeChambeau
A tree is a thought, an obstruction stopping the flow of wind and light, trapping water, housing insects, birds, and animals, and breathing in and out. How treelike the human, how human the tree.
Gretel Ehrlich
If you took acting away from me, I’d stop breathing.
Ingrid Bergman
A professional is one who believes he has invented breathing.
Peter Porter
If every moment is sacred and if you are amazed and in awe most of the time when you find yourself breathing and not crazy, then you are in a state of constant thankfulness, worship and humility.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
The secret to happiness is happiness itself. Wherever we are, any time, we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine, the presence of each other, the wonder of our breathing. We don’t have to travel anywhere else to do so. We can be in touch with these things right now.
Nhat Hanh
We belong to no cult. We are not Nature Lovers. We don’t love nature any more than we love breathing. Nature is simply something indispensable, like air and light and water, that we accept as necessary to living, and the nearer we can get to it the happier we are.
Louise Dickinson Rich
I want what everybody wants, that’s how I know I’m still breathing.
Mark Doty
‘Atlanta’ is really trying to put that out there: these are just the lives of these people in this city, and this city is its own breathing, living thing, too. So how do you navigate through life, especially with dreams and aspirations in a world that tells you that you don’t deserve to have them.
Brian Tyree Henry
The men of old breathed clear down to their heels.
Zhuangzi
Moscow, breathing fire like a human volcano with its smoldering lava of passion, ambition and politics, its hurly-burly of meetings and entertainment, Moscow is less than twenty miles away. It’s always thirsting for something new, the newest events, the latest sensation.
Svetlana Alliluyeva
Even in the worst time of life, if you are still breathing, that means you are still alive. If you are still here, you haven’t accomplished what is still to be accomplished. The most important part of your life is still ahead of you.
Andy Andrews
breathing, sleeping, drinking, eating, working, dreaming, everything we do is dying. to live, in fact, is to die.
Guy de Maupassant
When your breathing is easy and deep, your body works efficiently, and your mind settles. That doesn’t mean that your balance (in tree pose or anywhere else) will be perfect and your life will be seamless, but you’ll be better equipped to deal with the wobbles and earthquakes that get thrown into the mix.
Tara Stiles
I am always the better for open-air breathing, and was certainly meant for the wandering life of the Indian.
Maria Mitchell
It is not possible to control the outside of yourself until you have mastered your breathing space. It is not possible to change anything until you understand the substance you wish to change.
Jeanette Winterson
I like ‘Unsung’ but I’d rather have a ‘Behind the Music’ while I’m still breathing.
Lalah Hathaway
Oh no. Don’t smile. You’ll kill me. I stop breathing when you smile.
Tessa Dare
You can acquire some measure of knowledge from various research techniques, but nothing beats living, breathing, and feeling the same things your prospect (customers) do.
John Jantsch
to give life to sculpture I found it must have a pulse, a breathing quality that could change in a flash, and it must never appear static, hard, or unrevealing. All these demands formed themslves in my thoughts, and became like an endless obsession.
Malvina Hoffman
how should tasting touching hearing seeing breathing any lifted from the no of all nothing human merely being doubt unimaginable You?
e. e. cummings
I don’t mind losing. Losing is like breathing to me.
Lisa Lutz
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
Erich Fromm
How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?
Charles Lindbergh
Conducting has more to do with singing and breathing than with piano-playing.
Colin R. Davis
So, you are very welcome to our house. It must appear in other ways than words, Therefore, I scant this breathing courtesy.
William Shakespeare
The still affection of the heart Became an outward breathing type, That into stillness past again, And left a want unknown before; Although the loss had brought us pain, That loss but made us love the more.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Metaphysical speculation is about as pointless as a discussion on the meaning of one’s lungs. They’re for breathing.
P. D. James
And then my editor really likes that because he’s left alone to do what…to create those things instead of me breathing over his shoulder and I like it because I don’t have to sit in the editing room all day. I get to watch just dailies.
Nicholas Stoller
The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal. Both assumptions are false: both of them must be accepted as true if we are to go on eating and working and loving, and are to keep open a few breathing holes for the human spirit.
E. M. Forster
Prayer is the natural and joyous breathing of the spiritual life by which the heavenly atmosphere is inhaled and then exhaled in prayer.
Andy Murray
Working safely is like breathing – if you don’t, you die.
Jerry Smith
People talk of sorrow as if it is soft, a thing of water and tears. But true sorrow is not soft. True sorrow is a thing of fire, and rock. It burns your heart, crushes your soul under the weight of mountains. It destroys, and even if you keep breathing, keep going, you die.
Laurell K. Hamilton
We are fighters and survivors. We are here. We are alive and breathing, living and loving, birthing and caring, working and earning. The sky is above us. The earth is below us. We can never be poor. ~ NanaAnna
Sister Souljah
Playing basketball for me is like breathing.
Becky Hammon
I think this country is terribly, horribly obsessed with age, and it really is just this country. If you’re still living and breathing at 50, then count your blessings!
Sarah Lancashire
How can a deer tell when a leaf falls silent in the forest? She hears it breathing differently.
Richard Bach
Wherever Harry went inside the tiny cottage or its garden, he could hear the constant ebb and flow of the sea, like the breathing of some great, slumbering creature.
J. K. Rowling
I guess I just couldn’t see standing there — alive, talking, thinking, breathing, being — one second, and dead the next. It really bothered me. Death by violence isn’t the same as dying any other way, accident or disease or old age. It just ain’t the same.
S. E. Hinton
They are very healthy. Yes, they were sucking and breathing on their own and everything when they came out. So there was no need to stay in the hospital. So we took them home the next day.
Cheryl Tiegs
And I thought maybe I didn’t need to worry about my heart anymore because it had stopped beating a couple of seconds earlier, and I was still sitting there living and breathing-though admittedly I wasn’t feeling much of anything.
Josh Lanyon
My breathing is controlled, but all the fear and anger within me. Fear is too simple a word. Terror. That’s what I feel.
Pittacus Lore
Decidedly it will never have been given to me to finish anything, except perhaps breathing. One must not be greedy.
Samuel Beckett
The voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers.
Zitkala-Sa
Acting is what I’m living and breathing on a day-to-day basis.
Ruby Rose
The city of Detroit is the living, breathing example of Hillary Clinton’s failed economic agenda.
Donald Trump
What can we do but keep on breathing in and out, modest and willing, and in our places?
Mary Oliver
Silent waters rocking on the morning of our birth,
like an empty cradle waiting to be filled.
And from the heart of God the Spirit moved upon the earth,
like a mother breathing life into her child.
Gordon Lightfoot
The faint old man shall lean his silver head To feel thee; thou shalt kiss the child asleep, And dry the moistened curls that overspread His temples, while his breathing grows more deep.
Bear Bryant
Meditation could be said to be the Art of Simplicity: simply sitting, simply breathing and simply being.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
Erma Bombeck
I don’t do any special preparations before recording any number, nothing like deep breathing or meditation.
Mohit Chauhan
If you are not used to the g-forces, it can really mess with you. There’s this overwhelming power that sweeps through the cabin. Your senses get pegged out. You’re looking for comfort or safety but you won’t find any. All you can do is keep breathing.
Brian Binnie
The trouble with the theory [of limited and divided government] is that government is not a machine, but a living thing. This is where the living and breathing constitution comes from. It is modified by its environment, necessitated by its tasks, shaped to its functions by the sheer pressure of life.
Woodrow Wilson
To be alive is to be breathing.
Sharon Gannon
When things are going bad, don’t get all bummed out. Don’t get startled; don’t get frustrated. If you can say the word ‘good,’ guess what? It means you’re still alive. It means you’re still breathing.
Jocko Willink
Get your product in front of actual, living, breathing strangers. Your college roommate’s approval does not mean there’s market demand.
Kathryn Minshew
In man, the mechanical breathing is essential to life, and it is one of the old tests for death to see whether these movements have ceased completely.
August Krogh
I love yoga breathing exercises; they’re very helpful.
Tony Goldwyn
Sometimes you are the only living, walking, breathing version of the Bible that people will ever see. What long-lasting taste are you going to leave in their mouths? A lot of people have left a bad taste. And it’s so unfortunate, because God is the best!
Yvonne Orji
I like that Pilates compromises the mind and body. It’s not just about being able to run around the block a few times. It’s about alleviating stress and controlling breathing. It’s about being balanced.
Aimee Mullins
I think her friends were worried that the bulimia might come back, about some psychological slide, and she was given breathing space to some extent by the media as much as she ever has been.
Anthony Holden
Our breathing reflects every emotional or physical effort and every disturbance.
Moshe Feldenkrais
A spirit, breathing the language of independence, is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion, or submit to the dictates of others, when not softened by reason, or tempered with kindness.
Joseph Lancaster
No food or drug will ever do for you what a fresh supply of oxygen will.
Tony Robbins
But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.
Ernest Hemingway
The true man breathes with his heels.
Zhuangzi
I think during the day, when I was doing the Masterchef experience, everything I’d learnt in yoga, the breathing techniques, etc, would really help and it would calm me down because it was so stressful.
Jayne Middlemiss
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
Alfred Adler
At some point, I would like to write a book and other things, but I work best when there is some sort of deadline in my own mind, but not when fifty people or fifty million people are breathing down the back of my neck.
Alanis Morissette
I could probably use some tips from a vocal trainer or something about breathing, but we all know it’s not about technical prowess.
John Grant
The choking humidity makes amphibians of us all, in Bombay, breathing water in air; you learn to live with it, and you learn to like it, or you leave.
Gregory David Roberts
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
A workman is not just a workman.
A laborer is not just a laborer.
An office worker is not just an office worker.
They are living, breathing, important pillars on which the entire structure of our civilization is erected. They are not cogs in a mighty machine.
They are the machine itself.
L. Ron Hubbard
I’ll probably be writing as long as I’m breathing.
Kris Kristofferson
I was floating around in the Garden of Eden, thrilled to be a human being at the Human-Be-In, knowing the world could be saved if we loved one another. I was draped in flowers, bestowed upon me by my brothers and sisters. I was laughing, loving, breathing Princess of Peace.
Pamela Des Barres
One way to break up any kind of tension is good deep breathing.
