Breathing is the process of taking air into the lungs and expelling it back out into the world.

As a Respiratory Therapist, you deal with breathing each and every day. In fact, that’s essentially your number one goal on the job — to make sure to that your patients are breathing. It’s important to understand what it means to breathe and to really have a deep understanding of the word.

To do that, let’s take a look at some of the absolute best quotes about breathing. Are you ready? Let’s dive in!

Best Quotes About Breathing:

1. Breathing is the greatest pleasure in life. – Giovanni Papini

2. Just breathe. – Author Unknown

3. Breathe deeply, until sweet air extinguishes the burn of fear in your lungs and every breath is a beautiful refusal to become anything less than infinite. – D. Antoinette Foy

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

5. Inhale the future, exhale the past. – Author Unknown

6. The trick to life is to just keep breathing. – Johnny Lung

7. Learn how to exhale, the inhale will take care of itself. – Carla Melucci Ardito

8. When the breath is unsteady, all is unsteady; when the breath is still; all is still. Control the breath carefully. Inhalation gives strength and a controlled body; retention gives steadiness of mind and longevity; exhalation purifies body and spirit. – Goraksasathakam

9. The wisest one-word sentence? Breathe. – Terri Guillemets

10. Only those who know how to breathe will survive. – Pundit Acharya

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

12. Pause, breathe. Repair the universe, then proceed. – Author Unknown

13. Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body. – Thich Nhat Hanh

14. Without full awareness of breathing, there can be no development of meditative stability and understanding. – Thich Nhat Hanh

15. Breathe, it’s just a bad day, not a bad life. – Author Unknown

16. Inhale, then exhale. That’s how you’ll get through it. – Author Unknown

17. Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again. – L. Frank Baum

18. Just breathing can be such a luxury at times. – Author unknown

19. The ability to breathe is a gift. Wake up grateful each day for that gift. – Johnny Lung

20. For breath is life, so if you breathe well you will live long on earth. – Sanskrit Proverb

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21. Conscious breathing heightens awareness and deepens relaxation. – Dan Brule

22. Smile, breathe, take it slow, and live a happy life. – Johnny Lung

23. Your breath is your anchor. – Author Unknown

24. Breath is the link between mind and body. – Dan Brule

25. What can we do but keep on breathing in and out, modest and willing, and in our places? – Mary Oliver

26. Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. – Author Unknown

27. Deep breathing brings deep thinking and shallow breathing brings shallow thinking. – Elsie Lincoln Benedict

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

29. You’re alive and breathing. That’s a fine reason to celebrate. – Johnny Lung

30. Life is pretty easy. Breathe in and breathe out, then repeat. – Author Unknown

31. It can still be a good day if the only thing you did was breathe. – Johnny Lung

32. If I had to choose between loving you and breathing, I would use my last breath to say I love you. – Author Unknown

33. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. – Thich Nhat Hanh

34. I wake up every day and think, “I’m breathing! It’s a good day.” – Eve Ensler

35. Breathing well means breathing more slowly and deeply. Relax, feel your breathing, and breathe comfortably. Once aware, it naturally becomes deeper and slower. – Ilchi Lee

36. 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

37. Breathing control gives man strength, vitality, inspiration, and magic powers. – Zhuangzi.

38. A healthy mind has an easy breath. – Author Unknown

39. Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is the only moment. – Thich Nhat Hanh

40. Whenever you’re feeling down — just breathe. Everything will work its way out in the end. – Johnny Lung

41. Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. – Thích Nhất Hạnh

42. When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world. – BKS Inyengar

43. Listen. Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life? – Mary Oliver

44. Loving you is like breathing. How can I stop? – Author Unknown

45. Whatever is going to happen in life will happen. Just be thankful to be alive — to be breathing. – Johnny Lung

46. I love to breathe. Oxygen is sexy! – Kris Carr

47. It’s funny, but you never really think much about breathing. Until it’s all you ever think about. – Tim Winton

48. Each time I see you I stop breathing for a second. – Author Unknown

49. Focusing on the act of breathing clears the mind of all daily distractions and clears our energy enabling us to better connect with the Spirit within. – Author Unknown

