quote by Joseph Pilates

A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.

— Joseph Pilates

Most Powerful Calisthenics quotations

Worry is evidence of an ill-controlled brain; it is merely a stupid waste of time in unpleasantness.

Worry is evidence of an ill-controlled brain;

it is merely a stupid waste of time in unpleasantness. If men and women practiced mental calisthenics as they do physical calisthenics, they would purge their brains of this foolishness.

I work out at home. I don't have a gym, but I use light weights. I do calisthenics, which is basically using your own body weight, like you do in yoga, to strengthen your core. I also do a bit of cardio.

I think psychedelics are sort of like doing calisthenics in preparation for the marathon at the end of time.

Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

The world is MADE up of language. We can SAY that the world is composed of little demons doing calisthenics, each one the size of a pissant's eyebrow.... Or we can SAY the world is made of tiny wave mechanical packets of matter hurling through space at near the speed of light.... But notice that what we get each time are WORDS.

When at length we tire of putting people down, this self-inflicted fatigue can give way to the invigorating calisthenics of lifting people up.

There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit.

Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

I don't want to be classed as a humorist.

It makes me feel guilty. I've never read a good tough quotable female humorist, and I never was one myself. I couldn't do it. A "smartcracker" they called me, and that makes me sick and unhappy. There's a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

I'm the guy doing calisthenics. I'm doing jumping jacks and deep knee bends. I work out like a British person.

The first time you went to the gym, to be trained and worked out, there'd be about four or five wrestlers, they'd take you to heavy calisthenics and then they beat the tar out of you... after you got tired. If you came back the next day they'd do the same thing. After about four days of you surviving this punishment, then maybe they might show you how to wrestle. That was to teach respect.

Communism requires of its adherents that they arise early and participate in a strenuous round of calisthenics. To someone who wishes that cigarettes came already lit the thought of such exertion at an hour when decent people are just nodding off is thoroughly abhorrent.

I get my exercise being a pallbearer for those of my friends who believed in regular running and calisthenics.

When I can, I do 25 minutes of calisthenics every day.