Byron Nelson
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
Martin Luther
To elevate abstract doctrines and dogmas over living, breathing, embodied experiences of God’s love and grace, then, is going the wrong direction. It’s taking flesh and turning it back into words.
Rob Bell
As Stephanie and Lula were going after the bad guys, Lula was making preparations from the trunk of her Firebird. Stephanie looked inside and stopped breathing for a beat. “That’s a rocket launcher!” “Yep,” Lula said. “It’s a big boy. I got it at a yard sale in the projects.
Janet Evanovich
Our most serious obstacle is the uncontrollable urge to convert everything to the familiar, to reduce it all to the level of the primate brain; to reject the living, breathing reality of the totality of all possible attention.
E. J. Gold
Being called Black in America is the struggle to keep us moving and breathing over bloody water. Being a Nig**r or [Ni**a] without the context of history is like drowning in bloody water, dragging down those yet knowing to swim.
Chuck D
Pranayam is the right science of breathing where deep, regulated and rhythmic breathing is done along with mental purification. Its practice plays an important role not only in cure of physical ailments, but also for moral and spiritual progress.
Virchand Gandhi
Sometimes an opponent stops breathing, and you realise something drastic has happened and they are trying not to let on. Or they go quiet, or they get fidgety. After a while you pick these things up and become more alert to them.
Viswanathan Anand
I know it is common nowadays for artists to start labels but this is a thoroughly constructed vehicle for inspired talent. This is a market that we’ve been living, breathing and eating for our entire lives – one where a huge void currently exists. Favored Nations is a long-term commitment.
Steve Vai
Amongst the instrumentalities of love and peace, surely there can be no sweeter, softer, more effective voice than that of gentle, peace-breathing music.
Elihu Burritt
Today, when we look at a brain, we see an intricate network of billions of neurons in constant, crackling communication, a chemical labyrinth that senses the world outside and within, produces love and sorrow, keeps our hearts beating and lungs breathing, composes our thoughts, and constructs our consciousness.
Carl Zimmer
When you consciously decide to breathe more slowly and deeply, you alert your body to the fact that you want it to behave differently. You are not just changing your breathing pattern, you are making a full-body announcement that you are entering into a different relationship with your mind and your body.
Eric Maisel
Reading is the royal road to intellectual eminence…Truly good books are more than mines to those who can understand them. They are the breathings of the great souls of past times. Genius is not embalmed in them, but lives in them perpetually.
William Ellery Channing
Don’t fight them anymore.I’m going to go with them.” “No. I won’t let them take you.” “You have to,” I begged. He was breathing hard, every part of him braced and ready to attack. We locked gazes, and a thousand messages seemed to flow between us as the old electricity crackled in the air.
Richelle Mead
The theatre for me is much more satisfying as an actor because you are working in front of a living, breathing, throbbing, gasping, laughing and hopefully applauding audience. And the immediate connection you get with that audience is very satisfying.
George Takei
What do you think? I’m not a starfish or a pepper tree. I’m a living, breathing human being. Of course I’ve been in love.
Haruki Murakami
Copying all or parts of a program is as natural to a programmer as breathing, and as productive. It ought to be as free.
Richard Stallman
I also have a routine with breathing and visualization techniques that I go through when I feel overwhelmed or nervous.
Amanda Schull
Repetition is based on body rhythms, so we identify with the heartbeat, or with walking, or with breathing.
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Rosa Hubermann was sitting on the edge of the bed with her husband’s accordion tied to her chest. Her fingers hovered above the keys. She did not move. She didn’t ever appear to be breathing.
Markus Zusak
It’s like breathing in and out to me. It’s like having a conversation with someone who isn’t there. Because it has to be addressed to somebody – not a particular person, or very rarely.
Norman MacCaig
There weren’t butterflies in my stomach, there were fire breathing dragons.
Emme
I’m in, Cat. I’d never leave you. Especially when you’ve got death breathing down your neck.” “Very funny,” I retorted, since Bones was inches from my throat
Jeaniene Frost
No one knows the fear in a front runner’s mind more than me. When you set off at a cracking pace for four or five laps and find that your main rivals are still breathing down your neck, that’s when you start to panic.
Ron Clarke
As the body lives by breathing, so the soul lives by believing.
Thomas Brooks
The sun doth shake Light from his locks, and, all the way Breathing perfumes, doth spice the day.
Henry Vaughan
A lot of people don’t like the road, but it’s as natural to me as breathing.
Bob Dylan
Reduce the stress levels in your life through relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and exercise. You’ll look and feel way better for it.
Suzanne Somers
If you allow yourself to breathe into the depth, wonder, beauty, craziness, and strife everything that represents the fullness of your life you can live fearlessly. Because you come to realize that if you just keep breathing, you cannot be conquered
Oprah Winfrey
Living means taking chances. Risks. Playing safe all the time is being dead inside, even if you happen to still be breathing.
Ellen Hopkins
I’ve known him since 1954 and I’ve never taken Mujib Rahiman seriously – I understood from the very first moment that there was no depth to him, no preparation, that he was an agitator breathing a lot of fire and with an absolute lack of ideas.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
You who let yourselves feel: enter the breathing
That is more than your own.
Let it brush your cheeks
As it divides and rejoins behind you.
The trees you planted in childhood have grown
Too heavy. You cannot bring them along.
Give yourselves to the air, to what you cannot hold.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Breathing is the first act of life, and the last.
Joseph Pilates
His face was in my neck and he was breathing hard. Was he grieving me? Already? Would he miss me? Had I, in some tiny way, come to matter to this enigmatic, hard, brilliant, obsessed man? I realised he’d come to matter to me. Good or evil, right or wrong, he mattered to me.
Karen Marie Moning
It’s a lifestyle, it’s something you do the rest of your life,” LaLanne said. “How long are you going to keep breathing? How long do you keep eating? You just do it.
Jack LaLanne
I like living, breathing better than working…my art is that of living. Each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual nor cerebral, it’s a sort of constant euphoria.
Marcel Duchamp
One of the things you will notice about the book of Mark is that if you read through it in one setting, you will be breathing hard at the end. Literally, Mark has set up this book in a way that it is almost like several snapshots of Jesus Christ.
Paul Washer
A big part of filmmaking, and a big part of the power of filmmaking, is creating characters that people fall in love with. So, those things, like the bloopers, create more reality and dimension, and the sense that these are not drawings or shadows, but they are living, breathing, thinking characters. That’s the illusion.
Rob Minkoff
I am breathing. That’s how I’m staying alive!
Ryan Stiles
How do you deal with meditating when you stop breathing? The trick is to meditate just a little higher and you won’t even know that you’re not breathing.
Frederick Lenz
You think the only thing looking at you is this steel thing, but behind the camera is this living, breathing person operating the camera whose job it is to watch you.
Uzo Aduba
I’m often accused of saying some pretty rotten things about my mother-in-law. But quite honestly, she’s only got one major fault – it’s called breathing.
Les Dawson
It’s going to be a lot of work, Gideon,” Eva warned him. “I’m not afraid of work.” He was touching me restlessly as if it were as necessary to him as breathing. “I’m only afraid of losing you.
Sylvia Day
You only need to walk in mindfulness, making peaceful, happy steps on our planet. Breathe deeply, and enjoy your breathing. Be aware that the sky is blue and the birds’ songs are beautiful. Enjoy being alive and you will help the living Christ and the living Buddha continue for a long, long time.
Nhat Hanh
I have defeated this earthworm with my words. Imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists.
Charlie Sheen
I think sex is part of life, like eating and breathing.
Donatella Versace
When we kiss, his lips on mine are like CPR– breathing the life back into me.
Sonya Sones
I’ve been doing breathing routines for years. It is massive. It helped me in commentary as well.
Ravi Shastri
Place your attention 6 inches above your crown. God is breathing in and out there.
Lauryn Hill
Recognize this as a holy gift and celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing.
Maynard James Keenan
When you’re on this major English estate, breathing in the English air, and it’s untouched, you can feel its presence. It’s a whole different feel. It really felt like we were there living it. It didn’t feel modern, ever.
Jennifer Coolidge
Be aware of your breathing. Notice how this takes attention away from your thinking and creates space.
Eckhart Tolle
A cigarette is a breathing space. It makes a parenthesis. The time of a cigarette is a parenthesis, and if it is shared, you are both in that parenthesis. It’s like a proscenium arch for a dialogue.
John Berger
I’m breathing out of my mouth and thinking things I have only seen on Netflix in the foreign-movie section.
Tara Brown
Breathing is meditation; life is a meditation. You have to breathe in order to live, so breathing is how you get in touch with the sacred space of your heart.
Willow Smith
Chanting is no more holy than listening to the murmur of a stream, counting prayer beads no more sacred than simply breathing. . . . If you wish to attain oneness with the Tao, don’t get caught up in spiritual superficialities.
Laozi
I’m living, breathing proof that you can be anything you want to be.
Kofi Kingston
I’m thankful to be breathing, on this side of the grass. Whatever comes, comes.
Ron Perlman
Despite what you might guess, when monitoring your breathing, your body doesn’t care whether you’re inhaling enough oxygen. It cares only whether you’re expelling enough carbon dioxide – that’s the gas that sets off the panic button when you’re suffocating.
Sam Kean
I practice yoga and breathing daily along with all the exercises on the instrument. I’m getting more and more monastic about it, especially when I’m on tour, because I’m making songs that are harder to perform all the time. So I no longer smoke and I drink a lot less on tour.
Colin Stetson
Music to me is just like breathing. I have to have it. It’s part of me.
Ray Charles
I’d done comedy for years, it was almost like breathing so doing something new is dead exciting.
James Buckley
Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
Thomas de Quincey
Find yourself for courage and confidence are as easy as breathing to the person who really knows who he is.
Vernon Howard
It’s one of the things that weirdly I always used to like about my job: that expressing the emotions of a writer or someone creative and breathing empathy and life into a character people can then identify with, that they’d feel less alone.
Uma Thurman
Fame’s carapace does not allow for easy breathing.
Joyce Carol Oates
The cayote is a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry. He is always poor, out of luck and friendless. The meanest creatures despise him, and even the fleas would desert him for a velocipede.
Mark Twain
The body and mind are one. When the intimate relationship between mind and body is disrupted, aging and entropy accelerate. Restoring mind/body integration brings about renewal. Through conscious breathing and movement techniques, you can renew the body/mind and reverse the aging process.
