55 Sedentary Quotes On Success In Life

These sedentary quotes will inspire you. Sedentary, (of a person) tending to spend much time seated; somewhat inactive.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging sedentary quotes, sedentary sayings, and sedentary proverbs.

Best Sedentary Quotes

  1. “When you stimulate your body, your brain comes alive in ways you can’t simulate in a sedentary position.” ~ Twyla Tharp
  2. “Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication.” ~ Andrew Weil
  3. “For all its material advantages, the sedentary life has left us edgy, unfulfilled, even after 400 generations in villages and cities, we haven’t forgotten: The open road still softly calls like a nearly forgotten song of childhood.” ~ Carl Sagan
  4. “A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  5. “Sedentary people are apt to have sluggish minds. A sluggish mind is apt to be reflected in flabbiness of body and in a dullness of expression that invites no interest and gets none.” ~ Rose Kennedy
  6. “What if you can’t do what you once did, like run and jump up and down? You can walk, which is also good for your mind and mental attitude. You can do simpler exercises, like getting up and down from a chair without using your hands. You can stay fairly flexible. The most important thing is to not become sedentary.” ~ Richard Simmons
  7. “Though we have been stuffing them into classrooms and cubicles for decades, our brains actually were built to survive in jungles and grasslands. A lifetime of exercise can result in a sometimes astonishing elevation in cognitive performance, compared with those who are sedentary.” ~ John Medina
  8. “The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients.” ~ George Santayana

  9. “Psychiatrists declare that most of our fatigue derives from our mental and emotional attitudes… What kinds of emotional factors tire the sedentary (or sitting) worker? Joy? Contentment? No! Never! Boredom, resentment, a feeling of not being appreciated, a feeling of futility, hurry, anxiety, worry-those are the emotional factors that exhaust the sitting worker, make him susceptible to colds, reduce his output, and send him home with a nervous headache. Yes, we get tired because our emotions produce nervous tensions in the body.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  10. “All sedentary workers … suffer from the itch, are a bad colour, and in poor condition … for when the body is not kept moving the blood becomes tainted, its waste matter lodges in the skin, and the condition of the whole body deteriorates.” ~ Bernardino Ramazzini
  11. “Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau , Sedentary quotes life
  12. “I’m not a sedentary person. I’ve always been active.” ~ Lauren Bacall

  13. “Barry L. Jacobs and colleagues from the neuroscience program at Princeton University showed that when mice ran every day on an exercise wheel, they developed more brain cells and they learned faster than sedentary controls. I believe in mice.” ~ Bernd Heinrich
  14. “When we think back to our forefathers, with their sedentary lives of forest-chopping, railroad-building, fortune-founding, their fox-hunting and Indian taming, their prancing about in the mazurka and the polka, with their coattails flying and their bustles bouncing, to say nothing of their all-day sessions with the port and straight bourbon,… we must realize that we are a nation, not of neurasthenics, but of sissies and slow-motion sports.” ~ Robert Benchley
  15. “The open road still softly calls.” ~ Carl Sagan
  16. “I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” ~ Isabelle Eberhardt

  17. “A learned man is a sedentary, concentrated solitary enthusiast, who searches through books to discover some particular grain of truth upon which he has set his heart. If the passion for reading conquers him, his gains dwindle and vanish between his fingers. A reader, on the other hand, must check the desire for learning at the outset; if knowledge sticks to him well and good, but to go in pursuit of it, to read on a system, to become a specialist or an authority, is very apt to kill what suits us to consider the more humane passion for pure and disinterested reading.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  18. “The open road still softly calls, like a nearly forgotten song of childhood” ~ Carl Sagan
  19. “Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” ~ Isabelle Eberhardt
  20. “As a general rule of biology, migratory species are less ‘aggressive’ than sedentary ones.” ~ Bruce Chatwin

  21. “The slow rhythm of the body, the insistent rhythm of the wit, were they becoming irreconcilable in modern civilisation? The sedentary life, frustration and irritability; work with the body, fatigue – and peace of mind.” ~ Henry Williamson
  22. “I encourage people to pick up small habits like taking a walk after meals… we’ve become way too sedentary. Just move!” ~ Theo Rossi
  23. “Believe what is productive is not sedentary but nomadic.” ~ Michel Foucaul”I have always been physically active. I grew up a tomboy and [was] into sports, so staying active is something that I enjoy. I get antsy and annoyed if I am sedentary too long. I mix up exercise – yoga, Pilates, hiking, running, and weights. I also eat well. I do not eat meat or poultry – have not since I was eighteen.” ~ Tricia Helfer
  24. “Believe what is productive is not sedentary but nomadic.” ~ Michel Foucault

