65 Inspirational Wim Hof Quotes from The Iceman

Wim Hof also known as “The Iceman” is a Dutch athlete known for enduring cold temperatures.

He has set records for swimming under ice and running barefoot in snow.

Hof claims his method which includes cold exposure breathing techniques and meditation is behind his feats.

Wim Hof Quotes

However scientific studies have produced mixed results.

Hof’s personal life includes a tragedy where his first wife took her own life in 1995.

His experience with cold started when he was 17 and the first major scientific study on his method was in 2011.

Listed below are the motivational quotes by Wim Hof.

Best Wim Hof Quotes


I want people to find their inner depth. ~ Wim Hof.


I am a man on a mission. ~ Wim Hof.


If you can learn how to use your mind, anything is possible. ~ Wim Hof.

We are the alchemists of our own bodies. ~ Wim Hof.

Power is within us all. Anything can be overcome by going within. ~ Wim Hof.


Nature is my teacher. ~ Wim Hof.

I completed five half marathons in 2002. ~ Wim Hof.

Fear is a great signal. It’s like a pain signal. Hey, look at me, look at me. Get your focus right over here, at the pain. ~ Wim Hof.

When there is no oxygen the muscles become acidic and we can’t perform any more. ~ Wim Hof.

I fear not living fully. ~ Wim Hof.

Top Wim Hof Quotes


There is so much more to life than meets the eye if you choose to seek it. The seeker becomes the finder, the finder of so much more than we thought was possible. ~ Wim Hof.

Sometimes you don’t know why but you feel attracted to do something. ~ Wim Hof.

But, there is still every reason for healthy people to take cold showers, or swim outside in cold water. It gives you the feeling that you are alive. ~ Wim Hof.

Everybody has mind power, I have learned to direct it toward my body and thus influence the cold and heating-system of my metabolism. ~ Wim Hof.

It’s a great honor to have the nickname of Iceman, it makes me feel very proud of my achievements. ~ Wim Hof.


I feel like I can control my own body as if I have a thermostat that I can adjust when I need to. ~ Wim Hof.

Your fitness is 100% mental! Your body won’t go where your mind doesn’t push it! ~ Wim Hof.

Make it simple for yourself by calming your mind from anger, understanding what makes you sad, and replicating the experiences that make you happy. If you want strength and success, just do it! ~ Wim Hof.

Anybody is able to doubt me. I say, ‘Come with your criticism to polish the diamond of the truth.’ People need to wake up to their own power. Everybody has this nature. ~ Wim Hof.

Inspirational Wim Hof Quotes

I had to find the interconnection of my brain together with my physiology. ~ Wim Hof.


Nature is so merciless – but so righteous. ~ Wim Hof.

Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis, depression – all of those diseases are a result of our neglected biochemistry. We need to be stimulated to help fight disease. Cold is a great stimulator. ~ Wim Hof.

We have accessory respiratory muscles in our necks that help us breathe faster for short periods. ~ Wim Hof.

For me, God is cold. ~ Wim Hof.

It is moments like this that one needs to face his fears. The best way to have such a moment is to gradually confront the fear and approach it in a way that is both exciting and inspiring. You have to be decisive and physically prepared to do your best. After that, little by little, you will see progress. ~ Wim Hof.


I want to stop war, and I want to stop disease. ~ Wim Hof.

We are built to be happy, strong and healthy. I fear not to live. We have everything to live up to our dreams. You have everything to achieve that, and in a very short period of time you can get all the tools to manifest who you want to be. ~ Wim Hof.

The more often you take cold showers and the more accustomed you get to that initial shock, the more you begin to crave the sensation. ~ Wim Hof.

Breathing and using cold, through cold showers and experiences, provides a boost of performance compared to anything that would be possible if the person had not done that. ~ Wim Hof.


Men need to laugh more. ~ Wim Hof.

As one can solve Maths by concentrating do I focus on certain places in my body and generate heat because of it. ~ Wim Hof.

I never had a teacher, and I never had lessons, other than hard Nature itself. ~ Wim Hof.

At those moments when I encounter a challenge, I become extremely aware of the deeper layers of my soul. ~ Wim Hof.


The whole medical industry wants us sick. ~ Wim Hof.

We are estranged from our own deeper physiology because we are no longer in contact with nature. Instead, we are controlling nature with air pollution, heating, technology. But you have to know you have a depth within yourself which needs to be stimulated. If it doesn’t get stimulated it becomes weaker, like a muscle that’s not being used any more. ~ Wim Hof.

We as a species have unlimited power of our mind. We can make anything happen. ~ Wim Hof.

As a doctor, he knew that there is no physiological reason for all men and women over the age of 40 to become overweight. ~ Wim Hof.


Unless you are willing to experience new things, you will never realize your full potential. ~ Wim Hof.

With work and life, your true depth can become an alien thing to you. Your gut feelings, your instincts become buried. ~ Wim Hof.

Over time, we as humans have developed a different attitude towards nature and we’ve forgotten about our inner power. ~ Wim Hof.

Inspiring Wim Hof Quotes

I don’t bother with gyms, I just workout where I happen to be whether it’s in the garden or at home. ~ Wim Hof.

I found by deeper breathing, going into the cold, thinking about it, dealing with it; getting the conviction that my ability to breathe deeper is making connections with my body. ~ Wim Hof.


Cold is merciless. It shows you where you are. What you are. ~ Wim Hof.

In the cold I center myself and my breathing to transfer all my heat into the center of my body. ~ Wim Hof.

I’ve come to understand that if you want to learn something badly enough, you’ll find a way to make it happen. Having the will to search and succeed is very important. ~ Wim Hof.

Breathing exercises produce brain waves. ~ Wim Hof.

When I am performing ice immersion, actually I do not think very much. It is all before. ~ Wim Hof.


Broaden your horizon. Tune your mind to endless possibilities. ~ Wim Hof.

I want to show everyone in this world that the soul is the source of our happiness, strength and health. Love actually comes from the soul, from the light. ~ Wim Hof.

Famous Wim Hof Quotes

I’m able to control the body through just the power of the mind. ~ Wim Hof.

Don’t try to shape the situation; shape yourself. ~ Wim Hof.

We have become alienated from nature. But the cold is capable of bringing us back to what we once had lost. ~ Wim Hof.

Cold water is merciless, but righteous. ~ Wim Hof.


I’m not afraid to die. But I’m afraid to not live. ~ Wim Hof.

I love working out to Michael Jackson. ~ Wim Hof.

Motivational Wim Hof Quotes

I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid not to have lived. ~ Wim Hof.


Love is my mission. ~ Wim Hof.

I’ve done about anything I can fantasize about in the cold. ~ Wim Hof.

Your brain has the power to modify your pain perception. ~ Wim Hof.

That’s what nature meant us to do, breathe deep when we are stressed. ~ Wim Hof.


I know my body. I know my mind. I know what I can do. ~ Wim Hof.

Yes, my teacher is the cold. ~ Wim Hof.

I think of the cold as a noble force. ~ Wim Hof.

Deep breathing changes the chemistry of the body by bringing oxygen into the tissue. ~ Wim Hof.

The cortex is the enemy. ~ Wim Hof.

So these were the 65 top Wim Hof quotes about cold, breathing, living and strength.

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