Deepak Chopra
I’ve never really focused on if I had good habits when I sang or if I had bad habits, or if I was breathing correctly. So, I started doing vocal exercises and would stretch out before I sang, stuff to help my breathing. It’s funny, you breathe your whole life then you find out you’re not doing it correctly.
Rodney Atkins
Access by kids to the Internet should be like kids breathing clean air.
Nicholas Negroponte
When I walk around my neighborhood, the grocery store, or the farmers market, I don’t see Democrats or Republicans, Progressives or Conservatives. I see my brothers and sisters – living, breathing human beings with diverse and complicated stories, views, and desires that can’t be packaged neatly in a box.
Tulsi Gabbard
When you take something that’s inert, and through motion, give it life, make it appear to be alive, living, breathing thinking and having emotions, that’s animation. But when you take something that’s live-action, and move a part of it, that’s a special effect.
John Lasseter
By working and living in New York, you are breathing Western civilization, continuously reminded of its benefits and its values.
Ibn Warraq
Painting is like breathing to me. It’s what I do all the time. Every day I make art, whether it is painting, writing or making a movie.
Julian Schnabel
For the most part, studio movies have huge budgets. They don’t do anything under 30 to 40 million. When you have that much money at stake, you have so many people breathing down your neck.
Penelope Spheeris
Change is the process by which the future invades our lives, and it is important to look at it closely, not merely from the grand perspectives of history, but also from the vantage point of the living, breathing individuals who experience it.
Alvin Toffler
I have no sex appeal, which kills me. The only way I can ever hear heavy breathing from my husband’s side of the bed is when he’s having an asthma attack.
Joan Rivers
I think breathing is actually the key to a lot of opening up of other parts of yourself that you haven’t used, for any job, but particularly in acting.
Sigourney Weaver
You get most out of walking by going along briskly, swinging the arms and breathing deeply. It also helps promote the circulation of blood to the brain. The Greek philosophers promenaded as they philosophized.
Paul Dudley White
War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.
Niccolo Machiavelli
When I was born, the umbilical cord came wrapped around my neck, so when I came out, I wasn’t breathing.
LaMarcus Aldridge
Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace.
Thich Nhat Hanh
All nature … is a respiration Of the Spirit of God, who, in breathing hereafter Will inhale it into his bosom again, So that nothing but God alone will remain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I listen to music a lot, if I need to get into a particular space. I do stretching and breathing, and take time to mostly be quiet and find the stillness. I think that’s important.
Zachary Quinto
I, Woman, am that wonder-breathing rose That blossoms in the garden of the King.
Elsa Barker
Breathing affects your respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, muscular, and psychic systems, and also has a general affect on your sleep, memory, ability to concentrate, and your energy levels.
Donna Farhi
Love is everything for me. It’s the way of life. It’s the way of expressing and way of breathing for me.
Rithvik Dhanjani
I still perform it in all my shows. I’ll do it as long as I’m breathing. I’m so proud it has stood the test of time.
Ben E. King
Are you open for this possibility of the energy source of breathing to go through you or are you collapsing? Are you open to this coming and going of air and the possibility-wea ther we sit, or stand, or lie-to allow this exchange of air through us?
Charlotte Selver
he who should inspire and lead his race must be defended from travelling with the souls of other men, from living, breathing, reading, and writing in the daily, time-worn yoke of their opinions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
So sometimes things are ahead and sometimes they are behind; Sometimes breathing is hard, sometimes it comes easily; Sometimes there is strength and sometimes weakness; Sometimes one is up and sometimes down. Therefore the sage avoids extremes, excesses, and complacency.
Laozi
Illness is the result of improper removal of toxins from the body. Oxygen is the vital factor which assists the body in removing toxins.
Ed McCabe
In playing the part of Mammy, I tried to make her a living, breathing character, the way she appeared to me in the book
Hattie McDaniel
Our days are so few, our existences so complicated. As long as we’re breathing we shouldn’t further complicate our lives.
Paul Rusesabagina
Get up my friend. If you’re still breathing, there’s still time enough for greatness.
Andrew Craig
Lying in the bed that had once held two, Lisey thought alone never felt more lonely than when you woke up and discovered you still had the house to yourself. That you and the mice in the walls were the only ones still breathing.
Stephen King
What’s the benefit of hatha yoga? Physical. What do you need to do hatha yoga? Physical body. That’s it. Breathing and spirit is a part of any sport. So that’s why hatha yoga can be a sport.
Rajashree Choudhury
Once time is lit, it will burn whether or not you’re breathing it in. Even after smoke becomes air, there is the memory of smoke. I am seeing as if by the light of a match, a glimpse of my life and having it feel right.
David Levithan
What do you say when you feel your life is taken right from your chest, even though I miraculously find myself still breathing?
Jason F. Wright
It is only in the space that our thoughts and our feelings enclose that our happiness can breathe in freedom.
Maurice Maeterlinck
It’s cute when you meet young boys and they’re bright red and breathing like they’ve run up the stairs, but they’re just sitting outside the door. I’ve had phone calls in the middle of the night when I stay at hotels.
Cameron Diaz
Breathing in, I am aware of my heart. Breathing out, I smile to my heart and know that my heart still functions normally. I feel grateful for my heart.
Nhat Hanh
In the end [after the 1905 revolution], Russia gained nothing more than a breathing spell.
Richard Pipes
I also swim four to five times a week, and once you get rolling into a rhythm of breathing and movement, your mind can truly untether, which I find so refreshing.
Patrick Fabian
You have those who have been living and breathing Buckminster Fuller ever since he converted them to his cult and to be honest, I’m really not interested in that audience at all. I think that they’re going to die out soon enough.
Jonathon Keats
Air grew heavy, damp, almost solid. I was breathing bricks.
Khaled Hosseini
Krishnamacharya’s personal practice was always with long deep breathing and mental focus. Observe the position of his head, the lower abdomen and his mental focus. He was always concentrated on the inner alignment through breath.
A. G. Mohan
It applies even more to politicians because they are living, breathing embodiments of the language that they use. And it’s why how you start the conversation, and how you end it, matters so much.
Frank Luntz
Really unreal world, will you perhaps do the breathing for me while I am away?
e. e. cummings
’13 Reasons Why’ includes LGBTQ people and people of color in stories without making it about that. They’re just living, breathing, human beings who happen to be different from the white, cis, straight norm.
Tommy Dorfman
The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness, But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb.
Roger Ebert
A lot of people can’t stand touring but to me it’s like breathing. I do it because I’m driven to do it.
Bob Dylan
It’s definitely the hardest tackle I’ve taken in my life but I’m still breathing and that’s a good sign.
Derick Hougaard
In terms of political contributions, the free speech rights of corporations I dont think deserve the same protections as the free speech rights of real living, breathing, voting humans.
Chris Coons
Greed is a basic part of animal nature. Being against it is like being against breathing or eating. It means nothing.
Ben Stein
I love being in London because it means I am breathing the same air as the Queen.
Melissa George
Because of my job, my hair gets played with a lot on set, so I try to give it little bit of breathing space when I’m not working.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Hades was the personification of dark and dangerous–a living, breathing Batman.
P. C. Cast
Children whose developing lungs are particularly vulnerable suffer the most from air pollution. For children, breathing the air in cities with the worst pollution, such as Beijing, Calcutta, Mexico City, Shanghai, and Tehran, is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day.
Lester R. Brown
My God, I pray better to you by breathing and walking than by talking, just as in choir I sing best when I am thinking about something else, or better still, praying.
Thomas Merton
Hip-hop as a culture itself goes through stages. It grows – it’s breathing, living. I’ve noticed that we usually start off conscious, then we wind up very highly sexual, and then we thug it out. Then things get a little funny again, with comedy and that kind of thing.
KRS-One
No more words. In the name of this place we drink in with our breathing, stay quiet like a flower. So the nightbirds will start singing.
Rumi
Madonna is a “living, breathing cash register.”
Boy George
Do some yoga. I never feel more beautiful than after I’ve really spent some time breathing.
Olivia Wilde
But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in sleep.
Karl Shapiro
I guess I wanted to leave America for awhile. It wasn’t that I wanted to become an expatriate, or just never come back, I needed some breathing room. I’d already been translating French poetry, I’d been to Paris once before and liked it very much, and so I just went.
Paul Auster
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
William Wordsworth
The revolutions of thought which shape the basic outlook of an age are not disseminated through text-books- they spread like epidemics, through contamination by invisible agents and innocent germ carriers, by the most varied forms of contact, or simply by breathing the common air.
Arthur Koestler
That’s what our training is for, we practice not panicking, we practice breathing, we practice looking directly at the thing that scares us until we stop flinching, we practice overriding our Can’t.
Kristin Armstrong
Because of my job, my hair gets played with a lot on set, so I try to give it little bit of breathing space when Im not working.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
I write to invite the voices in, to watch the angel wrestle, to feel the devil gather on its haunches and rise. I write to hear myself breathing. I write to be doing something while I wait to be called to my appointment with death. I write to be done writing. I write because writing is fun.
Dorianne Laux
I would like you to show me, if you can, where the line can be drawn between an organism and it’s environment. The environment is in you. It’s passing through you. You’re breathing it in and out. You and every other creature.
Wendell Berry
She thinks how much more space a being occupies in life than it does in death; how much illusion of size is contained in gestures and movements, in breathing. Dead, we are revealed in our true dimensions, and they are surprisingly modest.
Michael Cunningham
If the most you can do right now is walk around the block, then do that, and you will be surprised how quickly you increase your endurance and enthusiasm for moving and breathing.
Deepak Chopra
We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect.
Sissela Bok
I loved living and breathing theatre so much that I decided I had to find a way to bring my desire to act and my ability to support myself together. I’d run through the possibilities in Washington, so that meant moving to New York.
Karen Allen
It’s a morbid observation, but if every one on earth just stopped breathing for an hour, the greenhouse effect would no longer be a problem.
Jerry Adler
With the approaching winter the air quality in many Indian cities, especially in Delhi, becomes a public health hazard. Something so fundamental as breathing easy can no longer be taken for granted. It’s a wake-up call worthy of a civic revolution.
Rohini Nilekani
As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.