  25. “Sluggish and sedentary peoples, such as the Ancient Egyptians– with their concept of an afterlife journey through the Field of Reeds– project on to the next world the journeys they failed to make in this one.” ~ Bruce Chatwin
  26. “Studies have shown that people who are physically active sleep better than those who are sedentary. The more energy you expend during the day, the sleepier you will feel at bedtime.” ~ Andrew Weil
  27. “Paper after paper, study after study, have shown that chairs give us back problems because they shorten our hip flexors, give us weak backs, of course it make us sedentary. We take years off our lives probably by sitting in chairs, but we like them because they’re comfortable. You go to an African village, you find me a chair with a back. That’s a rare thing out there.” ~ Daniel Lieberman
  28. “I get antsy and annoyed if I am sedentary too long.” ~ Tricia Helfer

  29. “A story, in which native humour reigns, Is often useful, always entertains; A graver fact, enlisted on your side, May furnish illustration, well applied; But sedentary weavers of long tales Give me the fidgets, and my patience fails.” ~ William Cowper
  30. “As a general rule, those who are dissatisfied with themselves will seek to go out of themselves into an ideal world. Persons in strong health and spirits, who take plenty of air and exercise, who are “in favor with, their stars,” and have a thorough relish of the good things of this life, seldom devote themselves in despair to religion or the muses. Sedentary, nervous, hypochondriacal people, on the contrary, are forced, for want of an appetite for the real and substantial, to look out for a more airy food and speculative comforts.” ~ William Hazlitt
  31. “Both ardent lovers and austere scholars, when once they come to the years of discretion, love cats, so strong and gentle, the pride of the household, who like them are sensitive to the cold, and sedentary.” ~ Charles Baudelaire
  32. “True wilderness is where you keep it, and real wilderness experience cannot be a sedentary one; you have to seek it out not seated, but afoot.” ~ David R. Brower

  33. “A lot of us lead relatively sedentary lifestyles, so you have to motivate yourself and force yourself to go to the gym and do active things. The folks that have figured it out, found that thing that they love and made it a big part of their lives, it’s easy for them to stay in shape.” ~ Randy Couture
  34. “To be clear, I worry as much about the impact of the Internet as anyone else. I worry about shortening attention spans, the physical cost of sedentary “surfing” and the potential for coarsening discourse as millions of web pages compete for attention by appealing to our base instincts.” ~ Andrew Weil
  35. “…those who sit at their work and are therefore called ‘chair workers,’ such as cobblers and tailors, suffer from their own particular diseases … [T]hese workers … suffer from general ill-health and an excessive accumulation of unwholesome humors caused by their sedentary life … so to some extent counteract the harm done by many days of sedentary life. On the association between chronic inactivity and poor health. Ramazzini urged that workers should at least exercise on holidays” ~ Bernardino Ramazzini
  36. “Sporting goods sales have suffered because Americans have become too sedentary.” ~ Mike May

