Motion Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old motion quotes, motion sayings, and motion proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.     

Isaac Newton

Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating.     

William Hazlitt

When a person expends the least amount of motion on one action, that is grace     

Anton Chekov

Never confuse motion with action.     

Benjamin Franklin

Gravity may put the planets into motion, but without the divine Power, it could never put them into such a circulating motion as they have about the Sun; and therefore, for this as well as other reasons, I am compelled to ascribe the frame of this System to an intelligent Agent.     

Isaac Newton

Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.     

Blais Pascal

Rest and motion, unrelieved and unchecked, are equally destructive     

Benjamin Cardozo

What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy     

Leonard Sweet

A body in motion can maintain this motion only if it remains in contact with a mover.     

Aristotle

I guess I’m fascinated with motion because I find that whenever anything is moving, I have some feeling about it. It doesn’t matter what kind of motion it is. A motion will always evoke some kind of reaction.     

Arthur Ganson

Time is a perpetual motion, without a single moment of rest.     

Leo Tolstoy

Everyone who's serious about what they're doing must be in constant motion forward.      

Ed O'Brien

A lot of things look cooler in slow motion. Eating isn't one of them.      

Demetri Martin

Thank you... motion sensor hand towel machine. You never work, so I just end up looking like I'm waving hello to a wall robot.     

Jimmy Fallon

I've always felt music is the only way to give an instantaneous moment the feel of slow motion. To romanticise it and glorify it and give it a soundtrack and a rhythm.     

Taylor Swift

Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion     

Leigh Hunt

Worry is like a rocking chair; it keeps you in motion but gets you nowhere     

Ashwin Sanghi

Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.     

Samuel Johnson

Poetry in motion walking by my side, her lovely locomotion keeps my eyes open wide     

Johnny Tillotson

The drive for happiness is vital; it's what keeps us in motion     

Richard Gere

A moving body whose motion was not retarded by any resisting force would continue to move to all eternity.     

Hermann von Helmholtz

Persistence is nothing more than staying in motion.     

Ken Evoy

Writing is thinking in slow motion.      

Walter Kauffman