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Quotations about Skipping

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I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. I never water my garden without soaking myself. ~Leo F. Buscaglia, Bus 9 to Paradise

I think skipping could be the answer to many of our adult health problems. ~Jeanne, courtesy of

It's only a matter of inches, but skipping gets us just that much closer to heaven. ~Terri Guillemets

If you've lost your enthusiasm, there's no better place to find it than on a skipping excursion. And, you may just find your lost youth as well! ~Terri Guillemets

Be a rebel against gravity:  Skip! ~Terri Guillemets

People ask why I skip and I give the incomparable reason of "why not?" ~Author unknown, courtesy of

I skip to the heartbeat of my angel. ~Terri Guillemets

Time sure flies when you skip an hour. ~Terri Guillemets

Learning to skip has brought control into her life. Whenever she feels at all sad she switches into this wholly happy gait, sliding, hopping, and sliding again; when doing this, it seems as though her head separates from her body, making her feel dizzy and emptied out of bad thoughts. Does anyone else in the world know this trick, she wonders. Probably not, though her mother sometimes waves at her from the window, waves and smiles. ~Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries

Skipping is jumping for joy, step after step. ~Terri Guillemets

I don't think it's possible to skip with a frown on your face.... I'd like to see the world's governing and terrorist leaders on a skipping tour through the Middle East and across the subcontinent and China to Korea. ~Sue Irwin, courtesy of

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Just like yoga, skipping provides exercise for the body, mind, and spirit. ~"Skipper" Kim Corbin, founder of

Skipping is a form of flying. ~Terri Guillemets

With all its ups and downs, skipping is just one more metaphor for life. ~Terri Guillemets

Skipping isn't for everyone. Getting out of our comfort zones for a momentary skipping escape takes guts. It is much more difficult than many realize. Our ego likes to feel in control and is afraid of what others will think.... When we can learn to simply observe our ego's fear and then choose to skip on despite it, we develop the spiritual strength necessary for inner peace. ~Kim Corbin, founder of

Skipping is oxygen for the soul. ~Terri Guillemets

Skipping by the flowers,
Skipping around for hours,
Skipping in rain showers —
Skipping has magical powers!
~Terri Guillemets

There's another powerful benefit of skipping which is that it adds joy and positive energy to the world. Seeing adults consumed by the joy of skipping sends a compelling message about the power of the spirit over fear. When you learn to turn off your logical mind and get lost in the spirit of skipping, it's like exercising a muscle that will help you deal with other fears. As external events become increasingly intense, that kind of inner strength will be more important than ever. ~Kim Corbin, founder of

If I had time for only two exercises, I would choose yoga and skipping. ~Terri Guillemets

There was a boyishness about Mr. Clemens sometimes that found different modes of expression. Once, when the long corridor of the second floor of the hotel presented a temptingly empty avenue, he hopped, skipped, and ran, and then gave a delicious suggestion of a cake-walk. As soon as a door opened, however, he stopped and assumed a supernaturally grave aspect. ~Elizabeth Wallace, Mark Twain and the Happy Island

Out came the children running.
All the little boys and girls,
With rosy cheeks and flaxen curls,
And sparkling eyes and teeth like pearls,
Tripping and skipping, ran merrily after
The wonderful music with shouting and laughter.
~Robert Browning, "The Pied Piper of Hamelin"

Skipping is one of nature's best antidepressants. ~Terri Guillemets

If you're enjoying your depression, then for goodness' sake do not go skipping! ~Terri Guillemets

SKIPPING! The hippity hoppity gait that came naturally to us as children, but that the majority of adults haven't done since they were ten... SKIPPING! Like Dorothy and gang did arm in arm down the yellow brick road... SKIPPING! As in expressing joy by leaping happily down the street without a care in the world. ~Kim Corbin, founder of

Adults aren't generally struck with the urge to skip because their worries and burdens weigh them down and they forget that they can take themselves lightly. ~Terri Guillemets

I skip for that all-over body tickle. ~John Olesen

I have loved skipping since I was a little girl and I have never been able to restrain myself when an open stretch of sidewalk or path beckons me. ~Marelu Marson, courtesy of

Those moments before a poem comes, when the heightened awareness comes over you, and you realize a poem is buried there somewhere, you prepare yourself. I run around, you know, kind of skipping around the house. It's as though I could fly, almost, and I get very tense before I've told the truth — hard. Then I sit down at the desk and get going with it. ~Anne Sexton

The two best things about skipping:
1) It's free.
2) It frees you.
~Terri Guillemets

Skipping exercises your happiness muscles. ~Terri Guillemets

Skipping is great exercise! It burns twice as many calories as walking. It has less impact on your joints than running. And it is joy-based, unlike running which generates from our fight or flight reflex. ~Kim Corbin, founder of

Skipping is the walk of joy. ~Terri Guillemets

Skipping turns —
moping into hoping,
pity into giddy,
sad into glad,
lazy into crazy,
old into bold,
tired into wired!
~Terri Guillemets