Criss Jami
Presenting the American songbook as a living, breathing entity that’s expanding all the time is very important.
Chris Thile
I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.
Maya Angelou
The pleasure of talking is the inextinguishable passion of a woman, coeval with the act of breathing.
Alain-Rene Lesage
Seize the day. Because, believe it or not, each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold, and die.
Robin Williams
The process of breathing is the most accurate metaphor we have for the way that we personally approach life, how we live our lives, and how we react to the inevitable changes that life brings us.
Donna Farhi
In the afternoon they came unto a land
In which it seemed always afternoon.
All round the coast the languid air did swoon,
Breathing like one that hath a weary dream.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
For me writing is like breathing. I could not live without breathing and I could not live without writing.
Pablo Neruda
I look up, and stop breathing. Eyes glitter in the darkness. Dark shapes sit in the car, more numerous than we are. The factionless.
Veronica Roth
And of course the word love has many shades of meaning, as do many, many of the words in our living, breathing language
Mary Balogh
Breathing in, I am aware that I am breathing in.
Breathing out, I am aware that I am breathing out.
Breathing in, I am grateful for this moment.
Breathing out, I smile.
Breathing in, I am aware of the preciousness of this day.
Breathing out, I vow to live deeply in this day.
Nhat Hanh
We must kill the false woman who is preventing the live one from breathing.
Helene Cixous
As a fire blazes brightly when the covering of ash over it is scattered by the wind, the divine fire within the body shines in all its majesty when the ashes of desire are scattered by the practice of pranayama.
B.K.S. Iyengar
I find that deep breathing and meditation help me handle practically any situation.
Nathan East
It’s people wanting to do something about global climate change. People fed up with the high price of gas. People tired of breathing dirty air. In Houston, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and other cities. It’s going to be a critical mass of people experiencing something.
Ed Begley, Jr.
Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.
Nhat Hanh
Yoga may look peaceful and calming, but even Arnold Schwarzenegger would have trouble breathing after twenty surya namaskars in a row.
Kareena Kapoor
Try to spend at least 2 or 3 days every month in an ashram. Just breathing the pure air there will purify and strengthen our bodies and minds. Like recharging the batteries, even after returning home we will be able to continue our meditation and japa.
Mata Amritanandamayi
I only miss you when I’m breathing.
Jason Derulo
There has to be space for play in literature. We all need some breathing room.
Lydia Millet
Migration is as natural as breathing, as eating, as sleeping. It is part of life, part of nature. So we have to find a way of establishing a proper kind of scenario for modern migration to exist. And when I say ‘we,’ I mean the world. We need to find ways of making that migration not forced.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Emotional pain is sometimes what we make of it. We can always choose how we react. No matter what the pain, breathing always centers me.
Aleks Paunovic
Sometimes you see films, not just science fiction films, where you get the sense that if the camera were to pan just to the left or the right, all of a sudden you’d be seeing light stands and crew standing around. But with ‘Blade Runner,’ the beauty of it is that it felt like a real, breathing city.
Duncan Jones
When you have life, you can weather any storm. You’re breathing. You have life.
DJ Khaled
of all the deprivations which afflict humankind, none is more dreadful than loneliness. A corrosive, it eats the heart out. People were meant to live by twos, with someone close with whom to share good and bad, to hear breathing in the dark room at night. Being alone is the one unnatural act.
Zelda Popkin
I think that you can treat a classic like a museum piece -stuffed and mounted- or you can make it a living, breathing narrative that is unfolding right then and there.
Peter Jackson
I always love that phrase, ‘Oh, this is a good idea, but it’s execution dependent.’ As if anything in life is not execution dependent. Breathing is execution-dependent.
Ted Sarandos
It’s so easy to get whisked away in the hubbub of friends, work and busy-ness, but we need to take the time to be still and become aware of ourselves. The small things. The fact that we’re still breathing. Our ability to move. The presence of love around and in us. Our strengths. Our opportunities. Our journeys.
Grace Gealey
He walked out of the hospital into the sun, into open air for the first time in months, out of the green-lit rooms that lay like glass in his mind. He stood there breathing everything in, the hurry of everyone. First, he thought, I need shoes with rubber on the bottom. I need gelato.
Michael Ondaatje
My wretched feet, flayed and swollen to lameness by the sharp air of January, began to heal and subside under the gentler breathings of April; the nights and mornings no longer by their Canadian temperature froze the very blood in our veins; we could now endure the play-hour passed in the garden.
Charlotte Bronte
Perhaps the apparent favor of the universe is no more than the crocodile grin of a Doberman breathing hard and about to be hungry?
Jorge Luis Borges
Living, breathing, and being present is the practice that can lead us to having a full and authentic in-the-body experience. If we can shift our perspective from being separate to being part of it all, psychological hang-ups, insecurities, fears, and disorders dissolve.
Tara Stiles
What I did was take the Jesus of the Gospels, the Son of God, the Son of the Virgin Mary, and sought to make Him utterly believable, a vital breathing character.
Anne Rice
A simple yet profound way to create a healthy body, a stress-free mind, and a peaceful sense of well-being.
Aaron Hoopes
Creativity, my students learn, is as natural a function of the mind as breathing or digestion are natural functions of the body.
John Kao
Conducting has more to do with singing and breathing than with piano-playing.
Colin Davis
I prefer to be in tune with my surroundings and to be aware of things. I like listening to my foot strike and my breathing. It can be quite soothing.
Paula Radcliffe
Silence is essential for deep transformation. It allows the practice of conscious breathing to become deep and effective. Like still water that reflects things as they are, the calming silence helps us to see things more clearly, and therefore, to be in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us.
Nhat Hanh
As you focus on calming your breathing, your anxiety will quickly reduce and you will start to think clearly again. This is especially important if you feel a panic attack coming on.
Liz Miller
It’s a beautiful feeling to be out on the ice, breathing in the cold air and hearing the blades hit the ice. It’s kind of romantic.
Allison Janney
I know I need to exercise. For some people, exercise is like breathing; for others, like me, it takes effort. Exercising is what I need for my metabolism and for a better sense of well-being.
Al Roker
It is really a matter of ending this silence and solitude, of breathing and stretching one’s arms again.
Mark Rothko
There is no such thing as ‘on the way out’ as long as you are still doing something interesting and good; you’re in the business because you’re breathing.
Louis Armstrong
Breathing is the first act of life and the last. Our very life depends on it. Since we cannot live without breathing it is tragically deplorable to contemplate the millions and millions who have never mastered the art of correct breathing.
Joseph Pilates
What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.
John Updike
[The public lands represent] in a sense, the breathing space of the nation.
Richard M. Nixon
The vulgarity of inanimate things requires time to get accustomed to; but living, breathing, bustling, plotting, planning, human vulgarity is a species of moral ipecacuanha, enough to destroy any comfort.
Thomas Carlyle
Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground. You’ve got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot.
Charles Duke
Hold your horses. I’m coming.”… “From where I’m standing you’re just breathing laboriously.” The snow swam out of focus. “Breathing hard. Are you coming or just breathing hard. You’ve got to get your one-liners straight.
Ilona Andrews
I do a little bit of yoga-style meditation. Relaxing and breathing even just one minute a day makes a big difference.
Dolph Lundgren
Oh, sir, the loftiest hopes on earth Draw lots with meaner hopes: heroic breasts, Breathing bad air, run risk of pestilence; Or, lacking lime-juice when they cross the Line, May languish with the scurvy.
George Eliot
As I drifted off to sleep, I could hear him breathing, and that definitely helped me relax.
Amanda Hocking
Breathing is central to every aspect of meditation training. It’s a wonderful place to focus in training the mind to be calm and concentrated.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
I’m really fascinated and you know I’ve been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way.
Kathy Acker
Creating breathing room financially may lower your standard of living but raise your quality of life.
Andy Stanley
You reach a certain age, and you’re so proud that you’re walking and breathing and loving and working and all of that at 90.
Eva Marie Saint
Since the choice of what we curl up with is often crucial for our solace and sanity, we need to learn how to nurture the talent of selection. Book browsing is a meditative art…Books are as essential as breathing.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
I didn’t want to be an author; I wanted to be a scientist. Not that I didn’t love literature, but I couldn’t distinguish it from reading, and reading was already my default activity, almost like breathing.
Barbara Ehrenreich
I know the well of my maternal incompetence is deep but I am determined to siphon up a calm and breathing hope for him.
Donna VanLiere
If I’m breathing in 2016, I’ll be happy.
Andrew Cuomo
The Angeles air was quiet, and for a while I laid still, listening to the sound of Maxon breathing.
Kiera Cass
When you’re all alone out there, on the end of the typewriter, with each new story a new appraisal by the world of whether you can still get it up or not, arrogance and self-esteem and deep breathing are all you have. It often looks like egomania. I assure you it’s the bold coverup of the absolutely terrified.
Harlan Ellison
The softest of stuff in the world, penetrates quickly the hardest, insubstantial, it enters where there is no room.
Laozi
After I had given up to go, the thoughts of the journey were often attended with unusual sadness, at which times my heart was frequently turned to the Lord with inward breathings for his heavenly support, that I might not fail to follow him wheresoever he might lead me.
John Woolman
If my son rings me and needs help? I’m there. But otherwise? We are really close but I give him breathing space. If he needs me, I’m there for him. It’s inevitable that he will lose one day. But it’s about how he responds.
Nigel Benn
I try to keep my voice natural for each character, but the spirit and the cadence and breathing for each character is totally different. It’s those things that set each role apart from the others.
Finn Wolfhard
The devil, darkness, and death may swagger and boast, the pangs of life will sting for a while longer, but don’t worry; the forces of evil are breathing their last. Not to worry…He’s risen!
Charles R. Swindoll
Life is a breathing-space between two eternities, a holiday with appalling realities behind and before.
Louise Imogen Guiney
Playing drums, for me, is like breathing. It’s like thinking. It’s like eating. It’s like walking.
Joey Jordison
I wake up every day and I think, ‘I’m breathing! It’s a good day.’
Eve Ensler
I find the attempt to find things out, which scientists are possessed by, to be as human as breathing, or feeding, or sex. And so the science has to be in the novels as science and not just as metaphors.
A. S. Byatt
Governments can do lots of things, but there are a lot of things they cannot do. A government can provide good housing, but folks can have a house without having a home. We can keep people breathing with good health care, but they still may not really be alive.
