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50 Soothing Breathe Quotes to Help You Relax

Need to take a breather? The breathe quotes we have compiled below will give you dozens of reasons to take a step back, relax, and breathe.

When’s the last time you focused on your breathing? 

In our hectic society, we rarely find the time to give our breathing the attention it deserves. Deep breathing, for example, can help us through many different ailments experienced in our day-to-day life. The benefits of deep breathing include reducing stress, decreasing blood pressure, and reducing tension.

Soothing Breathe Quotes to Help You Relax

Below are wise words from popular celebrities, prominent authors, and successful businessmen and women about the importance of focusing on your breathing.

Inspirational breathe quotes

1. “Do not be afraid that joy will make the pain worse; it is needed like the air we breathe.” – Goran Persson

2. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

3. “Breathe and don’t try to be perfect.” – Nicole Kidman

4. “While we breathe, we will hope.” – Barack Obama

5. “If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance.” – Andrea Boydston

6. “Take every breath as an event.” – Arzum Uzun

7. “Breathe. It’s only a bad day, not a bad life.” – Ashley Purdy 

8. “He lives most life whoever breathes most air.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

9. “Happiness breathes when you do.” – Terri Guillemets

10. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Breathe quotes to soothe your mind

11. “The moment you breathe your first breath, you won.” – J.R. Rim

12. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

13. “When people ask me what the most important thing is in life, I answer: ‘Just breathe.’” – Yoko Ono

14. “I learned that when life pulls you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again.” – Sheryl Sandberg

15. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” – Eric D. Thomas

16. “Remember to breathe. It is, after all, the secret of life.” – Gregory Maguire

17. “When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” – Unknown

18. “Breath is the finest gift of nature. Be grateful for this wonderful gift.” – Amit Ray

19. “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

20. “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

21. “Breathing, according to me, corresponds to taking charge of one’s own life.” – Luce Irigaray

Breathe quotes to elevate your perspective

22. “And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.” – Black Elk

23. “Keep breathing. Just keep doing it. It’s easy. In and out.” – Jenny Downham

24. “As long as I breathe, I attack.” – Bernard Hinault

25. “As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings.” – Dalai Lama

26. “Conscious breathing is the best antidote to stress, anxiety, and depression.” – Amit Ray

27. “What excites me is just taking some time to breathe in life. The mundane is very exciting.” – Viola Davis

28. “The more we talk about our troubles and our fears, the more life we breathe into them.” – Evinda Lepins

29. “If you can’t breathe, you can’t do nothing.” – JaVale McGee

30. “Every breath is a resurrection.” – Gregory Orr

31. “Bliss begins with the breath. We breathe in and accept all that is new. We breathe out, and release all that has passed.” – Sara Wiseman

32. “Revenge is a caustic thing. I say, Breathe in, breathe deeply, let it go.” – Jason Statham

Breathe quotes about relaxing

33. “I love being in the woods when I can just walk barefoot in the grass and just sit down and breathe. I love that so much.” – Jessie Reyez

34. “My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air.” – Vera Wang

35. “I take a few moments in the morning just to breathe while I drink my morning coffee or right before I get out of bed.” – Ayesha Curry

36. “I meditate. I breathe out what I can’t control and focus on the positives.” – Deepika Padukone

37. “In a meadow full of flowers, you cannot walk through and breathe those smells and see all those colors and remain angry. We have to support the beauty, the poetry, of life.” – Jonas Mekas

38. “I schedule ‘me’ time because, just like everyone else, I need to unwind. I try to remember to take it easy and breathe.” – Mandy Ingber

Breathe quotes about society

39. “Technology has become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe, so we are no longer conscious of its presence.” – Godfrey Reggio

40. “Culture is the air we breathe all around us.” – Josh Rox

41. “For science must breathe the oxygen of freedom.” – John Polanyi

42. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” – Emma Lazarus

43. “The air we breathe is still free, but for how much time. I believe someone is busy patenting it to start selling it for profit.” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

44. “The American people have a right to know the air they breathe is safe.” – Sheldon Whitehouse

45. “Innovation can only occur where you can breathe free.” – Joe Biden

46. “Just the fact that you get to live and breathe and interact with the world – that’s pretty marvelous.” – Junot Diaz

47. “Being from a small town, no one else was going to breathe life into my ideas other than me, so I had to go out there and do it.” – Matt Bellamy

48. “In an underdeveloped country don’t drink the water. In a developed country don’t breathe the air.” – Jonathan Raban

49. “Gratitude is not a limited resource, nor is it costly. It is abundant as air. We breathe it in but forget to exhale.” – Marshall Goldsmith

50. “This air we breathe is precious, and the glaciers helped me understand that and stay focused on that.” – James Balog

Which of these breathe quotes inspired you to meditation a part of your life? 

The benefits of meditation are stated time and time again by scientists and dedicated meditators alike. Many meditative practices focus on deep breathing. If you have an extra five minutes to spare during your day, use it to practice a simple deep breathing exercise.

Take a deep breath in, slowly. Pause for a second. Then, slowly let it out. Try silently counting to four during each inhale and exhale to become more aware of your breathing. Today, take the time that you need to focus on your breathing and relax.

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