  37. “Withdraw allegiance from the old categories of the Negative (law, limit, castration, lack, lacuna), which the Western thought has so long held sacred as a form of power and an access to reality. Prefer what is positive and multiple, difference over uniformity, flows over unities, mobile arrangements over systems. Believe that what is productive is not sedentary but nomadic.” ~ Michel Foucault
  38. “Dancing is an excellent amusement for young people, especially for those of sedentary occupations. Its excellence consists in exciting a cheerfulness of the mind, highly essential to health; in bracing the muscles of the body, and in producing copious perspiration…..The body must perspire, or must be out of order.” ~ Noah Webster
  39. “Men should not labor foolishly like brutes, but the brain and the body should always, or as much as possible, work and rest together, and then the work will be of such a kind that when the body is hungry the brain will be hungry also, and the same food will suffice for both; otherwise the food which repairs the waste energy of the overwrought body will oppress the sedentary brain, and the degenerate scholar will come to esteem all food vulgar, and all getting a living drudgery.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  40. “All prejudices may be traced back to the intestines. A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Ghost.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  41. “If your doctor has warned you to avoid excitement, do not turn to exploring your past lives as a soothing and sedentary occupation.” ~ Herbie Brennan
  42. “Wine is the most noble and beneficial of alcoholic drinks. Wine is for the sedentary whose work is thinking. Natural wines have been used without drunkenness by the millions of human beings for ages. They supply with iron, tannin and vitamins.” ~ Arthur Brisbane
  43. “Methinks some creeds in vestries and churches do forget the hunter wrapped in furs by the Great Slave Lake, and that the Esquimauxsledges are drawn by dogs, and in the twilight of the northern night the hunter does not give over to follow the seal and walrus on the ice. They are of sick and diseased imaginations who would toll the world’s knell so soon. Cannot these sedentary sects do better than prepare the shrouds and write the epitaphs of those other busy living men? The practical faith of all men belies the preacher’s consolation.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  44. “Modern life cannot be constructed on . . . physically strenuous principles. A great deal of work is sedentary, and most manual work exercises only a few specialized muscles.” ~ Bertrand Russell

  45. “IMPORTANT Book reading is a solitary and sedentary pursuit, and those who do are cautioned that a book should be used as an integral part of a well-rounded life, including a daily regimen of rigorous physical exercise, rewarding personal relationships, and sensible low-fat diet. A book should not be used a as a substitute or an excuse.” ~ Garrison Keillor
  46. “I don’t really think that writers, even great writers, are prophets, or sages, or Messiah-like figures; writing is a lonely, sedentary occupation and a touch of megalomania can be comforting around five on a November afternoon when you haven’t seen anybody all day.” ~ Angela Carter
  47. “… with men it’s rush, rush, rush, every minute. I’m glad I’m a sedentary spider.” “What does sedentary mean?” asked Wilbur. “Means I sit still a good part of the time and don’t go wandering all over creation. I know a good thing when I see it, and my web is a good thing. I stay put and wait for what comes. Gives me a chance to think.” ~ E. B. White
  48. “Sedentary culture is the goal of civilization. It means the end of its lifespan and brings about its corruption.” ~ Ibn Khaldun

  49. “As a general rule of biology, migratory species are less ‘aggressive’ than sedentary ones. There is one obvious reason why this should be so. The migration itself, like the pilgrimage, is the hard journey: a ‘leveller’ on which the ‘fit’ survive and stragglers fall by the wayside. The journey thus pre-empts the need for hierarchies and shows of dominance. The ‘dictators’ of the animal kingdom are those who live in an ambience of plenty. The anarchists, as always, are the ‘gentlemen of the road’.” ~ Bruce Chatwin
  50. “If a brain is exercised properly, anyone can grow intelligence, at any age, and potentially by a lot. Or you can just let your brain idle – and watch it slowly, inexorably, go to seed like a sedentary body.” ~ Michael Merzenich
  51. “It is comforting that travel should have an architecture, and that it is possible to contribute a few stones to it, although the traveller is less like one who constructs landscapes — for that is a sedentary task — than like one who destroys them. . . . But even destruction is a form of architecture, a deconstruction that follows certain rules and calculations, an art of disassembling and reassembling, or of creating another and different order.” ~ Claudio Magris
  52. “I was a peaceful sedentary man, a lover of a quiet life, with no appetite for perils and commotions. But I was beginning to realise that I was very obstinate.” ~ John Buchan

  53. “I’m naturally athletic. I’ve been involved in sports since I could walk. So, for me to be sedentary is just unacceptable. Not only is it great for your physical body, but it gives me more energy during the day if I’ve worked out. I feel better. I look better.” ~ Eva Longoria
  54. “I cant live without activity; I cant be sedentary.” ~ Ferran Adria
  55. “Agriculture probably required a far greater discipline than did any form of food collecting. Seeds had to be planted at certain seasons, some protection had to be given to the growing plants and animals, harvests had to be reaped, stored and divided. Thus, we might argue that it was neither leisure time nor a sedentary existence but the more rigorous demands associated with an agricultural way of life that led to great cultural changes.” ~ Charles Heiser

Comment Your Favorite Sedentary Quotes Below!

OM Team

We love to write about our experiences to motivate and inspire the lives of people we touch. We believe when you succeed we succeed with you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.