Shane Claiborne
So, how come Jacob Black gets to give you a gift and I don’t? Because I have nothing to give back to you. Bella, you give me everything just by breathing.
Stephenie Meyer
What, really, is wanted from a neighborhood? Convenience, certainly, an absence of major aggravation, to be sure. But perhaps mostof all, ideally, what is wanted is a comfortable background, a breathing space of intermission between the intensities of private life and the calculations of public life.
Joseph Epstein
Growing up I always knew I had a deviated septum on the right side of my nose, which caused trouble breathing. The older I got, the worse it got.
Ashley Tisdale
Play me something that makes me feel; This soul inside me is made of steel. Brain is breathing, but heart’s not beating And, babe, I need you to make things real. Walk inside me without silence, Kill the past and change the tense. Empty gnawing and the ache is soaring; Take me places that make more sense.
Melina Marchetta
There is no friend like the old friend, who has shared our morning days,
No greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise:
Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
We are not damned. We never were. Who under the sun has the right to damn any living breathing creature?
Anne Rice
Do you know why the nose of the bull dog is sloped backwards? So it can keep on breathing without ever letting go.
Winston Churchill
She sleeps: her breathings are not heard In palace chambers far apart. The fragrant tresses are not stirr’d That lie upon her charmed heart She sleeps: on either hand upswells The gold-fringed pillow lightly prest: She sleeps, nor dreams, but ever dwells A perfect form in perfect rest.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Eventually she fell asleep, but I kept the phone against my ear, lulled by her breathing, and her breathing again in the background. And yes, it felt like home. Like everything belonged exactly where it was.
David Levithan
Her friendship . . . still existed, as if it was a living, breathing thing, something that came to life the moment it happened and didn’t just go away because they no longer acknowledged it.
Sarah Addison Allen
I feel like Hollywood likes to use gay people to tell either really sad gay stories starring straight actors, or everything’s about a struggle. Everything’s about coming out. Nothing was about just living and breathing as a human being who happens to be gay.
Tommy Dorfman
I moistened my lips. His gaze fixed on them. I think I stopped breathing. He jerked so sharply away that his long dark coat sliced air, and turned his back to me. “Was that an invitation, Ms.Lane?” “If it was?” I asked, astonishing myself. What did I think I was doing? “I don’t do hypotheticals. Little girl.
Karen Marie Moning
Apple Music is a living, breathing brand.
Bozoma Saint John
…I want it to be as easy as breathing for you to say yes.
Kiera Cass
To enjoy each breathing day, you have to set time aside to play.
Suzy Kassem
Explain! Tell a man to explain how he dropped into hell! Explain my preference! I never had a PREFERENCE for her, any more than I have a preference for breathing. No other woman exists by the side of her. I would rather touch her hand if it were dead, than I would touch any other woman’s living.
George Eliot
He stood breathing, and the more he breathed the land in, the more he was filled up with all the details of the land. He was not empty. There was more than enough here to fill him. There would always be more than enough.
Ray Bradbury
First we attacked the Russian soldiers with our gases, and then when we saw the poor fellows lying there, dying slowly, we tried to make breathing easier for them by using our own life-saving devices on them.
Otto Hahn
The most serious problem facing humankind is climate change. All of these people breathing and burning our atmosphere has led to an extraordinarily dangerous situation. I hope next generation will emerge and produce technology, regulations, and a worldview that enable as many of us as possible to live happy healthy lives.
Bill Nye
Breathing is a fascinating thing to watch in a woman.
Samuel R. Delany
All breathing beings are spiritual; this includes everyone who breathes, whether they are animals or humans, carnivores or vegetarians.
Sharon Gannon
Our African ancestors were the first to engage in breathing. By that logic, I think by breathing today, we are engaging in cultural appropriation of the first Homo sapiens. And so the only way I will ask you to stop being racist is to suffocate – to stop breathing.
Gad Saad
The air we breathe is necessary to keep us alive, but we must continually breathe it out so we can breathe fresh air back into our lungs. God gives us his love, which we can keep in action by breathing it out to others, thus making room in our hearts for a fresh supply of love.
John Templeton
…a habit that had become one of those necessary things for the night… surely a body-friendly if not familiar-lying next to you. Someone whose touch is a reassurance, not an affront or a nuissance. Whose heavy breathing neither enrages nor discusts you, but amuses you like that of a cherished pet.
Toni Morrison
Improper breathing is a common cause of ill health.
Andrew Weil
Shall this nectar Run useless, then, to waste? or … these lips, That open like the morn, breathing perfumes, On such as dare approach them, be untouch’d? They must–nay, ’tis in vain to make resistance– Be often kissed and tasted.
Philip Massinger
Where are my guards, Teleus?” He was still speaking softly. Three men dead and he wasn’t even breathing hard, Costis noted.
Megan Whalen Turner
Living and breathing an authentic story is the best way to survive in a conversation-rich world.
Seth Godin
I’m a guy who gets more out of life than some people – more out of one big breath of fresh air than most people get from breathing in and out for a lifetime.
Vince McMahon
I’m happy just to be breathing. I’m joyful for life, my kids running around and waking me up every day. I got a lot to be thankful for.
Rodney Hood
I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.
Kanye West
To meditate with mindful breathing is to bring body and mind back to the present moment so that you do not miss your appointment with life.
Nhat Hanh
I belong to the beloved. Have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know. …First, Last, Outer, Inner, only that breath breathing. HUMAN BEING.
Rumi
There are certain exercises that you can do to let go of the emotions you create when you play a certain role. Breathing techniques.
Daniela Vega
I’m the kind of developer who likes to throw lightning rods around. To make a great program there’s got to be at least one person at the center who is breathing life into it. In a ferocious way.
Andy Hertzfeld
I didn’t grow up breathing cinema. I had to figure it all out in public.
Lee Isaac Chung
The Eucharist is a fire that inflames us, that, like lions breathing fire, we may retire from the altar being made terrible to the devil.
Saint John Chrysostom
Now that I have kids, I’m probably more overprotective than I’ve ever been. My wife’s nickname for me is “red alert.” I sometimes check just to see if the kids are breathing. But I try not to be a helicopter parent.
Matt Damon
Playing yidaki, for me, is a meditation. It’s incredibly deep breathing, but also, it’s a structured process where you’re circulating air.
Xavier Rudd
Plain living and high thinking are no more. The homely beauty of the good old cause Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence, And pure religion breathing household laws.
William Wordsworth
Longing, breathing, and panting after deliverance is a grace in itself, that has a mighty power to conform the soul into the likeness of the thing longed after…unless you long for deliverance you shall not have it.
John Owen
How do you tell if something’s alive? You check for breathing.
Markus Zusak
How to sustain the miracle
Of being, that like a muted bell,
Or like some ocean-breathing shell,
Quivers, intense and still?
Babette Deutsch
Breathing techniques in yoga help me keep my mind cool and stable.
Jasmin Bhasin
Meditation is the breath of your soul. Just as breathing is the life of the body, meditation is the life of the soul.
Rajneesh
What we seek to do in Tantric Buddhism is to liquefy ourselves. Life will automatically bring us to the next stage. You don’t really have to know where you’re going – It’s like breathing.
Frederick Lenz
Lots of people are going to sell clothes online. But not a lot of people have built a brand, a living, breathing brand that people feel like they’re part of.
Sophia Amoruso
I’m a fan of the mythos of Atlanta hip-hop, and it’s something I grew up imagining. It was very interesting to get there and see the real version of this world and then reconcile the differences between what’s presented as Atlanta hip-hop to the rest of the world and what the real, breathing version of it is.
Hiro Murai
The people who are out to destroy the environment think they’re going to get away with it. Are they breathing different air than we’re breathing? Are they eating different food? I mean, where do they think they’re going to go? What do they think is going to be better than what they have destroyed? I just don’t get it.
Bette Midler
I stopped breathing when I was a baby. I had a seizure because I was severely epileptic and my grandad had to hang me upside down and give me the kiss of life.
Edith Bowman
Joseph Wambaugh did not invent the police novel, but no one had seen anything like ‘The New Centurions’ when it was published in 1971. Here was a working, living, breathing cop with a decade of experience on the beat.
Sarah Weinman
When the POWER OF GOD is present, healing and deliverance are just like BREATHING!
T. B. Joshua
The river was so blue it seemed to be breathing.
Brian Morton
When I’m not on set, I’m either fresh-faced to give my skin some breathing time, or if I’m going out, I prefer more of a nude palette, usually a mauve lip and some light brown eyeshadow!
Madelaine Petsch
You need to know the characters as living, breathing people before you start the plot; otherwise, you’ll feel panic, anarchy and chaos.
Deborah Moggach
Being a pop-leaning, female artist, you’d think that I’d have my record company breathing down my neck and trying to control everything I’m doing. Actually, they’ve just kind of let me take the wheel.
Halsey
Carbon pollution contributes to climate change, which causes temperatures to rise. Hotter temperatures mean more smog in the air, and breathing smog can inflame deep lung tissue. Repeated inflammation over time can permanently scar lung tissue, even in low concentrations.
Frances Beinecke
A book, I was taught long ago in English class, is a living and breathing document that grows richer with each new reading.
Malcolm Gladwell
Breathing is always key in any character. When you have a character with no voice, that makes it even more important.
John Carroll Lynch
I like the sounds of real, living, breathing musicians. When a real person plays something, there’s a soul. They’re giving you their emotions.
Michael Giacchino
And what does really matter? That is easy: thinking and doing, doing and thinking–and these are the sum of all wisdom. . . . Both must move ever onward in life, to and fro, like breathing in and breathing out.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All she wanted was a breathing space in which to hurt.
Margaret Mitchell
If you woke up this morning and you are breathing, and you are Muslim, then you are political. You have no choice but to be political in a country that has politicized you and politicized your religion.
Linda Sarsour
Learn to turn to each person as the most sacred person on Earth, to each moment as the most sacred moment that has ever been given to us. Then perhaps we are awake a bit more, perhaps breathing together with God.
Reshad Feild
I loved to be alone in the woods, especially in the late fall when everything is crisp and golden, the leaves the color of fire, and it smells like things turning into earth. I loved the silence – the only sound the steady drum of the hooves and the horse’s breathing.