50. 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

51. Take a deep breath. Let the rest come easy. – Author Unknown

52. Breathing is not the same as being alive. A great number of people breathe but never live. – Author Unknown

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53. Angels are all around us, all the time, in the very air we breathe. – Elias Freeman

54. Words are the bones. Writing is the lungs. Reading is like breathing. – T.L. Crain

55. Remember, as long as you are breathing it’s never too late to start a new beginning. – Author Unknown

56. You’ll never really see how toxic someone is until you breathe fresher air. – Author Unknown

57. 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

58. Breathe in the good shit. Breathe out the bullshit. – Author Unknown

59. Breathing affects your respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, muscular, and psychic systems, and also has a general effect on your sleep, memory, ability to concentrate, and your energy levels. – Donna Farhi

60. Breathing dreams like air. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

61. Spiritual Breathing teaches us that we are all connected in love. – Dan Brule

62. We too should make ourselves empty, that the great soul of the universe may fill us with its breath. – Laurence Binyon

63. If you’re still breathing, you have the power to take control of your life — to take control of the world. – Johnny Lung

64. Regulate the breathing, and thereby control the mind. – B.K.S. Iyengar

65. Improper breathing is a common cause of ill health. – Dr. Andrew Weil

66. Just because you can’t see the air doesn’t mean you stop breathing, and just because you can’t see God doesn’t mean you stop believing. – Author Unknown

67. He lives most life whoever breathes most air. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

68. As you waste your breath complaining about life, someone out there is breathing their last. Appreciate what you have. – Author Unknown

69. Breath is life. We should pay as much attention to it as any other aspect of beingness. – Swami Nostradamus Virato

70. 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

71. Money is like oxygen. If you don’t exhale, you’re not breathing. – Marci Geller

72. The nose is for breathing, the mouth is for eating. – Proverb

73. If you’re still breathing, you’re still in the race. – Author Unknown

74. Breathe like you mean it. – Johnny Lung

75. Take a deep breath and enjoy your life. – Author Unknown

76. Every breath you take proves just how blessed you really are. – Johnny Lung

77. Let the air become you, and then leave you. Forgive each breath because although it abandons you, every single time, it is also brings you life. A man who cannot forgive the air has no chance of living. – Edmond Manning

78. Breathe easy. – Author Unknown

79. Change your breathing, change your life. – Author Unknown

80. Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live. – Author Unknown

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81. 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

82. Breathe. Step back. Think, then react. – Author Unknown

83. Breathe. Believe. Receive. – Author Unknown

84. Breathe in inspiration and trust yourself that the answer is yes you can. – Author Unknown

85. Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. – Swedish Proverb

86. Deep breaths are like little love notes to your body. – Author Unknown

87. The secret to longevity is to keep breathing. – Sophie Tucker

88. The oracle of breath unfolds its secrets to those who know the keys. The elements in breath are known as fire, water, earth, air and ether. – Unknown

89. When you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, that’s when you will be successful. – Author Unknown

90. Breathe it all in. Love it all out. – Author Unknown

91. Breath is Spirit. The act of breathing is Living. – Author Unknown

92. All chronic pain, suffering, and diseases are caused by a lack of oxygen at the cell level. – Dr. Arthur C. Guyton

93. Breathe happily. – Author Unknown

94. Happiness breathes when you do. – Terri Guillemets

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95. Take a deep breath. Let out all the stress. You deserve to be okay. – Author Unknown

96. When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace. – Author Unknown

97. For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth. – Sanskrit Proverb

98. Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath. Smile, and start again. – Author Unknown

99. Each breath is like a little rebirth, a renaissance that can only be celebrated if we recognize that it’s happening. – Cristen Rodgers

Final Thoughts

So there you have it. Ninety-nine of the absolute best quotes about breathing. Which one is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you!

Also, be sure to watch the video about the best breathing quotes as well. You can either scroll back to the top or click here to be redirected to YouTube.

Thank you so much for reading and as always, breathe easy my friend.