Skipping is the closest we may ever get to flying like the angels. ~Terri Guillemets

And I'll skip to Heaven on my own two feet. ~Terri Guillemets

I like to skip because I can't help but smile when I'm skipping (either I'm too uncoordinated to frown and skip at the same time or else it's a physical impossibility)! ~Nancy, courtesy of

Sometimes I do a little mental skipping, just to shake things up in my mind. ~Terri Guillemets

[I]nspiration abounds when I skip and I do feel like a kid again. It frees the cobwebs, stimulates the soul, and enlightens the spirit. ~Nancy, courtesy of

I'm addicted to this exercise — I never skip a day! ~Terri Guillemets

We used to fly past shoppers in the town centre and especially in the winter, wrapped up in our duffle coats, woolen hats and scarves we used to get so warm that there would soon be coats unbuttoned, scarves trailing behind and rosy cheeks by the time we got to school. ~Karen Elkins, courtesy of

While the rhythm of running emphasizes a downward motion, the upward motion of skipping defies gravity and elevates my mood in the process. ~Susan Reineck, courtesy of

Skipping arm in arm is double the joy! ~Terri Guillemets

When I skip, I have no worries. ~Carolyn Tyler, courtesy of

D'ya ever go for a midnight skip
Or an after-dark skinny dip?
Exercise your inner child at night,
It's twice as fun than in daylight.
~Terri Guillemets

Skipping chases away the blues, and happiness will come chasing after you. ~Terri Guillemets

Skipping turns your legs into built-in pogo sticks. ~Terri Guillemets

[Skipping] makes me a kid again — not just feel like a kid — a KID again. ~John-Hans Melcher, courtesy of

Skipping subtracts years from your heart, adds joy to your life, multiplies your happiness, and divides your stress. It's a prime exercise, and I count it among one of my greatest blessings. ~Terri Guillemets

Too many of us have a skipping spirit but a sit-still body. ~Terri Guillemets

[Skipping] takes me back to less complicated times, without leaving the present! ~Hope Trachtenberg-Fifer, courtesy of

If you are happy, go skipping. If you are sad, go skipping! ~Terri Guillemets

Jump for joy,
Come skip with me.
Don't be coy,
Let's merry be!
~Terri Guillemets

The first time she halted by my side for a moment I whispered to her to calm her gushing spirits; not to meddle with her dress; and for public opinion's sake not to step so high. I said she could get over just as much ground at a more moderate gait; and besides the noble Grand Duke her father might happen along at any moment. I might as well have talked to the wind. She only laughed that characteristic laugh of hers, that slivery laugh that I could recognize anywhere, if I was to leeward, and then bending a little, she seized up the sides of her apparel with both hands, began to jerk it in a violent and disorderly manner this way and that, threw her magnificent head back and skipped furiously away on an Irish jig step, all excitement, wild hilarity, distracted costume, frenzied motion! a spectacle to sear the eyeballs and astonish the soul of a hermit! ~Mark Twain (unconfirmed) or possibly Donn Piatt, c.1870s  [Further reading: — Thanks, Barbara Schmidt!]

The pursuit of happiness: skipping is one of your best chances of catching it. ~Terri Guillemets

Skipping is inner joy meets outer joy. ~Terri Guillemets

If I were a doctor, skipping might just be my number one prescription. ~Terri Guillemets

If movement was a language, skipping would be the natural word for "bliss." ~Theresa "Heartdancer" Carey, courtesy of

Jogging is for those who don't have the guts to skip. ~Terri Guillemets

Skipping gives the adult a well-deserved break and lets the inner child be in charge for a while. ~Terri Guillemets

Skipping is just a dancing walk, or if you prefer, a walking dance. ~Terri Guillemets

The feeling was elation.... I skip really big and fast. And the amazing thing is, it really cracks me up! I laugh out loud because it is so much fun! And I love to hold my arms out and flap them like a bird.... When I get to the bottom of the trail, I am drenched in sweat and riding high on endorphins from exercise plus laughter. ~Gail, courtesy of

Skipping: the ultimate display of nonconformity. ~Terri Guillemets

Restore your sanity — go skipping like crazy! ~Terri Guillemets

Why march to the beat of your own drummer when you can skip? ~Dave May, courtesy of

When you take flight by skipping, your baggage gets left behind — there's no room to carry on worries. ~Terri Guillemets

Angels skip, fairies skip, children skip — why can't you and I skip?! ~Terri Guillemets

When most people see an adult skipping they assume it must be on the way either to or from the asylum. ~Terri Guillemets

Many thanks to Kim Corbin of for sharing
some of these wonderful quotes! Skipper Kim is an
enthusiastic advocate for the body, mind, and spirit benefits
of adult skipping. It breaks her heart that the majority of
people in "the land of the free and the home of the brave"
can't let go of worrying about what others might think of
them enough to skip joyfully down the street. "Skip on!"

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