Lauren Oliver
I always say a film should be given breathing space.
Farah Khan
If there is a less likely sight on this earth than Clint Dempsey, the Texas trailer-park kid, doing downward-facing dog poses, or the stalwart Michael Bradley deep breathing through a tree pose, I have yet to see it.
Tim Howard
In the future, I will make certain that I commit to projects so there’s enough breathing space for me to have an emotional life.
Twyla Tharp
Walking itself is the intentional act closest to the unwilled rhythms of the body, to breathing and the beating of the heart. It strikes a delicate balance between working and idling, being and doing. It is a bodily labor that produces nothing but thoughts, experiences, arrivals.
Rebecca Solnit
Art, its completeness, its formedness, its finishedness, had no power to console. Words on the other hand, were a lifeline. They left their hushed rhythm behind, a counter to the slow in and out of Emmeline’s breathing.
Diane Setterfield
Reservoir Dogs is a small film, and part of its charm was that it was a small film. I’d probably make it for $3 million now so I’d have more breathing room.
Quentin Tarantino
Once we see Jesus, the impossible things He does in our lives become as natural as breathing.
Oswald Chambers
To me, working out is literally like eating a meal or drinking water or breathing.
Hilary Swank
I love yoga because not only is it a workout for your body, but also your breathing, which helps release a lot of stress. It really prepares you for the day.
Tia Mowry
I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.
Banksy
Logical Tom begs emotional stupid dickhead Tom not to ask the question. ‘Are you alone?’ he asks quietly. He hears her breathing so close to his ear. ‘Yes.’ ‘Good,’ he says, his voice croaky. ‘I’ll sleep like a baby.
Melina Marchetta
For me, managing my energy means slowing myself down before the big event. I slow down the racing thoughts in my mind. I concentrate on and slow down my breathing. I listen to and steady my heart rate.
Lewis Howes
the impossibility of being human all too human this breathing in and out out and in these punks these cowards these champions these mad dogs of glory moving this little bit of light toward us impossibly.
Charles Bukowski
When it comes to sitting down and composing, there is no hesitation, no concern, no critics breathing fire down my neck. For me, writing a song is the purest part of all. No one can mess with that.
Rufus Wainwright
Every day you’re alive, you can change the world. It could be for the better or for the worse. It can be big waves or small waves. The very fact that you’re alive and breathing and walking outside, going to class, whatever it is, you’re changing the world with each footstep. There’s a lot of weight to that.
Tim Foreman
The sea can do craziness, it can do smooth, it can lie down like silk breathing or toss havoc shoreward; it can give gifts or withhold all; it can rise, ebb, froth like an incoming frenzy of fountains, or it can sweet-talk entirely. As I can too, and so, no doubt, can you, and you.
Mary Oliver
Stand for people. Not a product or service or metric or number. If we stand for real, living, breathing people, we will change the world.
Simon Sinek
It’s not getting from A to B. It’s not the beginning or the destination that counts. It’s the ride in between…This train is alive with things that should be seen and heard. It’s a living, breathing something — you just have to want to learn its rhythm.
David Baldacci
You leave the phone on beside you as you fall asleep. I sit in my bed and listen to your breathing, until I know you are safe, until I know you no longer need me for the night.
David Levithan
I had a voice – I had an instrument – I loved singing and I had an inspired singing teacher, Miss Sleigh. I went to her every Saturday, and I now possess the upright Steinway piano beside which I used to stand in fear and trembling if I hadn’t done my breathing exercises.
Patricia Routledge
Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more.
Abigail Van Buren
We ought to take outdoor walks, to refresh and raise our spirits by deep breathing in the open air.
Seneca the Younger
I shake all the time. It’s exhausting and causes chronic pain in my joints and muscles. It is also the only life I have ever known. I use yoga, dance, nutrition, and breathing to help manage my symptoms.
Maysoon Zayid
Empires rise and fall like the abdomen of God. It’s just the universe breathing.
Wes Nisker
Meditation can be intimidating. Sitting there doing nothing, just breathing, can be trickier than it sounds. It may feel strange, uncomfortable, or even put you to sleep.
Tara Stiles
I goddamn near lost my nose. And I like it. I like breathing through it.
Jack Nicholson
If you want to know if someone is a “spiritual being” ask yourself, “Is he or she breathing?” If the answer is yes, then you know that you are in the presence of a spiritual being.
Sharon Gannon
I have fabulous sons, but unfortunately, they both have that thrill-seeker gene – bigger, higher, faster, scarier. I have a deal with God. If I’m breathing, that’s a prayer for my sons’ safety.
Linda Thompson
I cannot imagine life without books any more than I can imagine life without breathing.
Terry Brooks
I actually think leaving your children alone to fantasize, to write, to make projects on their own is good for them. Breathing down their necks is a form of control. Children should have their own space.
Erica Jong
My problem with L. A. was that I could see the air I was breathing, I don’t particularly like crowds, and I was much better at snowboarding than I was at surfing.
Frederick Lenz
Of men eternally dear! happy indeed
If you have breathing-space
From pain: blessed all the more
If death should heal you of the pain you fear!
Giacomo Leopardi
To live is not breathing it is action.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
George Orwell famously described international sport as ‘war minus the shooting’. But for all Orwell’s greatness as a thinker, this was one of his least felicitous lines, analogous to ‘murder minus the death’ or ‘life minus the breathing’.
Gideon Haigh
It’s cheap, and you have a thinking, breathing bomb that can adjust to circumstances and cross the street to hit another target if the original one doesn’t look good.
Mia Bloom
You…you got rid of that dress fast,” I pointed out between heavy breaths. “I thought you liked it.” “I do like it,” he said. His breathing was as heavy as mine. “I love it.” And then he took me to the bed.
Richelle Mead
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
There are those who say maybe I should forget about football. Maybe I should forget about breathing.
Gerard Houllier
I was on top of Keanu Reeves, he was on his back and I was on my trunk, and I was breathing down his neck for hours and hours. It was… very erotic.
Hugo Weaving
When you are feeling very passionate, lust, sex takes over. Just try to be tranquil in the breathing, and you feel sex has disappeared.
Rajneesh
I will still probably die of aspiration-caused pneumonia. I can go along breathing well, then I might aspirate on something, develop pneumonia and be gone in a week.
Jeff Lowe
Growing up, I did quite a bit of reading on the mental side. My dad, who coached me, had us doing a lot of different types of mental work, like visualization. I read a couple of tennis books that talked about calming your nerves, belief, visualization, relaxing, breathing.
Kevin Anderson
We’re all called. If you’re here breathing, you have a contribution to make to our human community. The real work of your life is to figure out your function-your part in the whole-as soon as possible, and then get about the business of fulfilling it as only you can.
Oprah Winfrey
Banks operate like a man who either wears his trousers round his chest, stifling breathing, as now, or round his ankles, exposing his assets. We want their trousers tied round their middle: steady lending growth; particularly to productive British business, especially small scale enterprise.
Vince Cable
Fear is excitement without the breath.
Frederick Salomon Perls
Whatever difficulty you face, there are time-tried ways you can listen your way through. Because listening is the doorway to everything that matters. It enlivens the heart the way breathing enlivens the lungs. We listen to awaken our heart. We do this to stay vital and alive.
Mark Nepo
I am breathing. In dreams, we never bother to breathe.
David Levithan
Speech lessons probably did more for my singing voice – they teach you breathing, resonance.
Harry Dean Stanton
I do pranayama breathing now as a meditation, and that’s very helpful. Meditating changed my life.
John Feldmann
I found by deeper breathing, going into the cold, thinking about it, dealing with it; getting the conviction that my ability to breathe deeper is making connections with my body.
Wim Hof
When we look down at the Earth from space we see this amazing, indescribably beautiful planet; it looks like a living, breathing organism. But it also, at the same time, looks extremely fragile
Ronald J. Garan, Jr.
Man, I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.
Kanye West
I love how Pilates makes me feel, like it opens me up. I have the hardest time breathing, weirdly enough. Even when I have conversations, I need to work on my breathing, so it’s something I enjoy because it’s peaceful and it helps me relax.
Selena Gomez
Got shot 5 times but I’m still breathing… living proof there’s a God if you need a reason.
Tupac Shakur
I love you with the passion of a drowning man for breathing air. I can’t just have enough of you and having you a little would be disastrous.
Sandra Thomas
Nothing replaces being in the same room, face-to-face, breathing the same air and reading and feeling each other’s micro-expressions.
Peter Guber
We need to put people on the bench that understand the Constitution is not a living and breathing document. It is to be interpreted as originally meant.
Marco Rubio
I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; so full of valor that they smote the air, for breathing in their faces, beat the ground for kissing of their feet.
William Shakespeare
Breathing first, winning next.
George Steinbrenner
Reading is like breathing in and writing is like breathing out, and storytelling is what links both: it is the soul of literacy. The most powerful tool that we have to strengthen literacy is often the most underused and overlooked, and that is a child’s own stories.
Pam Allyn
When you’re doing a series, you’re really in a zone. You’re thinking about those characters and their situations in a free-floating way all the time. They live with you all the time. So it’s just as natural as breathing to be having ideas and thinking about what they’re thinking about.
Winnie Holzman
Prayer shouldn’t be casual or sporadic, dictated only by the needs of the moment. Prayer should be as much a part of our lives as breathing.
Billy Graham
Happiness, at my age, is breathing
Joan Rivers
Sit and be still
until in the time
of no rain you hear
beneath the dry wind’s
commotion in the trees
the sound of flowing
water among the rocks,
a stream unheard before,
and you are where
breathing is prayer.
Wendell Berry
I like living, breathing better than working… Each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual nor cerebral. It’s a kind of constant euphoria.
Marcel Duchamp
Just breathing and smiling can make us very happy, because when we breathe consciously we recover ourselves completely and encounter life in the present moment.
Nhat Hanh
A cigarette is a breathing space. It makes a parenthesis. The time of a cigarette is a parenthesis, and if it is shared, you are both in that parenthesis. Its like a proscenium arch for a dialogue.
John Berger
The unconscious self is the real genius. Your breathing goes wrong the moment your conscious self meddles with it.
George Bernard Shaw
I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.
Chuck Palahniuk
Breathing, n You had asthma as a child, had to carry around an inhaler. But when you grew older, it went away. You could run for miles and it was fine. Sometimes I worry that this is happening to me in reverse. The older I get, the more I lose my ability to breathe.
David Levithan
Goose bumps happen when your soul is close to you, breathing lightly on the back of your neck, and wakes you up.
Rachel Naomi Remen
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
Nhat Hanh
I sometimes wake in the early morning & listen to the soft breathing of my children & I think to myself, this is one thing I will never regret & I carry that quiet with me all day long.
Brian Andreas
Fashion goes beyond fabric; it is the attempt to manifest art on a breathing canvas. I am very excited to collaborate with the artistic community as we celebrate this diversity of creative vision.
David Dixon
Any problems with your flight? (Acheron) I didn’t eat my pilot if that’s what you mean. And little Nicky here is still breathing and not bleeding. (Zarek)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I was interested in the kicks and the punches. I felt like I could utilize that in my real life, and not just in fake land. I’ve always done yoga for my breathing, and hiking for my mind, but I was also exercising, at the same time.
Zoey Deutch
I believe I never finished playing Sherry Palmer, that’s why when the thought they shot and killed me, Penny’s butt kept breathing on the floor, because I believe that she never died. I just feel like that’s a character that I would want to play to feel a completion, because I never really completed playing her.
Penny Johnson Jerald
What keeps me interested is that I have to do it. It’s like people wake up and they have to breathe; I have to write songs; I have to make music. That’s like eating or breathing to me. It’s that simple.
Diane Warren
To some extent, all authors are a little schizophrenic. We lead most of our lives in solitary confinement, living and breathing the books that we’re writing.
Sophie Kinsella
When I listen to my scene partners and listen to their breathing allows me to be connected to them in scenes. I am not trying to multi task, not trying to talk on the phone, but in my character.
Giancarlo Esposito
Music: breathing of statues. Perhaps: silence of paintings. You language where all language ends. You time standing vertically on the motion of mortal hearts.
Rainer Maria Rilke
I will say a lot of dancers do such beautiful things for their body and then they smoke a cigarette. I’ve never been a smoker, but I realized after taking yoga . . . in ballet you’re not encouraged to do a lot of breathing. I think in a weird way, a lot of dancers find relief in actually breathing.
Elizabeth Berkley
Let us lie down once more by the breathing side
Of Ocean, where our live forefathers sleep
As if the Known Sea still were a month wide–
Atlantis howls but is no longer steep!
Allen Tate
Doing that hunt scene was really quite demanding. I actually broke a rib during that scene. And then all the scenes after that became quite challenging, just breathing and laughing.
Guy Pearce
Ventilators are life-saving tools in the fight against COVID-19. They are durable medical devices intended to control or assist a critically ill patient’s breathing by mechanically delivering them a predetermined percentage of oxygen.
Robert C. O’Brien
I’m exactly right for you, Bella. It would have been effortless for us — comfortable, easy as breathing. I was the natural path your life would have taken… If the world was the way it was supposed to be, if there were no monsters and no magic
Stephenie Meyer
The water was like a physiological stimuli to the subconscious that overwhelmed people with too much psychoanalytical material, you might say. People could do 10 breathing sessions without the water, and then they did breathing sessions in the water.
Leonard Orr
I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?
Tom Hanks
Every minute I spend near Ancelotti I am breathing in football. He likes to really be immersed in football. As a former player and as a coach who knows our needs, it is a privilege to work with him and share time with him because he teaches us a lot.
Pepe
Just as the first sign of life in an infant when born into the world is the act of breathing, so the first act of men and women when they are born again is praying.
J. C. Ryle
I play the didgeridoo using circular breathing.
Jesse Spencer
I opened the large central window of my office room to its full on the fine early May morning. Then I stood for a few moments, breathing in the soft, warm air that was charged with the scent of white lilacs below.
Angus Wilson
Breathing is optional, but I need some air.
Isaac Marion
Breathing is my best ally. By doing simple breathing exercises, I can quickly come back to center and feel more grounded.
Gisele Bundchen
I hate mouth noises of all kinds – chewing, swallowing, gum smacking, heavy breathing.
S.E. Cupp
Sound in a space affects us profoundly. It changes our heart rate, breathing, hormone secretion, brain waves. It affects our emotions and our cognition.
Julian Treasure
Man beholds the earth, and it is breathing like a great lung; whenever it exhales, delightful life swarms from all its pores and reaches out toward the sun, but when it inhales, a moan of rupture passes through the multitude, and corpses whip the ground like bouts of hail.
Peter Wessel Zapffe
Meditation is about breathing, it’s about clarity, taking your time and not rushing through your thinking.
Jamal Murray
Well, I’m still breathing.
Leon Spinks
The hatred of the youth culture for adult society is not a disinterested judgement but a terror-ridden refusal to be hooked into the, if you will, ecological chain of breathing, growing, and dying. It is the demand, in other words, to remain children.
Midge Decter
I can never understand why people who have not seen me for a while ask if I am still writing. They might as well ask me if I am still breathing.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
As much as I admire and value intellectualism and experimentation, I’ve discovered that unless a book has a throbbing heart as well as a sexy brain, I feel like the story is a specimen in a sealed glass jar and not a living, breathing creature I want to take by the hand and talk to for hours on end.
Myla Goldberg
I remember nothing of this, no ambulance rides, nothing. Nothing between switching out the bedside lamp and the sudden indignity of rebirth: the slaps, the brightness, the tubing, the speed, the urgent insistence that I be choked back into breathing life. I have felt so sorry for babies ever since.
Stephen Fry
Notwithstanding my grandmother’s long and faithful service to her owners, not one of her children escaped the auction block. These God-breathing machines are no more, in the sight of their masters, than the cotton they plant, or the horses they tend.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
All writers have periods when they stop writing, when they cannot write, and this is always painful and terrible because writing is like breathing.
Audre Lorde
Are you a stingy breather? Well, don’t be. Be extravagant with you breathing and come fully alive.
Ron Fletcher
Too many people I’ve loved dearly have left this earth. And some I’ve lost are still here breathing the same air. That grief can be comparable if not worse in its consumption.
Aunjanue Ellis
America has to be not just an idea but a living, breathing thing.
will.i.am
I have vocal trouble from time to time associated with sleep or wine! Or from sleeping in a bunk the size of a coffin and breathing in bus air conditioning all day.
Brandi Carlile
I like finishing a movie and having this living, breathing thing.
Dean Cain
Breathing and using cold, through cold showers and experiences, provides a boost of performance compared to anything that would be possible if the person had not done that.
Wim Hof
And in fact I don’t believe there is such a thing as a definitive picture of something. The land is a living, breathing thing and light changes its character every second of every day. That’s why I love it so much.
Fay Godwin
I started boxing for exercise, and on the very first day, the trainer got in the ring with me and said, ‘Whoever controls the breathing in the ring controls the fight.’ I immediately passed out.
Garry Shandling
We’ll engage in pretty extreme violence in the world but, you know, the one thing that comes to humans as easily as eating or breathing or sleeping, is sex.
Mark Ruffalo
Without intention, all these postures, these breathing practices, meditations, and the like can become little more than ineffectual gestures. When animated by intention, however, the simplest movement, the briefest meditation, and the contents of one breath cycle are made potent.
Donna Farhi
Ninety percent of metabolic oxygen comes from breathing. Ten percent comes from food.
Gabriel Cousens
Release all the anxiety that keeps you from moving ahead. Keep breathing it out and letting it go.
Judith Orloff
We live in an ocean of air like fish in a body of water. By our breathing we are attuned to our atmosphere. If we inhibit our breathing we isolate ourselves from the medium in which we exist. In all Oriental and mystic philosophies, the breath holds the secret to the highest bliss.
Alexander Lowen
With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.
Sylvia Earle
He also didn’t mind Piper’s using him for a pillow. She had a cute way of breathing when she slept – inhaling through the nose, exhaling with a little puff through the mouth. He was also disappointed when she woke up.
Rick Riordan
When you have learned how to decide with God all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. There is no effort and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in summer.
Helen Schucman
I’m still breathing because I have faith. My faith and my kids are the two things that matter.
Kate Gosselin
For a poet, making poems is a way of viewing the world, being in the world, breathing.
Robin Morgan
Needing was so easy: it came naturally, like breathing. Being needed by someone else, though, that was the hard part. But as with giving help and accepting it, we had to do both to be made complete-like links overlapping to form a chain, or a lock finding the right key.
Sarah Dessen
The first three years was our honeymoon period. Then you settle into the relationship, and it morphs into just living, breathing. It becomes more comfortable, but it becomes a necessity – something you can’t give up, like an addict.
David Burtka
Soccer presented no challenge to me. Playing felt like breathing: I always had a magical connection to the ball. But it didn’t feel like an adventure. Music was more of a challenge and, in the end, felt more interesting.
Pete Wentz
The joy of learning is as indispensable in study as breathing is in running.
Simone Weil
Nothing would give up life: Even the dirt keeps breathing a small breath.
Theodore Roethke
We stopped cleaning our houses with lemon water and vinegar like our mothers did, and we clean with chemicals. We’re breathing chemicals, and then everyone wonders why cancer is the biggest killer.
Suzanne Somers
I try to swim once or twice a week. I basically hold my breath for, like, 12 laps, down and back, to kind of expand my lungs so that I can have better breathing when it comes down to two-minute drives where you’ve got to play a lot of plays all in one series and you’re hurrying up.
Antonio Brown
To control the breathing is to control the mind. With different patterns of breathing, you can fall in love, you can hate someone, you can feel the whole spectrum of feelings just by changing your breathing.
Marina Abramovic
As we move into the 21st century, it becomes ever clearer that the ultimate, most intimate territory for design is not electronics, or interiors, or furniture, or the Web. It’s us-our own living, breathing, biological selves. … the personal makeover has become our most fundamental design task.
Rick Poynor
Composer” is a word which here means “a person who sits in a room, muttering and humming and figuring out what notes the orchestra is going to play.” This is called composing. But last night, the Composer was not muttering. He was not humming. He was not moving, or even breathing. This is called decomposing.
Daniel Handler
I love physical stuff. I love circusy, weird, breathing fire and bucket-listy things.
Neil Patrick Harris
The Sacred isn’t housed in a building or worn around your neck or something in the sky. The Sacred is the here and now we reside in, all breathing the same air, all imbibing the same water and made of the same earth with ‘the life force’ flowing through all living things.
Jaune Quick–to–See Smith
Mere physical sitting is not enough. You have to sit carefully and attentively. Let your body and breathing sit. Let your mind and emotions sit. Let your blood circulation sit. Let everything sit. Then your sitting becomes indestructible, immovable.
Taizan Maezumi
I think something that’s very important for us to communicate is usually very simple. Like breathing: Breathing is very simple. You don’t do a dissonant 9th harmony or something in breathing. You just breathe, you know. I think that’s how it is with very important messages.
Yoko Ono
My breathing was shallow and my hands were fists. ‘Oh, yes, I’m going to have to kill you Barrons.’ I said coolly, Partly because, for the most miniscule sliver of an instant, while looking at those handcuffs, I’d imagined myself climbing back into bed and pretending I wasn’t cured yet.
Karen Marie Moning
As a healer, the first thing to tell every patient is to breathe deeply. Shallow breathing means no endurance, no patience.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
Time and space recede and blast away like a universe expanding forever outward, and leaving only darkness and the two of us on its periphery, darkness and breathing and touch.
Lauren Oliver
To burn a CDR of music you like to give as a gift to someone you wish to become closer to is a cold, moist-palmed, mouth-breathing bummer.
Henry Rollins
Dennis Lewis has a deep understanding of the central importance of breathing, in both its physical and spiritual dimensions
John Welwood
By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with… the earth and the wonders thereof – the sea – the sun.
Katherine Mansfield
As long as I’m here living and breathing, I’m going to be moving.
Andrew Whitworth
Voting is like alchemy – taking an abstract value and breathing life into it.
Sharon Salzberg
Your problem is that you have been too honest for too long. Once you start doing it, lying is simpler than breathing.
Jodi Picoult
I do yoga. I meditate, and when I’m not climbing, I focus on breathing deeply all day long.
Dean Potter
It’s great to get out of the study and work with real living and breathing people.
Christopher Hampton
Hannibal at eighteen was rooting for Mephistopheles and contemptuous of Faust, but he only half-listened to the climax. He was watching and breathing Lady Murasaki…
Thomas Harris
A living museum must surely see itself as a locus of argument. A breathing art institution is not a lockup but a moveable feast.
Andrew O’Hagan
Our problems started in Dallas, when the fire-breathing sheep destroyed the King Tut exhibit.
Rick Riordan
Just as teardrops, when they are large and round and compassionate, can leave a long strand washed clean of discord, the summer rain as it washes away the motionless dust can bring to a person’s soul something like endless breathing.
Muriel Barbery
As long as you and I are still breathing, we have a purpose to serve
Emmitt Smith
As a living, breathing person, you must love things that derive from nature.
Vince Staples
As long as I was breathing with the contractions and not pushing against them, I felt better. That idea is fundamental-to feel pain and not to resist; to go towards it. It is an incredibly spiritual practice.
Christy Turlington
If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly.
Andrew Weil
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
Amit Ray
Nothing replaces being in the same room, face to face, breathing the same air and reading and feeling each other’s micro-expressions.
Peter Guber
I’m not trying to be a spokeswoman for the transgender community; I just want to be looked at as a living, breathing, happy human being.
Candis Cayne
The film project has been “twenty years of constipation,” and he likens the Hollywood process to “trying to grill a steak by having a succession of people coming into the room and breathing on it.”
Douglas Adams
Loving you is just like breathing, as effortless, and as lovely.
Margaret Mead
In the inhalation and exhalation there is an energy and a lively divine spirit, since He, through his spirit supports the breath of life, giving courage to the people who are in the earth and spirit to those who walk on it.
Michael Servetus
I try to do the deep breathing exercises and I end up panicking in the middle of them and it never goes well.
Steve Kornacki
When people embrace character, it informs their living, breathing moments in a scene so well.
Nathan Fillion
Outside of family, writing is essential. To me, it’s like breathing.
Patricia Reilly Giff
The belief that life was hard and often its worst battles were fought in private, that it was possible to walk through fear and come out scorched but still breathing.
Gail Caldwell
The day nothing turns you on – you’re dead. No matter how many more years you go on breathing.
Malcolm Forbes
He was going to be armed with his wand – which, just now, felt like nothing more than a narrow strip of wood – against a fifty-foot-high, scaly, spike-ridden, fire-breathing dragon.
J. K. Rowling
Walking is almost as important as breathing, for me.
Paulo Coelho
Having someone breathing on your neck can be good for you.
Gianluca Vialli
Words are easy; lies as simple as parting your lips and breathing.
Karen Marie Moning
We have our thoughts, our hopes, our fears, and yet we know that in a moment a change may come over any one of us that will convert a living, breathing human being into a mass of lifeless clay.
William Jennings Bryan
With mindfulness – the practice of peace – we can begin by working to transform the wars in ourselves. Conscious breathing helps us do this.
Nhat Hanh
With contemporary poetry having approximately as many fans outside the immediate field as there are devotees of undergoing knee surgery, any sentient, breathing reader who’s genuinely interested in poetry… not scared of it… seems a godsend.
Amy Gerstler
Coming up with novel ideas and converting them into real products has always been as natural as breathing for me.
Ralph H. Baer
The point is to get a good rhythm, to make it mindless, almost as a daydream. To walk like breathing. To make it what the body wants, what the air wants, what time wants.
Susan Sontag
Peter would probably throw a party if I stopped breathing.’ ‘Well,’ he says, ‘I would only go if there was cake.
Veronica Roth
For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn’t mean you’re fantastic.
Adam Duritz
Music straightjackets a poem and prevents it from breathing on its own, whereas it liberates a lyric. Poetry doesn’t need music; lyrics do.
Stephen Sondheim
You’re falling now. You’re swimming. This is not           harmless. You are not                     breathing.
Richard Siken
I want to be the poster child for taking care of yourself after 40. Obesity is an epidemic in this country and I’m a living, breathing example of what it means to stay healthy.
Bernard Hopkins
…I noticed you don’t have any self-defense training…” “…I can handle myself just fine.” She stared at me for a long, uncomfortable moment. Finally, “In the very short time I’ve known you, you have been chased, shot, robbed, stabbed, drugged, and attacked by magic.” “I’m still breathing, aren’t I?
Devon Monk
When you are at the top, teams raise their game to play against you, breathing down your neck because they want what you have.
Jonathan Agnew
Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go right now?
William Stafford
We watch’d her breathing through the night, Her breathing soft and low, As in her breast the wave of life Kept heaving to and fro.
Thomas Hood
Everything has a purpose or premise. Every second of our life has its own premise, whether or not we are conscious of it at the time. That premise may be as simple as breathing or as complex as a vital emotional decision, but it is always there.
Lajos Egri
Sure as I am breathing, sure as I’m sad I’ll keep this wisdom in my flesh I leave here believing more than I had This love has got no ceiling
Eddie Vedder
That’s what I spend most of my time doing, breathing a lot. I like air.
John Frusciante
I believe the body can take care of itself. It’s all about self-health. It’s about depending on our breathing.
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
How do you identify someone who needs encouragement? That person is breathing.
S. Truett Cathy
There’s a kind of love that has the power to save you, to get you through life. It’s like breathing. You have to do it or you’ll die. And when it’s over, your soul starts to bleed. There’s no pain in the world like it, I swear.
Susan Wiggs
I think many of the boundaries that convention has placed upon us are arbitrary, so we can fiddle with them if we fancy. Gravity’s hard to dispute, and breathing, but a lot of things we instinctively obey are a lot of old tosh.
Russell Brand
Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
Hermann Hesse
Everything that happened to me as a child involved music. It was part of everyday life, as automatic as breathing.
Nina Simone
It’s amazing how much you’re missing in a depressive state until you start to come out on the other side. It’s like breathing again after being underwater for far too long.
Jenny Lawson
Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.
Victor Hugo
Doubt always hovers nearby, but I take photographs the way a musician hums. Looking is like breathing. So when luck turns my way and offers me a good picture, joy is surely nigh.
Marc Riboud
The moment you think you’re not funny, the next funny thing you think of is just around the corner. So you have to appreciate the natural breathing patterns, the ups and downs. There are moments you’re going to be hilarious and moments where you’re going to be not so hilarious. That’s just the way it works.
James Adomian
Becoming a walking, dancing, fire-breathing lifestyle dragon is not something you can pursue overnight! It takes years of studying, living, and understanding the modern culture!
Theophilus London
At times the whole sky was ringed in shooting points and puckers of light gathering and falling, pulsing, fading, rhythmical as breathing. All of a piece. As if the sky were a pattern of nerves and our thought and memories traveled across it. As if the sky were one gigantic memory for us all.
Louise Erdrich
Wine is a living, breathing thing during its time in the bottle and in the glass. It is always changing, especially in the glass. A little oxygen can really open up and release the flavors in a complex wine, as well as mellow the rougher edge of immaturity.
Mireille Guiliano
When I hear about people murdering, I wonder, ‘What has to go through your brain to say, I don’t want him breathing anymore? What makes you get that angry? How can you take someone’s breath away? That just blows my mind.’
Gilbert Arenas
Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.
Arthur Koestler
Metabolism is oxygen. And oxygen comes from breathing.
Marc David
You mock those who blindly follow the majority…turn your attention now to those who are so dedicated to deviating from the norm that they would gladly cease breathing if it were suggested to them that inhalation was a form of conformity; for they deserve just as much scrutiny and ridicule.
Demetri Martin
I am a different person in front of the camera; it comes as easy to me as breathing does.
Karan Patel
Do you want to be happy? Then make your life as soulfully simple As sleeplessly breathing.
Sri Chinmoy
The nice thing about genetics is, I can see my kids doing what I used to do, which is inhaling books like breathing.
Chris Claremont
That’s the purpose of old age… To give us a breathing space before we die, in which to see why we did what we did.
Colleen McCullough
When people around me are getting rattled, I may just close my eyes and do a breathing exercise.
Carla Hall
You can take the kundalini from the crown center and bring it down. You can bring it up or you can stabilize them both. When you stop breathing in meditation, the kundalini is stabilized.
Frederick Lenz
We’re all called. If you’re here breathing, you have a contribution to make.
Oprah Winfrey